Tamyko Ysa
Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management at ESADE
URL Professor


  • Doctora en Ciències Polítiques i de l'Administració. Universitat de Barcelona
  • Màster en Direcció Pública/Executive Master in Public Administration. ESADE
  • MSc in Public Administration and Public Policy. London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Licenciada en Derecho. Universitat de Barcelona
  • Licenciada en Ciencias Políticas y de la Administración. Universitat de Barcelona

Areas of interest

  • Interorganizational networks
  • Governance of complex systems
  • Leadership and innovation
  • Strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Platforms as business models


Tamyko Ysa (Barcelona, 1969) is Full Professor of Strategy and Public Management (ESADE). Professor in the Department of General Management and Strategy at ESADE, and at ESADEGov. She earned a PhD in Political Science and Public Administration (University of Barcelona), and she has been visiting fellow at The London School of Economics, Copenhagen Business School, University of St. Gallen and Victoria University of Wellington.
She was Vice-Dean of Research at ESADE (Business & Law Schools), and the Principal Investigator of the consolidated research group on "Leadership and Innovation in Public Management". She manages research grants within the European programmes (H2020 and Framework Programme) and the National R&D Plan. Her research has been published in the Journal of Public Administration, Research and Theory; in Public Management Review; in the International Public Management Journal; in Public Administration Review; in the International Journal of Public Sector Management. In addition to Oxford University Press, Routledge, Edward Elgar, Palgrave MacMillan and Emerald.
She is an evaluator of research projects, and accreditations for national and international agencies. Her interests are strategic alliances, platforms, and the collaborative governance of complex systems. She is editorial board of the journal Public Management Review.

Selected publications

Pardo-Bosch, F., Cervera Gómez, C. & Ysa, T. (2019). Key aspects of building retrofitting: Strategizing sustainable cities. Journal of Environmental Management, 248 (2019), pp. 109247-109247. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.07.018.

Diego Badellnull, DiMascio, F, Natalini, A., Ongaro, E., Stolfi, F. & Ysa, T. (2019). Too big to fail? The dynamics of EU influence and fiscal consolidation in Italy and Spain (2008-2016). Public Management Review, 21 (9), pp. 1307-1329.

Ngoye, B., Sierra, V. & Ysa, T. (2019). Different shades of gray: A priming experimental study on how institutional logics influence organizational actor judgment. Public Administration Review, 2 (79), pp. 256-266. DOI: 10.1111/puar.13006.

Ngoye, B., Sierra, V., Ysa, T. & Awan, S. (2019). Priming in behavioral public administration: Methodological and practical considerations for research and scholarship. International Public Management Journal, 1 (23), pp. 113-137. DOI: 10.1080/10967494.2018.1495672.

Ngoye, B., Sierra, V. & Ysa, T. (2019). Assessing performance-use preferences through an institutional logics lens. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 32 (1), pp. 2-20. DOI: 10.1108/IJPSM-12-2017-0344.

Daiser, P., Ysa, T. & Schmidt, D. (2017). Corporate governance of state-owned enterprises: A systematic analysis of empirical literature. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 30 (5), pp. 447-466. DOI: 10.1108/IJPSM-10-2016-0163.

Lewis, J. M., Margot Ricard, L., Klijn, E. & Ysa, T. (2017). Innovation in city governments: Structures, networks, and leadership. London; New York: Routledge.

Anderson, P., Braddick , F., Conrod, P., Gual , A., Hellman, M., Ysa, T. & et al. (2017). The new governance of addictive substances and behaviours. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Margot Ricard, L., Klijn, E., Lewis, J. M. & Ysa, T. (2017). Assessing public leadership styles for innovation: A comparison of Copenhagen, Rotterdam and Barcelona. Public Management Review, 19 (2), pp. 134-156. DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2016.1148192 .

