Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra is a Professor of International Business and Strategy at Northeastern University. He studies the internationalization of firms, particularly emerging market multinationals; capability upgrading, focusing on technological capabilities; and governance issues, especially corruption in international business. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and co-editor of Global Strategy Journal. He received a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Honorary Doctorate from Copenhagen Business School.

Selected Publications

Internationalization

Books
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. and Montoya, M. (Eds.). 2018. Mexican Multinationals: Building Multinationals in Emerging Markets. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • 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. (Reviewed in Morscher, C. 2015. Book Review: Understanding Multinationals from Emerging Markets, Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Ravi Ramamurti (Eds.). Cambridge University Press (2014). Journal of International Management, 21: 211-213.)
Web of Science Journal Articles
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. Doz, Y., and Gaur, A. 2020. Skepticism on globalization and global strategy. Global Strategy Journal, 10 (1): 1-20.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Mudambi, R., & Pedersen, T. 2019. Subsidiary power: Loaned or owned. The lenses of agency theory and the resource dependence theory. Global Strategy Journal, 9(4): 491-501.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Gaur, A., and Singh, D. 2019. Pro-market institutions and global strategy: The pendulum of pro-market reforms and reversals. Journal of International Business Studies, 50 (4): 598-632.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Mudambi, R., and Pedersen, T. 2019. Clarifying the relationships between institutions and global strategy. Global Strategy Journal, 9 (2): 151-175.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Luo, Y., Ramamurti, R., and Ang, S. H. 2018. The impact of the home country on internationalization. Journal of World Business, 53 (5): 593-604.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Mudambi, R., and Pedersen, T. 2018. The boundaries of the firm in global strategy. Global Strategy Journal, 8(2): 211-219.
  • 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-Cazurrra, A., Mudambi, R., and Pedersen, T. 2017. Globalization: Rising skepticism. Global Strategy Journal, 7(2): 155-158.
  • Aguilera, R., Ciravegna, L., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Gonzalez-Perez, M. A. 2017. Multilatinas and the internationalization of Latin American firms. Journal of World Business, 52 (4): 447-460.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2016. Multilatinas as a source of new theoretical insights: The learning and escape drivers of international expansion. Journal of Business Research, 69 (6): 1963-1972.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. Narula, R., and Un, C. A. 2015. Internationalization motives: Sell more, buy better, upgrade and escape. Multinational Business Review, 23: 25-35.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Narula, R. 2015. A set of motives to unite them all? Revisiting the principles and typology of internationalization motives. Multinational Business Review, 23: 2-14.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Martin de Holan, P., and Sanz, L. 2014. Location advantages: Emergent and guided co-evolutions. Journal of Business Research, 67(4): 508-515.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2012. Extending theory by analyzing developing country multinational companies: Solving the Goldilocks debate. Global Strategy Journal, 2(3): 153-167.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2011. Global strategy and global business environment: The direct and indirect influences of the home country on a firm’s global strategy. Global Strategy Journal, 1(3-4): 382-386.
  • 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. 2010. Multilatinas (Latin American Multinationals). Universia Business Review, 25: 14-33.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Dau, L. A. 2009. Structural reform and firm exports. Management International Review, 49(4): 479-507.
  • 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. 2008. The multinationalization of developing country MNEs: The case of Multilatinas. Journal of International Management, 14(2): 138-154. (Top ten JIM articles cited in the last 5 years, April 2010)
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2008. Distancias en el proceso de internacionalización: El caso del Banco Santander. (Distances in the internationalization process: The case of Banco Santander). Universia Business Review, 17: 96-111.
