Javier Gimeno is Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, where he holds the Aon Dirk Verbeek Chair in International Risk and Strategic Management. He received his PhD in strategic management from Purdue University and a Licenciate degree from University of Zaragoza in Spain. His research focuses on competitive strategy, particularly on understanding the drivers of competitive interactions, and entrepreneurship. He has published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Organization Science. He has served as Senior Editor for Organization Science and Strategy Science, and held editorial board positions in other leading journals, including SMJ, AMJ and AMR. Javier has extensive experience of leadership in professional service. For the Strategic Management Society, Javier served as chairman of the Competitive Strategy Interest Group, as Program Chair for the 2006 SMS International Conference in Vienna, and most recently on the Board of Directors for two terms. For the Academy of Management, Javier was Program Chair and Division Chair for the Business Policy and Strategy division, and member of the Board of Governors. At INSEAD, he has served as Dean of the Executive MBA Programmes, and just completed his term as chair of the Strategy department.