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David Taylor is dean and professor of international business at Kyoto International University. He also teaches marketing in the global MBA program at the Doshisha University Graduate School of Business. His interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research interests are in consumer behavior and the interface of marketing and leadership.
David Taylor serves as summer business program director and visiting professor at Cornell University. He is also the director of graduate programs at the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.
Taylor has led and taught across the pre-college, college and graduate levels inside and outside the US. Most recently, he led the development of an experiential and service learning-based international business program at Kyoto International University. He has also taught and guest-lectured in global and executive MBA programs in Japan. His cross-cultural research has been published in the Journal of Consumer Marketing and the Cornell Quarterly and has also been recognized with two best paper awards by the Society of Marketing Advances.
Prior to becoming a professor, Taylor spent fifteen years in industry working in or on more than twenty-five markets in North America, Europe, and Asia. Taylor has also advised international companies and co-owned a small business. He is an avid baseball fan and is interested in real estate investment.
"Cornell attracts students from around the country and the world, and I thrive on interacting with these students. I believe that if you have big dreams and want to enlarge your perspective, you should come to Cornell for the summer."