Elena Bou Alameda
Associate Professor, Department of Operations, Innovation and Data Sciences in ESADE
Contracted Doctoral Professor URL


Education

  • Doctor Europeo. ESADE - Universitat Ramon Llull
  • EUDOKMA Certification. EUDOKMA
  • Doctora en Administració i Direcció d'Empreses. ESADE - Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Máster en Dirección y Administración de Empresas. ESADE
  • Licenciada en Administración y Dirección de Empresas. ESADE - Universitat Ramon Llull

Areas of interest

  • Practice and Expertise
  • Managing the Professional Organization and Knowledge-Intensive-Firms (KIF)
  • Service Operations Management
  • Service Quality Management
  • Managing Operations in the Knowledge Organization
  • Knowledge creation in the firm
  • Qualitative research

Biography

Elena Bou has been Associate Professor in the Department of Operations Management and Innovation at ESADE since 1998.

Her teaching activity comprises lecturing in different courses and programmes, covering undergraduate programmes, MBA, Executive Masters, PhD courses and Executive Education.

She has worked as a consultant in the implementation of quality systems and organisational change in different types of companies, in private and public organisations and within a European context (Spain, Germany and England). She has carried out different research projects including the coordination of the European Research ESPRIT Project: 'Performance Measurement System for Total Quality Management', designing the methodology, product development and system implementation in Spanish, English and German companies. Recently she has carried out the study on knowledge dynamics within organisational and professional practice.



Currently, she is member and co-ordinator of ESADE Research Group for Organisational Learning and Knowledge (GRACO).

She is author of several professional and academic publications and referee of academic journals.


Selected publications

Moreira Ottani, S., Bou Alameda, M. & Canals Parera, A. (2013, March). 'High energy' collisions and sustainable collaborations in outlier organisations: The cases of ATLAS Experiment and KIC InnoEnergy. In SMS Special Conference. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Strategic Management Society (SMS), Geneva.

Bou Alameda, M. (2013). Networks of innovation and new modes of PPP: The case of KIC InnoEnergy. The European Files, (26), pp. 40-42.

Bou Alameda, M. (2012). L'energia: la innovació d'avui, la prosperitat de demà. Revista Econòmica de Catalunya, (66), pp. 120-123.

Bou Alameda, M. (2010). Redes creadoras de valor: Value-added networks. Pulso, (36), pp. 48-51.

Moreira Ottani, S. & Bou Alameda, M. (2009, July). Bridging old worlds and building new ones: The challenge of integrating knowledge in innovation networks. In 25th EGOS Colloquium. Symposium conducted at the meeting of European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Barcelona.

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

Bou Alameda, M., Moensted , M. & Bonifacio , M. (2009, April). Managing large collaborations in Europe: New challenges for cross-organizational management. In 2009 International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC). Symposium conducted at the meeting of Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC), Amsterdam.

Moreira Ottani, S. & Bou Alameda, M. (2009, April). Connecting worlds: The role of innovation brokers in the context of innovation networks. In 2009 International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC). Symposium conducted at the meeting of Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC), Amsterdam.

Moreira Ottani, S. & Bou Alameda, M. (2009, April). Connecting worlds: The role of innovation brokers in the context of innovation networks. In 1st ESADE-HEC Symposium on Transversal Topics 2009. Symposium conducted at the meeting of ESADE, Sant Cugat del Vallès.

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 2008. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Academy of Wine Business Research.

Bou Alameda, M. & Dröge, H. (2008, July). The exploration & exploitation dilemma revisited: How does it apply to innovation in professional service firms?. In 24th EGOS Colloquium. Symposium conducted at the meeting of European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Amsterdam.

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 8th EURAM Annual Conference 2008. Symposium conducted at the meeting of European Academy of Management (EURAM), 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. In Organization Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities Conference, Copenhagen 2008. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen.

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., Boud , D., Cressey , P. & Docherty , P. (2006, September). Productive Reflection at Work [Review of the book: Productive Reflection at Work]. Management Learning, 37, pp. 410-413.

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.

Bonet Guinó, E. & Bou Alameda, M. (2006, May). Definition and meanings in theory building from Socrates to grounded theory and sensemaking. In 6th EURAM Annual Conference 2006. Symposium conducted at the meeting of European Academy of Management (EURAM), Oslo.

Bou Alameda, M. & Hernández Manzano , E. (2006). Gestión del Conocimiento sí, pero ¿qué conocimiento gestionar?: implicaciones del estudio de la práctica. Capital Humano, (198), pp. 106-110.

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.

Bou Alameda, M. (2006). Through the looking glass: Understanding a complex relationship between knowledge and action (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Barcelona: Universitat Ramon Llull (URL). ESADE.

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.