Agata Kapturkiewicz

Doctoral Candidate


Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Agata Kapturkiewicz started her doctoral studies in 2016 under the supervision of Professor Mari Sako (Saïd Business School) and Professor Hugh Whittaker (Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies).

Her studies are jointly funded by Saïd Business School Foundation, Economic and Social Research Council and Sasakawa Fund. She is a member of Hertford College.

Prior to starting her DPhil, Agata completed MPhil in Modern Japanese Studies (with distinction) in Nissan Institute, University of Oxford. She also holds a Diploma in Modern Japanese (first class) from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a BA in Cultural Studies from Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland.

Agata’s interests center on startups and entrepreneurship in Asia, especially Japan. Her Master’s research on IT startup communities in Tokyo has been presented during a Project INCAS conference in Waseda University in Tokyo, among other venues.

Since the summer 2015 Agata regularly serves as a guest lecturer in Glocal Academy, an organization conducting academic seminars and study tours for a number of top high schools in Japan. She was also a guest speaker during a summer program for undergraduate students in Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan.