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Faculty: Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences TEL: +81 (0)48-858-3329
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Address: 255 Shimo-Okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama City, Saitama 338-8570, JAPAN ■Mail Address:
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Assigned Class

Faculty of Economics

Research Field

Global Business and Strategy, Business Strategies in Emerging Markets, and International Entrepreneurship

Academic Background

Graduate School
National Taiwan University, PhD (Management) , 2009
Thammasat University, MBA (General Management) , 1998
Kasetsart University, MSc (Economics) , 1997
Chulalongkorn University, BEng (Electrical Engineering) , 1992

Research Career

Research Career
2015 , - present , Saitama University, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor
2015 - 2016 , Wenzhou University, Zhejiang Provincial Wenzhou Economy Research Institute, Visiting Researcher
2015 - 2015 , Lund University, The European Union's Erasmus Mundus Program, Visiting Researcher
2013 - 2015 , Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, Associate Professor
2013 - 2013 , Zhejiang Gongshang University, Associate Professor
2010 - 2013 , Zhejiang University, Associate Professor
2009 - 2009 , Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Lee Hysan Visiting Scholar Scheme, Visiting Researcher
2004 - 2009 , National Taiwan University, Graduate Institute of International Business, Research Associate
Other Career
2015 - 2017 , The NUCB Graduate School, Global Leader MBA Program, Visiting Professor and Advisor for the Case Writing
2015 - 2015 , Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics, Academic Advisor for the Master of International Business Program
1992 - 2004 , Management, Engineering and Consulting Positions in Chevron, Weatherford, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Palmer and Turner, and National Science and Technology Development Agency (Thailand)


Books, Articles, etc.

Corporate Value Creation From Restructuring Through Divestitures
In Managing Continuous Business Transformation, Palgrave MacMillan, 533-552, 201701

Catch-Up Strategies of Emerging Market Firms: Lessons Learned from India and China
In International Manufacturing Strategy in a Time of Great Flux, Springer, 63-84, 201609

What Makes the Platform Network Effects Unsustainable? Winner-Take-All Strategies and Unpaid Complementors
In E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and Management, IGI Global, 2365-75, 201603

Institutional Perspective on the Relationship between Corporate Social and Financial Performance: The Case of China (with X. D. Chen and P. P. Weng)
In Corporate Responsibility: Social Action, Institutions and Governance, Palgrave Macmillan, 73-92, 201511

Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Africa: Political Economy, Aid and Bargaining Power (with W. Q. Dai)
In Comparative Political and Economic Perspectives on the MENA Region, IGI Global, 246-260, 201511

How do Emerging Economy Firms Learn to Evolve from Contract Manufacturing to Own Brand Management?
In New Perspectives on the Challenges and Future Developments of Global Enterprise Management, Palgrave Macmillan, 2, 1-18, 201505

Acquisition versus Greenfield: The Strategy of Chinese Privately-Owned Investors in Developing Economies (with X. D. Chen and S. S. Xie)
In The Rise of Asian Firms: Strengths and Strategies, Palgrave Macmillan, 160-182, 201411

Globalization of Latecomer Asian Multinationals and Theory of Multinational Enterprise (with W. Q. Dai)
In Global Business Opportunities, IGI Global, 103-130, 201410

What Drives the Strategic Alliance Formation of Transition ­Economy Small­- and Medium-­Sized Enterprises? The Moderating Role of Intermediary Organizations (with X. D. Chen and C. Q. Duan)
In Multinationals and Global Consumers: Tension, Potential and Competition, Palgrave Macmillan, 40-57, 201311

Influence of Region, Country, and Subnational-Region Institutions on Internationalization of Multinational Corporations, Advances in Geoeconomics, 46-55, 201703

Legitimacy of State Ownership in Foreign Direct Investments by Emerging Economy Firms, Advanced Series in Management, 18, 173-196, 201711

Institutional Distances, Resources and Entry Strategies: Evidence from Newly-Industrialized Economy Firms, International Journal of Emerging Markets, 12, 1, 58-78, 201701

How do Family, Insider and Institutional Shareholder Perceive Institutional Risks in Foreign Market Entry? Evidence from Newly Industrialized Economy Firms, International Finance Review, 15, 279-306, 201411

How are Different Slack Resources Translated into Firm Growth? Evidence from China (with W. Q. Dai), International Business Research, 7, 2, 1-12, 201402

External Knowledge Search Strategies in China’s Technology Ventures: The Role of Managerial Interpretations and Ties (with J. J. Liu and L. Chen), Management and Organization Review, 9, 3, 437-463, 201311

