Short biography

Ali Taleb is a full-time continuing (tenured) assistant professor at MacEwan School of Business based in Edmonton, Canada. His teaching and research interests cover the areas of corporate strategy, international management, critical thinking, and business ethics. Before joining MacEwan, he has taught business policy, corporate strategy, and international business at Concordia University, HEC Montreal, and McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Besides teaching, Dr. Taleb studies how firms internationalize and compete globally with current focus on emerging markets and the role of informal institutions in fostering or hindering economic activity. His research has been presented in major international conferences (Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, European Group for Organization Studies, North American Case Research Association, and Strategic Management Society) and published in scholarly outlets (Ivey Publishing) and trade books (Routledge). His recent book, which he co-edited with two colleagues, focuses on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in emerging markets.

Professor Taleb’s research work and teaching philosophy are rooted in many years of practical business experience in senior management capacity as well as in management consultancy across Europe and North America. His formal education included a PhD in international and strategic management (HEC Montreal, Canada), an MBA in general management (Ivey Business School, Canada), and an MSc in Telematics (University of Paris, France).

Updated: March 2015