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(p. xxv) About the Contributors

(p. xxv) About the Contributors

Ruth V. Aguilera is Full Professor at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and a Visiting Professor at ESADE Business School. She spent the 2014–2015 academic year as a Visiting Full Professor in the Department of Strategy and Policy at the National University of Singapore Business School. Before going to South East Asia, she was a Professor at the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—where she had been since receiving her PhD in Sociology at Harvard University. Ruth’s research interests lie at the intersection of strategic organization and global strategy, specializing in international corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and internationalization. She is a Senior Editor at Organization Science, an Associate Editor at Corporate Governance: An International Review, a Consulting Editor at the Journal of International Business Studies, and serves on the editorial boards of Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives and Organization Studies. She has recently been elected to the Board of the Strategic Management Society and the International Corporate Governance Society as well as being inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of International Business.

Kevin Amess is Associate Professor at Nottingham University Business School. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Management Buyout Research. For over 20 years Kevin has been conducting research on the consequences of Private Equity acquisitions for portfolio firms. His research has contributed widely to greater understanding of the consequences of Private Equity acquisitions on employees, innovation, and performance through journal publications, which include: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, European Economic Review, and Journal of Industrial Economics. He reports on, and provides advice for, governmental agencies such as the OECD, the US GAO, and UK government, as well as contributing to media debate.

Gawdat Bahgat is Professor of National Security Affairs at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Study. He is an Egyptian-born specialist in Middle Eastern policy, particularly Egypt, Iran, and the Gulf region. His areas of expertise include energy security, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, counter-terrorism, Arab-Israeli conflict, North Africa, and American foreign policy in the Middle East. Gawdat’s career blends scholarship with national security practicing. He has published 11 books and more than 200 articles in scholarly journals.

(p. xxvi) Christopher Balding is Associate Professor Finance and Economics, holding tenure with Chinese characteristics at the HSBC Business School of Peking University Graduate School. A recognized expert in the Chinese economy sovereign wealth funds, he has written a book entitled Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Power, published by Oxford University Press. He is a columnist for Bloomberg View as well as a regular contributor to the Financial Times. His scholarly work has been published in leading journals such as the Review of International Economics, the International Finance Review, and Journal of Public Economic Theory, on such diverse topics as CDS pricing, the WTO, and the economics of adoption and abortion. He received his PhD from the University of California, Irvine and worked in private equity prior to entering academia.

Marijana Baric is Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the University of Buckingham. Broadly, she is interested in social exchange theory and how it can be reconceptualized and used to study a variety of work-based and social situations. Although her work focuses mainly on undeclared work and policy, she is also interested in many aspects of organizational behavior and HRM research. Marijana has been involved in research funded by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions as well as Marie Curie Industry-Academic Partnerships and Pathways.

Sophie Béreau is Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Namur, Faculty Member of CORE (Université Catholique de Louvain), and Consultant at the Banque de France. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Université Paris Ouest. Her research interests lie in international finance, asset pricing, and financial econometrics.

Fabio Bertoni, PhD is Professor of Corporate Finance at EMLYON Business School, France. His research focuses on the relationship between financing and firm performance, new listings, sovereign wealth funds, venture capital and corporate governance. He is author of articles in journals including: Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, International Finance, and European Financial Management. He has held visiting positions at the Copenhagen Business School, Universidad Computense de Madrid, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, and the University of Oxford—Saïd Business School.

Peter Bruce-Clark is Director and Co-Founder of Kalytix Partners, a San Francisco-based strategy and management consultancy for institutional investors. Prior to rejoining Kalytix, Peter built an AI-focused venture capital firm based in California. In addition to his industry experience, Peter has undertaken research at Stanford University. As Research Manager for Investment Innovation at the Global Projects Center, an institute located in the Department of Engineering, Peter focused on the intersection between emerging technology, strategic capital deployment, and private market investment in generating high-impact outcomes. During his time at the university, Peter ran several impact investment conferences including the Impact Investment Summit held at the University of Oxford in 2014, and Generating Impact Alpha held (p. xxvii) at Stanford in 2015. Peter’s publications include Reframing Impact Investment (forthcoming, 2017). Peter holds a First Class BA from Queen Mary, University of London, and an MPhil in Business and Financial Management from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

