Grazia Domenica Santangelo

Professore ordinario di SECS-P/01 - ECONOMIA POLITICA
Ufficio: Palazzo Reburdone (primo piano), Via Vittorio Emanuele 8, 95131 Catania, ITALY
Telefono: +39.095.70305258
Fax: +39.095.70305246
Orario di ricevimento: Lun-Mar 11:00-12:00

  • Note biografiche:

    1999       PhD in Economics, University of Reading (UK)

    1996       MA in International Political Economy, University of Warwick (UK)

    1995       Laurea in Scienze Politiche, Università di Catania


  • Attività:

    La ricerca più recente di Grazia D. Santangelo riguarda la geografia dell'innovazione, istituzioni e strategie internazionali di impresa, e creazione di legami da parte di imprese multinazionali con attori locali. La sua ricerca è stata pubbicata su Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), Research Policy e Journal of Economic Geography, tra gli altri. Ha ricevuto l’Academy of International Business-UK & Ireland Chapter Palgrave Macmillan Best Paper Award e l’Academy of Management International Management Division Willamette University, Atkinson Graduate School of Management Best Paper Award in International Ethic, Social Responsibility, and/or Sustainability. La sua ricerca è stata inoltre selezionata per inclusione nei 2014 Academy of Management Meeting Best Paper Proceedings. Grazia D. Santangelo è stata presidente eletto dell’European International Business Academy. E’ membro del JIBS Editorial Review Board, dell’ editorial boards del Journal of World Business e International Business Review, tra gli altri, e Associate Editor di Industry and Innovation. E’ stata Otto Mønsted visiting professor alla Copenhagen Business School e visiting professor alla Catholic University of Leuven. Grazia Santangelo è repsonsabile della Cattedra Jean Monnet International Business for Euorpean Union (IB4EU).


  • Pubblicazioni:

    Articoli su riviste internazionali referate


    • Rabbiosi, L. & Santangelo, G. D. (2018) Host country corruption and the organization of HQ-subsidiary relationships. Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming.
    • Santangelo, G. D., & Stucchi, T. (2018) Internationalization through exaptation: The role of domestic geographical dispersion in the internationalization processJournal of International Business Studies, forthcoming.
    • Santangelo, G. D. (2018) The impact of FDI in land in agriculture in developing countries on host country food securityJournal of World Business, 53(1): 75-84.
    • Santangelo, G.D. & Meyer, K.E. (2017) "Internationalization as an evolutionary process". Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming
    • Minbaeva, D., & Santangelo, G. D. (2017) "Boundary Spanners and Intra-MNC Knowledge Sharing: The Roles of Controlled Motivation and Immediate Organizational Context". Global Strategy Journal, forthcoming.
    • Maggioni, D. Santangelo, G.D. (2017) “Local environmental non-profit organizations and the green investment strategies of family firm”. Ecological Economics, 138(Agust):126-138.
    • Elia, S., Santangelo, G.D. (2017) "The evolution of strategic asset-seeking acquisitions by emerging market multinationals"International Business Review, 26(5): 855-866.

    • Laursen, K., Santangelo,G.D. (2017) “The role of “non-economic” endowments: introduction to the special section on what we know and what we should know about international knowledge sourcing”. Industrial and Corporate Change, 26(2), 247-268.

    • Santangelo, G.D., Meyer, K. Jindra, B. (2016) MNE subsidiaries' outsourcing and insourcing of R&D: The role of local institutionsGlobal Strategy Journal, 6(4): 247-268.

    • Mudami, R. Santangelo, G.D. (2016) From Shallow resource pools to emerging clusters: The role of MNE subsidiaries in peripheral areasRegional Studies, 50(12): 1965-197.

    • Castellani, D., Mancusi, M.L., Santangelo, G.D., Zanfei, A. (2015) “Exploring the links between offshoring and innovation”. Economia e Politica Industriale - Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, DOI 10.1007/s40812-014-0008-8.