  • 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. (Top ten JIM articles cited in the last 5 years, April 2010).
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2004. Dificultades en la internacionalización de la empresa (Difficulties in the internationalization of the firm). Universia Business Review, 4: 18-29. (Summarized in Knowledge @ Wharton, Prescriptions for creating international companies. 2005. www.wharton.universia.net/index.cfm?fa=viewfeature&language=english&id=884).
Non-Web of Science Journal Articles
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Ramamurti, R. 2017. Home country underdevelopment and internationalization: Innovation-based and escape-based internationalization. Competitiveness Review, 27 (3): 217-230.
  • Marano, V., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Kwok, C. 2013. The impact of conflict types and location on trade. International Trade Journal, 27:197-224.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2012. Economic relationships between Latin America and Asia: A new research frontier. Globalization, Competitiveness, and Governability, 6(1): 16-22.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Stal, E. 2011. The investment development path and FDI from developing countries: The role of pro-market reforms and institutional voids. Latin American Business Review, 12(3): 209-231.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Lieberman, L. 2010. International Business and Latin America. Globalization, Competitiveness and Governability, 4(3): 16-23.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2007. Liberalización económica y Multilatinas (Economic liberalization and Multilatinas). Globalization, Competitiveness and Governability, 1(1): 66-87.
Book Chapters
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Rodriguez, A., and Un, A. Internationalization of Emerging-Market Multinationals: The Role of the Underdevelopment of the Home Country. In Mellahi, K., Meyer, K., Narula, R., and Surdu, I. (eds.) Internationalisation of Firms: Entry, Growth, Exit, and Re-Entry. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (forthcoming)
  • Pananond, P., and Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2018. The complementarity of foreign and domestic investment by emerging market multinationals. In Castellani, D., Narula, R., Nguyen, Q., Surdu, I. and Walker, J. (Eds). Contemporary Issues in International Business: Institutions, Strategy and Performance. Palgrave McMillan.
  • Pananond, P., and Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2018. Emerging market multinationals in global value chains and foreign direct investment policy. In Kungpanidchakul, K. (ed.) Thailand Outward Foreign Direct Investment, Thailand Research Fund, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2018. Multimexicans: An Introduction. In Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Montoya, M. (Eds). Mexican Multinationals: Building Multinationals in Emerging Markets. New York: Cambridge University Press. Pages 1-28.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2018. Conclusions: Building Multinationals in Emerging Markets. In Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Montoya, M. (Eds.). Mexican Multinationals: Building Multinationals in Emerging Markets. New York: Cambridge University Press. Pages 677-715.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Montoya, M. 2018. Research strategy for analyzing MultiMexicans. In Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Montoya, M. (Eds.). Mexican Multinationals: Building Multinationals in Emerging Markets. New York: Cambridge University Press. Pages 716-729.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2016. Emerging market multinationals and theory development: a multi-theoretical approach. In Merchant, H. (Ed.) Handbook of Contemporary Research on Emerging Markets. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. Pages 88-116.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2015. The co-evolution of pro-market reforms and emerging market multinationals. In Tihanyi, L., Banalieva, E., Devinney, T. M., and Pedersen, T. (Eds) Advances in International Management 28: Emerging Economies and Multinational Enterprises. Bingley, UK: Emerald.
