Ignasi Martí Lanuza
Professor, Department of Social Sciences in ESADE
Contracted Doctoral Professor URL

Director, SII - Social Innovation Institut


  • Doctor en Dirección de Empresas. IESE Business School

Areas of interest

  • Innovation and social and institutional change
  • Power, politics, resistance
  • Exclusion, dignity


Ignasi is a Professor at the Social Sciences Department and the Director of the Social Innovation Institute. He has been a Visiting Professor at ESADE since 2016 and before Professor and Head of the Strategy and Organisation Department at Emlyon Business School in France, where he also directed the OCE Research Center. He earned his PhD in Management at IESE Business School and his Habilitation à la Directions des Recherches (HDR) at the Université Paris-Dauphine. Before, he graduated from the University of Barcelona (UB) with a degree in Philosophy and in Economics, he was also a visiting scholar at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.

Prof. Martí's research findings have been published in top international journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Ethics and Journal of Management Inquiry.

Selected publications

Martí Lanuza, I. (2018). Transformational business models, grand challenges, and social impact. Journal of Business Ethics, 152 (4), pp. 965-976. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-018-3824-3.

van Wijk, J, Zietsma, C., Dorado, S., de Bakker, F. G. A. & Martí Lanuza, I. (2018). Social innovation: Integrating micro, meso, and macro level insights from institutional theory. Business & Society, 57 (2), pp. 1-32. DOI: 10.1177/0007650318789104.

Mumby, D.K., Thomas, R., Martí Lanuza, I. & Seidl, D. (2017). Resistance redux. Organization Studies, 38 (9), pp. 1157-1183. DOI: 10.1177/0170840617717554.

Smith, C. & Martí Lanuza, I. (2017). Attaining legitimacy in temporary business: The case of new entrepreneurs in the television industry. Journal of Small Business Management, 55 (3), pp. 484-499. DOI: 10.1111/jsbm.12256.

Fernández, P. D., Martí Lanuza, I. & Farchi, T. (2017). Mundane and everyday politics for and from the neighborhood. Organization Studies, 38 (2), pp. 201-223. DOI: 10.1177/0170840616670438.

Picard, H. & Martí Lanuza, I. (2016). D'utopismes en organisations: L'inhabituel comme ressource pour réviser les orthodoxies managériales. Revue Française de Gestion, 42 (260), pp. 71-90. DOI: 10.3166/rfg.2016.00066.

Courpasson, D., Dany, F. & Martí Lanuza, I. (2016). Organizational entrepreneurship as active resistance: A struggle against outsourcing. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 40 (1), pp. 131-160. DOI: 10.1111/etap.12109.

Martí Lanuza, I. & Fernández, P. (2013). The institutional work of oppression and resistance: Learning from the Holocaust. Organization Studies, 34 (8), pp. 1195-1223. DOI: 10.1177/0170840613492078.

Martí Lanuza, I., Courpasson, D. & Dubard Barbosa, S. (2013). "Living in the fishbowl". Generating an entrepreneurial culture in a local community in Argentina. Journal of Business Venturing, 28 (1), pp. 10-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2011.09.001.

Mair, J., Martí Lanuza, I. & Ventresca, M.J. (2012). Building inclusive markets in rural Bangladesh: How intermediaries work institutional voids. Academy of Management Journal, 55 (4), pp. 819-850. DOI: 10.5465/amj.2010.0627.

Forgues, B., Greenwood, R., Martí Lanuza, I., Monin, P. & Walgenbach, P. (2012). New institutionalism: Roots and buds. M@n@gement, 15 (5), pp. 460-467. DOI: 10.3917/mana.155.0460.

Coulombe, C. & Martí Lanuza, I. (2009). When they do it: Institutional entrepreneurship in two québécois organizations. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 10 (4), pp. 267-277. DOI: 10.5367/000000009790012273.

Mair, J. & Martí Lanuza, I. (2009). Entrepreneurship in and around institutional voids: A case study from Bangladesh. Journal of Business Venturing, 24 (5), pp. 419-435. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2008.04.006.

Martí Lanuza, I., Etzion, D. & Leca, B. (2008). Theoretical approaches for studying corporations, democracy, and the public good. Journal of Management Inquiry, 17 (3), pp. 148-151. DOI: 10.1177/1056492608318147.

Mair, J. & Martí Lanuza, I. (2007). Entrepreneurship for social impact: Encouraging market access in rural Bangladesh. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 7 (4), pp. 493-501. DOI: 10.1108/14720700710820579.

Mair, J. & Martí Lanuza, I. (2006). Social entrepreneurship research: A source of explanation, prediction, and delight. Journal of World Business, 41 (1), pp. 36-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2005.09.002.