Ferran Giones

Ferran Giones
Universität Stuttgart · Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Science

PhD

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March 2020 - present
Universität Stuttgart
Position
  • Deputy Head
August 2016 - March 2020
University of Southern Denmark
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2009 - July 2016
Universitat Ramon Llull
Position
  • Research & Teaching Assistant
Description
  • Researcher and Teaching Assistant at Innova Institute - La Salle. Part of GREITM research group since 2014. Teaching Information Systems, Ebusiness Projects, Investment Readiness (Entrepreneurship), Innovation Management. Most of the teaching assignments have been with Project Management Master's and MBA Online's students.
Education
September 1997 - June 2002
Universitat Ramon Llull
Field of study
  • Marketing

Publications

Publications (72)
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Technology entrepreneurship is an established concept in academia. However, recent developments in the context of digital entrepreneurship call for revision and advance- ment. The multiple possible combinations of technology and entrepreneurship have res- ulted in a diversity of phenomena with significantly different characteristics and socio-econo...
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Undoubtedly there is hype around drones and their applications for private and professional users. Based on a brief overview of the development of the drone industry in recent years, this article analyses on the one hand the co-evolution of the drone technology, and on the other hand the entrepreneurial activity linked with the drone evolution. Our...
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Entrepreneurial universities need further engagement from industry players in order to fulfil their extended mission. The purpose of this paper is to explore the university-industry collaboration (UIC) drivers from the side of the industry participants. Identifying how and to what extent innovation policy interventions could increase the engagement...
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With regards to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the domain of entrepreneurship, we offer research-based evidence and associated insights focused on three perspectives (i.e., business planning, frugality, and emotional support) regarding entrepreneurial action under an exogenous shock. Beyond the initial emergency response that countr...
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Emerging technologies combine high expectations with market and technological uncertainty. Scholars are increasingly interested in the commercialization of such emerging technologies, existing studies have worked to identify the actors, dynamics, and contexts conducive to successful commercialization efforts. However, collecting and organizing the...
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For better or worse, digital technologies are reshaping everything, from customer behaviors and expectations to organizational and manufacturing systems, business models, markets, and ultimately society. To understand this overarching transformation, this paper extends the previous literature which has focused mostly on the organizational level by...
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Key Insight: Participating in a multisponsor, industry-specific corporate accelerator program can enable organizations to more rapidly integrate innovations from startups into new-product development. Top Takeaways: Open corporate accelerators can attract a broader array of more mature startups than single-company accelerators, and expenses are ty...
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an emerging technological field with immense transformative potential. Within this context, we discuss the diverse ways AI is transforming innovation. We introduce a conceptual framework in which we argue AI plays the following two roles: originator and facilitator of innovation. Additionally, we discuss different ap...
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To provide further knowledge and technology transfer to society, universities are exploring new collaborative models. These new models are regarded as promising alternatives to the patent-centric linear model. However, their implementation requires revising the roles of the actors in the technology transfer process and their relationships. While co...
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To generate knowledge and technology transfer, universities are exploring new collaborative models. These new models aim to include actors that can have a positive impact on the technology transfer efforts of engaged academics. While open and collaborative models for technology transfer are seen as promising alternatives to the patent-centric linea...
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Digitalization is transforming the industrial landscape. Smarter products, data-based services, and new business models promise to reshape the whole manufacturing industry. However, below the visible excitement, unexpected tensions and challenges make the digital transformation an excruciating journey for industrial companies. In this article, we d...
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We report the experience of the FucoSan InterReg project that had the ambition to generate commercialization opportunities for biotechnology research in a marine environment. Fucoidan, a promising biomarine polysaccharide extracted from seaweed, offers a broad array of potential applications; however, the supporting innovation value chain is still...
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To generate knowledge and technology transfer, universities are exploring new collaborative models. These new models aim to include actors that can have a positive impact on the technology transfer efforts of engaged academics. While open and collaborative models for technology transfer are seen as promising alternatives to the patent-centric linea...
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The value of existent firm's resources in uncertain and dynamic contexts is unclear. It is difficult to determine whether starting a new firm with a strong resource position will give an advantage in technology-intense contexts. We propose a revision of the role of resources in new tech-based ventures. We adopt a mixed-method approach. We use the c...
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More and more, established companies try to cooperate with start-ups, build their own, or try to imitate their mindsets. But, do they make decisions like expert entrepreneurs? Effectuation theory describes entrepreneurial decision-making, it has been popular in entrepreneurship research for the last two decades, but still underexplored in contexts...
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What drives entrepreneurial action to create a lasting impact? The creation of new ventures that aim at having an impact beyond their financial performance face additional challenges: achieving economic sustainability and at the same time addressing social or environmental issues. Little is known on how these new hybrid organizations, aiming for mu...
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Digitalization is transforming the industrial landscape. Smarter products, data services, and new business models promise to reshape all types of manufacturing industries. However, the excitement on the potential outcomes of industrial players' digitalization is proportionate to the number of unexpected tensions and uncertainty that it generates. M...
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Technological innovations open opportunities for new entrants (techno-entrepreneurs) to transform and recreate industries, as they come as so called “innovation shocks”. These shocks can change technology trajectories and make irrelevant existing regulatory frameworks. It is unclear, however, what is the interplay between technology evolution, entr...
