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Tony Davila has a dual appointment as professor of Entrepreneurship and professor of Accounting and Control at IESE Business School. He is the SEAT Innovation Management Chair of Technology Management. He has recently been Visiting Professor at the Harvard Business School during 2013,  2014, and 2016 teaching in the MBA core curriculum. Before coming to IESE, he was a faculty member at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University after receiving his doctorate from the Harvard Business School.

He teaches courses in innovation management, entrepreneurship, management accounting and control, and sports management at the master, doctoral, and executive education levels. He has taught innovation and entrepreneurship around the world including Oxford University in England, HEC Lausanne in Switzerland, and CEIBS in China.

He has recently published Landscape Monitor: Sensing Markets and Societies for Strategists, Innovator and Entrepreneurs, the book introduces a new concept to sense strategic and tactical opportunities to be ahead of competitors. He has also publshed The Innovation Paradox: How Good Business Kill Breakthroughs and How They Can Change, the book pushes forward some of the ideas outlined in his previous book Making Innovation Work: How to Manage It, Measure It, and Profit from It.

In addition, he has published Malea Fashion District: How Successful Managers Use Financial Information to Grow Organizations, a book that makes management accounting ideas relevant to anybody involved in organizations. He has also edited The Creative Enterprise.

His work has been published in journals such as Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Research Policy, Accounting Review, Academy of Management Journal, or Review of Accounting Studies.

He has received IESE’s research award three times and his dissertation was distinguished by the American Accounting Association. His latest article in California Management Review received the Accenture Best Paper Award, 2011. The Spanish government awarded him the Ramon y Cajal scholarship that recognizes his work. He was also finalist for the McKinsey Best Paper Award from the Strategic Management Society.

In addition to his research and teaching work, Tony is a prolific writer of teaching cases. He also works extensively with companies from startups, some of them started by some of his students, to large multinationals.


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