José Ernesto Amorós
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
National Director of Doctoral Programs Coleader of the Strategic Research Group in Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Promoting entrepreneurship and innovation for local development.

Dr. Amorós Espinosa is an expert in entrepreneurship and new business development. 

In his scientific work, has written more than 40 academic articles published in major international magazines, such as Small Business Economics, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Small Business Management, Technovation, Journal of Business Research, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, among 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 of them in cooperation with important institutions such as the World Economic Forum. In addition, he is a member of the National System of Researchers of Conacyt, level I, and a visiting professor in several Latin American and European universities.

Dr. Amorós has been a member of the Board of Directors of the global GEM and is part of the Investigation Committee of the same project. In his work within the GEM project, he has participated in the evaluation of public policies pro-entrepreneurship in different 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 Business School Adolfo Ibáñez (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. 

He was also director of the career of Business administration and coordinator of the Entrepreneurship Program at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus San Luis.

    • Ph.D. in Management Sciences
      ESADE Business School, Universitat Roman Llull, Spain
    • Master in Marketing
      Tecnológico de Monterrey 
  • Amorós, J. E., Ciravegna, L., Mandakovic, V. and Stenholm, P. (2017)“Necessity or Opportunity? The Effects of State Fragility and Economic Development on Entrepreneurial Efforts” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice  DOI: 10.1177/1042258717736857
  • Cohen, B., Amorós, J. E., and Lundy, L. (2017). The generative potential of emerging technology to support startups and new ecosystems. Business Horizons 60(6), 741–884. 
  • Amorós, J. E., Couyoumdjian, J. P., Cristi, O., and Minniti, M (2016). “The Bottom-Up Power of Informal Entrepreneurship”. In Entrepreneurship and the Shadow Economy. A. Sauce; F. Schneider and C. Williams (Eds.) Edward Elgar: Chentelham, U.K. pp. 9-29.
  • Amorós, J.E., Felzensztein, C. and Gimmon, E. (2013) “Entrepreneurial opportunities in peripheral versus core regions in Chile”. Small Business Economics,  40(1):119–139.
  • Acs, Z.J. and Amorós, J.E. (2008) “Entrepreneurship and Competitive dynamics in Latin America” Small Business Economics, 31(3), 305 - 322.