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Manuel Fernandez Esquinas Gobernanza e Innovación Económica y Social
Manuel Pérez Yruela Gobernanza e Innovación Económica y Social
telefono T. 957760528
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telefono E. mfernandez@iesa.csic.es
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Manuel Fernandez Esquinas INVESTIGACIÓN

Manuel Fern�ndez-Esquinas is a Research Scientist at the Institute for Advanced Social Studies (IESA), an official centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). He holds a PhD in Sociology and Political Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid. He has been a research fellow under the Spanish National R&D Plan and visiting fellow at Southbank University (UK), the Centre for Research Policy (Australia) and Indiana University (USA).

For 5 years he was the first director of the Applied Studies Unit at the IESA, where he conducted numerous extensive studies on public opinion polls, public policy analysis, social problems and program evaluation. He has also worked as evaluator and consultant for the Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation and several regional governments. He is currently Vice-president for Research of the Spanish Sociological Association (FES) and Spanish delegate at the OECD Committee for Science and Technology Policy.

His research interests lie in the intersection of science policy and the sociology of science and innovation. Over the last years he has worked on several science policy projects related to research training, public research organizations and decision making processes in science policy. His work on the sociology of science has focused on organizational and disciplinary factors affecting the utilization of research. He is particularly interested in the uses of sociology and other social sciences. He has also worked on university-industry relationships, entrepreneurship and the effects of knowledge transfer on firm innovation. Currently he explores the socioeconomic impacts of public research organizations and the emergence of university-industry collaborative research centres.