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
Open Dataset
Work in progress at different stages of development (*working paper available)
  • Freixanet, J. & Federo, R. Learning-by-exporting: A review and research agenda (under review)
  • Federo, R. & Parente, T. Barriers of board monitoring in Brazil (under review)
  • Pascual-Fuster, B., Federo, R., & Crespi-Cladera, R. Glass ceiling in Spanish corporate boards (under review)
  • Federo, R. & Bustamante, X. The intergovernmental advantage (in preparation for submission) *
  • Saz-Carranza, A., Albareda, A., & Federo, R. Collective action and purpose-oriented networks (in preparation for submission) *
  • Infantes, P., Pascual-Fuster, B., & Federo, R. Board gender diversity in business groups (in preparation for submission) *
  • Aguilera, R. V., Federo, R., Justo, R., Merida, A., & Pascual-Fuster, B. Business groups: A review and research agenda (in preparation for submission) *
  • Aguilera, R. V. & Federo, R. A review and future research agenda on institutional investors (in preparation for submission) *
Conference paper presentations
  • 2022: Academy of Management Annual Meeting – Seattle, Washington; Public Management Research Association Conference at Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2021: Academy of International Business Annual Conference – Online; Academy of Management Annual Meeting – Online; International Corporate Governance Society Annual Conference at Groningen, The Netherlands; International Studies Association Annual Convention – Online; 7th International Congress of the Bicycle | XVIII Iberian Congress “The Bicycle and the City” at Barcelona, Spain
  • 2020: Academy of Management Annual Meeting – Online; Corporate Governance Summit 2020 at Centre for Business Organisations and Society at the School of Management-University of Bath, UK; International Corporate Governance Society Annual Conference – Online
  • 2019: AMJ/AMR Lisbon Paper and Idea Development Workshop at Lisbon, Portugal; Corporate Governance and European Union Integration (CGEUI) Workshop at Barcelona, Spain; International Corporate Governance Society Annual Conference at University of Essex, UK
  • 2018: Academy of Management Annual Meeting at Chicago, IL; Strategic Management Society Annual Conference at Paris, France; XLII Encontro de ANPAD at Curitiba, Brazil
  • 2017: Academy of Management Annual Meeting at Atlanta, Georgia; International Studies Association Annual Convention at Baltimore, MD
  • 2016: Academy of Management Annual Meeting at Anaheim, California; European Group for Organizational Studies Annual Conference at Naples, Italy; International Research Society for Public Management Annual Conference at Hong Kong; Political Economy of International Organizations Annual Conference at University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; Public Management Research Association Conference at Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 2015: Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance at ESADE Business School and IBEI, Barcelona, Spain; Business and Public Policy Workshop at ESMT Berlin, Germany; ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops at the University of Warsaw, Poland; Public Management Research Association Conference at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Invited presentations
  • 2022: GLOBE Webinar Series, KU Leuven, Belgium 
  • 2021: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2020: Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2019: EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2018: ESCP Business School, Madrid, Spain; LUISS Business School, Rome, Italy; University of Barcelona Business School, Barcelona, Spain 
  • 2017: D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, Boston-MA, United States
Awards/Grants/Honors
  • Finalist for the IM Division Best Paper in International Corporate Governance Award, Academy of Management Annual Meeting at Seattle-WA, 2022
  • Nominated for the Best Paper Award, International Corporate Governance Society Annual Conference at Groningen, The Netherlands, 2021
  • Nominated for the Alan M. Rugman Young Scholar Award, Academy of International Business Annual Conference, 2021
  • Best Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Annual Conference – International Management Division (IM), 2020
  • Best Paper Award, Corporate Governance Summit 2020 at Centre for Business Organisations and Society at the School of Management-University of Bath, U.K., 2020
  • ESADE Doctoral Grant, 2014-2017
  • ESADE Mobility Grant, 2017
  • International Studies Association Travel Grant, 2017
  • ESADE Talent Scholarship, 2013-2014
Research projects
  • 2021-2024: MICIN – PID2020-115982RB-C21 (Business Groups: Strategy. Governance, and Finance – BIGRU)
  • 2017-2020: AGAUR – 2017 SGR1556 (Research Group in Leadership and Innovation in Public Management – GLIGP)
  • 2019-2020: ESADE-PWC Corporate Governance Research Project on Board of Directors