Hugh Whittaker is Professor in the Economy and Business of Japan, and Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford University.  His research interests include entrepreneurship, management of innovation, corporate governance, and employment relations in Japan, as well as political economy and economic development in East Asia.  His books include Recovering From Success: Innovation and Technology Management in Japan (2006),  Comparative Entrepreneurship: The UK, Japan and the Shadow of Silicon Valley (2009) and (co-edited) Corporate Governance and Managerial Reform in Japan (2009).  He has recently co-authored Compressed Development: Time and Timing in Economic and Social Development (2020), a book about socio-economic development in East Asia and beyond.