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About John Cantwell

John Cantwell is Distinguished Professor of International Business in Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA) since 2002. He was previously Professor of International Economics at the University of Reading in the UK, and he has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, the University of the Social Sciences, Toulouse, and the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna. His early work helped to launch a new literature on multinational companies and international networks for technology creation, beyond merely international technology transfer. Professor Cantwell’s total citation count on Google Scholar is currently around 20,000. His published research spans the fields of International Business and Management, Economics, Economic History, Economic Geography, Philosophy, and Innovation Studies.

Professor Cantwell served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) from 2011-16, which is the leading journal in the international business field. In 2019 he received the PWC Strategy & Eminent Scholar Award from the International Management Division of the Academy of Management for life-time achievement in international business scholarship. He was the elected Dean of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) Fellows from 2015-18. In 2005 he was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB), and he was Vice President of the AIB in 2006-08, when he was the Program Chair of the Annual AIB conference in Milan in 2008. In December 2021 he is due to receive an honorary doctorate (honoris causa) from Complutense University, Madrid, in recognition of his contributions to research.