Jon Barrutia


Jon Barrutia is Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of the Basque Country. He is also a director of the Economic and Social Council of the Basque Country, and president of the commission for its socioeconomic memory. A Doctor and Professor of Business Economics, he has held various positions outside of academics, such as Director of Universities of the Basque Government, Vice Minister of Universities and Research, member of the board of trustees of DIPC (Donostia International Physics Center), Robotiker, Gaiker, Labein, Tekniker and Inasmet. Within the University, he has been vice-rector for Economic Affairs at the UPV/EHU, secretary of the Institute of Applied Business Economics, vice-dean of the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences, member of the Euskoiker board of trustees, and director of the Department of Financial Economics II.

He participates in Master’s Degrees related to innovation and internationalization, biomedicine, entrepreneurship and business management, and has participated in doctorate and postgraduate studies without interruption since 1990.

In terms of research, his fields of work are focused on Innovation (and specifically on the transfer of scientific knowledge), Social Innovation, Management Training and the design of Higher Education spaces, with more than 70 articles, book chapters and books published in Wos, in Scopus, in Latindex, Repec, Thompson-Civitas, Nova Science, Current Research, Springer and procedural books.

He is on the scientific committee of Management Letters-Cuadernos de Gestión, the editorial board of European Research on Management and Business Economics, the editorial board of Ekonomiaz, and the editorial committee of 360 Journal of Management Sciences of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

He is a regular evaluator of national and international publications, as well as international projects.

In 2007, he was a Senior Associate Member at the European Studies Center of St Antony’s College of the University of Oxford, and has collaborated with the IAE of Bordeaux, and participates in research and evaluation activities with the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), as well as regularly participating in the Administration Sciences program of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) as an evaluator, advisor and member of the doctoral thesis panel.

Discussion Panel: Employment and Technological- Digital Challenge

3 experts on the subject from different areas will discuss the challenges of the technological change in employment during a moderated panel.

  • February 16th

  • 16:15 – 17:00

  • OE Room