ManGeo Research group members


Rolf D. Schlunze is Professor at Ritsumeikan University teaching IB and Constructive Intercultural Management. As the first German geographer he got his doctoral degree from The University of Tokyo. His post-doctoral research focuses on hybridization of managerial systems. His work has been published in reviewed journals and several books. He promotes agenda of Management Geography at various academic associations and provides with this homepage a new platform for further dissemination among geographers, IB scholars and adjacent disciplines.

Atsushi Taira got his Ph.D. from the University of Tsukuba and holds a professorship at Kagawa University. His research interest covers various management related topics of overseas operations of Japanese-affiliated firms and local industrial clusters in globalization.

William W. Baber hold a professorship at the Business School of Kyoto University.  In his work in international business attraction, he frequently encountered cross-cultural conflicts and synergies. Research interests include cross-cultural adaptation and business negotiation. He instructs students on Practical Business Negotiation, Intercultural Management and Management Communication.

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Tomasz Dorożyński works in the Department of International Trade, University of Lodz (Poland). He is a member to several prestigious international organizations of researchers in international economics and business. His research work focuses on internationalization, FDI, MNEs’ location determinants and special economic zones. He has been involved in many research projects co-financed by the EU. His research achievements include more than hundred peer-reviewed publications. 

Lech Suwala is professor for urban and regional economics at TU Berlin, Germany. He is a geographer and economist with working experience in science and industry. His expertise includes spatial creativity and innovation research, urban and regional planning, and geographies of management and family businesses.

Piotr Pachura is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Management at University of Technologyof Częstochowa, Poland. He received PhD in management science and post-doctoral degree (habilitation) in geography. For theory building he combined organizational and managerial aspects with spatial issues. Discovering structure of spaces and new spatial managerial models he developed the idea “TriSpaces”. 

Patrik Ström is working for European Institute of Japanese Studies at Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. He holds a PhD in Business Administration and an Econ. Dr. in Economic Geography. The research interest focuses on the internationalization and development of the East Asian service economy.

Tim Reiffenstein is a Professor in the Geography Department at Mount Allison University. His research focuses on Japanese industrial geography, in particular by exploring how evolving intellectual property policy, regulation, but also food and forest industries and their associated management practices.

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