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Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra is Professor of International Business and Strategy at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.  Before joining Northeastern he was a faculty member at the University of South Carolina and at the University of Minnesota, and visiting professor at Cornell University.

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, with a special interest in 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 and Strategic Management Journal, and in several edited books. His dissertation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology received the best dissertation in strategy award from the Academy of Management. Two of his papers received best paper awards from the Academy of Management’s International Management division and one received a best paper award from the European International Business Academy. His geographical area of expertise is Latin America.

He is the reviewing editor of Journal of International Business Studies and has served on the editorial boards of other leading journals, such as Global Strategy Journal, Journal of International Management, Journal of World Business, Management International Review and Strategic Management Journal.

Professor Cuervo-Cazurra was elected to the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management’s International Management Division (2012-2017) and is currently serving as Chair, and was elected Representative-at-Large of the Strategic Management Society’s Global Strategy Group (2006-2008). He has received an outstanding service award from the Academy of International Business and six best reviewer awards.  

He teaches courses on global strategy and sustainability at the undergraduate, masters, executive and Ph.D. levels. He was a finalist for professor of the year award at the University of South Carolina.

Last Updated: March 2016

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