Nuria Puig is professor of Economic History and Institutions at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Spain. Her current research interests include the long term effects of foreign investment in late developing economies, and the role and organization of business groups and family firms in Europe. The principal investigator of six competitive research projects and a former member of the board of the Asociación Española de Historia Económica (AEHE), she serves on the editorial board of Business History Review and Revista de Historia Industrial. She has been visiting professor at The Ohio State University (2014-2017).

 

EDUCATION:

B.A. History. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1982.

M.A. History. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1983.

Ph.D. History. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1986.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Long term effects of foreign investment on the economic institutions, business organization, and human capital of late developing economies.

Role and organization of business groups, family firms and foundations in Europe and Latin America.

 

RECENT TEACHING:

World Economic History (undergraduate, UCM 2015). 

Spanish Economic History (undergraduate, UCM 2016).

Economic development in historical perspective (masters, UCM 2016)

History of capitalism in global and comparative perspective (undergraduate, OSU 2014 amd 2016).

History of American capitalism (undergraduate, OSU 2015 and 2017).

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

1983-1984. Ph.D.Student. University of Heidelberg.

1984-1986. Ph. D. Student. University of Bonn.

1986-1987 (December-May). Research Associate. Center for European Studies. Harvard University.

1987-1989. Assistant Professor. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

1989-1993. Tenure-track Professor. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

1993-present. Tenured Associate Professor. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 

1994 (March-September). Visiting Scholar. Center for European Studies. Harvard University.

2009 (February-July). Visiting Scholar. Center for European Studies. Harvard University.

2012 (February-July). Visiting Scholar. Center for European Studies. Harvard University.

2014-2017. Visiting Professor. Departament of History. Ohio State University.

 

GRADUATE STUDENT SUPERVISION:

Adoración Álvaro Moya (UCM 2010, associate professor, CUNEF)

Rafael Castro Balaguer (UCM 2010, associate professor, UAM)

María Inés Barbero (UCM 2015, professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires)

María Fernández Moya (UCM 2015, assistant professor, CUNEF).

 

MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY EDITORIAL BOARD OF:

Business History Review (2004-present).

Revista de Historia Industrial. Economía y Empresa (2003-present).

 

PUBLICLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  1. European Science Foundation. Evolution of chemistry, 1789-1939. 1993-1997.
  2. Spanish Science Foundation. DGICYT PB93-0770. Spanish industry under Franco, 1939-1959. 1994-1997.
  3. Spanish Science Foundation DGES PB96-0301. Big business in 20th century Spain. 1997-2000.
  4. European Union. TSER SOE1-CT97-1072. The creation of European management practice. 1998-2001.
  5. Spanish Science Foundation. MCyT SEC 2000-1084. Spain in the international economy. 2000-2003.
  6. Madrid Regional Government. CAM 6/127/2002. Social and economic influence of the United States in the Madrid area, 1950-2000. 2003 (principal investigator).
  7. Spanish Science Foundation. MCyT BEC 2003-8455. National and international business networks in 20th century Spain. 2004-2006 (principal investigator).
  8. Spanish Science Foundation. MEC SEJ 2006-15151. Keys to the internationalization of Spanish firms: A dynamic and conceptual analysis. 2007-2009 (www.kise-project.com) (principal investigator).
  9. Madrid Regional Government. CAM S2007/HUM-0433. The determinants of the entrepreneurial spirit: Institutions, education, patents and technology from a comparative perspective. 2008-2011 (www.factorsentrepreneurship.es).
  10. Spanish Science Foundation MCI ECO 2009-10977. Business organization in late developing economies: A dynamic and comparative analysis 2009-2011 (www.bolde-project.net) (principal investigator).
  11. Spanish Science Foundation MEC ECO 2012-35266. Foreign Investment and Local Talent: A dynamic analysis of the effects of FDI on the enablement of entrepreneurial and managerial capabilities in late developing economies 2013-2015 (principal investigator).
  12. Plan Nacional de I+D+i. HAR 2015-64769. Crisis industrial y recuperación productiva en España, 1686-2018. 2016-2018. 

