Higher Purpose

The EU-Asia Globiz is a multidisciplinary research center providing thoughtful insights and leadership grounded in the exploration of strategic business opportunities and endogenous management knowledge for the prosperity of organizations and nations in the global economy.
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Higher Purpose

To foster economic and human development through the generation, dissemination and exchange of business, scientific and philosophical knowledge. 

Mission

To equip people and organizations with skills and capabilities required to successfully tackle the Asian challenge with a European perspective. 

Vision

To become a leading center of world-class reference on EU-Asia business cooperation and emerging markets issues.

Values 

Passion for Asia

People-oriented

(business as a tool for improving society)

Focus on results

Scientific rigor

Multidisciplinary approach

Service vocation

Objectives

  • To be a reference institution when it comes to high quality applied research on relevant Asian business-related issues at the intersection between internationalization, innovation and development.
  • To cultivate talented students and professionals through graduate and executive training and coaching, internship programs and networking events.
  • To transfer and share knowledge by means of organizing workshops, conferences, seminars and guest lectures on state-of-the-art topics.
  • To foster cooperation with European and Asian international business and academic partners as well as governmental institutions and NGOs.
  • To proactively contribute to the public and policy debate and economic and social understanding on issues concerning the raise of Asia and its implications for the local, national, regional and global economy.

Team

Josep M. Coll

Director

Josep M. Coll is a global business practitioner and researcher working at the intersection between international business, marketing, entrepreneurship, innovation and development. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Maastricht School of Management (Maastricht University), Associate Professor at Blanquerna Faculty of Communications and International Relations, Research Associate at the Business and Brand Marketing Research Center from Yonsei University School of Business, and Senior Research Associate at CIDOB Barcelona Centre for International Affairs. He is a Graduate in Business Management and Administration, Master in Applied Economics of European Integration, doctoral program at Hanyang University and PhD in International Relations from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

He is the former founding director of the Government of Catalonia (Spain) Business Promotion Centre in South Korea, where he advised businesses on internationalisation, innovation and foreign direct investment. He has an extensive international career, centered in Asia, where he has been an associate professor in international business, marketing and innovation at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and visiting professor at the European Executive Training Program at Yonsei University School of Business, a program funded by the European Commission.

Since 2008, he works as a senior expert and project evaluator for the European Commission in economic development. He has worked in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe and he has advised more than hundred companies and private and public organisations. Dr. Coll held various marketing management positions in industry, consultancy and services sectors.

Jordi del Bas

Head of International Development

Jordi del Bas is an economist specialized in development as well as in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems and methodologies. He is an accredited trainer on Evaluation by the European Commission and has worked as a Team Leader and Lead Expert in several UNDP and UNFPA country, regional and worldwide thematic evaluations. He has been a member of the External Results-Oriented Monitoring (ROM) Team of the European Commission since 2003 and has assessed development projects and programmes implemented by a wide array of agencies (UN, NGOs, research institutes, private sector) in more than fifty countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Jordi has also extensive experience working in private sector development initiatives, both directly with enterprises and with government-related bodies. He lived and worked in China for five years as a business development expert and previously as a Trade Promotion officer in the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade in Hong Kong. The former position included tasks such as setting up internal monitoring systems to enhance quality standards and competitiveness of Chinese Small and Medium Enterprises exporting to the European market. He has been an associate professor of the Complutense University in Madrid for the last 5 years, where he delivers a module on economic development and poverty reduction in Asia in the framework of the Masters degree in Development Aid and International Cooperation.

He holds a degree in Business as well as a degree in Economics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.

Hanbin Yu Lee

Project Manager

Hanbin Yu Lee is an international business consultant specialized in business and marketing for Asian companies in European markets. He is a graduate in Psychology for the University of Westminster and Master of Science in Psychology from the University College London in the United Kingdom.

He has been consulting Asian companies in the IT and construction fields and organizing business cooperation events with business associations, governmental agencies and chambers of commerce from Europe and Asia. Previously, he held internship positions for engineering and business consulting firms in the energy and construction sectors in Spain and South Korea. He has been president of different social and student organizations in Spain and the UK and he has conducted social work in developing countries in Latin America.

