SEAN M HACKETT designs and facilitates high-impact learning experiences for students and professionals from around the world.
SEAN M HACKETT joined the faculty of WASEDA Business School (WBS) at WASEDA University in Tokyo, Japan in 2011. He currently holds the rank of Associate Professor. His research interests are at the intersection of the internet, entrepreneurship, and innovation with a focus on how digitalization transforms existing businesses and makes new businesses possible. Dr. Hackett teaches courses focused on entrepreneurial management, innovation & new business creation, internet business and digital marketing strategies, and negotiations to MBA students and professionals working in Tokyo. Since 2012 Dr. Hackett has also served as the volunteer President of the Notre Dame Club of Japan.
Prior to becoming an academic, Dr. Hackett worked for the American Electronics Association (now known as TechAmerica) in Japan. His focus was software and electronic commerce.
Dr. Hackett has a B.A. in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN); an M.A. in International Relations from Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan), and an M.S./Ph.D. in Management of Technology from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN). As a Rotary Foundation Fellow, Dr. Hackett also spent nine months studying the Japanese language intensively at International Christian University (Tokyo, Japan).