• Huddersfield Business School University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

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I am currently co-supervising 4 doctoral students and I would be interested in doctoral applications in the areas of ethics and sustainability dilemmas of emerging market multinationals, human rights violations by multinational corporations, gender diversity in emerging market firms and the activities of oil and gas multinationals in resource-rich countries.

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Dr Kweku Adams is a Senior Lecturer in Management (Strategy) at the Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds MBA (Finance) - University of Bedfordshire, Master of Laws (LLM) - University of York and PhD (International Business Management) from Swansea University. Dr. Adams has also held academic positions in North America. First, as a Lecturer in Strategy and Global Management at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary and a Visiting Lecturer of Management at the University of Lethbridge School of Management in Calgary, Canada.

His research interests centers on business strategy and international business, specifically the management of headquarters-subsidiary relations, investigating the wider governance challenges facing multinational corporations. His work has appeared in quality outlets such as the Journal of International Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, IEEE- Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Business Research, Critical Perspectives on International Business, Thunderbird International Business Review, Resources Policy, Employee Relations, amongst others.

Dr Adams is currently on the Editorial Review Boards of the Thunderbird International Business Review and the Africa Journal of Management. In Africa, Dr. Adams has been a visiting Professor of Management at the University of Education Kumasi, Ghana. He has successfully supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations across these three different continents particularly, Ghana, UK and Canada.

External positions

Middlesex University

1 Oct 201930 Sep 2023

University of Suffolk

1 Sep 201830 Sep 2022

Research Expertise and Interests

  • international business strategy
  • Ethics
  • Sustainability
  • human rights violations
  • Banking
  • Multinational corporations


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