Nikola Zivlak

Associate Professor of Innovation Management and International Business

Deputy Director for Undergraduate/Graduate Programs emlyon business school Asia

My main professional and research interests are Innovation Management, International Business, Business in Emerging Markets, as well as Engineering Management with a very strong focus on Asia and Europe. I am already based in China for over a decade, and my mission is to combine my knowledge and experiences from both continents to contribute in cross-border entrepreneurial projects and international innovation. On the top of my academic work, I also possess practical experience as a consultant and an executive trainer working within multinational teams and with students from over 100 countries.


    Innovation Management, International Business, Belt and Road Initiative, Emerging Markets, Engineering Management, Strategic Management.


    2017 – present Foreign Consultant CASME (China Association of Small and Medium Enterprises)

    2015 – present Member 17+1 Think Tanks Network, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

    2014 – present Member UACES Collaborative Research Network on EU-China Relations

    2016 – present Member The Central and Eastern European Center for Asian Studies (CEECAS)

    2007 – present Member ESTIEM Alumni


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