Dr Maki Umemura

Lecturer in International Business
Q05, Aberconway Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
+44 (0)29 208 76950

Curriculum vitae


  • London School of Economics and Political Science, PhD (Economic History)

Teaching profile

  • International Business
  • International Economic History
  • Japanese and Asian Management Systems
  • Japanese Economic Development in Global Context, Advanced Japanese Studies

Research interests

  • Asian business
  • Comparative business history
  • Innovation, regulation, and the impact of globalisation

Research projects

Maki led, or is currently leading the following projects:

Innovative capacities of R&D in the regenerative medicine industry in Japan and the UK through case studies of therapeutic developments, such as in stem cell therapy

Duration: 1st January 2014 to 30th March 2015
Sponsored by The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Award type: Research


Additional activities

  • Expert, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
  • Referee, Business History, Australian Economic History Review, Japan Forum
  • Visiting Fellow, Department of Political Economy, Kings College London
  • Visiting Researcher, Graduate School of Technology Management, Ritsumeikan University (Japan)

Editorial work

  • Editor, H-Business Listserv

Contact Us

Cardiff Business School,
Cardiff University,
Aberconway Building,
Colum Drive,
CF10 3EU
United Kingdom

Phone: +44(0)29 2087 6013
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4419