Antonio joined Bath Spa University as Senior Lecturer in Business and Management in April 2016. He had previously developed his academic career at Carlos III University (Spain) for over a decade.
His teaching includes Entrepreneurship and the application of Design Thinking to successful business innovation. His expertise bridges the fields of Entrepreurship, Strategic Management, and Innovation Management, with a focus on sustainable value creation as the ultimate source of competitive advantage. He has also published world-class research in the field of family business, including the most-read article on Family Business Review in 2016-17.
His current research projects explore the ability of firms - particularly new ventures and SMEs - to integrate disperse sources of technological knowledge into an effective and efficient innovation process.
- PhD Business (Strategic Management), Carlos III University (Madrid)
- MSc Social Research Methods, London School of Economics and Political Science
- MPhil Management, Complutense University (Madrid)
- BA Business, Carlos III University (Madrid)
- BA Law, Carlos III University Madrid.
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
- Design Thinking
- Creative Enterprise.
Areas of expertise
- Family business
- Strategic management
- Innovation and research and development management.
PhD Research supervision
My research background is rather eclectic, and I am always open to engage with new research ideas, as long as they are interesting. I am particularly keen on topics where significant contributions to theory can be made. I expect PhD candidates should disseminate their research in international conferences and subsequently publish it in a leading international journal.
Current research topics include:
- Open innovation
- Family Businesses
- Internationalization of R&D and innovation.
However, I am open to supervise dissertation in other topics, as long as they are relevant and intellectually challenging.
My background is quantitative methods, in particular:
- panel data models such as:
- mixed-effects models
- generalised method of moments
- survival analysis and
- multivariate analysis such as:
- cluster analysis
- factor analysis
- multivariate regression.
Research and academic outputs
Does family involvement in management reduce the risk of business failure? The moderating role of entrepreneurial orientation
Revilla, A.J, Pérez-Luño, A and Nieto, M.J (2016) 'Does family involvement in management reduce the risk of business failure? The moderating role of entrepreneurial orientation.' Family Business Review, 29 (4). pp. 365-379. ISSN 0894-4865
Ruiz, B, García, J.A and Revilla, A.J (2016) 'Antecedents and consequences of bank reputation: a comparison of the United Kingdom and Spain.' International Marketing Review, 33 (6). pp. 781-805. ISSN 0265-1335
Differentiating the workforce: the performance effects of using contingent labor in a context of high-performance work systems
Stirpe, L, Bonache, J and Revilla, A.J (2014) 'Differentiating the workforce: the performance effects of using contingent labor in a context of high-performance work systems.' Journal of Business Research, 67 (7). pp. 1334-1341. ISSN 0148-2963
Revilla, A.J and Fernandez, Z (2013) 'The dynamics of company profits: a latent growth model.' Strategic Organization, 11 (2). pp. 180-204. ISSN 1476-1270
Revilla, A.J and Fernandez, Z (2012) 'The relation between firm size and R&D productivity in different technological regimes.' Technovation, 32 (11). pp. 609-623. ISSN 0166-4972