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These days, crowdfunding has become an established tool for entrepreneurial financing. Beyond that, it also established a new way of innovation marketing, especially for high-tech products: using crowdfunding to find out if there is a market for the product. Without the goal of collecting money for the start-up, this approach makes a new strategic...
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Understanding how a new digital technology can translate into a valuable innovation is a challenge for established players and new entrants. For industrial players in an ecosystem it can be both a threat or an opportunity. Furthermore, the new technologies open collaboration opportunities between corporates and startups. But, it is remains unclear...
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Baseline and follow-up measurement - Pilot study on University-Industry Collaborations. Adaptation of existing measures on barriers towards UIC and also in relation to intentions to engage in UIC behavior.
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We use a longitudinal dataset on new ventures to assess the effects of human capital factors (education, work experience, and entrepreneurial experience) on new ventures’ performance. Our results show how the influence of human capital factors are dependent on the context (high vs. non-high technology industries) and illustrate the different effect...
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We propose a model for the learning process in technology entrepreneurship based on the findings from an in‐depth case study of an engineering degree that emphasizes technology entrepreneurship. Taking learning paradigms from entrepreneurship education into account, we specify the links between pedagogical approaches, activities, and learning conte...
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This special issue explores research questions at the intersection of technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. Specifically, our intent was to invite articles that examine the overlaps and complementarities between these two activities. In combination, technology commercialization with entrepreneurship brings to fruition the process of in...
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Most of the firms currently in the S&P 500 will probably not be part of this list in 15 years. In times of great uncertainty managers are called to make the right choices in their strategy, they are asked to preserve the core businesses, and to prepare their organizations for an unclear future. How can managers make the right choices when the whole...
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Although technology entrepreneurship has recently received increased attention, the link between entrepreneurship education and the transfer and commercialization of technology has not been explored sufficiently so far. In this chapter the authors apply an explorative approach to investigate two cases of science and technology entrepreneurship educ...
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We study the process of international diffusion, global contestation, and local deinstitutionalization of a controversial practice, identifying the mechanisms used by proponents and opponents of the practice across multiple institutional environments and constituents. We draw on international diffusion, deinstitutionalization, and power theory to s...
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n this paper, we study the commercialization choices of new firms entering in high-tech industries. Research on technology commercialization differentiates between the market for products and the market for ideas. We explore the determinants and consequences of the commercialization choice for these different markets. We test our hypotheses on long...
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Presentation for SMS Annual Conference - Tech Commercialization Choices
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New entrants in technology-intense industries are in a race to build legitimacy in order to compete with established players. Legitimacy has been identified as a driver of venture survival and growth; it helps mitigate third-party uncertainty and so facilitates access to resources, engagement with customers and other stakeholders. Nevertheless, we...
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Entrepreneurial behavior research has used intention models to explain how an individual’s beliefs shape the attitudes and motivations that influence entrepreneurial intention. Nevertheless, as entrepreneurship promotion initiatives become global, it becomes relevant to explore the consequences of being engaged in entrepreneurial behavior on entrep...
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Much has been discussed on the changing role of universities in society, in particular when examining the contribution of universities in the economic growth and societal development (Audretsch 2012). The transition from universities as research centers to universities as innovation drivers has left many co-existing models in place (Schmitz et al....
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Breaking down a large and complex task into smaller and simpler tasks has been associated with much of the last century’s progress in industrial productivity (Maier 1970). This breaking down of tasks enabled adjustments in resource allocation to each of the new subtasks, as well as the capability to manage the new simpler tasks more closely, measur...
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What drives entrepreneurial action to create a lasting impact? The creation of new ventures that aim at having an impact beyond their financial performance face additional challenges: achieving economic sustainability and at the same time addressing social or environmental issues (Dean & McMullen 2007). These so-called hybrid organizations try to b...
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Although entrepreneurial behavior is proposed as part of the solution to fragile labor markets, in particular in periods of economic and social change, policy makers are struggling to find the right levers to promote it. Despite the extant prior research on entrepreneurial behavior, little is known on the entrepreneurial behavior drivers for the in...
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We use international diffusion, deinstitutionalization, and power theory to explain the diffusion and ban of the third-party ownership (TPO) practice in the soccer industry. We use an inductive case study combining archival and interview data to identify the mechanisms that lead to the diffusion, but also to the contestation and deinstitutionalizat...
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This paper builds upon the widely-used resource-based approach to explaining survival of new technology-based firms (NTBFs). However, instead of looking at the NTBF's initial resource configuration, a process-oriented perspective is taken by focusing on the entrepreneur's ability to transform resources in response to triggers resulting from market...
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Understanding the influence of resources on the new firm’s growth remains a difficult challenge for scholars. Prior research has suggested that the impact of human capital or technological resources is limited and does not provide an explanation on why some new firms grow faster than others. In this research we propose to explore the complementary...
