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Dr. John Cantwell is Distinguished Professor of International Business at Rutgers University. He was previously Professor of International Economics at the University of Reading. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", the University of the Social Sciences, Toulouse, and the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna. He holds a BA degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford (New College), an MSc degree in Economics from the University of London (Birkbeck College), and a PhD in International Business from the University of Reading, where he was appointed to his first faculty position in 1984.

John Cantwell's main research areas are the analysis of corporate technological change and international business. He is the author of Technological Innovation and Multinational Corporations (Basil Blackwell, 1989), which remains one of the most cited books in the international business field, since it helped to inspire a new literature on the role of international networks in technology creation, which now lies at the center of the international business research area.

John Cantwell is a former President of the European International Business Academy (EIBA). As well as being an AIB Fellow, in 2001 he was elected as one of four EIBA Founding Fellows, and he was the first Secretary of the EIBA Fellows from 2002 to 2007. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Studies from 2011 to 2016. He is also a member of the editorial review boards of seven other refereed academic journals.

John Cantwell is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). He lives in New York City, and in Reading when he is in the UK.

Last Updated: November 2014

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