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Dr. Giulio Buciuni
Assistant Professor, Trinity Business School


Dr. Giulio Buciuni is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship at Trinity College Dublin and the director of the M.Sc. in Entrepreneurship, which he launched in September 2017. Dr. Buciuni is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center on Global Value Chains at Duke University since 2011. Prior to joining Trinity Business School, he worked as a research fellow at the University of Toronto and at Cà Foscari University of Venice.

Giulio's research interest focuses on entrepreneurial ecosystems, SMEs' internationalization strategies and innovation in Global Value Chains (GVC). In particular, his most recent research analyses the evolution of industrial clusters and entrepreneurial ecosystems in the global economic scenario. The results of his works have been published in leading academic journals such as Industrial and Corporate Change, Regional Studies and Journal of Economic Geography.

In addition to working in the academic sector, Dr. Buciuni is the co-founder of a born-global firm operating in the furniture sector and is involved in several consulting and mentoring activities supporting the establishment and growth of new businesses.

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., Kogler, D., ., The Role of MNEs in the Genesis and Growth of a Resilient Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Ryan, P., Buciuni, G., Giblin M., and Andersson, U.., ., Subsidiary Upgrading and Global Value Chain Governance in the Multinational Enterprise, Global Strategy Journal, 10, (3), 2020, p496 - 519 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Buciuni G.; Pisano, G., Knowledge integrators and the survival of manufacturing clusters, Journal of Economic Geography, 18, (5), 2018, p1069 - 1089 Journal Article, 2018 URL

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

"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

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

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

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Buciuni G., The elgar companion to innovation and knowledge creation, Journal of Economic Geography, 19, (5), 2019, p1171 - 1172 Journal Article, 2019

Research Expertise


Dr Buciuni's current research focuses on the growth strategies of entrepreneurial ventures, the evolution of innovative clusters in the global economy and the dynamics underlying innovation development in globalised industries


  • 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



Journal review for Journal of Economic Geography and Journal of World Business

Awards and Honours

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

Runner up for best paper in applied International Business at the Academy of Management (2013)


Dr. Buciuni is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Socio Economics