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59. Garcia-Castro, R. and R.V. Aguilera. (forthcoming). “Family Business and Performance Revisited: A Set-Theoretic Cross-National Inquiry.” Journal of Family Business Strategy. Download here

58. Vadera, A. and R.V. Aguilera. (forthcoming) “The Evolution of Vocabularies and its Relation to the Investigation of White-Collar Crimes: An Institutional Work Perspective,” Journal of Business Ethics.

57. Terjesen, S., Aguilera, R.V. and R. Lorenz. (forthcoming) “Legislating a Woman’s Seat on the Board: Institutional Factors Driving Gender Quotas for Boards of Directors,” Journal of Business Ethics. Download here

56. Aguilera, R., Garcia-Castro, R. Forthcoming. Incremental Value Creation and Appropriation in a World with Multiple Stakeholders. Download here

55. Bell, Filatotchev & Aguilera. forthcoming. Corporate Governance and Investors’ Perceptions of Foreign IPO Value: An Institutional Perspective. Academy of Management Journal. Download here

54. Flores, Aguilera, Vaaler & Mahdian. forthcoming. How Well Do Supra-National Regional Grouping Schemes Fit International Business Research Models. Journal of International Business Studies. Download here

53. Garcia-Castro, Aguilera, R.V. & Arino, M.A. Forthcoming. How Bundles of Corporate Governance Practices Lead to High Firm Performance? A Fuzzy Set Analysis. Corporate Governance: An International Review. Download here

52. Desender, K., Aguilera, R. V., Crespi-Cladera, R., and Garcia Cestona, M.A. (forthcoming) "When Does Ownership Matter? Board Characteristics and Behavior." Strategic Management Journal. Download here

51. Aguilera, R.V. and Crespi-Cladera, R. (forthcoming). "Firm Family Firms: Current Debates of Corporate Governance in Family Firms." Journal of Family Business Strategy. Download here

50. Aguilera, R.V., Goyer, M. and Kabbach de Castro, L.R. (forthcoming) “Regulation and Comparative Corporate Governance Regulation.”  In M. Wright, D. S. Siegel, K. Keasey, and I. Filatotchev (eds.) Handbook of Corporate Governance.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

download here: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2071191

49. Haxhi, I. and Aguilera, R.V. (forthcoming) “Are Codes Fostering Convergence in Corporate Governance? An Institutional Perspective” In A. Rasheed and T. Yoshikawa (Eds.) Convergence of Corporate Governance:  Promise and Prospects. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Download here

48. Aguilera, R.V. and Desender, K. (forthcoming) Methodological Challenges in Comparative Corporate Governance” Research Methodology in Strategy and Management. Download here

47. Garcia-Castro, R. and Aguilera, R.V. (forthcoming) “A Decade of Corporate Governance Reforms in Spain.” In A. Rasheed and T. Yoshikawa (Eds.) Convergence of Corporate Governance:  Promise and Prospects. Basingstoke: Palgrave. download paper here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2025893

46. Bell, G., Aguilera, R, and Filatotchev, I. (forthcoming) “Corporate Governance and Configuration Research: The Case of Foreign IPOs Listing in London” Research in Sociology of Organizations.

45. Aguilera, R.V., Desdender, K., and Castro, L. R. K. (2011) “A Bundle Perspective to Comparative Corporate Governance.” In Clarke, T. and D. Branson (Eds.), SAGE Handbook of Corporate Governance. New York: Sage Publications.

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44. Aguilera, R. V. (2011) “Governance in a Transnational Era” Advances in International Management, 24, 33-42 download

43. Aguilera, R. V. (2011) “Inter-Organizational Governance and Global Strategy?” Global Strategy Journal, 1(1):  Download paper

Aguil 42. Aguilera, R. V., Castro, L. R. K., Lee, J. H., and You, J. (forthcoming 2011) “Patterns of Corporate Ownership in Emerging      Markets” In G. Morgan and R. Whitley (eds.) Capitalisms and Capitalism in the 21st Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1806525

41. Sears, J., Aguilera, R.V., and Dencker, J.C. (forthcoming 2011) “The Role of Human Resource Management in Cross-Border Technological Acquisitions.” In G. Stahl, I. Björkman and S. Morris (Eds.) Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management, New York: Edward Elgar.

