- ASGARI Behrooz
Degree PhD Industrial Engineering and Management, Tokyo Institute of technology
Master of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of technology
B.Sc., Sharif University of Technology
Research Field Technology Management, Economics of Technological Change, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Operations Research
He completed his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management in the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2002. His research interests are statistical and mathematical modeling, economics of technological change, and industrial /systems engineering. His works have been published in Technovation, Asian Journal of Innovation Technology, and other journals. He is currently teaching production management, operations research and supply chain management. Prior to his appointment at APU, he worked at SolBridge International School of Business, Malaysia University of Science and Technology, and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan.
- BARAI Munim Kumar
Degree Ph.D., Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil), Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
Master of Commerce (M.Com), Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
Bachelor of Commerce, Aligharh Muslim University Higher Secondary School, Jessore Board
Research Field Public Finance, WTO and International Business, Macroeconomics, Financial and Capital Markets, Poverty and Grameen Bank (GB) Model of Microcredit
He completed his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Delhi in 1997 after acquiring his master’s degrees in Finance and International Business. He has received a number of academic awards such as the ICCR Fellowship, UGC Junior and Senior Research Fellowship (India) and JSPS (Japan). As an Asian Scholarship Fellow (ASF) he spent a year in Vietnam studying the role of doi-moi in poverty reduction. He was also a Fulbright Scholar, completing post-doctorate research on US-Mexico trade at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. His research interests include the developments of regional trade, macroeconomic issues and finance. His works have been published in Contemporary South Asia, Finance India, Journal of Comparative Asian Development, Asia Pacific World and many other PRJs. Prior to his appointment at APU in April 2010, he pursued his academic career at three universities in Bangladesh for a total of 12 years. He had a brief stint as the Economic and Political Adviser at the Canadian High Commission in Bangladesh.
- BEISE-ZEE Marian
Degree Dr. (Economics and Business Administration), Technical University of Berlin Research Field Service Management & Marketing, Innovation Marketing, Business Administration
He completed his doctoral degree in Economics from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, in 2001. After graduating he worked for 8 years as a Senior Researcher at the Centre for European Economic Research in Germany. Prior to his appointment at APU, he was an Associate Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and a Research Associate at City University of Hong Kong. His current research interests are service quality and innovation in the health care industry. His work has been published in Organization Studies, Research Policy, Ecological Economics, Small Business Economics and many other PRJs. He is a member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marketing and the International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management.
- CHEN Shu-Ching
Degree Doctor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide
Master of Science, University of Stirling
Research Field Marketing and Management
She completed her Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Adelaide, Australia, in 2003. Her primary research interests are service marketing, with a focus on customer-employee interactions, customer experience, customer loyalty and e-loyalty, customer value, market orientation, and branding. Her work has been published in the Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Services Marketing, The Service Industries Journal, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Service, and other PRJs. She is also a regular contributor at several well-known international conferences such as the AMA Educators Conference, Frontiers in Service, AMS, EMAC, EIRASS, and ANZMAC. She is currently a Field Leader for marketing in APM. She has developed her academic career working at universities in different countries such as New Zealand, and currently Japan. Prior to her academic career, she was a marketing practitioner at several international companies.
- CLASTER William B.
Degree PhD Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumekan Asia Pacific University
M.A. Mathematics, Temple University
Research Field Fundamental Informatics, Intelligent Informatics, Statistical Science, Business Administration, General Mathematics, Sentiment Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science
He completed his Ph.D. from Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies in 2012 after acquiring a master’s degree in Mathematics. His research interests are data mining of structured and unstructured data, sentiment mining, hospitality and tourism, and geo-informatics. His work has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Computers & Geosciences, Journal of computers, and Middle East Journal of Management and many other PRJs. He teaches courses in data science, programming, and mathematics. Prior to his appointment at APU, he served as Director of the Japan office of US based software supplier, KK Ablecommerce Japan.
- CORTEZ Michael A.
