Research grants

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

Puig Chair of Global Leadership Development

Anneloes Raes, Professor of Managing People in Organizations

Schneider Electric Sustainability and Business Strategy Chair

Pascual Berrone, Professor of Strategic Management

SEAT Chair of Innovation

Antonio Dávila, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Control

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.