PRIVATELY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  1. Institut Químic de Sarrià. History of the Institut Químic de Sarrià (1916-1992). 1991-1992.
  2. Fundación Empresa Pública. History of FNCE (1881-1965). 1998-1999.
  3. Ministerio de Industria-Universitat de Barcelona. Atlas of Spain’s industrialization. 1998-1999.
  4. Fundación Empresa Pública. History of Spanish pharmaceutical industry. 2000-2001.
  5. Thyssen Stiftung. Technology transfer from the German chemical industry (1920-1960). 2003-2004.
  6. American Chamber of Commerce in Spain. History of the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain (1917-2007). 2004-2006.
  7. BBVA Foundation. Business innovation and competition in Europe. 2004-2006.
  8. Banco Sabadell-Atlántico. History of Banco Urquijo (1918-2008). 2007-2008.
  9. Técnicas Reunidas. Juan Lladó and the technical and intellectual enterprises of Banco Urquijo (1940-1982). 2010-2011.
  10. Fundación BBVA. Multinacionales innovadoras españolas en Estados Unidos y Alemania: claves de largo plazo para su competitividad. 2015-2016.

 

 PUBLICATIONS (last ten years, selection):

 

ARTICLES:

1. N. Puig: “The Search for Identity. Spanish Perfume in the International Market”, Business History 45 (3), 2003, 90:118.

2. N. Puig & P. Fernández: “The Education of Spanish Entrepreneurs and Managers: Madrid and Barcelona Business Schools, 1950-1975”, Paedagogica Historica 39/5, 2003, 651:672.

3. M. Kipping & N.Puig: “Entre influencias internacionales y tradiciones nacionales: Las consultoras de empresa en la España del siglo XX”, Cuadernos de Economía y Empresa, 17, 2003: 105:137.

4. N. Puig: “La ayuda económica norteamericana y los empresarios españoles”, Cuadernos de Historia Contemporánea 25, 2003, pp. 109:129.

5. P. Fernández & N. Puig: “Knowledge and Training in Family Firms of the European Periphery: Spain, 18th-20th Centuries”, Business History 46 (1), 2004, 79:99.    

6. N. Puig: “Redes empresariales de oportunidad en la España del siglo XX: el caso de la industria química y farmacéutica”, Información Comercial Española 812, January 2004, 179:188.    

7. N. Puig: “Networks of Innovation or Networks of Opportunity? The Making of the Spanish Antibiotics Industry”, Ambix LI,2, 2004, pp. 167-185.

8. N. Puig & A. Alvaro: “La guerra fría y los empresarios españoles: la articulación de los intereses económicos de Estados Unidos en España, 1950-1975”, Revista de Historia Económica XXII, 2, 2004, pp. 387-424.

9. M. Kipping & B. Usdiken & N. Puig: “Imitation, Tension and Hybridization: Multiple “Americanizations” of Management Education in Mediterranean Europe”, Journal of Management Inquiry 13(2), 2004, pp. 98-108.

10. N. Puig & A. Álvaro: “Misión imposible: la expropiación de las empresas alemanas en España, 1945-1975”, Investigaciones de Historia Económica 7, 2007, pp. 103-132.

11. P. Fernández & N. Puig: “Bonsais in a WildForest? A Historical Interpretation of the Longevity of Spanish Large Family Firms”, Revista de Historia Económica. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History XXV, 3, 2007, pp. 459-498.

12. N. Puig & P. Fernández: “La gran empresa familiar española en el siglo XX: Claves de su profesionalización”, Revista de Historia de la Economía y de la Empresa-BBVA, 2008, 2, pp. 93-122.    

13. N. Puig: “Business Education in Spain”, Business History Review 82, Summer 2008, pp. 329-358.

14. N. Puig & P. Fernández: “A Silent Revolution: The Internationalization of Large Spanish Family Firms”, Business History 51, 3, May 2009, pp. 462-483.

15. P. Fernández & N. Puig: “Global Lobbies for a Global Economy: The Creation of the Spanish Institute of Family Firms in International Perspective”, Business History 51, 5, September 2009, pp. 712-733.

16. N. Puig & R. Castro: “Patterns of International Investment in Spain, 1850-2005”, Business History Review 83, Autumn 2009, pp. 505-537.

17. N. Puig & P. Fernández: “La internacionalización de la empresa familiar española: Una perspectiva histórica”, Información Comercial Española 849, July-August 2009, pp. 27-38.

