Marc Esteve
Visiting Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management at ESADE
URL Visiting Professor


  • Doctor. Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Master Oficial en Activitat Física i Esport. Universitat de barcelona
  • Llicenciatura en Psicologia. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Llicenciat en Ciències de l'Activitat Física i l'Esport. Universitat de Barcelona

Areas of interest

  • Public Management
  • Leadership
  • Organisational Change
  • Interorganizational collaborations


Marc Esteve joined ESADE Business School in 2016 as a Visiting Professor. He is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of International Public Management at the School of Public Policy at the University College London. Dr. Esteve is also the director of the MPA in Public Administration and Management at UCL. He received his PhD in management sciences from ESADE Business School-Ramon Llull University in 2012, and prior to joining UCL, he was a visiting research fellow at Cardiff Business School (2011), and a postdoc at the Institute of Public Governance and Management (ESADE Business School).

Dr Esteve¿s primary research interests have focused on understanding how individual characteristics influence decision making, specifically in interorganizational collaborations. He is currently delving more deeply into the mechanisms and effects of personality in the context of collaboration; his present research involves a study that explores the role of personality variables on strategic decision-makings by using experimental designs. His research has been published in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, Public Administration, International Public Management Journal, as well as in several conference proceedings and numerous book chapters.

He currently serves as Editor at Local Government Studies.

Selected publications

Pencheva, I., Esteve Laporta, M. & Mikhaylov, S. J. (2020). Big Data and AI - a transformational shift for government: So, what next for research?. Public Policy and Administration, 35 (1), pp. 24-44. DOI: 10.1177/0952076718780537.

Esteve Laporta, M. (2019). Is private production of hospital services cheaper than public production? A meta-regression of public versus private costs and efficiency for hospitals. International Public Management Journal. DOI: 10.1080/10967494.2019.1622613.

Esteve Laporta, M. & Schuster, C. (2019). Motivating public employees. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/9781108559720.

Gimeno Feliu, J. M., Tornos Mas, J., Camp, R., Longo Martínez, F., Reig Majoral, M., Saz Carranza, A. & et al. (2018). La gobernanza de los contratos públicos en la colaboración público-privada. Barcelona: Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona.

Losada Marrodán, C. & Esteve Laporta, M. (2018). Management roles in political and senior civil servants positions: A multiple-study approach. International Public Management Journal, 21 (5), pp. 850-876. DOI: 10.1080/10967494.2017.1418772.

Mikhaylov, S. J., Esteve Laporta, M. & Campion, Averill Marie (2018). Artificial intelligence for the public sector: Opportunities and challenges of cross-sector collaboration. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 376 (2128), pp. 1-21. DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2017.0357.

Ospina , S. M., Esteve Laporta, M. & Lee, S (2018). Assessing qualitative studies in public administration research. Public Administration Review, 78 (4), pp. 593-605. DOI: 10.1111/puar.12837.

Reig Majoral, M. & Esteve Laporta, M. (2018). La gestió de les col·laboracions entre sectors. Revista Econòmica de Catalunya, (77), pp. 66-70.

Dasandi, N. & Esteve Laporta, M. (2017). The politics-bureaucracy interface in developing countries. Public Administration and Development, 37 (4), pp. 231-245. DOI: 10.1002/pad.1793.

Esteve Laporta, M., Schuster, C., Albareda Sanz, A. & Losada Marrodán, C. (2017). The effects of doing more with less in the public sector: Evidence from a large-scale survey. Public Administration Review, 77 (4), pp. 544-553. DOI: 10.1111/puar.12766.

Van Witteloostuijn , A., Esteve Laporta, M. & Boyne , G. (2017). Public sector motivation ad fonts: Personality traits as antecedents of the motivation to serve the public interest. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 27 (1), pp. 20-35. DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muw027.

Bel, G., Esteve Laporta, M., Matthews, P. & Metze, T. (2017). Editorial statement. Local government studies, 43 (2), pp. 139-141. DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2017.1270554.

Reig Majoral, M. & Esteve Laporta, M. (2016). Claves de éxito en colaboraciones público-privadas. Harvard Deusto Business Review, (257), pp. 32-33.

Provost, C. & Esteve Laporta, M. (2016). Collective action problems in the contracting of public services. Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation, 2 (3), pp. 227-243. DOI: 10.1177/2055563616678640.

Esteve Laporta, M., Urbig, D., Van Witteloostuijn , A. & Boyne , G. (2015). Prosocial behavior and public service motivation. Public Administration Review, 76 (1), pp. 177-187. DOI: 10.1111/puar.12480.

Andrews , R., Esteve Laporta, M. & Ysa, T. (2015). Public-private joint ventures: Mixing oil and water?. Public Money & Management, 4 (35), pp. 265-272. DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2015.1047267.

Andrews , R. & Esteve Laporta, M. (2015). Still like ships that pass in the night? The relationship between public administration and management studies. International Public Management Journal, 18 (1), pp. 31-60. DOI: 10.1080/10967494.2014.972483.

Baekgaard, M., Baethge, C., Dunlop, C. A., Blom-Hansen, J., Esteve Laporta, M., Jakobsen, M. & et al. (2015). Conducting experiments in public management research: A practical guide. International Public Management Journal, 18 (2), pp. 323-342. DOI: 10.1080/10967494.2015.1024905.

Esteve Laporta, M., Van Witteloostuijn , A. & Boyne , G. (2015). The effects of public service motivation on collaborative behavior: Evidence from three experimental games. International Public Management Journal, 18 (2), pp. 171-189. DOI: 10.1080/10967494.2015.1012573.

Ysa, T., Sierra, V. & Esteve Laporta, M. (2014). Determinants of network outcomes: The impact of management strategies. Public Administration, 92 (3), pp. 636-655. DOI: 10.1111/padm.12076.

Esteve Laporta, M., Grau Sarabia, M. & Cabrera Valle , R. (2013). Assessing public sector values trough the tri-axial model: Empirical evidence from Spain. Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 20 (4), pp. 528-543.

Esteve Laporta, M., Grau Sarabia, M. & Valle Cabrera, R. (2013). Assessing public sector values through the Tri-axial model: Empirical evidence from Spain. ESADE working paper (244). Barcelona: ESADE

Esteve Laporta, M. (2013). The management of interorganizational collaborations (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Barcelona: Universitat Ramon Llull (URL). ESADE.

Ysa, T., Esteve Laporta, M. & Longo Martínez, F. (2012). Enhancing innovation in public organizations through public-private partnerships: The role of public managers. In Greve , C. & Hodge, G. (Eds.), Rethinking public-private partnerships: Strategies for turbulent times (pp. 98-113). London; New York: Routledge.

Esteve Laporta, M., Ysa, T. & Longo Martínez, F. (2012). The creation of innovation through public-private collaboration. Revista Española de Cardiología, 65 (9), pp. 835-842.

Longo Martínez, F. & Esteve Laporta, M. (2012). Assessing the implementation of managerial reforms in Catalan government: The development of professional public management. Public Money & Management, 32 (6), pp. 453-460.

Ysa, T., Gine Torrens, M., Esteve Laporta, M. & Sierra, V. (2012). Public corporate governance of state owned enterprises: Evidence from the Spanish banking industry. Public Money & Management, 32 (4), pp. 265-272.

Esteve Laporta, M., Di Lorenzo, F., Inglés, E. & Puig, N. (2011). Empirical evidence of stakeholder management in sports clubs: The impact of the board of directors. European Sport Management Quarterly, 11 (4), pp. 423-440. DOI: 10.1080/16184742.2011.599210.