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Mauro Guillen

Dr. Felix Zandman Professor

Professor of International Management

Director, The Lauder Institute

Research Interests: economic sociology, emerging multinational firms, globalization, international banking strategies, international political economy, multinational management, organizational theory

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Contact Information

Address: 212 Lauder-Fisher Hall, 256 South 37th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 573-6267
Office Fax: (215) 898-2067


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Mauro F. Guillén is the Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute at Penn, a research-and-teaching program on management and international relations. He holds the Dr. Felix Zandman Endowed Professorship in International Management at the Wharton School and a secondary appointment as Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology of the University of Pennsylvania.  He previously taught at the MIT Sloan School of Management.  He received a PhD in sociology from Yale University and a Doctorate in political economy from the University of Oviedo in his native Spain. He holds dual U.S./Spain citizenship.

He is a member of the advisory board of the Escuela de Finanzas Aplicadas (Grupo Analistas), and serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals.

He has received a Wharton MBA Core Teaching Award, a Wharton Graduate Association Teaching Award, a Wharton Teaching Commitment and Curricular Innovation Award, the Gulf Publishing Company Best Paper Award of the Academy of Management, the W. Richard Scott Best Paper Award of the American Sociological Association, the Gustavus Myers Center Award for Outstanding Book on Human Rights, and the President’s Book Award of the Social Science History Association.  He is an Elected Fellow of the Macro Organizational Behavior Society, a former Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellow and a Member in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 2005 he won the IV Fundación Banco Herrero Prize, awarded annually to the best Spanish social scientist under the age of 40.

His current research deals with the internationalization of the firm, and with the impact of globalization on patterns of organization and on the diffusion of innovations.  His most recent books are Global Turning Points (2012) and Emerging Markets Rule (2012). He is also the author or co-author of The New Multinationals (2010), Green Products (2011), Building a Global Bank: The Transformation of Banco Santander (2008), The Rise of Spanish Multinationals (2005), The Taylorized Beauty of the Mechanical (2006), The Limits of Convergence: Globalization and Organizational Change in Argentina, South Korea, and Spain (2001), Models of Management (1994), and The AIDS Disaster (1990).

His research has appeared in a variety of academic journals in four separate fields:

Management: Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, Harvard Business Review, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Advances in International Comparative Management, Industrial & Corporate Change, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Financial Services Research , Organization, Trends in Organizational Behavior, Business Horizons, and Sloan Management Review.

Sociology: American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, European Sociological Review, and Social Forces.

Area Studies: East Asian Economic Perspectives, Journal of Latin American Studies, and Latin American Research Review.

Applied Policy: Telecommunications Policy and Transnational Corporations.

He is an Associate Editor of the Administrative Science Quarterly, and serves or has served on the editorial boards of the American Sociological Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Journal of International Business Studies.

His media appearances include:

Bank Mergers & Acquisitions,, BBC, Bloomberg TV, Boston Globe, Business Mexico, Chicago Tribune, CNBC (TV), Daily Express,  e-Commerce Times, Entrepreneur Magazine,  Financial Times, Forbes, Foreign Policy, Hispanic Business, Los Angeles Times, The Manufacturer, New York Newsday, New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, International Herald Tribune, Journal of Commerce, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal Europe, Wall Street Journal Americas, Washington Times, World Trade.

He was a member of the University of Oviedo team that won the Spain National Basketball University Championship in 1987.

His personal website is at:

