Sakuda to give keynote addresses at conferences in Japan, Thailand next year


Portrait photograph of Dr. Keith Sakuda

Dr. Keith Sakuda

Dr. Keith H. Sakuda, UH West Oʻahu associate professor of business management, will give keynote addresses at conferences in Japan and Thailand early next year.

Sakuda will be addressing a conference in Fukuoka, Japan in late February and then will give keynote remarks at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Education, Social Studies and Psychology on March 20 in Bangkok.

Both of the talks will be related to Sakuda’s research interests, which include cross-cultural management, intercultural relations, and social entrepreneurship.  He also consults in agriculture and sustainable entrepreneurship.

Sakuda will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday, February 26 to a conference of the Asia-Pacific Conference on Business & Social Science. The title of his talk is ”Inspiring Students to be Change Agents through Social Entrepreneurship,” and will introduce the concept of social entrepreneurship and provide a brief overview of how educators can encourage students to pursue their own paths towards creating change in the world.

In Bangkok Sakuda will give a keynote address titled “Transitioning from an Entrepreneurial Idea to Community-Engaged Scholarship:  The Development of Coordinated Distributed Agriculture.”  The talk will introduce the emerging field of community-engaged research, a movement to connect researchers with local partners to discover and transmit knowledge for the direct purpose of improving the quality of life for a community and will also include Sakuda’s experiences working to promote food sovereignty in the Pacific Islands through a new agricultural business model called coordinated distributed agriculture.

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