Patrick Woodcock is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and International Business at the University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management. He has also been a visiting Professor at the University of Wakato in New Zealand and Ivey School of Business in London. His research, which is on joint ventures and acquisitions, has been published in a number of journals and has won several national and international awards including two ASAC awards for best business policy paper, Canadian Exporter’s Association Award for Research Excellence in International Trade, and Academy of Management Barry Richard Dissertation Award. Prior to entering academia, Patrick worked for many years in the merger and acquisition field with Steetley Plc. and Holderbank (US) Inc.