Javier Capapé, PhD is the Director at Sovereign Wealth Lab at IE Business School. He earned his PhD at ESADE Business School and is SovereigNET Research Affiliate at The Fletcher School (Tufts University) since 2012. His PhD research was co-supervised by Javier Santiso (IE Business School) and Ruth V. Aguilera (Northeastern University, Boston, US). He has coordinated the Sovereign Wealth Funds Reports series since 2012, an initiative backed by KPMG and ICEX. He has published in top academic journals such as Academy of Management Perspectives and Oxford University Press. His research has been regularly cited in international media. He also works connecting sovereign wealth funds with start-ups and venture capital. He has presented his work on sovereign wealth funds at the World Bank (Washington, DC, US); Bank of International Settlements (Basel, Switzerland); Sciences Po (Paris, France); University of Illinois (IL, US); Academy of International Business (Vancouver, Canada) and Economics University (Prague, Czech Republic), and attended conferences or specialized courses at Harvard University, London School of Economics, OECD, Aspen Institute, Qatar Investment Authority, International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds, Fondo Strategico Italiano, and Columbia University (New York). He is Manager of Start Up Spain, an initiative representing all actors in the Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem. He regularly contributes to Spanish media on start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Kevin Chastagner is Assistant Professor of Management at the Peking University HSBC Business School. Kevin’s research interests are in strategy and international business and his current research questions are related to three main areas: cross-border M&A, political connections, and innovation. Most recently, Kevin’s work on the internationalization of innovation was published in the Journal of International Marketing. Kevin and his wife moved to China in 2012 after he obtained his PhD from Washington State University.

Gordon L. Clark is Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment with cross-appointments in the Saïd Business School and the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. He holds a Professorial Fellowship at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He is also Sir Louis Matheson Distinguished Visiting Professor at Monash University’s Faculty of Business and Economics (Melbourne) and a Visiting Professor at Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.

Douglas Cumming, PhD is Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship and the Ontario Research Chair at the Schulich School of Business, York University. His research covers topics ranging from crowdfunding, securities regulation, stock exchange trading rules, mutual funds, hedge funds, venture capital, private equity, and sovereign wealth funds. Douglas has published over 140 articles in leading refereed academic journals in finance, management, and law and economics, such as the Academy of Management Journal, (p. xxviii) Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. He is the Founding Editor of Annals of Corporate Governance, and Co-Editor of Finance Research Letters, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and has been a guest editor for 12 special issues of top journals, including Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, among others. Douglas was recognized in 2015 as a Research Leader by York University and was a recipient of the Schulich School of Business Research Award in 2015. He is the co-author of Venture Capital and Private Equity Contracting (Elsevier Academic Press, Second edition, 2013), and Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation and Performance around the World (Oxford University Press, 2013). He is the Editor of The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurial Finance (Oxford University Press, 2013), The Oxford Handbook of Private Equity (Oxford University Press, 2013), and The Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital (Oxford University Press, 2013). Douglas’ work has been reviewed in numerous media outlets, including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Canadian Business, the National Post, and The New Yorker.

Adam D. Dixon is Reader in Economic Geography at the University of Bristol. He is also a non-resident Research Affiliate at Stanford University’s Global Projects Center and IE Business School’s Sovereign Investment Lab in Madrid. He is the co-author with Jagdeep Singh Baccher and Ashby H.B. Monk of The New Frontier Investors: How Pension Funds, Sovereign Funds, and Endowments are Changing the Business of Investment Management and Long-Term Investing (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), author of The New Geography of Capitalism: Firms, Finance, and Society (Oxford University Press, 2014), and co-author with Gordon L. Clark and Ashby H.B. Monk of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Legitimacy, Governance, and Global Power (Princeton University Press, 2013).

