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Keith
Business Administration
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Sakuda
Professor of Management & International Relations
808-689-2335

Keith H. Sakuda is a professor management and international relations at the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu. His research interests are cross-cultural management, intercultural relations, and social entrepreneurship. He is a past president and program chair of the Western Casewriters Association. His industry experience includes consulting projects in Hawai'i, Tahiti, China, the U.S., and Japan.

Keith was a co-founder of an award-winning social enterprise which sought to promote food sovereignty in the Pacific Islands through aquaponics and coordinated distributed agriculture. The organization was featured in international and national media, including Fast Company, The Guardian, National Geographic, and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.  They were also invited guest speakers at Harvard University’s Social Entrepreneurship Conference and Fish 2.0 at Stanford University. 

In addition to his duties at UH - West Oahu, Keith was an overseas summer scholar at Chongqing Technology & Business University and visiting scholar for Kansai Gaikokugo Daigaku.  He was also an external reviewer for Hong Kong Baptist University’s College of International Education.  Keith currently serves as an officer/board member of the non-profit organizations the Hawai‘i-Fukuoka Kenjinkai (president), United Japanese Society of Hawaii (president-elect), the Hawai'i Global Education Foundation (chair of the board), and the U.S.-Japan Council (leader).

PhD in International Management 
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa; Specialization: International Organization & Strategy

M.L.A.
Harvard University Extension School

M.B.A.
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Graduate Certificate in International Security Studies
Harvard University Extension School

Graduate Certificate in Japanese Management
Japan America Institute of Management Science (JAIMS); Graduated High Distinction

Graduate Certificate in International Management
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Pacific Asian Management Institute (PAMI)

B.A. Economics and Science & Management (Environmental Sciences); Certificate: Leadership Studies
Claremont McKenna College, Magna Cum Laude

Current: Division of Business Administration; Professor of Management & International Relations
University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu

2019 - Current: National Research Base of Intelligent Manufacturing Service, Overseas Summer Scholar
Chongqing Technology & Business University

2022: Undergraduate Lecturer in Comparative Management: U.S. - JPN 
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Shidler College of Business

2021: Center for International Education; Visiting Online Scholar
Kansai Gaikokugo Daigaku (Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka Japan)

2016 - 2019: College of International Education; External Reviewer
Hong Kong Baptist University

2017: Center for International Education; Visiting Professor Asian Studies
Kansai Gaikokugo Daigaku (Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka Japan)

2015: President
Western Casewriters Association

2014-2015: Adjunct Faculty in Cross-Cultural Management and Social Entrepreneurship
Japan America Institute of Management Science

2012-2014: MBA Lecturer in Japanese Management
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Shidler College of Business

20007-2009: Adjunct Faculty in Management 
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Shidler College of Business

2004: Adjunct Faculty in Accounting
TransPacific Hawaii College

2000-2002: Assistant Language Teacher
Chikuzen Senior High School: Fukuoka, Japan

University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu:

  • BUSA 120 Introduction to Business
  • BUSA 198B Laughter & Lessons from THE OFFICE (experimental)
  • BUSA 332 Contemporary Business Issues
  • BUSA 376 International Business Management
  • BUSA 386 Global Management & Organizational Behavior
  • BUSA 325 Asian Asian Economies, Business, & Consumers (COIL)
  • BUSA 480 Organizational Behavior
  • BUSA 486 Senior Capstone Project
  • BUSA 490 Senior Capstone Practicum
  • MGT 301 Business Ethics
  • MGT 310 Principles of Management
  • MGT 320 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 341 Behavior in Organizations (COIL)
  • MGT 343 Comparative Management: U.S. & Japan
  • MGT 370 Global External Environment (COIL)

Kansai Gaikokugo Daigaku:

  • Global Business Risk Management (ESL and Asian Studies Program)
  • Global Environment of International Business (ESL)
  • Comparative Management – Japanese Management (Asian Studies Program)
  • 1474: Global Environment of International Business (Asian Studies Program)

