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Dr. V.G. (Vittoria) Scalera

Faculty of Economics and Business
Section Strategy & International Business
Photographer: Ineke Oostveen

Visiting address
  • Plantage Muidergracht 12
  • Room number: M3.01M
Postal address
  • Postbus 15953
    1001 NL Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Position

    Associate Professor of International Business

    Coordinator of the International Business group

     

    Research Programme

    Strategy and International Business

     

    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 

    Diversity 

     

    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)

     

    Research Grants

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

    Erasmus+ Project, Fostering Migrant Entrepreneurship incubation in Europe, EU Commission, 2020-2023 (Leader of the UVA team)

     

    Prizes and honours

    Finalist for 2019 Temple/AIB Best Paper Award, Academy of International Business Conference, 2019

    Finalist for HKUST Best Paper in Global Strategy Finalist, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2019

    Global Strategy Journal (GSJ) Best Paper Award, Academy of International Business -UKI Chapter Conference, 2019

    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 

  • Teaching

    Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam

    International Strategy, MSc in Business Administration (International Business track)

    Theories of International Management, MSc in Business Administration (International Business track)

    Thesis Proposal for International Management, MSc in Business Administration (International Business track)

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

  • Other activites

    Service to the academic community

    Representative-at-Large, Global Startegy Interest Group, Strategic Management Society,  2019-today

    Secretary/Treasurer, Academy of International Business (AIB) Western Europe Chapter, 2019-today

     

    Membership editorial staff 

    Associate Editor, Cross Country and Strategic Management, 2021-present

    Editorial Review Board member, Global Strategy Journal, 2021-present

    Editorial Review Board member, Journal of World Business, 2018 - present

    Social Media Coordinator, Journal of World Business, 2018-present

    Special Issue Editor: “Global Connectivity in a World of Disruptions” for Journal of International Management (with Snehal Awate, Ram Mudambi and Andreas Schotter), expected publication 2023

    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, Florida Atlantic U.; Samuele Murtinu, U. of Groningen), 2018

     

    International conferences and related activities

    Organizer

    Paper Development Workshop, sponsored by Journal of International Business Studies and AIB Wester Europe at EIBA Annual Conference 2021 (with Becky Reuber, U. of Toronto)

    Paper Development Workshop, Global Strategy Interest Group joint with the Global Strategy Journal at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Meeting, 2021 (with Benoit Decreton and Minyuan Zhao)

    Paper Development Workshop, sponsored by Journal of International Business Studies and AIB Wester Europe at EIBA Annual Conference 2020 (with Becky Reuber)

    Webinar “Navigating Virtual Academic Conferences for PhD Students and Early Career Scholars” SMS Global Strategy Interest Group, August 2020 (with Kristin Brandl)

    Panel session “Is CSR enough? Multinational enterprises and the sustainability-oriented international strategy” at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Meeting, 2020

    Paper Development Workshop, Global Strategy Interest Group joint with the Global Strategy Journal at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Meeting, 2020 (with Birgitte Grøgaard and Joao Albino-Pimentel)

    Panel Session: “Global strategy, organization and value chains”, Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference, 2020 (with Mudambi, R.)

    Workshop “Cross-border Innovation in a Changing World: Players, Places and, Policies”, online, 2020 (with Davide Castellani, Alessandra Perri, and Antonello Zanfei)

    Workshop “The Future of Global Mobility”, sponsored by the Academy of International Business Western Europe Chapter, University of Goettingen, 2020 (with F. J. Froese)

    Panel session “Brains on the Move: High-skilled Migrants in Multinational Enterprises’ Knowledge Networks” at the European International Business Academy (EIBA) 2019

    iBEGIN Conference 2018, Philadelphia (PA), US, October 2018 (with R. Mudambi and A. Perri) 

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

    iBEGIN Conference 2017, Venice, Italy, December 2017 (with R. Mudambi and A. Perri) 

    Special Session: “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 - SMS Annual Conference, 2021; 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: Global Strategy Journal Paper Development Workshop, AIB Annual Conference, 2021;  Journal of International Business Studies – Journal of International Business Policy Paper Development Workshop, AIB Canada Annual Conference 2020; 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: Strategic Management Journal; Journal of International Business Studies; Research Policy; Global Strategy Journal; Journal of World Business; Journal of Management Studies; Journal of Economic Geography,; Journal of Internal Business Policy; 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

    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.)

  • Links
  • Publications

    2021

    • Ambos, B., Brandl, K., Perri, A., Scalera, V. G., & Van Assche, A. (2021). The nature of innovation in global value chains. Journal of World Business, 56(4), [101221]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2021.101221 [details]
    • Castellani, D., Lavoratori, K., Perri, A., & Scalera, V. G. (2021). International connectivity and the location of multinational enterprises' knowledge-intensive activities: Evidence from US metropolitan areas. Global strategy journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/gsj.1404
    • Chakravarty, S., Cumming, D. J., Murtinu, S., Scalera, V. G., & Schwens, C. (2021). Exploring the next generation of international entrepreneurship. Journal of World Business, 56(5), [101229]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2021.101229 [details]
    • Foss, N., Lee, P. M., Murtinu, S., & Scalera, V. G. (2021). The XX factor: Female managers and innovation in a cross-country setting. The Leadership Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2021.101537

    2020

    • Elia, S., Munjal, S., & Scalera, V. G. (2020). Sourcing Technological Knowledge Through Foreign Inward Licensing to Boost the Performance of Indian Firms: The Contingent Effects of Internal R&D and Business Group Affiliation. Management International Review, 60(5), 695–721. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11575-020-00419-6 [details]
    • Marino, A., Mudambi, R., Perri, A., & Scalera, V. G. (2020). Ties that bind: Ethnic inventors in multinational enterprises’ knowledge integration and exploitation. Research Policy, 49(9), [103956]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2020.103956 [details]
    • Scalera, V. G., Mukherjee, D., & Piscitello, L. (2020). Ownership strategies in knowledge-intensive cross-border acquisitions: Comparing Chinese and Indian MNEs. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 37(1), 155–185. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-018-9616-6 [details]

    2019

    2017

    • Mrkajic, B., Murtinu, S., & Scalera, V. G. (2017). Is Green the New Gold? Venture Capital and Green Entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-017-9943-x
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2016.07.007 [details]
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtx004 [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. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-017-0109-5 [details]

    2016

    • Murtinu, S., & Scalera, V. G. (2016). Sovereign Wealth Funds' Internationalization Strategies: The Use of Investment Vehicles. Journal of International Management, 22(3), 249-264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2016.03.003 [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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpim.12319 [details]

    2015

    • 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1571-502720150000028011

    2014

    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1108/MBR-06-2014-0021

    2021

    • Ambos, B., Brandl, K., Perri, A., Scalera, V. G., & Van Assche, A. (2021). The nature of innovation in global value chains. Journal of World Business, 56(4), [101221]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2021.101221 [details]
    • Castellani, D., Lavoratori, K., Perri, A., & Scalera, V. G. (2021). International connectivity and the location of multinational enterprises' knowledge-intensive activities: Evidence from US metropolitan areas. Global strategy journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/gsj.1404
    • Chakravarty, S., Cumming, D. J., Murtinu, S., Scalera, V. G., & Schwens, C. (2021). Exploring the next generation of international entrepreneurship. Journal of World Business, 56(5), [101229]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2021.101229 [details]
    • Foss, N., Lee, P. M., Murtinu, S., & Scalera, V. G. (2021). The XX factor: Female managers and innovation in a cross-country setting. The Leadership Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2021.101537

    2020

    • Elia, S., Munjal, S., & Scalera, V. G. (2020). Sourcing Technological Knowledge Through Foreign Inward Licensing to Boost the Performance of Indian Firms: The Contingent Effects of Internal R&D and Business Group Affiliation. Management International Review, 60(5), 695–721. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11575-020-00419-6 [details]
    • Marino, A., Mudambi, R., Perri, A., & Scalera, V. G. (2020). Ties that bind: Ethnic inventors in multinational enterprises’ knowledge integration and exploitation. Research Policy, 49(9), [103956]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2020.103956 [details]
    • Scalera, V. G., Mukherjee, D., & Piscitello, L. (2020). Ownership strategies in knowledge-intensive cross-border acquisitions: Comparing Chinese and Indian MNEs. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 37(1), 155–185. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-018-9616-6 [details]

    2019

    2017

    • Mrkajic, B., Murtinu, S., & Scalera, V. G. (2017). Is Green the New Gold? Venture Capital and Green Entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-017-9943-x
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2016.07.007 [details]
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtx004 [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. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-017-0109-5 [details]

    2016

    • Brandl, K., Kollmann, M. C., Cha, H., Darendeli, I., Hannigan, T. J., Lee, A., Kim, S., Scalera, V. G., Perri, A., Hamilton, R. D., & 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). Routledge. https://doi.org/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). Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781317417682/chapters/10.4324%2F9781315687285-23 [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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2016.03.003 [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. https://doi.org/10.1080/16258312.2016.1219616 [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). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203761885 [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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpim.12319 [details]

    2015

    • 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1571-502720150000028011

    2014

    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1108/MBR-06-2014-0021
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  • Ancillary activities
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