Nuno Fernandes is Professor of Finance at IMD (Switzerland), Director of the Strategic Finance program. Fernandes holds a PhD from IESE Business School (Spain). He is a specialist on international financial markets, portfolio management, and emerging market risks. He has published in the leading journals worldwide, including Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies. He speaks at business conferences and is a regular contributor to the business press worldwide, including the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal. Fernandes is a member of the Advisory Committee of the World Economic Forum. His works earned some distinguished awards, including the Lamfalussy Fellowship from the European Central Bank, and the Journal of Financial Intermediation’s Best Paper Award for 2014.

Igor Filatotchev is Professor of Corporate Governance and Strategy at King’s Business School, King’s College London, and Visiting Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business. He earned his PhD in Economics from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (Moscow, the Russian Federation). His research interests are focused on corporate governance effects on entrepreneurship and strategic decisions; sociology of capital markets. He has published more than 130 refereed (p. xxix) academic papers, in addition to numerous books and book chapters, in the fields of corporate governance, entrepreneurship and strategy, including publications in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, Journal of Management and Journal of Corporate Finance. Most recently he co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance (Oxford University Press, 2013). He is a General Editor of Journal of Management Studies.

Veljko Fotak is Assistant Professor of Finance at the University at Buffalo and a Fellow at the Sovereign Investment Lab, Paolo Baffi Centre on Central Banking and Financial Regulation, Bocconi University. Veljko’s research is focused on international corporate finance, with a particular emphasis on state capitalism and sovereign wealth funds. His research has been published in leading academic journals, including Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies, and has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, on Bloomberg, and other media outlets. Veljko teaches courses on corporate finance and international financial management for both undergraduate and graduate students. Veljko earned a BS degree in Business Administration, an MBA with a concentration in Finance and an MS in Applied Statistics at the Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, New York and a PhD in Finance at the University of Oklahoma.

Jędrzej George Frynas is Professor of CSR and Strategic Management at Middlesex University Business School, UK. For more than twenty years, his empirical research has focused on business, corporate responsibility, and political economy concerns in emerging/developing countries such as Nigeria and Brazil. He is the author or co-author of several books, including Beyond Corporate Social ResponsibilityOil Multinationals and Social Challenges (Cambridge University Press 2009) and Global Strategic Management (Third edition, Oxford University Press, 2014), and has published in leading scholarly journals such as Journal of Management, Strategic Management Journal, International Journal of Management Reviews and African Affairs.

Xuechen Gao received his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Oklahoma’s Michael F. Price College of Business (2017). He also holds an MSc in Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas (2012) and a BSc in Physics from Fudan University, China (2010). Xuechen’s main research interest is corporate finance, including privatization of stateowned enterprises, sovereign wealth funds, government ownership, and Chinese share offerings. His research papers have been presented at several international and domestic elite finance conferences. Xuechen’s teaching interests include corporate finance, financial markets, international finance, and investments. He teaches Financial Intermediaries and Markets and Advanced Corporate Finance at the University of Oklahoma.

Salar Ghahramani is Assistant Professor of Business Law and International Law and Policy at the Pennsylvania State University (Abington). He has taught international (p. xxx) law at the Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies in the Netherlands and has led academic programs to the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the European Commission in Brussels, and the International Court of Justice at The Hague. He has also been a Visiting Researcher at the European University Institute, where he researched the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund, and has served as a Visiting Scholar at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights at the University of Oslo.

Jean-Yves Gnabo is Professor of Finance at the University of Namur. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Orléans and worked as a consultant at the OECD. His main research interests lie in sovereign wealth funds as well as in financial econometrics, financial networks, and international finance in general. He has published in academic journals including Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of International Money and Finance and Journal of Banking and Finance.

Marc Goergen holds a Chair in Finance at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. His previous appointments include various positions at UMIST and the Universities of Manchester, Reading, and Sheffield. He is a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). His research interests are in corporate governance and corporate finance, including boards of directors, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and private equity. He has published extensively, including in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance and Journal of Financial Intermediation. He has also written four books on corporate governance, including a textbook.

Daniel Haberly is Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, and an Honorary Research Associate in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. His research broadly examines the political and institutional geography of global finance. In addition to National Science Foundation funded research on sovereign wealth funds, his recent work has examined the structure and governance of investment through offshore financial centers. Both areas of research have been published as high-impact journal articles, which have been cited in US Congressional commission and UNCTAD World Investment reports, and attracted attention from specialist and mainstream media outlets.

Malik Kerkour holds a PhD in Economics and Management from the University of Namur and is currently Postdoctoral Researcher in Econometrics at the University of Orléans LEO–CNRS (France). His areas of interest concern asset allocation, international finance, corporate finance, and financial econometrics. More particularly, his research has dealt with international investments, institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds, corporate governance, network theory, and spatial econometrics.

April Knill is the Gene Taylor/Bank of America Professor of Finance and the Associate Director of the BB&T Center for Perspectives on Free Enterprise at The Florida State University. She received her PhD from the University of Maryland at College Park in August of 2005. While pursuing her doctoral degree she worked at The World Bank as a (p. xxxi) consultant. Upon graduation, she went to work at Florida State University. Her research interests are international finance, venture capital/private equity, and the intersection between law, finance, and politics. She has published in academic journals including (but not limited to) Journal of Business, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of International Business Studies, Financial Management, European Financial Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Comparative Economics and Journal of Financial Intermediation.

Kathryn C. Lavelle is the Ellen and Dixon Long Professor of World Affairs at Case Western Reserve University. Her research explores the exchange between domestic and international politics in finance. She is the author of The Politics of Equity Finance in Emerging Markets (Oxford University Press, 2004), Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, IMF and World Bank (Oxford University Press, 2011), Money and Banks in the American Political System (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Her articles, book reviews, and chapters appear in International Studies Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics, International Organization, Review of International Organizations, The Journal of Modern African Studies, and Third World Quarterly. She has held fellowships and received grants from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, American Political Science Association, and she was the Fulbright Visiting Chair in Global Affairs at the Munk Centre, University of Toronto.

Jing Li is Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Law in Tilburg University (the Netherlands). She received her PhD in law from Tilburg University in 2015. Her research interests lie in the legal and regulatory issues related to the alternative investment funds industry and non-listed business forms in China—in particular, venture capital/private equity, sovereign wealth funds, and governance of entrepreneurial firms. She has published in academic journals including (but not limited to) Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law, Michigan Journal of Private Equity and Venture Capital Law, and Asian Journal of Law and Economics. Before joining the academia, she practiced Chinese Law for three years, mainly in the area of cross-border M&As, joint ventures, and private equity transactions, including with Paul Hastings Beijing Office and the German Chamber of Commerce.

Stefano Lugo, PhD is Assistant Professor of Finance and Financial Markets at the Utrecht University School of Economics. His research mainly focuses on sovereign wealth funds and on corporate debt, credit risk, and credit rating agencies. His work has been presented at several conferences, including the EFA annual meetings, and it has been published in academic journals such as the Review of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Journal of Banking and Finance, among others. He has held visiting positions at the Saïd Business School–University of Oxford, and at the University of Oklahoma–Price College of Business.

Nathan Mauck is Assistant Professor of Finance at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri—Kansas City. Professor Mauck’s research focuses on sovereign wealth funds, mergers and acquisitions, payout policy, corporate finance, (p. xxxii) and behavioral finance. He has published in Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Financial Management, and Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting among others. He received the Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award (2015), UMKC Chancellor’s Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching (2015), Bloch Favorite Faculty Member of the Year (2014) at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, and the College of Business Doctoral Teaching Award (2010) at Florida State University. Nathan received a BS in Finance from Kansas State University in 2006 and a PhD in Finance from Florida State University in 2011.

Joseph A. McCahery is Professor of International Economic Law at Tilburg University Law School and TILEC. He was previously Professor of Corporate Governance and Innovation at the University of Amsterdam and Director of the Financial Markets and Regulation MSc, and Finance and Law LLM program at Duisenberg School of Finance. He has held visiting appointments at Auckland University, Columbia University, Leiden University, Rotterdam School of Management, Solvay Business School, and the University of Pennsylvania. His research interest areas include: banking regulation and supervision, corporate finance, financial market regulation, and corporate law and governance. He has published widely in the top finance and law journals and is author and editor of more than ten books, including; Law, Economics and Organization of Alliances and Joint Ventures (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming); Institutional Investor Activism: Hedge Funds and Private Equity, Economics and Regulation (Oxford University Press, 2015); and Corporate Governance of Non-listed Companies (Oxford University Press, 2008). He has served as a consultant to publicly traded firms, governmental agencies, investment companies, and law firms.

William L. Megginson is Professor and Price Chair in Finance at the University of Oklahoma’s Michael F. Price College of Business. He is also the Saudi Aramco Chair Professor in Finance at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Professor Megginson’s research interest has focused in recent years on the privatization of state-owned enterprises, sovereign wealth fund investments, and investment banking principles and practices. His research has been frequently cited in academic and professional publications, and his articles have been downloaded over 53,000 times from the Social Sciences Research Network, while his books and articles have been cited over 15,600 times (according to Google Scholar). He has served as a privatization consultant for the New York Stock Exchange, the OECD, the IMF, the World Federation of Exchanges, and the World Bank.

Ashby H.B. Monk, PhD is the Executive and Research Director of the Stanford Global Projects Center. He is also a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford and a Senior Advisor to the Chief Investment Officer of the University of California. Ashby has a strong track record of academic and industry publications. He was named by aiCIO magazine as one of the most influential academics in the institutional investing (p. xxxiii) world. His research and writing have been featured in The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Institutional Investor, Reuters, Forbes, and on National Public Radio among a variety of other media. His current research focus is on the design and governance of institutional investors, with particular specialization on pension and sovereign wealth funds. He received his Doctorate in Economic Geography at the University of Oxford and holds a Master’s degree in International Economics from the Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Princeton University.

Noel O’Sullivan is Professor of Accounting at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University. His main research interest is corporate governance, including boards of directors, the market for non-executives, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, sovereign wealth funds, and various aspects of auditing. His research has been published in leading journals such as the British Journal of Management, Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Management Reviews, Accounting and Business Research, British Accounting Review, European Economic Review, among others.

Eric Parrado is Superintendent at Superintendency of Banks and Financial Institutions of Chile and Professor of Economics at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. He was the first manager of the Chilean Sovereign Wealth Funds between 2007 and 2010. He was particularly influential in developing and promoting a transparency code for sovereign wealth funds in the world internationally known as the “Santiago Principles.” As a consultant on sovereign wealth fund governance, he has provided advisory services to the governments of Colombia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Panama, and Papua New Guinea. He has a PhD in Economics from New York University.

Hélène Raymond is Professor of Economics at the University of Paris Nanterre. Her research interests cover sovereign wealths funds—on which she has published several papers and book chapters—and, more generally, international finance, crisis contagion, and financial anomalies.

Juliane Reinecke is Professor of International Management and Sustainability at King’s Business School, King’s College London, Visiting Professor at the University of Gothenburg, and member of the Industrial Relations Research Unit and the Global Research Priority in Global Governance (GRP–GG), University of Warwick. She is also Research Fellow at the Center for Social Innovation, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), University of Cambridge, and Fellow at the World Class Research Environment Responsible Business, Copenhagen Business School. She holds a PhD from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

F. Alexander de Roode is Researcher at Robeco’s Investment Research Department where he develops investment portfolio allocation strategies using quantitative methods. In addition, he participates in the design of retirement solutions for institutions and individuals. His other research interests include alternative asset classes, model (p. xxxiv) uncertainty, and corporate finance. He holds a PhD in Financial Econometrics and an LLM in International Business Law from Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

Paul Rose is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Bazler Designated Professor in Business Law. He teaches Business Associations, Comparative Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, Investment Management Law, and Securities Regulation. He has written extensively on sovereign wealth funds, corporate governance, and securities regulation, and he has provided guidance and testimony on these topics to numerous regulators and agencies, including the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; the US Securities and Exchange Commission; the Government Accountability Office; and the Congressional Research Service. He is an affiliate with SovereigNet, a research project at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, a Fellow of the Sovereign Investment Lab, Bocconi University—BAFFI Center on International Markets, Money, and Regulation, and is a non-resident Fellow of the IE—Sovereign Wealth Lab at IE Business School.

