Bio: Kaz Asakawa is Professor of Global Innovation Management at Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University, Japan. Kaz received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. from INSEAD, France, his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his BA summa cum laude in Political Economy from Waseda University, Japan. His research interest lies in the areas of global innovation and global R&D management of multinational corporations, cross-border knowledge sourcing and leveraging, subsidiary evolution, and autonomy-control dynamics. His research appeared in many major scholarly journals including Journal of International Business Studies, Global Strategy Journal, and Journal of World Business. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business in 2015. At Keio he was appointed Mitsubishi Chair in 2013. He serves on the AIB Executive Board (as VPP), 2021-2024.
Kaz has served as an Associate Editor of Global Strategy Journal and a Senior Editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Management. He is a consulting editor of Journal of International Management, and he serves on the editorial board of numerous scholarly journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Research Policy, Journal of International Management, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and Journal of Organization Design, among others.
At AIB, Kaz served as a Track Chair, a Teaching Roundtable Chair, an AIB Japan Chapter Chair, and a Chair of the Temple AIB Best Paper Award Selection Committee. He was also a Program Chair for the Asia Academy of Management Conference, a founding member of Industry Studies Association (ISA) in the USA, and a representative-at-large for SMS Global Strategy Interest Group.
In Japan, he served as President of Japan Academy of Multinational Enterprises (AMNE). He was appointed a Faculty Fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan, and a Visiting Government Scholar at the National Research Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) at the Ministry of Education. As an internationally trained IB scholar currently based in Japan, he is committed to bridging the gaps between the Japanese and international academic communities.
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