Ph.D., University of South Carolina, SC
M.A., George Washington University, DC
B.A., Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Research & Teaching Interests
Professor Marano’s research is at the intersection of international business and organization theory. She explores the practice adoption, organizational legitimacy and performance of multinational corporations from both emerging and advanced economies, and broader issues of comparative corporate governance and corporate sustainability. Her teaching interests include international strategy, international business, international management, and corporate sustainability.
Industry & Academic Experience
Prior to joining academia, Professor Marano worked for several organizations in the academic, public and nonprofit sectors on economic development issues, cross-sector partnerships and on the creation of educational initiatives.
Services to the Profession
Professor Marano serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of International Business Studies and the Journal of World Business. She also serves as ad hoc reviewer for several journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Global Strategy Journal, International Business Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Multinational Business Review, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal. She is a regular reviewer at the Academy of Management (AOM) and Academy of International Business (AIB) annual conferences.
Awards & Recognition
2018 Best Reviewer Award, Journal of World Business.
2017 Best Reviewer Award, Journal of World Business.
2016 Delta Zeta Teacher Appreciation, Delta Zeta's Northeastern University Chapter, March 24, 2016.