40. Judge, W. Filatotchev, I. and Aguilera, R.V. (2010) "Comparative Corporate Governance & International Business Research,"8Corporate Governance: An International Review, 18 (6): 493- 495 (Editorial)

39. Aguilera, R. V. and Jackson, G. (2010) "Comparative and International Corporate Governance," Annals of the Academy of Management, 4: 485-556.  Download paper or here

38. Aguilera, R. V. and Williams, C. A. (2009) “Law and Finance: Inaccurate, Incomplete, and Important.” BYU Law Review, 9, 1412-1434, download paper

37. Bucheli M. and Aguilera R.V. (2010) “Political Survival, Energy Policies, and Multinational Corporations: A Historical Study for Standard Oil of New Jersey in Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela in the Twentieth Century” Management International Review, 50 (3): 347-378. Download paper

36. Rupp, D. E., Williams, C., Aguilera, R. (2011). Increasing Corporate Social Responsibility through Stakeholder Value Internalization (and the Catalyzing Effect of New Governance): An Application of Organizational Justice, Self-Determination, and Social Influence Theories, In M. Schminke (Ed.). Managerial Ethics: Managing the Psychology of Morality. Routledge/Psychology Press. Download paper

35. Vadera, A. K., R.V. Aguilera, and B. Caza (2009). “Making sense of whistle-blowing’s antecedents: Learning from research on identity and ethics programs,” Business Ethics Quarterly, 19(4): 553-587. Download paper

34.  Aguilera, R. V. and Cuervo-Cazurra, A. (2009) "Codes of Good Governance." Corporate Governance: An International Review, 17 (3): 376-387.  Download paper

33.  Aguilera, R. V., Filatotchev, I, Gospel, H, and Jackson, G. (2008) “Contingencies, Complementarities, and Costs in Corporate Governance Models.” Organization Science, 19 (3): 475-492.  Download paper

32.  Li, Y. and Aguilera, R. V. (2008) “Target Director Turnover in Acquisitions. A Conceptual Framework." Corporate Governance: An International Review, 16 (6): 492-503.  Download paper

31. Aguilera, R. V., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., and Kim, S. (in press). Taking Stock of Research on Codes of Good Governance. F. Lopez Iturriaga (Ed.) Codes of Corporate Governance Around the World. New York Nova Publications. Download paper.

30.  Aguilera, R. V. (2009) "A Comparative Analysis of Corporate Governance Systems in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela." In Robert McGee, Ed. Corporate Governance in Developing Countries. New York: Springer. Pp. 151-172. download paper.

29.  Choi, S and Aguilera, R.V. (2009) “A Comparative Analysis of CSR in Japan and Korea from a Multiple Stakeholders' Perspectives.” In Christine Mallin (Ed.), Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case Study Approach. New York: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. Pp. 123-147. Download paper

28.  Vadera, A. and Aguilera, R. V. (2009) “The Role of IHRM in the Formulation and Implementation of Ethics Programs in Multinational Enterprises.” In Paul R. Sparrow (Ed.), Handbook of International Human Resource Management. Integrating People, Process and Context.  Oxford: Blackwell. Pp. 413-438. Download paper

27.  Jeong, D. Y. and R. V. Aguilera. (2008) “The Evolution of Enterprise Unionism in Japan: A Socio-Political Perspective.”  British Journal of Industrial Relations, 46(1): 98-132.  Download paper.

26.  Vaaler, P., James, B., and Aguilera, R.V. (2008) "Risk and Capital Structure in Asian Project Finance." Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 25(1): 25-50.  Download pdf veresion

25.  Aguilera, R.V. and A. K. Vadera (2008) "The Dark Side of Authority: Antecedents, Mechanisms, and Outcomes of Organizational Corruption." Journal of Business Ethics, 77 (4): 431-449. Download paper.

