Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Responsible Management, and Sustainable Economic Development.

Editorial & Advisory Board

The editorial board of the CGBP sets the editorial policy and its direction. The editorial board with support and advice of the advisory board of the CGBP will enhance the journal quality. The academic credentials of the editorial board and the advisory board constitute of professors from well-known institutions of higher education, who have had many years of academic and professional experiences.

The Advisory Board of CGBP represent different nationalities, therefore, making it a truly international organization. The CGBP’s advisory board comprises of accomplished experts offering innovative advice and dynamic perspectives. The diverse range of knowledge(s), skills and abilities of the Members of the Board are receptive to the ‘culture of accepting outside ideas’. In general, the board tends to have multiple labels, flexible structures, and different focus who all aspire towards a single goal of the organization. The board aligns with common interests in active participation, shared mission, and direct influence on students, faculty, and other board members.

Our Editorial Board

Dr. Maling Ebrahimpour is Dean of the College of Business and the Alfred J. Verrecchia-Hasbro Leadership Chair at the University of Rhode Island. Prior to URI, he served as the Dean of the College of Business at the University of South Florida Saint Petersburg. Under his leadership there the newly established Entrepreneurship Program (2013) was ranked as Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program by USASBE. Professor Ebrahimpour has taught, lectured, and presented on various business related topics in universities and conferences around the globe in countries such as France, Germany, Russia, India, Brazil, Dubai, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, and Japan.

Dr. Ebrahimpour has served or serving as a board member, advisor, or an officer in various organizations such as Decision Sciences Institute, Evergreen Living Services, Heaven Dropt, AACSB International, Florida Holocaust Museum, CASA, and SAVVY CARD, to name a few. He was the first person in the State of Rhode Island selected as an evaluator for the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the first person inducted to the Rhode Island Quality Hall of Fame.

Dr. Ebrahimpour is the recipient of various awards and honors, including the International Shingo Prize in Manufacturing Research. Dean Ebrahimpour is an experienced scholar in global business where his research work has appeared in top tier international journals such as Supply Chain Management: An International Journal; International Journal of Operations and Production Management; International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration; International Journal of Services and Operations Management; International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management; European Management Journal, International Journal of Production Economics; and Management International Review.

Professor of Management and Economics at Bentley University specializes in economic development and international business. Serving as Associate Provost for International Relations at Bentley, he developed a unique understanding of the needs for books that enrich economic development through entrepreneurship. Dr. Asgary has led a few successful entrepreneurial economic development projects (some with his students) in El Sauce, Nicaragua and Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Iran, and the United States. His extensive publication record, teaching, and practical experiences in public and private sector enrich this proposed manuscript.

Asgary is the President of the CYRUS Institute of Knowledge (CIK) focuses upon business development, sustainability, and economic development. CIK ( activities include an annual international conference, executive training and research/consulting initiatives. Serving in this role provides Asgary with insights and experiences that provide his writing with a breadth and timely focus that, otherwise, would be impossible.

Dr. Tagi Sagafi-nejad is an ex-editor of the International Trade Journal and formerly the Radcliffe Killam Distinguished Professor of International Business, and Director of the Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade. Dr. Saghafi-nejad is well-known internationally and has outstanding credentials to develop The Cyrus Chronicle Journal into a high-quality publication. He will be assisted by an editorial board consisting of distinguished members from world-class institutions of higher learning, practice, and industry.

Alf H. Walle has moved between assignments as a consultant and as a college professor. Walle specializes in qualitative methods in marketing and consumer research and translates the techniques and perspectives of the humanities in ways that serve marketing scholars and practitioners. Although he continues to work within the context of business, he publishes in other fields such as folklore, popular culture, and literary criticism. His previous Quorum books are Qualitative Research in Intelligence and Marketing and Rethinking Marketing (both 2000)

Dr. Kaveh Moghaddam is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management and International Business at University of Houston- Victoria (UHV). His primary research interests are Transnational Entrepreneurship and Internationalization Strategies of Emerging Market Firms. He has published his research in several academic journals including Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of International Management, and International Business Review.

Prior to pursuing his academic career, Dr. Moghaddam spent several years designing and implementing strategic planning and performance management programs in several international companies in the auto and engineering/construction industries. In addition, he served as a management consultant providing management education for several public and private firms.

Dr. Moghaddam has been involved in several professional organizations and has served as a reviewer and session chair for Academy of Management and Academy of International Business. Since 2016, he has been serving as one of the track chairs of the Academy of International Business Southeast Chapter conference. He is currently serving on the Journal of International Management editorial board. He has received several awards including 2017 UHV Research and Scholarly Activity Excellence Award and 2015 Bloomberg Businessweek UHV Teaching Award.

Dr. Dina Frutos-Bencze is Associate Professor of International Business at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. Dr. Frutos-Bencze has professional experience as Human Resources Manager and Training and Development Manager in Europe and the US. In addition to corporate experience, Dr. Frutos-Bencze was the Associate Dean of Online Business Programs at Southern New Hampshire University-COCE, in Manchester, NH.

Dr. Frutos-Bencze has published several peer reviewed articles and chapters in journals such as Critical Perspectives on International Business, the International Trade Journal, the International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, Applied Economic Letters, Advances in Sustainability and Environmental Justice, and IGI-Global. Her most recent research has been about internationalization family business groups, monetary policy impact on renewable energy production in Latin America, applications of system dynamics modeling to international business, as well as exploring social innovation and entrepreneurship issues in developing countries. Dr.Frutos-Bencze is fluent in English, Spanish and Czech. Dr. Frutos-Bencze received her MS in Chemistry at the University of New Mexico, MBA at Oxford Brookes, UK, and her Ph. D. in International Business at Southern New Hampshire University.

Mazdak Asgary is responsible for all operational and revenue-generating aspects of CYRUS. He oversees new client development, client service delivery, operations, strategy, and white paper development. Mazdak’s breadth and depth of experience as a general manager have brought significant project management and operational discipline to CYRUS while improving revenue year-over-year. Mazdak has prior experience in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice and at State Street Corporation, in addition to multiple entrepreneurial ventures he’s developed. Mazdak has his undergraduate and MBA degrees from Cornell University, where he was a Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow, a full scholarship fellowship granted to individuals with excellence in academics, leadership, and community service. Mazdak loves to travel and his role at CYRUS allows him to do that; he has visited all inhabitable 6 continents and has been awarded Delta Air Lines’ ‘Continent Conqueror’ award for visiting all 6 continents in one year.

Editorial Advisory Board Members:

Dr. Etebari is Professor of Finance and Co-Chair of the Atkins Strategic Investment Center at the University of New Hampshire (UNH)’s Peter T. Paul College, Durham, USA. He has been at UNH since 1980 and served as chair of the Accounting and Finance Department from 1995-2013. He has also held visiting positions at Bond University in Australia, Otago University, Canterbury University and Waikato University in New Zealand, University of Tehran, Iran, and University of Massachusetts-Lowell. He is currently Executive Director and Past President of Northeast Business and Economics Association.

Dr. Etebari’s teaching and research interests are in corporate finance and investments. He has published in national and international professional journals, including Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Global Finance Journal, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, and Managerial Finance. Currently he serves on editorial boards of Investment Management and Financial Innovations, Cyrus Chronicle Journal, Journal of Management Analysis (Revista Gestão em Análise – ReGeA) and Journal of Business and Projects (Revista de Gestão e Projetos – GeP); and as an ad-hoc reviewer for several finance journals. He is a member of iCapital’s Investment Committee.

Dean of Graduate School of Management at Uninove University. Professor of Management, Evaluation of Graduate Program and Entrepreneurship at Uninove. He participated in the preparation of proposals for the development of new Master’s and Doctorate Programs in the areas of Administration, accounting, economy, tourism, Education, Engineering, Law and Health Care. Since 1999, it has given stand the Graduate programs highlighting Programs in Masters and Doctorate of Uninove University and the University of Sao Paulo – USP.

In 2013 started the project of the first Master in Entrepreneurship in Brazil at University of Sao Paulo. Additionally, he has been helping to create and develop scientific journals in the Open Journal System – OJS. He consults to the CAPES, Brazilian Agency that is in charge to develop and Evaluate Graduate Programs. In 2014, he was Member of Organizing the International Academy of Management and Business Committee – IAMB, chapter Brazil. He has developed Executive Education courses for Uninove University students in the United States, Germany, France, Portugal, and China in the areas of Strategy, Innovation, Project Management and Entrepreneurship.

Gibbons Research Professor of Finance, Founding Director, The Hughey Center for Financial Services. Research interests include international finance, international investment, financial liberalization in emerging economies, and time-series modeling. Has articles published or forthcoming in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Financial Engineering, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Applied Financial Economics, Real Estate Review, Journal of Futures Markets, Open Economies Review, Pacific-Basin Capital Markets Research, Review of Research in Banking and Finance, Binational Fulbright Working Paper Series, the Chicago Board of Trade Working Paper Series, and Columbia University Working Paper Series. Has received awards and grants from Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), Binational Fulbright Commission, Bentley College, Columbia University, and the Asian Development Bank. Previously taught at Texas A&M University.