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Sid Gray

 Sid Gray is Professor of International Business at the University of Sydney. He is  currently Chair of the International Business group and was formerly Head of  the School of Business.  He has a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree  from the University of Sydney and a PhD from the University of Lancaster.  His  research interests include internationalization processes and business  performance, the effectiveness of cross-cultural and expatriate management,  the global convergence of accounting standards, and international corporate  governance and transparency. He is the author/co-author of more than 200  publications including papers in leading journals such as Journal of International  Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Management International Review,  International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Relations, and  Journal of Accounting Research.  He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting based at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Sid was formerly a Professor at the Universities of Glasgow, Warwick, and New South Wales and has also been a visiting professor at many schools including the University of Amsterdam, Stockholm School of Economics, National University of Singapore, University of Malaya, Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan and the University of Hawaii. Prior to academe, Sid’s business experience included several years as a manager with a British trading company in the UK and India.  Sid is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Sandra Seno-Alday

 Sandra Seno-Alday is a Lecturer in the Discipline of International Business at the  University of Sydney.  For 15 years, she was a business development  consultant for a variety of medium to large organisations from a broad  spectrum of industries, providing strategic research and organisation  development solutions.  Notably, she has served as a consultant for research  and business development to public private partnerships and government  agencies. Her consulting experience includes assisting private enterprises in  international expansion and international business development.  Sandra has  also been teaching in management and international business for more than 10  years, specialising in strategy, organisation development, competitive intelligence and risk.  Her current research interests are on the impact of business internationalisation on performance; the internationalisation of higher education; and on strategies for higher education institutions and industry to collaborate to develop a global workforce.  She has published in leading international business journals such as the Journal of International Management and the European Management Journal.

Catherine Welch 

 Catherine Welch is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of International  Business at the University of Sydney. She teaches in the Master of  International Business offered by the University of Sydney Business School,  including a course on export management which is delivered with input from  the Export Council of Australia.  Her research interests currently centre on  internationalisation processes of the firm and qualitative research  methodology.  Most recently she was a chief investigator for a project on  the internationalisation of high-tech Australian start-ups which was funded by  Merck & Co Inc. Catherine publishes regularly in the leading journals in her  field, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World  Business and Management International Review. She is on the editorial board  of a number of international journals and is an active member of academic associations in her field. She is currently Vice-President of the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy, a board member of the European International Business Academy and a member of the Research Committee of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management.

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