D. in Sociology from Yale and in Political Economy from the University of Oviedo. He currently holds the Zandman Chair in International Business Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was Director of the Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies from 2007 to 2019.

He is Vice-Chair of the Global Emerging Multinationals Agenda Council at the International Economic Forum and winner of the Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados en Ciencias Sociales and of the Advisory Board of the Department of Sociology at Princeton University, the School of Applied Finance (Grupo Analistas) and the Research Department of La Caixa.

He has been a Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fullbright Foundation, a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and has held the Rafael del Pino Chair. Previously, he was a member of the faculty of the Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He has received several awards: Wharton Core MBA Teaching Award, Wharton Graduate Association Teaching Award, President's Book Award from the Social Science History Association, Gulf Publishing Company Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management and W. Richard Scott Best Paper Award from the American Sociological Association. He is also an Elected Fellow of the Macro Organizational Behavior Society.

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