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Prof. Antonio Padilla-Meléndez

Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship
University of Málaga

Antonio Padilla-Meléndez is Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship in the Social and Work Studies Faculty at the University of Málaga (Spain). He also works as consultant for private and public institutions (in training and writing state-of-the-art reports, strategic consulting documents, and business plans) and as expert in the evaluation of international projects, Spanish R+D projects, and in the accreditation of official Masters. He has been academic entrepreneur of a knowledge-based university spin-off during 6 years.

Dr. Padilla-Meléndez research interest focuses on entrepreneurship, especially university entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystems, and innovation in business models. His work has been published in a range of peer reviewed journals, such as Technovation, International Small Business Journal, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, International Journal of Information Management, Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, Journal of Global Information Management, International Journal of Technology Management, Internet Research, Facilities, International Journal of E-Collaboration, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Current Issues in Tourism, and Computers & Education.

He is one of the coordinators of the Master in Business Administration (Faculty of Economics and Business) and member of the Academic Committee of the Social and Legal Sciences PhD program (Faculty of Law and Faculty of Social Sciences and Work), both at the University of Málaga.

He teaches, in English, ‘Introduction to Management’ and ‘Entrepreneurship’ (Degree in Human Resource Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Work) and ‘Advanced Management’ (Master in Economic and Business Analysis, Faculty of Economics and Business). Additionally, he teaches in Spanish ‘Entrepreneurship’ (Master in Business Administration, Faculty of Economics and Business). Moreover, he is supervisor of a number of Masters and Thesis dissertations. In addition to this teaching activity at the University of Málaga, he teaches occasionally in other Universities.

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