The Catholic University of America
Business and Economics Faculty

Francisco Lara – Visiting Professor of Management

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Dr. Francisco J. Lara is a visiting professor of management who specializes in leadership, entrepreneurship and international relations. He teaches courses in the area of International Business, Management, Change Management, Business Ethics, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. He has been a visiting professor in many US and European Universities, like Florida State University, Bentley University, ISM Frankfurt, Universittá Cattólica Sacro Cuore Milan, ESDES Business School Lyon, ISC Paris or Regents University London among others. He jointed The Catholic University of America in August 2014 as a visiting professor.

He is an ordinary professor of management at the Universidad Católica de Valencia in Spain, where he was Vice President of International Relations from 2006 to 2012. He was also the chair of the Masters in Human Resource Management at INEDE Business School, during the same years. He was previously an associate professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in Spain, in the Business Organization Department.

Dr. Lara's  work has been published in numerous management journals like the International Entrepreneurship Management Journal, The Service Industrial Journal or Management Decision, among others. He is the author of several books, as well as several book chapters in prestigious editorial publishing companies, both in english and spanish. He was one of the co-founders of INBAM - International Network of Business and Management Journal scientific association. He serves as a member of the Editorial Review Board of several journals, such as the Journal of Business Research and many others. He is also the Regional Editor of Global Business Perspectives, and Springer editorial Journal of New York.

Dr. Lara has extensive professional experience in the field of International Human Resource Management with multinational companies like Mercer, Boyden Global Executive Search and other companies as an independent advisor for headhunting and recruitment processes. He also runs several start ups and family businesses and provides supportive advice for young entrepreneurs and investors.

 

Research, Writing and Presentations

Articles in Refereed Journals:

Rieta, J., Pedraz, J.C. y Lara, F.J. (2014) “Business creation by inmigrant entrepreneurs in valencian community. The influence of education”, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal 10 (2), 409-426.

Lara, F.J. et al. (2012) “How to improve Organizational Result through Knowledge Management in knowledge-intensive Business Services”, Service Industrial Journal 32 (12), 1853-1863.

Lara, F.J. (2012) “The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship”, Management Decision 50 (3), 539-544.

Lara, F.J. (2011) “Análisis del Sector de las Energías Renovables en España: Estudio Comparativo a nivel Europeo”, Economía Industrial 380, 93-100.

Lara, F.J. (2011) “Knowledge Society: Opportunities and Challenges” Management Decision 49 (2), 297-302.

Lara, F.J. (2011) “Service Science for Socio-Economical and Information System Advancement: Holistic Methodologies” Management Decision 49 (3), 489-492.

Lara, F.J. (2011) “Status in Management and Organizations” Management Decision 49 (6), 1024-1028.

Books:
Lara, F.J. y Chornet, F. (2014) “50 pinceladas de Coaching”. Ed. Erasmus, Barcelona.

Lara, F.J. et al. (2012) “Casos de Dirección Estratégica”. Ed. Pearson, Barcelona.

Lara, F.J. (2012) “¿Cómo mejorar los resultados de una empresa?”. Ed. Erasmus, Barcelona.

Lara, F.J. (2012) “Liderar a las Personas en el Siglo XXI”. Ed. Erasmus, Barcelona.

Books Chapters:
Lara, F.J. (2014) “Search Engine Optimization and Ethical Leadership Strategies” (in Strategies of E-Business) Ed. Springer, London. pp. 79-90.

Lara, F.J. (2014) “Basic Approaches to Leadership: their relation with Capitalism and Globalization” (in Capitalism and the Social Relationship: an Organizational Perspective). Ed. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 57-77

Sanchez, J.L., Lara, F.J. y Rico, T. (2014) “Dimensión Antropológica del Negocio” (in Creación de Empresas y Emprendimiento) Ed. Pearson, Madrid, pp. 389-400.

Sanchez, J.L., Lara, F.J. y Rico, T. (2014) “Ética y el Plan de Empresa” (in Creación de Empresas y Emprendimiento) Ed. Pearson, Madrid, pp. 503-512.

Sanchez, J.L., Lara, F.J. y Chornet, F. (2014) “El Coaching y la generación del Emprendedor” (in Creación de Empresas y Emprendimiento) Ed. Pearson, Madrid, pp. 543-560.

Other Articles:
Lara, F.J. y Botella, M.D. (2008) “Dirección de Personas: el Desarrollo de los Comportamientos Éticos en las Organizaciones” Capital Humano 217, 102-107.

Lara, F.J. y Botella, M.D. (2007) “Dirección de Personas en el S.XXI: Dirección por Valores y Competencias Directivas”, Dirigir Personas 44, 52-53.

Conferences and Congresses:
Lara, F.J. (2012) “Knowledge Management and Management by Competencies” Regents College, London. Conference. Visiting Professor.

