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.  He currently holds the role of Director of Doctoral Programs and Co Head of the Entrepreneurship and Leadership Strategic Research Group (GIEES). 

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. Amorós, J. E., Ciravegna, L., Mandakovic, V. & 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
  2. Baier-Fuentes, H.; Merigó, J.; Amorós, JE; Gaviria-Marín,M (2019) "International entrepreneurship: a bibliometric overview". International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 15 (2) 385-429
  3. von Bloh, J.; Mandakovic, V.; Apablaza, M.; Amorós, JE & Sternberg, R.  (2019) "Transnational entrepreneurs: opportunity or necessity driven? Empirical evidence from two dynamic economies from Latin America and Europe". Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Published online.
  4. Amorós, J.E., Poblete, C. & Mandakovic, V. (2019) "R&D transfer, policy and innovative ambitious entrepreneurship: evidence from Latin American countries". Journal of Technology Transfer, 44 (5) 1396–1415
  5. Matusik,S.; Heeley, M.; Amorós, JE. (2018) "Home court advantage? knowledge based fdi and spillovers in emerging economies". Global Strategy Journal, 9 (3) 405-422
  6. 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. 
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Acs, Z.J. and Amorós, J.E. (2008) “Entrepreneurship and Competitive dynamics in Latin America” Small Business Economics, 31(3), 305 - 322.