Magdalena Kapelko and Wei Yan, new members of INNOGROUP

Última actualización: 27/09/2013

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Last Friday, December 17th, INNOGROUP’s committee of management unanimously authorized Magdalena Kapelko and Wei Yan to join the groups INFOINNOVA-UC3M and ENVINNOVA-UC3M respectively.

Magdalena Kapelko is a visiting professor in the Department of Business Administration at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where she teaches Managerial Accounting. She holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Management from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain) and she graduated from European Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Business Management. During her PhD she did research stay at Växjö University (Sweden). Magdalena holds a MSc in Management and Marketing from Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland), and a MSc in Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Business Management from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain). She benefited from doctoral scholarship from Generalitat de Cataluña, research grant from Asociación Catalana de Contabilidad y Dirección.

Her research interests include the measurement of firm performance, efficiency and productivity analysis (with special attention to firms from the textile and clothing industry), intangible resources, strategy, and entrepreneurship. Magdalena's works were published in prestigious journals such as Fibres and Textiles in Eastern Europe and Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, and one her papers received the European Council for Small Business - José Mª Veciana Award. In addition, her articles were presented in various national and international conferences, and she has served as reviewer for European Journal of Operational Research. During her first months of membership, she will contribute to INNOGROUP's efforts for internationalization and visibility by intending to publish her article "Intangible resources and efficiency. A comparison of Polish and Spanish textile and clothing industry" in Argumenta Oeconomica, and "Productivity change of international textile and clothing firms: An application of Malmquist index with bootstrap" in European Journal of Operational Research as well.

On the other hand, Magdalena is determined to go deeper in her research on the efficiency of Jaén's cooperatives, alongside Manuel Núñez Nickel. Both of them plan to present the results of this project in the 24th European Conference on Operational Research, 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, and the 10th International Conference Modern Building Materials, Structures and Techniques on July, September and May, 2010.


Wei Yan is a PhD student in the Department of Business Administration and Quantitative Methods of Universidad Carlos III since September 2008, when he got his Master's Degree in Business Administration and Quantitative Methods. Currently, he is a teaching assistant and researcher at the same department. He also has a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish Studies from Nanjing University in China, where he was the president of the Association of International Communication from 2003 to 2005.

His proffessional activity has been focused on financial advising, both for the Economic and Trade Office of Spain in Shangai (July 2006 to August 2006) and for the Chamber of Commerce of Jiangsu Province in China (November 2005 to January 2006). Nowadays, he enjoys a fellowship for PhD students training from the Carlos III University of Madrid, and previously he obtained a People's Fellowship from the Nanjing University (2002-2006), where he was awarded the Excelent Graduate  Prize in 2006.


On the other hand, Eduardo Melero, Jaime Ortega and Neus Palomeras from INNOMARK, Juan Manuel García Lara, Encarnación Guillamón and Lluís Santamaría from INFOINNOVA, and Míriam Sánchez Manzanares from EQUINNOVA, leave the group because of other commitments. All the members appreciate their fruitfull work during the last two years.