Dr. Giulio Buciuni

Dr. Giulio Buciuni

Associate Professor, Trinity Business School

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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

  • Giulio Buciuni; Giancarlo Coro'; Stefano Micelli, "Rethinking Manufacturing in Global Value Chains. An International Comparative Study in the Furniture Industry",, Industrial and Corporate Change, 2014Journal Article, 2014, URL
  • "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
  • 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 - 40Conference 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, p2010-2023Journal Article, 2016
  • Buciuni, G., Mola, L., How do entrepreneurial firms establish cross-border relationships? A global value chain perspective, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 12, (1), 2014, p67-84Journal Article, 2014
  • Buciuni G.; Pisano, G., Knowledge integrators and the survival of manufacturing clusters, Journal of Economic Geography, 18, (5), 2018, p1069 - 1089Journal Article, 2018, URL
  • 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, 33, (1), 2021, p36 - 53Journal Article, 2021, 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 - 519Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Buciuni Giulio, Pisano Gary, Variety of Innovation in Global Value Chains, Journal of World Business, 56, 2021, p101167-Journal Article, 2021
  • Sunghwan Cho, Paul Ryan, Giulio Buciuni , Evolutionary entrepreneurial ecosystems: a research pathway, Small Business Economics, 2021Journal Article, 2021
  • Paul Ryan, Giulio Buciuni, Majella Giblin, Ulf Andersson, Global Value Chain Governance in the MNE: A Dynamic Hierarchy Perspective , California Management Review , 2022Journal Article, 2022
  • Buciuni G., The elgar companion to innovation and knowledge creation, Journal of Economic Geography, 19, (5), 2019, p1171 - 1172Journal Article

Research Expertise

My research focuses on the evolution of entrepreneurial ecosystems and the dynamics underlying innovation development in global value chains (GVCs). Overall, I am interested in analysing how small and medium-sized enterprises develop innovation in the global economy, and what is their impact on local economic development. To date, I have published 9 articles in ABS 3 and ABS 4 journals, with 7 of them published after I joined TCD 5 years ago. As for my ongoing research, I have lately dedicated specific attention to a relatively new topic in Business Studies, notably Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (EEs). After having published a first article on the evolution of the entrepreneurial ecosystem on the Galway medical devices production, I am currently focusing on the impact of multinational enterprises on the Dublin's tech ecosystem. In parallel, I have recently started an international research project comparing the evolution of the entrepreneurial ecosystems of Galway and San Jose, Costa Rica. The results emerging from these projects should carry important implications for managers and policymakers interested in the analysis of new ventures creation and local economic development from foreign direct investments (FDIs). The analysis that I have conducted over the past decade relied on fieldwork that I conducted in several different industries and countries. While I started my research career analysing low-tech industries like furniture and bicycle in Italy and the US, more recently I have turned to high-tech sectors like biomedical production and internet-based firms in Ireland and Costa Rica. The variety of sectors and firms that I have analysed over the years has allowed me to obtain an in-depth knowledge of the phenomena that I direct my research to. This represents a key strength of my research production, which is reflected in the several articles that I was able to publish recently in highly-ranked journals.

  • Title
    The Furniture Value Chain in North Carolina
    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


  • Best Referee Award, Journal of Economic Geography September, 2020
  • Finalist, best paper in Applied International Management, Academy of Management Conference August, 2013
  • Finalist, best published paper in Global Strategy Journal (year 2021) December, 2021
  • Member of the Society for the Advancement of Socio Economics 2020
  • Member of the Association of International Business Ongoing
  • Member of the Regional Studies Association Ongoing
  • Journal review for Journal of Economic Geography and Journal of World Business