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Ferran Giones


Deputy Director
Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Science (ENI)


+49 711 685 68374

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Pfaffenwaldring 19, c/o ARENA2036
70569 Stuttgart-Vaihingen
Room: 02.016

  1. 2023

    1. Gurses, K., Giones, F., Yakis-Douglas, B., & Mehta, K. (2023). Foul Play? The Rise and Fall of Third-Party Ownership as a Controversial Practice in Football. Academy of Management Discoveries.
    2. Shankar, R. K., Bettenmann, D., & Giones, F. (2023). Building Hyper-Awareness: How to Amplify Weak External Signals for Improved Strategic Agility. California Management Review.
  2. 2022

    1. Danuso, A., Giones, F., & da Silva, E. R. (2022). The digital transformation of industrial players: A guide. Business Horizons.
    2. Dąbrowska, J., Almpanopoulou, A., Brem, A., Chesbrough, H., Cucino, V., Di Minin, A., Giones, F., Hakala, H., Marullo, C., Mention, A., Mortara, L., Nørskov, S., Nylund, P. A., Oddo, C. M., Radziwon, A., & Ritala, P. (2022). Digital transformation, for better or worse: a critical multi‐level research agenda. R&D Management.
    3. Haessler, P., Giones, F., & Brem, A. (2022). The who and how of commercializing emerging technologies: A technology-focused review. Technovation, 102637.
  3. 2021

    1. Giones, F., Kleine, K., & Tegtmeier, S. (2021). Students as scientists’ co-pilots at the onset of technology transfer: a two-way learning process. Journal of Technology Transfer.
    2. Bettenmann, D., Giones, F., Brem, A., & Gneiting, P. (2021). Break Out to Open Innovation. MIT Sloan Management Review, Winter 2022.
    3. Brem, A., Giones, F., & Werle, M. (2021). The AI Digital Revolution in Innovation: A Conceptual Framework of Artificial Intelligence Technologies for the Management of Innovation. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 1–7.
  4. 2020

    1. Giones, F., Ungerer, C., & Baltes, G. (2020). Balancing financial, social and environmental values: can new ventures make an impact without sacrificing profits. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 12(1), Article 1.
    2. Giones, F., & Miralles, F. (2020). Bound for glory or cursed for life Exploring the impact of initial resources on the venture emergence of new technology-based firms. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 12(2), Article 2.
    3. Henninger, P., Brem, A., Giones, F., Bican, P. M., & Wimschneider, C. (2020). Effectuation vs. Causation: Can Established Firms Use Start-up Decision-making Principles to Stay Innovative? International Journal of Innovation Management, 24(01), Article 01.
    4. Giones, F., Laufs, D., & Schultz, C. (2020). Co-creating Science Commercialization Opportunities for Blue Biotechnologies: The FucoSan Project. Sustainability, 12(14), Article 14.
    5. Giones, F., Brem, A., Pollack, J. M., Michaelis, T. L., Klyver, K., & Brinckmann, J. (2020). Revising entrepreneurial action in response to exogenous shocks: Considering the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 14(November), Article November.
  5. 2019

    1. McPhee, C., Giones, F., & Dutta, D. K. (2019). Editorial: Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (January 2019). Technology Innovation Management Review, 9(1), Article 1.
    2. Giones, F. (2019). University–industry collaborations: an industry perspective. Management Decision, 57(12), Article 12.
    3. Giones, F., Brem, A., & Berger, A. (2019). Strategic decisions in turbulent times: Lessons from the energy industry. Business Horizons, 62(2), Article 2.
    4. Giones, F., Gozun, B., & Miralles, F. (2019). Unbundling the Influence of Human Capital on the New Ventures Performance. DLSU Business & Economics Review 28, 28(3), Article 3.
    5. Giones, F., Gurses, K., & Brem, A. (2019). The interplay of technology entrepreneurs and regulation in a new industry: the case of the drone industry. In F. Thérin, F. P. Appio, & H. Yoon (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Techno-Entrepreneurship, Third Edition (3rd ed., pp. 73--91). Edward Elgar Publishing.
    6. Giones, F., & Brem, A. (2019). Crowdfunding as a tool for innovation marketing: technology entrepreneurship commercialization strategies. In F. Thérin, F. P. Appio, & H. Yoon (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Techno-Entrepreneurship, Third Edition (3rd ed., pp. 156--174). Edward Elgar Publishing.
    7. Kleine, K., Giones, F., & Tegtmeier, S. (2019). The Learning Process in Technology Entrepreneurship Education—Insights from an Engineering Degree. Journal of Small Business Management, 57(S1), Article S1.
    8. Hofmann, M., & Giones, F. (2019). Entrepreneurship as an Innovation Driver in an Industrial Ecosystem. In R. Baierl, J. Behrens, & A. Brem (Eds.), Digital Entrepreneurship: Interfaces between Digital Technologies and Entrepreneurship (pp. 99--121). Springer - FGF Studies in Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
  6. 2018

