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Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra
Northeastern University
128Publications
32H-index
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#1Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 32
#2Ram Mudambi (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 42
Last.Torben Pedersen (Bocconi University)H-Index: 45
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#1Anna Grosman (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 2
#2Ilya OkhmatovskiyH-Index: 4
Last.Geoffrey Wood (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 27
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#1Juan Bu (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 1
#2Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 32
We analyze the impact of informal entrepreneurship on innovation in emerging economies. We build on agency theory to argue that formal new ventures that were informally created engage more in imita...
#1Kazuhiro Asakawa (Keio: Keio University)H-Index: 19
#2Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 32
Last.C. Annique Un (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 13
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Abstract We analyze frugality-based advantage and explain its types and implications. Frugality-based advantage is an advantage that a firm achieves over competitors in its ability to develop and use frugal innovations, that is, innovations that overcome external resource constraints. We differentiate among three types of frugality-based advantages based on the external constraints they solve: (1) Input frugality-based advantage, which is the result of addressing restrictions in the provision of...
#1Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 32
#2Ajai S. Gaur (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 29
Last.Nuruzzaman Nuruzzaman (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 1
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#1Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 32
#2Jorge Carneiro (FGV: Fundação Getúlio Vargas)
Last.William Newburry (FIU: Florida International University)H-Index: 20
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Purpose This paper aims to analyze how emerging market firms upgrade their capabilities by focusing on “uncommoditizing strategies” that enable them to achieve levels of international competitiveness beyond the comparative advantages of their home countries and serve markets with premium pricing, quality and reputation of products. Design/methodology/approach In this paper, the authors studied 18 Latin American companies across six countries. Latin America represents an ideal setting because man...
#1Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 32
In this theoretical paper, I analyze business groups’ corporate social responsibility (CSR). Building on economic thinking, I propose that the level and diversity of CSR investments of business groups evolve with the development of the country, as a result of the interaction of two drivers: the level of infrastructure deficiencies and the cost of negative externalities. I argue that in underdeveloped countries, business groups have high levels and low diversity of CSR investments, focusing on th...
#1Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 32
I study the impact of the internationalization of state-owned companies from emerging markets on host-country government policy. Whereas the literature commonly recommends that host-country governments design policies to attract foreign direct investment, governments instead question or block investments by state-owned firms from emerging markets. I address this conflict between theory and practice by separating the causes of this behavior into six types depending on the characteristics of the f...
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