Maria Jose Parada Balderrama
Lecturer, Department of Strategy and General Management at ESADE
Contracted Doctoral Professor URL


Education

  • Phd in Business Administration. Jönköping International Business School
  • Máster Universitario en Investigación en Ciencias de la Gestión. ESADE - Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Máster Universitario en Investigación en Ciencias de la Gestión. ESADE - Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Master Universitario en Ciencies de la Gestión. ESADE
  • Máster en Dirección y Administración de Empresas. ESADE
  • Licenciada en Administración de Empresas. Universidad Católica Boliviana "San Pablo"

Areas of interest

  • Family Business
  • Next-gen Leadership
  • Corporate Governance
  • Valores
  • Transgenerational Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business Groups
  • Narratives of Business Families

Biography

Maria José is Lecturer-Contracted Doctoral Professor at the Strategy and General Management Department. She is Academic Co-Director of the ESADE-Georgetown Global Business Family Initiative. She holds a PhD in Business Administration from Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Sweden, and a PhD in Management Sciences from ESADE Business School. She did her MBA at ESADE. Maria José has been Visiting Researcher of the INSEAD Global Leadership Center, France, and Visiting Scholar at HEC, Paris. She participated at the Global Colloquium: Participant Centered Learning Executive Education Course at Harvard Business School. She currently teaches Family Business Management, and Strategy in different programs. She is FFI Fellow and has the advanced family business advising certificate from Family Firm Institute.
Her research interests cover strategizing, governance, professionalization, values, next gen development and entrepreneurship in family businesses, as well as the emergence and development of family business groups. She has published articles in various academic journals (e.g. Family Business Review, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Family Business Management, Journal of Family Business Strategy, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, Harvard Deusto Business Review, and Entrepreneurship Research Journal). Her work also appears in book chapters, and she has co-edited two books: the second volume of the Edward Elgar Global STEP book series about transgenerational entrepreneurship, and a book on Family Business Groups (Palgrave McMillan). Prior to her academic career she worked several years for a multinational corporation in the telecom industry and in her family business in the tourism industry. She has served as board member in the EU STEP council for 3 years and currently serves as board member in her family-owned business.


Selected publications

Kandade, Kiran, Samara, G., Parada , M. & Dawson, A. (Forthcoming). From family successors to successful business leaders: The determinants and role of high quality relationships. Journal of Family Business Strategy.

Dawson, A., Parada , M. & Gimeno Sandig, A. (2020). Growth through Innovation and Internationalization: Exploring the role of family business identity through narrative analysis. In De Massis, A. & Kammerlander, N., Handbook of qualitative research methods for family business (pp. XX-XX). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Parada , M., Gimeno Sandig, A., Samara, G. & Saris, W. (Forthcoming). The adoption of governance mechanisms in family businesses: An institutional lens. Journal of Family Business Management. DOI: 10.1108/JFBM-07-2019-0054.

Alvarado Álvarez, C., Armadans, I. & Parada , M. (2019). Tracing the roots of constructive conflict management in family firms. Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. DOI: 10.1111/ncmr.12164.

Samara, G., Jamali, D. & Parada , M. (2019). Antecedents and outcomes of bifurcated compensation in family firms: A multilevel view. Human Resource Management Review.

Parada , M., Samara, G., Dawson, A. & Bonet Guinó, E. (2019). Prosperity over time and across generations: The role of values and virtues in family businesses. Journal of Organizational Change Management. DOI: 10.1108/JOCM-11-2018-0341.

Parada , M., Barredy, C. & Batac, J. (2019). El Consejo de Administración en pymes familiares como espacio de aprendizaje. Harvard Deusto Business Review, (286), pp. 56-64.

