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Adam Johns

NameAdam Johns
Alternative NamesAdam Johns
AffiliationSophia University
SectionFaculty of Economics, Department of Management
Job titleProfessor
DegreeB.A.(Media Studies)(Queensland University of Technology), B.A.(Media Studies)(クイーンズランド工科大学), Bachelor of Business(Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Business(クイーンズランド工科大学), 修士(商学)(早稲田大学), Ph.D.(Public Policy)(The Australian National University)
Research funding number00553075
J-Global ID201401054784831354

Research Interests

Place Branding ,Cultural Industries ,Public Policy ,Marketing ,Creative Industries ,International Marketing ,International Business

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Business administration / 
  • Humanities & social sciences / Commerce / 
  • Humanities & social sciences / Economic policy / 

Research History

Apr 2018
Sophia University Faculty of Economics Department of Management Professor 
Apr 2014
Mar 2018
Doshisha University Doshisha Business School Associate Professor 
Apr 2009
Mar 2014
Rikkyo University College of Business Department of Global Business Assistant Professor 


Adam Johns   
Business and Politics   14(2)    Aug 2012   [Refereed]
This paper analyses the application of competition policy regulation and its effect on market conduct and performance through the case study of communication satellite broadcasting in Japan. Focusing on structural regulations such as vertical sepa...
Adam Johns   Scott Brenton   
Conference Proceedings of the 28th Euro-Asia Management Studies Association      Nov 2011   [Refereed]
Adam Johns   
Conference Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Cultural Economics (ACEI)      Jun 2010
Adam Johns   
Journal of Public Utility Economics   55(2) 131-138   Dec 2003   [Refereed]

Books and Other Publications

Otmazgin, Nissim, Ben-Ari, Eyal(Part:Contributor, Tradition or Innovation? Creativity and Internationalisation in Kyoto’s Craft Industries)
Springer   2020   (ISBN:9789811530555)
Taras, Vas, Gonzalez-Perez, Maria Alejandra(Part:Contributor, More food for thought: Experiential Learning Projects)
Palgrave Macmillan   2015   (ISBN:9781137467706)
Pangestu, Mari, Song, Ligang(Part:Contributor, Out of the Japanese Incubator: i-mode and the intellectual property imperative)
ANU E Press   2007   (ISBN:9780731538157)


Adam Johns   
International Place Branding Association Conference   28 Nov 2019   
Adam Johns   
European Association of Japanese Studies   Aug 2014   

Teaching Experience

Sep 2019
Global Branding (Sophia University)
Apr 2018
Global Marketing (Sophia University)

Professional Memberships

Association of Japanese Business Studies
American Marketing Association
European Marketing Academy
Academy of International Business
Japan Academy of International Business Studies

Research Projects

Place brands and the perceived authenticity of cultural and creative goods in international markets
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2020
Product authenticity and production offshoring in creative industries
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)
Project Year: May 2011 - Mar 2013
Product Authenticity and Production Offshoring in Creative Industries
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: 2011 - 2012