Stephan Manning currently works as Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston. After receiving a PhD degree from the School of Business and Economics at Free University Berlin, and before moving to Boston, Stephan worked as Research Associate for the International Offshoring Research Network (ORN) at Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. Stephan's main research interests include: global services sourcing and regional knowledge services clusters; sustainable development and sustainability standards, and coordination of project-based relationships and networks. Stephan has published in major academic journals in his field, such as Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, and Organization Studies. He has done field research in various countries, e.g. Germany, the U.S., Romania, China, and Kenya; and industries, e.g. film production, the automotive industry, the coffee industry, and global business services.