José Mª Ortiz-Villajos López

Ortíz-Villajos López José Mª


PhD in Economics and Associate Professor of Economic History. He was awarded the Spanish Economic History Association Prize for young scholars (1997) and has been visiting scholar at the London School of Economics (2012-13). His research interests deal with innovation, patents, entrepreneurship and economic development in the long run. He is currently involved in a project on the historical evolution of the Spanish innovation capability in the international context. He has published several books and articles in leading journals and publishers.


  • Ortiz-Villajos, José M. (2020): “A comparative approach to national innovative capacity in the long-run: Spain between Europe and Latin America”, International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 71-91.
  • Ortiz-Villajos, J.M. and S. Sotoca (2018), “Innovation and business survival: A long-term approach”, Research Policy, Vol. 47, Issue 8, pp. 1418-1436.
  • Ortiz-Villajos, J.M. (2017), “Forms of innovation throughout time: insights from the British business elite”, Innovation: Organization & Management, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 428-451.
  • Ortiz-Villajos, J.M. (2016), Cotec, 1990-2015. Un cuarto de siglo impulsando la innovación, Madrid, Fundación Cotec para la Innovación.
  • Ortiz-Villajos, J.M. (2014), “Patents, what for? The case of Crossley Brothers and the introduction of the gas engine into Spain, c. 1870-1914”, Business History, Vol. 56, Issue 4, pp. 650-676.
  • Ortiz-Villajos, J.M. and S. Sotoca (2013), “An Approach to Entrepreneurial Success and Its Determinants: The Case of Spain”, in Gabriel Tortella and G. Quiroga (eds.), Entrepreneurship and Growth: An International Historical Perspective, Houndmills, Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 133-172.
  • Ortiz-Villajos, J.M. (2010), “Aproximación a la historia de la industria de equipos y componentes de automoción en España”, Investigaciones de Historia Económica, Febrero, Nº 16, pp. 135-172.
  • Ortiz-Villajos, J.M. (2009), “Patents and Economic Growth in the Long Term. A Quantitative Approach”, Brussels Economic Review, Vol. 52 (3/4), Autum-Winter, pp. 305-340.