Alena Zemplinerova is full time professor at the Anglo-American University Prague and lecturer at the Cevro Insititue. She studied at Princeton University, WWS, worked as adviser to Minister of Privatisation and consultant to the OECD. She coordinated projects within the EU, The World Bank and EBRD and was member of European Council for Small business. She has been lecturing and on study visits in Japan, China, Great Britain and South Africa. Her field is competition policy, industrial organisation, European integration, foreign direct investment and small businesses while focusing on empirical research and policy implications and published numerous scientific articles, books and chapters in the books.