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Marcelo Cano-Kollmann

Marcelo Cano-Kollmann, associate professor
Associate Professor
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

Marcelo Cano-Kollmann, Robert D. Hamilton III, and Ram Mudambi (2016), "Public support for innovation and the openness of firms’ innovation activities". Forthcoming at Industrial and Corporate Change.

Ahreum Lee, Ram Mudambi and Marcelo Cano-Kollmann (2016), “An analysis of Japan’s connectivity to the global innovation system”. Forthcoming at Multinational Business Review, 24(4).

Cano-Kollmann, M., Cantwell, J., Hannigan, T. J., Mudambi, R., & Song, J. (2016), ”Knowledge connectivity: An agenda for innovation research in international business”. Journal of International Business Studies, 47(3): 255-262.

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 and Thomas J. Hannigan (2015), "The iBEGIN Research Agenda". International Business Perspectives (EIBAzine) 16: 22-24. 

Marcelo Cano-Kollmann (2014), "The Connectivity of Inventor Networks in Peripheral Economies". International Business Perspectives (EIBAzine) 15: 18-20.

Awards & Honors

Vice-president (2016-2017), Academy of International Business-Northeast Chapter

Nominated for the Aalto University School of Business “That’s Interesting!” Award for the paper "Public support for innovation and the openness of firms' innovation activities", Academy of International Business Conference (2015)

Temple University Young Scholars research grant (2014) 

Temple University 4th Annual PhD Program School-Wide Research Competition, 2nd place (2014)

CIBER International Business Research Award (2013)

Temple University D. and J. Rajan Scholarship in International Business (2013)

Temple University 3rd Annual PhD Program School-Wide Research Competition, 3rd Place (2013)  

Temple University 2nd Annual PhD Program School-Wide Research Competition, 2nd  Place (2012)

Temple University IB Fellowship with Departmental support (2010-2012)

University of North Carolina, MBA Mod Scholar (2009) 

University of North Carolina, Dean’s Premier Fellowship (2008-2010)

Universidad de Buenos Aires, merit-based scholarship (2005)


Dr. Marcelo Cano-Kollmann is an Assistant 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 currently teaches Business Strategy at Ohio University. During his tenure at Temple University, he also taught Fundamentals of International Business (both classroom and online versions) and Fundamentals of Latin American Business.