Dr. Julen Castillo Apraiz

Visiting Guest Researcher (2014 - present)

Contact: julen.castillo(at)ehu.eus

Short CV:

2006 - Today

Lecturer at UPV/EHU University (Spain

Academic Qualifications

2004

Degree in Management and Business Administration, obtained by UPV/EHU University,        Faculty of Economics and Business (Sarriko, Bilbao)

2006

Degree in Economics, obtained by UPV/EHU University, Faculty of Economics and Business (Sarriko, Bilbao)

2015

International PhD obtained by UPV/EHU. Grade: sobresaliente cum laude

Short description:

Julen Castillo Apraiz graduated with a PhD from the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU with an international doctorate mention. Amongst other research stays, he has recently been a visiting researcher at the Department of Marketing and Management at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and is regularly visiting the Institute of Human Resource Management and Organizations (HRMO) at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). He is a board member of the Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, a member of the Effectiveness of Responsibility Teaching (EFFORT) Erasmus+ project, and a member of the scientific advisory committe of PLS2020 conference, among others.

He has been a reviewer for the European Management Journal, Special Issue 2015: European Management Research Using Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) and the Journal of Business Research, Special Issue 2015: Prediction-Oriented Modeling in Business Research by Means of Partial Least Squares Path Modeling.

Fields of Research

  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • New Teaching Methods
  • PLS Path Modeling Methods

Publications

Journal Articles

2021

Ghasemy, M., Derahvasht, A., & Castillo Apraiz, J. (2021, in press). Antecedents and Consequences of Wandering Scholars' Affect: The Case of Multi-cultural Malaysia in the internationalization Era, Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education.

2020

Castillo-Apraiz, J., De Palma, M., & Arzubiaga, U. (2020). Is the Impact of Sustainability Exploration on Firm Economic Return so Obvious? The Case of Internationalized Spanish Firms Operating in High-Tech and Low-Tech Industries. In Sustainable Innovation: Advocating and Organizing Enterprises Consciously. Routledge.

Castillo-Apraiz, J. & Matey de Antonio, J. (2020). Customizing Competitive Strategy to Entry Timing: Implications for Firm Performance in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Managerial and Decision Economics, 41(6), 976-985.

Castillo-Apraiz, J. & Matey de Antonio, J. (2020). The Mediating Role of Personnel Training between Innovation and Performance: Evidence from the German Pharmaceutical Industry. Cuadernos de Gestión, 20(3), 41-52.

Castillo-Apraiz, J., Richter, N. F., Matey de Antonio, J., & Gudergan, S. (2020). The Role of Competitive Strategy in the Performance Impact of Exploitation and Exploration Quality Management Practices. European Business Review, 33(1), 127-153.

Palma-Ruiz, J. M., Castillo-Apraiz, J., Gómez Martínez, R. (2020). Socially Responsible Investing as a Competitive Strategy for Trading Companies in Times of Upheaval Amid COVID-19: Evidence from Spain. International Journal of Financial Studies, 8(3), 41.

2019

Arzubiaga, U., Castillo-Apraiz, J., & De Palma, M. (2019). Competitive Advantage Development in Family Firms by Transforming Entrepreneurial Orientation into CSR: Evidence from Spain. In Saiz-Álvarez, J. M. & Palma-Ruiz, J. M. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Leadership and Competitive Strategy in Family Business (pp. 112-128). Hershey: IGI Global.

2018

Castillo-Apraiz, J. & Matey de Antonio, J. (2018). Does Quality Pay in the Pharmaceutical Industry? The Mediating Role of Training of Personnel between Quality Management and Performance. Revista de Direccion y Administración de Empresas, 25, 1-16. 

Books & Book Sections

2022

Castillo-Apraiz, J., De Palma, M. and Arzubiaga, U. (2022). Is the impact of sustainability exploration on firm economic return so obvious? The case of internationalized Spanish firms operating in high-tech and low-tech industries, In Entrepreneurship as Practice. Time for More Managerial Relevance. Springer.

2021

Castillo-Apraiz J. (2021) Spain. In: Bustamante S., Pizzutilo F., Martinovic M., Herrero Olarte S. (eds) Corporate Social Responsibility and Employer Attractiveness. CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance. Springer, Cham.

Castillo-Apraiz J. (2021) CSR in Latin Europe: An Overview. In: Bustamante S., Pizzutilo F., Martinovic M., Herrero Olarte S. (eds) Corporate Social Responsibility and Employer Attractiveness. CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance.

Hair, J. F., Sarstedt, M., Ringle, C. M., Gudergan, S., Castillo Apraiz, J., Cepeda Carrión, G. A., & Roldán, J. L. (2021). Manual Avanzado de Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM), OmniaScience Scholar: Terrassa, Barcelona. ISBN: 978-84-122028-7-8

2020

Arzubiaga, U., Castillo-Apraiz, J, & Palma-Ruiz, J. M. (2020). Organizational Learning as a Mediator in the Host-Home Country Similarity-International Firm Performance Link: The Role of Exploration and Exploitation, European Business Review, 33(3), 409-426.

Castillo-Apraiz, J., De Palma, M., & Arzubiaga, U. (2020). Is the Impact of Sustainability Exploration on Firm Economic Return so Obvious? The Case of Internationalized Spanish Firms Operating in High-Tech and Low-Tech Industries. In Sustainable Innovation: Advocating and Organizing Enterprises Consciously. Routledge.

2019

Castillo-Apraiz, J., Arzubiaga, U., & De Palma, M. (2019). Is Being Conservative at Home Whilst Taking Risks Abroad a Suitable Competitive Strategy? The Case of Spanish Family Firms Internationalizing to Mexico. In Saiz-Alvarez, J. M., Leitao, J., & Palma-Ruiz, J. M. (Eds.). Entrepreneurship and Family Business Vitality, Surviving and Flourishing in the Long Term (pp. 257-268). Heidelberg: Springer.

Hair, J. F., Hult, G. T. M., Ringle, C. M., Sarstedt, M., Castillo Apraiz, J., Cepeda Carrión, G. A., & Roldán, J. L. (2019). Manual de Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM). 2nd Edition, OmniaScience Scholar. ISBN: 978-84-947996-2-4

Conference Presentations

Castillo-Apraiz, Julen; Palma-Ruiz, Jesús Manuel; García-Montes, Mauricio Iván (2022) “The Impact of Subjective Norms, Perceived Behavioral Control, and Purchase Intention on Purchase Behavior of Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Products”. 2022 International Conference on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) in Cluj-Napoca, sept. 6-9, 2022.

Castillo Apraiz, J. (2015). Presentation at the 2nd International Symposium on Partial Least Squares Path Modelling - The Conference for PLS Users, Sevilla, Spain.

Castillo Apraiz, J. (2013). Presentation at AEDEM International 2013, Aalen, Germany: Best Paper Award.