Japan America Institute of Management Science:

  • College Prep Summer Program – Cross-Cultural Training
  • College Prep Summer Program – Global Management
  • College Prep Summer Program – Cultural Intelligence
  • Young Leaders Global Management Program – Social Entrepreneurship

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Shidler College of Business:

  • MGT 670C MBA Japanese Management Systems
  • MGT 341 Behavior in Organizations
  • MGT 343 Comparative Management - U.S. & Japan

TransPacific Hawai‘i College:

  • Accounting 101 Financial Accounting
  • Accounting 110 Management Accounting

Journal Articles:

Kudo, F.T., Sakuda, K. H., Tsuru, G. K. (2016). Mediating Organizational Cynicism: Exploring the Role of Hope Theory on Job Satisfaction. Universal Journal of Management. Vol. 4(12).

Sakuda, K. H. (2012). Diversity and outcomes in low interdependence teams: Consideration of national context and cultural diversity.  Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal. Vol. 19(2).

Edited Book Chapters:

Sakuda, K. H. (2014). The Intercultural Market: An Exercise in the Development of Cultural Intelligence. In Kenneth Cushner & Jane K. Dowdy (Eds.), From the Margins to the Mainstream: Enhancing Social Awareness in the Social Studies Classroom. Lanham: Rowman Littlefield.

Bhawuk, D. P. S., Landis, D., & Sakuda, K. H. (2012). Leadership in Military Retention. In Elizabeth Christopher (Ed.) Communicating Across Cultures. Palgrave MacMillian.

Bhawuk, D. P. S., Munusamy, V. P., & Sakuda, K. H. (2009). Preparing Global Business Leaders: Application of an Economy-Based Theoretical Framework to Intercultural Training. In Chan-Hoong Leong & John W. Berry (Ed.) Intercultural Relations in Asia: Migration and Work Effectiveness. World Scientific Publishing.

Bhawuk, D. P. S., & Sakuda, K. H. (2008).  Intercultural Sensitivity for Global Managers.  In Michael A. Moodian (Ed.) Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence: Understanding and Utilizing Cultural Diversity to Build Successful Organizations. Sage.

Bhawuk, D. P. S., Sakuda, K. H., & Munusamy, V. P. (2008). Intercultural Competence Development and Triple-Loop Cultural Learning: Toward a Theory of Intercultural Sensitivity. In Soon Ang & Linn Van Dyne (Ed.) Handbook of Cultural Intelligence. M.E. Sharpe.

Other Publications:

Sakuda, K. H. & Zurcher, S. A. (2021). Addressing Institutional Weakness through a COIL Partnership: A Case Study of Fully Integrated Semester-Long COIL Courses. Proceedings of the International Virtual Exchange Conference. October 27 – 29, 2021.

Sakuda, K.H. (2018). Twenty Years of “The Path”: A Retrospective Contemplation of Kaku’s Kyosei. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Social Sciences and Management, Osaka, Japan. February 7-8, 2018.

Sakuda, K. H. (2017).  A Cultural Dimensions Analysis of Capital Punishment. Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Social Sciences Conference, Fukuoka, Japan. November 6-9, 2017.

Kudo, F. T., Sakuda, K. H., & Tsuru, G. K. (2016).  Mediating Organizational Cynicism: Exploring the Role of Hope Theory on Job Satisfaction.  Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Management and Social Sciences, Honolulu, HI.  August 10-11, 2016.

Sakuda, K. H. (2016).  Exploring Inter-Organizational Altruism in the Japanese Business Environment.  Proceedings of the International Symposium on Social Sciences and Management, Fukuoka, Japan.  February 1-3, 2016.

Sakuda, K. H. (2015).  Cultural Differences in Perceptions of Task Interdependence: A Proposed Model and Analysis.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Sciences and Management, Kyoto, Japan.  May 7-9, 2015.

