Alfons Sauquet Rovira
Professor, Department of People Management and Organisation in ESADE
URL Professor


Education

  • Doctor of Education. Columbia University
  • Master of Arts. Columbia University
  • Máster en Dirección y Administración de Empresas. ESADE
  • Licenciado en Filosofía y Ciencias de la Educación (Sección: Psicología). Universitat de Barcelona

Areas of interest

  • Knowledge management
  • Learning in organizations
  • Practice and knowledge
  • Social networks
  • Culture as a shaping context
  • Team learning

Biography

Alfons Sauquet has served as Director of the Combined Undergraduate and Master in Business Administration at ESADE.

He has been a lecturer at HEC Paris, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam and Wharton School of Business, in addition to being Visiting Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and the Copenhagen Business School. He is a lecturer at the Summer School organized by the European Doctoral Association for Management in Business Administration (EDAMBA).

He has been CEMS Chairman of the Interfaculty Group in Organizational Behaviour.

He has directed research projects funded by the European Commission on Learning in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in four European countries. The ESADE partners in this project are Università Luigi Bocconi (Milan), Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna) and the Norwegian School of Economics (Bergen).

He is the principal researcher on the Learning and Knowledge in Organizations Research Group (GRACO).

Ministry of Education and Science Adviser on Educational Quality programmes and for the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien.

He has been a consultant to various national and international organizations on learning, organizational culture and change. At present, he is a member of the Academic Council of the Association for Human Resources Management in International Organizations (AHRMIO). He has been invited by UNESCO and is a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme.


Selected publications

Sauquet Rovira, A. (2012). Business schools & society: Opportunities & accountability. Global Focus: the EFMD business magazine, 6 (1), pp. 22-25.

Sauquet Rovira, A. (2011). Introduction. In Morsing , M. & Sauquet Rovira, A. (Eds.), Business schools ant their contribution to society business schools as usual (pp. 17-22). London; Madrid; Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Sauquet Rovira, A., Morsing , M. & Vilanova Pichot, M. (2011). Epilogue. In Sauquet Rovira, A. & Morsing , M., Business schools ant their contribution to society business schools as usual (pp. 540-560). London; Madrid; Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Iglesias , O., Sauquet Rovira, A. & Montaña Matosas, J. (2011). The role of corporate culture in relationship marketing. European Journal of Marketing, 45 (4), pp. 631-650.

Bonet Guinó, E. & Sauquet Rovira, A. (2011). Learning from the ILIAD: Virtues and persuasion. In Bonet Guinó, E., Czarniawska, B., McCloskey, D. & Jensen , H. S. (Eds.), Second conference on rhetoric and narratives in management research: Proceedings (pp. 9-14). Barcelona: ESADE.

Sauquet Rovira, A. (2010, September). Interaction between business schools and technical universities: What synergies are possible?. In Sino-EU Workshop on Engineering Education, Shanghai.

Sauquet Rovira, A. (2010). Prólogo. In Batllori Lloveras, G., El MBA de ESADE: todos los conocimientos para alcanzar el éxito profesional (pp. 21-27). Barcelona: Planeta.

Sauquet Rovira, A. (2010). By invitation: Only connect (web). The Economist, (9/6/2010), pp. 1-2.

Bonet Guinó, E. & Sauquet Rovira, A. (2010). Rhetoric in management and in management research. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 23 (2), pp. 120-133.

Bou Alameda, M., Svejenova Velikova, S., Sauquet Rovira, A. & Ollé Valls, M. (2009). Xarxes de coneixement i innovació. Barcelona: ACC1Ó.

Bou Alameda, M., Sauquet Rovira, A. & Canestrino , R. (2008, July). Collective networks and communities of practice: The transformation of the Priorat wine region. In 4th International Conference of the Academy of Wine Business Research.

Bou Alameda, M. & Sauquet Rovira, A. (2008, July). Entrepreneurs, clusters & communities of practice: The Priorat case study. In 24th EGOS Colloquium. Symposium conducted at the meeting of European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Amsterdam.

Bonet Guinó, E., Bou Alameda, M. & Sauquet Rovira, A. (2008, May). Reflexions on the concept of knowing: From classical epistemology to acts of knowing. In European Academy of Management (EURAM). Symposium conducted at the meeting of European Academy of Management (EURAM), University of Ljubljana , Ljubljana.

