Marta Elvira
Professor in IESE’s Departments of Strategic Management and Managing People in Organizations.
She has two dominant research interests. The first centers on the field of social inequality and human capital development, where she analyzes the political and economic processes involved in the design of organizational reward structures and the dual impact of incentive pay and promotion systems on employee earnings and performance. Her second research stream focuses on how family-owned businesses act as economic drivers through their environmental, social and governance processes, with an emphasis on employment, diversity and digitalization. She has received grants from the European Commission Marie Curie Program and the Spanish Ministry of Innovation for the financing of these projects.

Before joining IESE, she was a tenured professor of organizational behavior at the University of California-Irvine Graduate School of Management and INSEAD. Her research has been published in prominent outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of World Business and Industrial Relations. She is the author of numerous book chapters and co-editor of three books.