Ricardo Ernst is Professor of Operations and Global Logistics at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and Managing Director of its Global Business Initiative and Latin American Board. He co-directs the Global Logistics Research Program, and one of the courses he teaches is "Global Business in Practice," a capstone course for second-year MBA students at Georgetown University who are preparing for consulting experience abroad. He has received several awards for his teaching, including the Outstanding Teacher Award for his teaching in the International Executive MBA program and the Joseph F. Le Moine Award for Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, and he was honored with one of Business Week Magazine's "Best Professors" awards. Ernst received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the co-author of Global Operations and Logistics (John Wiley & Sons), which includes an innovative framework and series of cases from across the world. He is also a co-editor and co-author of Innovation in Emerging Markets (Palgrave Macmillan) in which the editorial team and contributors examine innovation as national policy, facilitating institutional-level—such as universities, research labs, accelerators and incubators, and business associations—and firm-level innovation. They introduce state-of-the-art thinking on innovation by calling upon the experiences of experts in relevant fields, who provide a deeper understanding of the core issues for any person involved in the private sector, academia, or public policy who is intrigued by the challenge and opportunity of innovating in this dynamic global world. The book’s key point is that emerging markets are where tremendous growth and opportunity reside for the present and future. Ernst has published in over 25 journals, including Management Science, Operations Research, and the Journal of Operations Management.