Bou Alameda, M., Sauquet Rovira, A. & Bonet Guinó, E. (2008, April). Talking 'in' and 'about' practice: An ethnographic practice-based study of job placement practitioners. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Copenhagen Business School, Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC), Copenhagen.

Sauquet Rovira, A. (2008). Pensar el lideratge: organitzar i liderar: el què, el com i el quan. Barcelona: ESADE. Cátedra Liderazgos y Gobernanza Democrática.

Iglesias , O., Sauquet Rovira, A. & Montaña Matosas, J. (2008, January). A study of the corporate culture of a relationship marketing oriented firm. In 7th International Marketing Trends Conference 2008. Symposium conducted at the meeting of International Marketing Trends Conference, Venice.

Soto , E., Sauquet Rovira, A., Gore , E., Soler Vicente, C., Vogel , E. & Cárdenas , J. A. (2007). Gestión y conocimiento en organizaciones que aprenden. New York: Thomson Reuters.

Bonet Guinó, E., Jensen, H., Iglesias , O. & Sauquet Rovira, A. (2007, May). Background of the debate on quantitative and qualitative methods. In 7th EURAM Annual Conference 2007. Symposium conducted at the meeting of European Academy of Management (EURAM), Paris.

Sauquet Rovira, A., Bou Alameda, M. & Bonet Guinó, E. (2006). Conocimiento y práctica: apuntes para una reflexión sobre la formación en las escuelas de negocios. Estudios Empresariales, 2 (121), pp. 20-35.

Bou Alameda, M. & Sauquet Rovira, A. (2006, July). "Knowing" in the consulting practice: Exploring knowledge, people, context and tasks in action. In 22nd EGOS Colloquium. Symposium conducted at the meeting of European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Bergen.

Bou Alameda, M., Sauquet Rovira, A. & Bonet Guinó, E. (2006, May). Understanding expertise: Information and narratives. In 1st International Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research (RNMR 2006). Symposium conducted at the meeting of ESADE Business School, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Barcelona.

Bou Alameda, M., Sauquet Rovira, A. & Bonet Guinó, E. (2006, March). Understanding expertise. In 2006 International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC). Symposium conducted at the meeting of Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC), Coventry.

Sauquet Rovira, A. (2005). Life and times of an odd couple: Knowledge management and values. In Puolfelt, F. & Christensen , P. R. (Eds.), Mod entrepreneurielle ledelsesformer (pp. 117-160). Frederiksberg: Samfundslitteratur.

Ploszajski , P., Sauquet Rovira, A. & Segalla, M. (2005). L'utilisation du savoir tacite dans un contexte culturel. L'art du management (pp. 421-426). Paris: Dunod.

Bou Alameda, M. & Sauquet Rovira, A. (2005). "Knowing" in the consultancy firm: Exploring knowledge, people, context and tools in action. In Buono , A. F. & Puolfelt, F. (Eds.), Challenges and issues in knowledge management (pp. 69-106). Scottdale: Information Age Publishing (IAP).

Bou Alameda, M. & Sauquet Rovira, A. (2004). Reflecting on quality practices through knowledge management theory: Uncovering grey zones and new possibilities of process manuals, flowcharts and procedures. Knowledge Management Research and Practice, 2 (1), pp. 35-47. DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.kmrp.8500022.

Bartunek , J., Trullén Fernández, J., Bonet Guinó, E. & Sauquet Rovira, A. (2003). Sharing and expanding academic and practitioner knowledge in health care. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 8 (Supplement 2), pp. 62-68.

Lozano, J. & Sauquet Rovira, A. (1999). Integrating business and ethical values through practitioner dialogue. Journal of Business Ethics, 22 (3), pp. 203-217.

Sauquet Rovira, A. & Husenman Grodzesnki, S. (1997). Una experiencia de diálogo en una organización burocrática. Barcelona Management Review, (0), pp. 0-0.

Husenman Grodzesnki, S. & Sauquet Rovira, A. (1997). Modos y modas en el management. Barcelona Management Review, enero-abri (4), pp. 98-103.