Montpellier Business School

Dr. Leyva de la Hiz Dante Ignacio

Leyva de la Hiz Dante Ignacio
Fonction Associate Professor
Research themes Management
Teaching department Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Technology, Innovation, Management

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Short Bio

Dr. Dante I. Leyva-de la Hiz works as Associate Professor of Sustainability and Innovation Management at Montpellier Business School (department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy). Originally from Spain, he obtained an International PhD with externally-funded research visits at the ETH University (Zurich, Switzerland) and the George Washington University (Washington D.C., United States).

Also accredited as “Profesor Titular” by the Spanish accreditation system (ANECA), Dante Leyva has elaborated a number of courses in strategy, innovation and sustainability, which have been taught at different levels (undergraduate, postgraduate, and MBA-Executive) and in several countries (Spain, France, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Peru). Regarding research, Dante Leyva serves as international external jury in PhD dissertations, and his works are published in journals like Technovation; Technological Forecasting and Social Change; Organization & Environment; Business Strategy and the Environment; Journal of Cleaner Production; C.S.R. and Environmental Management; Business Research Quarterly; Management Learning; and Journal of Business Ethics, a journal included in the Financial Times FT50 list, where Dante Leyva has led two publications joining innovation and ethics. Prior to the academia, Dante Leyva worked as auditor for Deloitte.

Dante Leyva is an active member of the Organization and Natural Environment (ONE) division of the Academy of Management, where he has co-directed the communications team. The ONE division groups the best sustainability scholars worldwide, and serves as an exchange forum of research activities, teaching advancements, and international collaboration. Concerned with the impact good sustainable practices can have in our society, Dante Leyva also participates in several initiatives like Montpellier Business School’s sustainability week, workshops for sustainable awareness in primary schools, and forums between University and Enterprise.

Selected intellectual contributions

Leyva-de la Hiz D.I. & Sanchez Sanchez C.R. 2022. Les entreprises accordent une attention variable aux différents objectifs de développement durable. The conversation. April 14. []

Ahmadova G., Delgado-Márquez B., Pedauga L. & Leyva-de la Hiz D.I. 2022. Too good to be true. The inverted U-shaped relationship between home-country digitalization and environmental performance. Ecological Economics, 196: 107393. [ ]

Suarez-Perales I., Valero-Gil J., Leyva-de la Hiz D.I., Rivera-Torres P. & Garcés-Ayerbe C. 2021. Educating for the future: How higher education in environmental management affects pro-environmental behaviour. Journal of Cleaner Production, 321: 128972.

Whittingham K., Earle A., Leyva-de la Hiz D. I. & Argiolas A. Forthcoming. Beacons of hope or ships in the night? The impact of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals on corporate sustainability reporting. Business Research Quarterly.

Leyva-de la Hiz D.I. & Bolivar-Ramos, M.T. 2022. The inverted U relationship between green innovative activities and firms’ market-based performance: the impact of firm age. Technovation, 110: 102372.

Leyva-de la Hiz D. I. Forthcoming. Actuando en el presente para que exista un futuro. Las innovaciones medioambientales. In Responsabilidad Social Empresarial. Un compromiso con los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible. Cátedra Santander de Responsabilidad Social Corporativa.

Leyva-de la Hiz D. I., Aragon-Correa J. A. & Earle, A. G. 2022. Innovating for good in opportunistic contexts: The case for firms’ environmental divergence. Journal of Business Ethics, 176(4): 705-721.

Tiwari A.K., Abakah E.J.A., Le T. & Leyva-de la Hiz D.I. 2021. Markov-switching dependence between artificial intelligence and carbon price: The role of policy uncertainty in the era of the 4th industrial revolution and the effect of COVID-19 pandemic. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 163: 120434.

Leyva-de la Hiz D. I. 2019. Environmental innovations and policy network styles: The influence of pluralism and corporativism. Journal of Cleaner Production, 232: 839 -847.


Graduate and undergraduate level:
Sustainable Innovation Development
Sustainable tech entrepreneurship project
Innovation Management

MBA-Executive education:
Strategic Innovation Management
Strategic Management
Strategic Marketing.

Teaching countries: Spain, France, Dominican Republic, Colombia.

Additional informations

More information about Dr. Dante I. Leyva-de la Hiz can be found in his Linkedin and Google Scholar profiles.

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