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dr. V.G. (Vittoria) Scalera

  • Faculty of Economics and Business
    Section International Strategy & Marketing
  • Visiting address
    REC M
    Plantage Muidergracht 12  Room number: 2.19
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15953
    1001 NL  Amsterdam


Assistant Professor of International Management


Research Programme

International Strategy & Marketing


Other Academic Position(s)

John H. Dunning Fellow 2017-2018, Dunning Centre for Internationa Business, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK


Research interests

International business and management

Globalization and strategy

Innovation management 

Emerging economies

Non-market strategy


International ties

Bocconi University, Milan, Italy: Visiting Scholar (2017-2018)

Henley Business School, University of Reading, Reading, UK: Visiting Scholar (2017)

Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA: Visiting Scholar (2013-2014)


Prizes and honours

VENI research grant (250,000 EUR) Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), 2018-2021

Temple/AIB Best Paper Award 2017, Academy of International Business Conference, 2017

Best Reviewer Award IM Division 2016, Academy of Management, 2016 

Finalist for Alan M. Rugman Young Scholar Award (formerly Haynes Prize) 2016, Academy of International Business Conference, 2016

Finalist for Aalto University School of Business "That's Interesting!" Award 2016, Academy of International Business Conference, 2016

Finalist for Best Paper Award in Emerging Economies Research 2016, Academy of International Business Conference, 2016

Schulze Award Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange, 2015

International Journal of Emerging Markets Best Paper Award, 2015

Multinational Business Review Outstanding Paper of 2014, 2015 

Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam

 Theories of International Management, MSc in Business Administration

 Thesis Workshop Database Research, MSc in Business Administration

 Thesis Proposal for International Management, MSc in Business Administration

Master thesis supervision, MSc in Business Administration (International Management track)

Membership editorial staff 

Editorial Review Board member, Journal of World Business

Social Media Coordinator, Journal of World Business

Special Issue Editor: “The Nature of Innovation in Global Value Chains” for Journal of World Business (with Ari van Assche, HEC Montreal; Kristin Brandl, U. of Victoria;  Alessandra Perri, Cá Foscari U. of Venice), 2017 

Special Issue Editor: "Exploring the next generation of international entrepreneurship: A multi disciplinary perspective"  for Journal of World Business (Sugato Chakravarty, Purdue U.; Douglas Cumming, York U.; Samuele Murtinu, U. of Groningen), 2018


International conferences


Organizer of the iBEGIN Conference 2018, Philadelphia (PA), US, October 2018 (with R. Mudambi, Temple U.; A. Perri, Cá Foscari U. of Venice) 

Organizer of the iBEGIN Conference 2017, Venice, Italy, December 2017 (with R. Mudambi, Temple U.; A. Perri, Cá Foscari U. of Venice) 

Panel Session Organizer: "So Close and Yet so Far: Innovation in Global Value Chains“ at the Academy of International Business 2018 (with Brandl, K.)

Special Session Organizer: “Knowledge, Firms and Location in the Era of Global Networks” at Uddevalla Symposium 2016 (with Iammarino, S. and Perri, A.)

Panelist & Session Chair

Session Chair - DRUID15 2015; Academy of International Business 2015

Panelist - Panel session: “Global connectivity as the basis for local innovation” at Academy of International Business 2014

Discussant/facilitator: Facilitator in Professional Development Workshops at Academy of Management (AOM) 2014; Discussant at 4th Copenhagen Conference on Outward Investment from Emerging Economies at Copenhagen Business School 2014


Referee activities

Ad hoc reviewer for international journals: Journal of International Business Studies; Research Policy; Global Strategy Journal; Journal of World Business; Journal of Product Innovation Management; Journal of International Management; International Business Review; Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice; International Journal of Management Reviews; Asia Pacific Journal of Management; British Journal of Management; Journal of Business Research; Industry & Innovation; Journal of Small Business Management; Economics of Innovation and New Technology; Technovation; Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance; International Journal of Emerging Markets

Reviewer for international conferences: DRUID Summer Conference; DRUID Conference; Strategic Management Society Special Conference in Las Vegas; Strategic Management Society Special Conference in Rome; Strategic Management Society Special Conference in Santiago de Chile; Academy of International Business; Academy of Management (TIM and IM divisions); European International Business Academy; Academy of International Business UK & Ireland; China Goes Global Conference

Occasional reviewer of book manuscripts for Routledge

Occasional reviewer of book proposals for Palgrave Macmillan


Participation in academic networks

Past and Present Memberships in Associations: Academy of International Business, Academy of Management, European Academy of International Business, and Strategic Management Society

Research associate iBEGIN (International Busienss, Economic Geography and Innovation) Research Network coordinated by Professor Ram Mudambi (Fox School of Business, Temple U.)


  • Scalera, V. G., Mukherjee, D., & Piscitello, L. (2018). Ownership strategies in knowledge-intensive cross-border acquisitions: Comparing Chinese and Indian MNEs. Asia Pacific Journal of Management. DOI: 10.1007/s10490-018-9616-6 


  • Mrkajic, B., Murtinu, S., & Scalera, V. G. (2017). Is Green the New Gold? Venture Capital and Green Entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics. DOI: 10.1007/s11187-017-9943-x 
  • Perri, A., Scalera, V. G., & Mudambi, R. (2017). What are the most promising conduits for foreign knowledge inflows? Innovation networks in the Chinese pharmaceutical industry. Industrial and Corporate Change, 26(2), 333-355. DOI: 10.1093/icc/dtx004  [details] 
  • Mudambi, R., Mudambi, S. M., Mukherjee, D., & Scalera, V. G. (2017). Global connectivity and the evolution of industrial clusters: From tires to polymers in Northeast Ohio. Industrial Marketing Management, 61, 20-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2016.07.007  [details] 
  • Scalera, V. G., Perri, A., & Hannigan, T. J. (2017). Knowledge connectedness within and across home country borders: Spatial heterogeneity and the technological scope of firm innovations. Journal of International Business Studies, 1-20. DOI: 10.1057/s41267-017-0109-5  [details] 


  • Sikimic, U., Chiesa, V., Frattini, F., & Scalera, V. G. (2016). Investigating the Influence of Technology Inflows on Technology Outflows in Open Innovation Processes: A Longitudinal Analysis. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 33(6), 652-669. DOI: 10.1111/jpim.12319  [details] 
  • Murtinu, S., & Scalera, V. G. (2016). Sovereign Wealth Funds' Internationalization Strategies: The Use of Investment Vehicles. Journal of International Management, 22(3), 249-264. DOI: 10.1016/j.intman.2016.03.003  [details] 
  • Brandl, K., Kollmann, M. C., Cha, H., Darendeli, I., Hannigan, T. J., Lee, A., ... Mudambi, R. (2016). Innovation in US metropolitan areas: The role of global connectivity. In F. Belussi, & L. Orsi (Eds.), Innovation, Alliances, and Networks in High-Tech Environments (pp. 51-64). (Routledge studies in global competition). London: Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9781315727356  [details] 
  • Elia, S., Piscitello, L., & Scalera, V. G. (2016). Collaborative innovation within Chinese MNCs’ international networks: the role of cultural and institutional distances. In L. Brennan, & C. Bakir (Eds.), Emerging Market Multinationals in Europe (pp. 170-182). (Routledge advances in international political economy; No. 28). London: Routledge. [details] 
  • Patrucco, A. S., Scalera, V. G., & Luzzini, D. (2016). Risks and governance modes in offshoring decisions: Linking supply chain management and international business perspectives. Supply Chain Forum, 17(3), 170-182. [details] 
  • Perri, A., & Scalera, V. G. (2016). Global city locations and the geographical reach of knowledge networks. In I. Bernhard (Ed.), Uddevalla Symposium 2016: Geography, open innovation, diversity and entrepreneurship: Revised papers presented at the 19th Uddevalla Symposium, 30 June-2 July, 2016, London, UK (pp. 509-530). (Report; No. 2016:5). Trollhättan: University West, Department of Economics and IT. [details] 
  • Piscitello, L., Rabellotti, R., & Scalera, V. G. (2016). Chinese and Indian M&As in Europe: the relationship between motive and ownership choice. In A. Risberg, D. R. King, & O. Meglio (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Mergers and Acquisitions (pp. 114-129). (Routledge companions). London: Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9780203761885  [details] 


  • Amighini, A., Cozza, C., Giuliani, E., Rabellotti, R., & Scalera, V. G. (2015). Multinational enterprises from emerging economies: what theories suggest, what evidence shows. A literature review. Economia e Politica Industriale, 42(3), 343-370. DOI: 10.1007/s40812-015-0011-8 
  • Scalera, V. G., Perri, A., & Mudambi, R. (2015). Managing innovation in emerging economies: Organizational arrangements and resources of foreign MNEs in the Chinese Pharmaceutical Industry. Advances in International Management, 28, 201-233. DOI: 10.1108/S1571-502720150000028011 
  • Murtinu, S., & Scalera, V. G. (2015). Sovereign Wealth Fund Investments and Stock Prices: The Effect of Target Industry and Location. Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali, 2015(4), 447-462. DOI: 10.1400/241155 


  • Scalera, V. G., Mukherjee, D., Perri, A., & Mudambi, R. (2014). A longitudinal study of MNE innovation: The case of Goodyear. Multinational Business Review, 22(3), 270-293. DOI: 10.1108/MBR-06-2014-0021 
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