Rafael A. Corredoira is Assistant Professor of Management & Organization at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Corredoira's research focuses on embedded exploration : how networks that originate from social ties, market dynamics, and institutional arrangements constrain and enable firms' entrepreneurial search for innovative solutions. His current research examines how the evolution of technological inventions is driven by knowledge recombination characteristics, funding sources, and inventor’s cognitive limitations. It also studies how the embeddedness of wine and autopart firm in networks of market and non-market actors drives upgrading capabilities in developing economies. Corredoira has authored articles published in many leading journals including and
Corredoira received his PhD in Strategy and International Management from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Before embarking on his doctoral studies, he completed an MBA at Drexel University. He has 10 years of business experience at Compañía Bão, the largest and oldest household product firm in Uruguay, where, as CEO and COO, he led the firm in its technological reconversion, organizational restructuring, M&A, and foreign market expansion during the creation of MERCOSUR.
· Innovation and Knowledge Transfer,
· Inventions and the Evolution of Technology,
· Strategic Management,
· Economic Development
· Best Paper Award and Doug Nigh Award Finalist - International Management Division, Academy of Management Conference, 2007
· The Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, IM division, 2007
· Research Grant, CIBER-UMD, 2011
· Corredoira, R.A. and G. A. McDermott, (forthcoming). Adaptation, Bridging, and Firm Upgrading: How Non-Market Institutions and MNCs Facilitate Knowledge Recombination in Emerging Markets Journal of International Business Studies (Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in International Business, Special Issue, Spring 2014)
· Corredoira, R. A., J. A. Chilingerian, and J. R. Kimberly (2011) Analyzing Performance in Addiction Treatment: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis to the State of Maryland System. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 41(1):1-13.