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David Lopez Batista

Mr David Lopez Batista

PhD Student in Strategy, International Management & Entrepreneurship

Research interests

  • Strategy, International Management and Entrepreneurship


Project Title: The use of social networks within entrepreneurial ecosystems as a vehicle for institutional change in transition economies.

Year of Entry: 2022, Full-Time

Supervisors: Dr Anna Rebmann, Dr Claudia Vecciolini

David Lopez Batista is a PhD Student in Strategy, International Management & Entrepreneurship at King's Business School. 

His research areas of interest cluster around the concept of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, with an academic preference for the study of this construct in the context of emerging and transition economies. In particular, David is interested at understanding how entrepreneurial ecosystems could function as vehicles to facilitate institutional change.

Academic Honours:

2021 King´s Business School Award for Best Dissertation for Strategic Entrepreneurship and Innovation MSc

Previous positions:

From 2016 to 2022, David occupied a position of Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Economics of University of Havana, teaching subjects mostly linked to economic theory.