Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra is Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy and the Robert Morrison Fellow 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. He has also taught at IPADE in Mexico, ITESM in Mexico, FDC in Brazil, Universitat de València in Spain, UNIS in Guatemala and WU in Austria. He received a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and another from the University of Salamanca.
Alvaro studies the internationalization of firms, with a special interest in developing-country multinationals. He also analyzes governance issues, with a special interest in corruption in international business. His research appears in leading academic journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, and Research Policy, and in several edited books. 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, and Journal of World Business. 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. 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 dissertation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology received the best dissertation in strategy award from the Academy of Management, and 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. He has also received an outstanding service award from the Academy of International Business and four best reviewer awards.
Alvaro is a Member of the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management’s International Management Division, was Chair of the Communications Committee of the Academy of Management’s International Management Division, and was Representative-at-Large of the Strategic Management Society’s Global Strategy Group. He has been Track Chair at the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting twice, and has co-organized the program of the Academy of International Business Latin American Chapter.
Alvaro 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.