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Professor Davide Castellani

Professor of International Business

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Specialisms

  • International Business, 
  • International Trade, 
  • Economic Geography

Location

139, Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus

Professor Davide Castellani has been doing research at the intersection of International Business, International Trade and Economic Geography for over fifteen years.

Qualifications

PhD in Economics from the University of Ancona (Italy).

Research focus

Determinants of the firms’ internationalisation choices, and their impact on innovation, technology and economic performances of firms, regions and countries.

Davide's publications have appeared in leading journals such as:

  • Journal of International Business Studies
  • Journal of International Economics
  • Oxford Economic Papers
  • Regional Studies
  • Research Policy
  • Small Business Economics
  • The Review of World Economics

He has been involved in a number of international collaborative research projects and acted as an advisor to the European Commission and other international organisations.

Reference: Békés, G. , Benito, G. R.G., Castellani, D. and Muraközy, B. (2021) Into the unknown: the extent and boldness of firms’ international footprint. Global Strategy Journal. ISSN 2042-5805 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/gsj.1397
Reference: Elia, S., Greve, P. , Vallone, T. and Castellani, D. (2021) The micro-foundations of industrial diversification through foreign acquisitions: the multifaceted role of CEO experience. Long Range Planning. 102104. ISSN 0024-6301 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2021.102104
Reference: Lavoratori, K. and Castellani, D. (2021) Too close for comfort? Micro-geography of agglomeration economies in the United Kingdom. Journal of Regional Science. ISSN 1467-9787 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jors.12531
Reference: Castellani, D. , Lavoratori, K., Perri, A. and Scalera, V. G. (2021) International connectivity and the location of multinational enterprises' knowledge‐intensive activities: Evidence from US metropolitan areas. Global Strategy Journal. ISSN 2042-5805 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/gsj.1404
Reference: Castellani, D. and Lavoratori, K. (2020) The lab and the plant: offshore R&D and co-location with production activities. Journal of International Business Studies, 51 (1). pp. 121-137. ISSN 1478-6990 doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-019-00255-3
Reference: Castellani, D. , Piva, M., Schubert, T. and Vivarelli, M. (2019) R&D and productivity in the US and the EU: sectoral specificities and differences in the crisis. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 138. pp. 279-291. ISSN 0040-1625 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2018.10.001
Reference: Castellani, D. and Fassio, C. (2019) From new imported inputs to new exported products. Firm-level evidence from Sweden. Research Policy, 48 (1). pp. 322-338. ISSN 0048-7333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2018.08.021
Reference: Castellani, D. , Piva, M., Schubert, T. and Vivarelli, M. (2018) Can European productivity make progress? Intereconomics: Review of European Economic Policy, 53 (2). pp. 75-78. ISSN 1613-964X doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10272-018-0725-8
Reference: Castellani, D. , Narula, R. , Nguyen, Q. , Surdu, I. and Walker, J. (2018) No longer at ease in the old dispensation: reappraising the role of international business in the world economy. In: Castellani, D. , Narula, R. , Nguyen, Q.T.K. , Surdu, I. and Walker, J. (eds.) Contemporary Issues in International Business: Institutions, Strategy and Performance. The Academy of International Business. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9783319702193 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70220-9
Reference: Castellani, D. (2018) The changing geography of innovation and the multinational enterprise. In: Cook, G., Johns, J., McDonald, F., Beaverstock, J. and Pandit, N. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to International Business and Economic Geography. Routledge, Abingdon.
Reference: Castellani, D. and Lavoratori, K. (2018) Location of R&D abroad — an analysis on global cities. In: Capik, P. and Dej, M. (eds.) Relocation of Economic Activity. Contemporary Theory and Practice in Local, Regional and Global Perspectives. Springer, pp. 145-162. ISBN 9783319922829 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92282-9_9
