Academic Year 2020

Strategic Entrepreneurship (headed by Prof. K. Kutsuna)

Kenji Kutsuna
Area Director – Strategic Entrepreneurship
University: Kobe University
Areas of Expertise: Entrepreneurial Finance, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Family Business
Profile/Publications: Kenji Kutsuna

Takaaki Hoda
Area Director – Strategic Entrepreneurship
University: Kobe University
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Finance, Entrepreneur Finance, Venture Business
Profile/Publications: Takaaki Hoda

Richard Smith
International Alliance Advisor – Strategic Entrepreneurship
University: University of California, Riverside
Areas of Expertise: Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance
Profile/Publications: Richard Smith

Bishnu Kumar Adhikary
University: Doshisha University
Course in SESAMI: “Advanced Entrepreneurial Finance” and “Financial Management”
Areas of Expertise: SME Financing, Credit Management, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Financial Analysis, Institutional Finance, Foreign Direct Investment
Profile/Publications: Bishnu Kumar Adhikary

Douglas Cumming
University: Florida Atlantic University
Course in SESAMI: “Venture Capital and Private Equity” with Kenji Kutsun
Areas of Expertise: Economics , Finance , Responsible Business
Profile/Publications: Douglas Cumming

Yukihiro Nishimura
University: Kobe University
Course in SESAMI: “Advanced Portfolio Management-Theory and Practice”
Areas of Expertise: Derivatives, Structured Products, Off-shore investment vehicles
Profile/Publications: Yukihiro Nishimura

K. Skylar Powell
University: Western Washington University
Course in SESAMI: “Corporate Entrepreneurship” with Kenji Kutsuna (not offered in 2020-2021)
Areas of Expertise: FDI theory, Strategic Management of Multinational Companies
Profile/Publications: K. Skylar Powell

Niclas Rüffer
University: Universität Mannheim
Course in SESAMI: “Advanced Entrepreneurship” with Kenji Kutsuna
Areas of Expertise: Innovation, Strategic Management, SME Research
Profile/Publications: Niclas Rüffer (website in German)

Jittima Tongurai
Program Manager
University: Kobe University
Areas of Expertise: International Economics, International Finance, Course in SESAMI: SESAMI Research Seminar
Profile/Publications: Jittima Tongurai

Yasuhiro Yamakawa
University: Babson College
Course in SESAMI: “Entrepreneurship Theory and Method” with Kenji Kutsuna
Areas of Expertise: Revitalizing/learning from failure, challenges inherent in corporate venturing activities, destruction of industry legitimacy, bankruptcy law and entrepreneurship development around the world
Profile/Publications: Yasuhiro Yamakawa

Sustainability Alliance Management (headed by Prof. K. Kokubu)

Katsuhiko Kokubu
Area Director – Sustainability Alliance Management
University: Kobe University
Areas of Expertise: Social and Environmental Accounting
Profile/Publications: Katsuhiko Kokubu

Jeffrey Unerman
International Alliance Advisor – Sustainability Alliance Management
University: Lancaster University
Areas of Expertise: Accounting and Corporate Accountability
Profile/Publications: Jeffrey Unerman

Ataur Rahman Belal
University: The University of Sheffield
Course in SESAMI: “Sustainability Accounting and Reporting” with Katsuhiko Kokubu (not offered in 2020-2021)”
Areas of Expertise: Sustainability accounting and accountability
Profile/Publications: Ataur Belal

Sanjay Lanka
University: FGV-EAESP
Course in SESAMI: “Sustainability Management” with Katsuhiko Kokubu
Areas of Expertise: Sustainable Accounting and Finance, Public and Private Partnerships (PPP), Supply Chain Accounting, Biodiversity Accounting, Extinction Accounting, Accounting for Externalities and NGO Accountability
Profile/Publications: Sanjay Lanka

Gustavo Tanaka
University: Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Course in SESAMI: “Financial Accounting”
Areas of Expertise: Environmental Accounting, Financial Analysis and Management
Profile/Publications: Gustavo Tanaka

Alfred Taudes
University: Vienna University of Economics and Business
Course in SESAMI: “Service Management and Servicizing” with Michiko Kawamoto
Areas of Expertise: Operations and Supply Chain Management, Information Systems
Profile/Publications: Alfred Taudes

Strategic Management (headed by Prof. C. Minami)

