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Ronaldo Parente

Ronaldo Parente

Knight Ridder Eminent Scholar Chair in International Management

Eminent Scholar
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


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration
    Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Master of Business Administration
    University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida

Areas of Expertise

  • Ecosystems and Platform Companies
  • Sharing and Digital Economy
  • Strategic Management, International Business, and Innovation

Professional Activities

Ronaldo Parente is the Ryder Eminent Scholar Research Fellow, a Professor of Strategy and International Business, and a Faculty Fellow of Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University. Dr. Parente is also a visiting scholar at Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV-EBAPE) in Brazil. At FIU he was the director of the doctoral program for 4 years until 2018. He has experience designing and teaching executive programs for C-level executives in Brazil, Colombia and in Miami. Dr. Parente research has been accepted / appeared in many leading academic journals including Journal of International Business Studies, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Ethics, and Industrial and Corporate Change, among others. Dr. Parente is associate editor for the Cross Cultural Strategic Management Journal and serves on the Editorial Review Board of JIBS, GSJ, TIBR, JWB and JIM. Dr. Parente served as an elected board member for the European International Business Association (EIBA) for 6 years and also a 3-year term leadership position with the Global Strategy IG at SMS. He is currently serving another 3-year term for the Teaching Community at SMS and he is current one of the VP of the Ibero-American Academy of Management. Dr. Parente has being the chair and organizer of two SMS Special conferences in Brazil: The 2018 SMS Conference in Sao Paulo and the 2011 SMS Conference in Rio de Janeiro. He also organizer and co-chaired the CLADEA Annual Meeting in 2013. On the professional side, Dr. Parente has over 15-years of work experience working in the industry as a manager and/or consultant for several private and public institutions in Brazil, the United States, and Bulgaria.

Courses Taught

  • Business in Latin America
  • Dissertation Prep
  • Doc Res In Bus Admin
  • Emerging Markets
  • Fundamentals of International Business
  • 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

Andrews, D. S., Fainshmidt, S., Gaur, A., & Parente, R. C.


Does Decision-making Autonomy Lead to Foreign Subsidiary Product Innovation? The Roles of Knowledge Complementarities and Institutional Distance.

Long Range Planning


Christensen-Salem, A., Zanini, M., Walumbwa, F. O., Parente, R. C., Peat, D., & Perrmann-Graham, J.


Communal solidarity in extreme environments: The role of servant leadership and social resources in building serving culture and service performance.

Journal of Business Research

, 135(10)


Carnovale, S., Fainshmidt, S., Parente, R. C., & Zhao, Y.


MNE host-country alliance network position and post-entry establishment mode choice.

Journal of International Business Studies


Parente, R. C., Geleilate, J. M., & Talay, M. B. (2021). Does System Integration Leads to Improved Performance: The Role of Strategic Alliances. Industrial Marketing Management, 95.

Parente, R. C., Melo, M., Andrews, D., Kumaraswamy, A., & Vasconcelos, F.


Public sector organizations and agricultural catch-up dilemma in emerging markets: The orchestrating role of Embrapa in Brazil.

Journal of International Business Studies

, 52(4)


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Parente, R. C., Melo, M., Andrews, D., Kumaraswamy, A., & Vasconcelos, F.


Public sector organizations and agricultural catch-up dilemma in emerging markets: The orchestrating role of Embrapa in Brazil.

Journal of International Business Studies

, 52(4)


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Dow, D., Baack, D., & Parente, R. C. (2020). The role of psychic distance in entry mode decisions: Magnifying the threat of opportunism or increasing the need for local knowledge? Global Strategy Journal, 10(2).

Parente, R. C., Zhao, Y., Song, M., & Zenger, L. (2020). Host Country Institutional Diversity and Performance Persistence. Journal of Business Research, 113. View Article

Parente, R. C., Murray, J. Y., Zhao, Y., Kotabe, M., & Dias, R. (2020). Relational resources, tacit knowledge integration capability, and business performance. Journal of Knowledge Management, NA - ONLINE(NA).

Parente, R. C., Kelley, K., Thams, T., & Alvarado-Vargas, M. (2020). Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions: Links between Acquiring Firm Capabilities and Resources and Target Country Location. Multinational Business Review, 28(3).

Dow, D., Baack, D., & Parente, R. C.


The role of psychic distance in entry mode decisions: Magnifying the threat of opportunism or increasing the need for local knowledge?

Global Strategy Journal

, 10(2)


Zhao, Y., Parente, R. C., Song, M., & Zenger, L.


Host Country Institutional Diversity and Performance Persistence.

Journal of Business Research


Vasconcelos, S., Garrido, I., & Parente, R. C. (2019). Organizational Creativity as a Crucial Resource for Building International Business Competence. International Business Review, 28(3). View Article

Parente, R. C., Rong, K., Geleilate, J. M., & Misati, E. (2019). Adapting and sustaining operations in weak institutional environments: A business ecosystem assessment of a Chinese MNE in Central Africa. Journal of International Business Studies, 50(2). View Article

Parente, R. C., Geleilate, J. G., & Rong, K. (2018). The Sharing Economy Globalization Phenomenon: A Research Agenda. Journal of International Management, 24(1). View Article

Parente, R. C. (2018). Technological Coevolution in the Energy Sector. RAUSP Management Journal, 53(2). View Article

Garrido, I., Parente, R. C., Vasconcelos, S., & Goncalo, C. (2017). Remaining Innovative: The Role of Past Performance, Absorptive Capacity, and Internationalization. Brazilian Business Review, 14(6). View Article

Chen, C., Gaspar, J., Friedman, R., Newburry, W., Nippa, M., Xin, K., & Parente, R. (2017). Paradoxical Relationships Between Cultural Norms of Particularism and Attitudes Toward Relational Favoritism: A Cultural Reflectivity Perspective. Journal of Business Ethics. View Article

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

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). 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.

Kotabe, M., Mol, M., Murray, J., & Parente, R. (2013). The Limits to Outsourcing: Beware of the Consequences for Market Success! The World Financial Review. View Article

McDermott, G., Mudambi, R., & Parente, R. (2013). Strategic Modularity And The Architecture of Multinational Firm. Global Strategy Journal, 3(1). View Article

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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