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Dr. Ana Perez-Luno

Assistant Professor (Trinity Business School)

Ana Pérez-Luño has been a Full Professor in Management at Pablo de Olavide University (Seville, Spain) and she is an Assistant professor of Human Resource Management at Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin. She is Doctor Europaeus awarded with an Outstanding Cum Laude qualification and have a degree on Business, another in Marketing and a recent one in Psychology. She has been a visiting pre-doctoral research scholar at Jönköping University (Sweden), a visiting post-doctoral research scholar at Syracuse University (USA), at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA), at King"s College London (UK) and at TU Dublin (Ireland). She worked for global management consulting firms such as Deloitte and Arthur Andersen, and she manages a non-profit foundation. She has equally taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She has been and she is the principal investigator of different national competitive research projects and she has participated in different competitive and international research projects. Among other international projects, she belongs to the INN-LAB Research Centre (, promotes the ECREABIEN (, and is participating in the GEM Project. As a result, she has published high-impact academic papers (e.g. Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Family Business Review, Human Resource Management, Technovation, British Journal of Management, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, Journal of Business Research, among others), different book chapters, a number of publications and participation in media, and has taken part in over 80 conferences. She has won several awards and Scholarships, has occupied a range of institutional positions, and she has chaired and has participated in the organising committee of several conferences and workshops. Dr. Pérez-Luño"s research interests have evolved over time. Her first contributions date back to her doctoral dissertation and address the question of how different contingencies, knowledge, human resources, high-performance work practices, as well as market and entrepreneurial orientation influence innovation generation, innovation adoption, and company success. Over the last years, she has combined her original line of interest with another field: the psychological variables of students, managers and entrepreneurs that lead to creativity, innovation, and business success. Within this latter subject, she has focused on mental health, i.e., mental disorders such as ADHD and stress, and positive mental health behaviours, e.g., wellbeing and Psychological Capital. Ana Pérez-Luño's dedication to the impact of mental health on individuals' behaviours has led her to undertake a degree in Psychology that she has completed at the UNED (Spain"s Distance University). Along with her academic interests, one of Ana's main hobbies is to travel and get to know different cultures. That is why she has moved to different universities during her life. She has three sons (two teenage girls and a six-year-old boy). She like them to join her in her adventures. May be because she likes adventures, she is a tireless reader. She also likes to play paddle and loves walking.
 Innovation in startups: A contingent analysis of entrepreneurial creativity, the characteristics of the founding team and the participation in acceleration programs
 Entrepreneurial Creativity as a Key Resource for Innovation and Economic and Psychosocial well-being in Times of Crisis: A Gendered Analysis
 Winemaker's personality, innovation and local-regional articulation as key success factors in wine tourism activities: a multidisciplinary study

Details Date
President of the committee of Oscar Llopis Promotion to be Associate Professor. Valencia University 14-10-2022
Guest Editor at Business Research Quarterly: Special Issue on Mental Health, Well-being, and Entrepreneurship (see]. 2023-2024
President of the international PhD Thesis Defense: STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION: A KEY LEVER FOR STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT IN UNCERTAIN ENVIRONMENTS" (Author: Juan Carlos Rivera). School of Business Administration, Economics, and Information Systems at the University of Passau and Pablo de Olavide University. 21-12-2023
Member of the committee in the international PhD thesis defense: An exploration of tacit knowledge in entrepreneurship (Author: Nils Wuytens). 2023
Member of the Committee in the international Thesis Defense: Strategies of New Firms in the Formative Years of a Developing Economy (Author: Samuel Kamugisha). Jönköping International Business School 16-12-2022
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
Spanish Fluent Fluent Fluent
Details Date From Date To
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Editorial Board 01/04/2022
Guest Editor for Business Research Quarterly Journal 01/09/2023
ACEDE (Spanish scientific association of economics and business management) 01/01/2005
Academy of Management 01/01/2006
GEM (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor) and GUESSS 01/01/2020
InnLab ( INN-LAB is a Research Center of Pablo de Olavide University created with the mission of contributing, through research and knowledge transfer, to search instruments that enhance the innovative capacity of SMEs and family businesses, and the creation and development of high value-added companies. 01/01/2020
ECREABIEN ( International agreement to support entrepreneurs 01/01/2022
Iberoamerican Academy of Management 10/01/2006
Easter Academy of Management 01/01/2012
Pérez-Luño, A., Aguilar-Caro, R. and Muñoz-Doyague, The influence of personality and team-member exchange on creativity: a gendered approach, Gender in Management, 39, (1), 2024, p145 - 164, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Martina Brophy, Ana Pérez-Luño, Thomas M Cooney, Competency-based training within the prison system: enhancing the likelihood of entrepreneurial activity upon release, JOURNAL OF EDUCATION AND WORK, 2024, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Stephan, U., Zbierowski, P., Pérez-Luño, A., Wach, D., Wiklund, J., Alba Cabañas, M., Barki, E., Benzari, A., Bernhard-Oettel, C., Boekhorst, J. A., Dash, A., Efendic, A., Eib, C., Hanard, P.-J., Iakovleva, T., Kawakatsu, S., Khalid, S., Leatherbee, M., Li, J., " Zahid, M. M., Act or Wait-and-See? Adversity, Agility, and Entrepreneur Wellbeing across Countries during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 47, (3), 2023, p682 - 723, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Martínez-del-Río, J., Perez-Luño, A. & Bojica, A.M., In prosperity and adversity? The value of high-performance work practices for SMEs under conditions of environmental hostility and social embeddedness, International Journal Of Manpower, 44, (4), 2023, p618 - 634, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Martín-Hidalgo, F., Herrero, I & Pérez-Luño, A, The Lights and Shadows of Family Involvement in Small and Medium Sized Firms, Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 2023, p1 - 14, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Pérez-Luño A, Díez Piñol M, & Dolan SL, Exploring High vs. Low Burnout amongst Public Sector Educators: COVID-19 Antecedents and Profiles, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, (2), 2022, p780 - p20 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Martín-Hidalgo, F.A. & Pérez-Luño, A., Uncovering hidden human capital in uncertain times by exploring strategic resources in Spanish wineries, International Journal of Wine Business Research, 34, (1), 2022, p69 - 85, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Pérez-Luño, A., Yu. W., Wiklund, J., , Sombras, pero también luces, de los síntomas de TDAH para el emprendimiento, Emprendimiento y negocios internacionales, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Yu. W., Wiklund, J., & Pérez-Luño, A., ADHD Symptoms, Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO), and Firm Performance, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Andrew Zacharakis Babson College Luisa Alemany ESADE Keith Hmieleski Texas Christian University Dan Hsu Appalachian State University Kim Klyver University of Southern Denmark Mirjam Knockaert Ghent University Corina Lomberg Technical University of Denmark Charles Murnieks University of Missouri-Kansas City Lucia Naldi Jönköping International Business School Larry Plummer Western University Maija Renko DePaul University David Townsend Pamplin College of Business David Williams The University of Tennessee Marilyn Uy Nanyang Technological University(ed.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE FORTY-FIRST ANNUAL BABSON COLLEGE ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH CONFERENCE, FRONTIERS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH, Babson College, 41, 2020, 2021, Proceedings of a Conference, PUBLISHED

