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Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra
Curriculum VitaeProfessor, International Business and Strategy; Lloyd Mullin Research Fellow

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra

316E Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




Ph.D., Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Visit his personal site for more information: http://www.cuervo-cazurra.com

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Cuervo-Cazurra analyzes 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. His seventy published research papers appear in leading academic journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Research Policy, Strategic Management Journal, and in edited books. He teaches courses on global strategy and sustainability at the undergraduate, masters, executive and Ph.D. levels, and has provided executive training to managers of multinationals on how to internationalize their firms successfully.

Industry & Academic Experience

Professor Cuervo-Cazurra is the Lloyd Mullin Fellow and was the Robert Morrison Fellow and Walsh Research Professor 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 in Spain, Thammasat University in Thailand and WU in Austria.

Services to the Profession

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

Awards & Recognition

Fellow, Academy of International Business Studies, elected in 2016

Outstanding Author Contribution, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, Emerald Group Publishing, 2016

Best Reviewer Award, Academy of International Business (2014, 2012), Academy of Management (2006, 2002), Journal of International Business Studies (2010)

Best Paper Award, Academy of Management, International Management Division (2011, 2009); European International Business Academy (2009)

Outstanding Service Award, Academy of International Business (2010)


Selected Publications

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. 2016. Multilatinas as a source of new theoretical insights: The learning and escape drivers of international expansion. Journal of Business Research, 69: 1963-1972.

Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2016. Corruption in international business. Journal of World Business, 51: 35-49.

Rui, H., Cuervo-Cazurra, A. and Un. C. A. 2016. Learning-by-doing and capability upgrading in emerging market multinationals. Journal of World Business (forthcoming).

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.


Selected Presentations

Cuervo-Cazurra, A. 2016. Lessons from analyzing emerging markets and emerging market firms. Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference, University of Miami.

Cuervo-Cazurra, A. and Montoya, M. A. 2016. Innovations for the middle of the pyramid. Monterrey Tec at Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Cuervo-Cazurra, A. (2015). State-owned multinationals. Duke University School of Law, Raleigh, NC.

Cuervo-Cazurra, A. (2015). Emerging market multinationals and policy support. Thammasat University, Bangkok.

Cuervo-Cazurra, A. (2015). Corruption and international business. Singapore Management University, Singapore.

Selected Media Appearances