Alex Coad is Professor at CENTRUM-Católica Graduate Business School (Lima, Peru), and is interested in research areas of firm performance, entrepreneurship, strategy, and innovation policy. Alex has published over 60 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, such as Economica, Journal of Business Venturing, Research Policy, and Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. According to Google-scholar, Alex has over 5000 citations and an H-index of 34. Alex is Editor at the journals 'Research Policy' (Financial Times Top 50 list of journals for Business Schools) and 'Small Business Economics', and Associate Editor for 'Industrial and Corporate Change' (Oxford University Press). In December 2016, Alex received the 2016 Nelson Prize at University of California Berkeley.