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Klaus Meyer

Professor, International Business

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Expertise

  • International Business
  • Global strategy
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Internationalization processes
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Foreign entry strategies
  • Impact of foreign investment on host economies
  • Institutional theory
  • Emerging economies
  • Multinational enterprises from emerging economies
  • China
  • Europe

Research Publications

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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.

Teaching

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

Education

  • PhD, London Business School
  • MSc, Göttingen

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Li, J.; Meyer, K. E.; Zhang, H.; Ding, Y., (Forthcoming), "Diplomatic and corporate networks: Bridges to foreign locations", Journal of International Business Studies.
  • 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.
  • Meyer, K. E., 2018, "Catch-Up and Leapfrogging: Emerging Economy Multinational Enterprises on the Global Stage", International Journal of the Economics of Business, February 25(1): 19 - 30.
  • Santangelo, G.; Meyer, K. E., 2017, "Internationalization as an evolutionary process", Journal of International Business Studies, December 48(9): 1114 - 1130.
  • Rungsithong, R.; Meyer, K. E.; Roath, A. S., 2017, "Relational capabilities in Thai buyer-supplier relationships", Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, December 32(8): 1228 - 1244.
  • Meyer, K. E.; Beugelsdijk, S.; van Witteloostuijn, A., 2017, "What’s in a p? Reassessing best practices for conducting and reporting hypothesis-testing research", Journal of International Business Studies, July 48(5): 535 - 551.
  • Meyer, K. E., 2017, "International business in an era of anti-globalization", Multinational Business Review, June 25(2): 78 - 90.
  • Hobdari, B.; Gammeltoft, P.; Li, J.; Meyer, K. E., 2017, "The home country of the MNE: The case of emerging economy firms", Asia Pacific Journal of Management, March 34(1): 1 - 17.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

For more publications please see our Research Database

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)

Experience

  • 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)