KURT DESENDER
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KURT DESENDER

Associate Professor of Management

Education

Kurt holds a PhD in Business Economics by the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and a Master in Business Administration by the same university. He gained his undergraduate degree in the Catholic University of Leuven.

Research interests


His research interests focus in the area of corporate governance, strategic management, CSR and financial accounting

Selected publications

Surroca, J., Aguilera. R., Desender, K. & Tribó, J.A.: "Is managerial entrenchment always bad and corporate social responsibility always good? A cross‐national examination of their combined influence on shareholder value”, (Strategic Management Journal (forthcoming)

Desender, K., López-Puertas-Lamy, M., Pattitoni, P., Petracci, B.: "Corporate Social Responsibility and Cost of Financing – the Importance of the International Corporate Governance System", Corporate Governance: An International Review (forthcoming)

López-Puertas-Lamy, M., Desender, K., Epure, M.: "Corporate Social Responsibility and the Assessment by Auditors of the Risk of Material Misstatement"Journal of Business Finance & Accounting vol. 44 (9-10), 2017, 1276–1314.

Aguilera, R. V., Desender, K., LopezPuertas-Lamy, M., Lee, J.H.: "The governance impact of a changing investor landscape", Journal of International Business Studies vol. 48 (2), 2017, 195–221.

Desender, K., Aguilera, R. V., LopezPuertas-Lamy, M, Crespi-Cladera, R.: "A Clash of Governance Logics: Foreign Ownership and Board Monitoring", Strategic Management Journal vol. 37 (2), 2016, 349–369.

Aguilera, R., Desender, K., Bednar, M., Lee, J.: " Connecting the Dots: Bringing External Corporate Governance into the Corporate Governance Puzzle", Academy of Management Annals vol. 9 (1), 2015, 483-573.

Desender, K., Aguilera, R. V., Crespi-Cladera, R., Garcia Cestona, M.A.: "When Does Ownership Matter? Board Characteristics and Behavior", Strategic Management Journal vol. 34 (7), 2013, 823–842.

Desender, K., Castro, E., Escamilla de León, S.: "Earnings Management and Culture"The American Journal of Economics and Sociology vol. 70 (3), 2011, 639-670.


Kurt Desender is an Assistant Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Business Administration at the University Carlos III. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009 and 2013. In 2010, he received his PhD degree in Economics, Management and Organization from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. His research interests lay in the areas of Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Strategic Management and Financial Accounting. His work has been published in some of the reference journals in Management, such as Academy of Management Annals, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies. 

Surroca, J., Aguilera. R., Desender, K. & Tribó, J.A.: "Is managerial entrenchment always bad and corporate social responsibility always good? A cross‐national examination of their combined influence on shareholder value”, (Strategic Management Journal (forthcoming)

Desender, K., López-Puertas-Lamy, M., Pattitoni, P., Petracci, B.: "Corporate Social Responsibility and Cost of Financing – the Importance of the International Corporate Governance System", Corporate Governance: An International Review (forthcoming)

López-Puertas-Lamy, M., Desender, K., Epure, M.: "Corporate Social Responsibility and the Assessment by Auditors of the Risk of Material Misstatement"Journal of Business Finance & Accounting vol. 44 (9-10), 2017, 1276–1314.

Aguilera, R. V., Desender, K., LopezPuertas-Lamy, M., Lee, J.H.: "The governance impact of a changing investor landscape", Journal of International Business Studies vol. 48 (2), 2017, 195–221.

Desender, K., Aguilera, R. V., LopezPuertas-Lamy, M, Crespi-Cladera, R.: "A Clash of Governance Logics: Foreign Ownership and Board Monitoring", Strategic Management Journal vol. 37 (2), 2016, 349–369.

Aguilera, R., Desender, K., Bednar, M., Lee, J.: " Connecting the Dots: Bringing External Corporate Governance into the Corporate Governance Puzzle", Academy of Management Annals vol. 9 (1), 2015, 483-573.

Aguilera R. V, Desender, K.: "Gobierno Corporativo: Mapa Actual y Nuevas Tendencias", Informe Situación Social de España 2015, Capítulo 8 (2015). 

Desender, K., Aguilera, R. V., Crespi-Cladera, R., Garcia Cestona, M.A.: "When Does Ownership Matter? Board Characteristics and Behavior", Strategic Management Journal vol. 34 (7), 2013, 823–842.

Aguilera R. V, Desender, K.: "Methodological challenges in comparative corporate governance and strategic issues" in Wang CL, Ketchen D, Bergh D. (ed.) Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, Emerald Group Publishing Limited (2012).

Desender, K., Castro, E., Escamilla de León, S.: "Earnings Management and Culture"The American Journal of Economics and Sociology vol. 70 (3), 2011, 639-670.

Aguilera R. V, Desender K, Kabbach de Castro L.: "A Configurational Perspective on Comparative Corporate Governanc" in SAGE Handbook of Corporate Governance, Sage Publications (2011). 

Desender K.: "The influence of the board composition on enterprise risk management" in Handbook of Research on Enterprise IT Governance, Business Value and Performance Measurement, IGI Global (2010).