Department of Strategy and Innovation
- Center for Corporate Governance
Larissa Rabbiosi (PhD, Politecnico di Milano) is Professor (MSO) in International Business at Copenhagen Business School. Her research concerns the relationship between the organization of firms and their strategic processes with a particular focus on knowledge transfer, innovation, and international expansion. Her current research interests include the relationship between immigrants and firm performance, institutions and multinational corporations’ strategies, and post-acquisition integration management.
The relationship between diasporas and firms’ performance (e.g., internationalization, collaborations, innovation)
Corruption and multinational corporations
- Post-acquisition integration: processes and effects
International Business Strategy, Bachelor in International Business & Politics
Rabbiosi L., Santangelo G.D., “Host country corruption and the organization of HQ-subsidiary relationships”, Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming.
Colombo M.G., Rabbiosi L., 2014, “Technological similarity, post-acquisition R&D reorganization and innovation performance in horizontal acquisition”. Research Policy, Vol. 43, pp. 1039-1054.
Rabbiosi L., Santangelo G.D., 2013, “Parent company's benefits from reverse knowledge transfer: The role of the liability of newness in MNEs”, Journal of World Business, Vol. 48(1), pp. 160–170.
Minbaeva D., Mäkelä K., Rabbiosi L., 2012, “Linking HRM and knowledge transfer via individual-level mechanisms”, Human Resource Management, May–June, Vol. 51(3), pp. 387–405.
Rabbiosi L., 2011. “Subsidiary roles and reverse knowledge transfer: an investigation of the effects of coordination mechanisms”, Journal of International Management, Vol. 17, pp. 97-113.
In: Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. ed. /Patricia McDougall-Covin; Tunga Kiyak. East Lansing, MI : Academy of International Business 2013, p. 280 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 55)
In: Emerging Economies and Firms in the Global Crisis. ed. /Marin A. Marinov; Svetla T. Marinova. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan 2013, p. 47-82
In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2013, p. 160-170
In: Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. ed. /Patricia McDougall-Covin; Tunga Kiyak. East Lansing, MI : Academy of International Business 2013, p. 39 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 55)
Paper presented at The 35th DRUID Celebration Conference 2013: Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, 2013
In: M I R: Management International Review, Vol. 52, No. 2, 2012, p. 193-212
In: Human Resource Management, Vol. 51, No. 3, 2012, p. 387-405
In: Proceedings of the 54rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. ed. /Susan Feinberg; Tunga Kiyak. East Lansing, MI : Academy of International Business 2012, p. 184 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 54)
Paper presented at The 3rd Copenhagen Conference on Emerging Multinationals, 2012
In: Managing Innovation Driven Companies: Approaches in Practice. . ed. /Hugo Tschirky; Cornelius Herstatt; David Probert; Hans-Georg Gemuenden; Massimo G. Colombo; Thomas Durand; Petra C. De Weerd-Nederhof; Tim Schweisfurth. Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan 2011, p. 56-67
In: European Management Review, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2011, p. 111-116
Paper presented at The DRUID Society Conference 2011, 2011
In: Journal of International Management, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2011, p. 97-113
Frederiksberg : Djøf Forlag 2010, 46 p.
In: European Management Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2010, p. 74-76
In: Multinationals and Local Competitiveness. ed. /Lucia Piscitello; Grazia D. Santangelo. Milano : Edizioni FrancoAngeli 2009, p. 167-195
Frederiksberg : Djøf Forlag 2008, 43 p.
In: Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 16, No. 6, 2007, p. 1037-1067
In: Do multinationals feed local development and growth?. ed. /Lucia Piscitello; Grazia D. Santangelo. Amsterdam : Pergamon Press 2007, p. 169-193 (International Business and Management, Vol. 22)
Fewer women than men apply for research grants: "They have a moral duty to do so," says professor
The role of diaspora investors in developing countries: A study of firm internationalization and inter-firm collaborations.
Project Coordinator: Professor MSO Larissa Rabbiosi
Although the relevance of diaspora members (immigrants) as active actors in their countries of origin and countries of residence is becoming more evident, little is still known about the channels used by individual firms to benefit from immigrants. The proposed project aims to understand how firm internationalization, inter-firm collaborations, and innovation are affected by diaspora members’ participation in firms as e.g. foreign investors, inventors, returnees.
First, we propose equity ownership as a form of connection between the homeland firms and diasporans (i.e. diaspora members). Specifically, we draw on the literature on diaspora combined with an owners-as-resources perspective to theorize about how diaspora owners can affect the homeland firm’s internationalization. We suggest that the anticipated entry costs deriving from the liability of foreignness faced by homeland firms explain how the impact of diaspora owners varies depending on entry mode. Finally, we compare diaspora owners to other types of foreign owner which we argue have lower levels of motivation and ability to help homeland firms to internationalize, and contribute relatively less to their internationalization than diaspora owners.
Second, we expect that the liability of origin makes participation in international technology licensing challenging for emerging market firms. We draw on signaling theory and argue that diaspora ownership—diasporan equity investment—constitutes a reliable signal of firm quality and trustworthiness which facilitates emerging market firms’ access to international technology licensing. We theorize further about how the efficacy of diaspora ownership as a credibility-enhancing mechanism varies with the firm’s subnational context characteristics.
Third, technically skilled immigrants are highly strategically important for firm innovation. However, immigrants are socially embedded resources, in the sense that their belonging to the ethnic social community creates access to knowledge and creation of competencies that cannot be easily imitated from non-members of the ethnic community. This inherent ethnic social embeddedness can be inscrutable to the organization itself. Based on insights from the resource-based view, we investigate how and under what conditions organizations capitalize on immigrants with technical skills and harness them for innovation.
Larissa Rabbiosi (Copenhagen Business School)
Aleksandra Gregoric (Copenhagen Business School)
Anu Phene (George Washington University)
Francesco Di Lorenzo (Copenhagen Business School)
Grazia D. Santangelo (Copenhagen Business School)
Ram Mudambi (Fox School of Business)
Danish Council for Independent Research, Social Sciences (FSE).
No outside activities reported.