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CJS Lecture Series | Contrasts in US-Japan Global Supply Chain Management during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Masaaki Kotabe, Washburn Chair Professorship in International Business and Marketing, Fox School of Business, Temple University
Thursday, April 1, 2021
12:00-1:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Please note, all posted event times are in the U.S. Eastern Time Zone.

Stark differences exist between the ways in which U.S. and Japanese multinational firms manage global production. Trump’s China policy and the coronavirus pandemic have made U.S. firms acutely aware of the consequences of sudden supply chain disruptions caused by their heavy dependence on China over the years. On the other hand, Japanese firms have been methodically diversifying and localizing their supply chain and production strategies.

Masaaki Kotabe holds the Washburn Chair Professorship in International Business and Marketing at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. Prior to joining Temple University in 1998, he was Ambassador Edward Clark Centennial Endowed Fellow and Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He has lectured widely at various business schools in 20 countries around the world. For his research, he has worked closely with leading companies such as AT&T, Kohler, NEC, Nissan, Philips, Sony, and Seven&i Holdings (parent of 7-Eleven stores), and served as advisor to the United Nations’ and World Trade Organization’s Executive Forum on National Export Strategies. Dr. Kotabe also served as President of the Academy of International Business in 2016-7.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.

Please register in advance for this Zoom webinar: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CrscjSk8Sma4AWf7oTOjCQ
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Asia, Business, Japanese Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures

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