Reference: Castellani, D. , Rullani, E. and Zanfei, A. (2017) Districts, multinationals and global/digital networks. Economia e Politica Industriale, 44 (4). pp. 429-447. ISSN 0391-2078 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40812-017-0079-4
Reference: Castellani, D. , Montresor, S., Schubert, T. and Vezzani, A. (2017) Multinationality, R&D and productivity: evidence from the top R&D investors worldwide. International Business Review, 26 (3). pp. 405-416. ISSN 0969-5931 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.10.003
Reference: Castellani, D. and Fassio, C. (2016) Import, export and multinationality: evidence from Swedish firms. Rivista di Politica Economica, VII-IX. ISSN 0035-6468
Reference: Francioni, B., Pagano, A. and Castellani, D. (2016) Drivers of SMEs’ exporting activity: a review and a research agenda. Multinational Business Review, 24 (3). pp. 194-215. ISSN 1525-383X doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/MBR-06-2016-0023
Reference: Castellani, D. , Meliciani, V. and Mirra, L. (2016) The determinants of inward foreign direct investment in business services across European regions. Regional Studies, 50 (4). pp. 671-691. ISSN 1360-0591 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2014.928677
Reference: Castellani, D. and Pieri, F. (2016) Outward investments and productivity: evidence from European regions. Regional Studies, 50 (12). pp. 1945-1964. ISSN 1360-0591 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2014.981149
Reference: Castellani, D. and Koch, A. (2015) Mapping competitiveness with European data. Bruegel Blueprint, Bruegel, pp185. ISBN 9789078910367
Reference: Castellani, D. , Mancusi, M. L., Santangelo, G. D. and Zanfei, A. (2015) Exploring the links between offshoring and innovation. Economia e Politica Industriale, 42 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 0391-2078 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40812-014-0008-8
Reference: Castellani, D. , Mancusi, M. L., Santangelo, G. D. and Zanfei, A. (2015) Special section: offshoring, immigration and the labour market: a micro-level perspective. Economia e Politica Industriale, 42 (2). pp. 157-162. ISSN 0391-2078 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40812-015-0009-2
Reference: Barba Navaretti, G., Castellani, D. and Pieri, F. (2014) Age and firm growth: evidence from three European countries. Small Business Economics, 43 (4). pp. 823-837. ISSN 1573-0913 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-014-9564-6
Reference: Castelli, C. and Castellani, D. (2013) The internationalisation of R&D: sectoral and geographic patterns of cross-border investments. Economia e Politica Industriale/Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, 40 (1). pp. 127-143. ISSN 0391-2078 doi: https://doi.org/10.3280/POLI2013-001006
Reference: Castellani, D. and Pieri, F. (2013) R&D offshoring and the productivity growth of European regions. Research Policy, 42 (9). pp. 1581-1594. ISSN 0048-7333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2013.05.009
Reference: Castellani, D. , Jimenez, A. and Zanfei, A. (2013) How remote are R&D labs? Distance factors and international innovative activities. Journal of International Business Studies, 44 (7). pp. 649-675. ISSN 1478-6990 doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/jibs.2013.30
Reference: Castellani, D. , De Benedictis, L. and Horgos, D. (2013) Can we really trust offshoring indices? Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 25. pp. 159-172. ISSN 0954349X doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.strueco.2012.10.001
Reference: Aristei, D., Castellani, D. and Franco, C. (2013) Firms’ exporting and importing activities: is there a two-way relationship? Review of World Economics, 149 (1). pp. 55-84. ISSN 1610-2886 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10290-012-0137-y
Reference: Castellani, D. (2012) In praise of pecuniary externalities. European Journal of Development Research, 24 (1). pp. 15-19. ISSN 1743-9728 doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/ejdr.2011.53
Reference: Basile, R., Benfratello, L. and Castellani, D. (2012) Geoadditive models for regional count data: an application to industrial location. Geographical Analysis, 45 (1). pp. 28-48. ISSN 0016-7363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/gean.12001
Reference: Navaretti, G. B., Castellani, D. and Disdier, A.-C. (2010) How does investing in cheap labour countries affect performance at home? Firm-level evidence from France and Italy. Oxford Economic Papers, 62 (2). pp. 234-260. ISSN 1464-3812 doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/oep/gpp010
