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Information and Communication Sciences Department
Agust Canals Parera
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B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics (Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona). M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Management Sciences (ESADE, Universitat Ramon Llull). He has followed graduate studies at the Penn State University and the Syracuse University in the USA.

He has served as lecturer and researcher of the Theoretical Physics Group at the Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona and lecturer at the Management Information Systems Department of the ESADE Business School. He has also been Visiting Fellow of the Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick (UK), Visiting Scholar of the Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center at the Wharton School in the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and Visiting Fellow at the Sad Business School of the University of Oxford (UK).

During his professional life he has combined the academia with managerial and consultancy activities in the strategy, organization, information systems and knowledge management areas.

He is currently associate professor at the Business and Economics Department of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, where he serves as the director of the M.Sc. in Strategic Management of Knowledge and Information in Organizations. He is also lecturer at the Strategy and General Management Department of the ESADE Business School.

He is the principal investigator of the KIMO consolidated research group on the information and knowledge management in organizations. He is also Senior Research Fellow of the I-Space Institute in Philadelphia (USA) and belongs to the advisory board of the newPIC Chair of New Practices for Innovation and Creativity at the Paris School of Business (France). His present research interests are in the areas of information management, strategic knowledge management, social networks, innovation, and complex systems.

Published articles (selected):

CANALS, AGUST; ORTOLL, EVA; NORDBERG, MARKUS (2017). “Collaboration networks in big science: the ATLAS Experiment at CERN”. El profesional de la informacin, v. 26, n. 5, pp. 961-971.

COBARS-MORALES, JOSEP; CANALS, AGUST; ORTOLL, EVA (2016). “Infonomista: una discusin actualizada”. El profesional de la informacin, v. 25, n. 2, pp. 255-261.

CREUS, AMALIA; CANALS, AGUST (2014) ‘Desarrollo profesional e intercambio de conocimiento en los grandes experimentos cientficos’. Revista Espaola de Documentacin Cientfica, 37, 4, octubre-diciembre 2014, e070.

ORTOLL, EVA; CANALS, AGUST; GARCIA, MONTSERRAT, COBARS, JOSEP (2014) ‘Principales parmetros para el estudio de la colaboracin cientfica en Big Science’. Revista Espaola de Documentacin Cientfica, 37, 4, octubre-diciembre 2014, e069.

COBARS-MORALES, JOSEP; CANALS, AGUST; ORTOLL, EVA (2013) ‘La informacin como bien econmico: reflexiones sobre la crisis financiera de 2008’. El Profesional de la Informacin, 22, 4, 293-299.

SAGARMINAGA-GUTIERREZ, NAIARA; CANALS, AGUST (2011) ‘Opinin movilizada para el anlisis del clima social’. El Profesional de la Informacin, 20, 5, 510-515.


COBARS-MORALES, JOSEP (2010) “El papel del capital social en la inteligencia competitiva”. Revista General de Informacin y Documentacin, 20, 313-323.

ORTOLL-ESPINET, EVA; LPEZ-BORRULL, ALEXANDRE; COBARS-MORALES, JOSEP; GARCIA-ALSINA, MONTSERRAT; CANALS, AGUST (2008) “Social Capital as the Source of Competitive Advantage in Universitites”. UOC Papers, 7, 1-8.

CANALS, AGUST, BOISOT, MAX H. and MACMILLAN, IAN (2008) “The Spatial Dimension of Knowledge Flows: A Simulation Approach”. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy, and Society, 1, 2, 175-204.

ANDREU, RAFAEL; BAIGET, JOAN and CANALS, AGUST (2008) “Firm specific knowledge and competitive advantage: evidence and KM practices”. Knowledge and Process Management, 15, 2, 97-106.

CARRILLO F., CLAUDIA I.; DE LA ROSA, JOSEP LLUS; CANALS, AGUST (2007) “Towards a Knowledge Economy”. International Journal of Community Currency Research, 11, 84-97.

Books and book chapters (selected):

BAIGET, JOAN; ANDREU, RAFAEL; CANALS, AGUST (2016) Una dcada de estudios sobre gestin del conocimiento y competitividad: Espaa 2000-2009, radiografa de una disciplina emergente. Saarbrcken, Germany: Publicia.

CANALS, AGUST (2014) ‘ARS, informacin y conocimiento’. In: Del Fresno, M.; Marqus, P.; Paunero, D.S. (eds). “Conectados por redes sociales. Introduccin al anlisis de redes sociales y casos prcticos”. Barcelona: Editorial UOC.

CANALS, AGUST; DAZ-GUILERA, ALBERT; MOLINA, JOS LUIS; PATRACA, BEATRIZ (2013) Xarxes socials: Fonaments i aplicacions. Barcelona: Editorial UOC.

CANALS, AGUST (2013) ‘Knowledge in Big Science’ In: CHILD, JOHN; IHRIG, MARTIN. Knowledge, Organization, and Management: Building on the Work of Max Boisot. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

BOISOT, MAX & CANALS, AGUST (2007) ‘Data, Information and Knowledge: Have we got it right?’ In: BOISOT, MAX; MACMILLAN, IAN & HAN, KYEONG SEOK. Explorations in Information Space: Knowledge, Agents and Organization. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

CANALS, AGUST. (2003) Gestin del conocimiento (“Knowledge Management”). Barcelona: Ediciones 2000.

BOISOT, MAX; CANALS, AGUST & MACMILLAN, IAN (2003) Neoclassical vs. Schumpeterian Approaches to Learning: A Knowledge-Based Simulation Approach. In: MLLER, JEAN-PIERRE & SEIDEL, MARTINA-M. Proceedings of 4th Workshop on Agent-Based Simulation - ABS2003. Erlangen, Germany: Society for Modeling and Simulation International, SCS-European Publishing House.