Dr Helen Macnaughtan
BA (Waikato) MA PhD (London)
Senior Lecturer in International Business and Management (Japan)
Chair, Japan Research Centre / Co-Editor, Japan Forum, the official journal of the British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS)
Member, SOAS Food Studies Centre
- Dr Helen Macnaughtan
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Helen joined SOAS in 2002 and lectures on economic, business, labour and HRM issues in contemporary Japan (and within a broader East Asian context). Her research interests focus on a broad range of topics relating to gender issues and employment in Japan.
- BSc International Management (Japan and Korea)
- BSc International Management (Japan)(Year Abroad)
- BSc International Management (Korea)(Year Abroad)
PhD Students supervised
- Japanese economic and social history
- Japanese business and consumer history
- Gender and Employment in Japan
- Corporate history of sport in Japan
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Macnaughtan, Helen (2005) Women, Work and the Japanese Economic Miracle: the Case of the Cotton Textile Industry, 1945-1975. Routledge Curzon.
Macnaughtan, Helen (2012) 'Building up Steam as Consumers: Women, Rice Cookers and the Consumption of Everyday Household Goods in Japan.' In: Francks, Penelope and Hunter, Janet, (eds.), The Historical Consumer: Consumption and Everyday Life in Japan, 1850-2000. Palgrave Macmillan.
Hunter, Janet and Macnaughtan, Helen (2010) 'National Histories of Textile Workers: Japan.' In: van Voss, Lex Heerma and Hiemstra-Kuperus, Els and van Nederveen Meerkerk, Elise, (eds.), The Ashgate Companion to the History of Textile Workers, 1650-2000. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.
Hunter, Janet and Macnaughtan, Helen (2010) 'Gender and the Global Textile Industry.' In: van Voss, Lex Heerma and Hiemstra-Kuperus, Els and van Nederveen Meerkerk, Elise, (eds.), The Ashgate Companion to the History of Textile Workers, 1650-2000. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.
Macnaughtan, Helen (2006) 'From ‘Post-war’ to ‘Post-Bubble’: Contemporary Issues for Japanese Working Women.' In: Matanle, Peter and Lunsing , Wim, (eds.), Perspectives on Work, Employment and Society in Japan. Palgrave Macmillan.
MacNaughtan, Helen (2005) 'Managing Female Textile Workers: an industry in transition, 1945-1975.' In: Hunter, Janet and Storz, Cornelia, (eds.), Institutional and Technological Change in Japan's Economy: past and present. Routledge (New York).
Macnaughtan, Helen (2015) 'Is Abe’s womenomics working?' East Asia Forum [Online] .
Macnaughtan, Helen (2015) 'Womenomics for Japan: is the Abe policy for gendered employment viable in an era of precarity?' The Asia-Pacific Journal, 13 (12 /1).
Macnaughtan, Helen (2015) 'Abe's Womenomics needs to include men too.' East Asia Forum .
Macnaughtan, Helen (2014) 'The Oriental Witches: Women, Volleyball and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.' Sport in History .
Macnaughtan, Helen (2013) 'The Life and Legacy of Kasai Masae: the Mother of Japanese Volleyball.' Harvard Asia Quarterly, 15 (No.3/4). pp. 38-46.
Macnaughtan, Helen (2012) 'An interview with Kasai Masae, captain of the Japanese women's volleyball team at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.' Japan Forum, 24 (4). pp. 491-500.