John Roberts is the John H. Scully Professor, Emeritus, of Economics, Strategic Management and International Business at the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University. After starting his career at Northwestern’s Kellogg School, he joined Stanford in 1980. He has published extensively in leading journals in economics and game theory and is an expert on the connection between strategy and organization, particularly in multinationals. His book, The Modern Firm: Organization Design for Performance and Growth, was named the best business book of the year by The Economist. He co-edited The Handbook of Organizational Economics and contributed to several chapters. His most recent research has involved randomized controlled trials of the effects of changing management practices in large firms in India and China.