Reference: Castellani, D. , Serti, F. and Tomasi, C. (2010) Firms in international trade: importers’ and exporters’ heterogeneity in Italian manufacturing industry. World Economy, 33 (3). pp. 424-457. ISSN 0378-5920 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9701.2010.01262.x
Reference: Castellani, D. and Giovannetti, G. (2010) Productivity and the international firm: dissecting heterogeneity. Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 13 (1). pp. 25-42. ISSN 1748-7870 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17487870903546226
Reference: Basile, R., Benfratello, L. and Castellani, D. (2009) Le determinanti della localizzazione delle imprese multinazionali: l’attrattività dell’Italia nel contesto europeo. In: Rondi, L. and Silva, F. (eds.) Produttività e cambiamento nell'industria italiana. Indagini Quantitative. Il Mulino. ISBN 978-8815132840
Reference: Basile, R., Castellani, D. and Zanfei, A. (2009) National boundaries and the location of multinational firms in Europe. Papers in Regional Science, 88 (4). pp. 733-748. ISSN 1435-5957 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1435-5957.2009.00238.x
Reference: Navaretti, B. and Castellani, D. (2008) Do Italian firms improve their performance at home by investing abroad? In: Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise. MIT Press.
Reference: Castellani, D. , Mariotti, I. and Piscitello, L. (2008) The impact of outward investments on parent company's employment and skill composition. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 19 (1). pp. 81-94. ISSN 0954349X doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.strueco.2007.11.006
Reference: Basile, R., Castellani, D. and Zanfei, A. (2008) Location choices of multinational firms in Europe: the role of EU cohesion policy. Journal of International Economic Law, 74 (2). pp. 328-340. ISSN 1369-3034 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinteco.2007.08.006
Reference: Castellani, D. and Zanfei, A. (2007) Multinational firms and productivity spillovers: the role of firms’ heterogeneity. In: Benito, G. and Greve, H. (eds.) Progress in International Business Research. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. ISBN 9780762312887
Reference: Castellani, D. (2007) L’internazionalizzazione della produzione in Italia: caratteristiche delle imprese ed effetti sul sistema economico. L'industria. ISSN 0019-7416
Reference: Castellani, D. and Zanfei, A. (2007) Multinational companies and productivity spillovers: is there a specification error? Applied Economics Letters, 14 (14). pp. 1047-1051. ISSN 1466-4291 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13504850600706503
Reference: Castellani, D. and Zanfei, A. (2007) Internationalisation, innovation and productivity: how do firms differ in Italy? World Economy, 30 (1). pp. 156-176. ISSN 0378-5920 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9701.2007.00875.x
Reference: Castellani, D. , Mariotti, I. and Piscitello, L. (2006) Attività estere delle imprese multinazionali italiane e 'skill upgrading'. In: Mariotti, S. and Piscitello, L. (eds.) Multinazionali, innovazione e strategie per la competitività. Il Murino.
Reference: Castellani, D. and Zanfei, A. (2006) Multinational firms, innovation and productivity. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. ISBN 9781845421984
Reference: Castellani, D. (2006) L’impatto della presenza delle imprese multinazionali sul contesto locale. In: Mariotti, S. and Piscitello, L. (eds.) Multinazionali, innovazione e strategie per la competitività. Il Mulino. ISBN 9788815114037
Reference: Castellani, D. and Zanfei, A. (2005) Multinationality and innovative behaviour in Italian manufacturing firms. In: Santangelo, G. (ed.) Technological Change and Economic Catch-up The Role of Science and Multinationals. Edward Elgar.
Reference: Castellani, D. and Zanfei, A. (2004) Choosing international linkage strategies in the electronics industry: the role of multinational experience. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 53 (4). pp. 447-475. ISSN 0167-2681 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0167-2681(03)00086-6

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Past Events

Academy of International Business (AIB) UK&I Conference

2 April 2020

Strategic Management Society 40th Annual Conference

24 October 2020

Academy of International Business (AIB) Intercontinental Conference

2 July 2020