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Lafuente, Esteban

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Associate Professor (Professor Agregat)

EPSEB
Edifici P, Campus Sud
Despatx 209, planta 2a
Av. Doctor Marañón 44-50
08028 Barcelona

Telèfon:
93 405 44 76
Email: esteban.lafuente@[upc.edu]


Producció cientifica (futur.upc.edu)

 

Curriculum Vitae

Esteban Lafuente: Short Bio

Esteban Lafuente is Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC Barcelona Tech). I completed my PhD. in Business Economics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2010.

I served as Senior Researcher in the Catalan entrepreneurship observatory, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM-Catalunya) between 2009 and 2013. During this period I co-organized, with my friend Yancy Vaillant, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Research Conference on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Barcelona (June 2013).

My research work is mostly devoted to the economic analysis of organizations, with special emphasis on models of managerial economics and topics in applied econometrics. Additionally, I am interested in the problems and possibilities of entrepreneurial activities and business creation, and their economic benefits from a territorial perspective. My research has been published in a variety of journals, including among others the British Journal of Management, Journal of Technology Transfer, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Journal of Business Research, Safety Science, Regional Studies, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development and Sociologia Ruralis.

I recently published, jointly with my friend and colleague Ferran Vendrell (University of Birmingham), a book on Entrepreneurship (2014: Emprender en la era digital: Tres casos de emprendedores con teoría integrada) where we seek to demystify and enhance our understanding on the entrepreneurial phenomenon and the challenges that entrepreneurs are faced with through three in-depth case studies. Finally, I received the Best Paper Award of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management in 2009 (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

 

2010 to Present. UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA (UPC Barcelona Tech)

Description: Associate Professor

Teaching: Business Economics (undergraduate level)


2005 to Present. UNIVERSITAT AUTÒNOMA DE BARCELONA

Description: Visiting Professor.

Teaching: Applied Econometrics for Business Research - Doctorate Program in Economics, Management and Organization (DEMO, www.demo.uab.cat).

                Accounting Analysis of the firm (undergraduate level - 2005–2009)


2005 to 2010. FUNDACIO UNIVERSITAT AUTÒNOMA DE BARCELONA

Description: Professor of the Study Abroad Program

Teaching: Strategic Management of the Firm and Entrepreneurship

 

 

 

PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

 

1. Compromiso Empresarial para Mejorar las Organizaciones y Fomentar el Bienestar Social 
Funding Body: Spanish Ministry of Science and Education 
Duration: From 2015 to 2017 
Degree of Responsibility: Researcher 

2. Corporate Governance, Human Resources and Legal Environment: Effects on Firm Competitiveness 
Funding Body: Spanish Ministry of Science and Education 
Duration: From 2007 to 2009 and from 2010 to 2014 
Degree of Responsibility: Researcher 

3. Title: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM: www.gemconsortium.org) 
Funding Body: Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona council), Catalan Public Administration 
Director: Dr. Yancy Vaillant (2009-2013) 
Organizations: Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA), Institut d’Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona (IERMB) 
Duration: From 2009 to 2013 
Degree of Responsibility: Senior Researcher



 

RESEARCH

 

 

 

 

 

1. Articles Published in Scientific Journals

 

2. Books and Book chapters

  • Lafuente, E., Vendrell, F. (2014). Emprender en la era digital: Tres casos de emprendedores con teoría integrada, OMNIA Science Publishing.
  • Desender, K., Lafuente, E. (2012). The Role of Enterprise Risk Management in Determining Audit Fees: Complement or Substitute. In Abolhassan, J. and Malliaris, A.G. (eds.), Risk Management and Corporate Governance (pp. 5-27), Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).

 

