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Alfredo Jimenez, KEDGE professor among the top 40 MBA professors under 40 le 07/05/2021

Alfredo Jimenez, a professor at KEDGE since 2015, has been named one of the top 40 young MBA professors for the impact and prolixity of his research

An international competition

Each year Poets&Quants publishes its ranking of the 40 best MBA professors under 40 years old. To enter the competition, you must:

  • Be 39 years old before 30/06/2021
  • Be a full-time professor in an MBA programme
  • Applications can be submitted by students, graduates, peers or members of the administration
  • Unsolicited applications are also encouraged

The best professors are those who are recognised on a number of counts:

  • First, they must have a real impact on their students
  • Have a recognised influence as an impact on public policy
  • Have a recognised impact in their field of research
  • Hold various prestigious awards or nominations throughout their career
  • Have a unique and recognised pedagogy
  • Have an excellent professional reputation

A real distinction

With more than 1500 citations on Google Scholar, Alfredo Jimenez, a professor in international business and finance, is considered one of the most promising young professors in his field.

On this occasion, he was given an extensive interview about his life as a teacher of MBA students. He talked about what drove him to this career, what he is passionate about as a teacher, what he is passionate about in terms of research and what characterises his teaching style. He is known for his experiential learning method. He also shared his enthusiasm for teaching an MBA audience, as the students come from very diverse backgrounds and the exchanges are very rich.

He then revealed himself personally by talking about his passion for travel and quoting his favourite novelists: Arturo Pérez-Reverte and Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

Finally, he returned to more global issues, such as the business school of the future and a commitment by large companies to reduce inequality and encourage inclusiveness.

In conclusion, various people who have worked with him in his professional environment testify to his involvement as a teacher and the impact of his research in his field.

"Alfredo is a very dedicated professor, who is always trying to help students. He gives students great advice, not just about the class contents, but also about career options. He really cares about students. He also goes to important conferences to present his research.

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More about Alfredo Jimenez


Alfredo Jiménez holds a master's degree in applied research in business administration and a doctorate in business management. He is currently a professor at KEDGE Business School.

His research interests focus on the process and success factors in the internationalisation strategy of companies.

Alfredo also works on the management of virtual and multicultural teams.

He has published articles in international journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business and International Business Review and Harvard Business Review.

In addition, he has been a visiting professor at several institutions in Norway, Denmark, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Italy, Ecuador and Mexico.

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