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Dr. Alain Verbeke
Professor and McCaig Chair in Management, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

Dr. Alain Verbeke holds the McCaig Research Chair in Management at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. He was previously the Director of the MBA programme, Solvay Business School, University of Brussels (VUB). He has also been a Visiting Professor at Dalhousie University, the University of Toronto and the Université Catholique de Louvain. He is presently an Associate Fellow of Templeton College (University of Oxford) and Academic Associate of the Centre for International Business and Management, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge (U.K.).

Dr. Verbeke has authored or edited 20 books and more than 160 refereed publications, including several articles in the 'Strategic Management Journal' and the 'Journal of International Business Studies'. He is a leading thinker on complex project evaluation and the strategic restructuring of complex organisations, both public agencies and business firms. He 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.

Dr. Verbeke has personally directed more than 80 strategic management research and consulting projects with a total value of more than $10 million. His academic research agenda consists of revisiting, rethinking and augmenting the core paradigms in strategic management and international business, especially internalization theory and the resource based view of the firm. Dr. Verbeke is also one of Europe’s leading experts on seaport policy and the evaluation of complex port investment programmes.

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