Professor, International Business


Klaus E. Meyer is Professor of International Business at Ivey Business School. He joined in 2017 after six years at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai.

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. Recent work is investigating the strategies of MNEs originating from emerging economies, in particular China, and how their origins shape their international growth strategies.

He has published over 70 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). He is serving as Area Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies since July 2016. In 2012-2014, he was Vice President of the AIB and chaired the 2014 AIB conference in Vancouver, Canada.


  • Internationalization (MSc)
  • Competing in and with China (MSc)


  • PhD, London Business School
  • MSc, Göttingen

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Meyer, K.E., Xin, K., (forthcoming), "Managing Talent in Emerging Economy Multinationals: Integrating Strategic Management and Human Resource Management", International Journal of Human Resource Management.
  • Santangelo, G., Meyer, K.E., Jindra, B., 2016, "MNE subsidiaries’ outsourcing and insourcing of R&D: The role of local institutions", Global Strategy Journal, November 6(4): 247 - 268.
  • Meyer, K.E., Benito, G., 2016, "Where do MNEs locate their headquarters? At home!", Global Strategy Journal, May 6(2): 149 - 159.
  • Estrin, S., Meyer, K.E., Nielsen, B.B., Nielsen, S., 2016, "Home Country Institutions and the Internationalization of State Owned Enterprises: A Cross-Country Analysis", Journal of World Business, February 51(2): 294 - 307.
  • Meyer, K.E., Peng, M.W., 2016, "Theoretical Foundations of Emerging Economy Research", Journal of International Business Studies, January 47(1): 3 - 22.
  • Klossek, A., Meyer, K.E., Nippa, M., 2015, "Why Do Strategic Alliances Persist? A Behavioral Decision Model", Managerial and Decision Economics, October 36(7): 470 - 486.
  • Cui, L., Li, Y., Meyer, K.E., Li, Z., 2015, "Leadership Experience meets Ownership Structure: Returnee Managers and Internationalization of Emerging Economy Firms", Management International Review, June 55(3): 355 - 387.
  • Yang, W., Meyer, K.E., 2015, "Competitive Dynamics in an Emerging Economy: Competitive Pressures, Resources, and the Speed of Action", Journal of Business Research, June 68(6): 1176 - 1185.
  • Meyer, K.E., 2015, "What is Strategic Asset Seeking FDI? (commentary)", Multinational Business Review, April 21(1): 57 - 66.
  • Meyer, K.E., Su, Y.S., 2015, "Integration and responsiveness in subsidiaries in emerging economies", Journal of World Business, January 50(1): 149 - 158.
  • Meyer, K.E., 2014, "What the Fox Says, How the Fox works: Deep Contextualization as Source of New Research Agendas and Theoretical Insight (commentary)", Management and Organization Review, November 10(3): 373 - 380.
  • Cui, L., Meyer, K.E., Hu, W.H., 2014, "What drives firms’ intent to seek strategic assets by foreign direct investment? A study of emerging economy firms", Journal of World Business, October 49(4): 488 - 501.
  • Meyer, K.E., Ding, Y., Li, J., Zhang, H., 2014, "Overcoming distrust: How state-owned enterprises adapt their foreign entries to institutional pressures abroad", Journal of International Business Studies, October 45(8): 1005 - 1028.
  • Dixon, S., Meyer, K.E., Day, M., 2014, "Building dynamic capabilities of adaptation and innovation: A study of micro-foundations", Long Range Planning, August 47(4): 186 - 205.
  • Meyer, K.E., Estrin, S., 2014, "Local context and global strategy: Extending the integration responsiveness framework to subsidiary strategy", Global Strategy Journal, February 4(1): 1 - 19.

Works in Progress

  • Multinational enterprises from emerging economies

Honours & Awards

  • Fellow, Academy of International Business
  • Decade Award Winner, Journal of International Business Studies, 2015
  • Adjunct Professor, Copenhagen Business School (since 2008)


  • Professor, China Europe International Business School, Shanghai, China (2011-2017)
  • Professor, University of Bath (2007-2001)
  • Professor, University of Reading (2005-2007)
  • Professor, Copenhagen Business School (1997-2005)
  • Visiting Scholar, National Cheng-chi University, Taiwan (2005)
  • Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2001)