Sedat Aybar is Professor and Head of the Department of Economics and Finance at Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey, where he is also a member of the Executive Board of the African Studies Centre. He has taught, researched and published on a variety of topics, including international economics, banking and finance in economic development, development economics, central bank independence, African economies and Turkey.Shixiong Cheng is Associate Professor of International Economics at the School of Business of Hubei University, China, where he received his PhD in World Economics. His areas of research interest encompass research and development, total-factor productivity growth, and environment and trade. He has published his work in a variety of journals, including Transnational Corporations Review.Hugh Dang is Managing Editor of Transnational Corporations Review, and graduated from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Carleton University, Canada. His current interests and practices relate to Asia-Pacific policy studies and international policy, globalization and development, and transnational corporations and investment issues. He has jointly worked on a large number of publications, including Promise, Problems and Prospects: Agri-Biotech Governance in China, India and Japan (2017).Andreja Jaklič is Professor and Research Fellow at the Centre of International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where she received a PhD in International Business and International Economics in 2004. Her research focuses on internationalization, foreign direct investment, foreign entry strategy, and multinational enterprises. Her consultancy to international organizations includes the European Commission, UNCTAD and the OECD, as well as national governmental agencies. Jian Lu is Professor and Assistant Dean in the School of International Business at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China. He has led and participated in several research programs, including the National Social Science Fund Project and the Sichuan Social Science Fund Major Project.