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TEAM MEMBERS

OTILIA DRIGA

Ph.D. candidate and researcher for the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She is an active researcher in the fields of efficiency and productivity analysis of the firm and entrepreneurship with special interest in gender - related issues.

Selected publications and presentations:

Driga, O., Lafuente, E. (2007). Antreprenoriatul Feminin in Romania: Caracteristici personale si efectul variabilelor socio-culturale. Centre for Entrepreneurship & Business Research. CEBR working paper series WP 02/2007.

Driga, O., Prior, D. (2006) Testing the female underperformance hypothesis: A Data Envelopment Analysis approach. Working paper presented at the 21st European Conference on Operations Research. Reykjavik, Iceland.

Driga, O., Lafuente, E.; Vaillant, Y. (2005) Gender differences in entrepreneurial activity: An analysis of Informal Institutional Factors. Working paper presented at the 15th Congress of the Spanish Association of Economics and Business Administration (ACEDE). La Laguna, Tenerife.

PhD. ESTEBAN LAFUENTE

Professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His research interests include the fields of corporate governance, econometrics, efficiency and productivity analysis of the firm and entrepreneurship.

Selected publications and presentations:

Lafuente, E., Rabetino, R. (2008) The Impact of Returns to Scale and Ownership Structure Upon Firm Growth: The Case of Spanish Manufacturing Firms, SSRN Working Paper Series

Lafuente, E., Rabetino, R. (2007). Human Capital as a Determinant of Small Firms’ Growth in Romania: A Quantile Approach, Centre for Entrepreneurship & Business Research. CEBR working paper series WP 03/2007.

Lafuente, E., García-Cestona, M. (2007) Managerial Turnover and Performance in Outside Boards: Ownership Makes the Difference. SSRN Working Paper Series

Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y., Rialp J. (2007) Regional differences in the influence of Role-Models: Comparing the Entrepreneurial Process of Rural Catalonia. Regional Studies, 41 (6): 779 – 795.

Vaillant, Y., Lafuente, E. (2007) Do Different Institutional Frameworks Condition the Influence of Local Fear of Failure and Entrepreneurial Examples over Entrepreneurial Activity? Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 19: 313 – 337.

Lafuente, E., Sola, M. (2004) Acerinox: Evaluacion de Gestion y Eficiencia. Spanish Accounting & Business Review, 2.

Bayo Moriones, A., Garcia-Cestona, M., Lafuente, E. (2004) On the Adoption of Quality Management Practices: Firm related factors and Ownership. MIMEO, Department of Business and Economics, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

Lafuente, E. (2004) Ownership & Legal Constraints in Profit Efficiency: Evidence from the Costa Rican Financial System. Working Paper presented at the 1st Workshop on Economics and Business. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

Lafuente, E., Verges, J. (2004) Comparative Efficiency according to Ownership/Control Structure: The Case of the Costa Rican Banking System. Working Paper presented at the 57th International Atlantic Economic Society Congress (Lisbon), March 2004, and at the Annual Congress of the Scottish Economic Society (Perth), April, 2004.

NETWORK MEMBERS:

PhD. YANCY VAILLANT

Lecturer Professor in the Business Economics Department of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. He also acts as an external consultant for the OECD on topics related to rural policy and governance. He is an active and permanent researcher for the International Comparative Rural Policy Studies consortium. He has also participated in several research projects for the European, Spanish or Catalan administrations that study and formulate policy recommendations in areas related to territorial strategy, entrepreneurship and rural development.

Selected publications and presentations:

Lafuente, E., Vaillant, Y., Rialp J. (2007) Regional differences in the influence of Role-Models: Comparing the Entrepreneurial Process of Rural Catalonia. Regional Studies, 41 (6): 779 – 795.

Vaillant, Y., Lafuente, E. (2007) Do Different Institutional Frameworks Condition the Influence of Local Fear of Failure and Entrepreneurial Examples over Entrepreneurial Activity? Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 19: 313 – 337.

Urbano, D., Vaillant, Y. (2007) Support measures for new business formation. International Journal of Business and Systems Research, forthcoming.

Rialp, A., Rialp, J., Urbano, D. & Vaillant, Y. (2006) The Born-global Phenomenon: A Multiple Case Study Research. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 3 (2): 133 - 171.

Urbano, D., Vaillant, Y. (2002) Support measures for new business formation: a comparative empirical study between rural and urban areas of Catalonia. RENT XVI International Conference. Conference Handbook (proceedings). Barcelona (Espana).