Miguel Palacios is a Professor of Management at ESCP Business School, as well as the Executive Education Associate Academic Dean at the Madrid Campus. He also coordinates several research projects on innovation and family business and is the PI of ESCP Business School at the EU recognized Digital Innovation Hub in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics for Sustainable Development Goals (DIH - AIR4S).
He has supervised several PhD thesis in Spain and Sweden and is also currently the PhD Advisor of two students at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM). His areas of research and publications are Business Models, Innovation and Family Business 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. He has been taken part in the area of Business Planning in the European Commission funded project Eureca and coordinated the participation of ESCP in the EU funded project STARS4ALL.