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The importance of clean-tech ventures lies in their mission to protect the environment by facilitating the increased use of clean energy and environmentally friendly solutions. At the same time, the entrepreneurial nature of many of these firms enables introduction of radical innovations necessary for making breakthroughs in the industries of renew...
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Despite the remnant promises that sustained technological progress offers to entrepreneurs eager to introduce disruptive technological innovations, we observe that only few of them live up to the expectations. In fact, there is a limited understanding on the factors underlying the transformation of promising technologies into viable organizations,...
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This article studies whether resource positions have an influence in the early value creation efforts of technology-based ventures. We complement the resource-based view expectation on the positive effects of holding unique resources, with demand-side views such as adopting a pull or push technology-market strategy. We use a sample from a longitudi...
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Building a successful startup in the IT industry remains as an elusive dream for many technology-based entrepreneurs, the competitive dynamics of IT markets and the resource requirements for new entrants make it a rather uncertain strenuous effort. In this article we describe how technology-based entrepreneurs strategically use signals to transform...
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Technology commercialization is described as the most dreadful challenge for technology-based entrepreneurs. The scarcity of resources and limited managerial experience make it a daunting task, putting in danger the whole firm emergence. Prior research has often build upon the resource-based view to propose that the new firms' performance is depend...
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Objectives: This paper uses data generated by users to reflect on the emergent paradigm of lifelogging or quantified self as a lifestyle. It analyses the social and technological aspects of this phenomenon, focusing on data management, and it describes how the principles of big data enable us to understand the opportunities and complexities that qu...
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This article studies how technology-based entrepreneurs manage to transform their ideas into viable businesses, regardless of their resource limitations and the complexity and dynamics of technology-intense contexts. To describe how entrepreneurs unlock the value proposition that makes a technology useful, we adopt a set of lenses that allow us to...
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The possibility of studying entrepreneurial activity from a longitudinal perspective has only recently become a reality. The limited availability of panel data had hindered the study of the causes and consequences of entrepreneurial action. Fortunately, since the emergence of the PSED dataset in the late 90’s, there have been several new attempts o...
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New technology-based firms have to deal with the technology development and market search challenges at the same time. The venture emergence in technology entrepreneurship symbolizes that the new venture has been able to find the right fit for its technology and becomes an operating business. The complex nature and dynamism of technology markets su...
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This study explores the relationship between Social Media engagement and the activation of the consumer's purchase process. Following a consumer behavior perspective we study how the new communication paradigm of the Web 2.0 has change the first stage of the e-commerce purchase process, the problem recognition. We use the case of a smartphone purch...
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How do technology-based entrepreneurs transform technological ideas into business opportunities? We explore how individual’s self-regulatory focus and institutional forces influence in the opportunity construction process. This research addresses the apparent paradox between the exploration efforts of the entrepreneur to find a use for the technolo...
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The transformation of business ideas into market opportunities is at the core of entrepreneurship. Nevertheless, the complexity of such a transformative process is seen to change depending on the variables influencing the opportunity-entrepreneur nexus. Although technology-entrepreneurship is regarded as a force of change and dynamism in socio-econ...
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How do technology-based entrepreneurs transform technological ideas into business opportunities? We explore how individual's self-regulatory focus and institutional forces influence in the opportunity construction process. This research addresses the apparent paradox between the exploration efforts of the entrepreneur to find a use for the technolo...
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The extended societal interest in promoting entrepreneurship contrasts with the limited knowledge on the factors influencing entrepreneurial behaviour. Academics claim to widen the perspective to analyze those factors that can enhance the success in entrepreneurial behaviour. Following this aim, intention-based models have been developed to uncover...
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This article examines how entrepreneurs transform technology-based ideas into entrepreneurial opportunities through an inductive field study of six ventures. The observed difficulties of entrepreneurship promotion policies to spur technology-based ventures, has opened a debate on the need of tailored support mechanisms. Dominant perspectives of ent...
Technical Report
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El fenómeno de las redes sociales ha producido un gran impacto en el comportamiento de los usuarios de Internet y una transformación en las relaciones sociales. El incremento del uso de las redes sociales por parte de los usuarios de Internet es muy significativo, por ejemplo, en el caso de Facebook, la cantidad de tiempo que le dedicaron sus usuar...
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Scholars are worried about how technology-based nascent ventures can generate value. When both technology and market potential are highly uncertainty, entrepreneurs seem to face additional difficulties to define their value proposition. There is an academic debate on entrepreneurial action theories receiving contributions to advance on the understa...
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Technology disruption meant a paradigm change in information goods markets, the competitive environment evolution put in doubt the existing rules and market structures. The objective of this research project is to explain how this transformation happened and to analize competition policies and strategies.In the first chapters there is a presentatio...

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Projects (7)
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EINST4INE aims to develop new concepts, approaches and methods in the area of digital transformation and brings together a unique group of world-leading experts in the areas of Open Innovation, Industry 4.0, digital transformation and innovation ecosystems. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 956745.
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Archival study of 374 Norwegian University Spin-Offs
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We study industrial players Digital Transformation. We focus on tensions between different logics and the search for organizational fit. We also plan to study new entrants and their contribution to the renewal or emergence of innovation ecosystems.