Ruth Taplin is the author/editor of over 200 articles and 19 books; Some of which are: Mental Health Care in Japan, Exploiting Patent Rights and a New Climate for Innovation in Japan; Valuing Intellectual Property in Japan, Britain and the United States; Risk Management and Innovation in Japan; Britain and the United States; Japanese Telecommunications: Market and Policy in Transition; Outsourcing and Human Resource Management: An International Survey; and Innovation and Business Partnering in Japan, Europe and the United States. She is Director of the Centre for Japanese and East Asian Studies, which won Exporter of the Year in Trading/Pathfinder in 2000 for the UK. She was the former Editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics for 20 years and currently Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics and Business Law www.ijebl.co.uk. Currently she is a Research Fellow at the University of Leicester, and has been a Visiting Professor and Research Fellow at a number of universities in the UK and abroad. She has been appointed Honorary Advisor for the Society of Interdisciplinary Business Research in Hong Kong. Ruth has appeared on radio and television stations around the world and occasionally serves as an innovation expert for the United Nations.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Intellectual Property, Business Law, Economics and Asian Studies.