The 27th ACEDE (Spanish Academy of Management) Conference has taken place in Aranjuez (Madrid, Spain) between 18 and 20th June 2017. The generic theme has been Strategy, change and business networks. It aims to focus on the main challenges faced by the firms in a dynamic and complex context stemming from different aspects, such as an endless economic crisis, the globalization of markets, the accelerating pace of technological innovations or the demographic and cultural changes affecting the new generations.

 This Conference has taken in account its own internationalization as a key feature. So, the participation of academics coming from different countries has been fostered, and English has become for the first time, along with Spanish, an official language of the Conference. Then, 360 scholars coming from 15 different countries (Spain, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Portugal, United Kingdom and the USA, among others) have contributed and attended the Conference. More than 250 papers have been presented in different oral sessions, interactive sessions and doctoral workshops. For more information, visit the website of the Conference:



Plenary Session 1

​Title: ​

Strategy, collaboration, and social impact

​Keynote speaker: ​

Xavier Castañer, HEC Lausanne, Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)

The session was held on Monday, June 19th. In this session, the role of teachers and researchers in society was analyzed highlighting their main strategies to successfully conduct their teaching and research activities.

Plenary Session 2


Consulting and Academia: are they related worlds?

​Keynote speakers:​

Ángel Bergés, Analistas Financieros Internacionales (AFI), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Joseph W. Weiss, Bentley University, EE.UU.

Iván Martén-Uliarte, Boston Consulting Group

The session was held on Tuesday, June 20th. For this session, highly qualified speakers with a broad professional experience both in the consulting and academic fields were invited. After briefly presenting the speakers, an open roundtable session with all the attendees was taken place.

Plenary Session 3

​Title: ​

Theoretical approaches to economic organization in the digital economy
Anoop Madhok, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada

The session was held on Tuesday, June 20th. Professor Madhok  presented the different theoretical approaches to platform-based organization in the digital economy, an environment where the speed of technological progress is unprecedented, and where Internet plays a key role in the new digital ecosystem.




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