José Manuel Saiz-Álvarez
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
+52 (33) 3669 3000 ext. 3710
" A passion for research and sharing knowledge".

The research work of Professor Saiz-Álvarez has been focused in the field of the labor market, goods and services outsourcing, entrepreneurship and family companies, with more than 200 publications, including monographs and academic articles, both as author and co-author, presented at international congresses and published by world-renowned publishing houses, such as Aranzadi-Thomson Reuters, Cambridge University Press, IGI Global, LID, Nova Science, Palgrave-MacMillan, Routledge-Taylor & Francis and Springer, as well as in academic journals, such as the Journal of Organizational Change Management, the Journal of Innovation & Knowledge, Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Multimedia, the Journal of World Economy, Industrial Economy, Spanish Economy Papers, and CIRIEC-Spain and the Journal of Public, Social, and Cooperative Economics. He is also a member of the editorial board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, co-editor of TAKAY journal, the Bolivian Journal for Development and a member of scientific committees of arbitrated and indexed journals of Europe, the Americas, and Asia. 

In his professional life,  he has been Deputy to the Director of International Sales in Sogepaq International, a company of Prisa Group, and President of Ediciones FIEC, a tax and financial advisor for several family companies and fa reelance stock investor. He has also been a regular collaborator with Grupo Gestiona Radio (Spain) and has featured in professional journals, newspapers, and television in a variety of countries around the world. 

In Mexico, he is part of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) team in Jalisco. Professor Saiz Alvarez holds an honorary diploma granted by the Chamber of Representatives of the Associate Free State Capitol of Puerto Rico. He was granted an honorary diploma by the University Valahia of Targoviste (Roumania) and he is member of the International Advisory Committee of the BOSTAN Social Innovation Institute (Turkey) and the Academic Consulting Commission of the Postgraduate System of the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil (Ecuador). He is officially certified in Spain by the National Agency of Quality Assessment and Certification (ANECA,) and he is member of the Academy of Strategic Management, the European Association of Labour Economists, the European Economic Association, the Society of World Economics and the Latin American Studies Association. He also helps NGOs in different countries to fight poverty and social inequality, including KIVA.

In addition to his teaching activities at EGADE Business School and at the Eugenio Garza Lagüera Entrepreneurship Institute, Professor Saiz is a guest professor in the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil (Ecuador) and the Royal and Pontifical Major University of Saint Francis Xavier of Chuquisaca (Bolivia). He has occupied academic and managerial positions at institutions including as the University Antonio de Nebrija and the Pontifical University of Salamanca. 

