Affiliation: University of Calgary
Bio: Liena Kano is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Global Management and the McCaig Family Future Fund Professor of International Family Business at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. She was the 2016 Alan M. Rugman Visiting Fellow at the Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. Liena holds a PhD and an MBA from the University of Calgary and a BA in Linguistics and Intercultural Communications from the University of Russia’s Academy of Education. Prior to joining academia, Liena enjoyed a dynamic career in strategy in a range of Canadian and international industry sectors, including energy, technology, and banking. Her significant management experience has influenced her current research interests.
Liena’s research intersects international business (IB), strategic management, and entrepreneurship. She studies business phenomena such as family firm governance, internationalization, and global value chains, with a particular focus on micro-level dynamics of managerial behaviour that underlie complex international governance decisions. Liena’s work has been published in such premier journals as the Journal of International Business Studies, California Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of World Business, Global Strategy Journal, Business History Review, and other high-quality academic outlets. Liena serves on editorial review boards of several key IB journals, where her work has been recognized by multiple Best Reviewer awards. Liena plays an active leadership role in the global community of IB scholars. She is a former Chair of Strategic Management Society’s Global Strategy Interest Group and a current Executive Board member of the AIB Canada Chapter, among other activities.
Liena is passionate about IB education and teaches courses in strategic management, international business, and research methodology in graduate, undergraduate, and professional programs. Her aspiration is to contribute to growing the global recognition of IB as a scholarly discipline, educational path, and a distinct area of management practice.