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Professor Doctor Cristina Cruz

Academic Director of the Entrepreneurship Department at IE Business School

Cristina Cruz is Academic Director of the Entrepreneurship Department at IE Business School and teaches Entrepreneurship and Family Business at that institution. Professor Cruz holds a doctorate in economics from Carlos III University of Madrid (doctoral thesis on Corporate Governance in Family Firms), completed the Executive Development Program in Family Business at IE, and has a BA in International Economics from Manchester University. The results of her research—dealing primarily with entrepreneurship and family businesses—have been published in leading international academic journals including the “Academy of Management Journal,” “Administrative Science Quarterly,” “Journal of Business Venturing” and “Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.” In recognition of this research work, in 2010, IE Business School honored her with its Research Excellence Award, granted to the school’s best researchers.