  • Pananond, P., and Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2015. Implications of outward foreign direct investment policy. In Cheewatrakoolpong, K., and Noprattayaporn, A. (Eds.). Thailand’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment: Trends, Determining Factors, and Impacts. Bangkok: Thailand Research Fund.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Meyer, K. and Ramamurti, R. 2015. Explaining the internationalization of emerging economy multinationals: the relative resource specialization of the firm and environment mechanisms. In Demirbag, M., and Yaprak, A. ‎(Eds.), Handbook of Emerging Market Multinationals. Edward Elgar.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Ramamurti, R. 2014. Introduction. In Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Ramamurti, R. (Eds.). Understanding Multinationals from Emerging Markets. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Pages 1-11.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Ramamurti, R. 2014. Conclusion: An agenda for EMNC research. In Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Ramamurti, R. (Eds.). Understanding Multinationals from Emerging Markets. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Pages 271-300.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Meyer, K. and Ramamurti, R. 2014. Recommended readings on emerging market multinationals. In Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Ramamurti, R. (Eds.). Understanding Multinationals from Emerging Markets. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Pages 301-316.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Genc, M. 2012. Categories of distance and international business research. In Wood, G., and Demirbag, M. (Eds.), Handbook of Institutional Approaches to International Business. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. Pages 219-235.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2011. Internationalization process. In Kellermanns, F., and Mazzola, P. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Strategy Process. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. Pages 432-451.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2010. Multilatinas: Las multinacionales latinoamericanas (Multilatinas: The Latin American multinational firms). In ICEX (Ed.), Claves de la Economía Mundial (Keys to the World Economy). Madrid: ICEX. Pages 75-81.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2009. Multinational competitive disadvantages. In Wankel, C. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Business in Today’s World. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2009. Free markets. In Wankel, C. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Business in Today’s World. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2008. Oportunidades de arbitraje para las multinacionales españolas en NAFTA (Arbitrage Opportunities for Spanish Multinationals in NAFTA). In Círculo de Empresarios (Ed.), Multinacionales Españolas en NAFTA (Spanish Multinationals in NAFTA). Madrid: Círculo de Empresarios. Pages 11-67.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Un, A. 2007. Types of difficulties in internationalization and their consequences. In Tallman, S. (Ed.), A New Generation in International Strategic Management. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. Pages 63-83.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Ramos, M. 2005. Explaining the process of internationalization by building bridges among existing models. In Floyd, S. W., Roos, J., Jacobs, C., and Kellermanns, F. (Eds.), Innovating Strategy Processes. London: Blackwell. Pages 111-122.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Un, C. A. 2004. Firm-specific and non-firm-specific sources of advantages in international competition. In Ariño, A., Ghemawat, P., and Ricart, J. (Eds.), Creating Value through International Strategy. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. Pages 78-94.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Un, C. A. 2004. The bald eagle cannot find its way in the rainforest: Sources and solutions to the difficulties in the internationalization of developed country MNEs into developing countries. In Prasad, S. B., and Gauri, P. N. (Eds.), Global Firms and Emerging Markets in the Age of Anxiety. Westport, CT: Praeger. Pages 13-36.
Case Studies
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Montoya, M.A. 2014. Building Chinese cars in Mexico: The Grupo Salinas-FAW Alliance. Innovar, 24 (54), 219-230.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Alvim, F. 2013. Achieving global leadership in the plug-in commercial refrigeration industry. Northeastern University, D’Amore-McKim School of Business and Fundação Dom Cabral (Case and teaching note). Ivey Publishing 9B13M012
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Alvim, F. 2013. A note on the commercial refrigeration industry. Northeastern University, D’Amore-McKim School of Business and Fundação Dom Cabral (Case and teaching note). Ivey Publishing 9B13M024

Capability Development

Books
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. and Montoya, M. (Eds). 2021. Innovating for the Middle of the Pyramid in Emerging Economies. New York: Cambridge University Press. (Forthcoming).
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Newburry, W., and Park, S. (Eds.) 2020. Building Strategic Capabilities in Emerging Economies. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. (Forthcoming)
Web of Science Journal Articles
  • Bu, J. & Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2020. Informality costs: informal entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging economies. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (Forthcoming)
  • Asakawa, K., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Un. A. 2019. Frugality-based advantage. Long Range Planning, 52 (4): 101879.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Carneiro, J., Finchelstein, D., Duran, P., Gonzalez-Perez, M. A., Montoya, M. A., Borda Reyes, A., Fleury, M. T. L., Newburry, W. 2019. Uncommoditizing strategies by emerging market firms. Multinational Business Review, 27 (2): 141-177.
  • 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. Nieto. M. J., Rodriguez, A. 2018. The impact of R&D sources on new product development: Sources of funds and the diversity versus control of knowledge debate. Long Range Planning, 51 (5): 649-665.
  • Barnard, H., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Manning, S. 2017. Africa business research as a laboratory for theory-building: Extreme conditions, new phenomena and alternative paradigms of social relationships. Management and Organization Review, 13 (3): 467-495.
  • 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.
  • Rui, H., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Un. C. A. 2016. Learning-by-doing in emerging market multinationals: Integration, trial and error, repetition, and extension. Journal of World Business, 51: 686-699.
  • 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.
  • Khoury, T., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Dau, L. 2014. Institutional outsiders and insiders: The response of foreign and domestic inventors to the quality of intellectual property rights protection. Global Strategy Journal, 4(3): 200-220.
  • 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. (Summarized in Yu, Larry. 2008. Collaborating with the right partner. Sloan Management Review, 50 (1): 8-9. http://sloanreview.mit.edu/smr/issue/2008/fall/04/)
  • 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.
  • Un, A., and Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2005. Top managers and the product improvement process. In Szulanski, G, Porac, J., and Doz, Y. (Eds.) Advances in Strategic Management, 22: 319-348.
  • Un, C. A., and Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2004. Strategies for knowledge creation in firms. British Journal of Management, 15(S1): 27-41.
Book Chapters
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2013. How developing country multinational companies upgrade capabilities using value chain configuration in advanced economies. In Williamson, P., Ramamurti, R., Fleury, A., and Fleury, M. T. (Eds.), The Competitive Advantage of Emerging Country Multinationals. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Pages 174-179.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Un, C. A. 2011. Economic integration and the technological capabilities of local firms. In Jovanovic, M. (Ed.), International Handbook of Economic Integration. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. Volume II, pages 77-89.
  • Un, A., and Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2009. Interactions with customers for innovation. In Costanzo, L. A., and MacKay, R. B. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Foresight and Strategy. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. Pages 362-379.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2002. Transforming the firm through the co-evolution of resources and scope. In Chakravarthy, B., Mueller-Stewens, G., Lorange, P., and Lechner, C. (Eds.), Strategy Process: Shaping the Contours of the Field. London: Blackwell. Pages 18-45.
Case Studies
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Hauer, C. 2011. Worldwide Sustainability at Walmart (A): Shopping Bags. Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business. (Case and teaching note).
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Hauer, C. 2011. Worldwide Sustainability at Walmart (B): LED Lighting. Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business. (Case and teaching note).
  • Dau, L. A., and Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2010. Cemex: Building Global Sustainability Advantage. In Costanzo, L. A. (Ed.), Cases in Strategic Management. Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill.

Governance

Books
  • Wright, M., Wood, G., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Sun, P., Okhmatovskiy, I., Grosman, A. 2022. Oxford Handbook on State Capitalism and the Firm. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming).
  • Cuervo-Cazurra A. (Ed). 2018. State-Owned Multinationals: Governments in Global Business. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave MacMillan.
Web of Science Journal Articles
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. & Li, C. State ownership and internationalization: The advantage and disadvantage of stateness. Journal of World Business. (forthcoming)
  • Kalasin, K., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Ramamurti, 2020. State ownership and international expansion: the s-curve relationship. Global Strategy Journal, 10 (2): 386-418.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2018. The evolution of business groups’ corporate social responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics, 153 (4): 997-1016.
  • 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.
  • Aguilera, R., and Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2009. Codes of good governance. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 17(3): 376-387.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2008. The effectiveness of laws against bribery abroad. Journal of International Business Studies, 39(4): 634-651.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2008. Better the devil you don’t know: Type of corruption and FDI in transition economies. Journal of International Management, 14(1): 12-27.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2006. Who cares about corruption? Journal of International Business Studies, 37(6): 803-822. (Summarized by the United States Embassy in Germany (infoalert.usembassy.de/09-06/economy.htm), China (beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/a1206.html), India (newdelhi.usembassy.gov/uploads/images/i7wiVoPqZpfzxBzskFgJtw/awamarapr07.pdf), and Pakistan (karachi.usconsulate.gov/root/pdfs/aa0606.pdf), 2006.)
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2006. Business groups and their types. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 23(4): 419-437.
  • Aguilera, R., and Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2004. Codes of good governance worldwide: What is the trigger? Organization Studies, 25(3): 417-446.
Non-Web of Science Journal Articles
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2018. Thanks but no thanks: State-owned multinationals from emerging markets and host country policies. Journal of International Business Policy, 1 (3–4): 128-156.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 1999. Grandes accionistas y beneficios privados: El caso de bancos como accionistas de empresas no financieras (Large shareholders and private benefits: The case of banks as shareholders of non-financial firms). Investigaciones Europeas de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa, 5(1): 21-44.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 1998. La reforma del consejo de administración en España: Limitaciones a la aplicación de los modelos Anglo-Sajones (The reform of the board of directors in Spain: Limitations to the application of Anglo-Saxon models). Información Comercial Española, 769, March: 9-21.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 1998. Determinantes de la estructura de propiedad: Una aproximación al caso español con datos de panel: Comentario (Determinants of the ownership structure: An analysis of the Spanish case with panel data: A comment). Moneda y Crédito, 206: 143-146.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 1996. Tres visiones teóricas de las funciones del consejo de administración (Three theoretical views on the functions of the board of directors). Situación, 2(3): 119-134.
Book Chapters
  • Colpan, A., and Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2019. Business groups in international business. In Lopes T., Lubinski, C. and, Tworek, H. (Eds) Companion to the Makers of Global Business. Routledge.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2018. State-owned multinationals: An introduction. In Cuervo-Cazurra A. (Ed). State-Owned Multinationals: Governments in Global Business. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2018. Business groups in Spain: Regulation and ideology drivers for transformation. In Colpan, A. M. and Hikino, T. (Eds) Business Groups in the West: The Evolutionary Dynamics of Big Business. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Colpan, A. and Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2018. Business groups as an Organizational Model. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2014. Transparency and corruption. In Forssbæck, J. and Oxelheim, L. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Economic and Institutional Transparency. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2014. Corruption. In Cooper, C. (Ed.), Wiley Encyclopedia of Management. 3rd edition. Marblehead, MA: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Aguilera, R., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Kim, S. 2009. Taking stock of research on codes of good governance. In López Iturriaga, F. J. (Ed.), Codes of Good Governance Around the World. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. Pages 3-32.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2009. Laws against bribery abroad are effective in deterring investments in corrupt countries. In Transparency International (Ed.), Global Corruption Report 2009: Corruption and the Private Sector. Berlin: Transparency International. Pages 429-430.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2008. Corrupción y empresas multinacionales (Corruption and multinational firms). In ICEX (Ed.), Claves de la Economía Mundial (Keys to the World Economy). Madrid: ICEX. Pages 72-79.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A, and Aguilera, R. 2004. The worldwide diffusion of codes of good governance. In Grandori, A. (Ed.), Corporate Governance and Firm Organization. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pages 318-348.
Case Studies
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Train, M., and McNett, J. 2011. Ransom on the high seas: The case of piracy in Somalia. Northeastern University, College of Business Administration. (Case and teaching note). Ivey Publishing 9B11M104

Research Methods

Web of Science Journal Articles
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Mudambi, R., Pedersen, T., and Piscitello, L. 2017. Research methodology in global strategy research. Global Strategy Journal, 7(3): 233-240.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Andersson, U., Brannen, M. Y., Nielsen, B. B., and Reuber, R. 2016. Can I trust your findings? Trustworthy research in international business research. Journal of International Business Studies, 47(8): 881-897.
  • Andersson, U., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Nielsen, B. B. 2014. Explaining interaction effects within and across levels of analysis. Journal of International Business Studies, 45: 1063-1071.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Caligiuri, P., Andersson, U., and Brannen, M. Y. 2013. How to write articles that are relevant to practice. Journal of International Business Studies, 44: 285-289.
  • Thomas, D. C., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Brannen, M. Y. 2011. Explaining theoretical relationships in international business research: It’s about the arrows linking the boxes. Journal of International Business Studies, 42: 1073-1078.
Book Chapters
  • 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.

