Josep Bisbe
Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at ESADE
URL Associate Professor


  • Doctor en Administración y Dirección de Empresas. ESADE - Universitat Ramon Llull
  • MBA Master in Public and Private Management. Yale School of Organization and Management - Yale University
  • Licenciado en Ciencias Empresariales y Máster en Dirección de Empresas. ESADE
  • Licenciado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas. ESADE - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Licenciado o Licenciada en Administración y Dirección de Empresas. ESADE

Areas of interest

  • Management Control Systems
  • Performance Measurement Systems
  • Management Accounting
  • Health Care Management
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting


Josep Bisbe is Professor of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at ESADE Business School. Josep gained his PhD at ESADE, Ramon Llull University, and his MBA / MPPM at the Yale School of Management (Yale University).

Joseps teaching and research interests include financial and management accounting systems, performance measurement systems and management control systems as instruments for the implementation of strategies. In particular, he is interested in the design and use of such systems in the context of health-care organizations, professional organizations and innovative and knowledge-based firms. On these topics, Josep has published several book chapters and articles in academic and professional journals including Accounting Organizations and Society, European Accounting Review, Accounting and Business Review, Harvard-Deusto Business Review, Health Policy Long Range Planning and Management Accounting Research. He has lectured courses on these areas in international institutions such as the London School of Economics (LSE) or the National University of Ireland (NUI).

Josep has been Director of the Combined Undergraduate and Master in Management Programme and Empresas and Academic Vice-Dean of ESADE. Currently, he is president of the ESADE Faculty. Previously, he had held several executive positions in health-care organizations and cosmetics firms, and has engaged in consultancy work for knowledge-based professional organizations.

Selected publications

Bedford, D., Bisbe, J. & Sweeney, M. (2019). Performance measurement systems as generators of cognitive conflict in ambidextrous firms. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 72 (1), pp. 21-37. DOI:

Bisbe, J. & Sivabalan, P. (2017). Management control and trust in virtual settings: A case study of a virtual new product development team. Management Accounting Research, 37 (December 2017), pp. 12-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.mar.2017.02.001.

Bisbe, J. & Malagueño de Santana, R. (2015). How control systems influence product innovation processes: The role of entrepreneurial orientation. Accounting and Business Research, 45 (3), pp. 356-386. DOI: 10.1080/00014788.2015.1009870.

Bisbe, J. & Cano Giner, J. (2013). Santander MIS America. Case Research Journal, 33 (3-4), pp. 45-66.

Bisbe, J. & Malagueño de Santana, R. (2012). Using strategic performance measurement systems for strategy formulation: Does it work in dynamic environments?. Management Accounting Research, 23 (4), pp. 296-311.

Bisbe, J. & Barrubés Sol, J. (2012). The balanced scorecard as a management tool for assessing and monitoring strategy implementation in health care organizations. Revista Española de Cardiología, 65 (10), pp. 919-927.

Gimbert Ràfols, X., Bisbe, J. & Mendoza Mayordomo, F. (2010). The role of performance measurement systems in strategy formulation processes. Long Range Planning, 43 (4), pp. 477-497.

Bisbe, J., Batista-Foguet, J. & Chenhall , R. (2007). Defining management accounting constructs: A methodological note on the risks of conceptual misspecification. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 32 (7-8), pp. 789-820.

Bisbe, J. (2006). Conversamos con Robert Kaplan. ESADE Alumni, (118), pp. 14-16.

Bisbe, J. & Otley , D. (2004). The effects of the interactive use of management control systems on product innovation. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 29 (8), pp. 709-737.

Bisbe, J. (2004). Aportación de los sistemas de clasificación de pacientes basados en la casuística al análisis de costes del producto hospitalario. Claves para la gestión clínica (pp. 392-422). New York: McGraw-Hill .