Degree Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, De La Salle University
Master of Business Administration, Graduate School of Business De La Salle University
Doctor of Business Administration, De La Salle University
Research Field Environmental Accounting, Sustainable Manufacturing, Sustainable Tourism, Labor Movement, Financial Performance and Analysis
He completed his Ph.D. in Business Administration from De La Salle University (DLSU), Philippines in 2010. His research interests include sustainable manufacturing and industries, fast fashion, financial performance, and globalization in trade and services. A certified public accountant by profession, he is currently teaching intermediate, managerial and international accounting. Prior to his appointment at APU, he was an Assistant Professor of Accountancy at DLSU. He is the Conference Chair of APUGSM Conferences. He also acts as a Research Partner at Angelo King Institute for Economics and Business Studies and as a Reviewer for the DLSU Business & Economics Review. His network affiliations include the Greening of Industry Network, Allied Academies and the Asia Pacific Business and Economics Research Society. His extra-curricular student activities include production of events that promote APU’s diversity and coaching teams for the CFA Research Challenge and business case competitions.
- DIEFENBACH Thomas
Degree Phd in Business Studies and Economics, Technische Universität Chemnitz
MSc in Business Studies, FernUniversität Hagen
MA in Social Pedagogic, Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main
Research Field Philosophy/Ethics, Business Administration, Sociology
He completed his Ph.D. in Business Studies and Economics from Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany, in 2002 after obtaining master’s degrees in Business Studies and Economics and Social Pedagogic. His research interests are socio-philosophical and critical analysis of organizations, individuals within organizations, and societies, with a focus on theoretical and empirical concepts of non-hierarchical organizations and free and just societies. His work has been published in Organization Studies, Public Administration, Organizational Research Methods, and many other PRJs. He is currently teaching business ethics, strategic management and organization studies. Prior to his appointment at APU, he worked for several universities in Egypt, the United Kingdom and Germany, for private companies and as a self-employed business consultant and freelance lecturer.
- FUJII Seiichi
Degree Master of Engineering, Hiroshima University
Ph.D. in management, Hiroshima University
Research Field New Product Development, Innovation Management, Technology Management
He completed his Ph.D. in Management from Hiroshima University in 2011 after acquiring a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1985. His research interests are new product development, innovation, and NPD marketing and organization. His work has been published in Journal of International Association of Project and Program Management, Hiroshima University Management Review, and many other PRJs. He is currently the Field Leader in charge of innovation. Prior to his appointment at APU, he spent 14.5 years working as an Engineer for SHARP Corp., 6 years as an executive for a consulting firm, and 5 years as Chief Advisor for Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation.
- FUJIMOTO Takeshi
Degree Ph.D. (Business Administration), Ritsumeikan University Research Field Business Administration, Marketing
He completed his Ph.D. in Marketing, Business Administration from Ritsumeikan University in 2002. His research interests are marketing management, supply chain management, and Global Niche Top Management. His work has been published in the Journal of Higher Education and Journal of Policy Informatics, and many other PRJs.
- FUKUTANI Masanobu
Degree Master’s (Commercial and Industrial Theory), Keio University
Bachelor’s (Engineering and Management Engineering), Tokyo University of Science
Research Field Human Resourse Management, Industrial Relations, Business Administration
He completed his master’s degree in Industrial Relations from Keio University, Japan, in 1973 after acquiring a bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He is currently teaching HR management, international relations, and business administration. Prior to his appointment at APU, he worked for 27 years at the Japan Productivity Center, with stints in the Labor Division, General Affairs Division, and the Productivity Research Centre. He was engaged in survey analysis of HR and labor issues, management diagnosis, planning and operation of management education, and productivity research. He was appointed as both the Deputy Advisor of the Labor Division and as a Research Fellow. During his time at APU he has also been appointed Head of the Careers Division for 4 years.
- GUNARTO Hary
Degree Ph.D in Computer Engineering, Washington State University
M.Sc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin
Bachelor degree (BSc) in Electronics and Instrumentations, Physics Department, Gadjah Mada University
Research Field Asia Pacific Studies (eSociety), Education, Digital Media and Tourism
Professor Gunarto received his Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Instrumentations from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia before pursuing his Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and finally his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Washington State University. He has lectured at Washington State University and Gadjah Mada University before coming to APU. His current research interests are ICT-based Computing, Smart Media Technology, SNS Services and e-Society. He has published many papers and books in relation to Data Processing and Computer Programming.
