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Christina L. Ahmadjian

Active Fellow

Christina L. Ahmadjian is Professor Emeritus at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan. Her career has combined academics and practice, with a focus on corporate governance and comparative institutions. She received her Ph.D. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and joined the faculty of Hitotsubashi in 2001, just as corporate governance reform became a critical and contested issue in Japan. She has written about the clash between Anglo-American and Japanese institutions as Japanese financial markets increasingly became dependent on foreign investment and has studied Japanese corporate governance in a comparative context with regards to other Asian economies. She has published in leading journals including the Administrative Science Quarterly, the American Sociological Review, Organization Science, the Journal of Management Studies, and Corporate Governance: An International Review and is currently an Associate Editor at the Administrative Science Quarterly. She has served as a non-executive director at major Japanese companies, including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the Japan Exchange Group (parent company of the Tokyo Stock Exchange), Asahi Group Holdings (parent company of Asahi Beer), and NEC. She advises Japanese companies and government on DEI, corporate governance, and innovation.

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