Sarianna Lundan


  • Sarianna Lundan
    Keizer Karelplein 19, 6211 TC Maastricht, The Netherlands
    +31-43-388 3776


    Rutgers University
    Rutgers College

    Biographical Statement

    Born in Finland, Sarianna Maarit Lundan received her higher education in the United States. In 1996 she obtained a Ph.D. from Rutgers University in New Jersey, and thereafter joined what is today the Centre for International Business and Strategy at the University of Reading in England. Since 1999 she has been Associate Professor of International Business Strategy at the University of Maastricht. From the beginning of 2007, she has also been an Associate Research Fellow at ETLA, the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, located in Helsinki, where her work touches on different aspects of the role of Finland and Finnish MNEs in the global economy.

    In one way or another, much of Lundan’s work has focused on the interplay between governments, regulatory standards and multinational enterprises.  Earlier on, she did some work on trade and commercial policy, as well as foreign direct investment  in Japan, and Japanese investment abroad. More recently, she has been working on reinvested earnings as a component of FDI, and the role of taxation as a determinant of affiliate re-investment. Lundan also edited a volume on knowledge transfer within multinational corporations entitled Network Knowledge in International Business (Edward Elgar, 2002). She also has an interest in the issues of multinational environmental strategy and environmental regulation in the global economy.

    Over the past few years, most of Lundan’s efforts have been directed to preparing, together with John Dunning, the second edition of his widely acclaimed book Multinational Enterprises and the Global Economy, which was published by Edward Elgar in May 2008. This collaborative effort has also resulted in a new research interest, which concerns the role of formal and informal institutions in influencing the determinants and effects of MNE activity.

  • Peer-reviewed Books

    • Multinational Enterprises and the Global Economy, second edition (with John Dunning), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2008.
    • Multinationals, Environment and Global Competition (ed.), Oxford: JAI (Elsevier), 2004,Research in Global Strategic Management, Volume 9, series editor Alan Rugman.
    • Network Knowledge in International Business, (ed.), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2002, NewHorizons in International Business, series editor Peter Buckley.

    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    • ‘An evolutionary approach to understanding international business activity’ (with JohnCantwell and John Dunning), Journal of International Business Studies, (forthcoming).
    • ‘The institutional origins and evolution of dynamic capabilities in multinational enterprises’ (with John Dunning), Industrial and Corporate Change, 18(forthcoming), 2009.
    • ‘The internationalization of corporate R&D: A review of the evidence and some policy implications’(with John Dunning), Review of Policy Research, 26(1-2):1-21, 2009.
    • ‘Institutions and the OLI paradigm of the multinational enterprise’ (with John Dunning), Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 25(4), 573-593, 2008.
    • ‘Reinvested earnings as a component of FDI: An analytical review of the determinants of reinvestment’, Transnational Corporations, 15(3), 33-64, 2006.
    • ‘The geographical sources of competitiveness and multinational financial performance’ (with John Dunning), Global Economy Quarterly 2(3): 165-188, 2001. (now Global Economy Journal)
    • ‘Alliances, acquisitions and multinational advantage’ (with John Hagedoorn), International Journal of the Economics of Business, 8(2): 229-242, 2001.
    • ‘The ‘Commonwealth effect’ and the process of internationalization’ (with Geoffrey Jones), World Economy, 24(1): 99-118, 2001.
    • ‘Explaining international differences in economic institutions: A critique of the ‘national
      business system’ as an analytical tool’ (with Mark Casson), International Studies of Management & Organization, 29(2): 25-42, 1999.
    • ‘The geographical sources of competitiveness of multinational enterprises: An econometric analysis’, (with John Dunning), International Business Review, 7(2): 115-133, 1998.
    • ‘Foreign direct investment in Japan and the United States: A comparative analysis’ (with John Dunning), International Trade Journal, 11(2): 187-220, 1997.
    • ‘Nationhood, the GATT ideal and a workable international trading system’, (with H. Peter Gray), Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review, No. 188, pp. 99-114, 1994.
    • ‘Japanese multinationals and the stability of the GATT system’, (with H. Peter Gray), International Trade Journal, 7(6): 635-653, 1993.