Manuel Villasalero is associate profesor in management and serves as vice chancellor for economics and planning at University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), where he gained a PhD with a dissertation on knowledge management in diversified firms. He is author of several articles on knowledge management, open innovation, entrepreneurship, corporate strategy and human resource management, which have been published in journals such as International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Knowledge Management, Journal of Technology Transfer, Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Journal of Euromarketing, European Journal of International Management and Journal of Intellectual Capital, among others. He serves in the corporate boards of several firms, including technology-based university spin-offs.