Sakuda, K. H. (2015).  The Expatriate Assignment and Work Performance: A Field Study of Professional Athletes.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Business and Social Sciences, Osaka, Japan.  May 7-9, 2015.

Sakuda, K. H. & Copenhaver, W. D. (2014). Ed Block Courage Award Foundation: How Do You Define Courage? Western Casewriters Association Conference Proceedings, Napa, CA. March 20, 2014

Proceedings of the 2013 Western Casewriters Association Conference, Santa Fe, edited by K. H. Sakuda, (2013).

Sakuda, K. H. (2012). American Safari Cruises: Destination Unwelcomed. Western Casewriters Association Conference Proceedings, La Jolla, CA. March 22, 2012.

Sakuda, K. H. (2011). Hammerhead Spearguns: Trouble in Paradise. Western Casewriters Association Conference Proceedings, Victoria British Columbia, Canada. March 24, 2011.

Sakuda, K. H. (2010). Fishing for a Social Business: Development of a Social Enterprise Business Plan. Western Casewriters Association Conference Proceedings, Kona, HI. March 25, 2010.

Sakuda, K. H. (2010). Something Strange Going On: A Case Study in Social Entrepreneurship Failure. Western Casewriters Association Conference Proceedings, Kona, HI. March 25, 2010. 

Sakuda, K. H. (2009). Special Report: Thoughts from the World Recreational Fishing Conference. Hawaii Fishing News. Vol. 35(2). March, 2009

Huang, A, Kanda, R., Kim, S. J., Lee, K. S., Sakuda, K. H. (2007). Case 14: Yahoo! Japan. In Masaaki Kotabe & Kristiaan Helsen. Global Marketing Management, 4th Edition. Wiley.

Sakuda, K.H. (2007). Cultural Diversity & Performance in Tasks of Low Interdependence: A comparison of U.S. and Asian Team Dynamics. Society for the Advancement of Management International Business Conference Proceedings. Las Vegas, NV. March 25-28, 2007. 

Sakuda, K. H. (2003). International Exchange Researcher Report: FILTER GROUP JAPAN. FINIPED Vol 1(3).  January 2003

2020: Waimānalo Limu Hui: Project focusing on ecosystem restoration in Waimānalo through seaweed (limu) cultivation

2012 - 2018: Coordinated Distributed Agriculture (CDA): Project focused on food sovereignty in the Pacific Islands through aquaponics and community-centric agriculture

Sakuda, K. H. (2010). Cultural Perception in Diversity and Task Interdependence: A Multi-Method Examination of Sports amid Global Competition.   Proquest/UMI 3429746.  PhD Dissertation, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI. 

Sakuda, K. H. (2021). International Student Recruitment for the State of Hawaii: Policy Analysis and Recommendations for a Comprehensive Marketing Approach to Increase International Undergraduate Enrollment at the 4-Year University of Hawai‘i Campuses.  Unpublished Master’s Practicum.  Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Sakuda, K. H. (2003). Ikujiro Nonaka’s Theory of Knowledge Creation at the FILTER Group Japan. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.  Adviser: Ikujiro Nonaka.

Sakuda, K. H. (2000). Shark-fining in the Western Pacific Exclusive Economic Zone. Unpublished Senior Thesis. Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA. Adviser: Michael P. Franklin & Brian E. Schatz.

Sakuda, K. H. (2022). COIL and Online International Partnerships at the University of Hawaii – West Oahu. Invited presentation by the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism at the Hawaii – Hiroshima Global Education Seminar, Hiroshima, Japan. September 1, 2022.

Sakuda, K. H. & Zurcher, S. A. (2021).  Addressing Institutional Weakness through a COIL Partnership: A Case Study of Fully Integrated Semester-Long COIL Courses. An online presentation at the International Virtual Exchange Conference 2021, an online conference co-hosted by State University of New York COIL Center and Drexel University.  October 27 – 29, 2021.


*COVID-19 CANCELLED PRESENTATIONS

Keynote Speech at the Asia Pacific Conference on Education, Social Studies, and Psychology, Honolulu, HI. August 13, 2020. (CANCELLED Due to COVID-19)

Paper Presentation at the International Conference on Social Science and Management, Fukuoka, Japan. May 6 -8, 2020. (CANCELLED Due to COVID-19)

Sakuda, K. H. (2019).  Transitioning from an Entrepreneurial Idea to Community-Engaged Scholarship: The Development of Coordinated Distributed Agriculture. Keynote Speech at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Education, Social Studies and Psychology, Bangkok, Thailand. March 20, 2019.

Sakuda, K. H. (2019).  Inspiring  Students to be Change Agents through Social Entrepreneurship. Keynote Speech at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Business & Social Sciences, Fukuoka, Japan. February 26, 2019.

Sakuda, K. H. (2019). Coordinated Distributed Agriculture: A Proposed Model for Food Security in the Pacific Islands. An online Virtual Lightning Talk at the 15th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, & Social Sustainability, Vancouver, Canada.  January 17 – 19, 2019.

Sakuda, K.H. (2018). Twenty Years of “The Path”: A Retrospective Contemplation of Kaku’s Kyosei. Paper Presented at the International Symposium on Social Sciences and Management, Osaka, Japan. February 7-8, 2018. (Session Chair)

Sakuda, K. H. (2018).  Social Entrepreneurship as a Means for Inspiring Social Change.  Keynote Speech at the International Symposium on Social Sciences and Management, Osaka, Japan. February 7, 2018.

Sakuda, K. H. (2017).  A Cultural Dimensions Analysis of Capital Punishment. Paper Presented at the Asia Pacific Social Sciences Conference, Fukuoka, Japan. November 7, 2017.  (Session Chair)

Sakuda, K. H. (2016). Welcoming Address for the Joint Conference of the Annual Conference of Management and Social Sciences, International Symposium of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, Honolulu, HI. August 10 – 11, 2016.

Kudo, F. T., Sakuda, K. H., & Tsuru, G. K. (2016).  Mediating Organizational Cynicism: Exploring the Role of Hope Theory on Job Satisfaction.  Paper Presented at the Annual Conference of Management and Social Sciences, Honolulu, HI.  August 10th, 2016.

Sakuda, K. H. (2016).  Exploring Inter-Organizational Altruism in the Japanese Business Environment.  Paper presented at the International Symposium on Social Science and Management, Fukuoka, Japan.  February 2nd, 2016. (Session Chair)

Sakuda, K. H. (2015).  Coordinated Distributed Agriculture in the Pacific Islands: A Proposed Model for Sustainable Community Based Agriculture.  Paper Presented at the 13th Asia Pacific Conference, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan.  November 7 & 8, 2015.

Sakuda, K. H. (2015).  Social Entrepreneurship for Service Learning and Student-Led Innovation.  Keynote Speech at the Hong Kong International Conference for Social Sciences, Hong Kong, China.  July 6 – 8, 2015.

Sakuda, K. H. (2015).  Cultural Differences in Perceptions of Task Interdependence: A Proposed Model and Analysis.  Paper presented at the International Conference on Social Sciences and Management, Kyoto, Japan.  May 7 – 9, 2015. (Session Chair)

Sakuda, K. H. (2015).  The Expatriate Assignment and Work Performance: A Field Study of Professional Athletes.  Paper presented at the International Conference on Business and Social Sciences, Osaka, Japan.  March 22 - 24, 2015. (Session Chair)

Sakuda, K. H. & Walfish, D. (2015). Ho‘oulu Pacific. IdeaLab Presentation at the 2015 Harvard University Social Entrepreneurship Conference, Cambridge, MA.  February 14, 2015.

Sakuda, K. H. (2014). Ho‘oulu Pacific. Presentation at Pacific Agriculture Innovation Summit and Showcase, Honolulu, HI.  September 16, 2014.

