Professor Francisco Linan

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Department:Marketing, Enterprise and Tourism

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Business, management and leadership , Enterprise

Full Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Anglia Ruskin University, Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Cambridge, UK (part-time), and Full-time Associate Professor at Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.

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Background

Francisco Liñán is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Anglia Ruskin University (UK) and the University of Seville, Spain. Prof. Liñán research interests include entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial intentions and entrepreneurship education, leading to several publications in academic journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Small Business Management or Small Business Economics.

Prof. Liñán has participated in projects funded by the Spanish national government, EU and OECD. He is the Main Researcher in the ELITE Project (Spanish National R+D Strategy, Ref.: ECO2016‐75655‐P). Professor Liñán is Associate Editor at the Journal of Organizational Change Management and Editorial Board Member at the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research and the International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology.

Research interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial cognition
  • New venture creation process

Areas of research supervision

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial cognition
  • New venture creation process
  • Role of culture in entrepreneurial processes

Qualifications

  • Doctoral Thesis (PhD) in Entrepreneurship, University of Seville
  • Bachelor (BSc) in Economics, University of Seville

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Board Member at the European University Network on Entrepreneurship (ESU, www.esu-network.eu)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Organizational Change Management
  • Editorial Board Member, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • ELITE: Longitudinal study of the process of emergence of high-impact entrepreneurs. Financed by the Spanish National government (R+D+I project: Ref. ECO2016-75655-P).2017-2019.
  • Inclusive Entrepreneurship Country Policy Assessments-National Workshop. Main researcher. Financed by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (LEED). 2017
  • Inclusive Entrepreneurship Country Policy Assessments-Spain. Main researcher. Financed by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (LEED). 2017
  • Inclusive Entrepreneurship Country Assessment - Spain. Main researcher. Financed by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (LEED). 2016.
  • Youth Entrepreneurship in Spain. Background report. Main researcher. Financed by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (LEED). 2015.
  • EMPLOY: Enhancing the employability of non-traditional students in HE. Researcher. Financed by the European Commission (Erasmus+ KA2: Strategic partnerships Actions). 2014-2017.
  • EvIdEmce: Educar para Emprender: Evaluando Programas para la Formación de la Identidad Emprendedora en la Educación Obligatoria. Researcher. Financed by the Spanish National government (R&D&I projects: Ref. EDU2013-42936). 2014-2016.
  • INTURPYME: PYME Turísticas, Cadenas de Valor Globales e Innovación. Researcher. Financed by the Spanish National government (R&D&I projects: Ref. ECO2013-42889). 2014-2016.
  • Spain’s Country Note on Inclusive Entrepreneurship. Main researcher. Financed by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (LEED). 2014.
  • VIE Project: Cultural Values, Socioeconomic factors, and Entrepreneurial Intention: analysis in Spanish Regions. Main Researcher and Project Manager. Financed by Junta de Andalucía (regional government). 2009-2013.
  • Endeavour: entrepreneurial development as a vehicle to promote European higher education. E. Corti (Coord.). Financed by EU Erasmus Mundus Programme. 2006-2009.
  • Psychology of entrepreneurship research and education. J.A. Moriano (Coord.). financed by EU Erasmus Intensive Programme. 2007-2008.National Expert participating in the Joint EU/OECD Project on “Inclusive Entrepreneurship. OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship

Selected recent publications

  • Nabi, G., Liñán, F., Krueger, N., Fayolle, A., & Walmsley, A. (2017). The impact of entrepreneurship education in higher education: A systematic review and research agenda. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 16(2), 277-299.
  • Nabi, G., Walmsley, A., Liñán, F., Akhtar, I., & Neame, C. (2016). Does entrepreneurship education in the first year of higher education develop entrepreneurial intentions? The role of learning and inspiration. Studies in Higher Education, Online First.
  • Liñán, F., Moriano, J.A. & Jaén, I. (2016): Individualism and entrepreneurship: Does the pattern depend on the social context? International Small Business Journal, 34 (6), 760–776.
  • Santos, F.J., Roomi, M.A. & Liñán, F. (2016): About Gender Differences and the Social Environment in the Development of Entrepreneurial Intentions. Journal of Small Business Management, 54(1), 49-66. DOI: 10.1111/jsbm.12129.
  • Liñán, F. & Fayolle, A. (2015): A systematic literature review on Entrepreneurial Intentions: Citation, Thematic Analyses, and Research Agenda. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 11(4), 907-933. DOI: 10.1007/s11365-015-0356-5.
  • Fayolle, A. & Liñán, F. (2014): The future of research on entrepreneurial intentions. Journal of Business Research 67(5), 663-666.
  • Fayolle, A., Liñán, F. & Moriano, J.A. (2014) : Beyond Entrepreneurial Intentions: Values and Motivations in Entrepreneurship. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 10(4), 679-689. DOI : 10.1007/s11365-014-0306-7
  • Liñán, F. & Fernández-Serrano, J. (2014): National culture, entrepreneurship and economic development: different patterns across the European Union. Small Business Economics 42(4), 685-701. DOI: 10.1007/s11187-013-9520-x
  • Krueger, N., Liñán, F. & Nabi, G. (2013) Cultural values and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 25 (09-10), 703-707
  • Nabi, G. & Liñán, F. (2013): Considering business start-up in recession time: The role of risk perception and economic context in shaping the entrepreneurial intent. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 19(6), 633-655. DOI: 10.1108/IJEBR-10-2012-0107.
  • Heuer, A.M. & Liñán, F. (2013): “Testing alternative measures of subjective norms in entrepreneurial intention models”. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 19(1), 35-50.
  • Liñán, F., Urbano, D. & Guerrero, M. (2011): Regional variations in entrepreneurial cognitions: start-up intentions of university students in Spain. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 23(3&4), 187-215. 
  • Nabi, G. & Liñán, F. (2011) "Graduate entrepreneurship in the developing world: intentions, education and development", Education + Training, 53 (5), 325-334.
  • Liñán, F. & Chen, Y.W. (2009). Development and cross-cultural application of a specific instrument to measure entrepreneurial intentions. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 33(3), 593-617.

Recent presentations and conferences

  • Modes of Thought in Entrepreneurial Intention Studies: A Collective Intelligence Perspective. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Atlanta, GA (USA). August 2017 
  • Cultural values and social entrepreneurship: a cross-country efficiency analysis. 13th ESU Conference and Doctoral Programme. Lyon (France). Sept. 2016 
  • The Impact of Individual level Cultural Perceptions on Entrepreneurial Behavior. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Anaheim, CA (USA). August 2016 
  • What Makes Dreams Become Reality? A multi-country analysis of Individual-level Cultural Perceptions as Moderators of the Entrepreneurial Intention – Behaviour Relationship. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Bodo (Norway). June 2016 
  • Why are some individuals willing to pursue opportunities and others aren’t? XXVII RENT Conference, Vilnius (Lithuania). Nov. 2013 
  • Necessity and opportunity entrepreneurship: cross cultural analysis at the country level. XXVI RENT Conference, Lyon (France). Nov. 2012 
  • A Gender-Cognitive Approach to Understanding the Entrepreneurial Potential: the Role of Social Norms and Culture. 32nd ISBE Conference. Liverpool (UK). Nov. 2009 
  • Temporal Stability of Entrepreneurial Intentions: a Longitudinal Study. 48th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International. Liverpool (UK). August 2008 
  • Regional Variations in Entrepreneurial Cognitions: Start-Up Intentions of University Students in Spain. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Madrid (Spain). June 2007