The Foundation finances the research activities of the Chairs and other Research Centers studying various aspects of company management, social responsibility and business ethics.
The IESE’s research chairs carry out multidisciplinary and rigorous research that is relevant to the current and future needs of businesses and society. The faculty develops research in a wide range of academic areas, but several have gained international visibility through the years. Some of these are strategy, leadership, entrepreneurial initiative, ethics, globalization, emerging markets, public sector, digital economy, corporate governance and sustainability.
IESE’s Business School (University of Navarra) faculty comprises 105 full-time professors from 31 countries, all of whom hold PhD degrees. Working with them are 54 research assistants, eight visiting professors and 80 researchers.
Abertis Chair of Regulation, Competition and Public Policy
Xavier Vives, Professor of Economics and Financial Management
Banco Sabadell Chair of Emerging Markets
Pedro Videla, Professor of Economics
CaixaBank Chair of Sustainability and Social Impact
Joan Fontrodona, Professor of Business Ethics and Analysis of Business Problems
Carl Schroeder Chair in Strategic Management
Joan Enric Ricart, Professor of Strategic Management
Carmina Roca and Rafael Pich-Aguilera Women and Leadership Chair
Nuria Chinchilla, Professor of Managing People in Organizations
CELSA Chair of Competitiveness in Manufacturing
Eduard Calvo, Professor of Production, Technology and Operations Management
Crèdit Andorrà Entrepreneurship and Banking Chair
Albert Fernández Terricabras, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Accounting and Control
Grupo Santander Chair of Financial Institutions and Corporate Governance
Gaizka Ormazabal, Professor of Accounting and Control
Chair of Family-Owned Business
Marta Elvira, Professor of Strategic Management & Managing People in Organizations
Chair of Business Ethics
Domènec Melé, Professor of Business Ethics
Eurest Chair of Excellence in Services
Philip Moscoso, Professor of Production, Technology and Operations Management
Fuel Freedom Chair for Energy and Social Development
Ahmad Rahnema, Professor of Financial Management
Bertrán Foundation Chair of Entrepreneurship
Júlia Prats, Professor of Entrepreneurship
IESE Foundation Chair of Corporate Governance
Jordi Canals, Profesor of Strategic Management and Economics
Indra Chair of Digital Strategy
Josep Valor, Professor of Information Systems
Intent HQ Chair on Changing Consumer Behavior
José Luis Nueno, Professor of Marketing
Jaime Grego Chair of Healthcare Management
Núria Mas, Professor of Economics
Joaquim Molins Figueras Chair of Strategic Alliances
África Ariño, Profesora of Strategic Management
José Felipe Bertrán Chair of Governance and Leadership in Public Administration
Santiago Álvarez de Mon, Professor of Managing People in Organizations
Nissan Chair for Corporate Strategy and International Competitiveness
Bruno Cassiman, Professor Strategic Management
PricewaterhouseCoopers Chair of Corporate Finance
Pablo Fernández, Professor of Financial Management
In addition to the 25 Chairs, other permanent funds have been established, some of which are linked to Research Centers and others to business values:
- Aula Emprendedores, a fund made up by several donors to promote entrepreneurial initiatives.
- Boehringer Fund, promoting a more efficient and patient-centered healthcare system.
- CIF Fund supporting the activities of the IESE Center for International Finance.
- Desin-Disan Fund for the development of research in management.
- Mango Fund for Research in areas related to business management and corporate governance.
- Novartis Fund for research into heath areas and the healthcare sector.
- Novo Nordisk Fund focused on research into healthcare.