Lara, F.J. (2012) “The Benefits of International Experience” Annual Conference of Regents College, London. Conference. Visiting Professor.

Lara, F.J. (2012) “Leadership, Integrity and Ethics in Managerial Environment” Univerittá Cattólica del Sacro Cuore, Milano. Visiting Professor. Conference.

Lara, F.J. and Chornet, F. (2012) “Towards the use of the Philosophy of Coaching in Organizations to improve the Satisfaction and Employees Performance: A Case Study in Universities”. INBAM International Congress. Valencia, Marzo, 2012.

Lara, F.J. and Chornet, F. (2011) “Knowledge Management and Knowledge Workers in the XXI Century” Social Entrepreneurship International Seminar, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Julio, 2011.

Lara, F.J. and Marco, G. (2011) “Towards an integral Business Ethics through Political Leadership in Action” EBEN International Congress. Trento, Sept, 2011.

Lara, F.J. and Chornet, F. (2011) “The Coaching: an Efficient and Ethical tool for Management by Competencies” EBEN International Congress. Trento, Sept, 2011.

Lara, F.J. and Botella, M.D. (2011) “Work Family Balance as an intermediate tool between Ethical Leadership and Business Ethics” EBEN International Congress. Trento, Sept, 2011.

Lara, F.J. and Chornet, F. (2010) “The Effects of Knowledge Management on Organizational Results: Analisis of the mediating effects on Executives Competencies”, INBAM International Congress, Valencia, May 2011.

Lara, F.J. and Chornet, F. (2010) “El Coaching como herramienta eficaz en la gestión de los RRHH” AEDEM Congreso Annual, Abril 2010.

Lara, F.J. (2007) “La Gestión del Conocimiento como factor de Mejora Universitaria”, Universidad Católica Valencia, Conferencia, Junio 2007.

Lara, F.J. (2007) “La Movilidad de Estudiantes y Profesores en los Programas de Movilidad Internacional”, Universidad Católica Valencia, Conferencia

Lara, F.J. (2004) “De la Gestión del Conocimiento al E-Learning y el Coaching Ejecutivo” Ponencia y Comunicación, Congreso International sobre Tecnología Documental y del Conocimiento, Madrid, 2004.

International Seminars and Courses:
Lara, F.J. (2014) "Business Ethics", ESDES Business School, Catholic University of Lyon (France).

Lara, F.J. (2014) "Change Management", ISC Paris (France).

Lara, F.J. (2014) "Organizational Behavior", Florida State University (USA). Spring Semester.

Lara, F.J. (2013) "Change Management", Universitá Cattólica Sacro Cuore Milan (Italy).

Lara, F.J. (2013) “Ethical Leadership and Management”, Business School, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (USA).

Lara, F.J. (2013) "Organizational Behavior", Florida State University (USA). Fall Semester.

Lara, F.J. (2013) “Leadership and Business Ethics”, ESDES Business School, Catholic University of Lyon (France).

Lara, F.J. (2013) "Organizational Behavior", Florida State University (USA). Spring Semester.

Lara, F.J. (2013) “Change Management”, ISM (International School of Management), Frankfurt (Germany).

Lara, F.J. (2012) "Organizational Behavior", Florida State University (USA). Fall Semester.

Lara, F.J. (2012) “Organizational Behavior”, Florida State University (USA). Spring Semester.

Lara, F.J. (2012) “Change Management”, Universitá Cattólica Sacro Cuore Milano (Italy)

Lara, F.J. (2011) "Organizational Behavior", Florida State University (USA). Fall Semester.

Lara, F.J. (2011) "Organizational Behavior", Florida State University (USA). Spring Semester.

Lara, F.J. (2010) "Organizational Behavior", Florida State University (USA). Fall Semester.

Lara, F.J. (2010) "Organizational Behavior", Florida State University (USA). Spring Semester.

Lara, F.J. (2006) “Knowledge Management”, Université Claude Bernard Lyon1 (France)

Lara, F.J. (2003) “Knowledge Workers for Social Sciences” Wismar Hoschule. (Germany)

Lara, F.J. (2003) “Knowledge Management of Business Informatics” Wismar Hoschule (Germany)
 

 


In His Words ...

There is a Management model that all students at CUA should learn. This model is based on Ethics, Virtues and Coaching; a good teacher is like a good manager, if he uses coaching in an efficient and ethical way.– Francisco Lara
 

 

Contact

Office: 404A McMahon Hall
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20064

Phone: 202-319-5239

E-mail: laraf@cua.edu

 

Courses

  • MGT 323 – Management: Theory and Practice
  • MGT 390 – International Business
     

Education

Ph.D., Management
Universidad Politécnica Valencia (Spain)

Master in Leadership and Public Governance
IESE Business School - Madrid (Spain)

Master in Executive HR Management
Garrigues - Madrid (Spain)

Law Degree
University of Navarra (Spain)

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Ethical leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Change management