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I am a business school professor, an author, and an industrial entrepreneur.

My primary employment is at IE Business School (Madrid), as a | Professor of Operations Management and Organization Design. I am also the current Co-Editor-in-Chief of | Journal of Operations Management.

My research, teaching, and consulting focus on how organizations are designed, how they function, and how decisions are made. I am particularly interested in contemporary views on strategic decision-making, economic policy, governance, and operations management. I approach these topics primarily from a practice-based perspective. My more academic interests include theories of the firm, research methodology, scientific reasoning, argumentation, and philosophy of science.

As an industrial entrepreneur, I have a significant equity stake and chair the Board of Directors of Ultimate Hockey Corps, a Finnish high-tech company that designs and manufactures ice hockey sticks under the | PAMA brand name. I have been involved in the company since its inception.