Research

My research interests are in the crossroads of strategy and corporate governance. I explore how they intersect with the international relations and public administration literatures. I am also an advocate of using a configurational approach in my research to study organizational designs and complex phenomena.

Publications in refereed journals
Book
Book chapters
Work in progress at different stages of development (*working paper available)
  • Ponomareva, Y., Federo, R., Aguilera, R. V., & Collin, S. O. {Title redacted for peer review} The cost of good governance (revised and resubmitted [2nd round])
  • Federo, R. & Bustamante, X. {Title redacted for peer review} The interactive dynamics of international actors (revised and resubmitted [2nd round])
  • Freixanet, J., & Federo, R. {Title redacted for peer review} Maturing born globals: A review and research agenda (under review)
  • Freixanet, J., & Federo, R. {Title redacted for peer review} The interplay of firm innovation, internationalization, and learning capability (under review)
  • Chueke, G., Federo, R., & Aguilera, R. V. {Title redacted for peer review} International establishment mode choice (under review)
  • Federo, R., Saz-Carranza, A., Fernandez-i-Marin, X., & Losada, C. {Title redacted for peer review} CEO selection in intergovernmental organizations (revised and resubmitted)
  • Federo, R. & Bustamante, X. The intergovernmental advantage (in preparation for submission) *
  • Federo, R. & Parente, T. Barriers for board monitoring in Brazil (in preparation for submission) *
  • Freixanet, J., & Federo, R. Learning-by-exporting: A review and research agenda (in preparation for submission)
Conference papers
  • Federo, R. & Bustamante, X. The interactive dynamics of international actors before and during a global pandemic. Academy of Management Annual Meeting – Online (August 2021)
  • Federo, R. Firms and grand challenges: Toward a polycentric governance strategy. Academy of Management Annual Meeting – Online (August 2021)
  • Freixanet, J., & Federo, R. Performance and survival of maturing early internationalizers—A review and research agenda. Academy of Management Annual Meeting – Online (August 2021)
  • Federo, R. & Bustamante, X. The interorganizational network and interactive dynamics of international actors before and during a global pandemic. Academy of International Business Annual Conference – Online (June-July 2021)
  • Freixanet, J., & Federo, R. Performance and survival of maturing early internationalizers—A review and research agenda. Academy of International Business Annual Conference – Online (June-July 2021)
  • Federo, R. & Bustamante, X. The interactive dynamics of international actors before and during grand challenges. International Studies Association Annual Conference – Online (April 2021)
  • Federo, R., Ponomareva, Y., Aguilera, R. V., Saz-Carranza, A., & Losada, C. Bringing owners back on board: A review on the role of ownership in board governance. International Corporate Governance Society Annual Conference – Online (November 2020)
  • Freixanet, J., & Federo, R. The complex interplay of firm innovation, internationalization, and learning capability. Academy of Management Annual Meeting – Online (August 2020)
  • Ponomareva, Y., Federo, R., Aguilera, R. V., & Collin, S. O. The cost of good governance: The role of board governance configurations in board compensation. Corporate Governance Summit 2020 at Centre for Business Organisations and Society at the School of Management-University of Bath, UK (July 2020) *Awarded best paper*
  • Aguilera, R. V., Federo, R., Ponomareva, Y. The globalization of hedge fund activism. International Corporate Governance Society Annual Conference at University of Essex, UK (October 2019)
  • Federo, R. The intergovernmental advantage of firms. AMJ/AMR Paper and Idea Development Workshop at Lisbon, Portugal (June 2019)
  • Aguilera, R. V., Federo, R., Ponomareva, Y. The globalization of hedge fund activism: A systematic review and research agenda. Corporate Governance and European Union Integration (CGEUI) Workshop at Barcelona, Spain (May 2019)
  • Chueke, G. V., Federo, R. How country-specific factors affect the establishment mode choice of Brazilian multinationals in Latin American countries. XLII Encontro de ANPAD at Curitiba, Brazil (October 2018)
  • Chueke, G. V. & Federo, R. Emerging market multinationals expanding in Latin America and the Caribbean: A configurational approach. Strategic Management Society Annual Conference at Paris, France (September 2018)
  • Chueke, G. V. & Federo, R. How institutions matter for emerging market MNEs expanding in Latin America and the Caribbean. Academy of Management Annual Meeting at Chicago, IL (August 2018)
  • Saz-Carranza, A., Fernandez-i-Marin, X., Federo, R., & Losada, C. Balancing effectiveness and control in global intergovernmental organizations. Academy of Management Annual Meeting at Chicago, IL (August 2018)
  • Federo, R. & Saz-Carranza, A. Governance in the UN system: A configurational analysis of board designs for effective monitoring. Academy of Management Annual Meeting at Atlanta, GA (August 2017)
  • Federo, R. & Saz-Carranza, A. To board or not to board: The corporate governance of international governmental organizations. International Studies Association Annual Conference at Baltimore, MD (February 2017)
  • Federo, R. & Saz-Carranza, A. Bundles of board duties and organizational performance: A configurational analysis of board power in multilateral organizations. Academy of Management Annual Meeting at Anaheim, CA (August 2016)
  • Federo, R. & Saz-Carranza, A. Bundles of board duties and organizational performance: A configurational analysis of board power in multilateral organizations. European Group for Organizational Studies Annual Conference at University of Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy (July 2016)
  • Federo, R. & Saz-Carranza, A. How do high-performing international governmental organizations select their board directors? Public Management Research Association Conference at Aarhus University, Denmark (June 2016)
  • Federo, R. & Saz-Carranza, A. Bundles of board duties and organizational performance: A configurational analysis of board power in multilateral organizations. International Research Society for Public Management Annual Conference at Hong Kong (April 2016)
  • Saz-Carranza, A., Federo, R., Fernandez-i-Marin, X., & Losada, C. The boards of International Governmental Organizations: Delegated controllers, resource providers, or efficiency maximizers? Political Economy of International Organizations Annual Conference at University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (January 2016)
  • Federo, R. & Saz-Carranza, A. Strategic Planning in International Governmental Organizations. Public Management Research Association Conference at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 2015)
  • Saz-Carranza, A., Federo, R., Fernandez-i-Marin, X., & Losada, C. Determinants of board characteristics in International Organizations. Business and Public Policy Workshop at ESMT Berlin, Germany (May 2015)
  • Federo, R. & Saz-Carranza, A. Strategic Planning in Intergovernmental Organizations. ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops at the University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland (April 2015)
  • Saz-Carranza, A., Federo, R., Fernandez-i-Marin, X., & Losada, C. The executive boards of International Governmental Organizations: an exploration of antecedents. Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance at ESADE Business School and IBEI, Barcelona, Spain (January 2015)
Invited presentations
  • Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (2020)
  • EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain (2019, 2020)
  • LUISS Business School, Rome, Italy (2018)
  • ESCP Business School, Madrid, Spain (2018)
  • University of Barcelona Business School, Barcelona, Spain (2018)
  • D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (2017)