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MBA Faculty

Current as of July 31, 2018

ALCANTARA Lailani Laynesa
ALCANTARA Lailani Laynesa
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.
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ASGARI Behrooz
ASGARI Behrooz
Professor
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.
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BARAI Munim Kumar
BARAI Munim Kumar
Professor
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.
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BEISE-ZEE Marian
BEISE-ZEE Marian
Professor
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.
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CHEN Shu-Ching
CHEN Shu-Ching
Professor
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.
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CORTEZ Michael A.
CORTEZ Michael A.
Professor
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.
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FUJII Seiichi
FUJII Seiichi
Professor
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.
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FUJIMOTO Takeshi
FUJIMOTO Takeshi
Professor
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.
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KHAN Muhammad T.
KHAN Muhammad T.
Professor
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.
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KIM Rebecca ChungHee
KIM Rebecca ChungHee
Professor
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.
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LEE Geunhee
LEE Geunhee
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.
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MAJUMDAR Abdullah-Al-Kafi
MAJUMDAR Abdullah-Al-Kafi
Professor
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).
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OTAKE Toshitsugu
OTAKE Toshitsugu
Professor
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.
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PARDO Phillip Dean
PARDO Phillip Dean
Professor
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

Professor Pardo 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.
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ZHANG Wei-Bin.
ZHANG Wei-Bin.
Professor
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.
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ACKARADEJRUANGSRI P.
ACKARADEJRUANGSRI P.
Associate Professor
Degree PhD (Asia Pacific Studies), Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Research Field Consumer Behavior, Marketing Strategies, Strategic Business Management, Interdisciplinary
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NAKAJIMA Katsushi
NAKAJIMA Katsushi
Associate 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.
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SAITO Hiroaki
SAITO Hiroaki
Associate Professor
Degree PhD, The University of Queensland
Research Field Service Management, Employee well-being, Emotion in organizations, Leadership
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SHINOHARA Yoshiki
SHINOHARA Yoshiki
Associate Professor
Degree PhD (Business and Commerce), Keio Univrsity
Research Field Business Ethics, Business and Society
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UEHARA Yuko
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.
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YANG Jeongwoo
YANG Jeongwoo
Associate Professor
Degree MBA, Rikkyo University
Research Field Internal Controls, Internal Audit, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Organizational Management
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