Matthias Brauer is Professor of Strategic and International Management at the University of Mannheim. His primary area of expertise is on issues of corporate strategy (i.e., acquisitions, divestitures, downsizing) and governance. Recent manuscripts on these research topics have appeared or are forthcoming, in leading international journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, Journal of Management and Governance, and Corporate Governance: An International Review. For his research activities, he was awarded several national and international distinctions by various institutions such as the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, the Latsis Foundation or the University of St. Gallen. Aside from his research activities, Matthias Brauer functions as an instructor and coach for several multinational companies in the automotive, financial services, healthcare and utilities industries. For his training and teaching activities, he received several distinctions such as the MBA Best Lecturer Award of the University of St. Gallen (2011, 2012).