Chris Brewster is Professor of International Human Resource Management at Henley Business School, University of Reading, in the UK; and at Nijmegen University in the Netherlands. He had substantial experience as a practitioner and gained his doctorate from the LSE before becoming an academic. He researches in the field of international and comparative HRM; and has published some twenty five books and more than one hundred and fifty articles. He has taught in many countries around the world. In 2006 Chris was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Vaasa, Finland.