Maria Jose Parada Balderrama
Lecturer, Department of Strategy and General Management in ESADE
Contracted Doctoral Professor


Education

  • Phd in Business Administration. Jönköping International Business School
  • Master Universitario en Ciencies de la Gestión. ESADE
  • Máster en Dirección y Administración de Empresas. ESADE
  • Licenciada en Administración de Empresas. Universidad Católica Boliviana "San Pablo"

Areas of interest

  • Family Business
  • Next-gen Leadership
  • Corporate Governance
  • Valores
  • Transgenerational Entrepreneurship

Biography

Maria José Parada is a Lecturer at the Strategy and General Management Department and Co-director of the MBA Family Business Lab at ESADE Business School. She teaches Family Business Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship in different programs. Maria José holds a PhD in business administration from Jönköping International Business School, and a PhD in Management Sciences from ESADE. She has been Visiting Researcher of the INSEAD Global Leadership Center, France, and at HEC, Paris. Her research interests cover governance, professionalization, values, entrepreneurship, and next-gen leadership. She is an FFI Fellow and pursued the Advanced Family Business Advising certificate from Family Firm Institute. She is currently chair of the European STEP Project Council. She serves a board member in her own family business. She has several years of experience working in the telecom industry for a multinational corporation and in the tourism industry in her own family business.


Selected publications

Parada Balderrama, M. & Dawson, A. (2017). Building family business identity through transgenerational narratives. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 30 (3), pp. 344-356. DOI: 10.1108/JOCM-10-2016-0200.

Parada Balderrama, M. & Dawson, A. (2017). Exploring institutional entrepreneurship in developing countries-Copreneurs in the tourism industry: A Bolivian case. In Ramirez-Pasillas, M. & Markowska , M. (Eds.),Brundin, E., Contextualizing entrepreneurship in emerging economies and developing countries (pp. 194-210). Camberley; Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar.

Parada Balderrama, M. & Gimeno Sandig, A. (2016). Understanding characteristics of long-term value creating family business. Effective Executive, XIX (4), pp. 43-54.

Parada Balderrama, M., Müller, C. & Gimeno Sandig, A. (2016). Family businesses in Ibero-America: An introduction. Academia: Revista Latinoamericana de Administración, 29 (3), pp. 219-230.

Parada Balderrama, M. (2016). Understanding different dimensions of the family business from a contingency perspective (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Barcelona: ESADE Business School; Universitat Ramon Llull (URL). ESADE.

DeWitt, R., Auletta, N., Parada Balderrama, M., Yusof, M. & Sharma, P. (2015). Developing next generation leaders. In Sharma, P., Auletta, N., DeWitt, R., Parada Balderrama, M. & Yusof, M. (Eds.), Developing next generation leaders for transgenerational entrepreneurial family enterprises (pp. 1-18). Camberley; Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar.

Sharma, P., Auletta, N., DeWitt, R., Parada Balderrama, M. & Yusof, M. (Eds.), (2015). Developing next generation leaders for transgenerational entrepreneurial family enterprises. Camberley; Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar.

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.

Parada Balderrama, M. (2015, 07 de October). Family business role models: Understanding role complexity . Publicado en: https://ffipractitioner.org/2015/10/07/family-business-role-models-understanding-role-complexity/

Parada Balderrama, M. (2015). Developing governance structures in family firms: from adoption to institutionalization. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School.

Parada Balderrama, M. (2015). Developing governance structures in family firms: From adoption to institutionalization (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School.

Sharma, P., Yusof, M., Parada Balderrama, M., DeWitt, R. & Auletta, N. (Eds.), (2014). . Reading: STEP Project.

Auletta, N., DeWitt, R., Parada Balderrama, M., Yusof, M. & Sharma, P. (2014). How are entrepreneurial family businesses sustained over time?. In Sharma, P., Auletta, N., DeWitt, R., Parada Balderrama, M. & Yusof, M. (Eds.), Sustaining entrepreneurial family businesses: Developing the core, expanding the boundaries (pp. 3-11). Reading: STEP Project.

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.

Parada Balderrama, M. (2013). Comment on "territory's absorptive capacity". Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 3 (1), pp. 141-146. DOI: 10.1515/erj-2012-0026.

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.

Dolan, S., Parada Balderrama, M., Mendoza Mayordomo, F., Puig Bastard, P., Sabal Cárdenas, J. & Vives, L. (2010). La multinacional española ante un nuevo escenario internacional. Segundo informe anual del Observatorio de la Empresa Multinacional Española (OEME). Barcelona: ESADE Business School, Barcelona; Madrid: ICEX (Instituto Español Comercio Exterior).

Dolan, S. & Parada Balderrama, M. (2010). Gestión de recursos humanos y políticas de provisión de cargos directivos en la multinacional española. In Mendoza Gonzálvez , X. (Dir.), La multinacional española ante un nuevo escenario internacional. Segundo informe anual del Observatorio de la Empresa Multinacional Española (OEME) (pp. 191-211). Barcelona: ESADE Business School, Barcelona; Madrid: ICEX (Instituto Español Comercio Exterior).

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. & Viladas Ollé, H. (2010). Narratives: A powerful device for values transmission in family businesses. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 23 (2), pp. 166-172.

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.

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.

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.

Sánchez Torres, E., Parada Balderrama, M., Iglesias Almagro , M., Bel Antaki, J. & Obeso Abalde, C. (2005). V Informe Randstad: Tiempo de trabajo: calidad del trabajo en la Europa de los quince. Barcelona: ESADE. Instituto de Estudios Laborales (IEL).