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Paul Beamish holds the Canada Research Chair in International Business at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. He has been a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB) since 1997. He is the author or co-author of over 50 books, and 100 refereed articles. His books are in the areas of International Management, Strategic Management, and International Joint Ventures. He has received best research awards from the Academy of Management, the AIB, and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC). He served as Editor-in-Chief of JIBS from 1993-97, and Associate Dean for Research at Ivey from 1999-2004. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Asia Pacific Foundation.

Professor Beamish has supervised 25 PhD dissertations, many involving international joint ventures and alliances. His consulting, management training, and joint venture facilitation activities have been in both the public and private sector. He has worked in numerous countries for such organizations as The Canadian Foreign Service Institute, Dupont, Harvard Institute for International Development, Hayes-Dana, Labatt/Interbrew, Nortel Networks, Schneider, and Valmet. He worked for Procter and Gamble and Wilfrid Laurier University before joining Ivey's faculty in 1987.

At Ivey, he has taught on a variety of school programs, including the Executive MBA offered at its campus in Hong Kong. He also has responsibility for Ivey Publishing, the distributor of Ivey's case collection, and is Director of Ivey's Asian Management Institute, and its Centre for Engaging Emerging Markets.

Beamish has authored over 100 case studies, primarily in the international management area. These have appeared in various case journals, and in over 120 books. His cases have been among Ivey's top external sellers in each of the past ten years. He is past recipient of best case writing awards from the European Foundation for Management Development, ASAC, ECCH, and AIB.

Last Updated: February 2011

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