Yukie Saito

Dre Yukie Saito

Associate researcher ISR


Yukie Saito is a postdoctoral associate researcher at the Institute of Sociological Research at the University of Geneva. She is also an associate researcher at the EHESS Paris. 

Yukie completed her D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, funded by the Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarships Program and the British Council Japan Association Scholarship. She holds her Master of Public Affairs (MPA) at Sciences Po Paris (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris) and her B.A. in Business and Commerce at Keio University.

Her doctoral research focused on the impact of financialisation on socio-economic transformation as a consequence of globalisation. 

Prior to starting her doctoral degree, Yukie worked for the headquarters of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as an international consultant. 


Selected Publications


Saito, Yukie. 2017. 

"Female board of directors and organisational diversity in Japan"

CEAFJP Discussion Paper Series (forthcoming), EHESS France-Japan Foundation.  


Saito, Yukie. 2016. 

“The Interplay between global investors and Japanese firms”

D.Phil Thesis, University of Oxford, Bodleian Library. 


Clark, Gordon. L., McGill, Sarah., Saito, Yukie. and Viehs, Michael. 2015. 

(Alphabetical order –Y. Saito is the first author.)

“Institutional shareholder engagement with Japanese firms” 

Annals in Social Responsibility, 1(1): 30-56. 


Saito, Yukie. 2012. 

“Corporate governance and active engagement in Japan: transformation in the face of incremental shareholder value?” 

Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, 2(3-4): 179-197.