University of Essex

Academic Staff

Dr Juan Carlos Fernandez de Arroyabe (Southend Campus)

Staff positionSenior Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Telephone01702 328412
RoomGB. 3.15
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Dr Juan C. Fdez. de Arroyabe has over twenty years of experience in Engineering Management at Landis and Gyr, Montedison, and in International Projects at the University-Enterprise Foundation of Madrid, and as Consultant of the European Commission in enterprise, technology and education areas.

Dr Fdez de Arroyabe has previously worked at University Carlos III of Madrid, Polytechnic University of Madrid and ESIC Business & Marketing School. He has also collaborate with the Université Bordeaux IV (France), UNED (Spain) and ESCP Europe. In 2008, he was visiting scholar at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

His research interests include joint R&D projects, R&D networks, and complexity of technological systems. He is author or co-author of numerous papers published in the British Journal of Management, IEEE Transaction Engineering Management, Complexity, Technovation, Emergence: Organization and Complexity,  Studies in Higher Education, Technological Forecasting Social Change, International Small Business Journal, Journal Enterprise Information Management and Industry and Higher Education.


DPhil Management (Universidad Autónoma, Madrid),

MPhil Management (Université Bordeaux),

MBA  (IE Business School),

MSc European Union (Universidad Politécnica, Madrid),

BSc Industrial Engineering (Universidad de Zaragoza),

BSc Physics (UNED).

Current research

I am working on the following themes: strategy, structure and governance of joint R&D projects; dynamics of networks; and internationalization of small and medium-size enterprises.

Research interests
  • Strategic alliances and joint projects in technological sectors.
  • Network structures and social network analysis.
  • Entrepreneurship and internationalization of SMEs.
  • Innovation in manufacturing and services sectors.
Teaching responsibilities

BE441 Business Strategy

BE213 Growth and Development of Entrepreneurial Ventures

BE218 Business Research Methods

BE275 International Business Environment

PublicationsLink to publications for Juan Carlos Fernandez de Arroyabe

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