24.  Flores, R., and R. V. Aguilera. (2007) “Globalization and Location Choice: An Analysis of U.S. Multinational Firms in 1980 and 2000.” Journal of International Business Studies, 38(7): 1187-1210.  Download paper.

23.  Aguilera, R.V. (2007) “Translating Theoretical Logics across Borders: Organizational Characteristics, Structural Mechanisms and Contextual Factors in International Alliances.” Journal of International Business Studies, 38, 38-46.  Download pdf version

22.  Vaaler, P., Aguilera, R.V., Flores, R. G. (2007) “Simulated Annealing and the Impact of Country Regional Groupings on US Multinational Corporate Investment Decisions.”  Pp. 161-190 in David J. Ketchen and Donald D. Bergh, Research Methodology in Strategy and Management.  Amsterdam: Elsevier. Download pdf version

21.  Williams, C.A. and Aguilera, R.V. (2008) “Corporate Social Responsibility in Comparative Perspective.” Pp. 452-472 in A. Crane, A. McWilliams, D. Matten, J. Moon and D. Siegel (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility.Oxford: Oxford University Press. Download paper.

20Aguilera, R.V., Dencker, J.D., and Z. Yalabik (2008) “Institutions and Organizational Socialization: Integrating Employees in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions.” In A. Y. Lewin, S. T. Cavusgil, G. T. M. Hult and D. Griffith (Eds.) Thought Leadership in Advancing International Business Research, pp: 153-189. London: Palgrave McMillan. Download Adobe pdf version of paper

19.  Aguilera, R.V., Flores, R., and Vaaler, P. (2007) “Is it all a Matter of Grouping? Examining the Regional Effect in International Business and Global Strategy Research.  Pp. 209-228 in Steven Tallman, International Strategic Management: A New Generation. Northampton, MA:  Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc. Download pdf version.

18.  Aguilera, R.V., D. Rupp, C. Williams, and J. Ganapathi. (2007). "Putting the S Back in CSR: A Multi-level Theory of Social Change in Organizations." Academy of Management Review, 32 (3): 836-863.  Download paper.

  • Best Paper Prize, Center for Corporate Governance Research, 3rd International Conference on Corporate Governance, University of Birmingham and Blackwell Publishing.
17.  Aguilera, R.V., C. Williams, Conley, J., and D. Rupp. (2006). "Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility. A Comparative Analysis of the U.K. and the U.S." Corporate Governance: An International Review, 14(3): 147-157. Download Adobe pdf version of paper

16.  Rupp, D., J. Ganapathi, R.V. Aguilera, and C. Williams. (2006) "Employee Reactions to Corporate Social Responsibility: An organizational Justice Framework," Journal of Organizational Behavior. Download Adobe pdf version of paper

15.  Aguilera, R. V. (2005) "Internationalizing Economic Sociology." Accounts. Download Adobe pdf version of paper

14.  Aguilera, R. and G. Yip (2005) "Global Strategy Faces Local Constraints," Mastering Corporate Governance, Financial Times (May 27, 2005) Download Adobe pdf version of first part, second part

13.  Aguilera, R. V. (2005) "Corporate Governance" In J. Beckert and M. Zafirovski, International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology. London: Routledge. Download Adobe pdf version

12.  Aguilera, R.V. (2005) "Corporate Governance and Director Accountability: An Institutional Comparative Perspective." British Journal of Management, 16: 1-15. Download Adobe pdf version of paper

11.  Krug, J. and Aguilera, R.V. (2005) "Top Management Team Effects in Cross-border Acquisitions" Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, 4: 123-152. Download Adobe pdf version of paper

10Aguilera, R.V. and Dabu, A. (2005) "The Transformation of Employment Relations in Central and Eastern Europe." Journal of Industrial Relations, 47(1): 16-42. Download Adobe pdf version of paper

9Aguilera, R.V. (2005) "Corporate Governance and Labor Relations: Spain in the European Context." In A. Pendleton and H. Gospel (Eds.), Corporate Governance and Labour Management: An International Perspective, pp.197-225. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Download Adobe pdf version of paper

