Dr. Sakakibara joined the UCLA Anderson faculty in 1994 and focuses her research on alliances, innovation and technological change, intellectual property rights, multinational corporate strategy and national competitiveness. Prior to coming to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar, she was deputy director of Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
Dr. Sakakibara has published her research in leading scholarly journals, including American Economic Review, RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Industrial Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Journal of the Japanese and International Economies. She is also a co-author with Michael Porter and Hirotaka Takeuchi of the book, “Can Japan Compete?,” which was selected as one of the Books of the Year in 2000 by The Economist.
Dr. Sakakibara teaches courses in strategy and international business in the MBA and Ph.D. programs at UCLA Anderson. She has been invited to present her work worldwide, including France, Belgium, Netherlands, Israel, Japan and Korea. She has served as a consultant to a variety of corporations, including in studies of foreign market entry, intellectual property rights and strategic alliances.