Unai Arzubiaga is Assistant Professor (with national qualification as Associate Professor) of Accounting, Management and Family Business at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao (Spain). He earned his international doctorate in Economics and Business at the University of the Basque Country (2016) with a research stay at Lancaster University Management School (United Kingdom) in 2014. This thesis was awarded with the Extraordinary Doctorate Award by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in 2019. Before joining Academia, Unai also worked several years as an audit for a multinational company (one of the big four) and in the financial department of a large manufacturing family company.
Unai´s research has contributed to several high impact journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Review of Managerial Science, Australian Journal of Management, International Business Reviews, and European Management Review, among others. He has also contributed to several book chapters in prestigious editorials (e.g. Springer). Unai´s interdisciplinary research is at the intersection of entrepreneurship, innovation and corporate governance, and his work focuses primarily on family businesses. He also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Family Business Strategy and belongs to the research sub-committee of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA).