Roy Mersland is professor of International Business and Development and Director of PhD education at the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder, Norway. He has extensive international management, consulting and research experience, particularly in the field of microfinance, from more than 20 countries in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. He has published extensively in high ranked international journals (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Roy_Mersland). He is a member of the research group of the European Microfinance Platform (www.e-mfp.eu) and of the Centre for European Research in Microfinance Universite Libre de Brussels (www.cermi.eu). He is the director of the Centre for Research on Social Enterprises and Microfinance (www.uia.no/cersem).