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Klaus Meyer ( is the Philips Chair and Professor of Strategy and International Business at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). He moved from the UK to China in 2011 to join CEIBS, where he currently also is the co-director of the China Globalization center. He is also an honorary Adjunct Professor of the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Previously he has also been full-time faculty member at Copenhagen Business School, the University of Bath, England and University of Reading, England, and held visiting appointments at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and at National Cheng-chi University, Taipei.

Professor Meyer is a leading scholar in the field of international business conducting research on the strategies of multinational enterprises (MNEs), especially foreign entry strategies, in emerging economies, especially Eastern Europe and East Asia. A central theme of his research is the influence of local contexts on the strategies and operations of MNEs operating in emerging economies. His theoretical contributions apply and in particular institution-based theories in the realm of international business. Recent work is investigating the strategies of MNEs originating from emerging economies, in particular China, and how their origins shape their international growth strategies.

Professor Meyer has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB) in 2013. In 2015, we he received the JIBS Decade award for the most influential paper published a decade ago.

He has published over 60 articles in leading scholarly journals, in particular in Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal and Journal of Management Studies, and he published five books, including the textbook “International Business” (with Mike Peng, published by Cengage Learning, 2nd ed., 2016). Prof Meyer holds an MSc from the University of Göttingen and a PhD from London Business School. He is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Management and Organization Review and a consulting editor for the Journal of International Business Studies. In 2012-2014, he was the Vice President of the AIB, and in this function he chaired the 2014 AIB conference held in Vancouver Canada.

Last Updated: December 2015

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