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Sebastian Aparicio, Ph.D.


Serra Hunter Fellow, Department of Business

Research Fellow, CREIS & CIEU

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

ABOUT


Currently I am a Serra Hunter Fellow in the Department of Business at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). In addition, I am affiliated as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Research (CREIS-UAB) and Centre for University Entrepreneurship (Centre d’Iniciatives Emprenedores Universitàries CIEU-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 Theory and PracticeEntrepreneurship Research Journal, and Cogent Business & Management, among others. I am also one of the Research Seminars coordinators at the Department of Business (UAB).

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 Journal of World Business, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Small Business Economics, and Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, among others.

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(30/8/2023) DRIVING COMPLEXITY IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: THE ROLE OF INSTITUTIONS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND INNOVATION (with Diego Gomez and David Urbano)


The book suggests that the formation of entrepreneurial and innovative activities is dependent on the institutional setting that countries possess. As different variables take place at the same time, institutional economics is complemented with system thinking through the introduction of socio-technical subsystems. The book, therefore, explores all these elements separately and jointly to provide theoretical contributions and empirical evidence useful for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers.


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(29/03/2023) INCENTIVIZING KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTIONS FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIETY (with Mathew (Mat) Hughes, David Audretsch, and David Urbano)

 

Going beyond the traditional approach of formal and informal institutions as antecedents of entrepreneurship (directly) and development (indirectly), this paper seeks to explore knowledge institutions as a necessary input for entrepreneurship and the development of societies.


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(01/05/2023) INSIDE OUT: THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN INSTITUTIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR SMEs PERFORMANCE (with David Urbano, Stephanie Scott, and Diego Martinez-Moya)


In light of the varying global observations, it is crucial to understand how regional and multi-layered institutional settings influence SMEs to adopt, implement, and utilize digital resources to form solid policies and appropriate facilitative mechanisms.


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(15/12/2023) HUMAN CAPITAL, INSTITUTIONS, AND AMBITIOUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP DURING GOOD TIMES AND TWO CRISES (with Mircea Epure, Victor Martin-Sanchez, and David Urbano)


We argue that the positive relationship between pro-market institutions and entrepreneurial growth aspirations is dampened for individuals with general human capital (higher education), but augmented for those with specific human capital (experience in the marketplace). However, during a crisis, the differential effect of pro-market institutions on growth aspirations manifests only for entrepreneurs with specific human capital, with stronger effects than in good economic times.


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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Department of Business

Edifici B, Campus UAB, 08193, Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain.