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Elisa Alvarez-Garrido

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of International Business
Darla Moore School of Business
Email: elisa.alvarezgarrido@moore.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-3554
Office:

Darla Moore School of Business, Room 457B

Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Elisa Alvarez-Garrido

Background

Elisa Alvarez-Garrido is an assistant professor in the Sonoco International Business Department at the Darla Moore School of Business. Alvarez-Garrido’s research interest is in international entrepreneurship and innovation. She focuses on how investors contribute to startup innovation, and how the institutions in the startup country, the characteristics of the investors, and the technology of the startup, moderate such effect. More recently, she is studying the effect of the regulatory uncertainty created by Brexit on the technology innovation clusters of the UK and the EU. Alvarez-Garrido’s work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal and in the Nature Biotechnology journal. Her work has also been recognized for several awards, including: the Best Paper in International Management at the Academy of Management, finalist for the Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar at the Academy of International Business, and finalist for the Best Conference Paper at the Strategic Management Society, among others. She is currently an editorial board member of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Alvarez-Garrido received her Ph.D. in management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and also holds an M.Sc. in management from The Wharton School. From the University Carlos III of Madrid in Spain, she holds an M.Sc. in Business Administration and Quantitative Methods, two B.Sc. degrees in Business Administration and in Economics, as well as a Law degree. Alvarez-Garrido teaches International Entrepreneurship at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Before joining the faculty at the University of South Carolina, she was on the faculty at Georgia State University where she taught Global Competitive Strategy in the MBA program.

Research

International entrepreneurship, innovation and technology, financing innovation, Brexit, technology clusters

Education

  • Ph.D., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2010
  • M.Sc., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2007
  • M.Sc., University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, 2005
  • B.S., Economics, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain 2003
  • B.S., Business Administration, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, 2002
  • B.A., Law, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, 2002

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