Leadership Activities

  Central role in revision of Business 202, Managing in the Global Economy, and Business    290, Strategic Thinking,    both required courses in the MBA degree program.

 Plan, organize, fundraise, write and edit papers for "The Future of Industry and        Innovation in Asia" conference    held at Stanford University, July 8-9, 2010.

 Plan & propose, unfunded SJSU-Nankai University International MBA Program, 2005.

 Steering Committee, Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship, SJSU, 2001-04.

 Coordinating Editor, Japan Business & Economics Series, Oxford U. Press, 1995-2000.

 Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Roundtable on Industry, Society, and  Management (PRISM), a    California, not-for-profit research association, 1985-2000.

Research Specialization

  Firm and network organization-based strategies; global network systems.

  Resource-based strategy; converting resources into capabilities and competencies and    moving them across organizational, institutional, and national boundaries.

 Comparative research on innovation and technology transfer, focusing on firms and groups of firms in Japan, China, the U.S. and the Pacific Rim.

Professional Service (Recent and Current)

  Board of Advisors, Energy Voyager, Santa Barbara, Ca, 2007-

 Editorial Board, Journal of Asia Business Studies, University of San Francisco, 2005-

 Editorial Board,Business History Review, Harvard Business School, 1987-2007

 Board Member, CCS, Inc., a top 100 software firm & member of the Japan Energy Group    of companies, 1998- 2003

 Board Member, ChoiceMaker Technologies, a New York State-based, record matching    technology, private software development company, 2001-03

 Board Member, Logos Network, a California-based, internet training firm, 1998-2000

 Director of Research, The Enterprise Network of Silicon Valley, 2002-03

 Advisory Board, Asia Pacific Business Review, Cardiff Business School, 1995-2002

 Advisory Board, International Institute of Economic Studies, Tokyo, Japan, 1992-2000

 International Faculty Member, CSU East Bay Executive MBA, Singapore, 2000-2003

Past Service

  Founder of Canada-Asia Pacific Research Initiatives (CAPRI), a public policy program of    the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia

 Hong Kong Bank of Canada Endowed Professor, 1992-97, Faculty of Commerce, UBC

 Director, Institute of Asian Research, 1992-95, UBC

 Academic Advisor, Manufacturing Studies Board, Japanese Technology and  Manufacturing Research Project,National Research Council, 1992-94

 Conference Chair, Association for Japanese Business Studies, 1994

 Chair, Japan Track, CIBER, 1991-93, Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA

 Assistant Vice President for Research, 1985-87, Associate Dean of Academic Planning,  1977-79, Chair, East Asia Studies Committee, 1973-79, CSU East Bay (Hayward)

 Senator, Academic Senate, CSU East Bay (Hayward), 1978-79

 Outside Expert, Fulbright-Hays Dissertation & Faculty Research Grants, DOE, 1985-87

 Contributing Editor, InfoWorld & Micronews, microcomputer journals, 1981-83

Courses Taught

  Business 290, Strategic Thinking (required MBA course); Business 202, Managing in the   Global Economy (required MBA course); Bus 189, Strategic Management, undergrad      capstone.


  Private pilot and Master Scuba Diver; father of two married sons, 38 and 33.



Stanford University Ph.D., 1973 Modern History of China and Japan; dissertation on migration for work in 19th century Japan
Stanford University M.A., 1968 East Asian Regional Studies with advanced study of Japanese and Chinese languages
University of Tokyo 1966-67 Japanese Ministry of Education Fellow Masters Degree candidate, Modern History of Japan
Stanford University B.A., 1965 History major with minors in Philosophy and Japanese language studies.


  Japanese-Speaking and Reading Excellent

 French-Speaking and reading fair-to-poor

 Chinese-Speaking and reading fair-to-poor


Academic Experience

San Jose State University 1999 Professor of Strategy (tenure)
San Jose State University 1998-1999 Visiting Professor of Strategy
Monterey Institute of International Studies 2001-2003 Visiting & Adjunct Professor, International Organizational Behavior & Global Strategy
University of Michigan 1996-98 Visiting Professor, Corporate Strategy; Fellow, Institute of International Studies/Davidson Inst.
University of British Columbia 1992-97 Hong Kong Bank of Canada Professor (tenured from 1992)
Keio University Spring 1993-2006 Visiting Professor, Business Administration
University of California,Los Angeles 1991-92 Visiting Professor, Policy & Organization,Anderson Graduate School of Management
INSEAD 1988-92 Professor of Strategy (tenured 1989) Euro-Asia Centre faculty member
California State University East Bay (Hayward) 1972-88 Assistant, Associate & Full Professor, History Department
Osaka University 1984-85 Visiting Professor, Department of Economics.
National University Singapore 1982-83 Professor of Economic History, Department of Japanese Studies
Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration 1979-81 Postdoctoral Fellow and Senior Research Associate (worked with Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.)
University of British Columbia 1970-71 Lecturer, Department of Asian Studies


