Short biography

Ali Taleb is Associate Professor of Strategy and Global Management at MacEwan School of Business based in Edmonton, Alberta, 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 (especially Africa) and non-market strategies (especially Corporate Diplomacy, Corporate Citizenship, and Sustainability). His research has been published in research journals, in research books, and as case studies. Dr. Taleb has received the 2018 Emerald Literati Award for Outstanding Author Contribution. He has also been recognized as a Best Seller Case Author by Ivey Publishing in October 2018. He frequently presents his ongoing research in major international conferences such as the Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, European Group for Organization Studies, North American Case Research Association, and Strategic Management Society.

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 Africa, Europe and North America. His formal education includes 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 7, France).

Updated: October 2018