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Mary Yoko Brannen

Honorary Professor of International Business, Copenhagen Business School Professor Emerita San Jose State University, University of Victoria

Mary Yoko Brannen is Honorary Professor of International Business at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark having been awarded honorary doctorate in 2016 and Professor Emerita from San José State University, California, U.S.A. She previously held the Jarislowsky East Asia (Japan) Chair of Cross-Cultural Management at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. She has served as a Visiting Professor at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, Stanford University, California, U.S.A, and Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. She currently sits on the Advisory Boards of the Master of International Business at the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden and the Center for Japanese Studies at Portland State University in the U.S.

She was appointed Fellow of the Academy of International Business in 2016 having served as Deputy Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies for two consecutive elected terms (2011-2016). Professor Brannen’s expertise in multinational affairs is evident in her research, consulting, teaching, and personal background. Born and raised in Japan, having studied in the US, France and Spain, and having worked as a cross-cultural consultant for over 40 years to various Fortune 100 companies she brings a multi-faceted, deep knowledge of today’s complex cultural business environment.


Honorary Doctor, Merc. H.C., Academy of International Business Fellow, Ph.D., M.B.A., B.A. Magna Cum Laude