Meyer, Klaus E.
Professor of Strategy and International Business;
Philips Chair in Strategy and International Business;
Co-Director of Centre for Globalisation of Chinese Companies, CEIBS
Dr. Klaus E. Meyer joined CEIBS in September 2011 as Professor of Strategy and International Business. He is Philips Chair in Strategy and International Business and Co-Director of Centre for Globalisation of Chinese Companies at CEIBS. He is also holding an honorary position of Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. Dr. Meyer teaches in the areas of Strategic Management, International Business, Global Strategy, and Business in Emerging Markets. He previously taught at the University of Bath, University of Reading, Copenhagen Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as well as Cheng-chi University in Taipei. He graduated with a Ph.D. from London Business School, with a dissertation on "Determinants of Direct Foreign Investment in the Transition Economies in Central and Eastern Europe”.
Dr. Meyer’s current research focuses on strategies of multinational enterprises in emerging economies. He is in particular interested in how firms adapt their business strategies to the specific conditions prevailing in each emerging economy. He has thus investigated foreign investor's choice of entry mode and foreign acquisitions in transition economies. Another stream of research focuses on the global strategies that may bring multinational enterprises into emerging economies in the first place. Recent research investigates multinational enterprises originating from emerging economies such as China, focusing in particular on how the home country context shapes the strategies of international growth. His work has been published in over 50 scholarly articles in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, and Strategic Management Journal, and he authored five books, including with Mike Peng the textbook “International Business” (Cengage Learning, 2011).
In 2013 Dr. Meyer was elected to serve a three-year term as Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB), and was the organisation’s Vice President with responsibility for their 2014 annual conference in Vancouver Canada. Moreover, he serves as Deputy-Editor-in-Chief, Management and Organisation Review, the Journal of the International Association of Chinese Management Research and as Consulting Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies.
- 1997 PhD in Economics/International Business, London Business School
- 1992 M.Sc in Economics, University of Göttingen
- 1988 B.Sc in Business Management, University of Göttingen
- Strategies of Foreign Investors in Emerging Economies
- Multinational Enterprises from Emerging Economies
- The Role of Multinational Enterprises in Society
- The Impact of Institutional Contexts on Business Strategy
- Strategic Management
- International Business
- Business Strategy in the Global Economy