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About Rocio Aliaga-Isla

Research Interests
My research area is fundamentally entrepreneurship. I have focused on immigrant entrepreneurship and currently I am researching on social entrepreneurship. I employ qualitative and quantitative approaches depending extensively on the nature of the study. Also, I use different theoretical frameworks to ground the study. Through using these methodological approaches and theoretical frameworks, my objective is to do research that is provocative and useful for the advance of the knowledge in my field of research, at the academy, at the practitioners and at the policy-maker levels.

Teaching interests
Immigrant and Social Entrepreneurship . Business Strategy . Entrepreneurial Opportunities . New Business Venturing . Entrepreneurial Behavior and Competencies . Strategy Entrepreneurship

. Academy of Management – AOM
. European Group for Organizational Studies – EGOS
. European Council for Small Business – ECSB  
. European Academy of Management - EURAM


Present Marie Curie COFOUND Researcher, University of Liege ‐ HEC Liege Management School

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship, Immigrant entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial opportunities, and literature review


  • Thesis 2
  • Thesis 1
  • Marketing Research
  • Business Strategy


20092013 PhD in Entrepreneurship and Business Management, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona
20082009 Master in Business Economics, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona
20032005 Master in Social Policy, Universidade de Brasilia
19992002 Engineering, Universidad Continental

Contact Information

B33 - Quartier Agora, place des Orateurs 1
4000 Liège, Belgium
+32 4 3663118


Networks (2)

Immigrant Entrepreneurship (4)

Higher Education (3)

Entrepreneurship (3)