Berend Wierenga is a highly respected marketing scholar with a long-standing career in the field. He is Professor of Marketing at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). He also held visiting positions at business schools abroad, including the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and INSEAD (Fontainebleau). His main research areas are marketing decision making, marketing models, and marketing management support systems. He has published widely on these topics in books and in the top journals of the field. Professor Wierenga was the founder of the Department of Marketing Management and Scientific Director of ERIM (Erasmus Research Institute of Management). He has also been actively involved in the European academic marketing scene, especially in EMAC (European Marketing Academy). He was the first Editor of IJRM, the International Journal of Research in Marketing. He was appointed Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau in The Netherlands, and he received the inaugural EMAC Distinguished Marketing Scholar Award, as well as the Ad Fontes Penning of the Erasmus University.
Javier Ordóñez is Full Professor of International Economics at the Jaume I University, where he heads up the Institute of International Economics (IEI). He is president of the Spanish Association of International Economics and Finance (AEEFI). He has taught at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom and has been assistant research professor of Prof. Katarina Juselius at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and has also been a visiting professor at the University of Nottingham, the University of Bologna, the University of Paris 13, the Sapienza University of Rome, the University of Sheffield and the KDI of Public Policy and Management, among others. Professor Ordóñez received a PhD in Economics (cum laude) from Jaume I University, with European Doctorate accreditation. He holds a MSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Warwick, UK. His key research interests are economic integration, time series econometrics, and unemployment, although he has also published papers in the field of energy economics and regional economics. He has published numerous articles in JCR-indexed journals such as Empirical Economics, Economic Modeling, Review of International Economics, Energy Economics, Energy Journal, China Economic Review, International Review of Economics and Finance, Energy, Plos One, Open Economies Review, Empirica, and Regional Studies, among others, and has contributed chapters to books published by MIT University Press, Routledge and Palgrave Macmillan. He has been guest editor of Economic Modeling, The Energy Journal, and the The World Economy and he is editor of Plos One and The Asian Journal of Economics and Finance.