Cristian Granados Sánchez
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 research professor and consultant in the Innovation Department of EGADE. He holds a master's degree, doctorate, and post-doctorate from the University of Barcelona and the University of Cambridge. He was a research fellow at HEC Montreal and did a research stay at Harvard Business School. He actively works with entrepreneurs to develop their innovation capacity. He has worked with various companies such as Renault, Pfizer, Roche, Kraft-Heinz, Mabe, Hubbell, and Grupo Salinas in consulting and education. In addition, he is the academic director of the executive innovation program Tec Beyond and co-founder of the EGADE Innovation Community, which brings together 50 innovation leaders in Mexico. He has held positions as innovation director, co-founder of a video game startup, and Coparmex Innovation Commission president. In his research work, he focuses on analyzing factors of success and failure of innovation, and his studies have been published in British and American journals. He writes for Forbes, MIT Review, and Stanford Innovation Review in his dissemination work. He co-authors the book Do More with Less: 6 Principles of Frugal Innovation (Planeta).


    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



    Judge Business School, Cambridge University.

  • 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
  4. Granados, C., Ayala, Y, and Ramos, M. (2021). “Fake it till you make it: understanding innovation theater un organizations”. Academy of Management proceedings.