Taïeb Hafsi is a Full Professor of strategic management at HEC Montréal is the holder of the Walter J. Somers Chair in International Strategic Management. He holds an MS in Management from the Sloan School of management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. He teaches, mostly using the case method, various topics related to business policy and strategic change. In his research he focuses mostly on issues related to managing complex organizations, such as large diversified firms, geographically dispersed organizations, not-for-profit organizations, state-owned firms and governments. He has been awarded several prizes of which the P. Laurin research prize, the 2000 Outstanding teacher award (a once in a career recognition award), and three best article awards in the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences and in Public Administration Review. Professor Hafsi has participated in a number of international programs in China and Africa. He was a faculty member of the Graduate Diploma in Management of the energy sector (DESS) in Chengdu for Sichuan Electric Power Corp. managers, also of HEC Montréal Executive Energy Development Program for China Yangtze Power Company, Sichuan Electric Power Corp., China Guodian Corp. and China Datang Corp.