Research

Cuervo-Cazurra is an expert on global strategy, and studies three topics in his research: the internationalization of firms, with a special interest in emerging market multinationals; capability upgrading, particularly technological capabilities; and governance challenges, focusing on corruption in international business.

He has published six books, fifty-nine articles in Web of Science journals, of which twenty-one appear in the FT-50 list, and forty-one chapters in academic books. These publications have been cited over 10100 times according to Google Scholar and over 3600 times according to the Web of Science. Some of his research appears in leading academic journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Research Policy, and Strategic Management Journal. Cuervo-Cazurra coauthored the book Emerging Market Multinationals: Solving Operational Challenges in Internationalization, and co-edited the books Understanding Multinationals from Emerging Markets, Mexican Multinationals: Building Multinationals in Emerging Markets and State-Owned Multinationals: Governments in Global Business.

His research has received numerous awards. He received a JIBS silver medal for his publications in Journal of International Business Studies. Two of his papers obtained best paper awards from the Academy of Management’s International Management division, and one received the best paper award from the European International Business Academy. His dissertation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology won the Free Press Best Dissertation Award from the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management. A paper from his dissertation at the University of Salamanca received the best Ph.D. student paper award in strategy from the Academy of Management.

His geographical area of expertise is Latin America. Cuervo-Cazurra has done fieldwork and interviewed managers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ireland, Nicaragua, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, and the US.

Consulting

Cuervo-Cazurra providea research-informed insights to firms, governments, and universities. He has done consulting and training on global strategy for owners and top executives of firms in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Poland, and the USA. Cuervo-Cazurra has also been involved in consulting and training on how to support the internationalization of domestic firms for government agencies in Brazil and Thailand. Finally, he has provided training on how to build research capabilities for universities in Brazil, Mexico, Spain, and Thailand.

Service to the Profession

Cuervo-Cazurra has served in leadership positions at top professional associations. He was elected and served in the Executive Committee of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management, the leading association of management scholars; was elected as Representative-at-Large in the Global Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society, and served in multiple committees evaluating nominations for awards for best paper and eminent scholar at the Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, and Strategic Management Society. Cuervo-Cazurra served as Program Track Chair at the Academy of International Business’ Annual Meeting three times, co-organized the program of the Academy of International Business’ Latin American Chapter, and organized and chaired panels and sessions at the conference.

Cuervo-Cazurra plays an active role in academic journals. He serves as co-editor of Global Strategy Journal, the leading journal in global strategy, and consulting editor of Journal of International Business Studies, the top journal in international business, in which he previously served as reviewing editor. Cuervo-Cazurra edited special issues of Journal of International Business Studies, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of World Business, and Journal of International Management. He serves on the editorial boards of leading journals, such as Academy of Management Review and Strategic Management Journal. Additionally, he has acted as an expert reviewer for the National Science Foundations of Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, South Africa, and the USA.

In recognition of his service, Cuervo-Cazurra received an Outstanding Service Award from the Academy of International Business, two Best Reviewer Awards from Journal of International Business Studies, one Best Reviewer Award from Journal of International Management, and nine Best Reviewer Awards from academic conferences.

Teaching

Cuervo-Cazurra teaches courses on global strategy and sustainability at the undergraduate, master’s, executive, and doctoral levels. He has taught at Northeastern University, University of South Carolina and University of Minnesota in the USA, IPADE Business School and Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico, Fundação Getulio Vargas and Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil, Thammasat University in Thailand, University of Valencia in Spain, UNIS Business School in Guatemala, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien in Austria, and Warsaw School of Economics in Poland.

Cuervo-Cazurra was a finalist for Professor of the Year Award at the University of South Carolina.