Javier Santiso is Professor at IE Business School and Head of the IE—Sovereign Wealth Lab by IE Business School. He studied at HEC, Sciences Po, the the University of Oxford, and Harvard University. He holds MA, MBA and PhD degrees. He is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and in the past has been chief economist for emerging markets at BBVA in Madrid and Indosuez in Paris and Senior Advisor for Amundi and Lazard Frères. He has been also Chief Economist and Director General of the OECD Development Center and Associate Professor at SAIS Johns Hopkins University and ESADE Business School. He has published more than 70 articles and papers and also books with MIT Press, Oxford University Press, and Cambridge University Press, among others.

Di Wang, PhD is Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her PhD in Political Science from Texas A&M University. Her primary field of interest is the political economy of international investment and finance. Her dissertation, Leviathan as Foreign Investor: Evidence from Sovereign Wealth Funds, examines how state ownership affects sovereign wealth fund investment abroad by providing a general theoretical framework and a detailed deal-level analysis. She has published in the International Interactions, World Economics, China and World Economy, Defense Studies, and other outlets.

Piotr Wiśniewski, PhD is Associate Professor at the Institute of Finance of the Warsaw School of Economics (Poland). His interests in sovereign wealth funds focus on their performance metrics, their transparency, and the funds’ activity in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Piotr brings over two decades of executive experience in the European financial services industry as well as chartered membership of the (British) Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

Geoffrey Wood is Dean and Professor of International Business at Essex Business School. Previously he was Professor of International Business at Warwick Business (p. xxxv) School, UK. He has authored/co-authored/edited 16 books, and over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Previously he was Professor of International Business at Warwick Business School, UK. He holds honorary positions at Griffith and Monash Universities in Australia, and Witwatersrand and Nelson Mandela Universities in South Africa. His research interests center on the relationship between institutional setting, corporate governance, firm finance, and firm level work and employment relations. Geoffrey is Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Management, the official journal of the British Academy of Management (BAM). He also serves on the BAM. Council. He is also Editor of the ABS Journal Ranking list. He has had numerous research grants, including funding councils (e.g. ESRC), government departments (e.g. US Department of Labor; UK Department of Works and Pensions), charities (e.g. Nuffield Foundation), the labor movement (e.g. the ITF) and the European Union.

Mike Wright is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Founding Director of the Center for Management Buyout Research at Imperial College Business School, Visiting Professor at ETH Zurich, and Fellow of the British Academy. He pioneered research on management buyouts and his current research focuses on entrepreneurial finance (especially private equity, venture capital, business angels and accelerators), as well as entrepreneurial ownership mobility (especially habitual entrepreneurs, returnee entrepreneurs, academic entrepreneurs, and family firms). His books and articles have been cited over 40,000 times (according to Google Scholar). His recent books include The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance (Oxford University Press, 2013) and The Habitual Entrepreneur Phenomenon (Routledge, 2016). He is an Editor of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives and Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship. He is a member of the British Venture Capital and Private Equity Association research committee.

Xu Yi-chong is Professor at the School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Australia. He is the author of The Sinews of Power (Harvard University Press, 2016), The Politics of Nuclear Energy in China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010); Electricity Reform in China, India and Russia (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2004); Powering China (Ashgate, Dartmouth, 2002); co-author of Inside the World Bank (with P. Weller, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and The Governance of World Trade, (with P. Weller, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2004); and editor of The Politics of International Organizations (with P. Weller 2015), The Political Economy of State-owned Enterprises in China and India (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and Nuclear Energy Development in Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and co-editor (with G. Bahgat) of The Political Economy of Sovereign Wealth Funds (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). All the projects were supported by research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Australian Research Council (ARC).

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