Esther Ferrandiz is a tenured professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Cadiz. She is PhD in Economics (2013) with qualification “Outstanding Cum Laude”. Research Award (2014) from the University of Cádiz. Her main lines of research includes the economics of scientific and technological knowledge and open innovation. She has published in several journals indexed in the ISI Web of Science, including the following: Journal of Business Research, Scientometrics, European Planning Studies.