Education

  • PhD Strategy and International Management, Sloan School, MIT
  • MBA Finance and International Business, University of Notre Dame
  • BBA Finance and Japanese Studies, University of Notre Dame

Selected Publications

  • Un, C. A., Ou, C., Lafayette, S.U. (2022). From the liability to the advantage of refugeeness. Journal of International Business Policy (lead article)https://doi.org/10.1057/s42214-021-00126-5.
  • Asakawa, K., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Un, C. A. (2019). Frugality-based advantage. Long Range Planning, 52(4): 101879.
  • Un, C. A. and Rodriguez, A. (2018). Local and global knowledge complementarity: R&D collaboration and innovation of foreign and domestic firms. Journal of International Management, 24(2): 137-152.
  • Un, C. A. (2016). The liability of localness in innovation. Journal of International Business Studies, 47(1): 44-67.
  • Un, C. A. 2011. The advantage of foreignness in innovation. Strategic Management Journal, 32(11): 1232-1242.

Selected Presentations

  • Un, C. A. 2021. “Not-Invented-Here”: Foreign Knowledge, Exporting, and Innovation. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting. Miami, Florida. July.
  • Un, C. A. 2020. From liability to advantage of refugeeness: Human capital upgrading and organizational innovations. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting. Miami, Florida (relocated from Hong Kong). July.
  • Un, C. A. 2019. Refugees' success in skill development: The advantages of foreignness and refugeeness. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Rodriguez, A., Un, C. A. 2019. Inward internationalization: Sourcing country and modes selection. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Un, C. A. 2018. Learning from and learning by exporting. Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting. Paris, France. September.

Research & Teaching Interests

Un's research interests include comparing innovativeness of foreign and domestic firms, how R and D investments, R and D collaborations, R and D outsourcing, and the management of people influence innovation. She has taught international business courses at PhD, MBA, and undergraduate levels.

Prior to joining Northeastern University, Un was a faculty member at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management and the University of South Carolina's Moore School of business. Before earning her doctorate from MIT, she was a financial analyst for the Ford Motor Company.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining Northeastern University, Un was a faculty member at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management and the University of South Carolina's Moore School of business. Before earning her doctorate from MIT, she was a financial analyst for the Ford Motor Company.

Services to the Profession

  • Chair, Doctoral Consortium, Academy of International Business, 2022.
  • Editorial Board Member, Global Strategy Journal, 2017-present.
  • Track Chair of Conference Theme, Academy of International Business Northeast, 2017.
  • Chair, Academy of International Business Special Interest Townhall Sessions, 2016.
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Product Innovation Management, 2014-present.
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of World Business, 2014-present.
  • Editorial Board Member, Organization Studies, 2003-2013.
  • Elected Representative, Global Strategy Interest Group, Strategic Management Society, 2010-2011.

Awards & Recognition

  • Research Grant, Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain. 2020-2024.
  • Research Grant, Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness, Spain, 2017-2019.
  • Publication Award. Northeastern University, D'Amore-McKim School of Business. 2017.
  • Outstanding Service Award, Academy of International Business, 2016.
  • Research Grant, Ministry of Education, Spain, 2009-2016.
  • Strategic Summer Research Award, D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, 2015 & 2016.