Philip Sugai

Philip Sugai

Professor of Marketing at Doshisha University's Graduate School of Business

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Professor Sugai is a Professor of Marketing within Doshisha University’s Graduate School of Business and a Senior Fellow at the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Center at Osaka Unviersity. Dr. Sugai also served as a Visiting Professor for Stanford University from 2015 – 2017, where he taught Innovation in Japan at the Stanford Overseas campus in Kyoto. Prior to joining the Doshisha University faculty, Dr. Sugai taught at the International University of Japan in Niigata where he also served as Dean and Associate Dean of the IUJ Business School for six years.

Dr. Sugai is the author of two books, The Value Plan and The Six Immutable Laws of Mobile Business (John Wiley & Sons) and has published case studies with Ivey Business School Publishing on Nestle’s KITKAT Japan, Hosoo (330+ year old Nishijin Weaving company), AGL, Hatsune Miku and Walt Disney Internet Group.

He received his Doctorate degree from Waseda University and his M.B.A. in Marketing and Operations Management from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He has worked as a marketing executive at American Express, Muze, Inc., and Lightningcast, Inc., and serves as a marketing advisor and marketing strategy consultant to companies both in Japan and globally.


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