Our Visiting Scholars

The Visiting Scholars program welcomes researchers interested in spending time at Northeastern University’s Center for Emerging Markets in collaboration with faculty doing research on emerging markets. Visits range from a few days to a year and are open to junior and senior scholars—including Ph.D. students and senior faculty, such as chaired or full professors with an interest in emerging markets. Those interested are requested to contact one or more faculty members at Northeastern University with whom they would be interested in developing a joint research program and who could act as the scholar’s sponsor.

Distinguished Visiting Scholars

Daniel Shapiro

Daniel Shapiro is Professor of Global Business Strategy and Dean Emeritus at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business in Canada. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University.
Research interests: Global strategy, MNE’s from emerging economies, corporate ownership and governance
Visiting period: Nov. 2016 & Jan.-Feb. 2017
Email: dshapiro@sfu.ca 


Helena Barnard

Helena Barnar is a professor at GIBS and responsible for the GIBS doctoral programme. She has served on the organizing committee for the Academy of Management Africa conference at GIBS; and the editorial board of the Global Strategy Journal. She is the Academy of International Business (AIB) Vice President for Administration (2017 to 2020).
Research interests: Global innovation systems, internationalization of emerging market firms, knowledge flows in organizations
Visiting period: Summer 2017
Email: barnardh@gibs.co.za


Antonio Majocchi

Antonio Majocchi is Full Professor of International Business and Strategy, Department of Economics and Business, at the University of Pavia in Italy. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Bocconi University and has a degree in Economics from Facoltà di Economia, Pavia University.
Research interests: Family firms and international business, location strategies by MNCs, export determinants.
Visiting period: August-December 2016
Email: antonio.majocchi@unipv.it 


Aya Chacar

Aya Chacar earned her PhD in Management from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Master of Business Administration, Finance, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Saint Joseph, Mansourieh, Lebanon.
Research interests: Business Policy and Strategy, Innovation, Management of Innovation and Change, Pharmaceutical Industry, Technological Innovation, Utility Industry, Value Creation
Email: chacara@fiu.edu


Roberta Rabelloti

Roberta Rabelloti is Full Professor, Department of Political and Social Sciences, at the Università di Pavia in Italy. She earned her PhD in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, and she holds an Msc in Development Economics, from the University of Oxford.
Research interests: MNEs from Emerging countries
Visiting period: Fall 2015
Email: roberta.rabellotti@unipv.it


Miguel Montoya

Miguel Montoya is Professor of International Competitiveness & Economics and Dean of Graduate School at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Guadalajara, Mexico. He received his Ph.D. in Apply Economics from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain) and BA in Economics from University of Guadalajara.
Research interests: Innovations in Business for Base of the Pyramid, with a particular interest in emerging markets. He also analyses regulation of utilities in Latin-American.
Visiting period: Fall 2014, Spring 2014
Email: mmontoya@itesm.mx 


Kazuhiro Asakawa

Kaz Asakawa is the Mitsubishi Chaired Professor of Management at the Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University. He received his PhD from INSEAD; his MBA from Harvard University; and his BA summa cum laude from Waseda University.
Research interests: Innovation and R&D management of multinational corporations, cross-border knowledge sourcing and leveraging, subsidiary evolution, and autonomy-control dynamics
Visiting period: Summer 2014
Email: asakawa@kbs.keio.ac.jp


Pavida Pananond

Pavida Pananond is Associate Professor of International Business at Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University. She received her Ph.D. in Economics (International Business) from the University of Reading (UK), MBA from McGill University (Canada), and BA in Accounting from Chulalongkorn University (Thailand).
Research interests: Internationalization of firms, with a particular interest in emerging market multinationals. She also analyses competitive strategies of Thai and Southeast Asian firms, outward foreign direct investment from Thailand, Southeast Asia, and intra-A foreign direct investment
Visiting period: Summer 2014
Email: pavida@tbs.tu.ac.th 


Grazia Santangelo

Grazia Santangelo is Professor of Economics at the University of Catania (Italy). She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Reading University (UK). She was president of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) in 2007, and has served on the EIBA board since 2004 as an Italian national representative. She is the author of Innovation in Multinational Corporations in the Information Age (Elgar), and has published articles in Research Policy, J. of Evolutionary Economics, IBR, JWB, Transnational Corporations and other important journals.
Research interests: International knowledge creation and sourcing, location strategies and linkages creation by MNEs, and innovation management, particularly in emerging markets
Visiting period: Fall 2013, Spring 2012
Email: grsanta@unict.it


Klaus Meyer

Klaus Meyer is Professor of Strategy and International Business, CEIBS. He received his Ph.D. in Economics/International Business from the London Business School.
Research interests: Strategies of Foreign Investors in Emerging economies, Global Strategy, MNE’s from Emerging Economies
Visiting period: January – February 2013
Email: kmeyer@ceibs.edu


Vlad Vaiman

Vlad Vaiman is Professor of international management and director of graduate programs at School of Business, Reykjavik U., Iceland. He received his Ph.D. in Multicultural Management from University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and his MBA from the University of Wyoming. He is a consultant to major organizations in many countries and is the co-founder and an executive editor of the European Journal of International Management. He is also the author of Smart Talent Management (with C. Vance) and Talent Management of Knowledge Workers; and he has published in AMLE, AMP, JIBS and HRM, among others.
Research interests: Cultural differences and their influences on leadership, motivation and talent management in multinational companies, particularly in emerging markets
Visiting period: Spring 2012
Email: vlad@ru.is 


