Grigorios Livanis
Assistant Professor, International Business and Strategy

Grigorios Livanis

319 Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




Ph.D., Applied Economics (major in Firm Theory & Management), University of Florida
M.Sc., Applied Economics (minor in Mathematics), University of Florida
B.Sc., Agricultural Economics, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Livanis has research interests in the areas of Global Strategy, Innovation, and Organization Design in entrepreneurial & emerging market settings. Teaching interests include Strategy, International Business, Entrepreneurship, and Statistics.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Professor Livanis taught at Babson College and the University of Florida.

Services to the Profession

Professor Livanis has served as a reviewer for several scholarly journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review, Industry & Innovation, and Long Range Planning. Professor Livanis is a member of several professional organizations, including the Academy of International Business, Academy of Management, and Strategic Management Society.

Awards & Recognition

Best Conference Paper Award Nominee, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, 2017

Research Methods Best Paper Award, Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, 2017

Best Reviewer Award, Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, 2016

Best Teacher of the Year Finalist, D'Amore-McKim School of Business, April 2016

Best Reviewer Award, Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, 2014

Voted as "Favorite Faculty" by the graduating senior class, Northeastern University, May 2013

Northeastern University Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010

Nominated for Northeastern University Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009, 2011, and 2013

U.S. Professor of the Year Nominee, Council for Advancement and Support for Education, 2010

Article citation by the U.S. Government to support the final rule on mandatory COOL that affected both retailers and suppliers in the U.S., Federal Register, 74(10), 2009

Quality of Research Discovery Award, American Agricultural Economics Association, 2007


Selected Publications

Livanis, G., Lamin, A. (2016). Knowledge, Proximity, and R&D Exodus, Research Policy, 45(1): 8-26.

Livanis, G., Robertson, C., Hussain, K., Al-Shuaibi, KM. (2016). Outsourcing Destination Choices: The Role of Economic and Cultural Attributes, International Marketing Review, 33(1): 51-87.

Lamin, A., Livanis, G. (2013). Agglomeration, catch-up and the liability of foreignness in emerging economies. Journal of International Business Studies, 44: 579-606.

Alexandrakis, C., Livanis, G. (2013). Economic Freedom and Economic Performance in Latin America: A Panel Data Analysis. Review of Development Economics, 17(1): 34-48.

Robertson, C., Lamin, A., Livanis, G. 2010. Stakeholder Perceptions of Offshoring and Outsourcing: The Role of Embedded Issues. Journal of Business Ethics, 95(2), 167-189.

Dinopoulos, E., Livanis, G., West, C. (2010). Country of Origin Labeling (C.O.O.L.): How Cool is it?. International Review of Economics and Finance, 19(4), 575-589.

Livanis, G., Moss, C.B. (2006). Quasi-Fixity and Multiproduct Firms. Economics Letters, 93(2):228-234.


Selected Presentations

Livanis, G., Lamin, A. (2015) "Alliances in an Emerging Economy", Strategic Management Society, Denver, Colorado, October 3-6.

Livanis, G., Lamin, A. (2014) "Knowledge, Proximity, and R&D Exodus", Academy of Management, Philadelphia, August 1-5.

Livanis, G., Robertson, C Hussain, K., Al-Shuaibi, KM. (2014) "Outsourcing Destination Choices: The Role of Economic and Cultural Attributes", Academy of International Business, Vancouver, Canada, June 23-26.

Livanis, G., Lamin, A. (2013) "Location and Organizational Determinants of R&D Lab Closure", Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Mohali, India, December 17-19.

Lamin, A., Livanis, G., (2012) "Agglomeration, Entry, and the Liability of Foreignness", Academy of International Business, Washington, DC, June 30 - July 3.