Department of International Economics, Government and Business

Associate professor

Room: POR/24.B-1.85
E-mail: fha.egb@cbs.dk
Faith Hatani

My research focuses on the role of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. I employ qualitative methods to analyse industry-specific and country-specific contexts. 

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 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Cardiff University), which was sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the UK.

I completed my PhD 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 global shipping and logistics industry based in Japan and Singapore.

Primary research areas
  • Sustainable development and responsible/irresponsible business
  • Business-government relationships in green transition
  • Global value chains (GVCs): upgrading and governance
  • Institutional analysis of technological change
  • Foreign direct investment (FDI)
  • Qualitative research
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  • Responsible Business for Digital Transformation (MSc)
  • International Business and Sustainable Development (BSc)
  • Green Transition and Business Innovation (BSc)
  • Research Methods: Qualitative Methods (BSc)

I supervise theses at all levels (BSc, MSc and PhD) in the areas of international business and international development.

Selected publications

Hatani, F. (2023). Framing biases and language choices: How the Japanese media broadcast foreign aid policy for Africa. Critical Perspectives on International Business, 19(5): 640-660. https://doi.org/10.1108/cpoib-04-2022-0023

Ghauri, P., Hatani, F., Zhang-Zhang, Y., Rohlfer, S., & Bu, M. (2023). International Business and the SDGs: Current issues and future directions. In van Tulder, R., Giuliani, E., & Álvarez, I. (Eds). International Business and Sustainable Development Goals. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1745-886220230000017002

Hatani, F. (2016). Institutional plasticity in public-private interactions: Why Japan’s port reform failed. Journal of World Business, 51(6): 923-936. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2016.07.002

Hatani, F. & McGaughey, S.L. (2013). Network cohesion in global expansion: An evolutionary view. Journal of World Business, 48(4): 455-465. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2012.09.002

Hatani, F. (2010). Flexible strategy mix for Central Europe: A process data analysis. Thunderbird International Business Review, 52(6): 605-616. https://doi.org/10.1002/tie.20382

Hatani, F. (2009). The logic of spillover interception: The impact of global supply chains in China. Journal of World Business, 44(2): 158-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2008.05.005

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Faith Hatani / Framing Biases and Language Choices : How the Japanese Media Broadcast Foreign Aid Policy for Africa.
In: Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol. 19, No. 5, 2023, p. 640-660
Journal article > peer review
Pervez Ghauri; Faith Hatani; Yingying Zhang-Zhang; Sylvia Rohlfer; Maoliang Bu / International Business and the SDGs : Current Issues and Future Directions.
In: International Business and Sustainable Development Goals. ed. /Rob van Tulder; Elisa Giuliani; Isabel Álvarez. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2023, p. 17-30 (Progress in International Business Research, Vol. 17)
Book chapter > peer review
Faith Hatani; Jaeho Lee / Korea’s Rise, Japan’s Fall? : Green Transition in the Automotive Industry.
In: The Competitiveness of Nations 2: Government Policies and Business Strategies for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). . ed. /Dong-sung Cho; Hwy-chang Moon. Singapore : World Scientific 2023, p. 159–181 (The Competitiveness of Nations: Theory and Practice)
Book chapter > peer review
Yimeng Du; Faith Hatani / Assessing the Effectiveness of Feed-in Premiums in Technological Innovation of Renewable Energy
Paper presented at Sustainability and Development Conference 2022, 2022
Paper > peer review
Faith Hatani / Governments’ Greenwashing and the Meaning of the “Fossil of the Day” Awards
Frederiksberg : The Business of Society 13.11.2022
Net publication - Internet publication
Faith Hatani / Japan's 'Artificial-intelligence Hospital' project : Can It Help the Ageing Population?.
In: International Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence. ed. /J. Mark Munoz; Alka Maurya. London : Anthem Press 2022, p. 43-51
Book chapter > peer review
Faith Hatani / Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future : Can Japan Catch Up?.
In: Japanese Business Operations in an Uncertain World. ed. /Anshuman Khare; Nobutaka Odake; Hiroki Ishikura. Abingdon : Routledge 2022, p. 62-75 (Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies)
Book chapter > peer review
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
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