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Faculty member

Doctor Ingeniero Industrial

Campus : Madrid


Miguel Palacios is a Professor in Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behavior at ESCP Europe, as well as the Executive Education Academic Dean and Elected Faculty Representative of the Madrid Campus at the European Consultative Committee. He also coordinates the Europe 2020 funded research project Stars4all where  ESCP Europe is a partner.


He has supervised several PhD thesis and is also currently the PhD Advisor of two students at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) and Royal Institute of Stockholm (KTH). His areas of research and publications are Business Models, High Growth  Entrepreneurship, Open Innovation and Crowd funding  both across industries and more specialized in the energy sector. He regularly serves as evaluator of European projects and advisor of start up companies.


In 1992, he graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris, then, in 1994, from Universidad  Politecnica de Madrid, Master in Electrical Engineering. He followed the Master in Business Administration in MIT Sloan School of Management and obtained the MBA in 1999. He also holds a PhD in Business Administration since 2005, with a discussion on “Critical Success Factors for Businesses Plan Competitions. Development of a Model for the case of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.”


In the course of his career, he worked at Alcatel from 1993 to 1997 as a Development Engineer in the R&D Department, Industrial Electronics production facility, then as a Project Manager, Operations Department. From 1999 to 2001, he worked as a Management consulting manager at Cluster (now Oliver Wyman), in the areas of Strategy, Marketing and Start-up development, of Product management and of team management. From end of 2001 until September 2012 he was a faculty member at UPM where he  taught Marketing, Strategy and  Entrepreneurship, managed the Business Administration Faculty Unit and several international programs. Since October 2012, he has been taking part in the area of Business Planning in the European Commission funded project Eureca.