    • Rabbiosi, L., Santangelo, G.D. (2014) When in Rome, do as the Romans do: Subsidiary autonomy as a response to corruption distance. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 2014, 2014(1): 13763.

    • Perri, A. Andersson, U. Nell. P.C., Santangelo, G.D. (2013) Balancing the trade-off between learning prospects and spillover risks: MNC subsidiaries’ vertical linkage patterns in developed countries. Journal of World Business, 48(4): 503-514. Palgrave Macmillan Best Paper award at the AIB-UK & Ireland conference Liverpool.

    • D’Agostino, L.M. Laursen, K., Santangelo, G.D. (2013) “The impact of R&D offshoring on the home knowledge production of OECD investing regions”. Journal of Economic Geography, 13(1): 145-175.

    • Rabbiosi, L. Santangelo, G.D. (2013) ”Parent company benefits from reverse knowledge transfer: The role of the liability of newness in MNEs”. Journal of World Business, 48(1): 169-170.

    • Santangelo, G.D. (2012) ”The tension of information sharing: Effects on subsidiary embeddedness.” International Business Review, 21(2): 180-195.

    • D’Agostino, L. M.  Santangelo G. D. (2012) “Do overseas R&D laboratories in emerging markets contribute to home knowledge creation? An extension of the double diamond model”. Management International Review, 52(2): 251-273.

    • Ghauri, P.N. Santangelo ,G.D.  (2012) “Multinationals and the Changing Rules of Competition - New Challenges for IB Research”. Management International Review, 52(2): 145-154.

    • Narula, R. Santangelo, G. D. (2012) “Location and collocation advantages in international innovation”. Multinational Business Review, 20(1): 6 - 25.

    • Santangelo, G.D. Pini, P. (2011) ”New HRM practices and exploitative innovation: A shopfloor level analysis”. Industry and Innovation, 18(6): 611-630.

    • Santangelo, G. D., Meyer, K. (2011) Extending the internationalization process model: Increases and decreases of MNE commitment in emerging economies. Journal of International Business Studies, 42(7): 894-909.

    • Narula R., G.DSantangelo (2009) "Location, collocation and R&D alliances in the European ICT industry". Research Policy, 38(2): 393-403.

    • Santangelo, G.D. (2009) "MNCs and linkages creation: Evidence from a peripheral area" Journal of World Business, 44(2): 192-205.

    • Cantwell, J.A., G.D. Santangelo (2006) "The boundaries of firms in the new economy: M&As as a strategic tool toward corporate technological diversification". Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 17(2): 174-199.

    • Pini, P., G.D.Santangelo (2005) “Innovation types and labour organisational practises: A comparison of foreign and domestic firms in  the Reggio Emilia industrial districts”. Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 14 (4): 251-276.

    • Santangelo, G. D. (2004) "FDI and local capabilities in peripheral regions - The Etna Valley Case". Transnational Corporations, 13 (1): 73-106.

    • Cantwell, J. A., G. D. Santangelo (2003) “M&As and the global strategies of TNCs”. Developing Economies, 40 (4): 400-434.

    • Santangelo, G.D. (2002) “The regional geography of corporate patenting in information and communications technology (ICT): domestic and foreign dimension”. Regional Studies, 36 (5): 495-514. 

    • Cantwell, J.A., G.D. Santangelo (2002) “The new geography of corporate research in information and communications technology (ICT)”. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 12: 163-197.

    • Santangelo, G.D. (2001): ”The impact of the information technology and communications technology revolution on the internationalisation of Corporate Technology”. International Business Review, 10 (6): 701-726.

    • Cantwell, J.A., G. D. Santangelo, (2001): “The significance of European small country regions in the geographical division of labour of European information and communications technology (ICT) corporations”. International Journal of Technology Management, Special Issue on The Electronic Industries: Networks, Technology and Regions, 24 (7/8): 663-679.

