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Marcelo Cano-Kollmann

Marcelo Cano-Kollmann, associate professor
Associate Professor of Management; Co-Coordinator, International Business Certificate
Copeland 536


  • Ph.D. (International Business and Strategic Management), Temple University, Fox School of Business
  • M.B.A. (Management Consulting), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • M.B.A. (Finance), University of Buenos Aires
  • Public Accounting, University of Buenos Aires

Research Interests

Dr. Cano-Kollmann's research is interdisciplinary in nature, lying at the intersection of international business, economic geography and innovation. He is interested in how both geographic location and institutions affect the strategies of firms, particularly (but not only) their innovation practices. His work explores how public policies and institutional contexts affect innovation patterns; how political connections can protect firms in risky contexts; how firms and regions co-evolve and how innovation activities affect economic development at the regional level. 

He has presented his research at top conferences such as Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), Druid, and the University of Reading-UNCTAD International Business Conference, among others.

He also spent time as a visiting scholar at the Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics of the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Selected Publications

  • Thomas J. Hannigan, Marcelo Cano-Kollmann, and Ram Mudambi (2015), "Thriving innovation amidst manufacturing decline: The Detroit auto cluster and the resilience of local knowledge production". Industrial and Corporate Change, 24(3): 635-653.
  • Marcelo Cano-Kollmann, John Cantwell, Thomas J. Hannigan, Ram Mudambi, R., and Jaeyong Song (2016), "Knowledge connectivity: an agenda for innovation research in international business". Journal of International Business Studies, 47(2): 255-262.
  • Ahreum Lee, Ram Mudambi and Marcelo Cano-Kollmann (2016), “An analysis of Japan’s connectivity to the global innovation system”. Multinational Business Review, 24(4): 399-423. Outstanding Paper Award, 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.
  • Marcelo Cano-Kollmann, Robert D. Hamilton III, and Ram Mudambi (2017), "Public support for innovation and the openness of firms’ innovation activities". Industrial and Corporate Change, 26(3): 421-442.
  • Xinlu Qiu, Marcelo Cano-Kollmann, and Ram Mudambi (2017), “Competitiveness and connectivity in design innovation: a study of Norwegian furniture industry”. Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal, 27(5), 533-548.
  • Marcelo Cano-Kollmann, Snehal Awate, Thomas J. Hannigan, and Ram Mudambi (2018), “Burying the hatchet for catch-up: open innovation amongst industry laggards in the automotive industry”. California Management Review, 60(2), 17-42.
  • Marcelo Cano-Kollmann, Thomas J. Hannigan and Ram Mudambi (2018), “Global Innovation Networks: Organizations and People”. Journal of International Management, 24(2), 87-92.
  • Lisset Medina, Marcelo Cano-Kollmann, and Isabel Álvarez (2020), “International connectivity in the generation of information and communication technology (ICT) in Spain”. Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal, 30(3), 355-371.        
  • Hyacinthe Y. Somé, Marcelo Cano-Kollmann, Ram Mudambi and Jean-Claude Cosset (2021), “The effect of privatization on the characteristics of innovation”. Financial Management, 50(3), 875-898.          
  • Alex Berman, Marcelo Cano-Kollmann and Ram Mudambi (2022), “Innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems: Fintech in the financial services industry”. Review of Managerial Science, 16(1), 45-64.
  • Xinlu Qiu, Marcelo Cano-Kollmann & Ram Mudambi (2022), “Generating tacit knowledge across borders: international collaboration and design innovation in Norway”, Industry and Innovation, 29(5), 597-622..
  • Marcelo Cano-Kollmann, Ram Mudambi and Ana Tavares Lehmann (2022), “The geographical dispersion of inventor networks in peripheral economies”. ZFW – Advances in Economic Geography, 66(1), 49-63.


Dr. Marcelo Cano-Kollmann is an Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business at the Ohio University College of Business. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration (International Business and Strategic Management) from Temple University, his M.B.A. in Management Consulting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and holds Accounting and Management degrees from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Prior to academia, Dr. Cano-Kollmann worked for 15 years in different positions in accounting, finance and general management, for companies from Argentina, France, Japan, Spain and the U.S. His experience includes industries as diverse as wine, utilities, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, agriculture, and professional services. He is a chartered accountant in Argentina.

Dr. Cano-Kollmann is a Visiting Lecturer at Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona, Italy), where he has taught since 2017. He has also taught at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA), and Universidad de San Andrés (Buenos Aires, Argentina).