PhD students visiting IBS

PhD students visiting IBS

International Business and Strategy department attracts talented young scholars, visiting us to conduct their independent research projects and collaborate on research with the IBS faculty members. 

Year of visit: 2017-2018

Denada Lica


Dates of visit: November 2017-December 2017  
Academic area: International Business and Strategy
Doctoral research Topic: Backshoring strategies and the role of country-of-origin. The importance of location choices of manufacturing activities in advanced countries. Areas of interest: Country-of-origin; Reshoring strategies; firms’ manufacturing location choices
Affiliation: Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padova (Italy)
Doctoral Supervisor: Prof. Eleonora Di Maria

Anastasia Sartorius


Dates of visit: September 2017
Academic area:  International Business 
Doctoral research Topic: ”Coordination of intra- and inter-firm networks in multinational enterprises”
Areas of interest: Coordination in MNEs, Interorganizational relationships, Globalization and MNEs 
Affiliation:  Magellan Research Center,  Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University (Lyon, France) Doctoral Supervisor: Ulrike MAYRHOFER, Full Professor at Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University 

Jasmine Mondolo


Dates of visit: September 2017-December 2017 
Academic area: International Economics 
Doctoral research Topic: The influence of the host country’s informal institutions on inward FDI, the presence of reverse causality in the relationship between institutions and inward FDI
Areas of interest: FDI, institutions, transition economies, economic development Affiliation: Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padova (Italy)
Doctoral Supervisor: Prof. Roberto Antonietti, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padova

Ana Botella


Dates of visit: March 2017 - June 2017
Academic area: International Business and Strategy
Doctoral research Topic: MNE’s regional Units, characteristics and local impacts
Areas of interest: MNC, Disaggregation of HQ activities, FDI and local effects
Affiliation: Universitat de València, Management Department (Spain)
Doctoral Supervisor: Prof. Jose Pla-Barber and Profa. Cristina Villa

Year of visit: 2016-2017

Katiuscia Lavoratori


Dates of visit: April-September 2017
Academic area: International Business and Strategy
Doctoral research topic: Location of International R&D: The Role of Co-location with Production Activities
Areas of interest: MNEs’ Location Choice; Foreign Direct Investments; Global Value Chains 
Affiliation: The University of Perugia
Doctoral Supervisor: Prof Davide Castellani

 Filippo Santi


Dates of visit: March-July 2017
Academic area: International and Development Economics
Doctoral research Topic: FDI and Migrants Network
Areas of Interest: Greenfield FDI, Migration and Development, Remittances, Climate Change
Affiliation: The University of Florence and the University of Trento
Doctoral Supervisor: Prof. Giorgia Giovannetti

 Enrico Alessandri


Dates of visit: February-April 2017
Academic area: International Business and Strategy
Doctoral research topic: Foreign Direct Investment and structural change in developing countries
Areas of interest: Foreign direct investment and structural change, multinationals, innovation and development, inequality and poverty reduction, industrial policy in developing countries
Affiliation: Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo’ (Italy), Department of Economics. Supervisor: Professor Antonello Zanfei 

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