Sebastian Aparicio, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship

Durham University Business School

Research Fellow

Centre for University Entrepreneurship - UAB


Currently I am an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship at Durham University Business School (DUBS). In addition, I am affiliated as a Research Fellow in the Centre for University Entrepreneurship (Centre d’Iniciatives Emprenedores Universitàries CIEU-UAB–); as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB); and as a Junior Research Fellow in the Institute for Development Strategies at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (IDS-SPEA, Indiana University). I participate in different research and consulting projects at UAB (e.g. GUESSS-UAB - Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' Survey), and Fundación ECSIM Centro de Estudios en Economía Sistémica. I also sit on the Editorial Board of the journals Entrepreneurship Research Journal, SustainabilityCogent Business & Management, and Data in Brief.

I received a degree in Economics from Universidad de Antioquia, a M.Sc. in Economics from Universidad EAFIT, a M.Phil. in Applied Research in Economics & Business MAREB- and a Ph.D. in Economics & Business (route Entrepreneurship & Management -IDEM-) from UAB. During my Ph.D. studies, I was Visiting Scholar in the IDS-SPEA at Indiana University.

I am mainly interested in the effects of entrepreneurial activity and innovation on economic growth and development under the institutional lenses. Some of my research has been published in various international journals such as Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Small Business Economics, The Journal of Technology Transfer and Journal of Evolutionary Economics, among others.

Here you can find the link to my DUBS website.

Latest News

(15/4/2019) INSTITUTIONS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE (with David Urbano and David B. Audretsch)

Using institutional economics as a theoretical framework, this book analyzes institutional environment conduvice to entrepreneurial activity in order to enhance economic performance across countries.

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(2/8/2019) Call for papers for Special Issue on "ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INTRAPRENEURSHIP IN SOCIAL, SUSTAINABLE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT" (with Andreu Turro and Maria Noguera)


This Special Issue invites scholars within all the main economics, management and sustainability subdisciplines, among others areas, to submit conceptual and/or empirical papers which present cutting-edge research on entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship for sustainable development at the regional and national level.

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Building upon institutional economics, we examine how social progress orientation (SPO) affects inclusive growth through innovative and opportunity entrepreneurship.

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Contact information:

Durham University Business School Department of Management and Marketing Mill Hill Lane, DH1 3LB Durham, United Kingdom.

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