Ilgaz Arikan received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. Prior to his current position at Kent State University, he taught at Boston University, Georgia State University and at the Ohio State University in MBA, Executive MBA and Executive Education programs. He has authored articles and chapters in academic and professional journals and books on entrepreneurial and established firms' strategies and the choice between initial public offerings, mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures. In additions to his academic work, Arikan does consulting to small and mid-size firms in emerging markets in market entry, creating and sustaining competitive advantages and strategy formulation. He teaches strategic management, international business and entrepreneurship.