Nissan Chair for Corporate Strategy and International Competitiveness

Holder: Bruno Cassiman

The Nissan Chair of Corporate Strategy and International Competitiveness develops and promotes research and teaching methods affecting business management from an international perspective and from a general management standpoint.

Its research centers on the study of the interrelationship between the competitiveness of countries and companies.

For nearly 20 years, the Chair, together with the Center for Globalization and Strategy, has been the Spanish member of the Global Competitiveness Report, the annual report of the World Economic Forum.

Research lines

  • The process of globalization. The origins of international competitiveness.
  • Competitiveness and profitability in the Spanish financial sector. The impact of information technology in general, and the internet in particular, on the financial services sector.
  • Integration in merger and acquisition processes.
  • Analysis of competitiveness of sectors, states and regions.

Holder of the Chair

Bruno Cassiman is a professor of Strategic Management. He is holder of the Herman Daems Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Leuven (Belgium). He is the department editor of the Business Strategy department at Management Science and member of the editorial board of Strategic Organization, European Management Review and the Review of Economics and Business. He has been a consultant to the European Commission, and the Belgian, Flemish and Catalan governments on matters of innovation policy.