Professor*innen und Dozent*innen sprechen miteinander

Dr. Jose M. Alcaraz

Dr. Jose Alcaraz is a faculty member ("Enseignant-Chercheur", equivalent to Associate Professor) of ESDES Lyon Business School in France. With a PhD on the Digitalization of Human Capital Management, Professor Alcaraz has served as the Director of several global MBAs. His academic career has taken him from his home city of Barcelona (where he collaborated with the International Research Center on Organizations of IESE Business School), to Raffles Design Institute (Shanghai), to University of Dubai and to Leicester University (Dubai), to Barna Management School (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), to Murdoch University (Perth, Australia), and Munich Business School.

Dr. Alcaraz has published widely in diverse media outlets and peer-reviewed journals, including the Academy of Management Learning & Education, the German Journal of Human Resource Management, Information and Organization, Organization, Business & Society, Competitiveness Review, etc.

Before moving to academia, Dr. Alcaraz had several leadership roles in the software industry, and collaborated closely in Spain and Latin America with The RBL Group (a consultancy firm, co-founded by Dave Ulrich, at the forefront of strategic HR transformation, leadership capability development, and strategy implementation).

His research has focused on several management, sustainability, and pedagogical innovation fields. Recently, Dr. Alcaraz is captivated by the power of imagination, specifically science fiction, and its capacity to help us to envision trends and future complex socio-technical scenarios. In his latest research project, he is collaborating with SciFutures (“the coolest company in the world”, according to Fast Company magazine) to explore the power of Sci-Fi to nurture storytelling, and drive scenario-building and innovation.

At MBS: Research Fellow

Courses: Bachelor International Business, Master International Business, Master Sports Business and Communication, MBA General Management

Focus: Management (HR/OB), Business Ethics, Sustainability




Gálvez, A., Tirado, F., Alcaráz, J. M. (2021). Resisting Patriarchal Cultures: The Case of Female Spanish Home-Based Teleworkers. Work, Employment and Society, 2021, 1-17.

Gálvaz, A., Tirado, F., Alcaraz, A. (2019). "Oh! Teleworking!" Regimes of Engagement and the Lived Experience of Female Spanisch Teleworkers. Business Ethics: A European Review.

Heikkurinen, P., Clegg, S., Pinnington, A., Nicolopoulou, K., Alcaraz, J. (2019). Managing the Anthropocene: Relational Agency and Power to Respect Planetary Boundaries. Organization & Environment.

Alcaraz, J. M., Hollander, R., Navarra A. (2019). The Business Initiative for Technical Education (BITE): Creating Shared Value, Boosting a Country. Competitiveness Review, 29 (1), 8-25.

Edwards, M., Alcaraz, J., Cornell, S. (2018). Management Education and Earth System Science: Transformation as if Planetary Boundaries Mattered. Business and Society.

Gálvez, A., Tirado, F., Alcaraz, J. (2018). Resisting Long Working Hours: The Case of Spanish Female Teleworkers. Zeitschrift für Personalforschung: German Journal of Human Resource Management, 32(3-4), 195-216.

Alcaraz, J. M., Susaeta, L., Suarez, E., Colón, C., Gutiérrez-Martínez, I., Cunha, R., Leguizamón, F., Idrovo, S., Weisz, N., Correia, M.F., Pin, J. R. (2017). The Human Resources Management Contribution to Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability: Explorations from Ibero-America”. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30(22), 3166-3189.

Pérez-Pineda, F., Alracaz, J., Colón, C. (2017). Creating sustainable value in the hospitality industry: a (critical) multi-stakeholder study in the Dominican Republic. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 25(11), 1633-1649.


Alcaraz, J. M., Fotaki, M. (2018). Teaching Sustainability and Management Critically: ‘Expectation Failures’ as a Powerful Pedagogical Tool. In M. Brueckner, R. Spencer, & M. Paull (Eds.), Disciplining the Undisciplined?: perspectives on responsible citizenship, corporate social responsibility and sustainability (pp. 225-242). Springer, Cham.



Gálvez, A., Tirado, F., Alcaraz, J. M. (2018). Micro-Resistance in Teleworking. Tactics and Subjectivity in Female Teleworkers. In G. Atinc (Ed.), Proceedings 78th Annual Meeting of The Academy of Management (August 10-14, 2018), Chicago, USA.

Gálvez, A., Tirado, F., Alcaraz, J. M. (2018). Resisting Long Working Hours: The Case of Spanish Female Tele-Workers. In G. Atinc (Ed.), Proceedings 78th Annual Meeting of The Academy of Management (August 10-14, 2018), Chicago, USA.

Edwards, M., Alcaraz, J. M. (2017, August 30). Transforming Business Schools and Management Education to Address Global Sustainability. Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice, Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK.



Alcaraz, J. (2018, May 3). Frankenstein, Sci-Fi, Cli-Fi, and Business. Commemorative Sessions 200 Years “Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus”. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.

Alcaraz, J. M., Shandler, K., Edwards, M. (2017, August 20-23). Connectivity and Cross-Scale Dynamics: MBA Learning Experiences Across Three Regions. Resilience 2017 – Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability, Stockholm, Sweden.

Nicolopoulou, K., Alcaraz, J. M. (2017, May 18-20). Agri-Food and Global Sustainability: Towards a Cosmopolitan Global Framework to Address The Planetary Boundaries. 12th Organization Studies Workshop Food Organizing Matters: Paradoxes, Problems and Potentialities, Chania, Crete, Greece.



Shandler, K., Alcaraz, J. M. (2019). Storytelling for Social Innovation. In The Universal Sea: The Art and Innovation Guide Against The Plastic Epidemic (pp. 386-390). Berlin: Foundation For Entrepreneurship.

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