Ellie Okada is an academic, whose research and teaching interests are in governance for responsible innovation, frameworks of governance and management of knowledge-intensive organizations (such as academic institutions and multilateral organizations), and intellectual property. Former visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (August 2009-August 2010) and Columbia Business School (April 2008-August 2010), tenured full Professor at a research university in Japan (Yokohama National University) from April 1988 to March 2012 (April 1990-March 2003: Associate Professor with tenure; April 2003-March 2012: full Professor with tenure). Currently working for a nonpartisan, independent research institute of new social sciences, Boston Cancer Policy Institute, as a Senior Fellow (April, 2012-present). At the institute, Okada conducts scholarly research on governance, management, and social science aspects of translational science. Okada has 144 publications including 4 single-authored books. As post-university activities, Okada’s experiences include an expert of a kick-off meeting of a policy project, New Sources of Growth: Knowledge-based Capital, at the Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation, OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, headquartered in Paris), held in Washington, D.C. (May 2011).