Selected Publications


  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Ciravegna, L., Melgarejo, M., and Lopez, L. 2018. Home country uncertainty and the internationalization-performance relationship: Building an uncertainty management capability. Journal of World Business, 53 (2): 209-221.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Newburry, W., and Park, S. 2016. Emerging Market Multinationals: Solving Operational Challenges in Internationalization. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Ramamurti, R. (eds). 2014. Understanding Multinationals from Emerging Markets. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2012. How the analysis of developing country multinational companies helps advance theory: Solving the Goldilocks debate. Global Strategy Journal, 2(3): 153-167.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2011. Selecting the country in which to start internationalization: The non-sequential internationalization argument. Journal of World Business, 46(4): 426-437.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Genc, M. 2011. Obligating, pressuring, and supporting dimensions of the environment and the non‐market advantages of developing‐country multinational companies. Journal of Management Studies, 48(2): 441-445.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Genc, M. 2008. Transforming disadvantages into advantages: Developing country MNEs in the least developed countries. Journal of International Business Studies, 39(6): 957-979.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Maloney, M., and Manrakhan, S. 2007. Causes of the difficulties in internationalization. Journal of International Business Studies, 38(6): 709-725.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2007. Sequence of value-added activities in the internationalization of developing country MNEs. Journal of International Management, 13(3): 258-277.


  • Banalieva, E., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Sarathy, R. 2018. Dynamics of Pro-Market Institutions and Firm Performance. Journal of International Business Studies, 49 (7): 858-880.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. and Montoya, M. (Eds). 2018. Innovating for the Middle of the Pyramid in Emerging Economies. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Rui, H. 2017. Barriers to absorptive capacity in emerging market firms. Journal of World Business, 52 (6): 727-742.
  • Wang, S., and Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2017. Overcoming human capital voids in underdeveloped countries. Global Strategy Journal, 7(1): 36-57.
  • Dau, L. and Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2014. To formalize or not to formalize: Entrepreneurship and pro-market institutions. Journal of Business Venturing, 29 (5): 668-686.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Un, C. A. 2010. Why some firms never invest in formal R&D. Strategic Management Journal, 31(7): 759-779.
  • Un, C. A., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Asakawa, K. 2010. R&D collaborations and product innovation. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 27(5): 673-689.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Dau, L. A. 2009. Pro-market reforms and firm profitability in developing countries. Academy of Management Journal, 52(6): 1348-1368.
  • Un, C. A., and Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2008. Do subsidiaries of foreign MNEs invest more in R&D than domestic firms? Research Policy, 37(10): 1812-1828.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Un, C. A. 2007. Regional economic integration and R&D investment. Research Policy, 36(2): 227-246.


  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2019. The evolution of business groups’ corporate social responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra A. (Ed). 2018. State-Owned Multinationals: Governments in Global Business. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2016. Corruption in international business. Journal of World Business, 51: 35-49.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. Inkpen, A., Musacchio, A. and Ramaswamy, K. 2014. Governments as owners: State-owned multinational companies. Journal of International Business Studies, 45: 919-942.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2008. The effectiveness of laws against bribery abroad. Journal of International Business Studies, 39(4): 634-651.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2006. Who cares about corruption? Journal of International Business Studies, 37(6): 803-822.
  • Aguilera, R., and Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2004. Codes of good governance worldwide: What is the trigger? Organization Studies, 25(3): 417-446.

Selected Presentations

  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2018. Institutions and Global Strategy. Temple University, October 25
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2018. State-owned multinationals from emerging markets and host country policies. Copenhagen Business School, October 12.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2018. Three Logics of State Owned Firms. Loughborough University London, UK. September 20.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2018. Innovations in Emerging Countries: From the Base to the Middle of the Pyramid. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, August 11.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2018. Building Strategic Capabilities in Emerging Economies. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, June 26.


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Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Cuervo-Cazurra studies the internationalization of firms, with a special interest in emerging market multinationals, capability upgrading, particularly technological capabilities, and governance issues, focusing on corruption in international business. His research appears in leading academic journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, and Research Policy. He teaches courses on global strategy and sustainability at the undergraduate, masters, executive and Ph.D. levels, and has provided executive training to managers on how to internationalize their firms successfully.

Industry & Academic Experience

Professor Cuervo-Cazurra is the Lloyd Mullin Fellow at Northeastern University. Before joining Northeastern University he was a faculty member at the University of South Carolina and the University of Minnesota and a visiting professor at Cornell University. He has taught at universities around the world such as FGV and FDC in Brazil, INCAE in Costa Rica, Moterrey Tec and IPADE in Mexico, University of Valencia and Salamanca University in Spain, Thammasat University in Thailand and WU in Austria.

Services to the Profession

Professor Cuervo-Cazurra is Co-Editor of Global Strategy Journal. He was the reviewing editor of the Journal of International Business Studies and has served on the editorial boards of other leading journals, such as Academy of Management Review and Strategic Management Journal. He was elected to the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management’s International Management Division for 2012-2017 and as Representative-at-Large of the Strategic Management Society’s Global Strategy Group for 2006-8. He has served as Track Chair at the Academy of International Business Annual Meetings in 2003, 2011, and 2019.

Awards & Recognition

  • Fellow, Academy of International Business Studies, elected in 2016
  • Best Paper Award, Academy of Management, International Management Division (2011, 2009); European International Business Academy (2009); Academy of International Business (2014)
  • Best Reviewer Award, Journal of International Business Studies (2018, 2010), Journal of International Management (2013), Strategic Management Society (2018), Academy of International Business (2017, 2014, 2012), Academy of Management (2006, 2002),
  • Outstanding Service Award, Academy of International Business (2010)