Francisco Puig

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Paco Puig

Business, Strategy, Clustering.

Francisco Puig is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management of the University of Valencia (Spain). He completed his PhD in Economics and Business (with honours).

He has been an international visiting lecturer at the HEC-Montreal (Canada), the Manchester Business School and King's College London (UK). He teaches International Business and Strategic Management at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education levels. He specializes in International Strategy and Industrial Clusters, and has published articles in leading journals as well as co-authored books and chapters in collective volumes.

His research focuses on the intersection between Location-Strategy-Performance.

Education and Experience

My career so far


  • PhD in Economics and Business (Extraordinary Award), University of Valencia, Spain (2006)
  • Bachelor in Economics and Business, University of Valencia, Spain (2000).


  • Senior Lecturer [Associate Professor] in Management and International Business, University of Valencia, Spain (from 2004).
  • Part-time lecturer in Tourism Management, Small Business Strategy Management, Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management, Florida Universitaria, Catarroja, Valencia, Spain.
  • Part-time tutor in Business and Management, (UNED), Madrid, Spain.
  • Part-time lecturer in International Business, Strategy and Strategic Management, University of Valencia, Spain.

Module Coordinator

  • Director of the Master in Business Strategy, University of Valencia, Spain".
  • Business Turnaround, University of Valencia, Spain.
  • Strategic Management, University of Valencia, Spain.
  • Strategic Marketing and Management, Florida Universitaria, Catarroja, Valencia, Spain.
  • International Marketing, Florida Universitaria, Catarroja, Valencia, Spain.
  • Human Resource Management, Florida Universitaria, Catarroja, Valencia, Spain.

Research Interests

Main Areas

  • Strategy, MNEs, Traditional Manufacturing, Business Turnaround, Clustering.


  • Cluster, Internationalization, Entrepreneurship, Survival, Textile, Turnaround

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Selected Publications.

  • Puig, F.; Urzelai, B. (2019) (Eds.):

    Economic Clusters and Globalization: Diversity and Resilience. Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group). ISBN: 978-0-367-00017-2

  • Urzelai, B.; Puig, F. (2019):

    Developing international social capital: The role of communities of practice and clustering. International Business Review, 28(2), 209-221.

  • Puig, F. (2019):

    New insights regarding clusters and industrial districts (Guest Editorial). Competitiveness Review, 29(2), 2-5

  • Puig, F.; Gonzalez-Loureiro, M.; Ghauri, P. (2018):

    Running faster and jumping higher? Survival and growth in international manufacturing new ventures. International Small Business Review, forthcoming.

  • Shen, Z. & Puig, F. (2018):

    Spatial Dependence of the FDI Entry Mode Decision: Empirical Evidence From Emerging Market Enterprises. Management International Review, 58(1), 171–193

  • Rodríguez-Victoria, O. E.; Puig, F. & González-Loureiro, M. (2017):

    Clustering, Innovation and Hotel Competitiveness. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 29 (11), 2785-2806.

  • Shen, Z; Puig, F. & Paul, J. (2017):

    Foreign Market Entry Mode Research: A Review and Research Agenda. The International Trade Journal, 31 (5), 429-456.

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Other Academic Activities

A. Selected research projects (Main Researcher)

  • (2016-17) “Internationalization through clusters: social networks and marketing [Internacionalización desde clusters: redes sociales y marketing]. Financing Firm/administration: University of Valencia (UV-INV-AE16-488900).
  • (2011-13) "Location and Competitiveness in TMS. Features and Challenges" [Localización y competitividad en sectores manufactureros tradicionales. Características y retos]. Financing Firm/administration: Generalitat Valenciana.
  • (2010-11) "Competitive Ecosystems in TMS" [Ecosistemas competitivos en sectores manufactureros tradicionales]. Financing Firm/administration: University of Valencia.
  • (2008) "Development of the Virtual Platform for the Promotion of the Industrial District of La Mariola: [Desarrollo de la plataforma virtual para la promoción del territorio industrial de La Mariola: L'Alcoià, El Comtat y la Vall d'Albaida]. Financing Firm/administration: Asociación de Empresarios Textiles de la Comunidad Valenciana (ATEVAL)

B. Visits to other institutions

  • 2018-19 University West of England, Bristol (UK). Duration 02M.
  • 2012-13-14 King's College London (UK). Duration: 12M
  • 2008 Manchester Business School, Manchester (UK). Duration: 06M.
  • 2007 École des Hautes Études Commerciales, Montreal (Canada). Duration: 03M.
  • 2006 Universitat Jaume I, Castellón (Spain). Duration: 03M.

C. Invited seminars/presentations

  • Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan); Universitat Pompeu i Fabra, Barcelona, Spain; CUJAE, La Habana, Cuba; Universidad de San Juan, Puerto Rico; Mondragon Unibertsitatea, Oñati, Spain; Universidad de Guayaquil, Ecuador; Universidad Piloto, Girardot, Colombia; Universidad del Tolima, Ibagué, Colombia; Uppsala University, Sweden; Universidad Pablo Olavide, Sevilla, Spain; Universidad de Antioquía, Medellín, Colombia; Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italy; Florida Universitaria, Catarroja, Spain; Manchester Business School, UK; Universidad Pontifica Bolivariana, Medellin, Colombia; Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain; Universitat Jaume I de Castellón, Spain; Instituto Politécnico "Jaime Isaza Calavid", Medellín, Colombia; Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano de Medellín, Colombia; Instituto Tecnológico de San José, Costa Rica; Universidad Central de Santiago de Chile, Chile; Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, México; Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina

D. Memberships and affiliations

  • Member of ACEDE (Asociación Científica de Economía y Dirección de Empresas) · Launch website
  • Member of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) · Launch website
  • Partner of the Red Universitaria Iberoamericana MOTIVA · Launch website
  • Member of EURAM (European Academy of Management) · Launch website
  • Partner of CAS-Soneja (Club de Atletismo y Senderismo Soneja) · Launch website
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Work in progress

  • 4th CLUSTERING International Conference 2019 | Click here
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"Life is not what one has lived, but rather what one remembers, and how one remembers it to recount it"

(Gabriel Garcia Marquez).

To contact Paco:

Faculty of Economy
Department of Management
The University of Valencia
Avda. Los Naranjos s/n
Valencia, 46022

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