Scott A. Hipsher, Ph.D.Scott A. Hipsher, Ph.D.

Professor

After earning his BS degree from the University of Maryland Asian Division in Japan, Dr. Scott Hipsher received his MBA from Bangkok University and conducted research in Cambodia to earn his Ph.D. from Capella University in the U.S. His professional experience is also global as the Northeast Thailand Regional Manager for a Dutch-owned export company and the General Affairs Manager for ZOA Thailand. He has taught at a number of universities in Thailand, but primarily at Bangkok University. Dr. Hipsher has written a number of journal articles and conference papers, and is the author of Expatriates in Asia: Breaking Free from the Colonial Paradigm and lead author of The Nature of Asian Firms: An Evolutionary Perspective, both from Chandos Publishing (Oxford).

 

Credentials:

  • BS - University of Maryland Asian Division (Japan)
  • MBA - Bangkok University (Thailand)
  • Ph.D. – Capella University (USA, but research was conducted in Cambodia)
  • Northeast Thailand Regional Manager for a Dutch-owned export company & General Affairs Manager for ZOA Thailand
  • Author, Expatriates in Asia: Breaking Free from the Colonial Paradigm and The Nature of Asian Firms: An Evolutionary Perspective

Message from Scott Hipsher, Ph.D.

I am very excited about joining the Anaheim University team. Although an American, I have spent more than a decade living and working in Asia. I have lived in Japan, Thailand and now Vietnam. I have held a number of jobs including the Northeast Thailand Regional Manager for a Dutch-owned export company and the General Affairs Manager for ZOA Thailand which provided educational support for ethnic minority refugees fleeing violence in Burma/Myanmar.

I have taught at a number of universities in Thailand, but primarily at Bangkok University. I have also taught at branches of U.S. universities in Asia as well as an online U.S. university. Currently, I am teaching at a branch of an Australian University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

I am an active researcher and writer. My most recently completed book, Expatriates in Asia: Breaking Free from the Colonial Paradigm, Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Limited, 2008, focuses on the impact of one’s own culture as well as the culture one is interacting with in cross-cultural professional relationships. I am also the lead author of The Nature of Asian Firms: An Evolutionary Perspective, Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Limited 2007 as well as the author of a number of journal articles, book chapters and conference papers that deal with the issues involving international business. I am currently working on a book on the business environments found in the Theravada Buddhist regions of Southeast Asia.