Alberto Gimeno Sandig
Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management in ESADE
Contracted Doctoral Professor URL

Academic Manager, Master CEMS, Master CEMS

Education

  • Doctor en Administración y Dirección de Empresas. ESADE - Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Licenciado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas y Máster en Dirección de Empresas. ESADE
  • Licenciado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas. ESADE - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Areas of interest

  • Management of relations between family and business in the family business

Biography

In addition to forming part of ESADE's Faculty, he is one of the founding partners of Family Business Knowledge (FBK), an applied research company in the field of the family business. FBK develops both management tools for the family business and studies on groups of family businesses. He likewise acts as consultant to business families.

On completing his degree, he created his own company (Tecnologías del Medio Ambiente, SL). He has also been General Manager of United Port Services, SA, and of Productos Frit Ravich, SL.

He is the co-author of a theoretical model (the structural risk model), used both by business families and by consultants and consultancy companies specialized in this field, in various countries of the world.

His research is focused on the application of the theory of complexity to family business management, with the aim of creating analytical models of this management.


Selected publications

Gimeno Sandig, A. & Parada Balderrama, M. (2015). Parenting and next gen development. In Sharma, P., Auletta, N., DeWitt, R., Parada Balderrama, M. & Yusof, M. (Eds.), Developing next generation leaders for transgenerational entrepreneurial family enterprises (pp. 212-237). Camberley; Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar.

Gimeno Sandig, A. & Parada Balderrama, M. (2013). Professionalization of the family business: Decision making domains. In Sharma, P., González, A. C., Nason, R., Ramachandran, K. & Sieger, P., Exploring transgenerational entrepreneurship. The role of resources and capabilities (pp. 42-61). Camberley; Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar. DOI: 10.4337/9781781003626.00009.

Fletcher , D., Melin , L. & Gimeno Sandig, A. (2012). Culture and values in family business: A review and suggestions for future research. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 3 (3), pp. 127-131.

Gimeno Sandig, A. & Vives, L. (2012). La internacionalización de la empresa familiar española. Experiencias, (5), pp. 1-16.

Rüsen , T., Von Schlippe , A. & Gimeno Sandig, A. (2012). Strukturelles risiko und mentale modelle in familienunternehmen. Familienunternehmen und Stiftungen, (3/2012), pp. 92-98.

Gimeno Sandig, A. (2011, November). Culture and values for entrepreneurial activities. In South African Family Business Meeting (STEP), Johannesburg.

Gimeno Sandig, A. (2011, October). Modelos de Empresa Familiar. In Jornada, Barcelona.

Gimeno Sandig, A., Baulenas Ruvireta, G. & Coma-Cros Raventós , J. (2011). Family business: How to understand and manage different types of family businesses. The European Financial Review, (June 2011), pp. 60-64.

Parada Balderrama, M., Nordqvist , M. & Gimeno Sandig, A. (2010). Institutionalizing the family business: The role of professional associations in fostering a change of values. Family Business Review, 23 (4), pp. 355-372.

Gimeno Sandig, A. & Coma-Cros Raventós , J. (2010). L'empresa familiar a Catalunya: una anàlisi del risc estructural. Girona: Fundació Jaume Casademont.

Gimeno Sandig, A., Baulenas Ruvireta, G. & Coma-Cros Raventós , J. (2010). Familienunternehmen fuhren - komplexitat managen: Mentale modelle und praktische lösungen. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht .

Parada Balderrama, M., Gimeno Sandig, A. & Melin , L. (2010, July). Familiness: An asset or a liability?. In 10th Annual IFERA World Family Business Research Conference, Lancaster.

Gimeno Sandig, A., Baulenas Ruvireta, G. & Coma-Cros Raventós , J. (2010). Family business models: Practical solutions for the family business. London; New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Gimeno Sandig, A. (2010). Familienunternehmen führen - Komplexität manager. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht .

Bieto Caubet, E., Gimeno Sandig, A. & Parada Balderrama, M. (2010). Dealing with increasing family complexity to achieve transgenerational potential in family firms. In Nordqvist , M. & Zellweger , T. M. (Eds.), Transgenerational entrepreneurship: Exploring growth and performance in the family firms across generations (pp. 167-194). Camberley; Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar.

Parada Balderrama, M. & Gimeno Sandig, A. (2010, April). "Familiness": An asset or a liability?. In 2010 Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), Cancún.

