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Esteban Lafuente, PhD

 

Esteban Lafuente

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Articles published in scientific journal

Lafuente, E., Araya, M., Leiva, J.C. (2020). Assessment of local competitiveness: A composite indicator analysis of Costa Rican counties using the 'Benefit of the Doubt' model(obriu en una finestra nova). Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, in press, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seps.2020.100864
 
Lafuente, E., Acs, Z.J., Sanders, M., Szerb, L. (2020). The global technology frontier: productivity growth and the relevance of Kirznerian and Schumpeterian entrepreneurship(obriu en una finestra nova). Small Business Economics, 55, 153-178.
 
Lafuente, E., Leiva, J.C., Moreno, J., Szerb, L. (2020). A non-parametric analysis of competitiveness efficiency: The relevance of firm size and the configuration of competitive pillars(obriu en una finestra nova). BRQ Business Research Quarterly, 23(3), 203-216.
 
Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y., Vendrell-Herrero, F. (2019). Territorial servitization and the manufacturing renaissance in knowledge-based economies(obriu en una finestra nova). Regional Studies, 53(3), 313-319.
 
Szerb, L., Lafuente, E., Horváth, K., Páger, B. (2019). The relevance of quantity and quality entrepreneurship for regional performance: the moderating role of the entrepreneurial ecosystem(obriu en una finestra nova). Regional Studies, 53(9), 1308-1320.
 
Lafuente, E., Berbegal-Mirabent, J. (2019). Assessing the productivity of technology transfer offices: an analysis of the relevance of aspiration performance and portfolio complexity(obriu en una finestra nova). Journal of Technology Transfer, 44 (3), 778-801
 
Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y., Vendrell-Herrero, F. (2019). Conformance and performance roles of bank boards: The connection between non-performing loans and non-performing directorships(obriu en una finestra nova). European Management Journal, 37 (5), 664-673
 
Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y., Vendrell-Herrero, F., Gomes, E. (2019). Bouncing back from failure: Entrepreneurial resilience and the internationalization of subsequent ventures created by serial entrepreneurs(obriu en una finestra nova). Applied Psychology: An International Review, 68 (4), 658-694.
 
Bustinza, O., Lafuente, E., Rabetino, R. Vaillant, Y., Vendrell-Herrero, F. (2019). Make-or-buy configurational approaches in product-service ecosystems and performance(obriu en una finestra nova). Journal of Business Research, 104, 393-401.
 
Vaillant, Y, Lafuente, E., Bayon, M. (2019). Early internationalization patterns and export market persistence: a pseudo-panel data analysis(obriu en una finestra nova). Small Business Economics, 53 (3), 669-686.
 
Lafuente, E., Berbegal-Mirabent, J. (2019). Contract employment policy and research productivity of knowledge workers: an analysis of Spanish universities(obriu en una finestra nova). International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30 (16), 2360-2386.
 
Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y. (2019). Balance rather than critical mass or tokenism: Gender diversity, leadership and performance in financial firms(obriu en una finestra nova). International Journal of Manpower, 40 (5), 894-916.
 
 
Vaillant, Y, Lafuente, E. (2019). Entrepreneurial experience and the innovativeness of serial entrepreneurs(obriu en una finestra nova). Management Decision, 57 (11), 2869-2889.
 
 
Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y., Moreno-Gomez, J. (2018). Transition in-and-out of exporting and its impact on employment growth(obriu en una finestra nova). International Journal of Emerging Markets, 13 (6), 1907-1927.
 
Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y., Leiva, J.C. (2018). Sustainable and Traditional Product Innovation without Scale and Experience, but only for KIBS!(obriu en una finestra nova). Sustainability, 10(4), 1169.
 
Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y., Vendrell-Herrero, F. (2017). Territorial servitization: Exploring the virtuous circle connecting knowledge-intensive services and new manufacturing businesses(obriu en una finestra nova). International Journal of Production Economics, 192, 19-28.
 
Lafuente, E., Szerb, L., Acs, Z.J. (2016). Country level efficiency and national systems of entrepreneurship: a data envelopment analysis approach(obriu en una finestra nova). Journal of Technology Transfer, 41 (6), 1260-1283.
 
Bayon, M, Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y. (2016). Human capital and the decision to exploit innovative opportunity(obriu en una finestra nova). Management Decision, 54 (7), 1615-1632.
 
Lafuente, E., Gómez-Araujo, E. (2016). The Territorial Economic Impact of Entrepreneurial Youthfulness(obriu en una finestra nova). Strategic Change, 25 (2), 187-204.
 
Epure, M., Lafuente, E. (2015). Monitoring bank performance in the presence of risk(obriu en una finestra nova). Journal of Productivity Analysis, 44 (3), 265-281.
 
Lafuente, E., Stoian, C., Rialp, J. (2015). From Export Entry to De-internationalisation through Entrepreneurial Attributes(obriu en una finestra nova).Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 22 (1), 21-37.
 
