Rian Drogendijk is a Professor of International Business at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands and an associated researcher at the Department of Business Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research interests include the internationalization processes of firms, knowledge transfer and communication in multinationals, and concepts and measurements of culture and distance and their effects on international strategies of firms. Rian's work has been published in journals like the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, International Business Review and Management International Review. She is a member on the editorial review boards of JIBS, the Africa Journal of Management, and Long Range Planning and regularly reviews for other journals in the domains of Global Strategy. As President of the European International Business Academy, she organized EIBA’s successful 40th Annual Conference in Uppsala, Sweden, in 2014. At SMS, Rian is part of the leadership in the Global Strategy interest group.