Selected Publications

  • Asakawa, K., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Un, C. A. 2019. Frugality-based advantage. Long Range Planning. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2019.04.001
  • Un, C. A. 2019. Innovation in foreign and domestic firms: The advantage of foreignness in innovation and the advantage of localness in innovation. In Tuncdogan, A. Lindgreen, A., Van Den Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (Eds) Handbook of Strategic Renewal: Core Concepts, Antecedents, and Micro-Foundations, Routledge. Pages 252-276.
  • 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. and Rodriguez, A. (2018). Learning from R&D outsourcing vs. learning by R&D outsourcing. Technovation, 72-73: 24-33.
  • Un, C.A. (2017). Absorptive Capacity and R&D outsourcing. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 43: 34-47.
  • Un, C. A. (2016). The liability of localness in innovation. Journal of International Business Studies, 47(1): 44-67.
  • Un, C. A. and Asakawa, K. (2015). Types of R&D collaborations and process innovation: The benefit of collaborating upstream in the knowledge chain. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 32(1): 138-153
  • Un, A. (2011). The advantage of foreignness in innovation. Strategic Management Journal, 32(11), 1232-1242.
  • 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., Un, C. A. (2010). Why some firms never invest in formal R&D. Strategic Management Journal, 31(7): 759-779.

Selected Presentations

  • 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.
  • Un, C. A. and Rodriguez, A. 2018. The direct and indirect effects of R&D outsourcing on innovation. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, Minnesota. June.   
  • Un, C. A. and Rodriguez, A. 2017. Local and global knowledge complementarity: R&D collaboration and innovation of foreign and domestic firms. Strategic Management Society Special Conference on Collaborative Strategies: New Thinking about Alliances, Mergers, and Acquisitions. San Jose, Costa Rica. December.
  • Un, C. A. 2017. Export, skills, and innovation. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting. Dubai, United Arab of Emirates. July.
  • Un, C. A. 2016. Learning from R&D outsourcing and learning by R&D outsourcing. Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting. Berlin, Germany. September.
  • Un, C. A. 2015. Overcoming the liability of localness in innovation. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting. Bangalore, India. June.
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A. and Un, C. A. 2015. Country-of-origin, government-based and consumer-based advantage and disadvantage of foreignness, and foreign investment. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting. Bangalore, India. June.

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

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor 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.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining Northeastern University, Professor 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

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 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.