Bayon, M., Vaillant, Y., Lafuente, E. (2015). Antecedents of perceived entrepreneurial ability in Catalonia: the individual and the entrepreneurial context(obriu en una finestra nova)Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, 5 (1), 1-19.
 
Bayon, M., Vaillant, Y., Lafuente, E. (2015). Initiating nascent entrepreneurial activities: The relative role of perceived and actual entrepreneurial ability(obriu en una finestra nova). International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 21 (1), 27-49.
 
 
Berbegal-Mirabent, J., Lafuente, E., Solé, F. (2013). The pursuit of knowledge transfer activities: An efficiency analysis of Spanish universities(obriu en una finestra nova). Journal of Business Research, 66 (10), 2051-2059.
 
Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y. (2013). Age Driven Influence of Role-Models on Entrepreneurship in a Transition Economy(obriu en una finestra nova). Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 20 (1), 181-203.
 
Vaillant, Y., Lafuente, E., Serarols Ch. (2012). Location Decisions of New KISA firms: The Rural-Urban Divide(obriu en una finestra nova). Service Industries Journal, 32 (16), 2543-2563.
 
Lafuente, E., Rabetino R. (2011). Human Capital and Growth in Romanian Small Firms(obriu en una finestra nova). Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 18 (1), 74-96.
 
Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y., Serarols Ch. (2010). Location decisions of knowledge-based entrepreneurs: Why some Catalan KISAs choose to be rural?(obriu en una finestra nova) Technovation, 30, 590-600.
 
Lafuente, E., Bayo Moriones, A., García-Cestona, M. (2010). ISO Certification and Ownership Structure: Effects upon Firm Performance(obriu en una finestra nova). British Journal of Management, 21 (3), 649-665.
 
Driga, O., Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y. (2009). Reasons behind the relatively lower entrepreneurial activity levels of rural women: Looking into rural Spain(obriu en una finestra nova). Sociologia Ruralis, 49 (1), 70-96.
 
Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y., Rialp J. (2007). Regional differences in the influence of Role-Models: Comparing the Entrepreneurial Process of Rural Catalonia(obriu en una finestra nova). Regional Studies, 41 (6), 779-796.
 
 
Lafuente, E., Solà, M. (2005). Acerinox: Evaluación de Gestión y Eficiencia(obriu en una finestra nova). Revista de Contabilidad y Dirección, 2, 269-319.
 

Books and book chapters

Acs, Z., Szerb, L., Lafuente, E., Lloyd, A. (2018). Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index 2018(obriu en una finestra nova), Springer International Publishing (SpringerBriefs in Economics). ISBN 978-3-030-03278-4 (Softcover), 978-3-030-03279-1 (eBook), doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-03279-1
 
Lafuente, E., Vendrell, F., Visnjic, I. (2017). 6th International Conference on Business Servitization (ICBS 2017)(obriu en una finestra nova), OMNIA Science Publishing.
 
Lafuente, E., Vendrell, F. (2014). Emprender en la era digital: Tres casos de emprendedores con teoría integrada(obriu en una finestra nova), OMNIA Science Publishing.
 
Desender, K., Lafuente, E. (2012). The Role of Enterprise Risk Management in Determining Audit Fees: Complement or Substitute. In Jalilvand, A. and Malliaris, A.G. (eds.), Risk Management and Corporate Governance (pp. 5-27), Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).

 

Working papers and on-going research

 
Horváth, K., Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y. (2018). The differentiating role of knowledge-intensive business service firms on the economic contribution of manufacturing businesses. Working paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Business Servitization (ICBS), Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal (November 22nd-23th).
 
Acs, Z.J., Lafuente, E., Sanders, M. Szerb, L. (2017). Productivity and Growth: The relevance of the National System of Entrepreneurship(obriu en una finestra nova). Working Paper WP17-03, Horizon2020 project Financial and Institutional Reforms to build an Entrepreneurial Society (FIRES) (EU Grant Agreement Number: 649378). Available at http://www.projectfires.eu/publications/working-papers
 
Szerb, L., Lafuente, E., Horváth, K., Páger, B. (2017). The relevance of quantity and quality entrepreneurship for regional performance: The moderating role of the entrepreneurial ecosystem(obriu en una finestra nova). (doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.28755.68645). SSRN Working Paper Series. Available at www.ssrn.com
 
Lafuente, E., García-Cestona, M. (2016). Endogenously Determined CEO Turnover: The Struggle for Continuance in Public and Private Firms(obriu en una finestra nova). Academy of Management Proceedings,1 (doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2016.16428abstract).
 
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.
 

Research projects

1. Cambios Organizativos para Mejorar el Bienestar Social 
Funding Body: Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness
Duration: From 2018 to 2020
Degree of Responsibility: Researcher

 

2. 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 


3. 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 

4. 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