IE Business School, Department of Strategic Management
Associate Professor, 2018 – present
Assistant Professor, 2011 – 2018
INSEAD, Department of Economics and Political Science
Visiting Professor, 2016 - 2020 (recurring)
Princeton University, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance
Fellow, 2010 - 2011
Ph.D. Political Science, The Ohio State University, 2010
M.A. Political Science, The Ohio State University, 2006
B.A. International Relations, Bilkent University, 2004
2020. ""Risk is Relative: Heterogeneous Responses to Institutional Risks for Foreign Investment" Accepted for publication at International Studies Quarterly (with Quintin H. Beazer)
2019. "Managing Policy Reversals: Consequences for Firm Performance." Strategy Science. 4:2, 111-128. (with Srividya Jandhyala)
2019. “The Organizational Implications of Brexit. Journal of Organization Design." 8:6, doi.org/10.1186/s41469-019-0047-8 (with Caterina Moschieri)
2018. "The Conditional Nature of Political Risk: How Home Institutions Influence the Location of Foreign Direct Investment." American Journal of Political Science, 62:2, 470-485. (with Quintin H. Beazer)
2017. "Policy Risk, Strategic Decisions, and Contagion Effects: Firm-Specific Considerations." Strategic Management Journal, 38:3, 732–750. (with Caterina Moschieri)
Recipient of the Best Paper Award at the 2015 Reading University-UNCTAD International Business Conference
2016. "Frame or Get Framed: The Critical Role of Issue Framing in Nonmarket Management." California Management Review, 58:3, 66-87. (with David Bach)
2015. “Balancing Design Objectives: Analyzing New Data on Voting Rules in Intergovernmental Organizations.” Review of International Organizations, 10:3, 377-402. (with Autumn Lockwood Payton)
2014. “La complejidad del cambio: cómo gestionar las desinversiones [The complexity of change: How to manage divestitures]”. Harvard Deusto Business Review, 231. (with Caterina Moschieri and Erica Salvaj)
2013. “Thinking Ahead: Government Time Horizons and the Legalization of International Investment Agreements.” International Organization, 67:4, 797-827.
2010. “Structural Interdependence and Unobserved Heterogeneity in Event History Analysis.” In Longitudinal Research with Latent Variables, edited by Kees van Montfort, Johan Oud and Albert Satorra. Berlin: Springer. (with Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier and Byungwon Woo)
"My Kind of People: Why Political Ideology Determines Firm Location" (with Benjamin Barber IV) Revise and resubmit.
“Political Influence Around the World” (with Srividya Jandhyala) Under review.
“Between the State and Informal Networks: How Business Association Membership affects Firms’ Willingness to Contract” (with Quintin H. Beazer)
“Public Opinion, Political Risk and Multinational Firms: Evidence from Cross-National Survey Experiments in Asia” (with Quintin H. Beazer and Raphael Cunha)
“Strategy in the Age of Populism” (with Stanislav Markus and Julio Martinez)
"Competition at the Top: Acquisition Strategies in the English Football Premier League" (with Caterina Moschieri and L. Felipe Monteiro)
Co-Investigator. Project title: “Firm Location: Social, Political and Strategic Dimensions.” Grant awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness, 2020-2022, €21,659.
Co-Investigator. Project title: “Political Risk in the Age of De-globalization” Grant awarded by l’Initiative d’Excellence de Paris-Seine, 2019-2021, €32,500.
Co-Investigator. Project title: “How do Institutions Shape Firms’ Strategic Decisions.” Grant awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness, 2017-2019, €32,000.
Prinicipal Investigator. Project title: “Threats, Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures: Developing a Multidimensional Approach to Political Risk and Firm Behavior.” Grant awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness, 2012-2015, €14,000.
Selected Recent Conference Presentations
“Political Ideology and Firm Location,” Annual Meeting (Virtual) of the Strategic Management Society, October 2020.
“Political Ideology and Firm Location,” Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, 9-13 August 2019.
“Managing Policy Reversals: Consequences for Firm Performance,” Strategy Science Conference, University of Utah, May 10-11, 2019.
“Competition at the Top: Acquisition Strategies in the English Football Premier League,” Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, 10-14 August 2018.
“Sourcing Strategies: Evidence from the English Football Premier League,” Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Houston, 28-31 October, 2017.
“Institutions, Political Activities and Firm Strategy: How Business Associations affect Contracting,” Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, 4-8 August 2017.
“How does Political Risk affect Firm Performance? Evidence from Telecommunications License Cancellations in India,” Annual Strategy & the Business Environment Conference, Simon Business School, University of Rochester, 29-30 April 2016.
“Frame or Get Framed: The Critical Role of Issue Framing in Nonmarket Management,” Annual Strategy & the Business Environment Conference, Harvard Business School, 1-2 May 2015.
“Policy Risk, Strategic Decisions and Contagion Effects: Firm-Specific and Macro Considerations,” Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Madrid, 20-23 September, 2014.
“It's all Relative?: Institutional Experience, Political Capabilities and Investment,” Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, August 1-5, 2014.
“Policy risk and divestitures: Firm-specific and macro considerations,” Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, Vancouver, June 23-26, 2014.
IE Business School
Business, Government and Sustainability / Nonmarket Strategy (Executive MBA, MBA, Master in Management, BBA)
Global Strategy (MBA)
Strategic Management (Executive In-Company Programs)
Readings in Nonmarket Strategy (Ph.D.)
Implementing and Changing Strategy (MBA)
Business and Society: Political Environment (MBA)
International Political Analysis (MBA)
Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano
International Business (Executive MBA)
Headspring Executive Development
Published Teaching Cases
“Xstrata and Australian Mining Tax Reform (A) (B)” (with Aaron Cowper and Patrick Gatland) IE Business School case no. DE1-202-A-I, DE1-202-B-I
Winner of the Best Case Award, IE Business School 2013
Winner of the Bestselling Case Award, IE Business School 2018
“ABB & Galindo: Stretching Managerial Responsibility during Restructuring” (with Rocío Bonet and Saul Downie) IE Business School case no. DE1-212-I
“ABB & Galindo: Winning the Peace (A) (B)" (with Rocío Bonet and Saul Downie)
IE Business School case no. RH1-148-A-I, RH1-148-B-I
Winner of the EFMD Case Writing Award in the Category of Euro-Mediterranean Managerial Practices and Issues, 2016
Other Professional Activities
Speaker, AIG Risk Management Academy, 2013 - present (recurring)
Ad hoc reviewer: Academy of Management Journal, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Management, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of World Business, Management Science, Multinational Business Review, Review of International Organizations, Strategic Management Journal, Strategy Science
The Nexus of Business and Government in the Global Economy, Research Workshop, ESSEC Business School – Singapore.
Research Frontiers in Nonmarket Strategy, PDW at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Strategic Management Society Conference Extension on "Political Institutions and Firm Strategy," IE Business School, 21 September, 2018.
Conference on the “The Politics of FDI”, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Princeton University, 2011.