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Dr. Alain Verbeke

McCaig Research Chair in Management

Professor of International Business Strategy


Dr. Alain Verbeke holds the McCaig Research Chair in Management and is a Professor of International Business Strategy at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.  He has been the Research Director of the Strategy and Organization Area, as well as the Area Chair of the Strategy and Global Management Area, at the Haskayne School of Business.  In 2014, Dr. Verbeke was elected as the Inaugural Alan M. Rugman Memorial Fellow at the Henley Business School, University of Reading (UK).  He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Studies (re-appointed for a second term 2020-2022)

Earlier in his career, Dr. Verbeke served as the Director of the MBA programme, Solvay Business School, University of Brussels (VUB). He has been a Visiting Professor at Dalhousie UniveJrsity, the University of Toronto and the Université Catholique de Louvain, as well as an Associate Fellow of Templeton College, University of Oxford (now Green Templeton College). He has also been an Academic Associate of the Centre for International Business and Management, Judge Business School (University of Cambridge) and was associated with the Skolkovo Institute for Emerging Market Studies (SIEMS), as an affiliated researcher.  From 2016 to 2018, he was a Non-Resident Fellow with the Center for Emerging Market Studies, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai, China. He presently serves as Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at the College of Business (Nanyang Business School), Singapore. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business, and has served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Fellows. He is also a Fellow of the European International Business Academy (EIBA).

Dr. Verbeke has been a member of the European Science and Technology Assembly (ESTA), the highest advisory body to the European Commission on the future of European scientific and innovation policy and has served on the board of directors of various educational and scientific research institutions. He is a leading thinker on the strategic management of multinational enterprises.

His academic research agenda consists of revisiting, rethinking and augmenting the core paradigms in international business and strategy, especially internalization theory, which is focused on the governance of new resource combinations in multinational enterprises. He has particular expertise in the management of headquarters - subsidiary relationships and broader governance challenges of internationally operating firms.

Dr. Verbeke has authored or edited several international business books and numerous refereed publications, including many articles in leading scholarly journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies, the Strategic Management Journal and the Journal of Management Studies

Alain Verbeke

Contact Information

Alain Verbeke

Scurfield Hall 420
Haskayne School of Business
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2N 1N4

+1 (403) 220-8803