Dr. Alain Verbeke is a Professor of International Business Strategy and the McCaig Chair in Management at the University of Calgary. He also serves as the Alan M. Rugman Memorial Fellow at the University of Reading. He is associated with the Solvay Business School (VUB) and has been a Visiting Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain and an Associate Fellow of Templeton College, Oxford. He has served two full terms as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Studies, during which time the journal’s citation impact (without self-cites) doubled. Dr. Verbeke’s main contributions to the field of international business strategy include, inter alia:: (1) making the critical distinction between location-bound and non-location bound firm-specific advantages of multinational enterprises; (2) the subsidiary specific advantage concept; (3) the bounded reliability concept; (4) the concept of bifurcation bias in family firms; (5) substantial work demonstrating the dominance of regional over global strategies.