- HAIDAR Ali
Degree Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, University of Dhaka
Master of Arts in Public Administration, University of Dhaka
PhD, Victoria University of Wellington
Research Field Managerial Commitment, Managerial Values, Employment Relations
He completed his Ph.D. in Public Administration from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 1985 after completing masters and honors degrees in Public Administration, Political Science and Economics. His research interests are managerial commitment, public service values, local government and employment relationship. His work has been published in Australian Journal of Political Science, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Local Government Studies, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, International Journal of Public Sector Management, and he has edited the International Employment Relations Review. He is currently a leader of the Assurance of Learning (AOL) team of the AACSB project. Prior to his appointment at APU, he worked at Monash University, Australia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, University of Papua New Guinea, and University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.https://admissions.apu.ac.jp/admin/custom/teacher/edit/69
- HIRATA Junichi
Degree Ph.D. (Economics), State University of New York at Buffalo Research Field Monetary Economics (the Japanese monetary system and policy for the post bubble era), Japanese Economy (post-war economic transition and external economic relations)
He completed his Ph.D. in Economics State University of New York at Buffalo in 1980, after graduating department of economics at Saitama University in 1973, and completed his MA study at International Christian University. After receiving Ph.D. he taught economics at Nagaoka University of Technology and Ritsumeikan University. He served six years as a Dean of College of Economics at Ritsumeikan University and he has been in APU since 2010. His research interests are monetary economics, applied econometrics and post-war Japanese economic development. His research includes theoretical and empirical analysis of money-demand for U.S.A, Japan and several Asian counties, constructing econometric models for Japanese economy, econometric analysis of Japanese consumption and import functions. Recently he has been working on the relationship between educational background and earnings after graduation of university.
- KHAN Muhammad T.
Degree PhD, Kyushu University
M.S., National University of Science and Technology (NUST)
MBA (Finance), University of Punjab
B.Sc. University of Engineering and Technology
Research Field Spread Spectrum Communications, Applications of IT, Community Building
He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Communication Engineering from Kyushu University, Japan, in 2005 after acquiring master’s degrees in Business Administration and Software Engineering. His research interests are spread spectrum communications, multiuser CDMA systems, applications of digital signal processing, and information communication technology. His work has been published in IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals, IEICE Transactions on Communications, and many other PRJs. Prior to his appointment at APU, he was serving as a Research Fellow for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at the Department of Computer Science and Communication Engineering, Kyushu University. He also worked as an Assistant Director at the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) in Pakistan from 1990 to 2005.
- KIM Rebecca ChungHee
Degree MIM (Strathclyde, UK, British-Chevening Scholarship),
PhD in Management Reserch (Strathclyde, UK)
Research Field International Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics
She completed her Ph.D. in Management Research from the University of Strathclyde, UK, in 2009 after acquiring a master’s degree in International Management. Her research interests are international management and global CSR and she has collaborated closely with scholars and practitioners in Japan, the UK, Malaysia, Ireland, Australia and Korea on research such as ‘Missing employee in CSR discussion’, ‘CSR comparative study between the UK and Korea’ and ‘CSR and Creating Shared Value’. She is keen to develop a ‘CSR comparative model between the East and West’. Her work has been published in the Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Ethics, and the European Journal of International Management. She is also a Visiting Fellow of ICCSR at the University of Nottingham, UK. Prior to her appointment at APU, she taught at the University of Nottingham in Malaysia and the University of Strathclyde and the University of Edinburgh in the UK. Before entering academia she worked for 12 years as an international relations professional.
- KIM Sangho
Degree BA in Economics, Sogang University
MA in Economics, Sogang University
Ph.D in Economics, Michigan State University
Research Field Theoretical Economics, Econometrics, Applied Economics, Economic Policy
He completed his Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University in 1990. His research interests are economic development, international trade, and productivity. His work has been published in Contemporary Economic Policy, Review of Development Economics, Asian Economic Journal, and many other PRJs. Research projects include those conducted with international organizations such as ADB, APEC, and MPC. Prior to his appointment at APU in 2012, he worked at Honam University in Korea. He currently sits on the editorial board of several academic journals in Korea, including International Economics Studies, Economics Studies, and Journal of Market Economy.
- MAJUMDAR Abdullah-Al-Kafi
Degree Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences, Osaka University
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Mathematical Sciences, Osaka University
Master (M.Sc.) in Theoretical Physics, Dhaka University
Master (M.Sc.) in Applied Mathematics, Dhaka University
B.Sc. Honours in Mathematics, Dhaka University
Research Field Optimization Problems (in Operations Research), Tower of Hanoi Problem and its Generalizations, Smarandache Numbers and Functions
He completed his Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences (Operations Research) from Osaka University, Japan, in 1985 after acquiring master’s degrees in Mathematical Sciences, Theoretical Physics, and Applied Mathematics. His research interests are optimization, the Tower of Hanoi problem, and Smarandache numbers and functions. His work has been published in Optimization, Scientia Magna, and many other PRJs. He is currently teaching mathematics and statistics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to his appointment at APU, he served as a faculty member at Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, Dhaka University, Bangladesh, Al-Fateh University, Libya, and Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET).
- MAKITA Masahiro
Degree Ph.D. (Business Administration), Ritsumeikan University Research Field Economic Policy, Business Administration, Accounting
He completed his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Ritsumeikan University in 2003. His research interests are public policy, regional innovation systems, organization behavior, and social theory of accounting. His work has been published in Social System Studies, City planning Review, and many other PRJs. Prior to his appointment at APU, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the College of Policy Science at Ritsumeikan University and served as a Research Associate at the Otaru University of Commerce.
- NAKAYAMA Haruo
Degree Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Michigan Research Field Corporate Finance
He completed his MBA from University of Michigan in 1975 after acquiring the bachelor’s degree in Economics. His research interests are financial analysis and financial policy of Japanese companies, with a current focus on the analysis of Global Niche Top Companies which have become key engines for Japan’s sustainability. His work is compiled in APU business case studies as well as published jointly with his colleague’s work. He served as the Dean of International Cooperation and Research Division for 2 years until March 2014. Prior to his appointment at APU in 2009, he worked for Nomura Research Institute (NRI) and Nomura School of Advanced Management, primarily as a financial analyst and director. He also served as President of NRI Singapore.
- NATSUDA Kaoru
Degree Ph.D in Economics, The University of Sydney
MA in International Development Studies, The University of Bradford
Research Field International Development Studies, International Political Economy, Economic Policy, Industrial Development, Rural and Community Development, Automotive Industry, Apparel Industry
He completed his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Sydney, Australia and a master’s degree in International Development Studies from the University of Bradford, UK. He was a vising scholar at Institute of East Asian Studies, Charles University in Prague in 2015-2016. His research interests are the political economy and economic development in Asia and Eastern Europe. His work has been published in Review of International Political Economy, European Journal of Development Research, Global Networks, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, and other PRJs. He serves on the senior associate editor for PSU Research Review (Emerald Publishing) and the editorial board for International Journal of Development Issues (Emerald Publishing). Prior to his appointment at APU, he worked for Ernst & Young as an International Consultant and for Hitachi Metals as a Production Controller.
- OKADA Kiyoshi
Degree Bachelor, Meiji University Research Field Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing
He completed his bachelor degree in Commercial Science from Meiji University in 1975 and holds a CPA from Japan. His research interests are financial accounting, auditing, internal control, corporate governance, and Global Niche Top companies in the manufacturing industry. While he teaches at APU, he is also working for Lilycolor Co., Ltd. as an Audit & Supervisory Board Member. Prior to his appointment at APU, he worked for Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC as a Partner in charge of advisory services. He also served as an Audit Partner at Chuo Aoyama PricewaterhouseCoopers.
- OTAKE Toshitsugu
Degree Ph.D. (Industrial Engineering), Iowa State University Research Field Financial Risk Management, Statistical Modeling, Logistics Engineering, FinTech
He completed his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University in 1998 after acquiring master’s degrees in Economics, Mathematics, and Statistics. His research interests are logistics engineering, financial risk management, statistical and mathematical modelling, Global Niche Top companies in the service industry, and roles and services of the Credit Information Bureau. His work has been published in European Journal of Operational Research, Computers and OR, Journal of Policy Informatics, and many other PRJs. Prior to his appointment at APU, he worked for GE Capital as a Researcher and Risk Technology Manager and served as the CEO of a financial risk management analysis consulting firm he founded. He has become an advisory committee member of SJI for AI technology and financial analytics since February 2016.
- PARDO Phillip Dean
Degree Master of Business Administration (Finance), The American University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Procurement & Grants Management), The American University
Research Field Business Analytics, Hospitality Management Accounting, Sentiment Mining, CRM, Valuation, Taxation, Auditing, Virtuous Management, Natural Capital Accounting
He completed his MBA in Finance with a specialization in Taxation from The American University in Washington D.C., in 1984. His research interests are hospitality and tourism accounting issues, the effects on management of Consumer Generated Media (CGM) reviews, innovation with the use of sentiment data mining using Twitter and business analytics in the hospitality industry. He is currently a Field Leader for Accounting. His work has been published in several books as well as PRJs such as International Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marketing, Middle East Journal of Management, and Journal of Hospitality & Tourism. Prior to his appointment at APU, he worked in academic administration as a Vice Rector and Associate Dean and lectured in MBA and executive programs at various universities, including Les Roches, KIMEP, KBTU, MONASH CHINA, and JINAN University. He has deep industry and public sector audit, tax and consulting experience at a senior level after appointments at Deloitte Tohmatsu, Toyota and The Pentagon.
