Ilan Alon is Professor of Strategy and International Marketing at the University of Agder (UiA, Norway), Visiting Otto Mønsted Professor for International Business at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS, Denmark), and Leading Research Fellow at Higher School of Economics (HSE, Russia). Previously, he was a visiting scholar at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE, China), Harvard University (USA), Georgetown University (USA), and Cornell Professor of International Business and Founding Director of The China Center at Rollins (USA). Prof. Alon is Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Emerging Markets and the European Journal of International Management. Ilan Alon’s research appeared in prestigious academic journals, such as the Harvard Business Review, Journal of International Marketing, International Marketing Review, Management International Review, Corporate Governance: An International Journal, and others. Among Ilan Alon’s research books on China are: • Huawei: Made in China for the World (Palgrave, forthcoming 2020) • Belt and Road Intiative (Palgrave, 2018) • Chinese International Investments (Palgrave, 2012) • China Rules: Globalization and Political Transformation (Palgrave, 2009) • The Globalization of Chinese Enterprises (Palgrave, 2008) Ilan Alon is President of the Chinese Globalization Association (running an annual conference on China Goes Global (www.chinagoesglobal.org), and serving on the governing boards of the European International Business Academy (EIBA).
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