8Aguilera, R.V. and Cuervo-Cazurra, A. (2004) "The Spread of Codes of Good Governance Worldwide: What’s the Trigger?" Organization Studies, 25(3): 415-443. Download Adobe pdf version of paper

7. Cuervo-Cazurra and Aguilera (2004) "The Worldwide Diffusion of Codes of Good Governance" in A. Grandori, Corporate Governance and Firm Organization: Microfoundations and Structural Reforms. Oxford University Press. PAPER

7.  Aguilera, R.V. and Dencker, J.C. (2004) "The Role of Human Resource Management in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions." International Journal of Human Resource Management, 15(8): 1355-1370. Download Adobe pdf version of paper

 Reprinted in:  Mark Mendenall, Gary Oddou, and Günter Stahl.  Readings and Cases in International Human Resource Management (4th edition).  London: Routledge, 2007.

6. Aguilera, R.V. and G. Yip (2004) "Corporate Governance and Globalization." In A. Ariño, P. Ghemawat and J. E. Ricart (Eds.), Creating Value through Global Strategy, pp. 55-67. London: Palgrave. Download Adobe pdf version of paper

5.  Aguilera, R.V. and Jackson, G. (2003) "The Cross-National Diversity of Corporate Governance: Dimensions and Determinants." Academy of Management Review, 28(3): 447-465. Download Adobe pdf version of paper

4. Federowicz, M., & Aguilera, R. V. (Eds.). 2003. Corporate Governance in a Changing Economic and Political Environment. Trajectories of Institutional Change New York: Palgrave Macmillan

3. Aguilera, R. "Are Italy and Spain Mediterranean Sisters? A Comparison of Corporate Governance Systems" in Federowicz, M., & Aguilera, R. V. (Eds.). 2003. Corporate Governance in a Changing Economic and Political Environment. Trajectories of Institutional Change New York: Palgrave Macmillan  download paper here

2.  Aguilera, R.V. and G. Jackson (2002) "Hybridization and Heterogeneity Across National Models of Corporate Governance" Economic Sociology, 3 (2): 17-26. Download Adobe pdf version of paper

1.  Aguilera, R. V. (1998) "Directorship Interlocks in Comparative Perspective: The Case of Spain." European Sociological Review, 14(4): 319-342. Download Adobe pdf version of paper



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CURRENT STUFF (Fall 2010):


Garcia Castro, R,. Aguilera, R. V., and Ariño, M.A. "Bundles of Corporate Governance Mechanisms: A Fuzzy Set Analysis."

Aguilera, R. V., Tribo, J. and Surroca, J. "Is Managerial Entrenchment Always Bad for CSR?"


Bell, G., Filatotchev, I. and Aguilera, R. “Corporate Governance and Foreign IPO Performance: A Set-Theoretic Perspective.”

Flores, R., R.V. Aguilera and P. Vaaler. “Regional Effects on Country Attractiveness for MNC Investment: A Simulated Annealing Perspective.”

Kabbach de Castro, Aguilera and Crespi-Cladera. "Ownership Structure and Strategic Behavior in Latin America”

Flores and Aguilera "Exploring the limits of MNCs’s mimetic behavior: The case of U.S. International Joint Ventures' Location"

Jackson, G. and R.V. Aguilera. “Some Determinants of Diversity on Cross-National Corporate Ownership: A Fuzzy Sets Approach.” RIETI, Tokyo Working Paper. UNDER RE-CONSTRUCTION!!! NEW VERSION SOON.

Kim, N., Broschak, J. and Aguilera, R.V. “Taking Stock on the Embeddedness: A Systematic Review of the Evolution of the Construct.”


Aguilera, R.V. and Dencker, J. C. “Determinants of Acquisition Completion: A Relational View”


Vadera, A. and R.V. Aguilera. “Language and Institutionalization of Practices: Usage of White-collar Crime, 1939-2002.”  


 Desender, García-Cestona, Crespi-Cladera, and Aguilera "Board Characteristics and Audit Fees: Why the Ownership Structure Matters?"



Old Working papers:

  • Aguilera, R.V., J. C. Dencker, and X. Escandell. (2008) “Left at the Altar? A Relational View of Mergers and Acquisition Announcements in the 1990s.” REVISED VERSION!