- SUZUKI Kanichiro
Degree Ph.D. Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University Research Field Organizational Theory, Knowledge Management, Leadership, Positive Psychology, Design Thinking
He completed his Ph.D. in International Management from Waseda University in 2008, after acquiring an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in the United States in 1983. His research interests in APU include Knowledge Management, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Positive Psychology. His work has been published in numerous books and PRJs such as Venture Review and Multicultural Relations. He is currently teaching Leadership & Organizational Behavior, and Entrepreneurship & New Business in GSM. Prior to his appointment at APU, he spent more than twenty years as a Senior Researcher and Consultant at the Nomura Research Institute, and about ten years in one of founders and executives including President and CFO in GNI Group, a public bio-pharmaceutical company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
- SUZUKI Koji
Degree Research Field Civil Law, Business Administration
He completed his bachelor’s degree in Law from Tohoku University in 1974. His research interests are strategy of foreign direct investment in Asia, business law in Asia and financial market and institutions in Asia. His works have been published in “Journal of Asian Management Studies (Ajia Keiei Kenkyu)” as well as Japanese language books, titled “Investment Strategy in Asia” in 2004, and “Basics of Business in Asia” in 2007, both published by Daigaku Kyoiku Shuppan. Prior to his appointment at APU, he worked for Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC, state owned bank) for 27 years. His last position at JBIC was Senior Economist of Institute of Overseas Investment and Finance.
- SUZUKI Yasushi
Degree PhD in Economics, University of London
LLM in International Economic Law, Birkbeck, University of London
MSc (with Distinction) in Economics with reference to South Asia, SOAS, University of London
B.A. in Political Science, Waseda University
Research Field Fiscal Studies/Finance Theory, Theoretical Economics, Institutional Economics, Political Economy
He completed his Ph.D. in Economics from University of London, SOAS in 2009, LLM in International Economic Law from University of London, Birkbeck in 2011 and Msc (distinction) in Economics with reference to South Asia from University of London, SOAS in 1999, respectively. His research interests are the institutional political economy of financial development, comparative financial systems, and economic philosophy. His work has been published in Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, Journal of Comparative Asian Development and Journal of Global Ethics, International Journal of Islamic Finance and Business Management, and many other PRJs. He has been a co-editor of a special issue of the International Journal of Financial Service Management on the Future of Islamic Banking. Prior to his appointment at APU, he worked for the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan (LTCB) including assignments as Vice President for customer relations at LTCB Central Asia in Indonesia, Vice President for loan syndication at LTCB Singapore Branch, and Deputy General Manager for loan syndication at LTCB New York Branch.
- WANG Mariner
Degree Ph.D. (International Development), Nagoya University Research Field Business Administration, Global Logistics, Global Logistics in East Asia, International Trade, Asia Pacific Management, International Business English
He obtained his Ph.D. in International Development from Nagoya University, Japan in 1998. His fields of expertise are East Asia Global Logistics, Global Logistics, International Trade, Asian Industry, Health Management (Oriental Medicine)，Yi-Jing (the Book of Changes), and Oriental / Western Astrology. He is the ace in the field of East Asia Global Logistics in Japan.
As of December 2017, he has published 21 books (5 books as co-author) pertaining to the above-mentioned fields in English, Japanese, and Chinese. The book titled『東アジアの国際物流システム』(The Global Logistics System in East Asia) was rewarded the academic Kitami Award, Japan Port Economics Association in 2000. His works have also been published in many PRJs and professional articles in both Japanese and English.
His present posts include the director of International Association of Port and Harbor (IAPH), Japan Society; committee member of Overseas Strategy Committee, Oita Prefectural Government, Japan; director of Japan Port Economics Association; Overseas consultant for Yi-Jing (the Book of Changes) Association, Taipei, Taiwan.
