Dr. Ariño received her PhD in Management from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
She is professor and head of the Strategic Management Department at IESE Business School, University of Navarra (Spain).
She is the Academic Director of the Research Centre on Globalization and Strategy at IESE Business School.
In the past, she served as Deputy Dean for Faculty, and as Director of the PhD. Program. She is specialized in Strategic Alliance Management, particularly in their structural design, process issues and evolutionary aspects of the inter-partner relationship.
Her research has been published in first world-level academic journals such as Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Management, among others. Also, she is author of numerous contributions in publications aimed at a managerial audience, such as California Management Review or The Academy of Management Executive.
She is the co-author of the book Entrepreneurial Alliances (with Jeffrey J. Reuer and Paul Olk), co-editor of two other volumes: Strategic alliances: Governance and contracts (with Jeffrey J. Reuer) and Creating value through international strategy (with P. Ghemawat and J.E. Ricart).
She is Associate Editor of Academy of Management Discoveries and Global Strategy Journal, and serves or has served as a member of the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, and European Management Review.