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Ignasi Marti Lanuza, associate professor, strategy, organization

Ignasi MARTÍ


Strategy and Organization

Ignasi Martí is Professor at the EMLYON Busines School. He earned his Ph.D. at the IESE Business School, and the HDR at the Université Paris-Dauphine. Originally from Spain, where he graduated in Philosophy and in Economics at University of Barcelona (UB), he was also a visiting scholar at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. He was the Director of the OCE Research Center at EMLYON. He has published articles in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Revue Française de Gestion.


  1. 2015 Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Université Paris-DauphineFrance
  2. 2008 Entrepreneurship Education Colloquium on Participant-centered Learning - Harvard Business School, USA
  3. 2007 Ph.D. in Management - IESE Business School, Spain
  4. 2004 MSc in Management - IESE Business School, Spain
  5. 2002 BS Economics - University of Barcelona, Spain
  6. 2000 DEA Philosophy - University of Barcelona, Spain
  7. 1997 BA Philosophy - University of Barcelona, Spain


  1. Organization Theory
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Innovation and Social and Institutional Change
  4. Power and Politics
  5. Developing Economies

Courses taughtTop

  1. MSc in Management - Social Entrepreneurship, Social movements, Building Markets in the developing world, Social Innovation in Latin America, Power and Politics, Direccion estratégic
  2. Ph.D in Management - Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Know your classics 
  3. European Master in Management - Entrepreneurs for the world
  4. International MBA - Social Entrepreneurship
  5. Executive MBA - Strategic Decision Making
  6. Advance Management Program (AMP) - Doing Business at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Research InterestTop

  1. Exclusion
  2. Dignity
  3. Resistance
  4. Entrepreneurship
  5. Power and politics
  6. Other institutional processes.




Mumby, D., Marti, I., Thomas, R., Seidl, D., (2017) Resistance Redux. Organization Studies. Forthcoming.

Fernández, P., Martí, I, & Farchi, T. (2017). Mundane and Everyday Politics for and from the Neighborhood. Organization Studies, Vol. 38(2): 201-223.

Courpasson, D., Dany, F., & Marti, I. (2016) Organizational Entrepreneurship as Active Resistance: A Struggle against outsourcing. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 40(1): 131-160.

Smith, C. & Marti, I. (2016). Attaining legitimacy in temporary business: The case of new entrepreneurs in the television industry”. Journal of Small Business Management, 55(3): 484-499.

Picard, H & Marti, I (2016)  D’utopismes. Revue Française de Géstion, 260: 71-90.

Marti, I, & Fernandez, P. (2015). Entrepreneurship, togetherness, and emotions: A  look at (post-crisis?) Spain. Journal of Management Inquiry, 24(4): 424-428.

Martí, I., and Fernández, P. (2013). The Institutional Work of Oppression and Resistance: Learning from the Holocaust. Organization Studies, Vol 34, Issue 8. Roland Calori Award for the Best Paper Published in Organization Studies in the years 2013 and 2014. 

Marti, I., Courpasson, D., & Dubard Barbosa, S. (2013). “Living in the Fishbowl”. Generating an entrepreneurial culture in a local community in Argentina. Journal of Business Venturing, 28(1): 10-29.

Forgues, B., Greenwood, R., Marti, I., Monin, P. (2012). New Institutionalism: Roots and Buds. M@n@gement, 15(5).

Martí, I., Mair, J. & Ventresca, M. (2012). Building Inclusive Markets in Rural Bangladesh. The Academy of Management Journal, 55: 819-850.

Martí, I. & Mair, J. (2009). Bringing Change into the Lives of the Poor: Entrepreneurship outside Traditional Boundaries. In Lawrence, T.B. Suddaby, R., & Leca, B (Eds). Institutional Work: Actors and Agency in Institutional Studies of Organization, pp.91-119. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Mair, J. & I. Martí (2009). Entrepreneurship In and Around Institutional Voids: A Case Study From Bangladesh. Journal of Business Venturing, 24(5): 419-435.

Marti, I. (2009). Organisations et Resistance: Acteurs (In)habituels, Contextes (In)habituels. Revue Française de Gestion, 35(193) : 107-132.

Coulombe, C., & Marti, I. (2009). When They Do It : Institutional Entrepreneurship in Two Organizations,  International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Barbosa, S.D. & Marti, I. (2009). L’entrepreneuriat Social. In M. Coster (Ed.) Entrepreneuriat, p.333-357. Paris: Pearson.

Martí, I., Etzion, D., & Leca, B. (2008). Theoretical Approaches for Studying Corporations, Democracy, and the Public Good. Journal of Management Inquiry, 17(3): 148-151.

Mair, J. & Marti, I. (2008). Social Entrepreneurship as Institution Building. In Robinson, J., Mair, J., & Hockerts, K., International Perspectives on Social Entrepreneurship. Basingstok : Palgrave-McMillan.

Mair, J. & Marti, I. (2007). Entrepreneurship for social impact: Encouraging market access in rural Bangladesh. Corporate Governance, 7(4): 493-501.

Mair, J. Marti, I., & Ganly, K. (2007). Institutional Voids as Opportunity Spaces. European Business Forum, 31(Winter): 34-39.

Mair, J., & Martí, I. (2006).  Social Entrepreneurship Research: A Source of Explanation, Prediction, and Delight, Journal of World Business, 41:36-44.

Martí, I. (2006). Setting a Research Agenda For an Emerging Field. In J. Mair, Hockerts, K., & Robinson, J. (Eds.) Social Entrepreneurship, Basingstok : Palgrave-McMillan.

Mair, J. & Martí, I. (2005).  Iniciativa emprendedora social: La empresa al servicio de los excluidos. Introducción, Iniciativa Emprendedora,48(3).