18. N. Puig: “Foreign firms, national business groups and the making of the Spanish chemical industry”, History of Technology 30, 2010, pp. 154-165.

19. M. Rey & N. Puig: “Globalisation and the Organisation of Family Philanthropy: A case of Isomorphism?”, Business History 55, 2, February 2013, pp. 1-28.

20. N. Puig: “Brokering Trust: The Construction of Transnational Family Business Networks, 1980-2010”, Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte 56 (1), 2015, pp. 111-135.

21. N. Puig y E. Torres: “Grupos empresariales en la España contemporánea: El Grupo Urquijo, 1851-1982”, América Latina en la Historia Económica 22 (2), 2015, pp. 160-197.

22. N. Puig y A. Álvaro: “La huella del capital extranjero en España: un análisis comparado”, Revista de Historia Industrial 58, 2015, pp. 249-285.

23. M.I. Barbero y N. Puig: “Business groups around the world: an introduction”, Business History 58 (1), 2016, pp. 6-29.

24. N. Puig y A. Álvaro: “The long-term impact of foreign multinational enterprises in Spain: new insights into an old topic”, Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business, 2, 2016, pp. 14-39. 

 

BOOKS:

 1. N. Puig: Constructores de la química española. Bayer, Cepsa, Puig, Repsol, Schering y La Seda, Madrid, 2003.

2. N. Puig & E. Torres: Banco Urquijo 1918-2008. Un banco con historia, Madrid, 2008. 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS:

1. N. Puig: “The americanization of a European latecomer: Transferring US management models to Spain, 1950s-1970s”, in N. Tiratsoo, M. Kipping (eds.) Americanization in 20th century Europe: Business, Culture, Politics, Lille, 2003, 259:275.

2. N. Puig: “Educating Spanish managers. The United States, modernizing networks, and business schools in Spain, 1950-1975”, in R.P. Amdam, R. Kvalshaugen y E. Larsen (eds.) Inside the Business Schools: The Content of European Business Education, Oslo, 2003, 58:86.

3. M. Kipping & N. Puig: “De la teoría a la práctica: las consultoras y la organización de empresas en perspectiva histórica”, in C. Erro (ed.), Historia empresarial. Pasado, presente y retos del futuro, Barcelona, 2003, 101:131.

4. N. Puig: “Auslandsinvestitionen ohne Technologietransfer? Die deutsche Chemieindustrie in Spanien (1897-1965)”, in R. Petri (ed.), Technologietransfer aus der deutschen Chemieindustrie, Berlin, 2004, pp. 291-322.

5. N. Puig: “La ayuda económica de Estados Unidos y la americanización de los empresarios españoles”, en M.D. Elizalde y L. Delgado (eds.), España y Estados Unidos en el siglo XX, Madrid, 2004, pp. 181-205.

6.  N. Puig: “Redes de oportunidad en la industria química y farmacéutica española”, in J.Tascón (ed.), Redes de empresas en España. Una perspectiva teórica, histórica y global, Madrid, 2005, pp. 97-114.

7.  N. Puig: “La empresa en Cataluña: identidad, supervivencia y competitividad en la primera región industrial de España, in J.L García Ruiz & C. Manera (eds), Historia empresarial de España. Un enfoque regional en profundidad, Madrid, 2006. pp. 27-56.

8. N. Puig: “The global accommodation of a latecomer: The Spanish chemical industry since the petrochemical revolution”, in L. Galambos, T. Hikino, & V. Zamagni (eds.) The global chemical industry since the petrochemical revolution, CUP, Cambridge, 2006, pp. 368-400.       

9. N. Puig, A. Álvaro & R. Castro: “European challenges and opportunities: The role of Europe in the internationalization of Spanish firms”, in H.G. Schröter (ed), The European Enterprise. Historical Investigation into a Future Species, Berlin, 2008, pp. 269-279.

10. J.L. García Ruiz & N. Puig: “The American Chamber of Commerce and the Americanization of Spanish Firms (1917 to the present), in H. Bonin (ed.), The Americanization of European Firms.Strategy, Identity, Perception and Performance, Geneva, 2008, 385-409.

11. N. Puig: “Networks of Opportunity and the Spanish Pharmaceutical Industry”, in P. Fernández & M. Rose (eds.), Innovation and Networks in Europe, Routledge, 2010, pp.164-183.

