Josep M Sayeras Maspera
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting in ESADE
URL Associate Professor

Associate Dean, Master of Science Programmes in Management

Education

  • Doctor en Administració i Direcció d'Empreses. ESADE - Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Llicenciat en Humanitats. UOC - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Llicenciat en Administració i Direcció d' Empreses. ESADE - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Areas of interest

  • Prevention, prediction, solution and handling of financial crises and, in particular, how the various configurations of institutions in different countries affect the handling of exchange rate crises

Biography

On completing his Degree in Business Administration at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, he was Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. He subsequently worked as a Lecturer at the Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas in El Salvador (UCA).

Before joining ESADE in 2000, he was Project Manager in a consultancy company. Moreover, since 1993, he has been carrying out management tasks in Maspera, SA, a family business from the textile sector devoted to the retail trade.


Selected publications

Sayeras Maspera, J. & Aznar-Alarcón, J. (2018, May). The Cuban restaurant industry: Where tourist want to go and what they want to eat?. In 2nd International Research Symposium in Tourism Hospitality and Events, Contemporary Issues and Future Scenarios. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Centre for Research in Tourism Excellence (CERTE), University of Sunderland, Sunderland.

Aznar-Alarcón, J., Sayeras Maspera, J. & Quer, X. (2018, May). Airbnb and hotel industry competition: A game theory approach based on quality investment and prices. In 2nd International Research Symposium in Tourism Hospitality and Events, Contemporary Issues and Future Scenarios. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Centre for Research in Tourism Excellence (CERTE), University of Sunderland, Sunderland.

Aznar-Alarcón, J. & Sayeras Maspera, J. (2018, May). Airbnb competition and hotels' response: The importance of online reputation. In 5th Annual International Conference on Business, Law & Economics. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Business and Law Division, Athens.

Aznar-Alarcón, J., Sayeras Maspera, J., Segarra Roig, G. & Clavería Palacián, J. (2018). AirBnB competition and hotels' response: The importance of online reputation. Athens Journal of Tourism, 5 (1), pp. 7-19.

Aznar-Alarcón, J., Sayeras Maspera, J., Lascorz Riera, R. & Raventós Romero, B. (2018). European macroeconomic imbalances at a sectorial level: Evidence from German and Spanish food industry. Intangible Capital, 14 (1), pp. 47-55. DOI: 10.3926/ic.1101.

Aznar-Alarcón, J., Sayeras Maspera, J., Segarra Roig, G. & Clavería Palacián, J. (2018). Airbnb landlords and price strategy: Have they learnt price discrimination from the hotel industry? Evidence from Barcelona. International Journal of Tourism Sciences, 12 (1), pp. 1-13. DOI: 10.1080/15980634.2018.1438099.

Serrano Rasero, I. & Sayeras Maspera, J. (2017). A vueltas con el Capital Humano. Harvard Deusto Business Review, (270), pp. 58-66.

Aznar-Alarcón, J., Sayeras Maspera, J., Segarra Roig, G. & Clavería Palacián, J. (2017, June). Airbnb landlords and price strategy: Have they learnt price discrimination from hotels? Evidence from Barcelona. In II International Conference on Tourism Dynamics and Trends. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Adkeniz University, Kemptem University of Applied Sciences, Universidad de Sevilla (USE), Università degli Studi del Sannio, Seville.

Aznar-Alarcón, J., Sayeras Maspera, J. & Vives, J. (2017, June). Seasonality, infrastructures and economic growth. In II International Conference on Tourism Dynamics and Trends. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Adkeniz University, Kemptem University of Applied Sciences, Universidad de Sevilla (USE), Università degli Studi del Sannio, Seville.

Aznar-Alarcón, J., Sayeras Maspera, J., Bartolome, B. & Lascorz Riera, R. (2017, June). European macroeconomic imbalances at sectorial level: Evidence from German and Spanish food industry. In VII Congrés ACCID . Symposium conducted at the meeting of Associació Catalana de Comptabilitat i Direcció (ACCID), Barcelona.

Aznar-Alarcón, J., Sayeras Maspera, J., Rocafort Nicolau, A. & Galiana, J. (2017). The irruption of airbnb and its effects on hotels' profitability: An analysis of Barcelona's hotel sector. Intangible Capital, 13 (1), pp. 147-159. DOI: 10.3926/ic.921.

Aznar-Alarcón, J., Sayeras Maspera, J., Galiana, J. & Rocafort Nicolau , A. (2016). Sustainability commitment, new competitors' presence, and hotel performance: The hotel industry in Barcelona. Sustainability, 8 (8), pp. 755-768. DOI: 10.3390/su8080755.

Sayeras Maspera, J., Agell, N., Rovira Llobera, X., Sánchez Soler, M. & Dawson, J. (2016). A measure of perceived performance to assess resource allocation. Soft Computing, 20 (8), pp. 3201-3214. DOI: 10.1007/s00500-015-1696-3.

