Kurt Desender is Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Department of Business Administration at the University Carlos III. He holds a Ph.d in Economics, Management and Organization by the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, and a Bs. in Business Administration by the Catholic University of Leuven. He is also a member of the Editorial Review Board of Corporate Governance - An International Review and deputy director of the Master in Management at the University Carlos III. Previously, he held visiting positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bangor Business School and the University of Bologna.
His research interests lay in the area of strategic management, more specifically, issues related with corporate governance and company management. His work has been published in the Strategic Management journal and the Academy of Management Annals. He has taught strategic management at graduate and undergraduate level at the University Carlos III, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Toulouse Business School at Barcelona and the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. He has received several distinctions both for his research and teaching efforts.