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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 served as President of the Academy of International Business in 2016-17.

Dr. Kotabe received his Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business at Michigan State University.  Dr. Kotabe has taught international marketing, global sourcing strategy (R&D, manufacturing, and marketing interfaces) at the undergraduate and MBA levels and theories of international business at the Ph.D. level, among others.  He has lectured widely at various business schools in 20 countries around the world. 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 Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Academy 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 (wht Kristiaan Helsen, 2009), and Global Marketing Management, 7th ed. (with Kristiaan Helsen, 2017), among others.

Dr. Kotabe currently 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 the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of International Marketing, the Journal of World Business, and the Journal of Business Research, among others. 

Dr. Kotabe was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business in 1998 and a Fellow of the Japan Academy of International Business Studies in 2017, for his significant contribution to international business research and education.  He is the recipient of the 2002 Musser Award for Excellence in Research at Temple University. 

Last Updated: July 2018

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