Masaaki “Mike” Kotabe holds a joint appointment at the Graduate School of Business and Finance, Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan and at the Shidler College of Business at University of Hawaii at Manoa in the United States. Previously, he held the Washburn Chair Professorship at the Fox School of Business at Temple University in 1998-2021, and the Ambassador Edward Clark Centennial Endowed Fellow and Professorship in Marketing and International Business at the University of Texas at Austin in 1990-98. Dr. Kotabe also served as President of the Academy of International Business in 2016-7. He has written over 150 scholarly publications in such journals as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Marketing, Strategic Management Journal, and Academy of Management Journal. He has also published more than 20 books, including Global Sourcing Strategy (1992), Anticompetitive Practices in Japan (1996), MERCOSUR and Beyond (1996), Market Revolution in Latin America (2001), Emerging Issues in International Business Research (2002), Global Supply Chain Management (2006), and Global Marketing Management, 8th ed. (2020). Dr. Kotabe was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business in 1998 and a Fellow of the Japan Academy of International Business Studies in 2017, for his significant contribution to international business research and education. He has been recognized as one of the most prolific and influential researchers in international business / marketing / strategic management in a number of circles. Most recently, he received a Gold Medalist award from the Academy of International Business as one of the most published researchers in the world over the Past 50 Years in the Journal of International Business Studies in 2019.