IE Business School

Associate Professor

Email: luis.diestre@ie.edu

Phone: (+34) 915689600


Luis Diestre is an Associate Professor at IE Business School. He received his PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Southern California in 2009. 
His research interests evolve around two distinct topics: non-market strategy and R&D activities in the Biopharmaceutical industry. 
work appears in publications such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Management Science, the Journal of Management Studies, and Research Policy. He was awarded in 2016 an ERC Starting Grant of about 1.4 million euros to develop a research project on the illegal trade of pharmaceutical drugs. In addition, Luis was included in Poets and Quants' 2015 list of "The World's Best 40 Under 40 Business School Professors". He has been a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Academy of Management Journal (since 2010) and the Strategic Management Journal (since 2014). Currently he serves as an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal. 

PhD in Strategic Management, University of Southern California, USA

MBA, IE Business School, Spain

BSc in Telecommunication Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain 


Academic Experience 

ERC Starting Grant, 2017-2022

Academic Director of the Strategy Area: IE Business School, 2014-2017

Associate Professor of Strategy: IE Business School, since 2014

Visiting Professor: University of Surrey, 2014-2017

Assistant Professor of Strategy: IE Business School, 2009-2014