|Name Ulrike Schaede|
|Education University of Marburg|
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Ulrike Schaede is Professor of Japanese Business at the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) at the University of California, San Diego. She is a leading scholars of Japanese business, management, and the Japanese economy, and specializes in Japanese business organization, employment practices and management strategies, Japan's industrial groups and political economy, antitrust, financial system and corporate governance, entrepreneurship and innovation. She is the Founding Director of the Japan Forum or Innovation and Technology (JFIT) and Executive Director of the Center on Global Transformation (CGT), both at GPS. She has written many books and articles that fall into three main areas: (1) Corporate Strategy, Business and Industry, and the Japanese Economy; (2) Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Japan; and (3) Health Management in Japan.
Schaede received her Ph.D. in Japanese Studies/Economics (1989) from University of Marburg, Germany and an M.A. in Japanese Studies/Economics (1987) and a Translator's Diploma in Japanese (1985) from University of Bonn, Germany. Schaede is trilingual (German, English, and Japanese). She has lived in Tokyo, Japan for a total of more than nine years, as a junior professor at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, and a visiting scholar at the research institutes of the Bank of Japan, Japan's Ministry of Finance, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry METI, and the Development Bank of Japan. She has been a visiting professor at UC Berkeley and Harvard Business School. She is Vice Chairperson of the academic advisory board of the German Institute of Japan Studies (DIJ, Max-Weber-Stiftung) in Tokyo, and a member of the advisory board of the IN-EAST program at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany.