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Dr Marta Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz

Senior Lecturer
EBS - Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship (SOE)
Dr Marta Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz

Profile

Biography

Marta F. Arroyabe is a senior lecturer and deputy head of the Strategy Operations and Entrepreneurship (SOE) Group at Essex Business School. She is also associate editor of the Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies. Previously, she held the undergraduate programme director and the Q-step lead positions at the SOE group. Marta’s research focuses on four primary areas: innovation, environmental management, digitalisation & cybersecurity, and entrepreneurship. In the area of innovation, her research aims at understanding the development and implementation of innovation in firms, and explores firms’ innovation decisions and strategies. In the area of environmental management, she primarily focuses on two topics, eco-innovation and circular economy, where she studies business responses to improving environmental performance and to increasing societal concerns for the environment. Her research explores the development of eco-innovation and circular economy business models in firms and the impact of these on firms’ performance. In the area of digitalisation and cybersecurity, her research investigates the drivers behind firms’ implementation of and investment in cybersecurity, and the role of cybersecurity in firms’ decision-making process in the implementation of new digital technologies. Finally, in the area of entrepreneurship, her research primarily focuses on entrepreneurial education and entrepreneurial intention. Her work aims at understanding to which extent entrepreneurial education in higher education institutions (such as universities) spurs the entrepreneurial intention of students and fosters entrepreneurial activity. She has published her work in “Journal of Business Research”, "R&D Management", “Technovation”, “Studies in Higher Education”, “British Journal of Management”, “European Journal of Innovation Management”, “Technology Analysis and Strategic Management”, “Journal of Cleaner Production”, “Technological Forecasting and Social Change”, and “Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism”. Marta has successfully attracted external funding through several grants: ESRC Digital Security by Design Social Science Hub+ (Discribe) for a project on “The impact of cyber security on the adoption of new digital technologies in UK’s SMEs” (£168,519.90), Leverhulme Trust International Fellowship for the project on “Evaluating the effects of R&D tax credits on the market for corporate control” (£45,924.00), BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants for the project “The implementation of circular economy models in UK small and medium enterprises: a pilot study of East England & London” (£9,883.20), Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) for the organisation of a workshop on “Innovation, Technology and R&D Management” (Project’s award: £3,430). She is also investigator on the project “Accelerating Women’s Enterprise” from the European Commission (EU INTERREG, £146,298+ 125,971.72€). Marta has received the EBS Teaching Leadership Award in 2022, best reviewer award at Industry and Innovation journal in 2022, and has been nominated for the Outstanding Early Career Researcher Award for three consecutive years at the University of Essex. She is permanent member of the scientific committee of the International Conference on University, Enterprise, and Society (UES). She is also External Examiner to the University of Glasgow.

Qualifications

  • Fellow (D2) Higher Education Academy,

  • PhD in Management University of Luxembourg,

  • PhD in Management United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology,

  • Research Master in Economics and Financial Research Maastricht University,

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Deputy Head of Group, Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship Group, University of Essex (1/9/2021 - present)

  • Undergraduate Programme Director, Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship Group, University of Essex (1/6/2019 - 30/4/2022)

  • Q-step lead, Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship Group, University of Essex (1/7/2019 - 31/8/2022)

Other academic

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies (1/9/2021 - present)

  • External Examiner, University of Glasgow (25/5/2022 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Technological Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As)

Key words: M&As
Open to supervise

Innovation

Open to supervise

Networks

Open to supervise

Eco-innovation, Circular Economy and Environmental Policy

Key words: eco-innovation
Open to supervise

Patents and trade secrets

Key words: patent
Open to supervise

Entrepreneurship

Key words: entrepreneurship
Open to supervise

Entrepreneurial education

Key words: entrepreneurship
Open to supervise

Firms' management of cybersecurity

Key words: cybersecurity
Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Business Research Methods (BE218)

  • Principles of Markets, Marketing and Selling (BE500)

Publications

Journal articles (21)

Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz, M., Sena, V., Etzkowitz, H., Arranz, N., Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez, JC. and Park, HW., Entrepreneurial University: Challenges and new developments. Studies in Higher Education

Arroyabe, MF. and Schumann, M., (2022). On the Estimation of True State Dependence in the Persistence of Innovation. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

Arranz, N., Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz, M., Sena, V., Arranz, C. and Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez, JC., (2022). University-enterprise cooperation for the employability of higher education graduates: a social capital approach. Studies in Higher Education. 47 (5), 990-999

Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz, M., Schumann, M. and Arranz, CFA., (2022). Mapping the entrepreneurial university literature: A text mining approach. Studies in Higher Education. 47 (5), 955-963

Arroyabe, MF., (2021). The role of patent expiration in acquisition decision and target selection in the pharmaceutical industry. R&D Management. 51 (5), 521-537

Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez, JC., Arranz, N., Schumann, M. and Arroyabe, MF., (2021). The development of CE business models in firms: the role of circular economy capabilities. Technovation. 106, 102292-102292

Arranz, N., Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz, M. and Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez, JC., (2020). Network embeddedness in exploration and exploitation joint R&D projects: a structural approach. British Journal of Management. 31 (2), 421-437

Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez, JC., Arranz, N., Li, J. and Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz, M., (2020). Innovation as a driver of eco-innovation in the firm: an approach from the dynamic capabilities theory. Business Strategy and the Environment. 29 (3), 1494-1503

Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz, M., Hussinger, K. and Hagedoorn, J., (2020). Hiring New Key Inventors to Improve Firms’ Post-M&A Inventive Output. R&D Management. 50 (4), 494-509

Arranz, N., Arroyabe, MF. and Schumann, M., (2020). The role of NPOs and international actors in the national innovation system: A network-based approach. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 159, 120183-120183

Arranz, N., Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz, M. and Fernandez de Arroyabe, JC., (2019). Entrepreneurial intention and obstacles of undergraduate students: the case of the universities of Andalusia. Studies in Higher Education. 44 (11), 2011-2024

Arranz, N., Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz, M. and Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez, JC., (2019). The archicture of R&D joint projects: the social network analysis approach. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 31 (8), 902-914

Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez, JC., Agustin, M-G., Nieves, A. and Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz, M., (2019). Incentives and inhibiting factors of eco-innovation in the Spanish firms.. Journal of Cleaner Production. 220, 167-176

Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez, JC., Arranz, N. and Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz, M., (2019). Obstacles of innovation and institutional support in the cooperation agreements: the Spanish case. European Journal of Innovation Management. 23 (4), 696-712

Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez, JC., Arranz, N., Arroyabe, M. and Li, J., (2019). An integrated model of organisational innovation and firm performance: generation, persistence and complementarity. Journal of Business Research. 105 (12), 270-282

Arroyabe, MF. and Schumann, M., (2019). Revisiting persistence of innovation: A true fixed effects approach. Academy of Management Proceedings. 2019 (1), 18007-18007

Arroyabe, MF., Hussinger, K. and Hagedoorn, J., (2017). Hiring New Key Inventors to Improve Post-M&A Innovation Performance. Academy of Management Proceedings. 2017 (1), 14039-14039

Arranz, N., Ubierna, F., Arroyabe, MF., Perez, C. and Fernandez De Arroyabe, JC., (2016). The effect of curricular and extracurricular activities on university students? entrepreneurial intention and competences. Studies in Higher Education. 42 (11), 1979-2008

Arranz, N., Ubierna, F., Arroyabe, MF., Perez, C. and Fernandez De Arroyabe, JC., (2016). The effect of tourism education on students? entrepreneurial vocation. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism. 17 (3), 312-330

Arranz, N., Arroyabe, MF. and Fernandez De Arroyabe, JC., (2016). Alliance-building Process as Inhibiting Factor for SME International Alliances. British Journal of Management. 27 (3), 497-515

Arroyabe, MF., Arranz, N. and Fernandez De Arroyabe, JC., (2015). R&D partnerships: An exploratory approach to the role of structural variables in joint project performance. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 90B (PB), 623-634

Book chapters (1)

Barnard, H., Cowan, R., Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz, M. and Müller, M., (2015). The Role of Global Connectedness in the Development of Indigenous Science in Middle‐Income Countries. In: The Handbook of Global Science, Technology, and Innovation. Editors: Archibugi, D. and Filippetti, A., . John Wiley & Sons. 382- 406. 111873906X. 9781118739068

Grants and funding

2022

The impact of cyber security on the adoption of new digital technologies in UK�s SME

University of Bath (Funder)

Evaluating the effects of R&D tax credits on the market for corporate control

Leverhulme Trust

2021

The implementation of circular economy models in UK small and medium enterprises: a pilot study of East England & London

British Academy

2020

A Paper Development Workshop for Early-Career Scholars on Innovation, Technology and R&D Management

Society for the Advancement of Management Studies

Contact

mf17255@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1702 328406

Location:

GB.3.15, Southend Campus

More about me
Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/2053-4604
The impact of cyber security on the adoption of new digital technologies in UK’s SMEs Project: https://www.essex.ac.uk/research-projects/cyber-security-in-uk-smes