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Björn AMBOS, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
Björn Ambos is Professor of International Management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna). He also acts as the school’s academic director of its Master in International Management (offered jointly by the Community of European Management Schools, CEMS). Professor Ambos previously held positions at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Hamburg and WU Vienna, as well as several visiting teaching positions in Europe and Asia. He also gained industry experience as a product manager for a German tour-operator in Vietnam, Italy, Paris and New York and consulted or participated in corporate trainings for firms like EADS, Ford, France Telecom, Hutchinson 3G, Puma, SAP, Siemens and Villeroy & Boch. Professor Ambos’ research interests revolve around strategy, organization and innovation in the multinational firm. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal and was recently appointed to the Board of the European International Business Academy. His research has been published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of World Business, Management International Review, and Research Policy.

Igor FILATOTCHEV, Cass Business School, London

Igor Filatotchev is Professor of Corporate Governance and Strategy at Cass Business School (London, UK) and Visiting Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria). Before joining Cass he held various academic positions at Nottingham University Business School, Bradford University School of Management, King’s College and Birkbeck College (University of London). He received his PhD in Economics from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (Moscow). His research examines corporate governance and strategic decisions, and current research programmes include analysis of resource and strategy roles of corporate governance; corporate governance life-cycle; and a knowledge-based view of governance development. He has published more that 100 books and articles in leading journals including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management and Journal of International Business Studies. He is an Associate Editor of Corporate Governance: An International Review and Journal of Management and Governance.

Ondrej LANDA, Czech Society for Strategic Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Ondrej Landa is the founder and president of the Prague-based Inventa Group. He is an internationally known lecturer and management consultant to international companies in the Czech Republic and abroad. His activities focus on strategy development and deployment, corporate culture transformation, organizational change and innovation management, human potential development and facilitation of strategic Board meetings. His clients include Alcatel, Avon Cosmetics, Barum Continental, Cisco Systems, Goodyear Dunlop, Hewlett Packard, Holcim, Honeywell, InBev, Johnson Controls, Johnson&Johnson, Microsoft, Siemens and many others. He is a board member of EMA European Management Association, of the American Management Association´s International Council, of The Conference Board´s European Council on Innovation. He served on efmd‘s Board from 1994 to 2000. He is the current chairman of the Czech Society for Strategic Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.