12. P. Fernández & N. Puig: “Dynasties and Associations in Entrepreneurship: An Approach through the Catalan Case”, en J.L. García-Ruiz y P. Toninelli (eds.), The Determinants of Entrepreneurship: Leadership, Culture, Institutions, Pickering & Chatto, 2010, pp. 105-125.

13. N. Puig & E. Torres: “Managing succession within Spanish financial dynasties: A study of Urquijo Bank (1850-1983)”, in A. Perlinge & H. Sjögren (eds.), Biographies of the financial world, Utgivningsar 2012, pp. 123-149.

14. P. Fernández & N. Puig: “The Emergence of Family Business Studies: A Historical Approach to Key Centres, Ideas, and Scholars”, en: A. Colli & P. Fernández (eds.), The Endurance of Family Businesses. A Global Overview, pp. 13-33, CUP, Cambridge, 2013.

15. N. Puig: “Los orígenes de la filantropía familiar moderna en países de habla española: un estudio preliminar”, en P. Fernandez & A. Lluch (eds.): Un siglo de cambios. Familias empresarias y grandes empresas y grupos familiares en América Latina y España, pp. 123-148, Fundación BBVA, Madrid 2015.

16. N. Puig: “The origins of modern family foundations in Spanish speaking countries: a preliminary study”, en P. Fernandez y A. Lluch (eds.), Evolution of Family Businesses: Continuity and Change in Latin America and Spain, pp. 57-74, Edward Elgar, Aldershot, 2016. 

17. N. Puig: “Competition in a Cultural Industry and the Emergence of Global Enterprise: Publishing”, in T. Kikkawa, T. Kurosawa & S. Nishimura (eds), Global Business History: Industrial Dynamism beyond Borders. Nagoya. The University of Nagoya Press, 2016, pp. 244-265.

18. N. Puig y M. Fernández-Moya: ““Going global in fragmented markets: The European publishing industry since the second postwar period”, en B. Bowens, P.Y. Donzé & T. Kurosawa (eds), Industries and Global Competition: A History of Business Beyond Borders, Routledge (forthcoming).   

 

EDITOR OF SPECIAL ISSUES:

N. Puig & E. Torres: La internacionalización de la empresa española: una visión a largo plazo, Revista de Historia Industrial. Economía y Empresa 40 (2009).

E. Torres & N. Puig: La internacionalización de la empresa española en perspectiva histórica, Información Comercial Española 849 (July-August 2009).

M. I. Barbero & N. Puig: Business Groups Around the World, Business History 57 (2016).

A. Álvaro, S. Fellman y N. Puig: Foreign Direct Investment and the Development of Local Human Capital, Business History (forthcoming).

           

PAPERS IN REFEREED CONFERENCES:

Academy of Management Conference, Annual Conference of the European Business History Association, Business History Conference, Conference of the Association of Business Historians, Conference of the Commission for the History of Chemical and Molecular Sciences, Congreso de la Asociación Española de Historia Económica, European Group for Organisational Studies, International Economic History Congress. 

 

REVIEWER FOR:

Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de Proyectos (ANEP), Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR), Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS, Bélgica).

Ambix, América Latina en la Historia Económica, Business History, Business History Review, Economía y Sociología del Trabajo, Enterprise & Society, Hispania, Historia del Presente, Investigaciones de Historia Económica, Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociales, Revista de Historia Económica. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, Revista de Historia Industrial. Economía y Empresa.

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP:

Asociación Española de Historia Económica, Business History Conference, European Business History Association.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS:

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. October 1983-September 1984.

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. October 1984-September 1987.

European Parliament. June 1989-September 1989.

Fulbright Commission. March 1994-September 1994.

Real Colegio Complutense. February 2009-July 2009.

Real Colegio Complutense. February 2012-July 2012.

 

OTHER GRANTS:

European Summer UniversityBerlin 1988.

Freie Universität Berlin 1990, 1991.

Hagley Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society 2002.

Duke University-J.W. Thompson Fellowship 2004.

 

AWARDS:

Doctoral Dissertation Prize 1986, Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales.

Earl. J. Hamilton Prize 2009, Asociación Española de Historia Económica.

Excellent Teaching Award 2015-2016. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.  

 

LANGUAGES:

Spanish and Catalan (native), English, German and French.