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Japanese Partners

Dr. Tim Craig

Dr. Tim Craig

Dr. Tim Craig is a professor in the Global MBA program of Doshisha Business School in Kyoto, Japan, where he heads and teaches in the Culture and Creativity focus area. He previously taught for sixteen years at Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, where he worked closely with Dr. Ali Dastmalchian as MBA Director and Associate Dean. His research has covered various areas, including international business, cross-cultural issues, Japanese management, and cultural and creative industries. Tim is lead vocalist and plays rhythm guitar for the Osaka-based Zen Brothers band.

Dr. Philip Sugai

Dr. Sugai joined Doshisha Business School in 2013 where he teaches Marketing, eMarketing, Marketing Research, and Marketing for. Prior to joining the Doshisha University faculty, Dr. Sugai taught at the International University of Japan in Niigata since 2002.

Mr. William Zhang (Research Associate)

William Zhang is currently working on his Global MBA with Doshisha Business School in Kyoto, Japan. Prior to joining the Global MBA program, he worked in the aerospace supply-chain business with a Japanese multi-national corporation. His expertise includes but not limited to procurement, contract administration, professional knowledge on jet engine/industrial gas turbine manufacturing, cross-culture communication & international management, and marketing research & strategy.

Mr. Reid Aune (Research Associate)

Reid Aune is currently an MBA candidate at the Global MBA program of Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has also gained multiple years of experience working in small and large Japanese companies as an instructor, editor, translator and manager since moving to Japan in 2005.

Ms. Liying Luo (Research Associate)

During her study at Shenzhen University in China, Liying Luo had an internship at the financial department of OMRON Shenzhen in August 2011. Between 2010 and 2011, Liying Luo joined OUSSEP program in Osaka University as an exchange student to study Japanese language and culture, including Ideology and Japanese Tradition, Japanese Literature. She also had a chance to interact with students from more than twenty countries.