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Darla Moore School of Business


Joao Albino-Pimentel

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: International Business
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-777-0315
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 462
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
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João Albino-Pimentel is an assistant professor of international business and Dean's Fellow at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. He specializes in global and political strategy. His work has been published in several journals, such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy and Global Strategy Journal. João’s research and service have been recognized with several awards, including the Academy of Management IM Division FIU Business Emerging Scholar of 2023. 

João serves on the editorial review boards of prominent journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Policy, Business & Society and Multinational Business Review. 

Prior to his current position, João was an assistant professor of strategy and international business at Copenhagen Business School and a research scholar at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He holds degrees in economics and management from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and the University of Grenoble Alpes, France. He earned his Ph.D. in strategic management from HEC Paris.


João’s research interests lie at the intersection of non-market and global strategy. His work aims to shed light on how non-market resources and capabilities influence firms' global strategy decisions and performance. Passionate about research that advances the understanding of multinational companies' role in addressing pressing global challenges, João is particularly interested in studying how firms' strategies and activities can effectively contribute to tackling issues such as climate change, violent conflict, infrastructure development and economic inequality.


  • Ph.D., Strategic Management, HEC Paris, 2016
  • M.Sc., Management, University of Sao Paulo, 2009
  • M.Sc., Business Economics, University of Grenoble Alpes, 2007
  • B.Sc., Economics, University of São Paulo, 2006 

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