Prior to his appointment at APU, he worked with world renowned corporations in Swire Group (U.K.), Sea-Land Service Inc. (U.S.A.) and ITOCHU Logistics (Japan) for 10 years.
- YAMAMOTO Susumu
Degree PhD (International Business), Tokyo Keizai University
MBA, University of Tsukuba
MS, Osaka University
Research Field He completed his Ph.D. in International Business from Tokyo Keizai University in 2004, after acquiring an MBA and an MS in Engineering. He served as Director of the ICT Institute, Dean of Admissions and Ritsumeikan Trust Senate Member between 2008 and 2011, and Dean of Careers from 2011 to 2014. Prior to his appointment at APU, he was a researcher specializing in Laser beam and electron beam applications at the Osaka Prefectural Industrial Research Institute. After serving at the institute for two years, he moved to the Delegation of the Commission of European Communities (currently the EU) and worked as an advisory staff member for 10 years. In 1991, he joined the Sony Corporation, carrying out assignments as Head of the International Business Promotion Office, Chief Corporate Representative for the Liaison Office in India, and Chief Economist at the Institute of Strategy. At Sony, he was stationed in Tokyo, New Delhi, Singapore and London.
- YOKOYAMA Kenji
Degree Ph.D. (Business Administration), Ritsumeikan University Research Field International Trade Operations, Institutions and Customs, Family Business, Japanese Management
Professor Yokoyama completed his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Ritsumeikan University in 2001. His research interests are export and import transactions and commercial institutions and customs. His work has been published in journals such as The International Journal of Business Communications, International Transaction, and many other PRJs. He is currently a Trustee of the Ritsumeikan Trust. Since joining APU in its opening year he has held positions in management, been Secretary General of RCAPS, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean of Admissions, and Dean of Student Affairs.
- ZHANG Wei-Bin.
Degree Doctorate in Economics, University of Umea
Master of Transportation, University of Northern Transportation
Master’s in Engineering, Kyoto University
Bacherlor of Geography, Peking University
Research Field Growth Theory, Trade Theory, Urban and Regional Economics, Economic Dynamics, Ethics, East-Asia Philosophy
He completed his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Umeå, Sweden, in 1998, after graduating from the Department of Geography at Beijing University, China in 1982, and completing graduate studies at the Department of Civil Engineering at Kyoto University, Japan. After completing his dissertation on economic growth theory, he then researched at the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm for 10 years. He also worked as a visiting scholar at institutions in the USA, Japan, mainland China, Austria, Singapore and Hong Kong. His research interests are nonlinear economic dynamics, growth theory, trade theory, East Asian economic development, and Confucianism. In addition to being sole-author of 22 academic books published in English by international publishing houses, he has also published more than 240 academic articles in international PRJs. He sits on the editorial board of 12 international PRJs. He is currently Top author in Japan and Top 46 in the world in terms of number of journal pages weighed by number of authors.
- ALCANTARA Lailani Laynesa
- Associate Professor
Degree MBA, University of Tsukuba
PhD in Management, University of Tsukuba
Research Field International Expansion, Innovation Diffusion, Macro Organizational Behavior
She completed her Ph.D. in Management from the University of Tsukuba, Japan in 2007. Her research interests are Innovation, International Expansion, Social Network, and Social Entrepreneurship. Her work has been published in the Journal of International Management, Asian Business & Management, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Management Research Review, and many other PRJs. Prior to her appointment at APU, she worked for East Texas Baptist University as an Assistant Professor and as a Research Fellow at the University of Tsukuba.
- DRUMMOND Damon
- Associate Professor
Degree Ph.D. (Management), Keio University Research Field Strategic Management, Case Analysis, Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Business, Human Resources Management, Comparative Management, Enterprise Resource Systems
He completed his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Keio University, Japan in 1991. His primary research interests are East Asian comparative management, Japanese management and human resources management. His work has been published in various Journals including Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Kyushu Kyoritsu University Research Center, Japan Academy of Management Annual and so on. He has taught and undertaken research in management related fields at Keio University, City University of Hong Kong, the University of Hong Kong and APU. He works with various listed firms as an information systems and management consultant.
- KOZUMA Rintaro
- Associate Professor
Degree Ph.D. (Mathematics), Kyushu University Research Field Number Theory
He completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Kyushu University, Japan, in 2008. His research interests are elliptic curves, and other related number theory issues. His work has been published in International Journal of Number Theory, Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, and Commentarii Mathematici Universitatis Sancti Pauli. Prior to his appointment at APU, he worked for Oita National College of Technology as a researcher and educator of mathematics. He has First and Advanced Class Teacher Certificates in mathematics for both junior high and senior high school.
