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Professor of International Business, Ivey Business School, Western University

Klaus Meyer is a Professor of International Business at Ivey Business School, London, Ontario, Canada. Until 2017, he spend six years at China Europe International Business School, where he was the Philips Chair and Professor of Strategy and International Business. 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) and in 2015 he received the JIBS Decade award for the most influential paper published a decade ago. In 2012-2014, he was the Vice President of the AIB, and in this function he chaired the 2014 AIB conference held in Vancouver. Since 2016, he serves as an area editor for the Journal of International Business Studies.

He has published over 80 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, 3rd ed., 2019) and the Oxford Handbook of Management in Emerging Markets (co-edited with Rob Grosse, OUP, 2019). Prof Meyer holds an MSc from the University of Göttingen and a PhD from London Business School.


  • –present
    Professor of International Business, Western University
  • 2011–2017
    Professor of Strategy and International Business, CEIBS, Shanghai, China
  • 2007–2011
    Professor of Strategy and International Business, University of Bath, U.K.
  • 2005–2007
    Professor of Business Administration, University of Reading
  • 1997–2005
    Assistant Professor ... Research Professor, Copenhagen Business School


  • 1997 
    London Business School, UK, PhD, Economics


Fellow, Academy of International Business