Shaker A. Zahra is the Chair of the Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship Department, Robert E. Buuck Chair of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota, where he is also the Academic Director of Gary S. Holmes Entrepreneurship Center. Dr. Zahra has taught in several US universities in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Professor Zahra’s research focuses on entrepreneurship, capabilities and learning, especially in global technology-based companies and industries. Widely published, his research has received several honors, grants and awards (including 5 honorary Ph.D.s and the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research). He has served on the review boards of leading academic journals and as the Academic Director of Babson Conference and Chair of the Academy of Management’s Entrepreneurship Division.