Masaaki KotabeAffiliation: Waseda University and University of Hawaii at Manoa

Bio: Masaaki Kotabe has a joint appointment at the School of Commerce at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan and at the Shidler College of Business at University of Hawaii at Manoa in the United States.  Previously, he held the Washburn Chair Professorship at the Fox School of Business at Temple University in 1998-2021, and the Ambassador Edward Clark Centennial Endowed Fellow and Professorship in Marketing and International Business at the University of Texas at Austin in 1990-98. Dr. Kotabe also served as President of the Academy of International Business in 2016-17.

Dr. Kotabe received his Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business at Michigan State University.  Dr. Kotabe has taught international marketing, global sourcing strategy (R&D, manufacturing, and marketing interfaces) at the undergraduate and MBA levels and theories of international business at the Ph.D. level, among others.  He has lectured widely at various business schools in more than 20 countries around the world. For his research, he has worked closely with leading companies such as AT&T, Kohler, NEC, Nissan, Philips, Sony, and Seven&i Holdings (parent of 7-Eleven stores), and served as advisor to the United Nations’ and World Trade Organization’s Executive Forum on National Export Strategies.

Dr. Kotabe has written more than 150 scholarly publications, with well over 20,000 Google Scholar citations. His research work has appeared in such journals as the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Marketing.  His books include Global Sourcing Strategy: R&D, Manufacturing, Marketing Interfaces (1992), Japanese Distribution System (with Michael R. Czinkota, 1993), Anticompetitive Practices in Japan (with Kent W. Wheiler, 1996), MERCOSUR and Beyond (1996), Market Revolution in Latin America:  Beyond Mexico (with Ricardo Leal, 2001), Emerging Issues in International Business Research (with Preet Aulakh, 2002), Global Supply Chain Management (with Michael J. Mol, 2006), SAGE Handbook of International Marketing (with Kristiaan Helsen, 2009), and Global Marketing Management, 8th ed. (with Kristiaan Helsen, 2020), among others.

Dr. Kotabe served as the Editor of the Journal of International Management for 17 years from 2002 to 2019, and also serves / has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of International Marketing, the Journal of World Business, and the Journal of Business Research, among others.

Dr. Kotabe was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business in 1998 and a Fellow of the Japan Academy of International Business Studies in 2017, for his significant contribution to international business research and education.  He is the recipient of the 2002 Musser Award for Excellence in Research and the 2021 Fox School Lifetime Achievement Award at Temple University.  He has been recognized as one of the most prolific and influential researchers in international business / marketing / strategic management in a number of circles.  Most recently, he received a Gold Medalist award from the Academy of International Business as one of the most published researchers in the world over the Past 50 Years in the Journal of International Business Studies in 2019.

Last Updated: June 2021