Lost in translation? A review of comparative healthcare services research including Japan
James (Jim) H. Tiessen is Associate Professor and Director of the School of Health Services Management at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management. He earned degrees at the University of Alberta (B.Sc.), Guelph (M.Sc.) and York University’s Schulich School of Business (Ph.D.). Jim was a DeGroote School of Business McMaster University faculty member for 10 years before joining Ryerson in 2008. He served as MBA Director at both universities. Prior to his university career, Jim lived in Japan and later worked for the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Dr. Tiessen’s research has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing, International Marketing Review, Canadian Journal of Administrative Studies and other journals. He has served as President of the Japan Studies Association of Canada. He was a visiting Scholar at the Asian Institute, Munk Centre of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and visiting research fellow at the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Tokyo Japan. Dr. Tiessen studies Japanese healthcare, particularly its hospitals, which sit at the centre of that system. He teaches courses on healthcare management and research methods.
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