|Rolf D. Schlunze is Professor for Intercultural Management at Ritsumeikan University. He got his doctoral degree from The University of Tokyo and his post-doctoral research has focused on hybridization of managerial systems. His work about the Hybrid manager has been published in reviewed journals. He promotes the agenda of management geography for more than a decade.|
Andrew Jones is Deputy President (Interim) and Professor of Economic Geography at City, University of London. His research focuses on the evolving nature of the global economy, including firms, governing organizations and the activities of key individuals. His current projects include looking at the role of services in the ‘green economy’ and service-led development in emerging economies and lower income countries.
Cheng Chi is a Doctoral candidate who belongs to the Graduate School of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University. Cheng studies Chinese State-owned Enterprises and their overseas branches in sub-Saharan Africa.
|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.|
|Will 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, Cross Cultural Management, and Management Communication.|
|Lech Suwala is professor for urban and regional economics at TU Berlin. 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.|
|He 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.|
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.
|Ji Weiwei is an associate professor at School of International Business Studies in Jinan University, China. He completed his PhD at Ritsumeikan University under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Rolf D. Schlunze. His research interests are manifold and span from geopolitics to various business issues including migration of Chinese entrepreneurs and management in South-East Asia.|
Piotr Pachura is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Management of Częstochowa University of Technology (Poland). He received PhD in management science and post-doctoral degree (habilitation) in geography. He has been involved for two decades in an attempts to combine research on organizations and management with spatial issues. In a first stage in connection with spatial economic configurations (book: Regional Cohesion. Effectiveness of Network Structures, 2010). Currently, he is focused on discovering a structure of spaces and a new spatial managerial role (book: About Space in Management, 2016) and modeling of theory on organizational spaces called “TriSpaces”, (book: TriSpaces. Modeling of organizational space theory, 2021). Member of Steering Committee of IGU Commission on The Dynamics of Economic Spaces (2012- 2024).