    1. Giones, F. (2018). Accelerating Science-based Growth Through Co-innovation. AEA RCT Registry. March 21.
    2. Gurses, K., Giones, F., & Mehta, K. (2018). Global diffusion and deinstitutionalization of a controversial practice. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2018(1), Article 1.
    3. Kleine, K., Giones, F., Camargo, M., & Tegtmeier, S. (2018). Building technology entrepreneurship capabilities: an engineering education perspective. In J. J. M. Ferreira, A. Fayolle, V. Ratten, & M. Raposo (Eds.), Entrepreneurial Universities (1st ed., pp. 226--247). Edward Elgar Publishing.
  7. 2017

    1. Miralles, F., Giones, F., & Gozun, B. (2017). Does direct experience matter? Examining the consequences of current entrepreneurial behavior on entrepreneurial intention. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 13(3), Article 3.
    2. Giones, F., & Brem, A. (2017). Digital Technology Entrepreneurship: A Definition and Research Agenda. Technology Innovation Management Review, 7(5), Article 5.
    3. Bjornali, E. S., Giones, F., & Billström, A. (2017). Reveal or Conceal? Signaling Strategies for Building Legitimacy in Cleantech Firms. Sustainability, 9(10), Article 10.
    4. Giones, F., & Brem, A. (2017). From toys to tools: The co-evolution of technological and entrepreneurial developments in the drone industry. Business Horizons, 60(6), Article 6.
    5. Giones, F., & Oo, P. (2017). How Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Are Redefining Innovation Management. In A. Brem & E. Viardot (Eds.), Revolution of Innovation Management (pp. 43--70). Palgrave Macmillan UK.
  8. 2016

    1. Ungerer, C., König, M., Giones, F., & Baltes, G. (2016). Reliably Reading Venture Survival from the Business Plan: Determining Venture Emergence and Survival with Computer-Based Content Analysis of Business Plan Texts. 2016 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation / IEEE Lnternational Technology Management Conference (ICE/ITMC), 1--7.
    2. Gurses, K., Giones, F., & Mehta, K. (2016). Death by success: The international diffusion and the subsequent deinstitutionalization of the TPO practice. SMS Annual Conference.
    3. Novotny, A., Rasmussen, E., Billström, A., & Giones, F. (2016). Does University Technology Transfer Offices make a difference? - Additionality and contributions to Spin-off firm success. Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Conference.
    4. Giones, F., Gozun, B., & Miralles, F. (2016). Resource combinations influence on new firm growth , studying new entrants in a high tech industry. 2016 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation / IEEE Lnternational Technology Management Conference (ICE/ITMC), June, Article June.
    5. Giones, F., Billström, A., Rasmussen, E., & Novotny, A. (2016). Technology Novelty and Performance of Academic Spin-offs in Norway. Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Conference.
    6. Miralles, F., Giones, F., & Riverola, C. (2016). Evaluating the impact of prior experience in entrepreneurial intention. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 12(3), Article 3.
    7. Giones, F., Riu, D., & Rovira, X. (2016). Using Fuzzy-TOPSIS Method to Rank Investors ’ Decision Variables in Venture Proposals Evaluation. 83ND MEETING OF EURO WORKING GROUP ON MCDA.
    8. Giones, F. (2016). Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out? Exploring the Venture Emergence in Technology-based Firms (pp. 1--167) [Monography, PhD Dissertation, La Salle - Ramon Llull University].
    9. Bjørn\aali, E., Giones, F., Nordskar, G., Wright, P., & Klimas-Hermansen, V. (2016). The Determinants of Clean-Tech Venture Performance: Lessons from Technology Entrepreneurship and Research Agenda. 2016 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC).
  9. 2015

