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 PRIORITY FIELDS OF ACTION AND ATTACHED FIELDSPriority fields of action and attached fieldsThe PhD programme centres on two main research areas: Economics and territorial competitivenessand organisations management and business competitiveness. Each of these focus areas contains several sub-areas.Economics and territorial competitivenessResearch sub-areas·         Economic growth.·         Economics and international commerce.·         Territorial and cluster strategies: policy-making and assessment.·         Innovation systems.·         Entrepreneurship and business demographics policies.·         Sustainable economics and sustainability policy.·         SMEs, family firms and social businesses: impact on economic development.Organisations management & business competitiveness Research sub-areas·         Strategic management (competitive corporate strategy, with particular emphasis on internationalisation strategies and digital strategy).·         Knowledge and innovation management.·         Entrepreneurs and new businesses creation.·         Corporate social responsibility and stakeholders.·         SMEs, family firms and social businesses: strategy and management areas.·         Human capital.·         Marketing.·         Finance.  RESEARCH TRAININGTraining activitiesThe PhD programmes feature cross-cutting research training activities that focus on excellence in training new researchers and optimum development of research competences. These activities are held throughout the training period and consist of: courses, meetings, seminars, attendance to congresses, publication of articles and mobility stays.These activities are held to prompt intellectual encounters where researchers can improve their training in a context of excellence, creativity, interdisciplinary perspective and teamwork.Furthermore, these activities are programmed to ensure that students gain international experience through:·         Stays at foreign universities or research centres·         Elaboration of theses with international mention·         Participation in international congressesTalks, etc. by visiting lecturers at the activities GROUPS AND AREAS OF RESEARCH AT IQS SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENTConsumer BehaviourResearchers:Dr. Ramon Palau Saumell, Dr. Mar Guitert Casasús, Dr. Jorge Matute Vallejo.Research areas:§  Brand image, social networks§  Structural equations in marketing§  Consumer Behaviour Group of research in Corporate FinanceResearchers: Dr. Josep García Blandón, Dr. Sílvia Bou Ysàs, Dr. David Castillo Merino, Dr. Mónica Martínez Blasco, Dr. Gonzalo Rodriguez Pérez.Research areas:§  Audit quality§  Management compensation§  Limitations of codes of good governance to measure governance Analytics, Simulations and Inquiry in STEM and Business Education (ASISTEMBE) Researchers: Dr. Jordi Cuadros Margarit, Dr. Marianna Bosch Casabò, Dr.Lucinio González Sabaté, Dr. Francesc Martori Adrian, Dr. Antoni Olivé Tomàs, Dr. Vanessa Serrano Molinero.Research areas§  The development and use of educational simulations,§  The analysis based on the use of traces and quantitative methods,§  The use of modelling and inquiry as a reference educational strategies Red HumanitasResearchers: Dr. José Sols (IQS), Dr. José Manuel Aparicio (Universidad Pontificia Comillas), Dr. Ricardo Aguado (Universidad de Deusto), Dr. José Manuel Caamaño (Universidad Pontificia Comillas), Dr. Joaquín Menacho (IQS), Dr. Albert Florensa (IQS)Research areas:§  Global Governance§  Global ethics and natural law§  Influence of Christian thought in the social, economic and political thought from 1891 to today.   Other research areas MacroeconomicsDr. Carlos Moslares García, Dr. Xavier Ramírez Roma, Dr. Mihály T. Borsi

  • International trade
  • Economics growth and integration

 

Priority fields of action and attached fields

The PhD programme centres on two main research areas: Economics and territorial competitivenessand organisations management and business competitiveness. Each of these focus areas contains several sub-areas.

Economics and territorial competitiveness

Research sub-areas

·         Economic growth.

·         Economics and international commerce.

·         Territorial and cluster strategies: policy-making and assessment.

·         Innovation systems.

·         Entrepreneurship and business demographics policies.

·         Sustainable economics and sustainability policy.

·         SMEs, family firms and social businesses: impact on economic development.

Organisations management & business competitiveness

 Research sub-areas

·         Strategic management (competitive corporate strategy, with particular emphasis on internationalisation strategies and digital strategy).

·         Knowledge and innovation management.

·         Entrepreneurs and new businesses creation.

·         Corporate social responsibility and stakeholders.

·         SMEs, family firms and social businesses: strategy and management areas.

·         Human capital.

·         Marketing.

·         Finance.

Training activities

The PhD programmes feature cross-cutting research training activities that focus on excellence in training new researchers and optimum development of research competences. These activities are held throughout the training period and consist of: courses, meetings, seminars, attendance to congresses, publication of articles and mobility stays.

These activities are held to prompt intellectual encounters where researchers can improve their training in a context of excellence, creativity, interdisciplinary perspective and teamwork.Furthermore, these activities are programmed to ensure that students gain international experience through:

·         Stays at foreign universities or research centres

·         Elaboration of theses with international mention

·         Participation in international congresses

Talks, etc. by visiting lecturers at the activities

Consumer Behaviour

Researchers:Dr. Ramon Palau Saumell, Dr. Mar Guitert Casasús, Dr. Jorge Matute Vallejo.

Research areas:

Brand image, social networks

Structural equations in marketing

Consumer Behaviour

 

Group of research in Corporate Finance

Researchers: Dr. Josep García Blandón, Dr. Sílvia Bou Ysàs, Dr. David Castillo Merino, Dr. Mónica Martínez Blasco, Dr. Gonzalo Rodriguez Pérez.

Research areas:

Audit quality

Management compensation

Limitations of codes of good governance to measure governance

 

Analytics, Simulations and Inquiry in STEM and Business Education (ASISTEMBE)

Researchers: Dr. Jordi Cuadros Margarit, Dr. Marianna Bosch Casabò, Dr.Lucinio González Sabaté, Dr. Francesc Martori Adrian, Dr. Antoni Olivé Tomàs, Dr. Vanessa Serrano Molinero.

Research areas

§  The development and use of educational simulations,

§  The analysis based on the use of traces and quantitative methods,

§  The use of modelling and inquiry as a reference educational strategies

 

Red Humanitas

Researchers: Dr. José Sols (IQS), Dr. José Manuel Aparicio (Universidad Pontificia Comillas), Dr. Ricardo Aguado (Universidad de Deusto), Dr. José Manuel Caamaño (Universidad Pontificia Comillas), Dr. Joaquín Menacho (IQS), Dr. Albert Florensa (IQS)

Research areas:

Global Governance

Global ethics and natural law

Influence of Christian thought in the social, economic and political thought from 1891 to today.  

 

Other research areas

 

Macroeconomics

Dr. Carlos Moslares García, Dr. Xavier Ramírez Roma, Dr. Mihály T. Borsi

  • International trade
  • Economics growth and integration