Sjoerd Beugelsdijk (PhD Tilburg University) is a full professor in international business and director of research at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He is an expert on economic globalization and cultural diversity. He has published more than 70 refereed articles and edited special issues in leading journals, such as the Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of Economic Geography. Sjoerd Beugelsdijk has held visiting positions at several universities including University of South Carolina, Copenhagen Business School, Bocconi University, and KU-Leuven. He has served as a head of department and academic director of the undergraduate international business program in Groningen. Dr. Beugelsdijk received over 1 million euros in competitive research grants (Rubicon, Veni, Vidi) of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. He has supervised 11 PhD projects and is the reviewing editor for the Journal of International Business Studies-JIBS (2016-2022). He has edited and co-authored the 2019 government advisory board (Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau) report on ‘Dutch national identity’. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and was awarded the silver medal in 2019 for his contribution to the field of international business. In 2021 he published a popular scientific book ‘De Verdeelde Nederlanden’ on polarization in the Netherlands.