    1. Giones, F., Miralles, F., Konig, M., & Baltes, G. (2015). Do all paths lead to Rome? Technology and market orientation influence on the growth of new technology-based firms. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation/ International Technology Management Conference (ICE/ITMC), June, Article June.
    2. Giones-Valls, A., & Giones, F. (2015). Quantificar-se per viure a través de les dades : les dades massives (big data) aplicades a l’àmbit personal. BiD: Textos Universitaris de Biblioteconomia i Documentació, 34(juny), Article juny.
    3. Picón, D., Giones, F., & Miralles, F. (2015). La Promesa de los Estudios Longitudinales sobre Iniciativa Empresarial : Estado de Situación y Oportunidades de Investigación. In La Salle Innova Institute - Working Paper (No. February; Issue February, pp. 1--37).
    4. Giones, F., & Miralles, F. (2015). Do Actions Matter More than Resources ? A Signalling Theory Perspective on the Technology Entrepreneurship Process. Technology Innovation Management Review, March, Article March.
    5. Giones-Valls, A., & Giones, F. (2015). Quantifying the self to live through data: Big data applied to the personal sphere. BiD, 34, Article 34.
    6. Giones, F., Balladares, G., Miralles, F., & Riu, D. (2015). When less is more? Resource richness influence on the value creation strategies for new technology-based ventures. Global Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship (GRSME), 12--15.
    7. Giones, F., & Miralles, F. (2015). Strategic Signaling in Dynamic Technology Markets: Lessons From Three IT Startups in Spain. Global Business and Organizational Excellence, 34(6), Article 6.
  10. 2014

    1. Giones, F., & Miralles, F. (2014). Exploring the use of signals in the venture emergence of new technology-based firms. 2014 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE), June, Article June.
    2. Frutos, S. M., Giones, F., & Miralles, F. (2014). Social Media engagement as an e-commerce driver, a consumer behavior perspective. In Á. Rocha, D. Fonseca, E. Redondo, L. P. Reis, & M. P. Cota (Eds.), 2014 9th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI) (No. June; Issue June, pp. 1--6). IEEE.
  11. 2013

    1. Giones, F., & Miralles, F. (2013, June). Do great technological ideas make great business opportunities? Entrepreneur’s self-regulatory focus in opportunity building. ICE & IEEE International Technology Management Conference.
    2. Giones, F., Zhou, Z., Miralles, F., & Katzy, B. R. (2013). From Ideas to Opportunities: Exploring the Construction of Technology-Based Entrepreneurial Opportunities. Technology Innovation Management Review, June, Article June.

Technology Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Finance, Technology Commercialization

Ferran Giones is Associate Professor (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart and Deputy Director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Science. He received the BBA & MBA from ESADE Business School, and PhD from La Salle – Ramon Llull University, both in Barcelona, Spain. Before joining academia, he worked in strategy consulting and in international project management. Prior to joining University of Stuttgart, he has been assistant professor for Technology Entrepreneurship at University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Sonderborg

His research field is technology entrepreneurship and industry emergence, where he explores the intriguing questions related to how and when does technological progress trigger entrepreneurial activity, and how does this entrepreneurial activity transform into sustainable organizations that contribute to social and economic growth. He teaches on technology entrepreneurship and technology innovation management topics.


Visiting Professor an der Université de Lorraine - ENSGSI (Nancy, France), 2019.

Associate Editor: R&D Management Journal

Editorial Board: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing

2020: Management Decision – Literati Award Winner (2020): University-industry collaborations: an industry perspective

2019: Young Researcher Award 2019 University of Southern Denmark (SDU) Sønderborg (BHJ Fonden, Denmark)

2018: Best Teacher Award 2018 at University of Southern Denmark (SDU TEK) Sønderborg (BHJ Fonden, Denmark)

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