- LEE Geunhee
- Associate Professor
Degree Ph.D. (Business Administration), Temple University
Ph.D. (Tourism), Rikkyo University
Master (Tourism), Rikkyo University
Research Field Consumer Behavior, Tourism Marketing, Viral Marketing, Co-Creation
He completed his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Temple University in 2012 after acquiring a master’s degree in Tourism. His research interests are marketing research, consumer behavior, viral marketing, and co-creation. His work has been published in Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, Journal of Information Technology & Tourism, and Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research. Prior to his appointment at APU, he served as the CEO of an education content developing company he founded.
- LIU Jung-Ching
- Associate Professor
Degree Ph.D. (Business Administration), Ritsumeikan University
- NAKAGAMI Masafumi
- Associate Professor
Degree Ph.D., Nagoya University Research Field Development Economics, Health Economics
He completed his Ph.D. in International Development from Nagoya University, Japan, in 2005. His research interests are development economics, demography, and Latin American studies. His work has been published in Iberoamericana, Latin America Ronshuu and many other PRJs.
- OTSUKA Kozo
- Associate Professor
Degree Ph.D. (School of Economics), University of Sydney Research Field Applied Economics, Innovation and Productivity
He completed his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Sydney in 2011. His research interests are endogenous growth theory and empirical analysis of innovation and technology, with a special interest in analysing knowledge spillovers, utilising patent statistics. In recent years, he has been part of a project analysing the automotive industry in South East Asian economies. His work has been published in Applied Economics Letters, Singapore Economic Review, Asian Economic Journal, and other PRJs. Prior to his appointment at APU, he was a lecturer in the College of Economics at Ritsumeikan University.
- SATO Hiroto
- Associate Professor
Degree Ph.D. (Business Administration), Ritsumeikan University Research Field Management Accounting
He completed his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Ritsumeikan University in 2008. His research interests lie in management accounting, with a focus on the public sector and hospitals. His work has been published in Social Systems Studies. He is currently a Field Leader, and member of the AOL Development Team Committee involved with the AACSB accreditation project. He is also a member of the Media Resource Center Steering Committee.
- TAKANASHI Chikako
- Associate Professor
Degree PhD (Commerce and Management), Hitotsubashi University Research Field Strategic Innovation Management, Strategies of Global Standardization and Intellectual Property, Strategies of IoT Platform and Business Model, Strategic "Monozukuri" Management
- UEHARA Yuko
- Associate Professor
Degree B.A. (Bachelor of Economics), Keio University
Master of Professional Accountancy, Aoyama Gakuin University Graduate School of Professional Accountancy
Ph.D.（Professional Accounting), Aoyama Gakuin University Graduate School of Professional Accountancy
Research Field Accounting, Auditing, Social Entrepreneur, Social Finance
She completed her Ph.D. in Professional Accountancy from Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan, in 2013. She also holds a USCPA. Her research interests are accounting, auditing, social entrepreneurship, and social finance, with a more recent focus on accounting and auditing in non-profit organizations. Her work has been published in Auditing and Journal of Association for Research on NPOBP. She is a sole-author of Korekara no Maikurofainansu [The Future of Micro Finance] (in Japanese), and has made significant contributions to other Japanese NPO-related publications. Prior to her appointment at APU, she worked for HSBC Group as a Finance Manager and then Account Manager at HSBC Services Japan Limited. She also acts as a Financial Government Monitor for the Kyushu Local Finance Bureau, Secretary of the Japan NPO Bank Network, and is a board member for the Entrepreneurship Support Program for Refugee Empowerment.
- NAKAJIMA Katsushi
- Assistant Professor
Degree PhD in Finance, Hitotsubashi University Research Field Finance
He completed his Ph.D. in Finance from Hitotsubashi University, Japan, in 2013. His research interest is finance, with a focus on asset pricing theory. His work has been published in the Journal of Futures Markets and Asia-Pacific Financial Markets. Prior to his appointment at APU, he worked as a Researcher for Mitsui Asset Trust and Banking Company, a Manager at NS Financial Management Consulting, a Deputy Senior Research Fellow at the Ricoh Institute of Sustainability and Business, and as an Assistant Professor at Waseda University, Japan.