Rocio Aliaga-Isla

Rocío Aliaga-Isla

Postdoctoral Research, Marie Curie COFUND Program, University of Liege, HEC School of Management, Centre d’Economie Sociale – CES (currently)

Professor of Business Strategy, International Master in Business Management, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, 2014 – 2015

Professor of Marketing Research, Undergraduate, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2013

Technical Analyst at Social Enterprise as Force for more Inclusive and Innovative Societies – SEFORIS, FP7 European Research Project, 2015

Researcher at Research Group of Consumption, Marketing & Culture. Main Researcher: Dr. Jordi López. Autonomous University of Barcelona – Spain, 2014


International PhD. in Entrepreneurship and Business Management. Business Economic Department. Autonomous University of Barcelona – UAB, Spain, 2013

Master in Business Economics. Business Economics Department. Autonomous University of Barcelona – UAB, Spain, 2010

DEA – Advanced Studies Diploma and Research Capacity. Business Economics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, 2009

Specialization in Social integration, citizenship and inequality – DESE. Sociology Department. Autonomous University of Barcelona – UAB, Spain, 2008

M.Sc. Social Policy. Social Work Department. Brasilia University – UNB, Brazil, 2005

Engineering. Continental University of Sciences and Engineering. Homologated degree in Spain (RD 285/2004), 200

Research interest

Entrepreneurship, emerging economies, entrepreneurial intention, new venture creation, immigrant entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial knowledge, strategic entrepreneurs, PhD entrepreneurs, international entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial opportunities, social entrepreneurship


Aliaga-Isla, R. (forthcoming). Handbook of Entrepreneurial Cognition, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research

Martins, I., Rialp, A., Rialp, J. and Aliaga-Isla, R. (2015). The Network Usage as a Drive Shaft for Entrepreneurial Orientation and Growth in Small and Medium-sized Firms, Revista Innovar de Ciencias Administrativas y Sociales,  Volume 25, Issue 55, pp. 117-130

Aliaga-Isla, R. (2014). Perception of Opportunities by Immigrants in Spain: the impact of General and Specific Human Capital, Review of Business Management, Vol. 16, Issue 52, pages 416-433.

Aliaga-Isla, R. and Rialp A. (2013). Systematic review of immigrant entrepreneurship literature: Previous Findings and Ways Forward, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Vol. 25, Issue 9-10, pages 819-844.

Aliaga-Isla, R. and Rialp A. (2012). How do information and experiences play a role in the discovery process of entrepreneurial opportunities? The Case of Latin-American Immigrants in Barcelona, Latin-American Business Review, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pages 59-80, ISSN: 1097-8526.

Aliaga-Isla, R. (2015). Does Human Capital impact differently the Opportunity Perception and the Business Creation? The Case of Spain. In: Entrepreneurship, Human Capital, and Regional Development - Labor Networks, Knowledge Flows, and Industry Growth. (Editors Rui Baptista and João Leitão), Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-12870-2.

Carvalho, D.  and Aliaga-Isla, R. (2005). Educação sexual e prevenção do HIV/Aids em ambiente escolar.

Aliaga-Isla, R. (2015). Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship. What We Know and What We Need to Know. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp.

Aliaga-Isla, R. (2014). A Review of Entrepreneurship Programs and the Modern University, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 408 – 411

Aliaga-Isla, R., Rialp, A., & Lin, H. (2014). Immigrant Entrepreneurship: Discovery and Exploitation of Opportunities (p. 252). UK: Scholar Press. ISBN 978-3-639-66647-2

Contact Details

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