Marta Rey-Garcia


Associate Professor in the Marketing Area, Economic Analysis & Business Management Department, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain. She has been teaching full-time at the UDC since 2009, in both graduate (Master degrees) and undergraduate (BA in Business) programs in management. Since 2011 she has been the director of the Inditex Chair of Social Responsibility at the University of A Coruña and of its Postgraduate Course on Social Responsibility and Innovation. Since 2015 she is the academic director of the Global Civil Society Seminar organized by the Rafael del Pino Foundation in collaboration with the Harvard Kennedy School. Her research interests focus on the governance and management of civil society and nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, social innovation and nonprofit marketing. She has authored over 50 publications on these topics, mostly in peer-reviewed international journals. She has participated in several national and EU-funded research projects on those issues (in some of them as the principal investigator): Social Innovation and Civic Engagement (ITSSOIN), European Commission, 7th Framework Programme (2014-2017); European Foundations for Research and Innovation (EUFORI), European Commission, 7th Framework Programme (2012-2014); Instituto de Análisis Estratégico de Fundaciones (INAEF), Asociación Española de Fundaciones (2009-2011). Before becoming an affiliated member of the UDC she held managerial positions in the nonprofit sector. Starting in 1996 she worked for the Pedro Barrie de la Maza Foundation, serving as its managing director until December 2008. She has extensive consulting experience in the nonprofit and foundation sectors.
[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title="Publications"] Rey-Garcia, M., Layton M. D., & Martin-Cavanna, J. (2020): “Corporate Foundations in Latin America”. In Von Schnurbein, G., Roza, L., & Meijs, L. (eds.): Research Handbook on Corporate Foundations. Springer, pp. 167-190. Rey-Garcia, M. (2019). Why foundations flourish: a comparative policy framework to understand policy support for foundations across countries. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice. Rey-García, M., Calvo, N. and Mato-Santiso, V. (2019) "Collective social enterprises for social innovation: Understanding the potential and limitations of cross-sector partnerships in the field of work integration", Management Decision, 57(6), pp. 1415-1440. Rey-Garcia, M. (2018). Rey-Garcia, M. (2018). Foundations in Spain: An International Comparison of a Dynamic Nonprofit Subsector. American Behavioral Scientist, 62(13), pp. 1869-1888. Rey-Garcia, M., Sanzo-Pérez, M.J and Alvarez-González (2018). To found or to fund? Comparing the performance of corporate and non-corporate foundations, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 47(3), pp. 514-536. SANZO PÉREZ, M.J., REY GARCÍA, M., & ÁLVAREZ GONZÁLEZ, L.I  (2017). The impact of professionalization and partnerships on nonprofit productivity, The Service Industries Journal, 37(11-12), pp. 783-799. REY GARCÍA, Marta, LIKET, Kellie C., ÁLVAREZ GONZÁLEZ, L.I., & MAAS, Karen (2017). Back to Basics. Revisiting the relevance of beneficiaries for evaluation and accountability in nonprofits. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 27(4), pp. 493-511. SANZO PÉREZ, M.J., REY GARCÍA, M., & ÁLVAREZ GONZÁLEZ, L.I  (2017). The Drivers of Voluntary Transparency in Nonprofits: Professionalization and Partnerships with Firms as Determinants. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.28(4), 1595-1621. REY GARCÍA, M., & MATO SANTISO, V. (2017). Business-Led Social Innovation in the Work Integration Field: The Role of Large Firms and Corporate Foundations. Business and Management Research. 6(1), 1-12. REY-GARCIA, Marta; ALVAREZ-GONZALEZ, Luis Ignacio & VALLS-RIERA, Ricard (2013). “The evolution of national fundraising campaigns in Spain: nonprofit organizations between the State and emerging civil society”, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Symposium on National Campaigns. Vol. 42, Issue 2, April 2013, pp. 300-321. REY GARCÍA, Marta Y PUIG RAPOSO, Nuria (2013): “Globalization and the Organisation of Family Philanthropy: a case of isomorphism?”, Business History, Special Issue on Long-term Perspectives on Family Business, 55, 2, February 2013, pp. 1019-1046. REY GARCÍA, Marta; MARTÍN CAVANNA, Javier; y ÁLVAREZ GONZÁLEZ, Luis Ignacio (2012):“Assessing and Advancing Foundation Transparency: corporate foundations as a case study”. The Foundation Review. 4:3. Pp. 77-89. REY GARCÌA, Marta y ÁLVAREZ GONZÁLEZ, Luis Ignacio (2011): “Foundations and social economy: conceptual approaches and socio-economic relevance”, CIRIEC-España, Revista de Economía Pública, Social y Cooperativa, nº 73, Special Issue, pp. 61-80 [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title="Awards and distinctions"] 2015 Italian Research in Philanthropy Awards (IRPAs) for the research paper entitled "Professionalization and partnerships with businesses as drivers of foundation performance" 2014 Best Paper Award of the Fourth Conference of the International Network of Business & Management Journals (INBAM) for the research paper entitled “Social innovation and the professionalization of nonprofit organizations” [/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]