Giulio Buciuni
Assistant Professor, Business & Administrative Studies


Dr. Giulio Buciuni is a Assistant Professor in Business and Administrative Studies at the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin. He received a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Verona in 2013 and is a visiting scholar at the Center on Globalization Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC) at Duke University since 2011. Prior to joining Trinity College, Dr. Buciuni was a postdoctoral researcher at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

Dr. Buciuni's research interests focus on innovation in global value chains, the evolutionary trajectories of industrial clusters, and the upgrading strategies of entrepreneurial ventures and small and medium-sized firms (SMEs). Over the past decade, Dr. Buciuni has conducted extensive fieldwork in Europe and North America, mainly investigating the innovation and internationalisation strategies of firms competing in the furniture, fashion, bicycle and beer industries. The results of his research have been published on Industrial and Corporate Change (2014), The Journal of International Entrepreneurship (2014), The Oxford Handbook of Local Competitiveness (2015), and Regional Studies (forthcoming).

Dr. Buciuni is the co-founder of a marketing and consulting firm based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Ryan, P., Buciuni, G., Giblin, M., Andersson, U., Intra-MNE Global Value Chain orchestration for Innovation, iBEGIN Annual Conference, University of Venice, December 18-19, 2017, pp20 - 40 Conference Paper, 2017

Buciuni, G., Finotto, V., Innovation in Global Value Chains: Co-location of Production and Development in Italian Low-Tech Industries, Regional Studies, 50, (12), 2016, p2010-2023 Journal Article, 2016

Giulio Buciuni; Vladi Finotto, "Innovation in global value chains: Co-location of production and development in Italian low-tech industries", Regional Studies, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

"Keeping up in an era of global specialization. Semi-public goods and the competitiveness of integrated manufacturing districts", in, editor(s)D. Audretsch, A. Link, and M. Walshok , The Oxford Handbook of Local Competitiveness, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2015, [Buciuni; Breznitz] Book Chapter, 2015

Buciuni, G., Coro, G., Micelliy, S., Rethinking the role of manufacturing in global value chains: An international comparative study in the furniture industry, Industrial and Corporate Change, 23, (4), 2014, p967-996 Journal Article, 2014

Buciuni; Mola, "How do entrepreneurial firms establish cross-border relationships? A global value chain perspective", Journal of International Entrepreneurship , 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Buciuni, G., Mola, L., How do entrepreneurial firms establish cross-border relationships? A global value chain perspective, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 12, (1), 2014, p67-84 Journal Article, 2014

Giulio Buciuni; Giancarlo Coro'; Stefano Micelli, "Rethinking Manufacturing in Global Value Chains. An International Comparative Study in the Furniture Industry",, Industrial and Corporate Change, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 URL

Research Expertise


  • Title
    • The Furniture Value Chain in North Carolina
  • Summary
    • Project developed by the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC) at Duke University
  • Funding Agency
    • The High Point Market Authority
  • Date From
    • January 2013
  • Date To
    • September 2013


Awards and Honours

Runner up, best paper in Applied International Management, Academy of Management Conference August 2013


Member of the Society for the Advancement of Socio Economics (SASE) 2012 – Current

Member of the Academy of Management 2012 – 2014