Alexander Berman is an Assistant Professor in the department of Management at St. John’s University. He holds a BS from Cornell University, a MBA from Boston University, and a Ph.D. from Temple University. Prior to joining academia, Alexander spent over 10 years in the financial services industry, working as a member of portfolio management teams at Goldman Sachs and at Barings. Alexander is also a founder of BAIS Enterprise, a Registered Investment Advisory firm in New York. Alexander studies entrepreneurship and innovation with a focus on context-specific processes. His research examines the roles of government policy and technological innovation in the formation and sustainability of firms. He also evaluates how linguistic, cultural, cognitive, and geographic contexts relate to consumer behavior, innovation processes, and entrepreneurial outcomes. His research is published in leading academic journals, such as Regional Studies, Journal of International Management, and Review of Managerial Science.