Angel Saz Carranza
Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management in ESADE
Contracted Doctoral Professor

Director, Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics


  • Doctor en Management. ESADE - Universitat Ramon Llull

Areas of interest

  • Global Regulation & Global Governance
  • Interorganisational Networks
  • State-Owned Enterprises
  • Public Performance Management
  • Public-Private Partnerships, Contracts, Alliances


Angel Saz-Carranza (Barcelona, 1976) is Director of ESADEgeo Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics in addition to being Lecturer of the Department of Strategy and General Management. He earned a PhD in Public Management from ESADE as a Visiting Scholar at Wagner School of Public Service (New York University) where he spent three years. Previously he earned a Master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College (University of London). A beneficiary of La Caixa and Fulbright scholarships, he has managed several European Framework Program research grants. His research has been published in the Journal of Public Administration and Theory, Administration & Society, International Journal of Public Sector Management, Public Management Review, Sage 21st Century Reference Series, Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks and Palgrave Macmillan and in numerous Spanish-language publishers and journals. Additionally, he also works and consults with several non-profit and governmental institutions in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Selected publications

Federo, R. & Saz Carranza, A. (2016). Devising strategic plans to improve organizational performance of intergovernmental organizations. Global Policy, 42 (1), pp. 3-23. DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12380.

Solana Madariaga, F., Saz Carranza, A., Garcia Casas, M. & Estébanez Gómez, Jose Francisco (2016). On the way towards a European defence union: White book as a first step . Brussels: European Parliament.

Saz Carranza, A., Salvador Iborra, S. & Albareda Sanz, A. (2016). The power dynamics of mandated network administrative organizations. Public Administration Review, 76 (3), pp. 449-462. DOI: 10.1111/puar.12445.

Saz Carranza, A. & Vandendriessche, M. (2016). La política de renovables en la UE: Reflexiones para España. In Rodriguez Rodriguez , J., El estado de la energía eléctrica en España: Soluciones (pp. 9-20). Madrid: Instituto Choiseul.

Fernández Marín, X. & Saz Carranza, A. (2016). Las características de los consejos de administración de las organizaciones internacionales. In Arellano Gault, D., Puentes, fronteras y murallas disciplinarias en torno a las organizaciones internacionales. (pp. 229-254). Madrid: Fondo de Cultura Económica.

Solana Madariaga, F. & Saz Carranza, A. (2015, September). Treating global governance seriously [Review of the book: Public administration in the context of global governance, by Kim, S., Ashley, S. & Lambright, W. H.]. Public Administration Review, 75(5), pp. 776-778. DOI: 10.1111/puar.12431.

Saz Carranza, A. (2015). Agents as brokers: Leadership in multilateral organizations. Global Policy, 6 (3), pp. 277-289. DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12248.

Pascual Ramsay, Á., Saz Carranza, A. & Imbernon Sainz, A. (2015). Risk Nexus: Global cyber governance: preparing for new business risks. Zurich: Zurich Insurance Group.

Saz Carranza, A., Longo Martínez, F. & Salvador Iborra, S. (2014). The development of the governance of regulatory networks: The case of the European telecommunications regulatory network. In Gnan, L., Hinna, A. & Monteduro , F. (Eds.), Mechanisms, roles, and consequences of governance: Emerging issues (pp. 89-129). Bingley: Emerald.

Saz Carranza, A. & Longo Martínez, F. (2014). Coping with competing institutional logics in public-private alliances. In Das , T. (Ed.), Managing Public-Private Strategic Alliances (pp. 171-188). Scottdale: Information Age Publishing (IAP).

Pascual Ramsay, Á., Saz Carranza, A. & Garcia Garcia, I. (2013). The support network for the economic internationalization of the Sao Paulo region. Barcelona: ESADE. Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics (ESADEgeo).

Saz Carranza, A. (2012). Uniting diverse organizations: Managing goal-oriented advocacy networks. London; New York: Routledge.

Saz Carranza, A. & Longo Martínez, F. (2012). Managing competing institutional logics in public-private joint ventures. Public Management Review, 14 (3), pp. 331-357.

Saz Carranza, A. (2012). The quest for public value. Public Administration Review, 72 (1), pp. 152-153. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2011.02512.x.

Saz Carranza, A. & Ospina , S. M. (2011). The behavioral dimension of governing interorganizational goal-directed networks-managing the unity-diversity tension. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 21 (2), pp. 327-365.

Ospina , S. M. & Saz Carranza, A. (2010). Paradox and collaboration in network management. Administration & Society, 42 (4), pp. 404-440.

Ospina , S. M. & Saz Carranza, A. (2009). The work of leadership in formal coalitions. Embracing paradox for collaboration. In Van Zwanenberg, Z. (Ed.), Leadership in social care (pp. 103-128). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Sardá Borroy, R., Peiró Posadas, M., Saz Carranza, A., Serra Martín, A., Soler Bigas, B., Valls Giménez, J. & et al. (2009). ¿Qué rumbo tomarán los ejes?. ESADE Alumni, (132), pp. 39-41.

Saz Carranza, A. & Serra Martín, A. (2009). Institutional sources of distrust in government contracting: A comparison between home-based and residential social services in Spain. Public Management Review, 11 (3), pp. 263-279.

Saz Carranza, A. (2009). A Social Network Analysis of the UN Global Compact Local Networks. Barcelona Center for the Support of the Global Compact Activity Report 2008. Forum Foundation. (pp. 1-1). Barcelona: Ajuntament de Barcelona.

Ysa , T., Padrós Castillón, X. & Saz Carranza, A. (2008). La gestión interorganitzativa y los partenariados público-privados. In Longo Martínez, F. & Ysa , T. (Eds.), Los escenarios de la gestión pública del siglo XXI (pp. 133-169). Barcelona: Escola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya (EAPC).

Saz Carranza, A. & Vernis Domènech, A. (2007). Leadership in interorganizational networks . In Wankel, C. (Ed.), 21st century management: A reference handbook: Volume II (pp. 291-300). London; Madrid; Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Saz Carranza, A. (2007). ¿Cómo gestionan las coaliciones no lucrativas la paradoja de la cooperación-confrontación con el sector público? Estudio de un caso. Revista del CLAD Reforma y Democracia, (39), pp. 85-112.

Saz Carranza, A. & Vernis Domènech, A. (2006). The dynamics of public networks: A critique of linear process models. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 19 (5), pp. 416-427.

Pérez Foguet , A., Oliete Josa , S. & Saz Carranza, A. (2005). Development education and engineering: A framework for incorporating reality of developing countries into engineering studies. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 6 (3), pp. 278-303.

Pérez Foguet , A., Morales Lobo , M. & Saz Carranza, A. (2005). Introducción a la cooperación al desarrollo para las ingenierías. Barcelona: Associació Catalana d'Enginyeria Sense Fronteres.

Vernis Domènech, A., Iglesias Pie, M., Sanz Corella, B. & Saz Carranza, A. (2004). Los retos en la gestión de las organizaciones no lucrativas: claves para el fortalecimiento institucional del tercer sector. Barcelona: Granica.