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Europe's Top Summit for Platform & Ecosystem Innovation

TheNTWKSummit24: From Competition to Collaboration in the Digital Era

Summit - May 28 & 29 | Side Events - May 27 & 30 | Barcelona

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Mª Julia Prats

IESE Business School


Academic Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center




In Person

Mª Julia Prats is an accomplished professional with a Doctorate of Business Administration from Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration, an MBA from IESE Business School, and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnical University of Catalunya.
She is regularly involved in consulting activities and serves as a board member of several international firms, including a consulting, engineering, and architecture firm, and a manufacturer of laminating adhesives. It also holds several Advisory Board positions in professional services firms related to technology and other institutions such as the Scientific Advisory Council for Scientific Management and Industrial Transfer, The GADEA for Science Foundation, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Parc Tauli Institute for Research and Innovation.
As a researcher, she focuses on entrepreneurship, innovation, and professional service firms, and has conducted longitudinal field-based projects to identify the challenges faced by large corporations dealing with entrepreneurial activities. She has published several articles in Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review, and other publications on topics related to her expertise including a book on European Champions featuring firms from ten countries, several book chapters, more than sixty business cases, and nine reports. Additionally, she has contributed to the Dynamic FocusCase Collection™ and has worked on various research projects related to entrepreneurship, including corporate venturing and intrapreneurship. She belongs to the Royal European Academy of Doctors.
At IESE, Professor Prats teaches courses both in the MBA programs as well as in the International Executive Education programs. Specifically, she has designed and taught courses in custom programs for companies such as TDK, Marriot, Henkel, E&Y, Deloitte, Boehringer, BMW, BBVA and Telefonica among others. She has also been visiting professor at The Wharton Business School (USA), IPADE (México), INALDE (Colombia) and The University Asia Pacific (Philippines) among others.

Professor Prats is Patron of several Foundations based in London and Barcelona, and served as President of the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Barcelona and is currently a member of that Club Alumni Board.

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