Business Leadership Observatory

The Business Leadership Observatory is an applied research space which focuses on the current challenges of organizations and offers them tools for innovating, which help to make them fairer and more sustainable 

The Business Leadership Observatory is a space for applied research and a forum for dialogue that develops knowledge, which generates levers of change in the world of work. These transformations are aimed at both managers and those who work under their leadership, so that they achieve a much higher level of personal satisfaction and achievement of business objectives.   

The Observatory commits to focusing on current global and local challenges in order to offer responses and strategies that promote innovation, social transformation, and the well-being of people, through organizations and managers with a vocation for leadership.    

Research, knowledge transfer, and communication are the essential tools of the Observatory, in accordance with the mission and values of the UPF-BSM. 


  • Analyse and study the phenomena and challenges that affect companies in each social and economic context. 
  • Extract the causes, offer good formulas for debate, and provide recommendations. 
  • In this way, generate knowledge and transfer it to companies and society in general.  
  • Promote change towards a more just and equitable society.  



Sílvia Cóppulo

Director of the Business Leadership Observatory

Graduate in Psychology, PhD in Communication.  
Journalist, teacher, and researcher.  
Director of the Business Leadership Observatory, UPF-BSM.
Director and presenter of radio and television programmes, with extensive experience in Catalunya Ràdio and TV3. 
Writer for the Periódico de Catalunya.
Lecturer in Communication and Leadership subjects at the university level (Master in Human Resources Management, UPF-BSM) and for companies and organizations. 

Erola Palau Pinyana


Graduated in International Business and Languages from the Rotterdam Business School, Master of Science in Management and Business Analytics from UPF-BSM.

Related news

Radio Marina. Les dones s'enfronten a feines pitjors. 8 March 2021.

Mó Ibex-35, un vedat de poder econòmic i polític reservat als homes. 8 March 2021.

Regió7. Les dones s'enfronten a feines pitjors. 6 March 2021.

Mó El 90% de l'ocupació femenina creada el 2020 és a mitja jornada. 6 March 2021.

La Xarxa. El risc del teletreball és que pot acabar invisibilitzant les dones. 6 March 2021.

Pime al dia. D'empresàries i directives no cal dir que son dones. 5 March 2021. Els múltiples projectes de Sílvia Cóppulo. 16 February 2021.

Regió 7. Les dones lideren millor i el "glass cliff". 30 January 2021. Entrevista sobre dones i lideratge. 28 January 2021.

El Periódico. Les dones lideren millor i el "glass cliff". 26 January 2021.

Diari de Treball. Les dones lideren millor en pandèmia. 15 January 2021. Les dones lideren millor les empres en temps de pandèmia. 12 January 2021.

Regió7.  "Les dones lideren millor les empreses en temps de pandèmia, segons un estudi". 12 January 2021.

La República. "Les dones lideren millor les empreses en temps de pandèmia, segons l’UPF Barcelona School of Management ". 12 January 2021.

El Nacional. "Es redueix un 23% la donació de trasplantaments d'òrgans per la Covid". 12 January 2021.

Diari de Terrassa. "Les dones lideren millor les empreses en temps de pandèmia". 12 January 2021.

Diari Mes. "Les dones lideren millor les empreses en temps de pandèmia". 12 January 2021.


Articles and interviews

El Periódico de Catalunya. Article “El nuevo director de felicidad”. 19 May 2021.
By Sílvia Cóppulo

Diario de Córdoba. Article “El nuevo director de felicidad” .21 May 2021.
By Sílvia Cóppulo.

El Periódico de Catalunya. Article “Atrapados por la luz azul”. 6 June 2021.
By Sílvia Cóppulo. Also in other publications of the group "Prensa Ibérica".

TV3. Programa “Planta baixa” . 6 July 2021.
On air, interview with Sílvia Cóppulo and chat about "la Desconnexió Digital, un Dret laboral imprescindible per a la Salut".

UPF-BSM. Newsletter and article “La pandèmia digital” 12 July about "la Desconnexió Digital, un Dret laboral imprescindible per a la Salut". By Sílvia Cóppulo and Erola Palau. 

Catalunya Ràdio, programa POPAP, run by Mariola Dinarès. 13 July 2021.
Interview with Sílvia Cóppulo on Dia . On air.

Onda Cero. Gabriela Paoli, collaborating psychologist at the study. 14 July 2021.

PIMEC. Press release. 14 July 2021

MetaData, el diari de Tecnologia en català. Digital newspaper. 14 July 2021.

La República, diari digital. 14 July 2021.

La Vanguardia, diari. 14 July 2021.

RAC1. El món a Rac 1. (Jordi Basté) 14 July 2021.
at  8:27am.

Europa Press, agency.  14 July 2021.

ACN, Agència Catalana de Notícies. 14 July 2021.

La Mañana, newspaper. 14 July 2021., digital newspaper . 15 July 2021.

Diari Més, digital newspaper . 16 July 2021.

El Nacional, digital newspaper . 16 July 2021.

Revista Poble, digital newspaper . 16 July 2021.

Diari de Girona, newspaper. 17 July 2021.

Catalunya Ràdio. Catalunya informació. Report. 18 July.  Carles Prunera interviews Sílvia Cóppulo. On air., digital newspaper. 18 July 2021. 

Regió 7, newspaper. 19 July 2021.

Cadena Ser. Programa “La ventana”. Gabriela Paoli, makes reference. 20 July 2021.

El economista. 21 July 2021.

Diario Signo. 26 July 2021.

El Periódico. Reportatge sobre Desconnexió Digital.  Online on 26 July . Paper on 27 July 2021. 

El dia, digital newspaper. 1 August 2021.

Diari de Tarragona, 2 August 2021.


Master in Human Resources Management. 
The Master teaches  the functioning of a Personnel Department, payroll, contracts, worker agreements, internal communication, selection, recruiting, retention and management of talent, prevention of occupational risks, labour relations, career plans, development plans for managers, training plans, coaching, etc.


Sílvia Cóppulo Martinez
Director of the Business Leadership Observatory

+34 638 68 18 10 and +34 626 036 182