Department of International Economics, Government and Business

Associate professor

Room: POR/24.A-3.56
E-mail: fha.egb@cbs.dk
Faith Hatani

My research focuses on the role of international business in sustainable development for economy and society. I am particularly interested in the interactions between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and government policies.

Before joining CBS, I held the positions of Lecturer in International Business (Manchester Business School, University of Manchester), Lecturer in Strategy (University of Surrey), and the Advanced Institute of Management Post-doctoral Research Fellow (Cardiff University), of which position was co-sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the UK.  

I obtained my PhD in Land Economy at the University of Cambridge, with full financial support from the Joint Japan-World Bank Graduate Scholarship. I also hold an MSc in Development Studies (SOAS, University of London). Prior to beginning my academic career, I worked in the field of retail logistics and the global maritime industry in Japan and Singapore.

Primary research areas
  • Global value chains (GVCs) and production networks
  • Foreign direct investment (FDI)
  • Institutional analysis of technological change
  • Multi-stakeholder analysis of sustainability
  • The role of MNEs in the Sustainable Development Goals
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  • Global Business and Sustainability (MSc)
  • International Business and Sustainable Development (BSc)
  • Research Methods I: Qualitative Methods (BSc)

I will be available to supervise theses/projects at all levels (BSc, MSc and PhD) on the following subjects:

  • Sustainability and responsible business
  • Upgrading and governance in GVCs
  • The determinants of FDI and the impact in host countries
  • Business–government interactions (for the development of new mobility, and renewable energy)
Selected publications

Hatani, F. (2016) Institutional plasticity in public-private interactions: Why Japan’s port reform failed. Journal of World Business, 51(6): 923-936.

Hatani, F., and McGaughey, S.L. (2013) Network cohesion in global expansion: An evolutionary view. Journal of World Business, 48(4): 455-465.

Hatani, F. (2010) Flexible strategy mix for Central Europe: A process data analysis. Thunderbird International Business Review, 52(6): 605-616.

Hatani, F. (2009) The logic of spillover interception: The impact of global supply chains in China. Journal of World Business, 44(2): 158-166.

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Faith Hatani / Environmental Upgrading or Downgrading? : The Solar and Wind Power Value Chains in Japan .
Paper presented at 16th Vaasa Conference on International Business, 2021
Paper > peer review
Faith Hatani / Artificial Intelligence in Japan : Policy, Prospects and Obstacles in the Automotive Industry.
In: Transforming Japanese Business: Rising to the Digital Challenge. . ed. /Anshuman Khare; Hiroki Ishikura; William W. Baber. Singapore : Springer 2020, p. 211-226 ( Future of Business and Finance)
Book chapter > peer review
Faith Hatani; Maoliang Bu / MNEs and Sustainable Business in Emerging Markets
Paper presented at MNEs and Sustainable Business in Emerging Markets: Panel Discussion at the 46th EIBA Annual Conference 2020 (Online), 2020
Paper > peer review
Faith Hatani; Yimeng Du / The Sustainability Governance of the Offshore-wind Value Chains
Paper presented at 46th EIBA Annual Conference 2020 (Online), 2020
Paper > peer review
Faith Hatani / Toyota's Strategy for Self-driving Cars
Paper presented at The Conference on Transformation of Global and Japanese Business in the Digital Age, 2020, p. 27
Paper > peer review
Björn Jindra; Faith Hatani; Thomas Steger; Johannes Hiemer / Social Upgrading and Cooperative Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Value Chains : The Case of Fairphone in China.
In: Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs, Vol. 19, No. 3, 7.2019, p. 371-393
Journal article > peer review
Faith Hatani / When an Issue Becomes a Crisis : An Investigation of Pre-crisis Communication through Annual Reports.
In: International Journal of Management Practice, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2019, p. 283–300
Journal article > peer review
Faith Hatani / A Content Analysis of Pre-crisis Communication Through Annual Reports
Paper presented at British Academy of Management Corporate Governance Conference. BAM 2018, 2018
Paper > peer review
Faith Hatani / Does a Multilateral Forum Work for Africa? : Daunting Tasks of Japan’s TICAD Initiative.
In: International Journal of Development Issues, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2016, p. 62-75
Journal article > peer review
Faith Hatani / Institutional Plasticity in Public-private Interactions : Why Japan's Port Reform Failed.
In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 51, No. 6, 2016, p. 923-936
Journal article > peer review
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