The University of British Columbia, Canada
Masao Nakamura received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in administration engineering from Keio University in Tokyo and his PhD degree in operations research and industrial engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. He has also worked for Toshiba as a systems engineer. Since 1994 he has been a Professor and the Konwakai Japan Research Chair in the Sauder School of Business and the Institute of Asian Research of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has published books and also articles in academic journals. His recent publications include: “Adoption and Policy Implications of Japan’s New Corporate Governance Practices after the Reform,” Asia Pacific Journal of Management 28, 2011, 187-213; and Changing Corporate Governance Practices in China and Japan: Adaptations of Anglo-American Practices (Ed.), Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Economic behavior of firms and households, technology and environmental management, international business / foreign direct investment, Japanese and Asian economy, inter-firm / keiretsu relationships and corporate governance.