Professor Marcela Miozzo

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Position: Professor of Economics & Management of Innovation
Academic unit: Innovation, Management and Policy


Marcela Miozzo is Professor of Economics and Management of Innovation and Director of the MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. Her research focuses on the sources and consequences of innovation on firms and the economy, and, in particular, on the role of inter-organisational collaboration for innovation. She has studied the technological and organisational effects of outsourcing and offshoring of business services, the relation between innovation collaboration of business services firms and intellectual property protection strategies, mergers and acquisition of science-based firms, and partnerships for innovation between firms and universities in science-based sectors. Her research has been published in journals such as Research Policy, Organization Studies and Long Range Planning.

She has carried out a large number of international comparative projects financed by the Anglo German Foundation, British Academy, EC, ESRC, EPSRC, ISBE and Tyndall. Miozzo has been a member of the ESRC Peer Review Panel ESRC/DFID Growth Programme (2011), Commissioning Panel of ESRC Rising Powers Networks (2009-10), member of EPSRC Peer Review College (2003-2005). She has been appointed Fellow of the Center for Innovation and Change Leadership, University of Suffolk USA (2011-). She was visiting professor at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America, Buenos Aires (2004), External Examiner, MSc Management, Tanaka Business School, Imperial College (2005-2009) and elected member of the executive of the International Theme Committee, Academy of Management (2013-2017).

PhD, University of Massachussetts (Fulbright grant)
MA, MERIT, The Netherlands
BA, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Selected projects

1. Inter-organisational cooperation for innovation and business services firms

Anglo-German Foundation ‘High-tech business services in Germany and the UK’ 2003

British Academy Larger Research grant ‘The developmental role of knowledge intensive business services in Argentina and Brazil’ 2004-2005

ESRC ‘Service multinational enterprise acquisitions and linkages in emerging economies’ 2005-2008

ESRC ‘Using intellectual property protection to capture value from innovation in knowledge-intensive service firms’ 2012- 2014

2. Inter-organisational cooperation for innovation and science-based firms

ISBE/ESRC RAKE 'Do cross boder acquisitions affect local and regional knowledge creation?: an analysis of knowledge-intensive firms' 2010

ESRC Follow on Funding 'Funding gap or trap?: effect of foreign acquisitions of science-based firms on local knowledge transfer and spillovers' 2011


Teaching and supervision

PhD supervision
She supervises PhD projects on the relation between business organisation and innovation, both internationally-comparative projects and those related to particular sectors, such as business services, or of the organisation and innovation of particular multinational firms

Programme involvement

Specialist fields




Publication summary




Showing 63 publication(s)


  • Miozzo, M., DiVito, L., & Desyllas, P. (2016). When do acquirers invest in the R&D assets of acquired science-based firms in cross-border acquisitions? the role of technology and capabilities similarity and complementarity. Long Range Planning, 49(2), 221-240. DOI: 10.1016/j.lrp.2015.07.002. Publication link: 6f43cf04-c6b8-487e-80a7-9d558f239408


  • Lee, H. F., & Miozzo, M. (2015). How does working on university-industry collaborative projects affect science and engineering doctorates´careers?: evidence from a UK research-based university. Journal of Technology Transfer, 40, 393-317. DOI: 10.1007/s10961-014-9340-4. Publication link: 2379a4a3-c8c8-47b8-8aa6-5ab8d133ff7a
  • Miozzo, M., & Soete, L. (2015). Internationalization of services: a technological perspective. In F. Gallouj, & F. Djellal (Eds.), Services and Innovation. Edward Elgar. . Publication link: 6ad73d08-07e3-4971-8435-0fdf0bb3d29b
  • Miles, I., & Miozzo, M. (2015). The Globalization of Knowledge Intensive Services. In D. Archibugi, & A. Filippetti (Eds.), The Handbook of Global Science, Technology, and Innovation. (pp. 175-194). [8] Oxford: Wiley. . Publication link: 98d866d8-b08a-4bc6-bbfa-6211a4bb3910


  • Gil, N., Miozzo, M., & Massini, S. (2014). The innovation potential of new infrastructure development: an empirical study of Heathrow airport's T5 project. In B. Flyvberg (Ed.), Megaproject Planning and Management: Essential Readings. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. . Publication link: 183a983c-2108-4bcd-90d9-2c4fd12c00b1


