ESADE Business School (part of the Ramon Llull University) is one of the most prestigious academic institutions. ESADE offers courses in Management Studies that rely upon various academicians, institutions and research centres, and groups, who focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and governance, management, skills and knowledge, business social responsibility, economic law, branding, etc. ESADE has pioneered research in creativity and learning, innovation, entrepreneurial skills and management practices.
ESADE’s Center for Public Governance (ESADEgov) looks at consolidating public sector organisations with a civil service culture rooted in performance management and accountability, and particularly the role of democratic public leadership as a driving force for institutional development and on the role of networks, alliances and partnerships in public management. Recently, it has focused on the adoption of ICT by public administrations, conducting, among other, research on smart cities from the management and governance points of view, considering innovation in the city as a multidimensional phenomenon.
Role in project:
ESADE, through the Center for Public Governance (ESADEgov), will take charge of analysing the key factors for ensuring that the business schemes promoted by these new urban models in the future will be consistent and lasting. To this end, the study will focus primarily on the analysis of planning, implementation and funding, without neglecting key factors for governance such as citizen participation and the relationship with stakeholders.