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Gabriel R.G. Benito (PhD, Norwegian School of Economics) is Professor of International Strategy at BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway. He has extensive international experience from research, teaching, and academic community service. He has held visiting positions at Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), University of Melbourne (Australia), Henley Business School/University of Reading (UK) and University of Valencia (Spain), and taught at ISEG/University of Lisbon (Portugal) and at Helsinki School of Economics (now Aalto University) in Finland.

He is Consulting Editor of Journal of International Business Studies, and a member of the Editorial Boards of Academy of Management Perspectives, Global Strategy Journal, International Business Review, Management and Organization Review, Management International Review, and Multinational Business Review.

His research agenda focuses on strategies and structures of multinational enterprises, headquarter-subsidiary relationships, and foreign operation mode decisions. His research has appeared in many books and journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Economic Geography, Applied Economics, Managerial and Decision Economics, Management International Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of International Management, and International Business Review. Books include Foreign Operation Methods (w/L. Welch and B. Petersen, 2007), and Multinationals on the Periphery (w/R. Narula, 2007).

Professor Benito has been President (2005) of EIBA (European International Business Academy), member of EIBA’s Executive Committee (2004-2006), and member of its Board (1997-2007). He served as representative-at-large in the Global Strategy Interest Group of Strategic Management Society (2009-2010). He organized the 2005 EIBA Conference, was Track Chair (Theories of the MNE and of FDI) for the 2014 AIB Meeting, Track Chair (Subsidiary Strategies and HQ-Subsidiary Relations) for the 2012 EIBA Conference, and Track Chair (IB Theory and Boundaries of the Firm) for the 2009 EIBA Conference.

He is a founding member of the highly successful Nord-IB program; a partnership initiated in 1999 among the top Nordic business schools to provide a research school in international business, which now includes participating schools across Europe and the UK.

Last Updated: April 2015

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