Niron Hashai is a Professor at the Arison School of Business, the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel. Professor Hashai obtained his BSc in Computer Sciences from the Technion and his MBA and PhD from Tel Aviv University. His research interests include: theory of the multinational corporation, technological innovation, diversification, and growth patterns of high technology firms. His research was published in top strategy, management, international business and innovation journals, including: Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Research Policy, Strategic Management Journal and Strategy Science. Professor Hashai serves on the boards of the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, and the Global Strategy Journal, among others. Before joining the Interdisciplinary Center Professor Hashai has been a tenured faculty member at the School of Business Administration of the Hebrew University, where he has also served as: Vice Dean, Head of the Asper Center for Entrepreneurship, Head of the Strategy and Entrepreneurship area, the Academic Director of the EMBA program and held the Albertson-Waltuch Chair in Business Administration. Professor Hashai is also a visiting Professor at New York University, the University of Manchester, and an associate member at the John H. Dunning Research Centre, University of Reading. He previously was the Startup Nation visiting fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, the University of Oxford, and the Peter J. Buckley International Visiting Fellow at Leeds University Business School. Professor Hashai was a co-founder of the Hebrew University entrepreneurship center and the Israel Strategy Conference (ISC). Professor Hashai was co-chair of the 2014 SMS special conference in Tel Aviv.