Name / Position

YAMAMOTO, Koji / Associate Professor


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Curriculum Vitae


Research Field

Business History, Early Modern Britain, Corporate Social Responsibility before the Industrial Revolution, Financial Bubbles (especially the South Sea Bubble of 1720)

Research Theme

1) Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in England before the Industrial Revolution
2) The South Sea Bubble of 1720
3) Comparative analysis of stereotypes across politics, religion, economy and science in early modern England
4) Enterprise and society


Books and Monographs

  • Taming Capitalism before its Triumph: Public Service, Distrust and ‘Projecting’ in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).
  • Vlad Glaveanu and Koji Yamamoto (eds.), ‘Bridging History and Social Psychology’, Integrative Psychological and Behavioural Science,​​ 46, (Dec. 2012), containing 5 psychology articles followed by 5 early modern papers responding to these, with a concluding article by Mark Knights (Warwick)​.​
  • Koji Yamamoto and Peter Lake (eds.), Puritans, Papists and Projectors: Stereotypes and Stereotyping in Early Modern England(Manchester: Manchester University Press, forthcoming).


  • ‘Les formes-projet et leur evolution en Angleterre au debut de l’epoque moderne', in Frederic Graber and Martin Giraudeau (eds.), Les Projets comme Institutions, XVIIe - XXe siècle (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, forthcoming)​.​
  • ‘Corporation, CSR and their Forgotten Histories before the Industrialization’, in Adre Spicer and Grietje Baars (eds.), The Corporation: A Critical, Interdisciplinary Handbook (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), 226-237​.​
  • ‘Beyond Rational vs Irrational Bubbles: James Brydges the First Duke of Chandos during the South Sea Bubble’, in Le Crisi Finanziarie: Gestione, Implicazioni Sociali e Conseguenze nell'Eta Preindustriale (Series: Fondazione Istituto internazionale di storia economica “F. Datini”, 2016), 327-357.
  • With Marie Thébeaud-Sorger, ‘Inventeurs et hommes à projets’, in Liliane Hilaire-Pérez, Fabien Simon and Marie Thébaud-Sorger (eds.), L'Europe des sciences et des techniques XVe-XVIIIe siècle: un dialogue des savoirs (Rennes: Presses Universitaire de Rennes, 2016), 125-132.
  • ‘Without Imposition: Economic Privileges and the Protection of Private Rights in England before the Glorious Revolution’, in Guillaume Garnar (ed.), Die Okonomie des Privilegs, Westeuropa, 16-19 Jahrhundert (Frankfurt: Klostermann, 2016), 181-198.
  • ‘Medicine, Metals and Empire: The Survival of a Chymical Projector in Early Eighteenth-Century London’, British Journal for the History of Science, 48, (Dec. 2015), pp. 607-637.
  • ‘Reformation and the Distrust of the Projector in the Hartlib Circle’, Historical Journal, 55 (June, 2012), 375-397.
  • With Vlad Glaveanu, ‘Bridging History and Social Psychology: What, How and Why’, in Vlad Glaveanu and Koji Yamamoto (eds.), Bridging History and Social Psychology, special issue of Integrative Psychological and Behavioural Science, 46 (2012), 431-439.
  • ‘Piety, Profit, and Public Service in the Financial Revolution’, English Historical Review, 126 (August, 2011), 806-834. *Also republished as a chapter in Mark Casson and Catherine Casson (eds.), History of Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Risk-taking, 1200-2000 (2 vols., Elgar, 2014).
  • ‘Historiographical Review: The 1720 South Sea Bubble in Memory, Literature and Scholarship’, Historical Journal (commissioned).

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