Rovira Llobera, X., Agell, N., Sayeras Maspera, J. & Sánchez Soler, M. (2016, July). Using qualitative reasoning to evaluate performance: An application in the retail sector. In 29th International Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning (QR 2016). Symposium conducted at the meeting of Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), New York.

Iñesta Codina, A., Valencia-Silva, M. M., Caporarello, L., Statler, M., Mària Serrano, J., Marín Arandia, J. & et al. (2016, July). The Global Integrative Module (GIM): An international project for training students solve the social challenges of tomorrow by working in global virtual teams across schools and across programs. In CIDUI 2016 mpactos de la innovación en la docencia y el aprendizaje. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Universitat de Girona (UdG), Universitat de Lleida (UdL), Cerdanyola del Vallès.

Iñesta Codina, A., Valencia-Silva, M. M., Rovira Llobera, X., Mària Serrano, J., Sayeras Maspera, J., Serlavós Serra, R. & et al. (2016). The global integrative module: A competency based online learning experience to help future managers understand complex global social challenges. In Leigh, J. & Sunley, R. (Eds.), Educating for responsible management: Putting theory into practice (pp. 254-282). New York: Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing.

Aznar-Alarcón, J., Sayeras Maspera, J. & Galiana, J. (2016, June). Key drivers of the financial performance in the hospitality industry: Barcelona hotel industry . In 12th International Conference on Tourism (ICOT 2016). Symposium conducted at the meeting of International Association for Tourism Policy (IATOUR), Naples.

Aznar-Alarcón, J., Sayeras Maspera, J. & Galiana, J. (2016). Key drivers of the financial performance in the hospitality industry: Barcelona hotel industry. International Journal of Business Research, 16 (16), pp. 9-16. DOI: 10.18374/IJBR-16-3.1.

Aznar-Alarcón, J., Sayeras Maspera, J. & Galiana, J. (2016, June). Key drivers of the financial performance in the hospitality industry: Barcelona Hotel Industry. In IABE-2016 Italy Conference. Symposium conducted at the meeting of International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE), Florence.

Sayeras Maspera, J. (2016). Monètica, criptomonedes i diner digital: desafiaments globals a les monedes i als mitjans de pagament estatals. In Estrada-Rius, A., Altres formes de diner: dels vals al Banc del Temps (pp. 131-146). Barcelona: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC).

Aznar-Alarcón, J., Sayeras Maspera, J., Galiana, J. & Rocafort Nicolau, A. (2016, May). The irruptions of Airbnb and its effects on hotel's profitability the analysis of Barcelona's hotel sector. In IV Congrés ACCID. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Associació Catalana de Comptabilitat i Direcció (ACCID), Lleida.

Aznar-Alarcón, J. & Sayeras Maspera, J. (2016, February). The sharing economy and its effects on the profitability at the hotel industry. In 2016 European Sustainable Development on Tourism Hospitality Research Conference. Symposium conducted at the meeting of European Academic Conference on Business Tourism and Hospitality, London.

Aznar-Alarcón, J. & Sayeras Maspera, J. (2015). The financial and economic performance of hotels in spanish beach tourist destinations. Athens Journal of Tourism, 2 (3), pp. 141-152.

Aznar-Alarcón, J. & Sayeras Maspera, J. (2015, June). Hotels' financial and economic performance in Spanish beach tourist destinations. In 11th Annual International Conference on Tourism (ICOT 2015). Symposium conducted at the meeting of Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), Athens.

Sayeras Maspera, J., Iñesta Codina, A. & Rovira Llobera, X. (2014, September). El valor añadido de los debates estructurados: percepciones de los estudiantes del primer curso del Doble Grado en Dirección de Empresas ¿ BBA y del Grado en Derecho de ESADE. In XLIX Asamblea Anual CLADEA 2014. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración (CLADEA), Barcelona.

Iñesta Codina, A., Valencia-Silva, M. M., Rovira Llobera, X., Mària Serrano, J., Sayeras Maspera, J., Serlavós Serra, R. & et al. (2014, September). The Global Integrative Module: Training future managers¿ knowledge integration, multicultural and social responsibility competences. In XLIX Asamblea Anual CLADEA 2014. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración (CLADEA), Barcelona.

Sayeras Maspera, J. & Iñesta Codina, A. (2013, July). Construyendo los cimientos del posicionamiento ético. In II Jornadas Interuniversitarias de Innovación Docente (2013). Symposium conducted at the meeting of Deusto Publicaciones. Universidad de Deusto, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), Universitat Ramon Llull (URL), Bilbao.

Sayeras Maspera, J. (2012, October). Caso Leqtor. In NACRA 2012 Annual Meeting. Symposium conducted at the meeting of North American Case Research Association (NACRA), Quincy.

