School of Finance and Management

Dr Helen Macnaughtan

Key information

School of Finance and Management Senior Lecturer in International Business and Management (Japan) Japan Research Centre Academic Staff Food Studies Centre Member, SOAS Food Studies Centre
BA (Waikato) MA PhD (London)
Russell Square: College Buildings
Email address
Telephone number
020 7898 4530
Support hours
By email appointment


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, employment and sport in Japan.

Research interests

  • Japanese economic and social history
  • Japanese business and consumer history
  • Gender and Employment in Japan
  • Corporate history of sport in Japan

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Emma Horsley-Heather NHK's children's broadcasting and its effect on Japanese identity and homogeneity
Mr Kanji Kitamura Toward a Theory of Cultural Untranslatability with Application to Japan, UK and USA Cross-cultural Business Management and Beyond
Ms Michiko Suzuki History of Disaster, Recovery, and Humanitarianism: The Japanese Red Cross Society in the Modern World, 1877-1945


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