- National innovation systems
- Green Growth -- government policies and the promotion of environmental sustainability
- Political economy of Japan
- Canadian policies for the promotion of international trade, particularly with East Asia
- Government policies for northern economic development
Carin Holroyd is an Associate Professor Political Studies and the Chair of the International Studies Program at the University of Saskatchewan. Carin received her Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) from the University of British Columbia. After working in Japan and British Columbia for a few years, she completed a Masters of Science (Japanese Business) from Chaminade University (Hawaii) and Sophia University (Japan). She subsequently enrolled in the PhD program in Political Science at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, working under the direction of Dr. Alan Simpson, a highly respected New Zealand political scientist. Her dissertation was entitled “ An Analysis of Canadian, Australia and New Zealand Commercial Relations with Japan, 1985-1997”.
Before turning to an academic career, Carin work in Asian business development and international education. She was the first International Education Officer at the new University of Northern British Columbia. She then shifted into academic administration, rising to the post of Associate Registrar at UNBC before heading to New Zealand to work on her PhD. Upon returning to Canada, Carin worked as a sessional lecturer in Business at Bishop’s University and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Business at the University of New Brunswick at Saint John. Carin accepted a post as Assistant Lecturer in the School of International Education at Kansai-Gaidai University, close to Kyoto and Osaka, Japan. She returned to Canada, holding a post-doctorate fellowship in the College of Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan before accepting a position as Director of Student Support Services in the Student and Enrollment Services Division, University of Saskatchewan. Carin worked at the Asia Pacific Foundation in Vancouver and the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo before joining the Department of Political Studies at the University of Waterloo in 2008. Carin joined the Department of Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan, as an Associate Professor in July 2012.
Co-Author, Pacific Partners: The Japanese Presence in Canadian Business, Culture and Society (Toronto: Lorimer, 1996).
Canadian Business Opportunities in Japan: Current Realities and Future Prospects (Ottawa: Canada-Japan Trade Council, 1999).
Government, International Trade and Laissez Faire Capitalism: Canada, Australia and New Zealand's Relations with Japan (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002).
Co-author, Japan and the Internet Revolution (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2003).
Co-author, Innovation Nation: Japanese Science and Technology in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).
Co-editor, Japan in the Age of Globalization (London: Routledge, 20 11).
Co-author, Digital Media in East Asia: National Innovation and the Transformation of a Region. (Cambria Press, 2012).
Co-author, The Global Digital Economy (Cambria, 2015.)
"Japan's Economic Impact on Northern British Columbia," The Northern Review_#15/16 (Winter 1995/Summer 1996), 113-138
"The Japanese Economy in Transition: Canadian Response and Opportunities," in Hugh Millward and James Morrison, eds., Japan at Century's End: Changes, Challenges and Choices (Halifax: Fernwood and Saint Mary's, 1997), pp. 85-96.
"Breaking into the Japanese Market: Canadian Companies and the Challenge of Doing Business in Japan" in P. Bowles and L.T. Woods (eds.), Japan after the Economic Miracle: In Search of New Directions (Great Britain: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000).
“When the Trade Mission is Over: The Commercial Realities of Canadian Business in Japan," Larry Woods, ed., Understanding Japan: Essays Inspired by Frank Langdon (Vancouver: Centre of International Relations, 2005). Pp. 165-188.
"The Culture(s) of Commerce: Japan, International Business and the Cultural Influences of Globalization," Ken Henshall, et al, eds., Cultural Interaction and Nationalism
"Investing Under the Radar: The Reintroduction of Japanese Commerce to Canada after World War II" in Greg Donaghy and Pat Roy, eds., Contradictory Impulses: Canada and Japan in the Twentieth Century (UBC Press, 2008) , pp. 176-189.
"Competing with Innovation: The Evolution of Japan's Science and Technology Policy," in David Edgington, ed., Special Issue, Prometheus, vol. 26, no. I (2008), 21-38.
"Deconstructing Canada in an age of global competition" Policy Options (May 2009), Vol. 30, No.5, 57-62.
''National Mobilization and Global Engagement: Understanding Japan's Response to Global Climate Change Initiatives," Asian Perspective vol. 33, No. 2 (Summer 2009), pp. 73-96
Co-author, "Competition through Innovation: The Politics of Japan's National Innovation Strategy," in Japan in the Age of Globalization (London: Routledge, 2011)
Green Japan: The Politics of Climate Change and Ecological Commerce" in Japan in the Age of Globalization (London: Routledge, 2011)
Co-author, "Japan’s Rescue of the IMF," Social Science Japan Journal, Vol. 15, Issue 2 (Summer, 2012).
Moore, M-L., F.R. Westley, O. Tjornbo, and C. Holroyd, "The Loop, the Lens, and the Lesson: Using resilience theory to examine public policy and social innovation," Chapter 4 in: Nicholls, A., and Murdock, A. (eds) Social Innovation. Palgrave MacMillan, 2012).
Carin Holroyd, "Local Economies and the Future of Environmental Sustainability in Japan and Asia: Osaka and Kitakyushu," The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol 10, Issue 42, No. 1, October 15, 2012.
Canadian trade and investment East Asia Green growth Innovation systems Japan National innovation Vietnam digital digital content digital media environmental policies environmental sustainability environmental technologies governance and resource development government-business relations international development new economy policy northern economic development political economy technological change