Cristian Granados Sanchez
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Organizational Behavior Leadership
Professor, researcher and advisor at EGADE
"Innovation drives growth for countries and companies. But without bold and persevering entrepreneurs it would be impposible to enable changes."

Dr. Cristian Granados  is a professor, researcher (SNI-C) and advisor for the Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation Department at EGADE Business School. 

He holds a PhD from the University of Barcelona, was appointed as Research Fellow at HEC Montreal, and completed a research stay at Harvard Business School. 

Dr. Cristian actively works with entrepreneurs and students to develop their entrepreneurial skills, and has worked with several companies such as Grupo Bimbo, Renault, Pfizer, Roche, Infra, Kraft-Heinz, Mabe, Hubell, etc. as advisor and for executive education programs for corporate innovation and entrepreneurial leadership.

In his professional career, he has held positions as Innovation Director, and also co-founded a video game startup. He was president of the Innovation Commission of Coparmex Hidalgo, and has been part of the faculty for the "Master in Creative Industries Management" at LaSalle College Barcelona.

As a researcher, is the author of published articles on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship in British indexed journals and book chapters published by Babson School.

He has taken part in conferences in Germany, Denmark, England, Spain, The Netherlands, etc. As an author he actively writes for Forbes, Expansión and Entrepreneur Mexico, and has appeared in different mass media such as El Heraldo Noticias and ADN 40.


    Master degree in Creation and Management of Innovative Technology-Based Companies

    University of Barcelona


    Ph.D. in Business (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

    University of Barcelona


    Doctoral Stay 

    HEC Montreal


    Doctoral Stay

    Harvard Business School

  • Dr. Cristian was distinguished as one of the best professors in innovation and entrepreneurship by EGADE and the Eugenio Garza Laguera Entrepreneurship Institute (2020 and 2021), and has been recognized as a SNI-C researcher.
  1. Granados, C., Bernardo, M. and Pareja, M. (2017). How do creative industries innovate? A model proposal. Creative Industries Journal, 10 (3). 
  2. Granados, C. and Pareja-Eastaway, M. (2019). How do collaborative practices contribute to innovation in large organisations? The case of hackathons. Innovation, Organization and Management Journal, 21(4).
  3. Bravo, C, and Granados, C. (2020) "The development of high-potential intrapreneurs: an executive education approach to drive innovation in Latin American companies". Chapter book in "Innovation in Global Entrepreneurship Education". Ed. Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc. USA