    • Santangelo, G.D. (2000): “Corporate strategic technological partnerships in the European information and communications technology industry”. Research Policy, 29 (9): 1015-1031. 

    • Santangelo, G.D. (2000): “Inter-European Regional dispersion of Corporate ICT Research Activity: the case of German, Italian and UK regions”. International Journal of Economics of Business, 7 (3): 275-295. 

    • Cantwell, J.A., G. D. Santangelo, (2000): “Capitalism, profits and innovation in the new techno-economic paradigm”. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 10 (1-2): 131-157. 

    • Iammarino, S., G. D. Santangelo, (2000): “FDI and Regional Attractiveness in the EU Integration Process: some evidence for the Italian regions”. European Urban and Regional Studies, 7 (1): 5-18.

    • Cantwell, J.A., G. D. Santangelo (1999): “The frontier of international technology networks: sourcing abroad the most highly tacit capability”. Information Economics and Policy, 11: 101-123. 

    • Santangelo, G.D. (1998): “Corporate technological specialisation in the European information and communications technology industry”. International Journal of Innovation Management, 2 (3): 339-366.


    Articoli su riviste nazionali referate

    • Pini, P., G.D.Santangelo (2010) “The underlying internal learning processes of incremental and radical innovations: An empirical analysis of the Reggio Emilia industrial districts”. Economia Politica, 1/2010: 49-75.

    • Iammarino, S., G. D. Santangelo (2001), “Investimenti diretti esteri e sistemi regionali nel processo di integrazione europea – un’indagine preliminare sulle regioni italiane”. Economia e Politica Industriale, 109: 115-135.




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Progetti di Ricerca

  • Responsabile della Cattedra Jean Monnet International Business for European Union (IB4EU), 2014-2017.
  • Responsabile scientifico locale nell'ambito del PRIN 2009-2011 “Offshoring: Determinanti ed effetti sulle imprese investitrici”, coordinato dal Professor Antonello Zanfei (Università di Urbino).
  • Membro per l’Italia della Management Committee dell’Azione COST IS0905: “The Emergence of Southern  Multinationals and Their Impact on Europe”, 2010-2014, coordinata da Professor Louis Brennan (Trinity College, Irlanda).
  • Responsabile scientifico locale nell'ambito del PRIN 2007-2009 “L’impatto della ri-localizzazione internazionale sul sistema di innovazione italiano", coordinato dalla Professoressa Rosa Grimaldi (Università di Bologna).
  • Responsabile scientifico locale nell'ambito del PRIN 2003-2005 “Investimenti diretti esteri e spillover locali di conoscenza: il cluster tecnologico  di  Catania", coordinato dal Professor Sergio Mariotti (Politecnico di Milano).
  • Responsabile scientifico dell’European Module sul tema Innovation and European Competitiveness co-finanziato dalla Commissione Europea nell’ambito dell’Azione Jean Monnet dedicata agli “Studi di Integrazione Europea nelle Università”, 2005-2010.


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Attività editoriale

Referee per Industry & Innovation, Global Strategy Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change, International Business Review, International Journal of the Economics of Business, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Management, Management International Review, Research Policy, Regional Studies, Routledge, Small Business Economic Journal, Small Business Enterprises, Technovation, Transnational Corporations.

Presentazione della CATTEDRA JEAN MONNET International Business for European Union (IB4EU)

Le attività della Cattedra Jean Monnet International Business for European Union (IB4EU), finanziata nell’ambito del programma Erasmus+ e di cui è responsabile la professoressa Grazia Santangelo, verranno presentate il prossimo venerdì 31 ottobre alle ore 10:00 presso il Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali in occasione della tavola rotonda “Università e impresa: cooperazione per l’internazionalizzazione (il progetto “INTERLAB”)”. Le attività della Cattedra verranno svolte nel prossimo triennio e riguarderanno la ricerca quanto la didattica su temi legati all’internazionalizzazione di impresa in una prospettiva europea.

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