    • Ph.D. in Economic and Business Sciences
      Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
    • Ph.D. in Sociology
      Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca
  • Plaque of Recognition, Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil (Ecuador), 2016.
  • Academic Leaders Program guest, Tecnológico de Monterrey, 2009, 2012 y 2016
  • Recognition of the House of Representatives of the Capitol, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 2013.
  •  Diploma of Honor, Universidad Valahia, Targoviste, 2012
  • Member of the Scientific Research Council, WsiEP System (Poland), 2012
  • Who’s Who in the World since 2011.
  • Maximum distinction in teaching quality, DOCENTIA Program, ANECA (Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación), España (2006-2009)
  • Honorary Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (España)(1996-1997).
  1. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. y Gámez-Gutiérrez, J.A. (2020). Senior Entrepreneurship and Aging in Modern Business. IGI Global.
  2. Palma, M.; Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. y Herrero-Crespo, Á. (2020). Smart Territories and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems for Social Innovation and Sustainable Growth. IGI Global.
  3. Carreón, P. y Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. (2019). Opportunity Motivation and Growth Aspirations of Mexican Entrepreneurs: The Moderating Role of the Household Income, Sustainability, 11(22), 6288.
  4. Carreón, P. y Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. (2019). Product Newness, Low Competition, Recent Technology, and Export Orientation as Predictors for Entrepreneurial Growth Aspirations, Sustainability, 11(20), 5818.
  5. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. y Gutiérrez-Martín, J.R. (2019). Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Technology-based Clusters in Emerging Economies. How Can the Madrid Aerospace Cluster Reinforce the Mexican Aerospace Industry? En Pardo, C.I., Cotte, A. y Fletscher, S. (Eds.). Analysis of Science, Technology, and Innovation in Emerging Economies, (pp. 245-274), Palgrave Macmillan.
  6. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. y Rodríguez-Aceves, L. (2019). Which Factors Determine the Gender Gap in the Entrepreneurial Action in Mexico?, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 11(3), 207-230.
  7. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. (2019) Handbook of Research on Digital Marketing Innovations in Social Entrepreneurship and Solidarity Economics. IGI Global.
  8. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. y Palma-Ruiz, M. (2019) Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Leadership and Competitive Strategy in Family Business . IGI Global.
  9. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M.; Palma-Ruiz, J. y Correia, J.C.  (2019) Entrepreneurship and Family Business Vitality. Surviving and Flourishing in the Long Term. Springer.
  10. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M.  (2018) Business Strategies and Advanced Techniques for Entrepreneurship 4.0. IGI Global.
  11. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M.,  Palma-Ruiz, J.M. (2019) Entrepreneurship in the Solidarity Economy: A Valuation of Models Based on the Quadruple Helix and Civil Society in Contributions to Management Science. Springer.
  12. Castillo-Nazareno, U., Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. y Alcívar, M.T. (2019). Kriselipsis and Inverted Complementarity Diversity (ICD): New Concepts Applied to Familiness in Ecuador. En Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. y Palma-Ruiz, M. (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Leadership and Competitive Strategy in Family Business (pp. 332-347), Hershey, PA
  13. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. y Hoyos-Villa, O.A. (2019). Prospective Students' ZMOT in ICT based International Universities. An Application to a Mexican HEI. En Khosrow-Pour, M. (Ed.) Handbook of Research on Challenges and Opportunities in Launching a Technology - Dri ven International University , Hershey, PA (EE.UU.): Information Science Reference (IGI Global), pp. 195-214
  14. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. (2018). Turismo Sostenible y Emprendimiento Social. El Caso de Tequila, México, RETOS. Revista de Ciencias de la Administración y Economía, 15(8), 51-67.
  15. Baños Monroy, V.I., Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. y Ramírez Solís, E.R.  (2018) The Lean Scientific Canvas Method: A Proposal to Foster Women’s Entrepreneurship in Mexico in Contextual Embeddedness of Women’s Entrepreneurship: Going Beyond the Gender-neutral Approach. Routledge – Taylor & Francis Publishing.
  16. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. (2018) Foreword in Economic Growth in Latin America and the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis. IGI Global.
  17. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. (2018). An Entrepreneurship-based Model to Foster Organizational Wellbeing. En Ochoa, P., Lepeley, M.T. y Essens, P. (Eds.) Wellbeing for Sustainability in the Global Workplace, Routledge, pp. 159-178.
  18. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. (2018) Managing Social Innovation through CSR 2.0 and the Quadruple Helix: A Socially Inclusive Business Strategy for the Industry 4.0 in Organizational Transformation and Managing Innovation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. IGI Global.
  19. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. y Coduras, A. (2018). Entrepreneurial Quality and Economic Crisis in the Eurozone Countries Driven by Innovation. En Nair, S. y Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. (Eds.). Handbook of Research on Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and Governance in Higher Education, Hershey, PA (EE.UU.): Information Science Reference (IGI Global), pp. 414-432
  20. Muñiz-Avila, E. Rodriguez-Aceves, L. & Saiz-Alvarez, JM (2018) Restaurant industry: El Pollo Loco and Alsea in Mexican Multinationals: How to Build Multinationals in Emerging Markets. Cambridge University Press.
  21. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. (2018b). Information and Communication Technology Based Microfinance Model and a Catch-Up Strategy: Latin America. En Yülek, M. (Ed.). Industrial Policy and Sustainable Growth , Springer, pp. 1-17. doi: 10.1007/978-981-103964-5_21-1
  22. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. y Rodríguez-Aceves, L. (2018). “Emprendimiento Social hoy: Ecosistema y Actores”. En Conway Dato-on y Dávila, J.A. (Ed.). Modelando el Emprendimiento Social en México , Ciudad de México: LID Editorial, pp. 209-229.
  23. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. (Ed.)(2016). Handbook of Research on Social Entrepreneurship and Solidarity Economics, Hershey, PA (EE.UU.): Information Science Reference (IGI Global).
  24. Nair, S. y Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. (2018)(Eds.). Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and Governance in Higher Education, Hershey, PA (EE.UU.): Information Science Reference (IGI Global).
  25. Coduras, A., Cuervo-Arango, C. y Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. (2016). Interregional Integration of Entrepreneurial Activity in España, Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance, 25, 203-219.
  26. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M., & Colvin-Díez, J. (2015). “Purple Oceans and the Mergers & Acquisitions Virtuous Circle. New Concepts for the Theory of Mergers & Acquisitions“. In Tavidze, A. (Ed.): Progress in Economic Research, 32, Nueva York (EE.UU.): Nova Science Publishers, pp. 139-154.
  27. Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. y Mendoza, G.M. (2015). Innovación y creatividad como motores de desarrollo y RSC. El caso de las empresas de Guayaquil (Ecuador), Revista CIRIEC-España. Revista de Economía Pública, Social y Cooperativa, 85, 169-189.