Sakuda, K. H. & Walfish, D. (2014). ). Ho‘oulu Pacific. Visual Presentation at the 2014 Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit & Expo, Honolulu, HI. September 16, 2014

Ho-Lastimosa, H., Sakuda, K. H., & Walfish, D. (2014). Ho‘oulu Pacific. Presentation at Agricultural Innovation Prize & Conference, University of Wisconsin – Madison, April 24-26, 2014.

Sakuda, K. H. (2014). Ed Block Courage Award Foundation: How Do You Define Courage? Western Casewriters Association Conference Proceedings, Napa, CA. March 20, 2014

Sakuda, K. H. (2013). Ho‘oulu Pacific. Presentation at Fish 2.0: Sustainable Seafood Conference & Workshop, Stanford University, November 13, 2013.

Sakuda, K. H. (2012). Team Diversity and Individual Performance: A Field Study of Professional Athletes in International Competition. Pipeline paper presented at the Western Academy of Management Conference, La Jolla, California.  March 22-24, 2012. 

Sakuda, K. H. (2012). American Safari Cruises: Destination Unwelcomed. Paper presented at the Western Casewriters Association Conference, La Jolla, California. March 22, 2012.

Sakuda, K. H. (2011). Cultural Variation in Perceived Task Interdependence:  A Test of Perception across the Individualism-Collectivism Divide.  Pipeline paper presented at the Western Academy of Management Conference, March 25-27, 2011. 

Sakuda, K. H. (2011). Hammerhead Spearguns: Trouble in Paradise. Paper presented at the Western Casewriters Association Conference, Victoria British Columbia, Canada. March 24, 2011.

Sakuda, K. H. (2010). An Exploration of Inter-Organizational Altruism: The Japanese Business Context.  Pipeline paper presented at the Western Academy of Management Conference, March 25-27, 2010. 

Sakuda, K. H. (2010). Fishing for a Social Business: Development of a Social Enterprise Business Plan.  Paper presented at the Western Casewriters Association Conference, Kona, HI. March 25, 2010.

Sakuda, K. H. (2010). Something Strange Going On: A Case Study in Social Entrepreneurship Failure. Paper presented at the Western Casewriters Association Conference, Kona, HI. March 25, 2010. 

Sakuda, K. H. (2009) Discussant for the Symposium on “Self-Esteem in Japanese Culture: Fact or Fiction” convened by Susumu Yamaguchi.  Symposium contributors: Chihiro Kobayashi, Yukiko Muramoto, & Susumu Yamaguchi.  Presented at the 6th Biennial Conference of the International Academy for Intercultural Research, Honolulu, HI, August 15 – 19, 2009.

Sakuda, K. H. (2008).  Transforming a Cultural Treasure into a Sustainable Recreational Fishery. Presentation at the World Recreational Fishery Conference, Dania Beach, FL. November 12, 2008.

Bhawuk, D. P. S., Munusamy, V. P., & Sakuda, K. H. (2008). Cultural Variation in Group Dynamics: Applications of the Theory of Individualism and Collectivism. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA. August 11 – 13, 2008.

Bhawuk, D. P. S., Munusamy, V. P., & Sakuda, K. H. (2008). Intercultural Competence Development: Towards a Theory of Intercultural Sensitivity. Visual Presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA. August 11-13, 2008.

Bhawuk, D. P. S., Munusamy, V. P., Bechtold, D. J., & Sakuda, K. H. (2007). Collectivism & Economic Success: A Cultural Model of Economic Development. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA.  August 3-8, 2007.

Bhawuk, D. P. S., Munusamy, V. P., & Sakuda, K. H. (2007). Preparing Global Business Leaders: Application of an Economy-Based Theoretical Framework to Intercultural Training. Interactive Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA. August 3-8, 2007.

Sakuda, K.H. (2007). Cultural Diversity & Performance in Tasks of Low Interdependence: A comparison of U.S. and Asian Team Dynamics. Paper presented at the Society for the Advancement of Management International Business Conference, Las Vegas, NV. March 25-28, 2007.

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