Department of Strategy and Innovation


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Grazia D. Santangelo is professor of Strategic and International Management at Copenhagen Business School and visiting professor at Henley Business School (UK). She earned her PhD in Economics at the University of Reading (UK) and, before joining Copenhagen Business School, hold a Jean Monnet Chair in International Business at the University of Catania (Italy). She researches across the fields of international business, global strategy, and innovation. Her current research focuses on how firms strategize about their intangibles around the globe, the evolution of firms’ internationalization process, and the nexus between different institutions, and firms’ cross-border strategies and organization. Her research has been published in leading academic journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Economic Geography and Research Policy, and has been recognized by a number of international awards.


She is a member of the editorial review board of Academy of Management Review, Deputy Review Editor of Journal of International Business Studies, and associated editor of Journal of International Management. Grazia D. Santangelo is and a Fellow of the European International Business Academy (EIBA), and Chair of the Research Committee of the Academy of Management International Management Division. She served as representative-at-large of the Global Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society and as former EIBA president


Primary research areas
  • International business
  • International knowledge sourcing
  • Internationalization process
  • Firms strategies and institutions


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Selected publications
  • Maggioni, D., Santangelo, G. D., & Koymen-Ozer, S. (2019) MNEs’ location strategies and labor standards: The role of operating and reputational considerations across industries. Journal of International Business Studies
  • Wettstein, F. Giuliani, E. Santangelo, G.D., Stahl, G.K. (2018) International business and human rights: A research agenda. Journal of World Business,
  • Santangelo. G.D., Dellestrand, H. and Andersson, U. (2018) “Institutional antecedents of subsidiary external embeddedness: Coping with regulatory competitive constraints” Long Range Planning,
  • Rabbiosi, L., Santangelo, G.D. (2018) “Host country corruption and the organization of HQ-subsidiary relationships”. Journal of International Business Studies,
  • Minbaeva, D., & Santangelo, G. D. (2018) "Boundary Spanners and Intra-MNC Knowledge Sharing: The Roles of Controlled Motivation and Immediate Organizational Context". Global Strategy Journal, 8(2): 220-241.
  • Santangelo, G.D., Stucchi, T. (2018) “Internationalization through exaptation: The role of domestic geographical dispersion in the internationalization process”. Journal of International Business Studies, 49(6):753-760.
  • Santangelo, G. D. (2018) "The impact of FDI in land in agriculture in developing countries on host country food security". Journal of World Business, 53(1): 75-84.
  • Santangelo, G.D. & Meyer, K.E. (2017) "Internationalization as an evolutionary process". Journal of International Business Studies, 48(9): 1114–1130.
  • Maggioni, D. Santangelo, G.D. (2017) “Local environmental non-profit organizations and the green investment strategies of family firm”. Ecological Economics, 138(August):126-138.
  • Santangelo, G.D., Meyer, K.E., Jindra, B. (2016) “MNE subsidiaries' outsourcing and insourcing of R&D: The role of local institutions". Global Strategy Journal, 6(4): 247–268.
  • Mudambi, R. Santangelo, G.D. (2015) “From shallow resource pools to emerging clusters: The role of MNE subsidiaries in peripheral areas”. Regional Studies, 50(12): 1965-1979.
  • D’Agostino, L.M. Laursen, K., Santangelo, G.D. (2013) “The impact of R&D offshoring on the home knowledge production of OECD investing regions”. Journal of Economic Geography, 13 (1): 145-175.
  • Narula R. Santangelo, G.D. (2009) “Location, collocation and R&D alliances in the European ICT industry”. Research Policy, 38(2): 393-403.
  • Rabbiosi, L. Santangelo, G.D. (2013) “Parent company benefits from reverse knowledge transfer: The role of the liability of newness in MNEs”. Journal of World Business, 48(1): 160–170.
  • Santangelo G.D. Meyer, E.K. (2011) “Extending Uppsala: Increases and decreases of MNE commitment in emerging economies”. Journal of International Business Studies 42(7): 894-909.
  • Santangelo, G.D. (2009) “MNCs and linkages creation: Evidence from a peripheral area”. Journal of World Business, 44(2), 192-205.
  • Cantwell, J.A. Santangelo, G.D. (2002), “The new geography of corporate research in information and communications technology (ICT)”. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 12(1-2): 163-197.
  • Santangelo, G.D. (2000), “Corporate strategic technological partnerships in the European information and communications technology industry”. Research Policy, 29(9): 1015-1031.
  • Cantwell, J.A. Santangelo, G.D. (2000), “Capitalism, profits and innovation in the new techno-economic paradigm”. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 10(1-2): 131-157.
  • Cantwell, J.A. Santangelo, G.D. (1999), “The frontier of international technology networks: sourcing abroad the most highly tacit capability”. Information Economics and Policy, 11: 101-123.


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Aleksandra Gregoric; Larissa Rabbiosi; Grazia D. Santangelo / Diaspora Ownership and Technological Licensing by Emerging Market
Paper presented at DRUID19 Conference, 2019
Paper > peer review
Larissa Rabbiosi; Grazia D. Santangelo / Host country corruption and the organization of HQ–subsidiary relationships
In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2.2019, p. 111-124
Journal article > peer review
Grazia D. Santangelo; Henrik Dellestrand; Ulf Andersson / Institutional Antecedents of Subsidiary External Embeddedness : Coping with Regulatory Competitive Constraints.
In: Long Range Planning, Vol. 52, No. 4, 8.2019
Journal article > peer review
Florian Wettstein; Elisa Giuliani; Grazia D. Santangelo; Günter K. Stahl / International Business and Human Rights : A Research Agenda.
In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2019, p. 54-65
Journal article > peer review
Daniela Maggioni; Grazia D. Santangelo; Seda Koymen-Ozer / MNEs’ Location Strategies and Labor Standards : The Role of Operating and Reputational Considerations Across Industries.
In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 50, No. 6, 8.2019, p. 948-972
Journal article > peer review
Dana Minbaeva; Grazia D. Santangelo / Boundary Spanners and Intra-MNC Knowledge Sharing : The Roles of Controlled Motivation and Immediate Organizational Context.
In: Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2, 5.2018, p. 220-241
Journal article > peer review
Marco Mutinelli; Lucia Piscitello; Grazia D. Santangelo / Gli investimenti internazionali
In: Agenda Italia 2023. ed. /Andrea Goldstein. Bologna : Il Mulino 2018, p. 212-222
Book chapter
Grazia D. Santangelo / Guest Editorial
In: Competitiveness Review, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2018, 6 p., p. 230-235
Editorial > peer review
Grazia D. Santangelo; Tamara Stucchi / Internationalization through Exaptation : The Role of Domestic Geographical Dispersion in the Internationalization Process.
In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 49, No. 6, 8.2018, p. 753–760
Journal article > peer review
Ram Mudambi; Rajneesh Narula; Grazia D. Santangelo / Location, Collocation and Innovation by Multinational Enterprises : A Research Agenda.
In: Industry and Innovation, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2018, p. 229-241
Journal article > peer review
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