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        Visiting Scholar


Manoj Shrestha   




Dr. Manoj L. Shrestha is a Visiting Professor (2006-07) at the US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University.  He is based in Kobe, Japan as a full professor teaching Strategic Management and Policy Studies at Konan University, Faculty of Business Administration. He is author of the book entitled  “Multinationalization of Firms and Technology Transfer”, published in Japanese by Chikura Shobo (1996), recipient of the Japan Omni Management Award in 1997.

During his stay at Stanford, Dr. Shrestha is undertaking research on the Comparative Study of Innovation and Management of Technology in the US, EU, and Japan focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceutical corporations. He is also researching trends in natural product drug discovery with Professor Robert Kneller at the University of Tokyo, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST). In addition, he is working on a research project, Intellectual Property Management and Issues of Economic Development, with Professor Kitagawa  Zentaro at the International  Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS) in Kyoto.

Dr. Shrestha initiated the International Symposium on Biodiversity Management in August 2006 with experts working in academia, industry, government, and international organizations. Through this Symposium, he developed a proposal to establish a Global Center for Biodiversity Management in Japan. His recent publications, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Costa Rica’s INBio and Merck Case, Konan Business Review, Japan (2006), also focus on the importance of collaboration between academia, government and industry.

Before joining the Konan University in 1992, Dr. Shrestha was a visiting scholar at the International Center for Japanese Studies (NICHIBUNKEN), Kyoto (1995-98), undertaking his research on Japanese investment and technology transfer in Asia. He was also a visiting senior fellow at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and visiting scholar at MIT (1998-1999). He was an Adjunct Professor of Technology and Innovation at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) (2004), and Ritsumeikan University of Japan (2002-2005). Since 2001, he has been giving lectures on intellectual property management for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and to policy makers worldwide. 

Dr. Shrestha received his Ph.D. in Economics (1997) from the Graduate University of Advanced Study (SOKENDAI), Kyoto, Japan. He received his M.A. in International Economics and Business (1985) from Kyoto University, Japan.


Dr. Shrestha is a native of Nepal and one of the founding directors of the Nepal Educational Development Organization. He has been nominated for Marquis Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in American Education for the year 2007.

E-mail:    manojlal at stanford dot edu