Ulrike Schaede


Ulrike Schaede

Ulrike Schaede is a member of the Board of Advisors at the National Bureau of Asian Research.

Dr. Schaede is Professor of Japanese Business at the University of California, San Diego, School of Global Policy and Strategy.

She is the Director of JFIT (Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology) where she organizes a weekly “Japan Zoominar” on current issues on Japan. Schaede works on Japan’s changing corporate strategies and management, including business culture, employment practices, financial markets, corporate governance, and manufacturing and innovation under the digital transformation. She has written extensively on Japanese business organization, and is the author of The Business Reinvention of Japan: How to Make Sense of the New Japan (Stanford University Press, 2020), which won the 2021 Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize, Choose and Focus: Japanese Business Strategies for the 21st Century (Cornell UP, 2008), and many other papers and books on Japan. She holds a PhD in Japan Studies and Economics from Marburg University, Germany, and has been invited to visiting professor and scholar positions at UC Berkeley, Harvard Business School, and Stanford University in the U.S., as well as Hitotsubashi University and the research institutes of The Bank of Japan, various Ministries, and the Development Bank of Japan. All told, Schaede has spent over nine years of research in Tokyo and is an advisor to two startup incubator initiatives in Japan. See more at www.TheJapanologist.com and https://gps.ucsd.edu/faculty-directory/ulrike-schaede.html