  • Global Banks as Global Sustainability Regulators:  the Equator Principles (with Cynthia A. Williams, Peer Zumbansen, Poonam Puri, Deborah Rupp, and John Conley), November 2007.

  • Aguilera, R.V. “National State Differences and Patterns of Directorship Interlocks: A Comparative Study of Italy and Spain.”

  • Aguilera, R. V. and G. Yip. “An Institutional Model of Corporate Governance Systems and Multinational Globalization."

  • Aguilera, R. V. and G. Yip. “Corporate Governance and Global Strategy.”

  • Rupp, D. E., Ganapathi, J., Aguilera, R. V., and Williams, C. A. “The Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility on Employee Attitudes and Behaviors: The Mediating Role of Social Exchange.”

  • Aguilera, R.V. and M. Bucheli. (2007) “A Comparative Analysis of Corporate Governance Systems in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela.”

  • Rialp, J., R. V. Aguilera, and B. Simonin. “The Establishment of Collaboration Agreements: Determinants of the Consequence on Firm Valuation.”

  • Aguilera, R. V. “Who Goes and Who Stays? An Empirical Analysis of Director Turnover in Acquired Firms.”


NEW RESEARCH PROJECTS (data collection and analysis stage)

Fuzzy Sets: Comparative Cross-National Analysis:

Aguilera, R.V. and Jeong, D. Y. “Enterprise Unionism in Latin America?: A Comparative Study of Six Latin American Countries”

White-Collar Crime and Corporate Governance:

Vadera, A. and R.V. Aguilera. (2008). “Language and Institutionalization of Practices: Usage of White-collar Crime, 1939-2002.”  

Vadera, A. and R.V. Aguilera, B. Caza (2008) “Whistle-blowing as positive deviance:  A review and research agenda” under review at Business Ethics Quarterly.

International Embeddedness:

         Aguilera, R. V., and Broschak, J. “Cross-national Study of Embeddedness: An Empirical Study of International Advertising Agencies.”

Country Groupings in International Business Research:

Vaaler, P., R.V. Aguilera and R. Flores. “Regional Effects on Country Attractiveness for MNC Investment: A Simulated Annealing Perspective.”

Location Choice of International Joint Ventures:

Aguilera, R., Dencker, J., and R. Flores. “Globalization and the Over Time Changes in the Partner Choices of U.S. International Joint Ventures.”


Corporate Governance in China and India:

         Aguilera, R. V., “A Comparative Historical Analysis of Corporate Governance in China and India.”





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Aguilera, R. V. and Vadera, A. (2010) Law and Capitalism. What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World by Milhaupt, Curtis and Pistor, Katharina.

Aguilera, R. V. (2006) “Local Players in Global Games. The Strategic Constitution of a Multinational Corporation” by P. H. Kristensen and J. Zeitlin. Administrative Science Quarterly.

Aguilera, R. V. (2002) “The Architecture of Markets. An Economic Sociology of Twenty-First-Century Capitalist Societies” by N. Fligstein. Academy of Management Review, 27(2): 304-306.

Aguilera, R. V. (1998) "Banking on Privilege: The Politics of Spanish Financial Reform" by S. Pérez. Contemporary Sociology, 27(6): 599-600.

Aguilera-Vaqués, R. (1992) "The Organizational State: Social Choice in National Policy Domains" by E.O. Laumann and D. Knoke. Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 59: 329-343.

Aguilera-Vaqués, R. (1991) "The AIDS Disaster: The Failure of Organizations in New York and the Nation" by Ch. Perrow and M. Guillén. Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 53: 246-255.

* My first refereed publication when I was an undergraduate at the School of Economics at Universitat de Barcelona:

Aguilera-Vaqués, R. (1992) "Para una Sociología del Racismo: Análisis Comparativo de

las Pautas de Matrimonio entre las Personas de Raza Blanca y Negra." Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 60:47-61. ["Towards a Sociology of Racism: Comparative Analysis of Marriage Patterns among Whites and Blacks in the U.S. and the U.K."]



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