SEAN M HACKETT is a popular professor, speaker, researcher and international consultant.
Dr. Hackett helps people from around the world to understand complex issues relating to Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Technology & Innovation Management and Negotiations through his teaching and his research. Recognizing the increasing complexity and volatility of the business world, he focuses on packaging and presenting key concepts and their significance in ways that are understandable, compelling and, when appropriate, actionable for his audiences.
He holds a B.A. in Government and International Studies (with a 2nd concentration in Japanese) from the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana); an M.A. in International Relations from Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan), and an M.S. and an interdisciplinary studies Ph.D. in Management of Technology from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee). As a Rotary Foundation Fellow, Dr. Hackett also spent nine months studying the Japanese language intensively at International Christian University (Tokyo, Japan).
Dr. Hackett is very comfortable working across cultures, organizations, borders and time zones. With extensive experience in Japan, fluency in the Japanese language and culture, networks throughout Asia, strong managerial, analytical, and leadership skills, and expertise that spans business/entrepreneurship, international and government relations, and the strategic management of technological innovation, he is uniquely qualified to create value for students and companies from around the globe.