Klijn, E., Sierra, V., Ysa, T., Edelenbos , J., Berman, E. & Chen , D. Y. (2016). The influence of trust on network performance in Taiwan, Spain and the Netherlands: A cross country comparison. International Public Management Journal, 19 (1), pp. 111-139. DOI: 10.1080/10967494.2015.1115790.

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.

Ysa, T. & Salvador Iborra, S. (2015). Liderazgo y dirección pública: el ciclo de vida del cargo directivo. Revista del CLAD Reforma y Democracia, (62), pp. 1-39.

Klijn, E., Ysa, T., Sierra, V., Berman, E., Edelenbos , J. & Chen , D. Y. (2015). The influence of network management and complexity on network performance in Taiwan, Spain and The Netherlands. Public Management Review, 17 (5), pp. 736-764. DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2014.957340.

Kickert , W. & Ysa, T. (2014). New development: How the Spanish government responded to the global economic, banking and fiscal crisis. Public Money & Management, 34 (6), pp. 453-457. DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2014.962375.

Ysa, T., Colom Farran, J., Albareda Sanz, A., Ramon Aribau , A., Carrión , M. & Segura Garcia , L. (2014). Governance of addictions. European public policies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Sierra, V., Ysa, T., Berman, E., Endelenbos , J. & Chen , D. Y. (2013). Context in governance networks: Complex interactions between macro, meso and micro: A theoretical exploration and some empirical evidence on the impact of context factors in Taiwan, Spain and The Netherlands. In Pollitt , C. (Ed.), Context in public policy and management: The missing link? (pp. 233-257). Camberley; Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar.

Gasco Hernández, M., Ysa, T. & Fernandez Ple, C. (2013). Key variables in the strategic management of an interoperability model: Political decision or technological co-optation?. Revista del CLAD Reforma y Democracia, (57), pp. 93-95.

Esteve Laporta, M., Boyne , G., Sierra, V. & Ysa, T. (2013). Organizational collaboration in the public sector: Do chief executives make a difference?. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 23 (4), pp. 927-952.

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.

Ysa, T. & Esteve Laporta, M. (2011). Assessing public networks: Proposal for a new unit of analysis. In Groeneveld, S. & Van de Walle, S. (Eds.), New steering concepts in public management (pp. 41-56). Bingley; Bradford: Emerald.

Hammerschmid, G. & Ysa, T. (2010). Empirical PPP experiences in Europe: National variations of a global concept. In Hodge, G., Greve , C. & Boardman, A. E. (Eds.), International handbook on public-private partnerships (pp. 333-353). Camberley; Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar.

Longo Martínez, F. & Ysa, T. (2008). Los escenarios de la gestión pública del siglo XXI. Barcelona: Escola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya (EAPC).

Lozano, J., Albareda Vivó, L., Ysa, T., Roscher, H. & Marcuccio, M. (2008). Governments and corporate social responsibility: Public policies beyond regulation and voluntary compliance. London; New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Longo Martínez, F. & Ysa, T. (2007). Els escenaris de la gestió pública del segle XXI. Barcelona: Escola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya (EAPC).

Albareda Vivó, L., Lozano, J. & Ysa, T. (2007). Public policies on corporate social responsibility: The role of governments in Europe. Journal of Business Ethics, 74 (4), pp. 391-407.

Ysa, T. (2007). Governance forms in urban public-private partnerships. International Public Management Journal, 10 (1), pp. 35-57.

Albareda Vivó, L., Ysa, T., Lozano, J. & Roscher, H. (2006). The role of governments in fostering CSR. In Kakabadse, A. & Morsing , M. (Eds.), Corporate social responsibility: Reconciling aspiration with application (pp. 112-128). London; New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Martínez Donoso , J. L. & Ysa, T. (2003). Las personificaciones instrumentales locales en Cataluña. Organismos autónomos, consorcios, mancomunidades y sociedades públicas. Madrid: Ministerio de Administraciones Públicas (MAP).