Department of Strategy and Innovation

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship

Room: KIL/14.A-3.75
José Mata

José Mata is the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Professor of Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School. He holds a Doctorate in Business Economics from Minho University. Before joining CBS, José taught at HEC Lausanne, the Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, and at Lisbon University. He also worked for the Bank of Portugal and served as President of the National Statistical Institute of Portugal.

José’s interests center on the dynamics of markets and firms’ strategies. His research, spanning over the areas of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and International Business, has appeared in major international outlets such as the American Economic ReviewJournal of International Business StudiesResearch Policy, or Strategic Management Journal.

Primary research areas
  • Entrepreneurial strategies
  • Immigrant entrepreneurship
  • Growth and survival of firms
  • Transfer and closure of firms
  • Entry strategies in foreign markets
  • Foreign direct investment and divestment
  • University-firm collaborations
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Selected publications
  • “The survival of firms founded by immigrants: institutional distance between home and host country and experience in the host country”, (with Claudia Alves) Strategic Management Journal, 39 (11), 2965 –2991, 2018
  • “Risky Innovation Strategies” (with Martin W¨orter), Research Policy, 42(2), 495 – 501, 2013.
  • “Foreignness and Exit Over the Life Cycle of Firms” (with Ernesto Freitas), Journal of International Business Studies, 43(7), pp. 615–630, 2012.
  • “Founding Conditions and the Survival of New Firms” (with Paul A. Geroski and Pedro Portugal), Strategic Management Journal, 31, 510–529, 2010.
  • “Counterfactual Decomposition of Changes in Wage Distributions Using Quantile Regressions” (with José A. F. Machado), Journal of Applied Econometrics, 20, 445–465, 2005.
  • “On the Evolution of the Firm Size Distribution: Facts and Theory” (with Lu´ıs Cabral), American Economic Review, 93 (4), 1075–1090, 2003.
  • “The Survival of New Domestic and Foreign Owned Firms” (with Pedro Portugal), Strategic Management Journal, 23 (4), 323-343, 2002.
  • “Closure and Divestiture by Foreign Entrants: The Impact of Entry and Post-Entry Strategies” (with Pedro Portugal), Strategic Management Journal, 21 (5), 549–562, 2000


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José Mata; Paulo Guimarães / Temporary Investment Incentives and Divestment by Foreign Firms
In: Oxford Economic Papers, Vol. 71, No. 1, 1.2019, p. 166-186
Journal article > peer review
José Mata; Claudia Alves / The Survival of Firms Founded by Immigrants : Institutional Distance between Home and Host Country, and Experience in the Host Country.
In: Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 39, No. 11, 11.2018, p. 2965-2991
Journal article > peer review
Luís Santos-Pinto; Adrian Bruhin; José Mata; Thomas Åstebro / Detecting Heterogeneous Risk Attitudes with Mixed Gambles
In: Theory and Decision, Vol. 79, No. 4, 12.2015, p. 573–600
Journal article > peer review
Thomas Åstebro; José Mata; Luís Santos-Pinto / Skewness Seeking : Risk Loving, Optimism or Overweighting of Small Probabilities?.
In: Theory and Decision, Vol. 78, No. 2, 2.2015, p. 189-208
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José Mata; Pedro Portugal / The Termination of International Joint Ventures : Closure and Acquisition by Domestic and Foreign Partners.
In: International Business Review, Vol. 24, No. 4, 8.2015, p. 677-689
Journal article > peer review
Luis Filipe Lages; José Mata; David A. Griffith / Change in International Market Strategy as a Reaction to Performance Decline
In: Journal of Business Research, Vol. 66, No. 12, 12.2013, p. 2600-2611
Journal article > peer review
José Mata; Martin Woerter / Risky Innovation : The Impact of Internal and External R&D Strategies upon the Distribution of Returns.
In: Research Policy, Vol. 42, No. 2, 3.2013, p. 495-501
Journal article > peer review
José Mata; Ernesto Freitas / Foreignness and Exit over the Life Cycle of Firms
In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 43, No. 7, 9.2012, p. 615–630
Journal article > peer review
António Antunes; José Mata; Pedro Portugal / Debt and Extinction of Firms
In: Financial Stability Report, Vol. 15, 5.2011, p. 113-122
Journal article
Paul A. Geroski; José Mata; Pedro Portugal / Founding Conditions and the Survival of New Firms
In: Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 31, No. 5, 5.2010, p. 510-529
Journal article > peer review
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