Slimane ED-DAFALI, PhD is an Associate Professor of Management at the National School of Commerce and Management (ENCG), Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco, where he conducts teaching and research activities. His current research is focused on venture capital investments, entrepreneurship, Innovation, knowledge management strategy, SME financing and corporate governance. He contributed to different research projects with various scholars and universities. He is also a member of the International Academic Association of Governance (AAIG). Dr. ED-DAFALI also serves as a referee for several international journals.