• Dr. Antoni Olive-Tomas

Dr. Antoni Olive -Tomas
IQS - Universitat Ramon Llull
Via Augusta 390,  08017 Barcelona (Spain)
Tel. 932 672 000
Fax. 932 056 266


Entrepreneurship Development Program (2013, MIT)
Ph.D. in Business Administration (2010, UPC)
Programa de Desarrollo Directivo (2004, IESE)
Licenciado en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales (1989, UNED)
Senior Lecturer IQS School of Management 2010


Strategic Management


Research lines

  • Effectuation
    Art and entrepreneurship
    Technology entrepreneurship




Olive-Tomas, A. (in press). Passive, non-systematic search as an alternative to systematic search in opportunity discovery. Harvard Deusto Business Research.

Olive-Tomas, A. (2020). Managerial roles in new technology-based firms: counteracting a ‘technology-based approach.’ International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship, 4(1), 1-21.

Olive-Tomas, A., & Harmeling, S. S. (2020). The rise of art movements: an effectual process model of Picasso’s and Braque’s give-and-take during the creation of Cubism (1908–1914). Small Business Economics, 54(3), 819-842.

Osorno Hinojosa, R., González Sabaté, L., & Olivé i Tomàs, A. (2018). Service management as a means to organizational assimilation of ICT: a case study. Harvard Deusto Business Research, 7(1), 19-36.

Olivé, A., Cuadros, J., González-Sabaté, L., Serrano, V., Jolonch, X. (2015). Raising Funds: Entrepreneurs and Investors Negotiate an Amount to Invest and an Ownership Percentage. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 6(5), 97-112.

Olivé, A., Samper, X., Cuadros, J., Martori, F., Serrano, V. (2015). Answering Questions Concisely: Analysis of a Twitter Activity in a Management Course. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 182, 179-186.

Olivé, A., Carré, M., Cuadros, J., González-Sabaté, L., Serrano V. (2015). Tracking the Behavior of Players in a Finance Simulation and Identifying Work Patterns. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 182, 197-202.

González-Sabaté, L., Olivé, A., Oriol, J., Cuadros, J., Menacho, J. (2015). Tracking the Behavior of Players in a Cost Accounting Simulation and Identifying Work Patterns. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 182, 203-212.

Book chapters

Swirski de Souza, Y., & Olive-Tomas, A. (in press). International entrepreneurship in the video game industry in Barcelona. In Morerira, A. C. (Ed). Cases on Internationalization Challenges for SMEs. Hershey, PA: IGI Global IGI Global.

Olive-Tomas, A., & Gonzalez-Sabate, L. (2020). Creating hybrid social ventures through effectuation and bricolage: the case of Rec.0. In Hernández-Sánchez, B. R., Sánchez-García, J. C., & Moreira, A. C. (Eds). Building an entrepreneurial and sustainable society (pp. 180-203). Hershey, PA: IGI Global IGI Global.

Cerdan-Chiscano, M., Olive-Tomas, A., Jimenez-Zarco, A. I., & Torrent-Sellens, J. (2015). Entrepreneurial initiatives and competitive advantage in technology-based companies: the role of the founding team. In Kaufmann, H., & Sham, S.R. (Eds.). Entrepreneurial Challenges in the 21st Century: Creating Stakeholder Value Co-Creation (pp. 133-154). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cerdan-Chiscano, M., Olive-Tomas, A., Jimenez-Zarco, A.I., & Torrent-Sellens, J. (2015). Barriers to academic entrepreneurship in knowledge-based spinoffs. Evidence from Spanish research groups. In Carvalho, L. (Ed). Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Success and its Impact on Regional Development (2 Volumes) (pp. 141-160). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.



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