PERRI Alessandra

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Current Academic Position

Associate professor - Department of Management, Ca' Foscari University of Venice (IT)


Previous Academic Positions

Assistant professor - Department of Management, Ca' Foscari University of Venice (IT)

Post-doc researcher - Department of Business Administration, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid (SP)


Main Research Interests

Knowledge spillover from FDI, Innovation management in multinational corporations, Emerging countries' technological catch-up, Innovation in family firms



2008 - 2011: Ph.D. in Management, Title of the Dissertation: "International Knowledge Transfer: an Integrated Analysis of the Antecedents, Consequences and Time Patterns of the Foreign Direct Investment Knowledge Spillover Effect", Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome (IT) 

2005 - 2007: Master Degree in General Management, Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome (IT) 

2006: Erasmus Program, Universidad de Salamanca (SP)

2001 - 2004: Bachelor Degree in Economics and Business, Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome (IT) 


Research Experience

January 2020: Visiting Scholar, Department of Marketing and Management University of Melbourne, Australia (AU)

May 2017: Visiting Scholar, Global and Strategy Research Center, IESE Business School, Universidad de Navarra, Barcelona (SP)

February 2014 - May 2014: Visiting Scholar, Department of Strategic Management, Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia (USA)

2011 - 2012: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Business Administration, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (SP)

January 2010 - July 2010: Visiting Scholar, Center for Strategic Management and Globalization, Copenhagen Business School (DK)


Editorial Appointments

Associate Editor - Industry and Innovation


Academic Awards

2019: GSJ Best Paper Award AIB-UK&I, for the paper “Connectivity and the location of MNE activities across the value chain”, with D. Castellani, K. Lavoratori and V.G. Scalera

2019: Nominated for the 2019 Academy of Management Conference Prize for the best Global Strategy paper: “Connectivity and the location of MNE activities across the value chain”, with D. Castellani, K. Lavoratori and V.G. Scalera

2016: Nominated for the 2016 Academy of International Business Alan M. Rugman Most Promising Scholar(s) Award, for the paper “The Dispersed Multinational: Connectedness Across Spatial Dimensions and Technological Search", with T.J. Hannigan and V.G. Scalera

2015: Ca’ Foscari University 2015 Research Award  (Premio alla Ricerca di Ateneo per la categoria "Giovani Ricercatori", 10.000 euro)

2015: “International Journal of Emerging Markets Best Paper Award”, for the paper “An analysis of the co-inventor networks associated with the Chinese pharmaceutical industry”, (with V.G. Scalera and R. Mudambi), awarded during the workshop “Technology Driven FDI from Emerging Countries: Challenges and Opportunities in Europe”, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa

2015: “Multinational Business Review 2015 Outstanding Paper Award”, for the paper “A Longitudinal Study of MNE Innovation: the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company”, (2014) Multinational Business Review, Vol. 22 Iss: 3, pp. 270 – 293; ISSN: 1525-383X; doi:10.1108/MBR-06-2014-0021, with V.G. Scalera; D. Mukherjee; and R. Mudambi    

2015: Ca’ Foscari Department of Management 2015 Research Award, for the article “Knowledge outflows from foreign subsidiaries and the tension between knowledge creation and knowledge protection: evidence from the semiconductor industry”, published in International Business Review with U. Andersson, vol. 23; p. 63-75    

2012: "2012 Palgrave Best Competitive Paper Award", granted within the Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Annual Conference, Liverpool (UK) for the paper entitled: "Subsidiary Linkages Patterns: Learning Prospects and Spillover Risks", with U. Andersson, P.C. Nell and G. Santangelo    

2009: “The John H. Dunning Best Doctoral Thesis Proposal Award”, for the PhD proposal “Firm-Level Heterogeneity and FDI-Mediated Knowledge Spillovers: Some Insights on the Role of MNCs’ and Subsidiaries’ Characteristics”, European International Business Academy (EIBA) Annual Conference, Valencia (SP)

2012: Acknowledgement of teaching excellence for the course “Innovation and Technological Change” – Undergraduate level (taught in English), Department of Business Administration, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid (SP)


Grants and Research Projects

01/2019 – present: Principal Investigator of the project "Traditional Industries and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: New Trends in the Creation and Protection of Innovation in the Global Automotive Industry " funded through a peer-reviewed competitive application - Funding institution: European Patent Office (61.400 euro)

01/2016 – 12/2017: Principal Investigator of the project "Le collaborazioni internazionali nelle attività di innovazione" funded through a peer-reviewed competitive application - Funding institution: Ca’ Foscari University Venice (10.000 euro)