Innovation Capability Building Through Intermediary Organizations: Cases of Manufacturing Small-­ and Medium­-Sized Enterprises from China’s Zhejiang Province (with Z. Q. Ren), Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, 21, S2, 62-79, 201310

Does Lending to Women Lower Sustainability of Microfinance Institutions? Moderating Role of National Cultures (with H. Y. Zhao), Gender in Management: An International Journal, 201801

Institutional Perspective on FDIs by State-Owned Firms: The Case of China
International Joint Seminar between Oslo University and Saitama University (Internationalism in Modern East Asia), 201603

How does Institutional Network Embeddedness Drive Performance of Transition Economy Firms? (with W. Q. Dai),
Academy of Management Proceedings (Entrepreneurship Division), 201401

National Cultures and Sustainability of Microfinance Institutions Lending to Women (with H. Y. Zhao)
Academy of Management Proceedings (Social Issues in Management Division), 201301

Institutionalization in Organizational Form of Social Entrepreneurship: Cases from China and Bangladesh (with C. S. Hu, Y. Y. Shou, and X. D. Chen)
IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, 39-44, 201206

Managerial Interpretation of Environment Dynamism, Nonlocal Search Trajectories, and Ties with Service Intermediaries (with T. Shentu, B. Guo, and J. Du)
IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, 498-503, 201206

How Do Institutional Distances Shape Entry Strategies of Taiwanese High-tech Firms?
Academy of Management Proceedings (Best Paper Proceeding of the Business Policy and Strategy Division), 1-6, 200908

Alibaba Group: Acquiring Lazada to Win The Southeast Asia E-Commerce Battle (with N. I. B. Harun), Ivey Case (9B18M064), 201804; Banro Corporation: Recapitalization for Sustainability In the Congo’s Gold Mining (with K. O. Katabaruka), Ivey Case (9B18M031), 201803; Jinjiang Group: Globalization through State Ownership and Political Connection (with Q. Shi), Ivey Case (9B18M019), 201801; Toyota Tsusho Corporation: Acquiring The French CFAO To Penetrate African Markets (with M. Gueye), Ivey Case (9B18M002), 201801; Fnac-Darty Merger: From Bidding Wars to Entity Integration (with H. Tayeb), Ivey Case (9B17M187), 201712

Bayer-Monsanto: The Challenges of a Mega Merger (with G. Gaté), Ivey Case (9B17M182), 201712; Beam Suntory: Striving for Optimal Post-acquisition Integration (with K. M. Wyckoff), Ivey Case (9B17M164), 201711; Yves Saint Laurent: Strategic Leadership of Creative Directors (with L. Guilbert & A. J. Poplawski), Ivey Case (9B17M137), 201708; Mazda Motor Corporation: Surviving by Partnering with the Giants (with T. K. Lee & A. J. Poplawski), Ivey Case (9B17M117), 201708; Amazon Go: Venturing into Traditional Retail (with A. Karp), Ivey Case (9B17M092), 201706; Ferrero Group: Achieving Sustainability Through Supply Chain Integration (with O. Curcuraci), Ivey Case (9B17M081), 201706; Tokyo Electron: The Competitive Consolidation and Antitrust Challenge (with C. André), Ivey Case (9B17M059), 201704; Huawei-Leica Alliance: Reinventing Smartphone Photography or Building Brand Image (with F. R. Mason), Ivey Case (9B17M025), 201701

Brooks Sports: Competing Against the Giants (with A. J. Poplawski), Ivey Case (9B16M150), 201609; Canon Inc.: Ambitious Acquisitions in the Video Surveillance Market (with A. J. Poplawski), Ivey Case (9B16M101), 201606; All Nippon Airways: Are Dual Business Models Sustainable? (with E. Perrin), Ivey Case (9B16M007), 201601

Renault-Nissan Alliance: Will Further Integration Create More Synergies? (with C. Palecki), Ivey Case (9B15M087), 201510; Nintendo Wii U: Lessons Learned for New Strategic Directions (with G. Gillet), Ivey Case (9B14M166), 201502

Research Grants



2015-present , Comparative Studies of Management, Global Business in Japan and Asia, Introduction to Global Business, and Global Talent Program Seminars & Thesis Writing Tutorials
2013-2015 , Strategic Management, International Entrepreneurship, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business in New Asia, Seminars on Business Case Writing, and Management Consulting Field Project
2010-2013 , Strategic Management, Management of Technology and Innovation, International Entrepreneurship, and Fundamentals of Management