José Ernesto Amorós
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
"Promoting entrepreneurship and innovation for local development".

Dr. Amorós Espinosa is Associate Dean of the Faculty of EGADE Business School and Leader of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation with Impact Research Group of the Tecnológico de Monterrey Business School.

In pursuit of both the interpretation and popularization research work, Dr. Amorós has written more than 40 academic articles which have been published in major international magazines, such as Small Business Economics, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, the Journal of Small Business Management, Technovation, the Journal of Business Research, the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal and Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, amongst others. In addition, he is associate editor of the Journal of Business Venturing Insights and of the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal.  He is also co-author of more than 30 monographs on entrepreneurial dynamics, some in cooperation with key institutions such as the World Economic Forum. In addition, he is a member of the SNI (Sistema National de Invetigadores), Level I, Conacyt and National System of Researchers of a visiting professor in several Latin American and European universities.

Dr. Amorós has been a member of the Board of Directors of GEM Global and is part of the research committee of the same project. In his work within the GEM project, he has participated in the evaluation of pro-entrepreneurship public policies in a range of countries. He is Vice-President of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, and member of the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of International Business and the International Council of Small Business.

He was Professor and Director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship of the Universidad Del Desarrollo (Chile), researcher at the Entrepreneurship Center of the Adolfo Ibáñez Business School (Chile) and has been guest researcher at the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) and projects associated with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank. 

Dr. Amorós also held the position of Director of the business administration degree and coordinator of the Entrepreneurship Program at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, San Luis Campus.

    • Ph.D. in Management Sciences
      ESADE Business School, Universitat Roman Llull, Spain
    • Master in Marketing
      Tecnológico de Monterrey 
  1. Ruiz, L.E., Amorós, J.E. & Guerrero, M. (2022) “Does gender matter for corporate entrepreneurship? A cross-countries study”. Small Business Economics
  2. Amorós, J.E.Leiva, J.C.Bonomo, A. Sosa Varela, J.C. (2021), "Guest editorial: the entrepreneurship challenges in Latin America", European Business Review, 33(6) 837-848.
  3. Amorós, J. E., Cristi, O., & Naudé, W. (2021). Entrepreneurship and subjective well-being: Does the motivation to start-up a firm matter? Journal of Business Research, 127, 389-398.
  4. Muñoz, P., Kibler, E., Mandakovic, V., & Amorós, J. E. (2020). “Local entrepreneurial ecosystems as configural narratives: A new way of seeing and evaluating antecedents and outcomes”, Research Policy, 104065.
  5. Amorós, J. E., Ciravegna, L., Mandakovic, V. and Stenholm, P. (2019) “Necessity or Opportunity? The Effects of State Fragility and Economic Development on Entrepreneurial Efforts” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 43(4) 725–750