Yaakov Weber, Ph.D. is a professor of management at the School of Business Administration, College of Management, Rishon Lezion, Israel, and president of the strategic management consulting firm Strategy, Implementation, Results. He has practiced as a strategic management consultant for more than 25 years and has assisted executives of numerous companies in successfully managing various stages of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, including planning, negotiation, and integration. He lectures at various universities in the United States, Western and Eastern Europe, and China, in graduate schools of business administration as well as executive programs. He has conducted numerous workshops to top executives in many countries. Dr. Weber’s studies have been published in top international academic and practitioner journals, and his papers have received more than 2,000 citations in leading journals and books. He is the winner of the 2010 Outstanding Author Contribution Award. Professor Weber is co-founder and co-president of the EuroMed Research Business Institute (www.emrbi.com), the EuroMed Academy of Business, and the EuroMed Research Centre. EMRBI performs a variety of international academic and business activities (conferences, business research, teaching, training programs, and so on) that involve businesses and consultants in, and related to, the EuroMed region.
Shlomo Y. Tarba, Ph.D. is a lecturer in Strategic Management and Global Strategic Partnerships at the Management School, The University of Sheffield, UK. He received his Ph.D. from Ben-Gurion University and master’s degree in biotechnology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His research papers has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Perspectives, International Studies of Management & Organization, Thunderbird International Business Review, International Journal of Cross- Cultural Management, Human Resource Management Review, Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, and others. Dr. Tarba has served as a guest editor for the special issues on Strategic Agility at California Management Review; Organizational Ambidexterity at Human Resource Management; Maturing Born-Global Knowledge Intensive Firms at Management International Review; Emotions, Culture, and Stress in the Interorganizational Encounters at International Business Review; and others. He was granted the 2010 Outstanding Author Contribution Award by Emerald Publishing. His consulting experience includes biotechnological and telecom companies, as well as industry associations such as The Israeli Rubber and Plastic Industry Association and The U.S.–Israel Chamber of Commerce.
Christina Öberg, Ph.D. is an associate professor at the Department of Industrial Management and Logistics, Lund University. She currently conducts research at the Centre for Innovation and Service Research, University of Exeter. She received her Ph.D. in industrial marketing from Linköping University. She has an industry background in which she held such positions as financial manager and head accountant. Her research interests include mergers and acquisitions, brands and identities, customer relationships, and innovation management. She has previously been published in journals such as Journal of Business Research, Construction Management and Economics, International Journal of Innovation Management, European Journal of Marketing, The Service Industries Journal, Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing, Scandinavian Journal of Management, Thunderbird International Business Review, and Industrial Marketing Management.