Nuestros Profesores


PhD. Alexander Coad

Profesor / Investigador

Universidad De Paris 1 Panteón-Sorbona


El profesor Coad tiene un PhD en Economía de la Universidad de Paris 1 Panteón-Sorbona, Francia, PhD(c) en Economía y Gestión de la Escuela Sant’Anna de Estudios Avanzados en Pisa, Italia, una Maestría en Organización Industrial de la Universidad de Paris 1 Panteón-Sorbona, Francia y un pregrado en Economía de la HEC Lausanne en Lausana, Suiza.



En relación a su experiencia profesional, el Profesor Alexander Coad se ha desempeñado como Analista Económico en el Centro Común de Investigación de la Comisión Europea en Sevilla, España; y como Investigador Adjunto en la Universidad de Sussex (en Brighton, Reino Unido), Profesor Asociado Externo en la Universidad de Aalborg, (Dinamarca), y también como Investigador Postdoctoral en el Instituto Max Planck de Economía en Alemania. Alex tiene roles editoriales en las siguientes revistas: Research Policy, Journal of Business Venturing, Small Business Economics, y Industrial and Corporate Change. En diciembre de 2016, Alex ganó el Premio Richard R. Nelson por su investigación sobre el crecimiento de empresas, presentado en la Universidad de California Berkeley.



En relación con su producción intelectual, es autor/coautor de diversos artículos peer review publicados en revistas internacionales, tales como:

  • Coad, A., & Kato, M. (2020). Growth paths and routes to exit: “shadow of death” effects for new firms in Japan. Small Business Economics, 29.
  • Coad, A., Mathew, N., & Pugliese, E. (2020). What’s good for the goose ain’t good for the gander: heterogeneous innovation capabilities and the performance effects of R&D. Industry and Corporate Change, 1-24.
  • Rubæk Holm, J., Timmermans, B., Richter Østergaard, C., Coad, A., Grassano, N., & Vezzani, A. (2020). Labor mobility from R&D-intensive multinational companies: implications for knowledge and technology transfer. The Journal of Technology Transfer, 23.
  • Stojcic, N., Srhoj, S., & Coad, A. (2020). Innovation procurement as capability-building: Evaluating innovation policies in eight Central & Eastern European Countries. European Economic Review, 121, 1-18.
  • Coad, A., Hall, B., Grassano, N., Moncada, P., & Vezzani, A. (2019). Innovation and industrial dynamics. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 50, 126-131.
  • Coad, A., Frankish, J., & Storey, D. (2019). Too fast to live? Effects of growth on survival across the growth distribution. Journal of Small Business Management.
  • Coad, A., & Vezanni, A. (2019). Three cheers for industry: Is manufacturing linked to R&D, exports, and productivity growth? Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 50, 14-25.
  • Lundmark, E., Coad, A., Frankish, J., & Storey, D. (2019). The liability of volatility and how it changes over time among new ventures. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 1-31.
  • Coad, A., & Srhoj, S. (2019). Catching gazelles with a lasso: Big Data techniques for the prediction of high-growth firms. Small Business Economics.
  • Coad, A. (2019). Persistent heterogeneity of R&D intensities within sectors: Evidence and policy implications. Research Policy, 48, 37-50.
  • Coad, A., & Scott, G. (2018). High growth firms in Peru. Cuadernos de Economía, 37(75), 671-695.
  • Coad, A., Janzing, D., & Nightingale, P. (2018). Tools for causal inference from cross-sectional innovation surveys with continuous or discrete variables: theory and applications. Cuadernos de Economía, 39(75), 779-807.
  • Amoroso, S., Coad, A., & Grassano, N. (2018). European R&D networks: a snapshot from the 7th EU Framework Programme. Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 27(5-6), 404-419.
  • Serna, M., Ramírez–Hassan, A., & Coad, A. (2018). Uncovering value-drivers of high performance soccer players. Journal of Sports Economics, 1-31.
  • Coad, A., & Grassano, N. (2018). Firm growth and R&D investment: SVAR evidence from the world’s top R&D investors. Industry and Innovation, 26(5), 508-533.
  • Coad, A., & Grassano, N. (2018). Heed the weakest link: A model of interdependent institutions. Journal on Policy and Complex Systems, 4(1), 51-63.
  • Coad, A., Holm, J. R., Krafft, J., & Quatraro, F. (2018). Firm age and performance. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 28(1), 1-11.
  • Coad, A., & Daunfeldt, S.-O. (2018). Bursting into life: firm growth and growth persistence by age. Small Business Economics, 50(1), 55–75.
  • Marlow, S., Greene, F., & Coad, A. (2018). Advancing gendered analyses of entrepreneurship: A critical exploration of entrepreneurial activity among gay men and lesbian women. British Journal of Management, 29(1), 118–135.
  • Siepel, J., Cowling, M., & Coad, A. (2017). Non-founder human capital and the long-run growth and survival of hightech ventures. Technovation, 59, 34-43. doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2016.09.001
  • Coad, A., Nielsen, K., & Timmermans, B. (2017). My first employee: an empirical investigation. Small Business Economics, 48(1), 25–45.
  • Vezzani A., Coad, A., & Gkotsis, A. (2017). Concerns about the consequences of patenting on scientometric research. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 68(9), 2293-2295.
  • Coad, A., Cowling, M., & Siepel, J. (2016). Growth processes of high-growth firms as a four-dimensional chicken and egg. Industrial and Corporate Change, 1-18.
  • Ciarli T., Coad, A., & Rafols, I. (2016). Quantitative analysis of technology futures: A review of techniques, uses and characteristics. Science and Public Policy, forthcoming.
  • Coad, A., Frankish, J.S., Roberts, R.G., & Storey, D.J. (2016). Why should banks provide entrepreneurship training seminars? International Small Business Journal, 34(6) 733–759.
  • Coad, A., Frankish, J.S., Roberts, R.G., & Storey, D.J. (2016). Predicting new venture survival and growth: Does the fog lift? Small Business Economics 47, 217–241.
  • Coad, A., Segarra, A., & Teruel, M. (2016). Innovation and firm growth: Does firm age play a role? Research Policy, 45, 387-400.
  • Binder, M., & Coad, A. (2016). How satisfied are the self-employed? A life domain view. Journal of Happiness Studies 17(4), 1409–1433.
  • Coad, A., Pellegrino, G., & Savona, M. (2016). Barriers to innovation and firm productivity. Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 25(3), 321-334.
  • Binder, M., & Coad, A. (2015). Unemployment impacts differently on the extremes of the distribution of a comprehensive well-being measure. Applied Economics Letters 22(8), 619-627.
  • Binder, M., & Coad, A. (2015). Heterogeneity in the relationship between unemployment and subjective well-being: A quantile approach. Economica, 82(328), 865–891.
  • Coad, A., Frankish, J.S., Roberts, R.G., & Storey, D.J. (2015). Are firm growth paths random? A reply to “Firm growth and the illusion of randomness”. Journal of Business Venturing Insights 3, 5-8.
  • Coad, A., & Timmermans, B. (2014). Two’s company: Composition, structure and performance of entrepreneurial pairs. European Management Review, 11(2), 117-138.
  • Coad, A., & Binder, M. (2014). Causal linkages between work and life satisfaction and their determinants in a structural VAR approach. Economics Letters, 124, 263-268.
  • Coad, A., Frankish, J.S., Nightingale, P., & Roberts, R.G. (2014). Business experience and start-up size: Buying more lottery tickets next time around? Small Business Economics, 43(3), 529-547.
  • Audretsch, D.B., Coad, A., & Segarra, A. (2014). Firm growth and innovation: Introduction to the special issue. Small Business Economics, 43, 743-749.
  • Coad, A., & Guenther, C. (2014). Processes of firm growth and diversification: theory and evidence. Small Business Economics, 43, 857–871.
  • Frankish, JS, Roberts, RG, Coad, A., & Storey, DJ. (2014). Is entrepreneurship a route out of deprivation? Regional Studies, 48(6), 1090-1107.
  • Coad, A., Daunfeldt, S.-O., Holzl, W., Johansson, D., & Nightingale, P. (2014). High growth firms: Introduction to a special issue. Industrial and Corporate Change, 23(1), 91-112.
  • Nightingale P., & Coad A. (2014). Muppets and Gazelles: Ideological and methodological biases in entrepreneurship research. Industrial and Corporate Change, 23(1), 113-143.
  • Coad, A., Daunfeldt, S.-O., Johansson, D., & Wennberg, K. (2014). Who do high-growth firms hire? Industrial and Corporate Change, 23(1), 293-327.
  • Binder, M., & Coad, A. (2013). “I’m afraid I have bad news for you…” Estimating the impact of different health impairments on subjective well-being.” Social Science and Medicine 87, 155-167
  • Coad, A., & Guenther, C. (2013). Diversification patterns and survival as firms mature. Small Business Economics, 41, 633-649.
  • Coad, A., Segarra A., & Teruel, M. (2013). Like milk or wine: does firm performance improve with age? Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 24, 173-189.
  • Coad, A., & Teruel M., (2013). Inter-firm rivalry and firm growth: Is there any evidence of direct competition between firms? Industrial and Corporate Change, 22(2), 397–425.
  • Moneta, A., Entner, D., Hoyer, P., & Coad, A. (2013). Causal inference by independent component analysis: Theory and applications. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 75(5), 705-730.
  • Coad, A., Frankish, J., Roberts, R.G., & Storey, D.J. (2013). Growth paths and survival chances: An application of Gambler’s ruin theory. Journal of Business Venturing 28(5), 615–632.
  • Frankish, J., Roberts, R.G, Coad, A., Spears, T., & Storey, D.J. (2013). Do entrepreneurs really learn? Or do they just tell us that they do? Industrial and Corporate Change 22(1), 73-106.
  • Binder, M., & Coad, A. (2013). Life satisfaction and self-employment: A matching approach. Small Business Economics, 40(4), 1009-1033.

Autor de los siguientes libros:

  • Coad, A. (2016). The meso-level: structural persistency. Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Industrial Dynamics and Evolutionary Economics.
  • Coad, A. (2009). The growth of firms: A survey of theories and empirical evidence (pp. 208). Cheltenham / Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Autor de los siguientes capítulos de libros:

  • Nightingale, P., & Coad, A. (2016). Challenging assumptions and bias in entrepreneurship research. In Landstrom, H., Parhankangas, A., Fayolle, A., & Philippe, R. (Eds.), Challenging entrepreneurship research. Oxon: Routledge.
  • Moreno, F., & Coad, A. (2015). High-growth firms: Stylized facts and conflicting results. In Corbett, A., Katz, J., & McKelvie, A. (Eds.), Entrepreneurial growth: Individual, firm, & region. (Advances in entrepreneurship, firm emergence and growth17) (pp. 187-230). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Siepel, J., Cowling, M., & Coad, A. (2015). Long-run growth drivers of growth for UK high technology firms. In Corbett, A., Katz, J., & McKelvie, A. (Eds.), Entrepreneurial growth: Individual, firm, & region. (Advances in entrepreneurship, firm emergence and growth Vol. 17)(pp. 95-126). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Frankish, J., Roberts, R., Storey, D. J., & Coad, A. (2015). Measuring business activity in the UK. In Bryson, J. R., & Peter W. Daniels, P. W. (Eds.), Handbook of service business: Management, marketing, innovation and internationalisation(pp. 146-169). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.



Actualmente es Profesor Investigador en CENTRUM PUCP Business School.



  • Reconocimiento a la Producción Intelectual, CENTRUM PUCP Business School, 2018.
  • Reconocimiento a la Producción Intelectual CENTRUM PUCP Business School, 2017.