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Entrepreneurship Institute

Research areas

  • New venture creation

    > Resource acquisition

    > Pitching and storytelling

    > Business plan

    > Failure, aversion, change

    > Digital innovation

  • Growth and internationalization strategies

    > Corporate and global strategy

    > Internationalization processes

    > Micro-multinationals

    > Direct investment with business impact

    > Management change of multinational firm

  • Entrepreneurial finance

    > Business angels

    > Accelerators and incubators

    > Crowdfunding

    > Venture Capital / Corporate VC

    > Search funds / Entrepreneurship through acquisition

    > Private equity / MBO (Management buyouts)

  • Family business

    > Trans-generational entrepreneurship

    > Corporate governance: Family and business management

    > Communication and dialogue in family firms

    > Values identity and narratives in family firms

  • Impact investing and social entrepreneurship

    > Impact investing

    > Social entrepreneurship

    > Social impact measurement

    > Venture philanthropy

    > Social impact bonds

Think tanks

Impact investing & social entrepreneurship


Scaling-up Center


Family business



Esade presents the recommendations to boost the impact investment in Spain

The recommendations include supporting social enterprises in their initial stages, encouraging the use of public funds to catalyse private investment, and including social and environmental impact variables in investment decisions

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Last Thursday, June 20, the EEI hosted the XI Edition of Ship2B Demo Day, a biannual event that aims to present the evolution of the impact startups accelereated by Ship2b.
The event welcomed nearly 200 attendees, including investors and investors, managers of large companies and other agents in our ecosystem. 
In addition, during the event, we had the chance to enjoy a face-to-face between Dani Sánchez, co-founder of Nauta Capital, and José Manuel Villanueva, co-founder of Privalia (company invested by Nauta Capital), Finally, Xavier Pont, together with Mª Ángeles León from the Open Value Foundation, and Guillermo Casasnovas, from ESADE, analyzed the current situation of the impact investment in Spain. They presented the recommendations and discussions that led to the recent entry of Spain into the Global Steering Group (GSG), a global platform promoted by the G8 to promote impact investment.

Lecturer María José Parada awarded with an URL grant to support research in Family Business Groups

Lecturer María José Parada has recently been awarded with an URL grant to support her research in Family Business Groups. The project titled "Responsible property and resilient development of family business groups in Spain" has been very well considered among all funded proposals. The project will be executed during 2019 and is expected to contribute to better understand how family business groups foster responsible property and develop resilient strategies to contribute to economic growth, innovation and wellbeing.

Latest publications

The Assembly of a Field Ideology: An Idea-Centric Perspective on Systemic Power in Impact Investing

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Hacia una economía de impacto: Recomendaciones para impulsar la inversión de impacto en España

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Sources of strategic flexibility in new ventures: An analysis of the role of resource leveraging practices

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Caso: Retos y aprendizajes de la innovación en el sector de la salud: el Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, revisando diez años de apuesta estratégica por la innovación

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When geography matters: International diversification and firm performance of Spanish multinationals

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Entrepreneurial Finance: The Art and Science of Growing Ventures

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New venture ideation and creation


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Global sponsor

Esade Entrepreneurship Institute

Esade Sant Cugat International Campus

Address: Avinguda de la Torre Blanca, 59
08172 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona
Telephone: +34 935 54 35 11