Bieto, Eugenia

Dean of ESADE Business School, Barcelona; PhD., Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management, ESADE.
She has been linked to the world of entrepreneurship, either through the creation and management of new companies, or through the introduction of strategic innovation programs in companies and the development of new business lines.

She has also developed her career in the design and application of public policies encouraging an enterprising spirit.

She was Assistant Director of the CIDEM (Centre for Innovation and Business Development) for territorial balance policies, and held several positions in the IMPIVA (Institute for Small and Medium-sized Industry from Valencia) for the promotion of business creation. She is a consultant for companies such as Syngenta, Solvay and Arcelor, for the introduction of corporate entrepreneurship projects. She has advised organizations such as the lower and upper chamber of the Spanish parliament, the Economic and Social Council and the CIDEM, on measures to encourage an enterprising spirit.

She has given lectures and courses on entrepreneurship in various international centers, such as the UCA in Nicaragua, the Baltic Management Institute of Vilnius, and the Chamber of Commerce of Paris.

She is Director of ESADE’s Entrepreneurship Centre, the mission of which is to generate and circulate knowledge on entrepreneurship

Her main line of research is entrepreneurship in companies.


  • Doctora per la Universitat Ramon Llull. ESADE – Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Licenciada en Ciencies Empresariales
  • Máster en Dirección de Empresas. ESADE
  • Licenciada en Administración y Dirección de Empresas. ESADE – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya


Interest Area:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy
  • Innovation

Some Publications:


  • Bieto, E.; Gimeno, A. & Parada, M. J. (2010). Dealing with increasing family complexity to achieve transgenerational potential in family firms. In M. Nordqvist & T. Zellweger (eds.) (Ed.). Transgenerational entrepreneurship: Exploring growth and performance in the family firms across generations (pp. 167-194). Cheltenham (U.K.): Edward Elgar Publishing.[ISBN: 9781847207975]
  • Parada, P.; Moreira Ridsdale, J. R. & Bieto, E. (2007). Fast-growth companies on developed and developing economies: A comparative study on entrepreneurial and international diversification strategies. In A. Zacharakis, S. Alvarez, P. Davidsson, J. Fiet, G. George (Ed.). Frontiers of entrepreneurship research 2006: Proceedings of the twenty-sixth annual entrepreneurship research conference (pp. 1-10). : Babson College.[ISBN: 978-0910897273]
  • Bieto, E.; Planellas, M. & Parada, P. (2006). Corporate entrepreneurship vs. corporate parenting: Do they fit together for creating value in the corporation?. In S. A. Zahra (ed.) (Ed.). Frontiers of entrepreneurship research 2005: Proceedings of the twenty-fifth annual entrepreneurship research conference (pp. 445-446). Wellesley, Mass. (U.S.): Babson College.[ISBN: 0-910897-26-3]
  • Bieto, E. (2005). Algunos datos sobre la innovación en España. In Anetcom (Ed.). Guía práctica de la innovación para PYMES (pp. 15-27). Valencia: Anetcom.
  • Bieto, E. (2003). La transformación emprendedora de la empresa. Iniciativa Emprendedora (40), 111-123.
  • Bieto, E. (2001). Corporate Entrepreneurship: de la innovación a la generación de nuevos proyectos en la empresa. In Antoni M. Güell, Mar Vila (Ed.). El arte de innovar en la emrpesa (pp. 171-206). Barcelona, ESPANYA: Ed. del Bronce.
  • Bieto, E. (2001). Emprendiendo desde la empresa: elementos del corporate entrepreneurship. Iniciativa Emprendedora (30), 31-43.

After her appointment, Bieto has become the only woman in Europe and the fourth in the world (Harvard, MIT, Yale and ESADE) to run one of the top 25 business schools in the world, according to the Financial Times ranking.