WILLEM BURGERS is a faculty member at CEIBS, the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai; he also holds the Bayer Chair in Strategy and Marketing. He teaches marketing and strategy both in (E)MBA and in executive education programs, including joint programs with the Harvard Business School and Columbia University in New York. His academic research is in the areas of marketing, strategy, and international business. His publications have appeared in the Strategic Management Journal, the California Management Review, the Journal of Organizational Behavior& Human Decision Processes, and the China Business Review. Burgers has worked for several companies including Philips NV in Holland and Switzerland, and Toledo Scale in the United States. He has consulted with and designed and delivered in-company special executive education programmes for a number of companies, both in China and worldwide, including Kodak, Lufthansa, Novartis, LVMH, BASF, GE, Digital China, Siemens, HP, Nokia, and Lenovo.