Professional Memberships

  Academy of Management

  Academy of International Business

  Pacific Roundtable on Industry, Society & Management


Grants & Awards

2007 Lucas Graduate School of Business Travel Stipend
2006 Lucas Graduate School of Business Research Fellowship
2005 US-Israel Science & Technology Grant, unable to accept
2000-2001 University Research Award, San Jose State University
1998-99 Abe Fellow, Social Science Research Council (USA)
1997-98 William Davidson Institute Award, Univ. of Michigan
1994-96 SSHRC (Canada) Award with Dr. Masao Nakamura
Summer, 1996 Fellow International Institute of Economic Studies, Tokyo
1990-91 Fulbright Fellow and SSRC Council Awards
1986-88 The National Endowment for the Humanities Award
1987-88 U.S.-Japan Friendship Commission, Media Award
1983-84 The Toyota Foundation, National Grants Award
1981-82 Social Science Research Council, Research Fellow
1979-80 Newcomen Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Business
1979-80 American Philosophical Society, Research Award
1978-79 Co-Investigator, Japan Foundation, Institutional Grant
1977 Summer National Endowment for the Humanities, UC Berkeley
1976-77 Japan Foundation, Economics, Hitotsubashi University
1974 Summer Northeast Asia Regional Council, Assoc. for Asian Studies
1971-72 Fulbright-Hays Research Fellow, Keio University, Tokyo


Recent Professional Activities

Presentation Plenary Panel on the Legacy of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., “The Questions He Asked & Their Contributions to the Questions We Ask,” Academy of Management, Anaheim, California, August 11, 2008.
Presentation “New Thinking on Corporate Governance: Organizational and Institutional Synchronization, Innovation, and Development,” 4th International Symposium on Corporate Governance, Nov. 3, 2007, Nankai University, Tianjin, P.R.C.
Presentation “Environmental Sustainability and Economic Development,” Organization and Management Research Seminar, COB, Dec. 1, 2006.
Keynote Address “Environmental Sustainability and China’s Economic Development: Energy-Efficient and Environment-Friendly Technology Transfer from Japan to China,” International Conference on Business and Technology Transfer, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Meiji University, Dec. 9-11, 2006
Keynote Address “Competition, Cooperation, and the Future of Business: The Asian Development Model, Environmental Sustainability, and China,” 80th Meeting of The Japanese Society of Business Administration (equivalent to U.S. Academy of Management), Tokyo, Sept. 6, 2006.
Invited Speaker “Silicon Valley 2005,” in Japanese; Institute of International Relations Alumni of Keio University, Tokyo, July 2, 2005.
Invited Speaker “Business Groups and Interfirm Networks,” Rock Center for Entre-preneurship, Harvard Business School, Nov. 29, 2004.
Invited Speaker “Competitive Advantage: Theory and Practice,” paper given to Global Technology Scholars, Engineering College, SJSU, 4/16/04
Keynote Speaker “Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Silicon Valley: 2003,” New Business Conference, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, September 5, 2003; also presented at Nankai University, Tianjin, China, on September 9, 2003.
Speaker “Technology Management in Japan,” First International Conference on Business and Technology Transfer, Japan Society of Engineers, October 21, 2002, Kyoto, Japan.
Speaker “Evolving High-Tech Services in Silicon Valley: From memory, microcomputer logic chips & operating system design to full-function R&D, system design, production, and financial services,” Business History Conference, Miami, Florida, April 21, 2001.
Visiting Professor “The New Economy and Corporate Strategy,” Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, Spring semester, 2000-2005
Keynote speaker “Japanese Firms in Comparison with European & American Firms in terms of Internationalization,” London, UK Society Of Business Historians,” June 29-July 1, 2000.
Invited speaker “Synchronicity and Multiplicity in Time-based Production Strategies,” Manufacturing Studies Board, SJSU, Feb 18, 2000.
Panel moderator “Japan and the Post-bubble Economy,” Academy of Inter-National Business, Charleston, S.C., Oct. 10-12, 1999.
Invited speaker “Network Organization and the Pacific Rim,” National Humanities Center, Research Triange, April 10, 1999.
Organizer & presenter “Context, Culture & International Knowledge Transfers,” AIB, Vienna, Oct. 9-11, 1998.
Presenter “Team-based Knowledge Creating Activities,” Tacit Knowledge & Organizational Capabilities panel, Academy of Management, San Diego, Ca., Aug. 7-10, 1998.
Presenter “Double Time/Double Bind: The Time Value of Knowledge And Organizational Campaigning,” Corporate Strategy Seminar, Univ. of Michigan Business School, Jan. 30, 1998.