Ronaldo Parente is the Ryder Eminent Scholar Fellow and Professor of Strategy and International Business at Florida International University. Dr. Parente is also a visiting scholar at Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV-EBAPE) in Brazil. He has experience designing and teaching executive programs for C-level executives in Brazil and in Miami. Dr. Parente's research has been accepted and appeared in many leading academic journals including Journal of International Business Studies, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Ethics, and Industrial and Corporate Change, among others. Dr. Parente is associate editor for the Cross Cultural Strategic Management Journal and serves on the Editorial Review Board of JIBS, GSJ, TIBR, JWB and JIM. Dr. Parente served as an elected board member for the European International Business Association (EIBA) for 6 years and also a 3-year term with the Global Strategy IG at SMS. He is currently serving another 3-year term as program chair for the Teaching Community at SMS and he is the VP of the Ibero-American Academy of Management. Dr. Parente has been the chair and organizer of two SMS Special Conferences in Brazil: The 2018 SMS Conference in Sao Paulo and the 2011 SMS Conference in Rio de Janeiro. On the professional side, Dr. Parente has over 25 years of work experience and has worked, managed, and consulted for several private and public institutions in Brazil, the United States, and Bulgaria.