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Kathryn Ibata-Arens

  • Vincent de Paul Professor of Political Science and Director, Global Asian Studies Program
  • PhD, Northwestern University

  • Political Science; Global Asian Studies
  • Faculty
  • Political economy; international relations; Japanese political economy; technology policy
  • 773-325-4716

Research and Publications

Kathryn Ibata's research utilizies social network analysis and GIS methodologies to examine emerging life science (biotechnology and medical devices) regions in Japan and the United States.  Her book, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Japan: Politics, Organizations and High Technology Firms, analyzes high technology firms and regional economies in Kyoto, Osaka, and Tokyo.  Other works on enterprise embeddedness and entrepreneurial business networks appear in such journals as Enterprise and Society and the Journal of Asian Business and Management.