3. Working Papers and Conferences

  • Lafuente, E., Szerb, L., Rideg, A. (2016). A system dynamics approach for assessing business competitiveness. Working paper presented at the 30th RENT Conference, University of Antwerp, Belgium (November 16th-18th).
  • Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y., Vendrell, F. (2015). Servitization for entrepreneurs: Exploring the synergies between new KIBS and new manufacturers in Spanish regions. Working paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Business Servitization (ICBS), Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain (November 19th-20th).
  • Lafuente, E., Szerb, L. (2015). A system dynamics approach for assessing small business competitiveness. Working paper presented at the 19th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Kassel, Germany (October 8th-9th).
  • Lafuente, E., Szerb, L. (2014). Measuring competitiveness in the Hungarian small business sector. Working paper presented at the Via Futuri 2014 International Conference, Pécs, Hungary (November 27-28).
  • Vaillant, Y., Lafuente, E., Bayon, M. (2013). Which has the greatest impact? The Novel or the Incumbent SMEs. Working paper presented at the Tenth Biannual Conference on Entrepreneurship (Entrepreneurship Development Institute), Ahmedabad, India (February 20-22).
  • Epure, M., Lafuente, E. (2012). Monitoring Bank Performance in the Presence of Risk. Barcelona GSE Working Papers Series 613. Working paper presented at the 8th Asia-Pacific Productivity Conference, Bangkok, Thailand (July 25-27).
  • Berbegal-Mirabent, J., Lafuente, E., Solé, F. (2012). The pursuit of knowledge transfer activities: An efficiency analysis of Spanish universities. Paper presented at the 2012 Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA) Conference. Valencia, Spain (July 10–12).
  • Berbegal-Mirabent, J., Lafuente, E., Solé, F. (2012). Knowledge transfer and spin-off performance in Spanish universities. Paper presented at the 2nd Conference of the International Network of Business and Management Journals (INBAM). Valencia, Spain (March 20–22).
  • Lafuente, E., Stoian, C. (2011). Time to Have a Look at Export Behaviour in Emerging Markets? Internal Export Determinants in the Romanian SMEs Context. Centre for Entrepreneurship & Business Research. CEBR working paper series WP 01/2011.
  • Vaillant, Y., Lafuente, E., Bayon, M. (2011). Beyond objective measures of human capital: Social learning, territory in demographics in influencing perceived human capital. 5th Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Research Conference. Colombia (October 8).
  • Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y., Bayon, M. (2010). International variations in the impact of perceived and actual human capital on entrepreneurial activities. Working Paper presented at the 4th Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Research Conference. London (September 30 – October 2).
  • Desender, K., Lafuente, E. (2010). The influence of board composition, audit fees and ownership concentration on enterprise risk management. Centre for Entrepreneurship & Business Research. SSRN Working Paper Series (www.ssrn.com).
  • Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y. (2010). Regional Differences in New Firm Formation: Evidence from Romania, Centre for Entrepreneurship & Business Research. CEBR working paper series WP 01/2010.
  • Lafuente, E., Garcia-Cestona, M. (2009) Endogenously Determined CEO Turnover: The Struggle for Continuance in Listed and Unlisted Firms. Working Paper presented at the 6th International Meeting – International Academy of Management. Buenos Aires, Argentina (December 9–11). Best Paper Award. SSRN Working Paper Series (www.ssrn.com).
  • Lafuente, E., Garcia-Cestona, M. (2009) Endogenously Determined CEO Turnover: The Struggle for Continuance in Listed and Unlisted Firms. Paper presented at the 36th EARIE Conference. Ljubljana, Slovenia (September 3–5).
  • Lafuente, E., Garcia-Cestona, M. (2008) Endogenously Determined CEO Turnover: The Struggle for Continuance in Listed and Unlisted Firms. Working Paper presented at the 8th Workshop on Corporate Governance. Istanbul, Turkey (November 7–8).
  • Lafuente, E., Garcia-Cestona, M. (2008) Managerial Turnover and Performance in Outside Boards: Ownership Makes the Difference. Working Paper presented at the 15th World Congress of the International Economic Association (IEA). Istanbul, Turkey (June 25–28). SSRN Working Paper Series (www.ssrn.com).
  • Lafuente, E., Garcia-Cestona, M. (2008) Managerial Turnover and Performance in Outside Boards: Ownership Makes the Difference. Working Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Anaheim, United States of America (August 8–13).
  • Lafuente, E., Garcia-Cestona, M. (2008) Managerial Turnover and Performance in Outside Boards: Ownership Makes the Difference. Working Paper presented at the Conference on the Corporate Finance and Governance of Privately Held Firms. Centre for Corporate Governance Research. Norwegian School of Management (BI). Oslo, Norway (May 23–24).
  • Vaillant, Y., Serarols, Ch., Lafuente, E. (2008) Location decisions of technology-based entrepreneurs: why some Catalan KISAs choose to be rural? Working Paper presented at the RENT XXII Conference -Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business / EIASM (European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management), Covilha, Portugal (November)
  • Lafuente, E., Rabetino, R. (2008) The Pursuit of the Efficient Scale Size: Implications for Firm Growth, SSRN Working Paper Series (www.ssrn.com).
  • Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y. (2008). Generationally Driven Influence of Role-Models on Entrepreneurship: 'Institutional Memory' in a Transition Economy, Centre for Entrepreneurship & Business Research. CEBR working paper series WP 03/2008.
  • Lafuente, E., Rabetino, R. (2007) Human Capital as a Determinant of Small Firms’ Growth in Romania: A Quantile Approach, CEBR working paper series WP 03/2007.
  • Driga, O., Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y. (2005). Gender differences in entrepreneurial activity: An analysis of Informal Institutional Factors. Working paper presented at the 50th Congress of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). Washington D.C., United States of America.