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Klaus Meyer

Professor, International Business

William G. Davis Chair in International Trade

Klaus Meyer

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  • 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

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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 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 nine books, including the textbook “International Business” (with Mike Peng, published by Cengage Learning, 3rd ed., 2019). 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)
  • Global Strategy (EMBA)
  • China Discovery Expedition (EMBA)


  • PhD, London Business School
  • MSc, Göttingen

Work in Progress

  • Multinational enterprises from emerging economies

Honours & Awards

  • Fellow, Academy of International Business
  • Decade Award Winner, Journal of International Business Studies, 2015


  • 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)

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