Department of Strategy and Innovation


Room: KIL/14.A-2.66

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, held 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 deal with ethical issues and strategize about their intangibles around the globe; the evolution of firms’ internationalization process; and the nexus between institutions, and firms’ cross-border strategy. 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 Reviewing Editor of Journal of International Business Studies and a member of the editorial review board of Academy of Management Review. She also served as associated editor of Journal of International Management and Industry and Innovation.

Grazia D. Santangelo is a Fellow of the European International Business Academy (EIBA), and elected member of the Executive Board of the Academy of Management (AOM) International Management (IM) division. She served as Chair of the Research Committee of the AOM IM Division, 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
  • Strategic responses to societal challenges


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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 Gregorič; Larissa Rabbiosi; Grazia D. Santangelo / Diaspora Ownership and International Technology Licensing by Emerging Market Firms
In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 52, No. 4, 6.2021, p. 671-691
Journal article > peer review
Grazia D. Santangelo / Internationalization Process Perspectives : Revisiting the Link Between Market Knowledge and Market Commitment.
In: The Oxford Handbook of International Business Strategy. ed. /Kamel Mellahi; Klaus Meyer; Rajneesh Narula; Irina Surdu; Alain Verbeke. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2021, p. 248-268
Book chapter > peer review
Grazia D. Santangelo; Anupama Phene / Knowledge Sourcing by the Multinational Enterprise : An Individual Creativity-based Model.
In: Journal of International Business Studies, 4.6.2021
Journal article > peer review
Grazia D. Santangelo / Research Methods in International Business
In: Transnational Corporations, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2020, p. 139-141
Book review
Grazia D. Santangelo; Anupama Phene / Intellectual Property Protection in the Global Arena : Appropriability Hazard and Competitive Threats.
In: Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2020, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
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
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