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Dr Abel Ernesto Lucena Pimentel

Dr Abel Ernesto Lucena Pimentel
Senior lecturer
Business Organization
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Brief CV

Associate professor in the Department of Business Economics at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Carabobo (Venezuela) -mention CUM LAUDE. Ph.D. in Economics (2007) from the University of Barcelona (advisor: Antoni Manresa Sánchez) and Ph.D. in Economics, Business and Finance (2011) from Pompeu Fabra University, (advisor: Walter García Fontes).

Abel has been fellow research visiting in the 'Centre for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises', Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (2012). He also has visited the 'Heinz School of Public Policy and Management', Carnegie Mellon University (2006), and the Research Center in Welfare Economics at the University of Barcelona (2004-2007).

Researcher interested in innovation management, with publications in 'Research Policy', 'European Management Review', 'Industry & Innovation', and 'Business Research Quarterly'. 2014 Best paper award (Ambidexterity track of the Strategic Management GIS) at the conference of the European Academy of Management (Valencia, Spain). Finalist in the 'Stephan Schrader Best Conference Paper Award', awarded by the 'Technology and Innovation Management' division of the Academy of Management, Conference of the Year 2008 (Canada).

Also interested in the field of ​​behavioral economics, with recent publications in the 'Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization'. Research member of the Decision Science Laboratory.

Main Publications

Afcha, S., & Lucena, A. (2022). R&D subsidies and firm innovation: does human capital matter?. Industry and Innovation, 1-31.

Lejarraga, T., Lucena, A., & Rubí-Barceló, A. (2020). Beliefs estimated from choices in Proposer-Responder Games. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 179, 442-459.

Chapman, G., Lucena, A., & Afcha, S. (2018). R&D subsidies & external collaborative breadth: Differential gains and the role of collaboration experience. Research Policy, 47(3), 623-636.

Lucena, A., & Roper, S. (2016). Absorptive capacity and ambidexterity in R&D: Linking technology alliance diversity and firm innovation. European Management Review, 13(3), 159-178.

Lucena, A. (2016). The interaction mode and geographic scope of firms' technology alliances: implications of balancing exploration and exploitation in R&D. Industry and Innovation, 23(7), 595-624.

Lucena, A. (2011). The organizational designs of R&D activities and their performance implications: empirical evidence for Spain. Industry and innovation, 18(02), 151-176.

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Teaching, 5 previous years

Subject Information
11658 - Data Mining Applications in the Tourism Industry
20490 - End of Degree Project
20531 - Final Degree Project in Tourism
21204 - Production and Operations Management
21222 - Final Degree Project in Business Administration
21239 - Innovation Management
21760 - Introduction to Business
21776 - Computer Engineering, Business and Society
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