Conclusion: A True Academic Entrepreneur
This analysis shows that de la Torre was an imaginative and impactful researcher. However, he was also very much committed to teaching, in particular the internationalization of business school curricula and programmes. He was honoured as Outstanding educator of the year in 2013 by the Academy of Management.
His publications in AIB insights on the first twenty years of AIB dissertation awards (with John Daniels) and his recent two-parter (with Corinne Young) on Global Citizenship and Business Education: Antecedents and Foundations and The role of Business Schools evidence an academic with a real passion for supporting for the next generation of scholars and responsible citizens.
As George Yip writes in his eulogy: “He was a true academic entrepreneur, constantly innovating”. Although I have never had a chance to interact with José, it is clear to me that we have lost we lost a versatile and imaginative academic and a kind-hearted colleague. Let’s continue to capture de la Torre’s spirit of what being a good academic is all about.
Note: This analysis was hindered by the fact that Jose de la Torre did not have a Google Scholar Profile. He also had many namesakes, i.e., scholars with the same name. Therefore, I pieced together his publication record from an old CV and a variety of online sources. Hence, even though this write-up was checked by his co-author Africa Ariño, his profile might not be 100% accurate. If you do find any missing information or inaccuracies, please let me know.
Professor Anne-Wil Harzing
Middlesex University London
AIB Fellows Bibliometrician