Instructor's Short Bios
The coordinator of this year’s edition is Professor Gianni Lorenzoni (Università di Bologna) with the assistance of Dr. Alberto Di Minin (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and University of California, Berkeley).
- Prof. Juan Alcacer (New York University and Harvard Business School)
Juan Alcacer is Assistant Professor of strategy and international business at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Juan received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 2001. His research focuses on geographic strategies that firms follow to enhance their competitive position in global industries. Specifically, he is interested in how multinational firms choose locations to acquire new technologies, how global firms compete across geographic markets, and how the value chain in global industries is distributed and managed across countries His work has been published in Management Science and the Review of Economics and Statistics. He received the best dissertation award from the International Management division of the Academy of Management in 2002 and Stern’s best teacher award in 2003. In fall 2007, Juan will join the strategy department at Harvard Business School as Associate Professor.
- Prof. Erkko Autio (Tanaka Business School, Imperial College in London)
Professor Erkko Autio is the QinetiQ-EPSRC Chair Professor in Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship at the Tanaka Business School of Imperial College, London. At Tanaka, he is responsible for research on technological innovation and technology-based venturing and entrepreneurship in physical sciences. He has researched and taught in technology strategy, technology-based venturing, high-growth entrepreneurship, and internationalization. A particular research interest is the internationalization of technology-based new ventures and the effect of internationalization on firm dynamic capability. He is responsible for producing the annual Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report on High-Expectation Entrepreneurship. He is also Chairman of Europe Innova’s “Gazelles” Panel, and he has advised both the Government of Finland as well as the EU Commissioner for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in high-growth entrepreneurship policy.
Previously, Professor Autio has held academic positions at HEC Lausanne; Helsinki University of Technology; London Business School; University of Sussex (SPRU); CERN (European Center for Nuclear Research); and the Asian Institute of Technology. He has served in the Boards of Directors in several start-up companies, notably in the wireless internet area.
- Prof. Chris Brewster (Henley Management College)
Chris Brewster is Professor of International Human Resource Management at Henley Management College and at Reading University, both in the UK. He had substantial experience as a practitioner and gained his doctorate from the LSE before becoming an academic. He researches in the field of international and comparative HRM; and has published over twenty books and more than a hundred articles. In 2005, a University of Chicago survey found he was one of the most published authors in the international business journals. In 2006 Chris was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Vaasa, Finland.
- Prof. John Cantwell (Rutgers Business School, in New Jersey)
JOHN CANTWELL is Professor of International Business at Rutgers University in the US. He was previously Professor of International Economics at the University of Reading in the UK. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", the University of the Social Sciences, Toulouse, and the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna. His main research areas are the analysis of corporate technological change and international business. He is the author of Technological Innovation and Multinational Corporations (Basil Blackwell, 1989), which book helped to launch a new literature on multinational companies and technology creation, beyond merely international technology transfer, and which alone has a cumulative social science journal citation count of well over 150. Altogether, John Cantwell has published ten books, over 50 articles in refereed academic journals, and over 60 chapters in edited collections. He has especially worked on international aspects of technological change. Professor Cantwell is a former President of the European International Business Academy (EIBA), one of four EIBA Founding Fellows, and is also an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB). He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, a member of six other editorial review boards, and has guest edited special issues of a further three journals.
- Prof. Philip Cooke (Cardiff University)
Philip Cooke is University Research Professor in Regional Development and founding Director (1993) of the Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff. He has an Honorary Doctorate from Lund University and is Adjunct Professor in Spatial Policy at the University of Aalborg, Denmark. His research interests lie in studies of Economics of Biotechnology, Regional Innovation Systems, Knowledge Economies, and Policy Actions for Business Clusters and Networks. He has authored many books, more recently ‘Knowledge Economies: Clusters, Learning and Cooperative Advantage’ published by Routledge in 2002. In 2004 he co-edited ‘Regional Economies as Knowledge Laboratories’ (Edward Elgar). In 2006 he co-edited ‘Clusters & Regional Development’ (Routledge) and ‘Regional Development in the Knowledge Economy’ (Routledge). He advises EU, OECD, UNIDO and various governments on innovation policies.
- Prof. Mats Forsgren (Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University)
Professor in International Business, Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University. Mats Forsgren has published a great number of books and articles in leading journals concerning the internationalization process of firms and management of the multinational firm.
- Prof. Martin Haemmig (Leiden University and UniBW-Munich, CeTIM – Center for Technology & Innovation Management)
Adj. Prof. Dr. Martin Haemmig specializes as international researcher, lecturer and consultant in "The Globalization of Venture Capital". His research and/or teaching are in conjunction with Stanford, University of California , UniBW in Munich , and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich . In Asia, he lectures at China's Tsinghua, Renmin, Peking, Fudan, CEIBS and JiaoTong University , as well as at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi and Mumbai, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore.
Martin Haemmig is co-chairman for Research & Statistics at the Swiss PE/VC Association (SECA) and co-chairs the Swiss National PhD Coaching Program for dissertations on Venture Capital for all Swiss universities, and was trainer at America ’s NVCA on "Globalizing Venture Capital". He is also founding professor of the world's first PhD program in venture capital at Renmin University in Beijing , as well as an advisor to the Thunderbird University Private Equity Center and the China Research Center (CRC) of the University of California Berkeley.