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Masaaki Kotabe holds the Washburn Chair Professorship in International Business and Marketing at the Fox School of Business at Temple University.  Prior to joining Temple University in 1998, he was Ambassador Edward Clark Centennial Endowed Fellow and Professor of Marketing and International Business at the University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Kotabe also served as the Vice President of the Academy of International Business in the 1997-98 term.  He received his Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business at Michigan State University.  Dr. Kotabe teaches international marketing, global sourcing strategy (R&D, manufacturing, and marketing interfaces), and Asian business practices at the undergraduate and MBA levels and theories of international business at the Ph.D. level.  He has lectured widely at various business schools around the world, including Austria, Germany, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Turkey. 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 100 scholarly publications.  His research work has appeared in such journals as the Journal of International Business StudiesStrategic Management JournalAcademy 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 (1997), 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, 6th ed. (with Kristiaan Helsen, 2014).

He serves as the Editor of the Journal of International Management, and also serves / has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of International Marketing, the Journal of World Business, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of Business Research, and Thunderbird International Business Review, among others.

Last Updated: December 2014

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