Other Visiting Scholars

Maria Andrea De Villa Correa
Universidad EAFIT School of Management, Antioquia, Colombia
Research interests: Development of adaptive political capabilities by EMNEs in emerging markets of high political risk.
Visiting period: Jan.-July 2019

Njal Anderson
PhD student, Department of Leadership & Organization, BI Norwegian School of Management

Research interests: Researching expatriation with Paula Caligiuri
Visiting period: Dec. 2018-June 2019

Bernardo Frossard da Silva
COPPEAD School of Business
Research interests: Government support policies for firms internationalization with focus on outward foreign direct investment support: direct financing, fiscal incentives, insurance, informational provision and international agreements.
Visiting period: Sept. 2018-Jan. 2019

Svetlana Flankova
Doctoral student, St. Gallen University (Switzerland)
Research interests: “The impact of corporate governance and institutions on multinational enterprises’ climate change-related reporting”
Visiting period: Aug.-Sept. 2018

Paula Marie Infantes Sanchez
Doctoral student, Universitat de les Illes Balears
Research interests: Business groups operating within emerging markets
Visiting period: March-July 2018

Renata Laczi
PhD candidate, Economics & Management of Technology, University of Pavia

Research interests: Research project with Ellie Banalieva
Visiting period: March-July 2018

Ilir Haxhi
Assistant Professor of Strategy & Corporate Governance, Amsterdam Business School, Faculty of Economics & Business

Research interests: International business, corporate governance, corporate political activity, new ventures and entrepreneurship
Visiting period: Spring 2017-Spring 2018

Lilach Trabelsi
Doctoral student, Bocconi University

Research interests: “Coopetition and sustainability: What lies beneath”
Visiting period: Oct.-Dec. 2017

Maral Muratbekova-Touron
Professor of Strategy, Organization Behaviour, and Human Resources at ESCP Europe

Research interests: Handling pressure of community logic: the impact of clan ties on recruitment and selection in Kazakhstan
Visiting period: Fall 2017

Alessandro Merendino
Researcher at the Center for Business in Society, Coventry University

Research interests: The positive effects of conflicts in the boardroom
Visiting period: Fall 2017

Alicia Rodriguez Marquez
Assistant Professor, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Juridicas Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Research interests: Internationalization, offshoring, innovation, knowledge-intensive services, technology cooperation, business competitiveness
Visiting period: Summer 2017

Ryan Federo
Doctoral candidate, Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics, ESADE Business School

Research interests: Governance of intergovernmental organizations, drawing on strategy research, particularly organizational theories and corporate governance literature
Visiting period: Jan.-April 2017

Tobias Coutinho Parente
PhD student, Strategic Management, University of Sao Paulo

Research interests: Corporate governance, family firms, decision-making and strategy in emerging markets
Visiting period: Sept. 2016-March 2017

Dirk Michael Boehe
Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy, School of Management and Marketing, University of Adelaide, Australia

Research interests: International diversification strategies, CSR and Corporate Governance in international business
Visiting period: January-June 2016

(Kelly) Xing Chen
PhD student, Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Research interest: Corporate governance, international business, and strategy in emerging economies
Visiting period: Fall 2015

Matilde D’Amelio
PhD student, International Business and Development Economics, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic of Milan

Research interests: MNEs and provision of collective goods in countries affected by institutional voids, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan region
Visiting period: Fall 2015

Lars Matysiak
Assistant Professor, School of Management and Economics, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

Research interests: Competitive advantages and performance of MNEs, particularly how MNEs attain and sustain resources and capabilities that give them competitive advantages in their home country and in different host countries and regions
Visiting period: Spring 2015, Fall 2014

Lucilene K. R. Bandeira
Professor, Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil

Research interests: Multinationals’ behavior, particularly how Brazilian multinationals create innovation, understanding the link between their innovative capacity and their international expansion
Visiting period: January 2015

Stephanie L. Wang
PhD student, Strategy and International Business, School of Business Administration, University of Miami

Research interests: Capability upgrading and internationalization strategy, mainly contextualized through emerging market multinationals
Visiting period: Spring 2014

Li Dai
Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Loyola Marymount University

Research interests: firm strategy in difficult contexts, economic geography, bottom of the pyramid strategies, and microfoundations of strategy (e.g., entrepreneurship)
Visiting period: Fall 2014

Kiattichai Kalasin
Lecturer, College of Management, Mahidol University
Research interests: Emerging-Economy MNEs, Path-breaking change, State-owned enterprises
Visiting period: Aug. 15-Dec. 15, 2014

Sathyajit Gubbi
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Research interests: Strategies pursued by firms in the emerging economies, Strategic Management and International Business
Visiting period: Summer 2014

Yingying Zhang
Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business, Complutense University of Madrid
Research interests: Expansion of multinationals from emerging markets, especially Chinese firms
Visiting period: Spring 2014

Carlos Aveline
Professor of Finance, School of Management, Universidade Nove de Julho – São Paulo
Research interests: International auditing in the Southern Cone (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay), the U.S. and Caribbean (Miami, New York, Cayman Islands), Europe (Portugal, Spain, England and Luxembourg) and Asia (Japan)
Visiting period: Spring 2014

Tamara Stucchi
PhD student, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Department of Strategic Management

Research interests: Internationalization by Indian firms
Visiting period: Spring 2012, Fall 2011

Marion Vieu
PhD student, Aix-Marseille University, France Center in Logistics and Strategy

Research interests: Internationalization process of EMNEs in the context of South-North FDI – France’s Case
Visiting period: Fall 2011

Huaichuan Rui
Senior Lecturer, School of Management, Royal Holloway, London University
Research interests: NGOs and community members in Chinese MNEs’ home and host countries
Visiting Period: Fall 2011