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Dr Rafel Crespí Cladera

Dr Rafel Crespí Cladera
Full professor
Business Organization
  • Despatx DB105primer pisGaspar Melchor de Jovellanos


Brief CV

Rafel Crespí Cladera is full professor from 2002 of the Department of Business Economics at the (UIB). PhD. in Managerial and Business Economics for the (UAB) in 1992.
Director of Family Business Chair, sponsored by Banca March since 2004. Has been visiting researcher at the D'Amore McKim School of Business, at Northeastern University (2020), University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana (US), Universities of Cambridge (UK) Oxford (UK) and Tilburg (The Netherlands).

He has also been Visiting Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University, 2020) and IE Business School (2015-2016)
Has been Associate professor at the Business Department (UAB) from 1994 to 2002. Associate Professor at the UPF(1992-1993) in the Business and Economics Department. Teaching and research assistant at the UAB from 1986 to 1992.

Selected published papers

'Financial distress in the hospitality industry during the Covid-19 disaster' Tourism Management. 2021-08. with Alfredo Martín-Oliver; Bartolomé Pascual-Fuster

'Business groups and internationalization: Effective identification and future agenda' Journal of World Business, 2020, vol. 55, issue 4. With Ruth V. Aguilera, Paula M. Infantes and Bartolomé Pascual-Fuster

'Politicians in the boardroom: is this a convenient burden?' Corporate Governance an International Review. Volume 26, Issue 6. (2018). With Bartolomé Pascual-Fuster

'Family Firms and Compliance: Reconciling the Conflicting Predictions within the Socioemotional Wealth Perspective Family Business Review. With Luiz Ricardo Kabbach and Ruth Aguilera. vol 30(2) June 2017.

'A Clash of Governance Logics: Foreign Ownership and Board Monitoring' Strategic Management Journal. 37(2): 349-369. With Desender, K., Aguilera, R. V., LopezPuertas-Lamy, M. (2016)

'Global corporate governance: On the relevance of firms' ownership structure. Journal of World Business. Volume 51, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages 50-57, with Ruth Aguilera.
'Do Family Firms have Better Access to External Finance during Crises? Corporate Governance: An International Review. 2015, 23(3): 249-265. Paper with Alfredo Martin.

'Executive directors' pay and networks: the influence of ownership structure, with Bartolome Pascual. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Volume 34, Issue 2, March-April 2015, Pages 175-203. Paper with Bartolomé Pascual.

'Does the independence of independent directors matter?. Journal of Corporate Finance10/2014; 28 (October 2014):116-134. Special issue: Inside the boardroom. Paper with Bartolomé Pascual.

'When Does Ownership Matter? Strategic Management Journal. Vol 34 (2013). Pp.823-842. Paper with Desender, K., Aguilera, R. V. and Garcia-Cestona, M. A. '
Firm Family Firms: Current Debates of Corporate Governance in Family Firms. Journal of Family Business Strategy 3 (2012) 66-69. Paper with Ruth Aguilera.

Multi-period Funded Research Projects

Business strategy and competitiveness: sustainable models. ECO2017-86305-C4-1-R. IP

'Firm competitiveness; corporate governance, organization innovation; corporate social resposability' ECO2013-48496-C4-1-R (IP)

'Impact of interaction of stakeholders on the firm competitiveness' ECO2010-21393-C04-02 (IP)

Internal organization, corporate governance practices and family control' SEJ2007-67895-C04-03/ECON. (IP)

Books and Book Chapters

Board Governance of Family Firms and Business Groups with a Unique Regional Dataset. Book chapter with L. Bru in The Modern Firm, Corporate
Governance And Investment edited by Per-Olof Bjuggren y Dennis C. Mueller. Edward Elgar. pp 292-322. (2009)
n. 2005.

Ownership and Control of the Spanish Listed Firms with M.A. Garcia-Cestona, in The control of Corporate Europe, 2001. Editors, F. Barca and M.
Becht, Oxford University Press.


Office Hours

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Teaching, 5 previous years

Subject Information
11634 - Big Data and Business Management
20490 - End of Degree Project
  • Double degree in Business Administration and Law (2013 syllabus)2021-22, 2022-23
20522 - Strategic Management
  • Double degree in Economics and Tourism2020-21
20531 - Final Degree Project in Tourism
21213 - Business Strategy
21222 - Final Degree Project in Business Administration
21240 - Family Business
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