academic council


Romeo, Professor: International Entrepreneurship and Organization Theory, at Aalborg University Business School, Denmark, is the founder and leader of TBRP. He is interested in cross-disciplinary theory building in the areas of new sector emergence in developing and developed markets; de-internationalization; and international entrepreneurship. He holds MSc and PhD from Strathclyde University in the UK and diploma of mechanical engineer from the Air Force Engineering Military Academy, Riga, Latvia... learn more.



Petri is senior research fellow, adjunct professor, and the leader of Futuralis research group at Oulu Business School, University of Oulu, Martti Ahtisaari Institute, Finland. His research interests lie in how innovation and technological change affect international business creation, transformation, and strategies in highly technology and software-intensive business domains. He has over 170 publications and works actively in national and international research projects... learn more.



Svante Andersson is Professor in Business Administration at Halmstad University. His areas of research include marketing, entrepreneurship and international business He is on the editorial board of Journal of International Entrepreneurship and has published in Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Marketing, International Marketing Review, European Journal of Marketing and Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. He has extensive international experience as export manager... learn more.



Nikhilesh is Professor Emeritus, University of Rhode Island  and founding co-editor of Markets, Globalization & Development Review (MGDR). He was a president of International the Society of Markets & Development. He is a core member of the Theory Building Research Program at Aalborg University. Nikhilesh's current research focuses on global social and cultural aspects of new media, sentient technologies, and socioeconomic transformations... learn more.



Andy is a Fellow of the Grounded Theory Institute in California. He holds an MBA from Aston University in Birmingham UK as well as a PhD from Glasgow University Scotland. For the past 20 years Andy has had a close working relationship with the co-originator of the Grounded Theory method Dr. Barney Glaser. Andy is still very active in PhD research supervision... learn more.



Niall G. MacKenzie FRSA is Director of Accreditations in the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. Prior to re-joining the University, he worked at the universities of Cambridge, Wales and Strathclyde in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation. His research has been published in the Harvard Business History Review, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Business History, Small Business Economics, Asia Pacific Journal of Management and Regional Studies, amongst others... learn more.



Profiled by Guardian Newspapers as one of the UK’s top social entrepreneurs, Chris is an innovative leader, widely experienced in public and voluntary sectors. He is particularly interested in disruption, scale, replication and impact. Between 2007 and 2017 Chris led the Trussell Trust through its transition from a small NGO to a multi award winning national organisation that pioneered social franchising. Chris has worked with the highest levels of government both in the UK and the EU... learn more.



John Reilly is a Higher Education consultant with wide European and International experience in Higher Education and a member of the UK Bologna Experts team, having full understanding of the Bologna process and the European Commission modernization agenda. He was awarded the MBE for services to Higher Education and the ERASMUS programme in the U.K. New Year Honours 2002. Dr. Reilly was appointed as Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Government in December 2004... learn more.