Elisa Giuliani is full Professor at the University of Pisa.
She is currently working on the impact of Multinational Corporation (MNCs) from emerging countries on host countries, particularly Europe. She has recently completed an international 3-year project – funded by Volkswagen Foundation and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond – on the impact of Emerging Economy MNCs technology-driven investments in Europe.
Her primary focus is on the role of inter-organization networks in the promotion of the processes of knowledge diffusion, innovation and economic development in developing country industrial clusters. Additionally, she has recently started working on the corporate social responsibility and irresponsibility of international business, and on the human rights repercussions of the business sector in general. I have been part of the Cumberland Colloquium on Measuring the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights.
She has consulted for the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the UN Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on industrial development-related issues.