Fernández Moya, María


PhD: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Office: F5.6


María Fernández Moya, Associate Professor. María holds a PhD in Economic History from the Complutense University of Madrid. She joined CUNEF faculty in 2011. Previously, she had developed her academic career at IESE Business School and University of Barcelona. Her research focuses on the internationalization of Spanish companies in the long term. Her works have been published in journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Business History, Business History Review, Enterprise & Society or the Revista de Historia Industrial; as well as in prestigious publishers, like Routledge, Marcial Pons, CSIC or Peter Lang. Maria has been a member of the editorial committee of the journal Investigaciones en Historia Económica and served as vicesecretary of the Asociación Española de Historia Económica. Currently, she serves as associate editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business. Her doctoral dissertation won the Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado of Universidad Complutense de Madrid.


PhD Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2015).

MSc Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2006).

Degree Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE)

Research Interests

Business History, Internationalization of Spanish companies, Family Business


Associate Editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business (Open Access, Scopus), since 2021 to present.

Vice secretary of the Asociación Española de Historia Económica, 2019-2021.

Member of the editorial committee of the journal Investigaciones en Historia Económica, 2015-2019.

Researcher, Family Business Chair, IESE Business School, 2007-2012.

Visiting Professor, Universidad de Barcelona, 2010.

Publications in Scientific Journals

Moschieri, Caterina; Fernandez-Moya, María: “A dynamic long-term approach to internationalization: Spanish publishing firms’ expansion and emigrants in Mexico (1939–1977)”, Journal of International Business Studies, 2022.

Fernández Moya, María; Puig, Nuria: "Shaping the rules of the game: Spanish capitalism and the publishing industry under dictatorship (1939–1975)", Business History, 63 (8), 1273-1292, 2021.

Fernández Moya, María: “Multinacionales del castellano. La internacionalización del sector editorial español (1900-2018)”, Colección Historia, Editorial CSIC, 2020.

Fernández Moya, María: “Battling Giants. Spanish Publishing multinationals in the First Global Economy”, Enterprise & Society, 20 (4), 1007-1043, 2019.

Puig, Nuria; Fernández Moya, María: "Going global in fragmented markets: The European publishing industry since the second postwar period”, en B. Bowens, P.Y. Donzé & T. Kurosawa (eds), Industries and Global Competition: A History of Business Beyond Borders, Routledge, 131-152, 2017.

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