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jim hagen

Contact Info

James Hagen
651 523-2342
East Hall 216E
Hamline University MS-A1740
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

James Hagen

Professor

Contact Info

James Hagen
651 523-2342
East Hall 216E
Hamline University MS-A1740
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

Biography

James Hagen's teaching areas include undergraduate and MBA courses in marketing, international marketing, strategy, and social responsibility. He earned his Ph.D. in International Business from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his M.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the School of Business faculty in 2008, Professor Hagen's experience included work in banking and investment real estate in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area followed by full-time faculty positions at Kinki University in Osaka, Japan and Cornell University in New York. He has also delivered special lectures or taught executive education and other courses at Waseda, Ritsumeikan, and Chuo universities in Japan, Yonsei University in South Korea, University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, Godollo University in Hungary, and the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico, among others.

With research interests in foreign market entry and inter-organizational trust, Hagen's publications include articles in Academy of Management Review and Journal of International Marketing. His case study, "Ben and Jerry’s – Japan," is used by many MBA programs for teaching foreign market entry. Professor Hagen is active in the Association of Japanese Business Studies and is a frequent presenter at conferences of the Academy of International Business. 

Hagen's service to the academe has included president of the Association of Japanese Studies, President of the Hamline University Faculty Council developing and chairing sessions at the Academy of Management and Academy of International Business, and service on several editorial boards. He also has been interviewed and cited related to marketing strategy by media outlets including The New York Times, WCCO-TV, KTCA-TV, Minneapolis Saint Paul Business Journal and others.

Teaching Style

With many options for online and other forms of independent study, Professor Hagen feels it is a privilege to have university courses in which diverse students and faculty actually meet in a room and have the opportunity for discussion, sharing perspectives, and relating concepts from course readings to actual events in the community and world. He likes to take advantage of that opportunity by using class time more for interactive activities rather than strictly for lecture. Hagen finds that with rapid changes happening to the organization of commerce and in the field of marketing communication, he and his students are often learning together and trying to develop frameworks to serve them for life-long learning.

“I feel very fortunate to still be in contact with students I had in class even many years ago, especially when I learn that something they took from the class experience has helped them make choices, pursue dreams, and enrich their lives.”

- James Hagen

Publications

Berg, David M., Hagen, James M. "Short Term Study Abroad Programs as Experiential Learning." The Palgrave Handbook of Experiential Learning in International Business. Eds. Vas Taras and et al. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Print.

Hagen, James M., and David M. Berg. "International Business for Domestic Students." Journal for Global Business Education 12 (2012): 47-59. Print.

Hagen, James M. "Ben & Jerry's-Japan: Strategic Decision by an Emergent Global Marketer." Journal of International Marketing 8.2 (2000): 98-110. Print.

Hagen, James M., and Soonkyoo Choe. "Trust in Japanese Interfirm Relations: Institutional Sanctions Matter." Academy of Management Review 23.3 (1998): 589-600. Print.