Elisa Giuliani is Full Professor at the Department of Economics & Management of the University of Pisa, and Director of the Responsible Management Research Center (REMARC). She has been Visiting Scholar at MIT Sloan School of Management (2017-2018), Visiting Professor at the University of Lund (2013-2016), ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at SPRU- University of Sussex (2005-2006) and Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (2004-2005).
Her research interests lie at the intersection of development studies, economic geography, innovation studies and international business. Her core areas of research are industrial clusters & global value chains, multinational enterprises’ impacts on development processes and the dynamics of innovation networks. Recently, Professor Giuliani’s research focuses on the social and environmental responsibility of big companies, on innovation and human rights, and on the causes of business-related human rights infringements. She is especially interested in understanding how companies contribute to growing inequality through wrongful decision making and the abuse of human rights. She relies on quantitative and qualitative methods to conduct research on different empirical contexts, although most of her work is concentrated on developing and emerging economies.
Her publications include articles in scholarly journals, among others, the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of World Business, Regional Studies, Management and Organization Review, Research Policy and World Development.
Beside serving as referee for several international journals, she is Associate Editor for Research Policy, in the Editorial Boards of Economic Geography, the Journal of Economic Geography and the Business and Human Rights Journal, and part of the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of International Business Studies and Management and Organization Review. She is a member of the Regional Studies Association Research Committee.