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 of economy and society. I am particularly interested in the interactions between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and government policies. 
Before joining CBS, I held positions as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Business (University of Manchester), Lecturer in Strategy (University of Surrey), and the Advanced Institute of Management Post-doctoral Research Fellow (Cardiff University) co-sponsored by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).   
I completed 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 have more than eight years of industry experience in the fields of global logistics and maritime business based in Japan and Singapore.


Primary research areas
  • Global value chains (GVCs) and supply networks
  • Foreign direct investment (FDI)
  • Cross-sector partnerships for responsible business
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of MNEs
  •  Institutional analysis of technology ecosystems
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International Business and Strategy (MSc IBS)
International Business in Emerging Markets (MSc IBS)
International Business and Sustainable Development (BSc elective)
Research Methods I (BSc IBA)


I mainly supervise theses/projects at postgraduate levels (MSc and PhD) on the following subjects:
Upgrading and governance in GVCs 
Responsible business and sustainability
The determinants of FDI and their impacts on host countries
Government-business interaction (e.g., infrastructure development, innovation systems, and environmental policy)


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 / 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
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
Faith Hatani / Analyzing High-profile Panel Discussion on Global Health : An Exploration with MAXQDA.
In: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2015
Journal article > peer review
Faith Hatani / Institutional Plasticity in Public–private Interactions : Why Japan’s Port Reform Failed.
Paper presented at Academy of International Business (AIB) - Australia and New Zealand Chapter Annual Symposium 2014, 2014
Paper > peer review
Faith Hatani; Sara L. McGaughey / Network Cohesion in Global Expansion : An Evolutionary View.
In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2013, p. 455–465
Journal article > peer review
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