Salo Mayolas, A., Garriga , A., Rigall Torrent , R., Vila Fernández-Santacruz, M. & Sayeras Maspera, J. (2012). Differences in seasonal price patterns among second home rentals and hotels: Empirical evidence and practical implications. Tourism Economics, 18 (4), pp. 731-747.

Sayeras Maspera, J. (2012). The Spanish crisis and the ways of getting out of it. In Bonet Guinó, E. & Balaton , K. (Eds.), Histories of Doctoral Programmes in Management and Business Administration (pp. 242-252). Brussels: European Doctoral programs Association in Management & Business Administration-Summer School (EDAMBA).

Sayeras Maspera, J. (2012). La llibertat en els discursos d'Angela Merkel. Diàlegs: Revista d'Estudis Polítics i Socials, (1), pp. 57-81.

Sayeras Maspera, J. (2012). ¿Qué significa rescatar un país?. Informe Económico, (12), pp. 36-41.

Sayeras Maspera, J. (2012). Estímulo fiscal en Estados Unidos. Informe Económico, (12), pp. 42-53.

Ballabriga Clavería, F., Comajuncosa Ferrer, J., Sayeras Maspera, J., Laborda Coronil, A. & Parra Llanas , X. (2012). Informe económico. Enero 2012. Barcelona: ESADE. Departamento de Economía.

Sayeras Maspera, J. (2011, October). Grupo Borges en China. In NACRA 2011 Annual Meeting. Symposium conducted at the meeting of North American Case Research Association (NACRA), San Antonio.

Cano Giner, J. & Sayeras Maspera, J. (2010, October). Grupo Torres. In NACRA 2010 Annual Meeting. Symposium conducted at the meeting of North American Case Research Association (NACRA), Gatlinburg.

Alfaro Faus, M., Arenas Vives, D., Batllori Lloveras, G., Bieto Caubet, E., Bonache, J. A., Busquets Carretero, J. & et al. (2010). Batllori Lloveras, G. (Ed.), El MBA de ESADE: todos los conocimientos para alcanzar el éxito profesional. Barcelona: Planeta.

Sanabria Montañez, J., Sánchez-Hernández, G., Agell, N. & Sayeras Maspera, J. (2010, August). An application of SVMs to predict financial exchange rate by using sentiment indicators. In V Simposio de Teoría y Aplicaciones de Minería de Datos, Valencia 2010. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte , Valencia.

Oroval Planas, J., Seijo Font, J., Funosas Vela, R., Tubert Costa , E. M., Ballabriga Clavería, F. & Sayeras Maspera, J. (2010). Impacto económico y social de las marcas de fabricante en mercados de gran consumo en España: principales magnitudes. Barcelona: ESADE. Centro de la Marca.

Sayeras Maspera, J. (2010). Las instituciones y los avatares del sistema cambiario. Saarbrücken: VDM Publishing-Verlag Dr. Müller.

Sayeras Maspera, J. (2010). La vista de los economistas y las gafas de San Agustín. Economistas, (123), pp. 332-335.

Sebastián Carazo, L. & Sayeras Maspera, J. (2009). Dios, tienes un e-mail. Barcelona: Ariel.

Sayeras Maspera, J. (2009). El capitalismo ha muerto, ¡viva el capitalismo!. Información Comercial Española: Revista de Economía, (850), pp. 109-124.

Sanabria Montañez, J., Ruiz Vegas, F., Sayeras Maspera, J. & Agell, N. (2008, June). A SVM approach to foreign exchange forecasting. In 28th Annual International Symposium on Forecasting. Symposium conducted at the meeting of International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), Nice.

Sayeras Maspera, J. (2008, June). Predictably Irrational [Review of the book: Predictably Irrational]. Informe Económico, pp. 92-93.

Mena López, F. & Sayeras Maspera, J. (2007). El Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) (2004-2007): Rodrigo Rato, Managing Director. Informe Económico, (6), pp. 58-103.

Sayeras Maspera, J. (2007, December). Breve historia del futuro [Review of the book: Breve historia del futuro]. Informe Económico, pp. 118-119.

Sánchez Soler, M., Hu , Y., Prats Duaygues, F., Rovira Llobera, X., Sayeras Maspera, J. & Dawson, J. (2007). Ranking features by means of a qualitative optimization process. In Angulo, C. & Godo, L. (Eds.), Artificial intelligence research and development (pp. 310-322). Amsterdam: IOS Press.

Sayeras Maspera, J. (2006). Incidencia de las instituciones en los sistemas de tipo de cambio: un estudio de caso (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Barcelona: Universitat Ramon Llull (URL). ESADE.

Sayeras Maspera, J. (2006). La crisis financiera argentina (2001-2002): una visión institucional. Informe Económico, (3), pp. 28-47.