About Kazuhiro Asakawa

Kazuhiro (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.  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.  He was elected Vice President Program of AIB in 2021.

Kaz 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 many scholarly journals, including Journal of International Business StudiesJournal of World Business, and Research Policy.

Kaz served as a Track Chair and a Teaching Roundtable Chair at AIB, an AIB Japan Chapter Chair, and a Chair of the Temple AIB Best Paper Award Selection Committee.  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.