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Prof Emanuela Todeva

Professor - International Business Strategy and Innovation

Prof Emanuela Todeva

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Teaching modules

  • International Business Strategy
  • Intercultural Management 

PhD supervision

Research students in the field of strategic alliances and partnerships, multi-lateral networks, global clusters, global value chains, bio-pharma and bio-medical sector, telecommunications and renewable energies, agro-pharma and textile, innovation ecosystems, interdisciplinarity and university-industry knowledge co-creation.


Interdisciplinary research in the field of global value chain, business clusters, regional/ national innovation systems, science parks and incubators; multi-level governance and governance of innovation; triple helix and multi-stakeholder approach to coordination and consensus, smart specialisation and inter-regional collaborations; business development through knowledge transfer; social enterprise and the attainment of global sustainable development goals.

Academic publications and research consulting expertise include: global value chain mapping; capability audit at regional, industry and cluster level; analysis of regional industry and cluster concentrations and comparative performance analysis; mapping of scale and scope of internationalisation (trade and ownership data); strategic alliance management and strategic co-alignment in supply chains.

Recent publications

  • Emanuela Todeva (2006) Business Networks: Strategy and Structure, New York: Taylor & Francis.
 Journal articles
  • Armando, E., Boaventura, J., Todeva, E., Espinheira, C.  (2017) Triple Helix Influence on Competitiveness Factors: Comparison between wine clusters in Brazil and Chile, Review of International Business, 12 (3): 43-60. e-ISSN: 1980-4865; DOI: 10.18568/1980-4865.12343-60.
  • Stone, M., Aravopoulou‎, E., Girardi, G., Weinzierl, L., Laughlin, P., Stott, R., Todeva, E. (2017) How Platforms are Transforming Customer Information Management, The Bottom Line, 30 (4).  ISSN 0888-045X
  • Todeva, E. and Ketikidis, P. (2017). Regional Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management: Actors, Helices and Consensus Space, Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy, 5 (1): 57-76, ISSN 2392-8042.
  • Todeva, E. and Ketikidis, P. (2017). Managing the Triple Helix: Regions as Place-Based and Industry-Based Political Arenas, Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy, 5 (1): 9-12, ISSN 2392-8042.
  • Todeva, E. and Danson, M. (2016) ‘Regional Dimensions of the Triple Helix Model’, Industry and Higher Education, 30 (1): 5-12, DOI: 10.5367/ihe.2016.0294.
  • Danson, M. and Todeva, E. (2016) ‘Government and Governance of Regional Triple Helix Interactions’, Industry and Higher Education,30 (1): 13-26, DOI:10.5367/ihe.2016.0293.
  • Boaventura, J., Carnaúba, A., Todeva, E., Azevedo, A. and Armando, E. (2016) ‘Governance Structures and Trust: a Study of Real Estate Networks’, Journal on Chain and Network Science, 16(2): 157-170, DOI: 10.3920/JCNS2015.0008.  
  • Todeva, E. (2015) ‘Market Driven Clusters as Prerequisites and Consequences of Smart Specialisation’, Journal of the Knowledge Economy,6: 250-269. DOI:10.1007/s13132-014-0221-8.
  • Rowlinson, M., Harvey, C., Kelly, A., Morris, H. and Todeva, E. (2015) ‘Accounting for Research Quality: Research Audits and the Journal Rankings Debate’ Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 26, February 2015: 2-22, DOI:10.1016/
  • Etzkowitz, H. and Todeva, E. (2013) ‘The Triple Helix as a Highly Charged Intellectual Enterprise’, Helice: The Triple Helix Association Magazine, 2 (3): 8-11.
  • Todeva, E. (2013) ‘Governance of Innovation and Intermediation in The Triple Helix Interactions’, Industry and Higher Education, 27(4): 263-278. DOI:
  • Todeva, E. (2010) ‘Theoretical Tensions Between Regulation, Governance, and Strategic Behaviour in a Federated World Order’, International Journal of Social Economics, 37 (10): 784- 801. DOI:10.1108/03068291011070453.
  • Todeva, E., Fu, Y. (2010) ‘Multinational Investment Projects and Foreign Direct Investment in the Petrochemical Industry in China’, Journal of Knowledge-based Innovation in China, 2 (1): 46-72. DOI:10.1108/17561411011031981.
  • Rowlinson, M., Todeva, E., Harvey, C., Kelly, A., Keskinova, D., Morris, H. (2010) ‘Editorial: Business History in the UK Research Assessment Exercise’, European Business History Association, Newsletter Issue 31.
 Book chapters
  • Todeva, E., (2016) ‘Network Management and Governance’, 1092-1101, in: R. Alhajj, J. Rokne (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining, Springer, ISBN 978-1-4614-6171-5, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-7163-9_70-1.
  • Todeva, E., Keskinova, D. (2014) ‘The Studies of Blogs and On-line Communities: From Information to Knowledge and Action’, 92-119, in: Agarwal, N., Lim, M. and Wigand, R. (eds.) Online Collective Action: Dynamics of the Crowd in Social Media, Springer. ISBN 978-3-7091-1339-4, DOI:10.1007/978-3-7091-1340-0_6.
  • Todeva, E. (2011) ‘Entrepreneurial Networks’, 260-263, in: G. Barnett (ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Networks, Sage. ISBN: 978 1 4129 7911.
  • Todeva, E. (2011) ‘Business Networks’, 95-98, in: G. Barnett (ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Networks, Sage. ISBN: 978 1 4129 7911.
  • Todeva, E. (2011) ‘Economic Networks’, 224-230, in: G. Barnett (ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Networks, Sage. ISBN: 978 1 4129 7911.
  • Todeva, E. (2011) ‘Cooperation / Coordination, 175-180, in: G. Barnett (ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Networks, Sage. ISBN: 978 1 4129 7911.
 Research reports
  • Expert Support to the European Commission on Thematic Smart Specialisation S3P Agri-Food Platform, Thematic partnership: High-tech Farming.
  • Todeva, R. Rakhmatullin 2016 , Industry Global Value Chains, Connectivity and Regional Smart Specialisation in Europe. An Overview of Theoretical Approaches and Mapping Methodologies, JRC Science for Policy Report, European Union, EUR 28086 EN; ISBN 978-92-79-61508-5, doi:10.2791/176781,
  • Todeva, R. Rakhmatullin 2016 , Global Value Chains Mapping: Methodology and Cases for Policy Makers, JRC Science for Policy Report, European Union, EUR 28085 EN; ISBN 978-92-79-61507-8, doi:10.2791/273290.
  • Todeva 2015 RIO Country Report Bulgaria 2014, JRC Science and Policy Report, European Commission, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, ISBN 978-92-79-49231-0, doi:10.2791/634274,
  • Todeva 2012 ‘Business Cluster, Networks, and Economic Development Reading Databank’, accessible via:
  • Todeva 2011 ‘Research Grants in Health Technology’, A Comprehensive and Searchable Database on the Centres of Excellence in Research in Health and Medical technology.
  • Todeva 2010 ‘Academic Journal Categorisation: Business and Management Studies in the UK’, University of Surrey, UK.
  • Todeva 2010 ‘Assessment of Compliance and Adherence Rates of Patients’, Cegedim, UK.