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Award Date
Doctor Europeus with the qualification of Outstanding Cum Laude and awarded with the Extraordinary prize of PhD at Pablo de Olavide university for being the best dissertation that year 22/06/2007
Beneficiary of scholarship for mobility of teachers and senior researchers in foreign education and research centres, including in the Salvador de Madariaga 2019 (January-July 2020; King"s College London) January-July 2020
Best Paper award: AEDEM 2019: Innovation in value creation section. Pradana, M., Pérez-Luño, A. Fuentes-Blasco, M. Innovation as the key to gain performance from Absorptive Capacity and Human Capital. UPO, Sevilla, June 2019. JUNE 2019
Best Paper award: XXIX ACEDE 2019: Martín-Hidalgo, F., Herrero, I & Pérez-Luño, A. Human Capital in Family Firms: Does it lead to higher performance? A Coruña, June 2019.
As an active researcher in several local and international research groups, I am currently cooperating with colleagues from 26 countries around the world. I am the PI of the research projects: 1. PID2020-114751RB-I00: Innovation in start-ups: A contingent analysis of entrepreneurial creativity, the characteristics of the founding team and the participation in acceleration programs (INNOSTART). 2. PY20_00856. Entrepreneurial Creativity as a Key Resource for Innovation and Economic and Psychosocial well-being in Times of Crisis: A Gendered Analysis. 3. UPO-1258353: Winemaker's personality, innovation and local-regional articulation as key success factors in wine tourism activities: a multidisciplinary study. All three projects share common aspects: First, they centre on understanding individuals (their personality, wellbeing...). Second, they focus on innovation and creativity, taking special attention to Social innovation. Finally, they all adopt a gender perspective. These projects' aims are in line with different Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3, SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 9, SDG 10). The funding received for projects 1 and 2 are being used, among others, to collaborate in the international groups Supporting Entrepreneurship during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Global Study of Entrepreneurs' Resilience and Well-being and ECREABIEN. In addition, the three projects have led to the collection of longitudinal data on social innovation, entrepreneurs creativity, wellbeing, and other variables. I am using all of this data to conduct interesting research that has been published or in the process of being disseminated in reports, the media, in conferences and in academic journals. For example, papers from these projects have been published in Entrepreneurial Theory and Practice, in the International Journal of Manpower and in conference proceedings such as Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research and the Academy of Management Proceedings. Even more, these projects results have been published in press too. Currently, we have received the questionnaires that are helping us to understand how entrepreneurs have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic and how they are addressing the current situation. The data will continue to be analysed and the findings disseminated over the next years. I have also used the fundings to organise the International Workshop Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in post-crisis times in 2022. The funding of project 3, together with my participation at the international project SO3/P2/F0917 Vin, innovation et compétitivité internationale (VINCI, financed by the European Commission, SUDOE Programme, 1.166.250€, 1/10/2019-30/09/2022), has been used to conduct an in-depth analysis of the Spanish Wine industry, with a focus on social innovation. Using ethnographic analyses, case studies, interviews, and surveys, we are conducting interesting research that has been published or is in the process of being disseminated in reports, the media, at conferences and in academic journals. The data will be further exploited and the findings circulated over the next years. At Trinity, I have gained two grants from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and one from the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS). The first from the FAHSS and the one from SAMS aim to finance the Workshops on New Entrepreneurial Trends (TBS, May 2024). The second one aims to start a new line of research on the Lights and Shadows of Social Media on Diverse Entrepreneurs: The Role of Psychological Resources. I have applied for another grant to supervise 4 PhD theses and I'm working on and EU funding proposal.