Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra
Northeastern University

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (MIT Ph.D.) is Professor of Global Strategy at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. In his research, he analyzes three main topics: the internationalization of firms, with a special interest in emerging market multinationals; capability upgrading, particularly technological capabilities; and governance challenges, focusing on corruption in international business. His geographical area of expertise is Latin America. Professor Cuervo-Cazurra was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business Studies in 2016, and received an Honorary Doctorate from Copenhagen Business School in 2019. He has also received seven best paper awards, the best dissertation award from the Strategy Division of the Academy of Management, twelve best reviewer awards from journals and conferences, and an outstanding service award from the Academy of International Business. He is co-editor of Global Strategy Journal. He was reviewing editor of Journal of International Business Studies (2010-2016), and served on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management’s International Management Division (2012-2017) and as Representative-at-Large of the Strategic Management Society’s Global Strategy Group (2006-2008). He teaches courses on global strategy and sustainability at the undergraduate, masters, executive and Ph.D. levels, and is as an independent consultant on internationalization and global strategy. For more information, please visit He can be contacted at