Africa Ariño is Professor of the Strategic Management Department at IESE Business School, University of Navarra (Spain), where she holds the Joaquim Molins Figueras Chair of Strategic Alliances. At IESE, she has served as Deputy Dean for Faculty, Head of the Strategic Management Department, and Director of the Ph.D. Program. She was elected Fellow of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) in 2015, and currently serves as its president.
Professor Ariño’s research interests include the governance and management of inter-organizational relationships, with particular emphasis on strategic alliance design and dynamics. Her research has been published in journals such as Global Strategy Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal, among others. She is author of numerous contributions in publications aimed at a managerial audience, such as California Management Review and The Academy of Management Executiv. She is co-author of the book Entrepreneurial Alliances (with Jeffrey J. Reuer, and Paul Olk), and co-editor of Strategic alliances: Governance and contracts (with Jeffrey J. Reuer) and Creating value through international strategy (with P. Ghemawat and J.E. Ricart).
Prof. Ariño has served as Associate Editor of Academy of Management Discoveries, European Management Review, and Global Strategy Journal. A current member of the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal, in the past she served in the editorial boards of Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, and Journal of Management Studies, among others.