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Ronaldo Parente

Ronaldo Parente

Ryder Systems Research Fellowship

Department of International Business

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 437
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-4566


  • PhD, Strategic Management & International Business
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Master of Business Administration, Finance
    University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
    Universidade de Fortaleza, Fortaleza, CE - Brazil

Areas of Expertise

  • Automotive Industry
  • Multinational Management
  • Global Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Modularization Strategies
  • Cultural Differences

Professional Activities

Dr. Parente is the Associate Editor of the Management Research Journal and Vice President of the Ibero-American Academy of Management.  He currently serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), Thunderbird International Business Review (TIBR), Global Strategy Journal (GSJ), Cross-Cultural Management Journal (CMJ), and the Journal of International Management (JIM).  

He is an elected board member at the European Academy of International Business (EIBA) and has been elected for a leadership role with the Global Strategy Interest Group at the Strategic Management Society (2014-2016).  

In terms of organizing conferences, Dr. Parente organized and co-chairs the SMS Special Conference in Rio in 2011 and the 48th CLADEA Conference in Rio in 2013. He was track chair for the Academy of International Business 2015 in Bangalore and is current the Program Chair for the 2015 Strategic Management Society in Denver.

He has been a guest editor of the Global Strategy Journal 2013 Special Issue titled “Strategic Modularity & the Architecture of the Multinational Firm” and also a guest editor of the Journal of International Management 2015 Special Issue titled “From Resources and Value Chains to Consumer Benefits and Innovation Ecosystems: Demand-Side Perspectives in International Business.”

He is the recipient of the prestigious Sereia de Ouro 2006 International Award in Brazil and was a finalist for the Farmer Best Dissertation Award from the Academy of International Business (2004). 

On the professional side, Dr. Parente has over 20 years of work experience and has worked, managed, and consulted for several private and public institutions in Brazil, the United States, and Bulgaria. He was a member of Global-E Team, which was one of the 10 finalists in the 2010 Progressive X-Prize Competition

Courses Taught

  • Business in Latin America
  • Dissertation Prep
  • Doc Res In Bus Admin
  • Emerging Markets
  • Global Management Skills
  • Global Strategy and Business Models
  • International Business
  • Multinational Firm Global Strategy
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Strategic Management
  • Study Abroad in International Business

Refereed Journal Articles

Cyrino, A., Parente, R., Dunlap, D., & De, G. B. (2017). A Critical Assessment of Brazilian Manufacturing Competitiveness in Foreign Markets. Competitiveness Review, 27(3).

Franco, C., Parente, R., & Facanha, S. (2017). Networks, R&D Projects and Subsidiaries Behavior in a Host Country. Brazilian Administration Review.

Conti, C., Parente, R. C., & Vasconcelos, F. (2016). When distance does not matter: Implications for Latin American multinationals. Journal of Business Research, 69(6). View Article

Geleilate, J., Magnusson, P., Parente, R., & Alvarado-Vargas, M. J. (2016). Home-Country Institutional Effects on the Multinationality-Performance Relationship Among Emerging Market Firms: A Meta-Analytic Perspective. Journal of International Management, 22(4). View Article

Parente, R., & Geleilate, M. (2016). Developing new products in the automotive industry: Exploring the interplay between process clockspeed and supply chain integration. Industrial and Corporate Change, 25(3). View Article

Baack, D., Dow, D., Parente, R., & Bacon, D. (2015). Confirmation Bias in Individual-Level Perceptions of Psychic Distance: An Experimental Investigation. Journal of International Business Studies.

Jin, Z., Lynch, R., Attia, S., Chansarkar, B., & Gulsoy, T. (2015). The relationship between consumer ethnocentrism, cosmopolitanism and product country image among younger generation consumers: The moderating role of country development status. International Business Review, 24(3).

Melo, P., Borini, F., Miranda, M., & Parente, R. (2015). International Analysis of the Countries Where Brazilian Franchise Chains Operate. Revista De Administraç?o Da Universidade De S?o Paulo (RAUSP), 50(1). View Article

Melo, P., Borini, F., Oliveira, M., & Parente, R. (2015). Internationalization of Brazilian Franchise Chains: A Comparative Study. Revista De Administracao De Empresas, 55(3). View Article

Siqueira, A., Priem, R., & Parente, R. (2015). Demand-side Perspectives in International Business: Themes and Future Directions. Journal of International Management, 21.

Parente, R., Alvaro, C., Nicole, S., & Flavio, V. (2013). Lessons Learned from Brazilian Multinationals’ Internationalization Strategies: A Qualitative Research. Business Horizons.

Ketkar, S., Kock, N., Parente, R., & Verville, J. (2012). The impact of individualism on buyer-supplier relationship norms, trust and market performance: An analysis of data from brazil and the U.S.A. International Business Review, 21.

Kotabe, M., Mol, M., Parente, R., & Murray, J. (2012). Outsourcing and its implications for market success: Negative curvilinearity, firm resources, and competition. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 40(2).

Peng, M., & Parente, R. (2012). Institution-based weaknesses behind emerging multinationals. Revista De Administracao De Empresas, 52(3). View Article

Parente, R., Hahn, E., & Baack, D. (2011). The effect of supply chain integration, modular production, and cultural distance on new product development: A dynamic capability approach. Journal of International Management, 17(4).

Jing, Q., Chun-Hin, H., & Parente, R. (2010). An Empirical Study on the Model of Organizational Agilities Formulation Mechanisms. Chinese Journal of Management, 7(12). View Article

Parente, R., Choi, B. P., Slangen, A., & Ketkar, S. (2010). Distribution Systems Choice in Service Industries: An Analysis of the International Insurance Firms Operating in the US. Journal of International Management, 16(3).

Vaccaro, A., Parente, R., & Veloso, F. (2010). Knowledge Management Tools, Inter-organizational Relationships, Innovation and Firm Performance. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 77(7).

Kock, N., Parente, R., & Verville, J. (2008). Can Hofstede's Model Explain National Differences in Perceived Information Overload? A Look at Data from the US and New Zealand. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 55(1). View Article

Lakshman, C., & Parente, R. (2008). Supplier Focused Knowledge Management and Product Performance in the Brazilian Auto Industry. Journal of Management Studies, 45(2).

Kotabe, M., Parente, R., & Murray, J. (2007). Antecedents and Outcomes of Modular Production in the Brazilian Automobile Industry: A Grounded Theory Approach. Journal of International Business Studies, 38(1).

Parente, R., Kotabe, M., Dunlap-Hinkler, D., & Mishra, H. (2007). Determinants of Cross-National Knowledge Sourcing and Its Effects on Firm Innovation. Journal of International Business Studies, 38(2).

Parente, R., & Gu, J. (2005). Strategic Modularization and Performance Implications in the Brazilian Automotive Industry. International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 5(4).

Dunlap-Hinkler, D., & Parente, R. (2004). Observer Effects of Repatriate Assignments: A Justice Framework. Journal of Behavioral & Applied Management, 6(1). View Article

Kock, N., Parente, R., & Sonsini, J. (2004). An Analysis of the Implementation and Impact of Speech Recognition Technology in the Healthcare Sector. Perspectives in Healthcare Information Management, 1(5). View Article

Parente, R., Kedia, B., Mukerji, A., & Kock, N. (2004). Strategies, Structures and Information Architectures: Toward International Gestalts. Problems and Perspectives in Management, 2(3). View Article

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