Karim Elasri is an associate professor in finance at KEDGE Business School and a research fellow at CERGAM, Aix-Marseille Université Research Centre in Management. He holds an Engineer’s degree from Polytech Nancy and a Ph.D. in Economics, Finance and International Business from Aix-Marseille University. He has also spent one year at Chalmers University in Sweden. His field of research concerns international finance, investment strategy, innovation strategy and international business. He has published in Brussels Economic Review, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Revue d'Economie Industrielle and Journal of High Technology Management Research.