Professor of University (1985) in the Area of the Business Administration, assigned to the Department of Business Administration, in the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM-Spain).
PhD in Economics and Business by the University of Castilla-La Mancha (1991), Degree in Economics and Business with Extraordinary Prize of Degree, by the University of Murcia (1984), Spain.
Professor in the Degree in Management and in the Programme of Ph.D. in Business Creation, SMEs and Family Business. Professor in Masters, Courses, Seminars and Workshops in the UCLM and other Spanish, European and Latin America Universities and Business Schools, with incidence in Business Creation, SMEs, Family Business and Competitiveness and Innovation.
Principal researcher of a national project (2007-2009) and three regional projects (2002-2004, 2007-2009, 2011-2012), researcher in a national project (2000-2002), director/co-director of nine doctoral theses (1998, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006-2-, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016), person in charge for two bilateral Programs of Integrated Actions for scientific and technical research between Spain and Portugal and between Spain and Italy. Coordinator of the Network EYALDE – creation of businesses – of the Programme ALFA (PB2), of cooperation for the scientific and technological formation of the European Commission. Stay of research in Business Creation at the University of Québec (1995, Canada) and Lancaster University (2010, UK).
Director of the group of Research SITEFB -Strategy, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship and Family Business- of the UCLM.
Topics of research:
-Entrepreneurship: enterprising-entrepreneur and gender
-Family Business: continuity-succession
-Strategic management of the company: innovation, internationalization
-Teaching innovation: problem-based learning, methodology adapted to EHEA, enterprising training
Author/co-authored three manuals, various studies and reports, chapters of books, articles, other publications, lectures and communications in national and international congresses and scientific encounters and academic journals.
Referee of academic journals: Economía y Empresa, Europea de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa, Investigaciones Europeas en Dirección y Economía de la Empresa, Cuadernos de Economía y Dirección de Empresas, Universia Business Review, M@n@gement and Ciencias Sociales (RCS, Universidad del Zulia).
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal «Ciencias Administrativas», Faculty of Economic Sciences of the National University of La Plata (Argentina). Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal «Ciencias Económicas» of the Faculty of Economics at the National University of Litoral (Argentina).
Referee of academic conferences: CLADEA-2012, ACEDE.
Spanish Vicepresident of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (1998-2008) and member of different associations national and international scientific.
Professor of the Programme of Cooperation Inter/E. AL. and/AL.E. with Universities of Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Mexico and Venezuela. Professor responsible for the Erasmus programme student exchange of Economics and Business with the Universities of Siena and Palermo (Italy); the Universities of Warsaw, Jagiellónski, Ekonomiczny w Krakowie and Lódzki (Poland); and UCLan (Cyprus).
Collaborating professor of the sponsored Chair of Family Business in the University of Castilla-La Mancha.
Professor responsible for the virtual subjects «Old Lessons for New Strategies (Art of War)» and «From Businessman to Family Business», at Group G9 of Universities.
Chairman of Family Business ACEDE Section (2011-2013).
Vice-Chairman of Entrepreneurship ACEDE Section (2014-2016).
Chairman of Entrepreneurship ACEDE Section (2016-2018).
Secretary and Director (in functions) of the Department of Economy of the Enterprise of the University of Murcia (1987, 1988), Vicedean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences of Albacete (1992-1997) and of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Cuenca (1997-2000). Academic Director of First Vice Chancellor in Policy Academic and New Lessons (2001-2003). Academic Director of Vice Chancellor in Campus of Albacete and Projects Entrepreneurs, and Head of the Programme UCLM-Enterprising (2004-2007).
Director of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) – Castilla-La Mancha, since 2012.
Director of Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Student’s Survey (GUESSS) for UCLM, 2013, 2016.
Spanish researcher of GESt-study: Start-Up Entrepreneurship Behavior and Motivation of Students.
Member of Advisory Council Chair INCREA (Innovation, Creativity and Learning) at the Universitat Jaume I.
Associate Fellow for Centre for Entrepreneurial Development, Alliance, Research -CEDAR- UCLan Cyprus.
YUZZ Expert Program (2014). YUZZ Tutor Program (2014, 2015).
Youth Business Spain-YBI Mentor (2016-2017)
Recognition of last five years research stage (2005-2010) by the National Quality Agency of Assessment and Accreditation.