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Dr Innan Sasaki

Formerly at Lancaster University


Innan Sasaki is Lecturer in Strategic Management, Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation. Previously she worked as guest research associate in University of Kyoto in Japan. Innan teaches competitive and corporate strategy and family business in MSc and Undergraduate programmes. 


Research Interests

Innan is interested in investigating how marginalized actors (such as endangered craft, indigenous people, and refugees) manage to uphold their traditions and culturally survive. More specifically, her research interests include tradition, history, and time in organizations, organizational culture, and institutional theory (with the focus on marginalized actors and legitimacy). She has studied traditional creative industries, with the focus on survival and revival of craft-based organizations. 

Her work has received best paper awards and is published in leading peer-reviewed journals. She is a member of the Academy of Management and the European Group of Organization Studies and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.

External Roles

Convenor of 2019 EGOS sub-theme 27: Rediscovering Craft and Craftmanship in Organizations 


Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration (Laudatur) in 2015. University of Turku, Turku School of Economics, Finland.

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