Biography

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra is Professor of International Business and Strategy, the Walsh Research Professor and the Robert Morrison Fellow at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. He is a faculty fellow at Henley Business School, Reading University; Institute for Emerging Market Studies, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO; and Montreal Local-Global Research Group. 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. 

Alvaro studies the internationalization of firms, with a special interest in emerging market multinationals. He also analyzes governance issues, with a special interest in corruption in international business. His almost seventy published research papers appear in leading academic journals, such as Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of World Business, and Research Policy, and in several edited books. He has recently coedited the book Understanding Multinationals from Emerging Markets. His geographical area of expertise is Latin America. He has done fieldwork in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Spain, and the US. 

His research has received numerous awards. His dissertation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology received the best dissertation in strategy award from the Academy of Management, and was finalist for best dissertation in international management award and for the Gunnar Hedlund award. A paper from his dissertation at the University of Salamanca received the best Ph.D. student paper award in strategy 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. 

He is the reviewing editor of Journal of International Business Studies and serves on the editorial boards of other leading journals, such as Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Organization Studies, Journal of World Business, and Journal of International Management. He guest edited special issues of Journal of International Business Studies and Global Strategy Journal.

Alvaro is a Member of the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management’s International Management Division (2012-2017), was Chair of the Communications Committee of the Academy of Management’s International Management Division (2008-2012), and was Representative-at-Large of the Strategic Management Society’s Global Strategy Group (2006-2008). He has been Track Chair at the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting twice (2003, 2011), has co-organized the program of the Academy of International Business Latin American Chapter (2010), and has organized the professional development workshop program (2013) and the academic program (2014) of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. He has received an outstanding service award from the Academy of International Business and six best reviewer awards.   

Alvaro teaches courses on global strategy and sustainability at the undergraduate, masters, executive and Ph.D. levels. He has taught at Northeastern University, University of South Carolina and University of Minnesota in the USA, IPADE and Monterrey Tec in Mexico, FGV and FDC in Brazil, Thammasat University in Thailand, Universitat de València in Spain, UNIS in Guatemala, WU in Austria, and Warsaw School of Economics in Poland. He was a finalist for professor of the year award at the University of South Carolina.

October 2014
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