SEAN M HACKETT designs and facilitates high-impact learning experiences for students and professionals from around the world.


SEAN M HACKETT joined the faculty at WASEDA University in Tokyo, Japan in 2011. He currently holds the rank of Associate Professor. 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. His research interests are at the intersection of internet strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on how digitalization transforms existing businesses and makes new businesses possible.

Prior to becoming an academic, Dr. Hackett worked for the American Electronics Association (now known as the Advocacy Group within CompTIA) in Japan. His industry focus was software and electronic commerce and his responsibilities included business development and international business facilitation.

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).