Bio: Udo Zander is Professor of International Business at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) in Sweden. He has been elected as Fellow of the European International Business Academy, as Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and as Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
His research interests are international management (including strategy, organization, change and learning in the multinational company), knowledge and the theory of the firm, and the power of ideas. He has published in journals like American Sociological Review, British Journal of Management, European Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Management Science, Organization Science, and Research Policy. Udo currently serves as Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Review.
His academic background includes studies at the Stockholm School of Economics (M.Sc. 1986; Ph.D. 1991) and as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (IB/OB 1986-87) and Stanford University (OB 1987). He has been visiting professor at Stanford University (1994), at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (1995), at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (2007-2009), and at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2016-2017). Recently, Udo was appointed Doctor Honoris Causa at Aalto University in Finland.
Udo has taught International Business at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs at SSE and the Wharton School. Udo has also worked with students, executives, and multinational companies in Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czechia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.
Udo was introduced to AIB by the late Professor Gunnar Hedlund at the Annual Meeting in San Diego in 1988. In 2003, he served as Program Chair for AIB’s Annual Meeting in Monterey, and that year he and Bruce Kogut received the JIBS Decade Award for their article “Knowledge of the Firm and the Evolutionary Theory of the Multinational Corporation”.
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