Welcome to
XIII Iberian International Business Conference

19 - 21 October 2017
ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

Keynote Speakers

Jean-François Hennart

Jean-François Hennart Keynote Speaker

"Emerging Markets Multinationals and Theories of the Multinational Enterprise"

Jean-François Hennart is the extramural fellow at Tilburg University CentER. His research focuses on the comparative study of international economic institutions such as multinational firms from both developed and emerging countries, born globals, joint ventures and hybrids, modes of foreign market entry and the internationalisation of family firms. His A Theory of Multinational Enterprise (1982) pioneered the application of transaction cost theory to international business. He is a consulting editor for the Journal of International Business Studies, a fellow of the Academy of International Business and the European International Business Academy, and he holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Vaasa, Finland. In 2012, the International Management Division of the Academy of Management named him the Booz & Company/Strategy + Business Eminent Scholar in International Management. His highly-cited work has been published in the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal and other top journals.