Parada Balderrama, M., Alemany, L. & Gimeno Sandig, A. (2009). Capital riesgo y empresa familiar: ¿es posible la sinergia?. Revista Española de Capital Riesgo, 2009 (2 ), pp. 17-28.

Parada Balderrama, M., Gimeno Sandig, A. & Saris, W. (2009, June). Institutional structure in family business: The process of creating governance bodies. In 9th IFERA World Family Business Research Conference. Global Perspectives on Family Business Developments: Theory - Practice - Policy , Lima.

Gimeno Sandig, A., Baulenas Ruvireta, G. & Coma-Cros Raventós , J. (2009). Modelos de empresa familiar: soluciones prácticas para la familia empresaria. Bilbao: Deusto Publicaciones. Universidad de Deusto.

Gimeno Sandig, A. (2009). Familientherapeutische instrumente in familienunternehmen: Interview mit Alberto Gimeno. Familiendynamik: interdisziplinäre Zeitschrift für systemorientierte Praxis und Forschung, 34 (3), pp. 298-301.

Parada Balderrama, M., Gimeno Sandig, A. & Alemany, L. (2008, October). How can private equity contribute to global development and increased competitiveness of family firms?. In Thriving in a competitive world: Leveraging financial, social and human capital in family enterprises, London.

Gimeno Sandig, A. (2008, August). Exploring the nexus of entrepreneurship and family business: A global perspective. In 2008 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Academy of Management (AOM), Anaheim.

Gimeno Sandig, A. & Parada Balderrama, M. (2008, June). The transformation of values in family businesses: an institutional approach. In 4th EIASM Workshop on Family Firms Management Research (2008). Symposium conducted at the meeting of European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), Naples.

Gimeno Sandig, A., Bieto Caubet, E. & Parada Balderrama, M. (2008). La importancia de la transformación de los valores en el comportamiento emprendedor. In Amat, J.M., Martínez, J.I. & Roure, J. (Eds.), Transformarse o desaparecer: estrategias de la empresa familiar para competir en el siglo XXI (pp. 69-80). Bilbao: Deusto Publicaciones. Universidad de Deusto.

Gimeno Sandig, A., Planellas Arán, M., Labadie , G. & Saris, W. (2007, June). Measuring the effect of family ideology on family business performance. In 2007 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (2007 BCERC). Symposium conducted at the meeting of Babson College, Madrid.

Gimeno Sandig, A. & Baulenas Ruvireta, G. (2007). Contenidos y tipo de protocolo en la empresa familiar española. In Corona , J. F. & Amat, J.M. (Eds.), El protocolo familiar: la experiencia de una década (pp. 91-104). Bilbao: Deusto Publicaciones. Universidad de Deusto.

Gimeno Sandig, A., Labadie , G., Saris, W. & Mendoza Mayordomo, F. (2006). Internal factors of family business performance: An integrated theoretical model. In Poutziouris , P. Z., Smyrnos , K. X. & Klein , S. B. (Eds.), Handbook of research on family business (pp. 145-164). Camberley; Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar.

Batista-Foguet, J., Baulenas Ruvireta, G., Coma-Cros Raventós , J., Saris, W., Guilló Lledó, L. & Parada Balderrama, M. (2006). Gimeno Sandig, A. (Dir.), Radiografía de la empresa familiar española: fortalezas y riesgos. Barcelona: ESADE.

Gimeno Sandig, A., Labadie , G., Mendoza Mayordomo, F. & Saris, W. (2005). . In Garrido Melero , M. (Ed.),Corona Ramón, J. & Fugardo Estivill , J. M. (Coords.), El patrimonio familiar, profesional y empresarial. Sus protocolos: constitución, gestión, responsabilidad, continuidad y tributación. Tomo VI. Estrategias de gobierno, continuidad y expansión de la empresa familiar (pp. 195-284). Vallirana: J.M. Bosch Editor.

Baulenas Ruvireta, G. & Gimeno Sandig, A. (2005). Las relaciones familiares en la familia empresaria. In Millán Calenti, J.C., Garrido Melero , M. & Fugardo Estivill , J. M. (Eds.),Corona Ramón, J. (Coord.), El patrimonio familiar, profesional y empresarial, sus protocolos: constitución, gestión, responsabilidad, continuidad y tributación (vol. 6) (pp. 475-506). Vallirana: J.M. Bosch Editor.

Gimeno Sandig, A. (2005). El desempeño en la empresa familiar: un estudio causal de los factores y variables internas (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Barcelona: Universitat Ramon Llull (URL). ESADE.