Research Associates

Associate members and visiting scholars are key to contribute to expanding the scope of research undertaken at EU-Asia Global Business Research Centre and help promote networking and contacts with international academics, business and institutions.

Advisory Committee

In the Advisory Board there is an important flow of ideas and knowledge from remarkable scholars, business representatives and public officials to the Centre, and an active dissemination of research results to companies and public entities from the Centre.

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  • It was founded in 1957, and it was one of the first Spanish institution to provide manager training to the business community through open and In Company programmes.
  • EADA is a private and independent institution.
  • To date, over 120,000 partcipants from over 50 countries have confided their training to us, testimony to EADA’s level of innovation and prestige among Spanish business schools.

 

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EADA holds the European Quality Label. This quality accreditation is awarded to institutions that meet strict EQUIS quality standards.

This year EADA has completed successfully the 3 years EQUIS reaccreditation process.

EADA’s MBA programmes possess AMBA accreditation, awarded by “the Association of MBA’s”. It represents an international network of the globally most renowned business schools.

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This year EADA has successfully completed the 5 year AMBA reaccreditation process.

Executive Education In Company Programmes | 66th in the world

Masters in Finance | 21st in the world

Executive Education Open Programmes | 61st in the world

Global Masters in Management | 20th in the world

  • 6th in the world in the academic area of General Management
  • 6th in the world in the academic area of CSR
  • 11th in Career Progress

 

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EADA participates in PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) a United Nations initiative.

“I encourage manager training institutions to all work together to ensure that business science supports and embraces concepts such as sustainability and corporate citizenship.

” As professors you can ensure that the leaders of tomorrow understand that long term growth is linked to its social and environmental impact.”

“As researchers you can produce research which leads to innovation and can help to recognise the benefits of being a socially responsible business.”

“As leaders in the education sector you can help to make others aware of the challenges, the opportunities and the responsibilities of everything that is dealt within your classrooms.”

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General

Barcelona

Life in Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain. Surrounded by an extensive metropolitan area, it has 1,770,000 inhabitants. Two thousand years of history have left their mark on the city in its architectural, artistic and cultural heritage. Its superb international connections, climate, and cosmopolitan atmosphere make Barcelona the fine city it is.

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In Barcelona, as in the rest of Catalonia, Catalan and Spanish (both Latin-based) co-exist as official languages. Everyone speaks Spanish, although most people also use Catalan. The Catalan and Spanish languages live side by side in harmony, and students will have no problem getting around Barcelona with Spanish. As a cosmopolitan city, there are also an increasing number of businesses and services offered in English and other international languages are spoken.

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Barcelona is on the Mediterranean coast, and as a coastal city, it has a warm, humid and sunny climate ideal for outdoor activities. Inhabitants can usually swim at the beach from spring to early autumn. Summer sees highs of 30 ° C, and in winter the thermometer can occasionally drop to 5° C.

As of January 2002, the Euro is the official currency of the European Union and is therefore the currency in Spain.

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Business in Barcelona

According to Cushman & Wakefield’s 2010 survey of international companies, Barcelona ranks among the top five best European cities to locate a business today. Key factors in companys’ rating included easy access to customers/clients, availability of quality staff, effective telecommunications networks and transport links with other cities. Barcelona was also ranked the number 1 city in terms of quality of life for employees.

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Barcelona has a highly diversified economic structure, in contrast with other major cities that are heavily reliant on one or two sub-sectors. It has specialised industrial sectors that are competitive and focused on exports, including the automotive, consumer electronics, chemical and pharmaceutical, food and energy industries. Corporate services, cultural industries, audio-visual production, information and communication technology (ICT), biotechnology and the aerospace industry are currently on the rise in Barcelona. Meanwhile, trade, logistic services, restaurants and catering, medical services, design and advertising, among others, already boast a long tradition in the city.

Barcelona’s economic dynamism, its strategic position in the South of Europe and a clearly-consolidated international projection have turned the economic area of Barcelona into a platform of economic activities, a driving force behind development in Southern Europe, especially oriented towards new, emergent, competitive and international sectors with an uninterrupted growth of their foreign markets.