Education

Cuervo-Cazurra was awarded a Ph.D. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, a Ph.D. in Business Economics from the University of Salamanca, Spain, and a B.A. in Business Administration, with specializations in finance and marketing, from Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

Awards and Honors

  • Honorary Doctorate, Copenhagen Business School, March 2019.
  • AIB Fellow, Academy of International Business, June 2016.

Research Awards and Honors

  • JIBS Silver Medal for intellectual contributions to Journal of International Business Studies in the last 50 years, 2019.
  • Top downloaded paper 2018-2019, Global Strategy Journal, 2020.
  • Strategic Management Society Best Paper Award, (Honorable Mention (finalist)), Strategic Management Society, 2019.
  • Emerald Best International Symposium Award (nominee), Academy of Management, 2019.
  • Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2019.
  • Winner, GWU-CIBER Best Paper on Emerging Markets, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 2019.
  • 2017 Journal of World Business Best Article Award (finalist), 2018.
  • Best Paper Award, SYSBS International Management Symposium, Sun Yat-Sen Business School, 2016.
  • Outstanding Author Contribution, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, Emerald Group Publishing, 2016.
  • Ronald Copeland Best Paper Award (finalist), D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, 2015.
  • Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Award (nominee), Strategic Management Society, 2014.
  • Relevance for Practice Paper Recognition, Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, 2014.
  • Temple/AIB Best Paper Award (finalist), Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, 2014.
  • Northeastern University, D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Patrick F. and Helen C. Walsh Research Professorship, 2013-2015.
  • GWU-CIBER Best Paper on Emerging Markets Award, International Management Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2011.
  • Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting Best Conference Paper Award (nominee), Strategic Management Society, 2011.
  • Emerald Best International Symposium Award (finalist), Academy of Management, 2010.
  • International Journal of Emerging Markets Best Paper on Emerging Markets Award, European International Business Academy, 2009.
  • Best Conference Paper for Practice Implications Award (finalist), Strategic Management Society, 2009.
  • Samsung Economic Research Institute Best Paper in Strategy/International Business Theory Award, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 2009.
  • Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize (nominee), Strategic Management Society, 2007.
  • Free Press Outstanding Dissertation Award, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management, 2000.
  • Barry M. Richman Best Doctoral Dissertation Award (finalist), International Management Division, Academy of Management, 2000.
  • Gunnar Hedlund Award for Best Dissertation in International Business (finalist), Institute of International Business, Stockholm School of Economics and European International Business Academy, 1999.
  • Robert J. Litschert Best Doctoral Student Paper Award, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management, 1998.

Teaching Awards and Honors

  • Professor of the Year (finalist), University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business, Doctoral Student Association, 2009.

Service Awards and Honors

  • Naming of Cuervo-Cazurra and Newburry Award for Contribution to the Scientific Capacity of Academics in Latin America and the Caribbean, Academy of International Business, Latin American Chapter, 2019.
  • Recipient of Cuervo-Cazurra and Newburry Award for Contribution to the Scientific Capacity of Academics in Latin America and the Caribbean, Academy of International Business, Latin American Chapter, 2019.
  • Best Reviewer Award, Global Strategy Interest Group, Strategic Management Society, 2019.
  • Best Reviewer Award, Journal of International Business Studies, 2019.
  • Best Reviewer Award, Journal of International Business Studies, 2018.
  • Best Reviewer Award, Global Strategy Interest Group, Strategic Management Society, 2018.
  • Best Reviewer Award, Academy of International Business, 2017.
  • Best Reviewer Award, Academy of International Business, 2014.
  • Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing, Journal of International Management, 2013.
  • Best Reviewer Award, Academy of International Business, 2012.
  • Outstanding Service Award, Journal of International Business Studies, 2010.
  • International Advocate Award, Study Abroad Programs, University of South Carolina, 2009.
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of International Business Studies, 2010.
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Technology and Innovation Division, Academy of Management, 2006.
  • Outstanding Reviewer, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 2002.