Rafael Corredoira

Assistant Professor

Management & Organization
4557 Van Munching Hall
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

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 Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.


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.

Primary Research Areas

·    Innovation and Knowledge Transfer,

·    Inventions and the Evolution of Technology,

·    Strategic Management,

·    Economic Development


Honors and Awards

·         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 P. M. Banerjee (2014)  Measuring Patent’s Influence on Technological Evolution: A Study of Knowledge Spanning and Subsequent Inventive Activity, Research Policy,

Corredoira, R.A. and G. A. McDermott, (2014). 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) 45, 699-722

Corredoira, R. A. and L. Rosenkopf (2010) Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot? The Reverse Transfer of Knowledge through Mobility TiesStrategic Management Journal 31 (2):159-181

McDermott, G. A, R.A. Corredoira (2010) Network Composition, Collaborative Ties, and Upgrading in Emerging Market Firms: Lessons from the Argentine Autoparts SectorJournal of International Business Studies 41, 308-329

McDermott, G. A, R.A. Corredoira, and G. Kruse (2009) Recombining to Compete in Global Markets: How Public Policy Can Improve Upgrading in Emerging Market SocietiesAcademy of Management Journal, 52 (6): 1270-1296

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

Corredoira, R. A. and J. R. Kimberly (2006) Industry Evolution through Consolidation: Implications for Addiction TreatmentJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Special Issue, 31: 255-265