Associate Professor in Economics, Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). With a sound interest in the drivers of economic development, the sharing economy and sustainability, has published on the determinants of technological entrepreneurship and on the response of consumers to sustainable initiatives.

Published in SCI indexed journals as Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Business Research and Sustainability, among others. Belongs to the Editorial Advisory Board of the European Journal of Innovation Management.

Recipient of the “Rosalind and Pei Chi Chou Award” (2011), “Agustín de Betancourt Grant” (2011 & 2012) and “Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado UPM” (2013).

Has held formerly positions as project engineer in Madrid and Moscow, as well as research scholar in Madrid (UPM) and Munich (TUM). Has also been a visiting professor at KTH (Stockholm, Sweden) and Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale (Italy).

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research interests

  • Stream I:

The economies of sharing: definition of the collaborative economy and its difference with platform economy; externalities arising from it; link with other concepts, such as servitization, alliances and vertical integration, or circular economy;  business model innovation for the sharing economy.

  • Stream II:

Entrepreneurship with a broad view: determinants of entrepreneurial aspirations; importance of entrepreneurship for economic growth; open innovation in the service industry; organizational design for sustainable business models; entrepreneurial finance.

List of selected publications

Journal papers (selected):

Morales-Alonso, Gustavo, Núñez Guerrero, Y., Aguilera, J. F., & Rodríguez-Monroy, C. (2020). Entrepreneurial aspirations: economic development, inequalities and cultural values. European Journal of Innovation Management. [Link to Journal]

Hidalgo, A., Gabaly, S., Morales-Alonso, G., & Urueña, A. (2020). The digital divide in light of sustainable development: An approach through advanced machine learning techniques. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 150(June 2019), 119754. [Link to Journal]

Lemus-Aguilar, I., Morales-Alonso, G., Ramirez-Portilla, A., & Hidalgo, A. (2019). Sustainable business models through the lens of organizational design: A systematic literature review. Sustainability (Switzerland), 11(19), 1–20. [Link to Journal]

Morales-Alonso, G., Vila, G. A., Lemus-Aguilar, I., & Hidalgo, A. (2019). Data retrieval from online social media networks for defining business angels’ profile. Journal of Enterprising Communities, 14(1), 57–75. [Link to Journal]

Karaosman, H., Perry, P., Brun, A. and Morales-Alonso, G. (2018) ‘Behind the runway: Extending sustainability in luxury fashion supply chains’, Journal of Business Research. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/J.JBUSRES.2018.09.017. [Link to Journal]

Conference proceedings (last year):

M. Serrano, G. Morales-Alonso, Y. Núñez, and J. A. Blanco-Serrano, “Empirical Validation of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Conceptual Framework in Spanish New Technology-Based Firms,” in 17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education, and Technology: “Industry, Innovation, And Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Communities,” 2019.

G. Coello-Vilarino, G. Morales-Alonso, and R. Carrasco-Gallego, “Externalities of the Sharing Economy : effect on employment of holiday accommodation platforms . The case of Madrid .,” in 13th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management XXIII Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización, 2019.

K. Mastrostefano, G. Morales-Alonso, M. Greco, M. Grimaldi, and J. A. Blanco-Serrano, “The importance for a Start-up to trust in Open Innovation: a systematic literature review,” in 13th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management XXIII Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización, 2019.

J. M. Fernández-Angulo, G. Morales-Alonso, Y. Núñez, and A. Hidalgo, “Lending a hand by lending a loan : financing firms with social goals through crowdfunding platforms” in 13th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management XXIII Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización, 2019.

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PHD CANDIDATES (former + on-going)

Fatemeh Aminzadeh:  “Analysis of evolution of commercial air transport CO2 emissions in the European Union” (co-supervised with Gustavo Alonso Rodrigo) [Link to UPM repository]

Hakan Karaosman: “Sustainability integration in luxury fashion supply chains : An empirical investigation of leather and textiles in Italy ” (co-supervised with Alessandro Brun) [Link to UPM repository]

Marin Jovanovic: «Navigating Manufacturing Firms to Service-led Business Models : a multi-case study from the capital goods industry» (co-supervised with Mats Engwall) [Link to UPM repository]


Contact Information

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Departamento de Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística

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28006 – Madrid

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