Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. René Haak



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Prof. Dr.-Ing. René Haak joined the the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in 2005. He was previously the Head of the Business and Economics Section and Deputy Director at the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ), Tokyo ( ) which he joined in 1999. Between 2011 and 2014 he was the head of the science and technology section at the German Embassy in Beijing. He gave lectures at the Technical University of Brandenburg (Germany), at the European University Viadrina (Germany) and at the Hosei University (Japan), the Nishogagusha University Chiba (Japan), Tsinghua University (China) and the University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA). He has a PhD degree in Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin (TUB) and a degree in business administration from the Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin). Research experiences include the Fraunhofer Institute for Production and Design Technology (IPK) and the Institute for Machine Tools and Manufacturing (IWF) of the Technical University of Berlin.

His research interest focuses on strategic management and Marketing and Japanese and Chinese management, automotive industry, and Human Resource Management. He has written numerous articles on production technology, innovation management and strategic and international management about Japan, China and Europe. As a editor together with H. G. Hilpert my last books were ”Japan and China - Cooperation, Competition and Conflict”, published by Palgrave in 2002, ”Focus China - The New Challenge for Japanese Management, Iudicium 2003 and ”The Changing Structure of Labour in Japan in 200. His latest books as an author are ”Theory and Management of Collective Strategies in International Business - The Impact of Globalisation on Japanese-German Business Co-operations in Asia” published by Palgrave in 2004 and Market Entry in Japan (2008) also with palgrave. Together with Markus Pudelko (University of Edinburgh Management School) he published as an Editor the book ”Japanese Management - The search for a New Balance between Continuity and Change (2006).