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  • Mauro Guillen, Laurence Capron (2015), Explaining the Adoption of Minority Shareholder Protections: The Role of State Capacity, Administrative Science Quarterly, forthcoming.  
  • Nan Zhou, Mauro Guillen (2015), From Home Country to Home Base: A Dynamic Approach to the Liability of Foreignness, Strategic Management Journal, 36, 907 - 917.  
  • Laura Fernandez-Mendez, Esteban Garcia-Canal, Mauro Guillen (2015), Legal Family and Infrastructure Voids as Drivers of Regulated Physical Infrastructure Firm’s Exposure to Governmental Discretion, Journal of International Management , 21, 135 - 149.  
  • Heather Berry, Mauro Guillen, Arun S. Hendi (2014), Is there Convergence across Countries? A Spatial Approach, Journal of International Business Studies, 45, 387 - 404.  
  • Mauro Guillen, Emilio Ontiveros, Global Turning Points (2012).
  • Mauro Guillen, Roberto Garvia, Andres Santana (2012), Embedded Play: Economic and Social Motivations for Sharing Lottery Tickets, European Sociological Review , (forthcoming).    Abstract
  • Randall Collins, Mauro Guillen (2012), Mutual Halo Effects in Cultural Production: The Case of Modernist Architecture, Theory & Society, (forthcoming).
  • Andrea Martinez-Noya, Esteban Garcia-Canal, Mauro Guillen (2012), International R&D Service Outsourcing by Technology-Intensive Firms: Whether and Where?, Journal of International Management , 18, 18 - 37.    Abstract
  • Raffi Amit, Mauro Guillen, L. Klapper, "Entrepreneurship and Firm Formation Across Countries ". In International Differences in Entrepreneurship, edited by J. Lerner, A. Schoar, (2010), 129 - 158.
  • Isin I. Guler, Mauro Guillen (2010), Institutions and the Internationalization of U.S. Venture Capital Firms, Journal of International Business Studies, 41, 185 - 205.  Abstract
  • Isin I. Guler, Mauro Guillen (2010), Social Networks and Foreign Expansion, Academy of Management Journal, 53, 390 - 410.
  • Heather Berry, Mauro Guillen, Nan Zhou (2010), An Institutional Approach to Cross-National Distance, Journal of International Business Studies, 41, 1460 - 1480.  Abstract
  • Mauro Guillen, Sandra L. Suarez (2010), The Global Crisis of 2007-2009: Markets, Politics, and Organizations, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 30, 257 - 279.    Abstract
  • L. Capron, Mauro Guillen (2009), National Corporate Governance Institutions and Postacquisition Target Reorganization, Strategic Management Journal, 30, 803 - 833.
  • Esteban Garcia-Canal, Mauro Guillen (2008), Risk and the Strategy of Foreign Location Choice in Regulated Industries, Strategic Management Journal, 29, 1097 - 1115.
  • Adrian E. Tschoegl, Mauro Guillen (2008), La Internacionalización de la banca española, Universia Business Review, 73-84.  Abstract
  • Mauro Guillen, Sandra L. Suarez (2005), Explaining the Global Digital Divide: Economic, Political and Sociological Drivers of Cross-National Internet Use, Social Forces, 84 (2), 681 - 708.
  • Witold Henisz, B. Zelner, Mauro Guillen (2005), The Worldwide Diffusion of Market-Oriented Infrastructure Reform, American Sociological Review, 70: 6.    Abstract
  • Simone Polillo, Mauro Guillen (2005), Globalization Pressures and the State: The Global Spread of Central Bank Independence, American Journal of Sociology, 110 (6), 1764 - 1802.
  • William Schneper, Mauro Guillen (2004), Stakeholder Rights and Corporate Governance: A Cross-National Study of Hostile Takeovers, Administrative Science Quarterly, 49, 263 - 295.
  • Mauro Guillen (2004), Modernism without Modernity: The Rise of Modernist Architecture in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, 1890-1940, Latin American Research Review , 39 (2), 6 - 34.
  • Mauro Guillen (2003), Experience, Imitation, and the Sequence of Foreign Entry: Wholly Owned and Joint-Venture Manufacturing by South Korean Firms and Business Groups in China, 1987-1995, Journal of International Business Studies, 34, 185 - 198.
  • Mauro Guillen (2002), Structural Inertia, Imitation, and Foreign Expansion: South Korean Firms and Business Groups in China, 1987-1995, Academy of Management Journal, 45 (3), 509 - 525.
  • Isin I. Guler, Mauro Guillen, John Macpherson (2002), Global Competition, Institutions, and the Diffusion of Organizational Practices: The International Spread of the ISO 9000 Quality Certificates, Administrative Science Quarterly, 47, 207 - 232.
  • Mauro Guillen, Adrian E. Tschoegl (2002), Banking on Gambling: Banks and Lottery-Linked Deposit Accounts, Journal of Financial Services Research, 21(3): 219-231.  Abstract
  • Mauro Guillen, Sandra L. Suarez (2001), Developing the Internet: Entrepreneurship and Public Policy in Ireland, Singapore, Argentina, and Spain, Telecommunications Policy, 25 (5), 349 - 371.
  • Carl Kock, Mauro Guillen (2001), Strategy and Structure in Developing Countries: Business Groups as an Evolutionary Response to Opportunities for Unrelated Diversification, Industrial & Corporate Change , 10 (1), 1 - 37.
  • Mauro Guillen (2001), Is Globalization Civilizing, Destructive or Feeble? A Critique of Five Key Debates in the Social Science Literature, Annual Review of Sociology, 27: 235-260.  Abstract
  • Mauro Guillen (2000), Organized Labor's Images of Multinational Enterprise: Ideologies of Foreign Investment in Argentina, South Korea and Spain, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, 53(3): 419-442.  Abstract
  • J. M. Campa, Mauro Guillen (1999), The Internalization of Exports: Firm- and Location-Specific Factors in a Middle-Income Country, Management Science, 45(11): 1463-1478.  Abstract
  • O. Toulan, Mauro Guillen (1997), Beneath the Surface: The Impact of Radical Economic Reforms on the Outward Orientation of Argentine and Mendozan Firms, 1989-1995, Journal of Latin American Studeis, 29: 395-418.  Abstract
  • C. Perrow, Mauro Guillen, The AIDS Disaster (1990).

Awards And Honors

  • Delivers Clarendon Lectures at Oxford University, 2014
  • Nominated to the Anvil Teaching Award by a vote of all Wharton MBA students, 2014
  • Elected member of the Sociological Research Association, 2013
  • Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award, 2013
  • Excellence in Teaching: Core Curriculum (top 10 teaching ratings in Core), 2012
  • Spring Core Teaching Award (“Goes above and beyond the call of duty"), 2011
  • Finalist, Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award, Academy of Management, 2007
  • IV Fundación Banco Herrero Prize, awarded annually to the most promising Spanish social scientist under the age of 40, 2005
  • Elected Fellow of the Macro Organizational Behavior Society, 2004
  • W. Richard Scott Best Paper Award, American Sociological Association, 2003
  • Special Mention, Best Paper Award, Section on Comparative and Historical Sociology, American Sociological Association, 2002
  • Wharton Core MBA Teaching Award, 2000
  • As Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1998
  • Selected as Guggenheim Fellow, 1998
  • Gulf Publishing Company Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management, 1997
  • President’s Book Award of the Social Science History Association, 1993
  • Finalist, American Sociological Association Best Dissertation Award, 1992
  • Co-Winner, Sussman Dissertation Prize, Department of Sociology, Yale University, 1992
  • Gustavus Myers Award for Outstanding Book on Human Rights, 1991
  • Special Mention, Worldwide Competition for Young Sociologists, World Congress of Sociology, International Sociological Association, 1990

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