Chieko Minami
Area Director – Strategic Management
University: Kobe University
Areas of Expertise: Marketing, Distribution Systems
Profile/Publications: Chieko Minami

Shige Makino
International Alliance Advisor – Strategic Management
University: University of Oklahoma
Areas of Expertise: International Strategic Alliances, Theory of Foreign Direct Investment, Corporate Strategy
Profile/Publications: Shige Makino

Ralf Bebenroth
University: Kobe University, RIEB
Course in SESAMI: “Advanced International Business” (not offered in 2020-2021)
Areas of Expertise: Comparative Corporate Governance, esp. in Marketing, Human Resources and Finance
Profile/Publications: Ralf Bebenroth

Tim Edwards
University: Cardiff University
Course in SESAMI: “Qualitative Research Methodology” with Yasuhiro Hattori
Areas of Expertise: Organizational Theory, Innovation, knowledge creation and entrepreneurship
Profile/Publications: Tim Edwards

Ryo Kato
University: Kobe University, RIEB
Course in SESAMI: “Research Topics in Strategic Management: Marketing Science”
Areas of Expertise: Marketing Science, Bayesian Statistics, Empirical Accounting and Auditing
Profile/Publications: Ryo Kato (website in Japanese)

Michiko Kawamoto
Program Manager
University: Kobe University
Course in SESAMI: “Research Topics in Strategic Management: Marketing Management”
Areas of Expertise: Marketing, Service Marketing
Profile/Publications: Michiko Kawamoto

Desmond Lo
University: Santa Clara University
Course in SESAMI: “Research Topics in Strategic Management: Marketing Channels and Organizational Economics” with Chieko Minami
Areas of Expertise: Contracting in marketing channels, Sales force management, Business marketing, Organizational economics, and Industrial organization
Profile/Publications: Desmond Lo

Miwa Matsuo
University: Kobe University, RIEB
Course in SESAMI: “Public Administration and Project Evaluation”
Areas of Expertise: Transportation Policy, Transportation and Land Use, Project Evaluation
Profile/Publications: Miwa Matsuo (website in Japanese)

In-Sue Oh
University: Temple University
Course in SESAMI: “Organizational Behavior / Human Resource Management” with Yasuhiro Hattori
Areas of Expertise: Human Resources, esp. Psychological Testing, Personnel Selection, Validation, Meta-Analysis
Profile/Publications: In-Sue Oh

Shintaro Okazaki
University: King’s College London
Course in SESAMI: “Marketing Communications Research” with Chieko Minami
Areas of Expertise: International marketing, Global advertising, Digital marketing, Corporate Social Responsibility
Profile/Publications: Shintaro Okazaki

Carolus Praet
University: Otaru University of Commerce
Course in SESAMI: “Advanced Marketing”
Areas of Expertise: International Marketing, International Advertising, Cross-cultural issues in Marketing and Advertising, Celebrity Endorsement
Profile/Publications: Carolus Praet

Haruhiko Shimizu
University: Kobe University
Course in SESAMI: “Statistics”
Areas of Expertise: Econometrics, Statistics
Profile/Publications: Haruhiko Shimizu

Andrew Smith
University: University of Leeds
Course in SESAMI: “Economics of Network Industries” with Nobuhiro Sanko
Areas of Expertise: Efficiency Analysis and Regulation in the Railway Sector / other Regulated Network Industries
Profile/Publications: Andrew Smith

Kai Oliver Thiele
Affiliation: Daimler Trucks Asia
Course in SESAMI: “Research Topics in Strategic Management: Statistical Methods in Survey Research”
Areas of Expertise: Statistics (Structural Equation Modeling), Finance & Controlling (Cross-Border M&As), Leadership
Profile/Publications: Kai Oliver Thiele

Joachim Wolf
University: University of Kiel
Course in SESAMI: “Advanced Empirical Management Research” with Eri Nakamura
Areas of Expertise: Organization Theory and Design, International Management, Empirical Management Research
Profile/Publications: Joachim Wolf

Daphne Yiu
University: Chinese University of Hong Kong, Business School
Course in SESAMI: “Strategic Management” with Tsutomu Harada
Areas of Expertise: Corporate and international strategy; strategy in emerging economies; international entrepreneurship; international corporate governance
Profile/Publications: Daphne Yiu