Julia Prats is Professor and head of department of Entrepreneurship, and holder of the Bertrán Foundation Chair of Entrepreneurship at IESE Business School. Professor Prats’s primary area of interest is the entrepreneurial process which includes the identification, evaluation and implementation of opportunities in any context. Central in this work is developing strategies and systems that help established firms achieve profitable growth. Her second work stream focuses on understanding the key factors for building and managing Professional Service Firms.
Professor Prats was nominated Kauffman Emerging Scholar for her dissertation work and has published in international journals and congress proceedings, both for practitioners as well as the academic community. She also has authored teaching materials and contributions to several books on entrepreneurship and strategy related topics. Mª Julia Prats has a Doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard University, a Masters of Business Administration from IESE Business School, and holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from University Politechnique of Catalunya.