  • Lehrer, M., Ordanini, A., DeFillippi, R., & Miozzo, M. (2013). Challenging the orthodoxy of value co-creation theory: A contingent view of co-production in design-intensive business services. European Management Journal, 30(6), 499-509. DOI: 10.1016/j.emj.2012.07.006. Publication link: 229b19ea-1d31-494b-89b2-fb351fab523c


  • Miozzo, M., & Yamin, M. (2012). Institutional and sectoral determinants of headquarters-subsidiary relationships: A study of UK service multinationals in China, Korea, Brazil and Argentina. Long Range Planning, 45(1), 16-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.lrp.2011.11.001. Publication link: 503583c7-38ee-4a2c-a4fd-89ca0d665d97


  • Miozzo, M., & Grimshaw, D. (2011). Capabilities of large services outsourcing firms: The "outsourcing plus staff transfer model" in EDS and IBM. Industrial and Corporate Change, 20(3), 909-940. [dtr014]. DOI: 10.1093/icc/dtr014. Publication link: fe2f521e-d73c-4a9e-80cc-3b045f122970


  • Massini, S., & Miozzo, M. (2010). Outsourcing and offshoring of knowledge-intensive business services: Implications for innovation. In F. Gallouj, F. Djellal, & C. Gallouj (Eds.), The Handbook of Innovation and Services: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective. (pp. 469-500). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. . Publication link: 00e9a642-43d1-49ee-b62b-54596d82c58d
  • Berrebi, I., Grimshaw, D., Lallement, M., & Miozzo, M. (2010). Employment challenges to the knowledge economy in Europe: the case of IT services. Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation, 4(1), 84-103. . Publication link: aa3de47c-8ec1-468f-b44c-11b0a449b30b



  • Miozzo, M., & Gil, N. (2008). Why do construction clients resist innovation?: insights from the role of users in the innovation literature. In P. Brandon, & S-L. Lu (Eds.), Clients Driving Innovation. Blackwell. . Publication link: 4e442e31-69bf-4adf-af6e-f3e27b0853a6


  • Miozzo, M., & Grimshaw, D. (2007). Service multinationals and forward linkages with client firms: the case of IT outsourcing in Argentina and Brazil. In R. Sinkovics, & M. Yamin (Eds.), Anxieties and Management Responses in International Business. Palgrave. . Publication link: 88522d4d-8c52-464b-bcc6-2811429526c1
  • Köhler, J., Barker, T., Pan, H., Agnolucci, P., Ekins, P., Foxon, T., ... Green, K. (2007). New lessons for technology policy and climate change: Investment for innovation. Climate Policy, 7(2), 156-161. . Publication link: 3a61ca08-b617-4154-803f-cb2eb71fdbc2


  • Grimshaw, D., & Miozzo, M. (Eds.) (2006). Knowledge intensive business services: understanding organisational forms and the role of country institutions. In Knowledge Intensive Business Services: Organizational Forms and National Institutions. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. . Publication link: 53fd9c25-953d-4c0c-965c-904ed002b13c
  • Miozzo, M., & Grimshaw, D. (Eds.) (2006). Knowledge intensive business services: organizational forms and national institutions: Organizational Forms and National Institutions. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.. Publication link: 4e340442-154d-4d2b-b8f5-0ada9adc6ed4
  • Dewick, P., & Miozzo, M. (2006). Sustainable technologies and the construction industry: An international assessment of regulation, governance and firm networks. In S. Randles, & K. Green (Eds.), Industrial Ecology and Spaces of Innovation. (pp. 153-174). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. . Publication link: 683645b0-8a33-4019-8c9e-c59fcf16dbf0
  • Miozzo, M., & Grimshaw, D. (2006). Modularity and innovation in knowledge intensive business services: IT outsourcing in Germany and the UK. In M. Miozzo, & D. Grimshaw (Eds.), Knowledge Intensive Business Services: Organizational Forms and National Institutions|Knowl. Intensive Bus. Serv.: Organ. Forms and Nati. Inst.: Organizational Forms and National Institutions. (pp. 82-120). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. . Publication link: 0d5a8173-5baa-4f94-88e7-62681eba7bf6
  • Grimshaw, D., & Miozzo, M. (2006). Institutional effects on the market for it outsourcing: Analysing clients, suppliers and staff transfer in Germany and the UK. In M. Miozzo, & D. Grimshaw (Eds.), Knowledge Intensive Business Services: Organizational Forms and National Institutions|Knowl. Intensive Bus. Serv.: Organ. Forms and Nati. Inst.. (pp. 151-186). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. . Publication link: 1698f217-4d40-4d0d-b82e-6f6a35cd1b42


  • Green, K., Miozzo, M., & Dewick, P. (Eds.) (2005). Technology, knowledge and the firm: Implications for strategy and industrial change. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.. Publication link: c8b425b4-2a72-4aac-873b-59c52457c2d2


  • Duo, W., & Miozzo, M. (2004). Corporate Governance and Innovation in the Chinese banking sector. Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, 6, 1. . Publication link: fab6a072-7cc1-42c2-80aa-139284636df9
  • Lopez, A., & Miozzo, M. (2004). Multinationals and Technology Development in East Asia and Latin America. In S. Prasad, & P. Ghauri (Eds.), Multinationals in Emerging Nations in the Age of Anxiety. Connecticut, US: Praeger. . Publication link: a28d5efe-8ace-4503-956e-77a16f2913ac
  • Miozzo, M., & Dewick, P. (2004). Innovation and Networks: benefits from inter-firm co-operation in a fragmented industry. International Journal of Technology Management, 27 (1). . Publication link: bca41ff8-f30e-43c4-bdbd-21f2b0926b2b



  • Miozzo, M. (2002). Sectoral Specialisation in East Asia and Latin America Compared. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, 22/4, 48-68. . Publication link: 29f461b6-6b12-4b4b-806e-b8e136abf10b
  • Baker, P., Miozzo, M., & Miles, I. (2002). The Internationalisation of Services: are the modes changing? In M. Miozzo, & I. Miles (Eds.), Internationalisation, Technology and Services. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. . Publication link: 9a779eca-2658-4118-aeea-c8bf1853d69f
  • Miozzo, M., & Miles, I. (2002). The Relation Between the Internationalisation of Services and the Process of Innovation: a research agenda. In M. Miozzo, & I. Miles (Eds.), Internationalisation, Technology and Services. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. . Publication link: cda554e5-16c8-4091-a49f-4479a4cf8f7e


  • Miozzo, M. (2001). Services and Innovation: demand-led changes in business organisation. In R. Coombs, K. Green, V. Walsh, & A. Richards (Eds.), Demand, Markets, Users and Innovation. Aldershot: Edward Elgar. . Publication link: b00292b2-061e-42f0-a81f-70e76a6d803e


  • Miozzo, M., & Ivory, C. (2000). Restructuring in the British construction industry: Implications of recent changes in project management and technology. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 12(4), 513-530. . Publication link: a06708be-7227-4dd6-86c4-9002065a5d44
  • Miozzo, M. (2000). Transnational corporations, industrial policy and the 'war of incentives': The case of the Argentine automobile industry. Development and Change, 31(3), 651-680. . Publication link: ac0392dd-0319-4590-8540-3f76b194df1a
  • Miozzo, M., & Montobbio, F. (2000). The Evolution of Knowledge Bases, Patterns of Location and Industrial Dynamics: a reassessment of the product and industry life cycle models. In A. Kuklinski, & W. Orlowski (Eds.), The Knowledge-Based Economy. Warsaw: State Committee for Scientific Research.: State Committee for Scientific Research, Warsaw. . Publication link: cd235982-694e-43c3-bcc4-4415eb970e4e


  • Betts, M., Clark, A., Grilo, A., & Miozzo, M. (1999). Priorities for IT Innovation. In M. Betts (Ed.), Strategic Management of IT in Construction. Blackwell Publishers: Oxford. . Publication link: 21214709-aaab-434a-bd7a-6d1471ec1727


  • Miozzo, M., Betts, M., Clark, A., & Grilo, A. (1998). Deriving an IT-enabled process strategy for construction. Computers in Industry, 35(1), 59-75. . Publication link: 2ffacad6-f4bd-4f9d-8c13-5ee05cfe95d8


  • Soete, L., & Miozzo, M. (1989). Trade and Development in Services: a technological perspective [report for UNCTAD]. (UNCTAD). UNU-MERIT.. Publication link: 8e0887cb-4f5a-4e1f-bb77-e259450afa4f