External activities and professional membership

  • Elected Vice-President and Member of the Executive Committee - Triple Helix Association, Chair of the Permanent Scientific Committee, Director Organisational Research and Design; Chair Awards Committee, Leading the academic development of Thematic Research Groups, Editor for the Webinar series · 2013 – Present
  • Recent engagements.
Member of the Editorial Board for the following journals
  • Industry and Higher Education, Sage publishing
  • Review of Business Management (RBGN), Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado, BR
  • Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy (MDKE), National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
Senior Consultant for the European Commission, Institute for Prospective Technology Studies, JRC, DG Regio, DG Grow
External Examiner for School of Management, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; RMIT University, Australia, SAOS, UK; Brunel University, UK, Kingston University, UK; Manchester University Business School, UK; University of Greenwich, UK.

Membership of other professional organisations and societies: The Competitiveness Institute (TCI), Society of Global Business & Economic Development (SGBED), Strategic Management Society (SMS), European Group for Organisation Studies (EGOS), International Sociological Association (ISA), South East Health Technology Alliance (SEHTA), International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Multi-Organisational Partnerships, Alliances & Networks (MOPAN), Economics and Management of Networks (EMNet), European Association of Evolutionary & Political Economy (EAEPE), European International Business Academy (EIBA), Asia Pacific Research in Organisation Studies (APROS), European Academy of Management (EURAM), Eastern Academy of Management International Conference (EAM).

In the news

Globalisation Governance and the Digital Economy Research Cluster launched by the School of Management and Social Sciences

Ahead of the new academic year, The School of Management and Social Sciences (MSS) at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, launched a new Research Cluster on Globalisation Governance and the Digital Economy, led by Professor Emanuela Todeva. Find out more...

Professor Emanuela Todeva Joins St Mary's School of Management and Social Sciences

Prof Emanuela Todeva has joined St Mary’s University, Twickenham as a Professor within the University’s School of Management and Social Sciences. Find out more...

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