Dr Valerio Cerretano
- Senior Lecturer (Management)
Valerio Cerretano holds an MA (Laurea) from the University of Pisa and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Before joining the School, he taught at the universities of Cambridge, Bozen, Glasgow (Economic and Social History), Manchester and Birmingham. He has also been a research fellow at Paris Jourdan, now part of the Paris School of Economics, and at the Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware. Valerio’s research interests lie in the areas of management and international business but also in that of industrial and economic development taken in a historical perspective. His life-long ambition is to contribute to a Schumpeterian and Baumolian approach whereby microeconomic and management analysis is also used to underpin our understanding of broader phenomena concerning industrial and economic development. Valerio is contributing to the analysis of the internationalisation of large European corporations, as well as certain forms of cross-border corporate co-operation specific to Europe (i.e. international cartels), and their impact on the international spread of technology in the past century. In addition, he is carrying out research on the role of European central banks in the development of long-term finance and, ultimately, on their involvement with industry since 1914.
Valerio is a member of the Entrepreneurship, Development and Political Economy research cluster.
Areas of expertise:
- International business taken in the long-run
- Cross-border corporate cooperation in historical perspective
- Technology transfer
- Business and economic history
- Economic and industrial development
Carnegie Grant, 2014
Valerio would be happy to supervise in the broad areas of economic development and technology transfer taken in the long-run, of economic, industrial and business history, notably the evolution of international cartels, the emergence and growth of new industrial sectors, the role of central banks in industrial development, the balance sheet policy of central banks.
Current PhD students
- Global Economy (MBA)
- RIOT – the role of information technology in business (MBA)
- Economic Crises and Depressions (UG hons; convenor)
- The Development of International Business (UG hons);
- Management Issues and Controversies (MSc);
- Research Methods (MSc)
- Peer-reviewer for Business History and Technological Forecasting and Social Change
- Member of the Board of the Pasold Research Fund
- Member of the editorial board of Business History
- Member of the editorial board of the Italiano scholarly journal Imprese & Storia