Geert Duysters is an economist with a Ph.D. in Economics and Business Administration. After working at the University of Maastricht as subsequently, researcher, assistant professor and associate professor, he is currently employed as a Professorial Fellow at the UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). He is also a part-time full professor of Organization Science at the faculty of Technology Management of the Eindhoven University of Technology.
His academic research mainly concerns international business strategies, innovation strategies, mergers and acquisitions, technology catch up strategies of developing countries, network analytical methods and strategic alliances. He has published over 50 international refereed articles and book chapters. His interest in business strategies and innovation strategies is not only academic, as he worked for several years as a consultant (senior manager) for KPMG Alliances at the international headquarters in Amstelveen (the Netherlands). He also acts as a founding global board member of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP).