Dr. Anthony Cannizzaro is Assistant Professor at CUA's Busch School of Business and Economics specializing in international business and global strategy, and is currently a visiting scholar at the GW Center for International Business Education and Research.
Dr. Cannizzaro's academic interests lay at the intersection of business, government, and civil society. His research is interdisciplinary, synthesizing theory from international strategy with complementary areas such as institutional economics, political economy, and economic sociology to better understand how multinational firms engage their macro-environment. His current work examines the implications of institutions, political relations, and state ownership on the transparency of foreign direct investment in the global petroleum industry.
Dr. Cannizzaro's research has been published in top outlets including Accounting, Organizations & Society and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. His work has also been recognized by the Academy of International Business with a nomination for the 2013 AIB/Temple Best Paper Award, and by the Academy of Management as a finalist for the 2014 International Management Division Willamette Best Paper in Social Responsibility Award. Further, he is the 2014 and 2015 recipient of the Chei-Min Paik Award for Excellence in Business Research at the George Washington University.
Dr. Cannizzaro is an active member of the Academy of International Business (AIB), the Academy of Management (AOM), and the Strategic Management Society (SMS). He has been recognized with multiple Best Reviewer Awards from the Academy of Management International Management Division, and is the outgoing chair of the International Management Division's Doctoral Student Committee.
Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Dr. Cannizzaro worked at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, a multinational investment banking firm specializing in the financial services industry. His primary role involved advising bank and thrift institutions on corporate valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and raising and managing capital. While at KBW, he executed over a billion dollars in M&A and capital raising transactions, and advised scores of clients in conjunction with the US government’s Troubled Assets Relief Program.
Dr. Cannizzaro holds a bachelor's degree in international business and finance from the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University, and a doctor of philosophy degree from the George Washington University School of Business.
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Selected Research and Writing
Cannizzaro, A.P. & Weiner, R.J. (2015). Multinational investment and voluntary disclosure: Project-level evidence from the petroleum industry. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 42, 32-47.
Cannizzaro, A.P. & Weiner, R.J. "Loose-lipped Leviathan? Transparency in Private and State-Owned Multinationals". 2014 Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings
Cannizzaro, A.P. "Regulation, Rule-of-Law, and Norms: Separating the Institutions of Investor Protection"
Cannizzaro, A.P. "Rob Peter or Rob Paul? Expropriation and Sovereign Default as Complements or Substitutes"
Conference Presentations and Invited Presentations
"Loose-lipped Leviathan? Transparency in Private and State-Owned Multinationals", with Robert Weiner. Academy of International Business 2014 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Academy of Management 2014 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. 2014 AOM Best Paper Proceedings. AOM IM Division Willamette Best Paper in Social Responsibility Nominee
"Multinational Investment and Voluntary Disclosure: Project-level evidence from the petroleum industry", with Robert Weiner. Invited presentation: Global Witness (Transparency NGO), London, UK, July 2014
"Talk Softly and Carry a Big Stick: Inter-state Diplomatic Networks and MNE Disclosure Strategy," Strategic Management Society 2014 Annual International Conference in Madrid, Spain
“Regulation, Rule-of-Law, and Norms: Separating the Institutions of Investor Protection.” Academy of International Business 2014 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Academy of Management 2013 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida
"Rob Peter or Rob Paul? Expropriation and Sovereign Default as Complements or Substitutes," Academy of International Business 2014 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada
“Geography, Institutions, and Managerial Disclosure: Oily Evidence”, with Robert Weiner, Academy of International Business 2013 Annual Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Nominated for 2013 Temple/AIB Best Paper Award
“Corporate Governance in Context: Regulatory, Cognitive and Normative Institutions of Investor Protection,” Academy of International Business 2012 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
Transparency and good governance are critical to firms in today's border-less economy. As a standard bearer for business integrity in the heart of the nation's capital, the Busch School of Business & Economics positions students to be virtuous thought-leaders in the next generation of global business.– Anthony Cannizzaro
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Ph.D. The George Washington University School of Business, 2015
B.S. The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, Int’l Business & Finance, 2006
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