VALERIA GIACOMIN

VALERIA GIACOMIN

Courses a.y. 2023/2024

Biographical note

I am Assistant Professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Bocconi University. 

Previously I held post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard Business School and Marshall Business School (USC). I received my PhD from Copenhagen Business School with a thesis on the development of the palm oil cluster in Southeast Asia since colonial times.


About

My research focuses on global history of commodity markets in Southeast Asia; clusters in historical perspective; and business history of emerging markets since the 19th century. Recently I started new projects on historical entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems in different historical and geographical contexts.


Research interests

Business and Global History; Historical Entrepreneurship; Economic Geography


Selected Publications

Entrepreneurial imagination: Insights from construal level theory for historical entrepreneurship
BUSINESS HISTORY, Forthcoming, 2022

Drivers of philanthropic foundations in emerging markets: family, values and spirituality
JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, 180: 263–282, 2022, 2022

Giacomin, Valeria; Jones, Geoffrey; Salvaj, Erica H.
Business investment in education in emerging markets since the 1960s
BUSINESS HISTORY, 2021

Lubinski, Christina; Giacomin Valeria; Schnitzer Klara
Internment as a business challenge: Political risk management and German multinationals in Colonial India (1914–1947)
BUSINESS HISTORY, 63(1): 72-97, 2021, 2021

Giacomin, Valeria
The emergence of an export cluster : traders and palm oil in early Twentieth-Century Southeast Asia
ENTERPRISE & SOCIETY, 19(2): 272-308, 2018

Giacomin V.
The transformation of the global palm oil cluster : dynamics of cluster competition between Africa and Southeast Asia (c.1900-1970)
JOURNAL OF GLOBAL HISTORY, 13(3): 374-398, 2018

Giacomin, Valeria
Negotiating cluster boundaries: governance shifts in the palm oil and rubber cluster in Malay(si)a (1945–1970 ca.)
MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY, 12(1): 76-98, 2017

Giacomin, Valeria
Clusters as spaces for global integration
The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business, Routledge, pp. 264-278, 2019

Valeria Giacomin
Singapore: global city ante litteram in early 20th century Southeast Asia
Singapore – Two hundred years of the Lion City, Routledge, pp. 61-79, 2019