Levent Altinay is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and the Editor-in-Chief of The Service Industries Journal (SSCI indexed). Altinays research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategic alliances and international business. Using primarily qualitative methods as well as mixed methods, he is particularly interested in how entrepreneurs start up and develop their businesses and how firms establish partnerships internationally. He is a visiting Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Department of Business Studies and Environment, University of Piemonte Orientale, Cagliari University, Italy, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey and The L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan. Altinay was a member of the Business & Economics Panel in Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2014 in Hong Kong.
He sits on the editorial boards of more than 12 journals, including Journal of Business Research, Journal of Services Marketing, and Management Decision. He is the Associate Editor, Europe, for Journal of Service Theory and Practice JSTP and International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. He has also chaired/co-chaired six international conferences and has also co-authored of four books including research methods, entrepreneurship and strategic management text books.