I am an Assistant Professor of International Business at the Ivey Business School. Prior to joining Ivey, I was a postdoctoral fellow and project leader for the Industry 4.0 initiative of the German Federal Ministry (BMBF) and a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and Roland Berger in Berlin, Munich, and Dubai. I have had the opportunity to live and work in Canada, China, Germany, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. This experience is one of the main reasons for my fascination with international business.
My research examines the impact of contextual factors, such as the cultural environment, on multinational enterprise strategies. My work has appeared in Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Harvard Business Review, and has received generous financial support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the German Research Foundation (DFG). I am on the editorial board of the Journal of International Business Studies.
I graduated with a doctoral degree in management from the Technical University of Munich, a Master of Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Science from the Nanyang Technological University, and a bachelor’s degree from the Technical University of Berlin.