Ronaldo Parente is the Ryder Eminent Scholar Fellow and Professor of Strategy and International Business at Florida International University. Dr. Parente is also a visiting scholar at Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV-EBAPE) in Brazil. His research focus is on the overlap between strategy and international management, with special attention on emerging economies, strategic decisions with regard to innovation ecosystems, the sharing economy, knowledge transfer, global supply chains, and multinationals’ internationalization strategies in the context of platform business and digital industries. Dr. Parente's research has appeared in many leading academic journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Knowledge Management, and Industrial and Corporate Change, among others. Dr. Parente is a senior editor for the International Journal of Emerging Markets and an associate editor for the Cross-Cultural Strategic Management Journal. He also serves on the Editorial Review Board of JIBS, GSJ, TIBR, JWB, and JIM. Dr. Parente served as an elected board member for the European International Business Association (EIBA) for six years. He also served a three-year leadership position with SMS’s Global Strategy Interest Group and is currently serving as chair of the Teaching Community at SMS. Dr. Parente is one of the VPs of the Ibero-American Academy of Management. He chaired and organized two SMS Special Conferences in Brazil: the 2018 SMS Conference in Sao Paulo and the 2011 SMS Conference in Rio de Janeiro. On the professional side, Dr. Parente has more than 25 years of work experience and has worked for, managed, and consulted with several private and public institutions in Brazil, the United States, and Bulgaria. Dr. Parente has experience designing and teaching programs for C-level executives in Brazil, Colombia, and Miami.