Rosa, P., Rautiainen, M., Pihkala, T., Parada , M. & Discua-Cruz, A. (2018). Introduction: Presenting the case for studying the emergence and development of family business groups. In Rosa, P., Rautiainen, M., Pihkala, T., Parada , M. & Discua-Cruz, A. (Eds.), The family business group phenomenon emergence and complexities (pp. 1-13). London; New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Parada , M., Akther, N., Basco, R., Discua-Cruz, A. & Fitz Koch, S. (2018). Understanding the dynamics of business group development: A transgenerational perspective. In Rautiainen, M., Rosa, P., Pihkala, T., Parada , M. & Discua-Cruz, A. (Eds.), The family business group phenomenon: Emergence and complexities (pp. 201-222). London; New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Rosa, P., Rautiainen, M., Pihkala, T., Parada , M. & Discua-Cruz, A. (2018). Conclusions: Researching family business groups: Lessons learned and avenues for further research. In Rautiainen, M., Rosa, P., Pihkala, T., Parada , M. & Discua-Cruz, A. (Eds.), The family business group phenomenon: Emergence and complexities (pp. 387-395). London; New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Rautiainen, M., Rosa, P., Pihkala, T., Parada , M. & Discua-Cruz, A. (Eds.), (2018). The family business group phenomenon: Emergence and complexities. London; New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Discua-Cruz, A., Basco, R., Parada , M., Malfense-Fierro, A. & Alvarado Álvarez, C. (2018). Resilience and family business groups in unstable economies. In Parada , M., Rautiainen, M., Discua-Cruz, A., Rosa, P. & Pihkala, T. (Eds.), The family business group phenomenon: Emergence and complexities (pp. 315-352). London; New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Alvarado Álvarez, C. & Parada , M. (2018). The Pérez Díaz family business group: At a crossroad in Venezuela. In Müller, C., Botero, I. C., Discua-Cruz, A. & Subramanian, R., Family firms in latinamerica (pp. 198-212). London; New York: Routledge.

Dawson, A. & Parada , M. (2018). Corporate governance in family businesses across generations: Exploring intergenerational issues. In Memili, E. & Dribell, C. (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of heterogeneity among family firms (pp. 115-140). London; New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Samara, G., Sierra, V. & Parada , M. (2018). Who are the best performers? The environmental social performance of family firms. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 9 (1), pp. 33-43. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfbs.2017.11.004.

Parada , M. (2017). Estructuras de gobierno en la empresa familiar: de la formalidad a la realidad. Harvard Deusto Business Review, (272), pp. 54-62.

Parada , M. & Dawson, A. (2017). Building family business identity through transgenerational narratives. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 30 (3), pp. 344-356. DOI: 10.1108/JOCM-10-2016-0200.

Parada , M. & Dawson, A. (2017). Exploring institutional entrepreneurship in developing countries-Copreneurs in the tourism industry: A Bolivian case. In Ramirez-Pasillas, M. & Markowska , M. (Eds.),Brundin, E., Contextualizing entrepreneurship in emerging economies and developing countries (pp. 194-210). Camberley; Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar.

Parada , M. & Gimeno Sandig, A. (2016). Understanding characteristics of long-term value creating family business. Effective Executive, XIX (4), pp. 43-54.

Parada , M., Müller, C. & Gimeno Sandig, A. (2016). Family businesses in Ibero-America: An introduction. Academia: Revista Latinoamericana de Administración, 29 (3), pp. 219-230.

Parada , M. (2016, 01 de July). Sobre 'Las 5 claves de Peter Drucker'. Publicado en: http://www.managerfocus.com/maria-jose-parada-balderrama-sobre-las-5-claves-de-peter-drucker/

Parada , M. (2016). Understanding different dimensions of the family business from a contingency perspective (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Barcelona: ESADE Business School; Universitat Ramon Llull (URL). ESADE.

DeWitt, R., Auletta, N., Parada , M., Yusof, M. & Sharma, P. (2015). Developing next generation leaders. In Sharma, P., Auletta, N., DeWitt, R., Parada , M. & Yusof, M. (Eds.), Developing next generation leaders for transgenerational entrepreneurial family enterprises (pp. 1-18). Camberley; Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar.

Sharma, P., Auletta, N., DeWitt, R., Parada , M. & Yusof, M. (Eds.), (2015). Developing next generation leaders for transgenerational entrepreneurial family enterprises. Camberley; Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar.

Gimeno Sandig, A. & Parada , M. (2015). Parenting and next gen development. In Sharma, P., Auletta, N., DeWitt, R., Parada , M. & Yusof, M. (Eds.), Developing next generation leaders for transgenerational entrepreneurial family enterprises (pp. 212-237). Camberley; Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar.

