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.
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,
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