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25/02/2020

UB Business School welcomes new postdoctoral researcher

The UB Business School welcomes Vesna Vlaisavljevic as a new postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Business this academic year 2019/20. Her main research area is organisational capabilities and interorganisational relationships as determinants of innovation. Her research interests also include innovation processes, knowledge, small business cooperative strategies, networks, technology clusters, regional innovation systems, policies for innovation and growth of technological ecosystems. She was awarded a PhD in Business Administration and Management (international mention) at the Pablo de Olavide University in…
11/02/2020

New research challenges the conventional wisdom that Anglo-Saxon CEOs outperform their counterparts from other regions

The CEO’s country of origin is an important driver that explains different types of firm performance, according to a recent study co-authored by Josep García Blandón (Universitat Ramon Llull), the UB Business School researcher Josep Maria Argilés Bosch and Diego Ravenda (Toulouse Business School). Anglo-Saxon CEOs show a significantly lower performance than CEOs from other regions. More specifically, CEOs from countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia and Papua New Guinea perform significantly worse at…
14/01/2020

A new study finds three combinations of management system certifications that leverage firm performance

Many companies see management system certifications as a tool to add credibility to the organisation, as they guarantee that a product or service meets the expectations of the customers. However, managing multiple certifications can worsen the firm’s performance due to a possible conflict of interests. A recent study co-authored by the UB Business School researchers Merce Bernardo and Claudio Cruz-Cazares has, though, identified three combinations of certifications that show consistent leverage on Portuguese firm performance. The results were published in…
05/12/2019

First cohort of MSc in International Business graduates secure jobs at multinational companies within months of graduating

Multinational companies are the largest employers of MSc in International Business graduates from the UB Business School. The first cohort of the programme –launched in the academic year 2018/19– have recently entered the labour market. Within months from graduating, our students have landed jobs at global corporations such as LG, Lufthansa, Ernst & Young and SAP. The Technology/Telecom industry accounts for almost half of all new recruits (45%). Some examples include SAP, NCR Corporation, Safened, Nubalia, etc. Approximately, 15% have…
06/11/2019

Esteban Chemali: “After the EMBA, your mind perceives business differently”

The EMBA alumnus Esteban Chemali has been recently appointed director of the new offices of the technological consulting firm from Barcelona Setesca in Quito, Ecuador. Esteban studied the postgraduate degree during the 2017/19 academic year at the University of Barcelona. Previously, he had worked as management assistant and financial and operations manager for the family business. He also co-founded and worked as manager of the start-up Natuart. Following his stay in Barcelona, Esteban was hired by a business intelligence consulting firm in…
05/11/2019

Applications now open for MSc in Business Research and PhD in Business

The applications are now open for 2020/21 entry to the graduate programme in Business at the UB Business School. The graduate programme comprises a one-year MSc in Business Research and the PhD in Business. The two stages can be coursed independently of one another provided that the student meets the requirements. The MSc in Business Research is taught full-time over one year or part-time over two years, while the PhD in Business normally involves three years of full-time study or five years…
07/10/2019

New research shows Castile-La Mancha, Cantabria, Navarre lag behind rest of Spanish regions in gender equality

Equality between men and women has not yet been reached in Spain. However, the gender gap is wider in certain autonomous communities than in in others. The Spanish regions with greater gender inequality are Castile-La Mancha, Cantabria and Navarre. The regions with the least inequality are Asturias, Canary Islands and Balearic Islands. These are just some of the findings from a new study led by the UB Business School researcher Anna Maria Gil-Lafuente. Her colleague at the UB Business School Sefa…
02/10/2019

A closer look at the MSc in Business Research class of 2020

The UB Business School has welcomed 23 new students on the MSc in Business Research. The large majority of our students come from Asia (35%) and the Americas region (35%), followed by Europe (22%) and Middle East (8%). Altogether, there are 12 nationalities represented in the class. The average age is 33 years old. This diverse group of people will now pursue a one-year programme which provides students with advanced training in the research skills, techniques and methodologies to conduct…
30/09/2019

What the profile of the EMBA class of 2020 looks like?

The Executive MBA of the UB Business School has welcomed a group of 25 students this 2019/20 academic year. This year the programme stands out for the consolidated professional profile of the students and a high degree of internationalisation of the program. Specifically, students have eight years of previous work experience in the field of business on average. Besides, there are 10 nationalities represented in the programme and international students account for 92% of the class. The EMBA is a…
19/09/2019

Women represent 70% of the Master in International Business class of 2020

The share of women in the Master in International Business (MIB) class has reached 70% in the academic year 2019/20. Although women are closing the gender gap in representation in business education, they are still underrepresented in many university programmes globally. The percentage of female students who enrolled in the MIB in the academic year 2018/19 was 46%, almost achieving gender parity the very same year that the programme was launched. Today, the 50:50 ratio between men and women have…