Parada , M. (2015, 07 de October). Family business role models: Understanding role complexity . Publicado en: https://ffipractitioner.org/2015/10/07/family-business-role-models-understanding-role-complexity/

Parada , M. (2015). Developing governance structures in family firms: from adoption to institutionalization. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School.

Parada , M. (2015). Developing governance structures in family firms: From adoption to institutionalization (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School.

Sharma, P., Yusof, M., Parada , M., DeWitt, R. & Auletta, N. (Eds.), (2014). . Reading: STEP Project.

Auletta, N., DeWitt, R., Parada , M., Yusof, M. & Sharma, P. (2014). How are entrepreneurial family businesses sustained over time?. In Sharma, P., Auletta, N., DeWitt, R., Parada , M. & Yusof, M. (Eds.), Sustaining entrepreneurial family businesses: Developing the core, expanding the boundaries (pp. 3-11). Reading: STEP Project.

Gimeno Sandig, A. & Parada , M. (2013). Professionalization of the family business: Decision making domains. In Sharma, P., González, A. C., Nason, R., Ramachandran, K. & Sieger, P., Exploring transgenerational entrepreneurship. The role of resources and capabilities (pp. 42-61). Camberley; Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar. DOI: 10.4337/9781781003626.00009.

Parada , M. (2013). Comment on "territory's absorptive capacity". Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 3 (1), pp. 141-146. DOI: 10.1515/erj-2012-0026.

Parada , M., Nordqvist , M. & Gimeno Sandig, A. (2010). Institutionalizing the family business: The role of professional associations in fostering a change of values. Family Business Review, 23 (4), pp. 355-372.

Dolan, S., Parada , M., Mendoza Mayordomo, F., Puig Bastard, P., Sabal Cárdenas, J. & Vives, L. (2010). La multinacional española ante un nuevo escenario internacional. Segundo informe anual del Observatorio de la Empresa Multinacional Española (OEME). Barcelona: ESADE Business School, Barcelona; Madrid: ICEX (Instituto Español Comercio Exterior).

Dolan, S. & Parada , M. (2010). Gestión de recursos humanos y políticas de provisión de cargos directivos en la multinacional española. In Mendoza Gonzálvez , X. (Dir.), La multinacional española ante un nuevo escenario internacional. Segundo informe anual del Observatorio de la Empresa Multinacional Española (OEME) (pp. 191-211). Barcelona: ESADE Business School, Barcelona; Madrid: ICEX (Instituto Español Comercio Exterior).

Bieto Caubet, E., Gimeno Sandig, A. & Parada , M. (2010). Dealing with increasing family complexity to achieve transgenerational potential in family firms. In Nordqvist , M. & Zellweger , T. M. (Eds.), Transgenerational entrepreneurship: Exploring growth and performance in the family firms across generations (pp. 167-194). Camberley; Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar.

Parada , M. & Viladas Ollé, H. (2010). Narratives: A powerful device for values transmission in family businesses. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 23 (2), pp. 166-172.

Parada , M., Alemany, L. & Gimeno Sandig, A. (2009). Capital riesgo y empresa familiar: ¿es posible la sinergia?. Revista Española de Capital Riesgo, 2009 (2 ), pp. 17-28.

Gimeno Sandig, A., Bieto Caubet, E. & Parada , M. (2008). La importancia de la transformación de los valores en el comportamiento emprendedor. In Amat, J.M., Martínez, J.I. & Roure, J. (Eds.), Transformarse o desaparecer: estrategias de la empresa familiar para competir en el siglo XXI (pp. 69-80). Bilbao: Deusto Publicaciones. Universidad de Deusto.

Batista-Foguet, J., Baulenas Ruvireta, G., Coma-Cros Raventós , J., Saris, W., Guilló Lledó, L. & Parada , M. (2006). Gimeno Sandig, A. (Dir.), Radiografía de la empresa familiar española: fortalezas y riesgos. Barcelona: ESADE.

Sánchez Torres, E., Parada , M., Iglesias Almagro , M., Bel Antaki, J. & Obeso Abalde, C. (2005). V Informe Randstad: Tiempo de trabajo: calidad del trabajo en la Europa de los quince. Barcelona: ESADE. Instituto de Estudios Laborales (IEL).