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 of Marketing and International Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Kotabe served as the Vice President of the Academy of International Business in 1997-98. In 1998, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business for his significant contribution to international business research. He has written more than 100 scholarly publications, including the following books, Global Sourcing Strategy: R&D, Manufacturing, Marketing Interfaces (1992), Anticompetitive Practices in Japan (1996), Global Supply Chain Management (2006), and Global Marketing Management, 4th ed. (2008).