Invited Speakers' Biographies

Professor S. Tamer Cavusgil serves as Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair of International Business at Georgia State University, Atlanta. It is a great honor and privilege to welcome S. Tamer Cavusgil as a keynote speaker at the 23rd McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference. Over the past four decades, S. Tamer Cavusgil has been a hugely influential scholar in developing the fields of international business and international entrepreneurship. In particular, he was the initiator of the Born Global Research which has become extremely influential. Professor S. Tamer Cavusgil has been the leading figure in the creation of scholarly infrastructure with a lasting impact. In addition to his much cited and influential academic work and many other contributions, he is the founding editor of the Journal of International Marketing and co-founder of the Consortium for International Marketing Research (CIMaR) which has spurred numerous cross-border research projects that have been published in highly recognized journals.


Léo-Paul DANA is Professor at Montpellier Business School and a member of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Chair, of LabEx Entrepreneurship, at the University of Montpellier, in France. It is a great honor and privilege welcome Léo-Paul DANA as a keynote speaker at the 23rd McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference. He delivered a keynote at the first McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference in 1998, and hosted the second, at the Goodwood Park, in Singapore.   He was co-founder of the Journal of International Entrepreneurship, and has published in a variety of leading journals including:
(i) Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice;
(ii) International Small Business Journal;
(iii) Journal of Small Business Management; 
(iv) Journal of World Business; and
(v) Small Business Economics.