Faculty and ResearchExpert Guide

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

P: (305) 348-4566
E: rcparent@fiu.edu


  • 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 Preparation
  • Doctoral Research in Business Administration
  • International Business
  • International Business Policy
  • International Management
  • Multinational Firm Global Strategy
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Strategic Management
  • Study Abroad in International Business

Refereed Journal Articles

Dow, D., Baack, D. & Parente, R. (2018). (in press) Entry Mode and Distance: An Experimental Investigation of an Important but Contentious Relationship.  Global Strategy Journal.

Cyrino, A., Parente, R., Dunlap, D. & De Goes, B. (2017). (in press) A Critical Assessment of Brazilian Manufacturing Competitiveness in Foreign Markets.  Competitiveness Review. 27 (3), 253-274.

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

Franco, C., Facanha, S. & Parente, R. (2017). (in press) Technological Coevolution in the Energy Sector.  Revista de Administração da Universidade de São Paulo (RAUSP).

Parente, R., Geleilate, J. M. & Rong, K. (2017). The Sharing Economy Globalization Phenomenon: A Research Agenda.  Journal of International Management.

Geleilate, J., Magnusson, P., Parente, R. & Alvarado-Vargas, M. (2016). (in press) Home-Country Institutional Effects on the Multinationality-Performance Relationship Among Emerging Market Firms: A Meta-Analytic Perspective..  Journal of International Management. 22 (4), 380-402.

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

Chen, C., Gaspar, J., Friedman, R., Newburry, W., Nippa, N. & K. Xin and R. Parente. (2016). (in press) Paradoxical Relationships Between Cultural Norms of Particularism and Attitudes Toward Relational Favoritism: A Cultural Reflectivity Perspective.  Journal of Business Ethics.

Garrido, I., Parente, R., Vasconcelos, S. & Goncalo, C. (2016). (in press) Remaining Innovative: The Role of Past Performance, Absorptive Capacity, and Internationalization.  Brazilian Administration Review.

Conti, C., Parente, R. & Vasconcelos, F. (2016). When distance does not matter: Implications for Latin American multinationals.  Journal of Business Research. 69 (6), 938-959.

Dunlap, D., Parente, R., Geleilate, J. M. & Marion, T. (2016). Organizing for Innovation Ambidexterity in Emerging Markets: Taking Advantage of Supplier Involvement and Foreignness.  Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. 23 (2), 175-190.

Melo, P., Borini, F., Oliveira, M. & Parente, R. (2015). Internationalization of Brazilian Franchise Chains: A Comparative Study. Revista de Administracao de Empresas. 55 (3), 258-272.

Melo, P., Borini, F., Miranda, M. & Parente, R. (2015). International Analysis of the Countries Where Brazilian Franchise Chains Operate. Revista de Administração da Universidade de São Paulo (RAUSP). 50 (1), 26-39.

Jin, Z., Lynch, R., Attia, S., Chansarkar, B., Gulsoy, T. & Lapoule, P., Liu, X., Newburry, B., Nooraini, M., Parente, R., Purani, K. and Ungerer. M.. (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), 380-393.

Siqueira, A., Priem, R. & Parente, R. (2015). Demand-side Perspectives in International Business: Themes and Future Directions.  Journal of International Management. 21, 261-266.

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.

Gerald, M., Mudambi, R. & Parente, R. (2013). Strategic Modularity And The Architecture of Multinational Firm.  Global Strategy Journal. 3, 1-7.

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

McDermott, G., Mudambi, R. & Parente, R. (2013). Strategic Modularity And The Architecture of Multinational Firm.  Global Strategy Journal.

Peng, M. & Parente, R. (2012). Institution-based weaknesses behind emerging multinationals. Revista de Administracao de Empresas. 52 (3), 360-364.

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), 329-346.

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, 782-793.

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), 278-290.

Vaccaro, A., Parente, R. & Veloso, F. (2010). Knowledge Management Tools, Inter-organizational Relationships, Innovation and Firm Performance.  Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 77 (7), 1076-1089.

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).

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), 275-287.

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), 33-49.

Lakshman, C. & Parente, R. (2008). Supplier Focused Knowledge Management and Product Performance in the Brazilian Auto Industry.  Journal of Management Studies. 45 (2), 317-342.

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), 259-282.

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), 84-106.

Parente, R. & Gu, J. (2005). Strategic Modularization and Performance Implications in the Brazilian Automotive Industry.  International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management. 5 (4), 430-460.

Dunlap-Hinkler, D. & Parente, R. (2004). Observer Effects of Repatriate Assignments: A Justice Framework. Journal of Behavioral &; Applied Management. 6 (1), 21-36.

Parente, R., Kedia, B., Mukerji, A. & Kock, N. (2004). Strategies, Structures and Information Architectures: Toward International Gestalts. Problems and Perspectives in Management. 2 (3), 181-195.

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), 1-23.

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