One of the most important roles for any business school is the generation of intellectual capital – the continuous development of new insights and new models for the discovery of best practices that have direct relevance to managers today. Schools that deliver cutting edge research not only provide real value to the academic community but also ensure that their programs are consistently renewed with new insights, which have a direct effect on the business community. At Ivey our leading-edge research develops new insights, models, and managerial best practices, which inform the global operations of firms from developed and developing regions. Key research themes include  Entry Mode, Foreign Direct Investment , International Finance, Cross Cultural Management and International Joint Ventures and Alliances. Geographical coverage includes North America, Europe, Asia, and many other markets.