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Javier Tafur holds the Managing Direction as Madrid Campus Dean at ESCP Business School, where is also Professor at the Department of Strategy, Organizational Behavior and People. 

His relation with ESCP started in 2009 as Affiliate Professor, when he was leading the MS Intl. Project Mgmt, as Scientific Director, as well as teaching at MSc, EMBA & GMP.

In 2005, Javier joined the Academia at the department of Industrial Engineering & Business Administration (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), where he was lecturing Management and researching about Innovation & Strategy, and also assuming the General Secretariat of CEPADE Graduate School of Management. Javier became Professor in 2007 at the ETS Ingenieros Aeronáuticos where is on leave of absence since September 2014. Politecnica awarded twice Javier Tafur as Best Management Professor in 2011/12 & 2012/13 at ETS Ingenieros Industriales.

His principal research areas are Strategy, Technology Innovation, Change Mgmt and Strategic Asset Mgmt. He holds a PhD in Innovation Management and Economics from Politécnica de Madrid, where he was also studying BSc & MSc Industrial Engineering. In addition, he holds a MBA from IE Business School.

Professor Tafur has been, as a Practitioner, Executive Board Member of the International Board of Directors of Detecon International GmbH in Bonn (Germany) and CEO of Detecon Consulting Spain SA (Deutsche Telekom AG). Previously, his experience in Engineering and Consulting had been for more than 10 years in Public Sector, International organizations (i.e. NATO) and Multinational Companies (i.e. Dragados, Daimler-Benz, Deutsche Telekom) before becoming Academic in 2005. 

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Conference Presentations

2017

TAFUR, J.

Education and HR in the Digital Age

Advent Group

Academic Articles

2016

TAFUR, J., J.ROMERO, J.LAFONT, S.EGUREN

Performance and value creation at United Kingdom's airports using fsQCA

JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH, vol. 69, issue 4, 1442-1445

Academic Articles

2016

TAFUR, J., E.RODRÍGUEZ, I.ORTIZ, J.ROMERO

Critical success factors in large projects in the aerospace and defense sectors

JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH, Vol. 69, Issue 11, pp. 5419-5425

Conference Presentations

2016

TAFUR, J., E.RODRÍGUEZ, I.ORTIZ, J.ROMERO

Critical success factors in large projects in the aerospace and defense sectors.

Universidad de Valencia

Conference Presentations

2016

TAFUR, J

Digital Life

SAP

Conference Presentations

2016

TAFUR, J

The Keys to Quality: Continuous Learning to create Quality Culture

BID Group One

Media

2016

TAFUR, J.

Business Schools & Future Leaders

CUATRO TELEVISION

Other Intellectual Contributions

2016

TAFUR, J

Quo Vadis Business School

EL ECONOMISTA

Other Intellectual Contributions

2016

TAFUR, J

Visión local y visión global La experiencia de las multinacionales extranjeras y empresas familiares

ASOCIACION PARA EL PROGRESO DE LA DIRECCION

Academic Articles

2015

BROWN, K., A.WIEWIORA, J.TAFUR

Contribution of Computing Services to Benchmarking Asset Management Knowledge Management

LECTURE NOTES IN BUSINESS INFORMATION PROCESSING, 222, 10-27