Ferran Vendrell-Herrero


  • Reader in the Economics of Strategy and Innovation, Management

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Ferran Vendrell-Herrero’s research focuses on two areas: Evaluation of policies concerning industrial and venture promotion such as university spin-offs and cluster associations. This involves the measurement of firm performance, productivity, and venture capital attraction both longitudinally and cross-section. This research follows usual scientific methodology comparing treatment and control groups of firms. Creative industries contain relevant sectors of the economy such as cinema, music and books, which are struggling given the digitalization of their resources. This directly affects the value of their existing and future catalogues. Therefore, this research line pursues to understand the influence of non-legitimate downloading (i.e. piracy) in aggregate industrial revenues, with especial attention to the music industry. In addition, it also involves the evaluation of digital business models and the shifts in the supply chain structure of those sectors, phenomenon also described as servitization in creative industries.


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