The Chair in Business Internationalization, Diversity and Professional Development organizes seminars, congresses, conferences, forums, and round tables with the purpose of promoting contact between the academic, scientific, and business worlds, and which enable:
The Forum on Internationalization and Human Capital is a space for reflection and debate on the main challenges of international staff management. It comprises people who are responsible for international HR management in multinational companies, experts on geographic mobility and talent management, and academics who study this phenomenon from a business, legal, and social perspective, thus realizing the Chair's aim of acting as a meeting point between the University and Business.
The Forum on Internationalization and Human Capital meets annually and has the following objectives:
The Chair has an active presence in the leading academic forums on international business and managing people.
Matorras Díaz-Caneja, A. (2012).La Expatriación de Trabajadores (“The Expatriation of Workers”). Editorial Thomson Reuters Aranzadi. Madrid
Muñiz Ferrer, M; Labrador Fernández, J. y Arizkuren Eleta, A. (2012) Internacionalización y Capital Humano(Internationalization and Human Capital) Madrid: Comillas Pontifical University.
Muñiz Ferrer, M.; Labrador, J. and Arizkuren, A. (2012) Internationalization and Human Capital. Comillas Pontifical University. Madrid.
Muñiz Ferrer, M. (2012) “El Gran Reto de la Internacionalización” (“The Major Challenge of Internationalization”). Revista Tu Economía.
Muñiz Ferrer, M. (2011) Panorama General de la Gestión de la Diversidad en la Empresa. In Ministry of Labor and Immigration, Guía para la Gestión de la Diversidad en Entornos Profesionales (pp. 47-57).
Muñiz Ferrer, M. (2011) Overview of Diversity Management in Business. In Ministry of Labor and Immigration, Guide to Managing Diversity in the Workplace. Madrid.
Arizkuren, A., Del Castillo, E., Aurtenetxe, B., Muñiz Ferrer, M., Agarwala, T., Fuchs, R.M. (2011), “Análisis de la Utilización de Prácticas de Conciliación Laboral en las Organizaciones” (“Analysis of the Use of Labor Conciliation Practices in Organizations”). Boletín de Estudios Económicos. Vol. LXVI, 203, pp. 315-336. Bilbao.
Muñiz, M. (2010) La internacionalización exige redefinir la gestión del capital humano de las empresas españolas (“Internationalization requires redefinition of human capital in Spanish companies”), Revista Equipos y Talentos.
Labrador Fernández, J. (2009). Diversidad, el reto de nuestra convivencia (Diversity, the challenge of coexistence). In S. Adroher and F. Vidal. (Ed.) Infancia en España, nuevos desafíos sociales, nuevas respuestas judiciales.: 459-469, Madrid: Comillas Pontifical University.
Labrador Fernández, J. (2009). Las migraciones internacionales, nuevas identidades, nuevas ciudadanías (International migrations, new identities, new citizenships). Ciencias Psicológicas. III (1) 93 - 100 Montevideo.
Arizkuren, A., Baniandrés, M.J., Franke, M.D.L. (2009) "Claves para una correcta gestión internacional de RR.HH." (Keys to correct HR management), Boletín de Estudios Económicos - Revista de Investigación Económica, Vol. LXIV/196, pp. 157-178.
The Chair in Business Internationalization, Diversity and Professional Development was created at Comillas Pontifical University in December 2009 with the sponsorship of EADS CASA Defence & Security Spain as a response to the need for more in-depth study of the effects of market globalization and internationalization of companies on business management.
The Chair's research scope includes studying the context of globalization and business internationalization and their implications for human resource management in businesses, as well as the diversity management requirements to achieve the necessary levels of innovation and productivity in the current competitive environment.
To this end, the Chair carries out research projects and organizes forums, seminars, and meetings with businesses and other institutions, based on two major areas of study: Internationalization and Human Capital and Diversity Management in Businesses.
This includes analyzing the context of globalization of current markets and its implications for business's internationalization strategies, the impacts of the different internationalization models on geographic mobility and the management of human capital, and the needs of professionals who pursue their careers in international settings.
The phenomena of globalization and business internationalization have highlighted the need to develop diversity management policies in businesses in a proactive manner in order to minimize conflicts and maximize benefits in terms of creativity and innovation.
In the Chair, diversity management is seen as the integration of diverse people within the business with the objective of maximizing their efficacy and efficiency at work, while understanding and respecting differences.
Doctorate in Economics from Comillas Pontifical University. She pursued her professional business career in strategic consulting, corporate finance, and corporate development. Since 2002 she has collaborated as a lecturer in business strategy in the Faculty of Business Administration (ICADE), which she joined as Director of the Chair in Business Internationalization, Diversity and Professional Development in 2010, where she has carried out research in business internationalization, international human capital management, and diversity management in the business. At present, she delivers the courses on Strategic Management and Business Policy, Management and Enterprise Creation.
Doctorate in Psychology from Comillas Pontifical University. He has been pursuing his career as a clinical and teaching psychologist and researcher since 1990. In 1994 he started to collaborate with the University Institute of Studies on Migration of Comillas University at the same time as pursuing his teaching work in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Between 2004 and 2009 he was president of the Sectoral Psychology Group of the International Federation of Catholic Universities. At present he is a lecturer on the Psychology course of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Director of the University Master's in Human Resources.
Dr. Ana Matorras Díaz-Caneja studied at Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid, obtaining a degree in Law in 1992 and a PhD in Law in 1998. Since 1992 she has worked exclusively on carrying out teaching and research tasks, in the field of labor and social security law. She currently delivers the Individual Labor Relations Law module on the Bachelor's Degree in Law program. She also collaborates in the Research Master's Program in Legal Science. She has participated in various postgraduate programs. Since joining the University in 1992 her research has primarily focused on remuneration law.
Doctor Amaia Arizkuren is a full-time lecturer at the University of Deusto and specializes in the field of human resource management, both from a teaching and a research viewpoint. She has published numerous articles in academic journals, both in Spain and internationally. Doctor Arizkuren has also taken part in the most important research conferences on topics relating to HR management.
For many years she has been a lecturer in human resource management at the University of Deusto, and has delivered classes on the subject on different bachelor's and postgraduate courses (Master's and PhD) in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (DBS) and in that university's School of Tourism. Doctor Arizkuren has also contributed as a guest lecturer on topics relating to international human resource management in various foreign universities (Milwaukee -USA-, Clermont Ferrand -France-, Turin -Italy-, Satakunta -Finland-, Montpellier -France-), and has also frequently been invited to speak at numerous national and international forums on areas specifically related to international HR management.
Gabriela Hernández Lechuga studied at the University of the Americas-Puebla in Mexico, obtaining her Licentiate Degree in International Relations in 2006 with an "Honorable Mention" and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid, in 2008. She is currently working on her doctorate in Economics and Business at Comillas Pontifical University.
Licentiate degree in Business Management and Administration with MBA studies, both from the Faculty of Business Studies of Mondragón University. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation, relating to the line of research into Internationalization of the MIK Research Center at Mondragón University. Her recent work has focused on this field and on the fields of corporate social responsibility and personnel management. She has carried out a number of basic and applied research projects on these subjects as well as preparing publications and papers. She also teaches in the field of management strategy and models in the Faculty of Business Studies at Mondragón University.
The purpose of the Chair in Business Internationalization, Diversity and Professional Development is to perform research, training and knowledge dissemination activities which facilitate:
The objectives of the Chair are as follows: