Dr Faith Hatani

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Position: Lecturer in International Business
Academic unit: People, Management and Organisations


Dr Faith Hatani is a Lecturer in International Business at Manchester Business School. Previously she held positions as an Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Cardiff Business School, and a Lecturer in Strategy at the University of Surrey.

Faith holds an MSc in Development Studies (University of London, SOAS) and a PhD in Land Economy (University of Cambridge), for which she obtained the Joint Japan-World Bank Graduate Scholarship.

Prior to beginning her academic career, she worked in the global logistics sector for more than eight years. Her last position in the industry was as the Japanese Representative of the Singapore Branch of Hapag-Lloyd, a German shipping company.

She is interested in public-private interactions in achieving development goals, focusing on large multinational firms' global value chains, their impact on less developed countries, and technology transfer through foreign direct investment (FDI) especially in infrastructure.

Research Interests

Research Interests:

• The role of international business in development
• Foreign direct investment (FDI) and technology transfer
• Public-private interactions in infrastructure development (e.g., ports, rail, water, and health services)
• Ethical issues in corporate strategy
• Global value chains of multinational enterprises (MNEs), and their operations in emerging/developing countries

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  • Hatani, F. (2016). Institutional Plasticity in Public-Private Interactions: Why Japan’s Port Reform Failed. Journal of World Business. . Publication link: d6754962-2dd5-429d-9b43-c1476814f54b


  • Hatani, F. (2015). Analyzing high-profile panel discussion on global health: An exploration with MAXQDA. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, 16(1), [Art. 14]. . Publication link: 2c8a02a9-e256-4a52-af83-adde631bc473



  • Hatani, F., & McGaughey, S. L. (2012). Network evolution in global expansion: Entry routines into emerging markets. In European Academy of Management (EURAM), Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands.. Publication link: a364afe1-ae20-4833-bab4-d0b4c1e5ad98


  • Hatani, F. (2011). Port cities in competition: Japan's geopolitical impediments to resurgence. In host publication. the Regional Studies Association International Conference, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. . Publication link: 709f6edd-7589-4a7c-ae03-0d19b50426ba


  • Hatani, F., & Costanzo, B. L. A. (Ed.) (2010). Designing strategic alliances in global competition. In Cases in Strategic Management. Mcgraw Hill. . Publication link: 3271ac26-647a-4a6b-8800-966b7acfccdd


  • Hatani, F. (2009). Organizational innovation of the Toyota Group. In Handbook of Research on Strategy and Foresight|Handb. of Res. on Strateg. and Foresight. (pp. 380-390). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. . Publication link: 200e82d4-9110-46d7-92a9-9c9f22be9845
  • Hatani, F., Horn, B. S. A. (Ed.), & Cross, A. R. (Ed.) (2009). Pre-clusterization in emerging markets: the Toyota Group's entry process in China. In Japanese Multinationals in China. Routledge. . Publication link: 4f7b3ab2-4db6-4060-8860-0006ab64f000


  • Hatani, F. (2008). The logic of spillover interception: The impact of global supply chains in China. In the Conference on Confronting the Challenge of Technology for Development: Experiences from the BRICS, University of Oxford, UK.. Publication link: 87525d0d-d373-48da-b6e6-b72dd4634a9b


  • Hatani, F. (2007). Flexible strategy mix for Central Europe. In the European International Business Academy (EIBA) Annual Conference, Catania, Italy... Publication link: 0fba548b-ccf2-47bc-9d84-5670edff4e7b
  • Hatani, F. (2007). Cohesive capacity; Managing network evolution in global competition. In the Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference, Indianapolis, USA... Publication link: 858298e5-e850-48e7-80ef-8677dfe0137b


  • Hatani, F. (2006). Managing network evolution in global competition. In the Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting, Atlana, USA.. Publication link: b58ca6ea-449f-4614-b51f-44fdea093bd2
  • Hatani, F. (2006). Emerging markets as a self-inducing institution: Entry strategy for Central Europe. In the AIB Conference, Beijing, China... Publication link: 0a3cdd95-d1d5-4423-993f-db4dec43534e


  • Hatani, F. (2005). Managed evolution: An approach to competitiveness of global supply networks. In the British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, Oxford, UK... Publication link: 0e4a4547-8315-42ee-b4a4-9678e6107c32