Xavier Castañer (PhD, Minnesota) is a Professor and Director of the Strategy, Globalization and Society Department at the University of Lausanne and has taught at ESADE, HEC (Paris), HEC (Geneva), LBS, the Hebrew U. and the Technion among other schools. He has published on corporate governance, strategy, and development (on internal ventures, alliances and M&A) and innovation in AMR, ASQ, CGIR, JoM, JMS and SMJ, among other journals. He is also doing research on AI adoption and interorganizational collaboration. Xavier has been very active in SMS: he has organized preconference workshops, presented in and chaired multiple sessions, been a review committee member for the PhD awards several times for several conferences and the SFR grants, participated as a faculty in the Doctoral Workshop, served as Representative at Large of the former Corporate Governance and Strategy, the Strategy Process and the Cooperative Strategies IGs, as well as the 3-year cycle as officer of the Strategy Process IG. He serves in the Editorial Board of the SMJ, among other outlets. Currently he is VP for external affairs of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) and President of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM).