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Academic Area

  • Management
  • School

  • Busch School of Business
  • Expertise

  • Ethical leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Change management
  • Prof. Francisco J. Lara is a Visiting Professor at The Busch School of Business who specializes in Talent Management, Entrepreneurship and International Business.  He is also a tenured Ordinary Professor of Management at the Catholic University of Valencia where he also served at Vice President of International Relations.

    Prof. Lara's academic interests lay at the area of Talent Management, Family Business and Entrepreneurship. His current work explores the relations of entrepreneurship coopetition of talent management within the startups, family business and incubators ecosystems, with a focus on cross-cultural management similarities and differences.

    Prof. Lara's research has been published in several peer review journals like the Journal of Business Research, International Entrepreneurship Management Journal, Management Decision, Employee Relations, The Service Industries Journal, and Technological Forecast, among others.

    Prof. Lara is also a board member of European Financial Planning Association (EFPA) at the Ethics Committee. He serves as an independent board member in several startups, where he is a proactive Angel Investor through their Family Office, Lagar Brothers.

    Prof. Lara holds a Juris Degree in Business Law from the University of Navarra (Spain), an Executive Master Degree in Human Resource Management from Garrigues Law School, an Executive Program of Leadership in Public Management from IESE Business School in Madrid, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Universidad Politécnica of Valencia (Spain).