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Dr Luciano  Ciravegna

Dr Luciano Ciravegna

  • Academics

Senior Lecturer in the Political Economy of Emerging Markets

Research subject areas

  • International development
  • Policy

Contact details


Dr Luciano Ciravegna is a Senior Lecturer in the Political Economy of Emerging Markets. His research examines the business environment of emerging markets and the strategies that local and foreign businesses adopt to operate and compete in these economies.

His background includes a BSc in Economic History at the London School of Economics, an MPhil in the Economics and Politics of Latin America at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and a PhD in Development Studies at the London School of Economics.

Luciano is a Fellow of the Centro Studi Luca D’Agliano, the UK Higher Education Academy, and the Academy of International Business. He supports the activities of the Centro Studi D’Agliano and the United World College, which he attended at UWC Adriatic.


  • Emerging market multinationals
  • International entrepreneurship (international new ventures, born globals, micro-multinationals)
  • The effects of political risk, corruption, violence and environmental shocks on firm behaviour
  • Family firms
  • Entrepreneurship in emerging economies
  • The links between multinational enterprises and local suppliers and their impact
  • Certifications and voluntary codes of behavior and their impact

He has carried out research on different industries, including automotive; retail; wine; electronics, software and IT services; textiles, apparel and clothing; and agribusiness.

He has published four monographs (Financial Times Press, Routledge, Ediciones Baudino and Dell’Orso), one edited book (Palgrave) and several articles in academic journals, such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, World Development, Journal of Development Studies, International Business Review, Journal of Business Research and the Journal of Latin American Studies.


PhD supervision

Luciano is interested in supervising students focusing on the following research areas:

  • Emerging market firms, emerging market multinationals
  • Family firms
  • Entrepreneurship in emerging economies
  • The effects of certifications, standards and other codes of behavior (e.g. Fair Trade) on suppliers, especially agribusiness
  • Corruption, ways of measuring it, and effects on business
  • International strategy and internationalisation
Principal supervisor

Further details

See Luciano's research profile