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

    United Kingdom

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I am currently co-supervising 2 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.

  • 74 Citations
  • 5 h-Index

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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 a PhD 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 second, as 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, Critical Perspectives on International Business, Thunderbird International Business Review, The International Journal of Minerals Policy and Economics, The European Journal of Training and Development, amongst others.

Dr Adams currently sits on the Editorial Review Board of the African 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.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Swansea University

3 Mar 200820 Feb 2012

Award Date: 17 Jul 2012

Master, University of Bedfordshire

19 Sep 20053 Jul 2006

Award Date: 6 Mar 2006

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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Research Output

  • 74 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 14 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter

Application of Algorithmic Cognitive Decision Trust Modeling for Cyber Security Within Organisations

Rodgers, W., Attah-Boakye, R. & Adams, K., 16 Sep 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Blockchain, business and the fourth industrial revolution: Whence, whither, wherefore and how?

    Kimani, D., Adams, K., Attah-Boakye, R., Ullah, S., Frecknall-Hughes, J. & Kim, J., 28 Aug 2020, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 161, 16 p., 120254.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    DIY Entrepreneurship: a decision-pathway framework for ethical thought structures

    Rodgers, W., Al Shammakhi, B., Johansson, J., Wincent, J. & Adams, K., 22 Sep 2020, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 161, 9 p., 120290.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 2 Oral presentation

    Corporate social responsibility and corporate financial performance: economic growth implications for oil-rich developing countries

    Kweku Adams (Speaker), Dawda Adams (Speaker), Rexford Attah-Boakye (Speaker) & Waymond Rogers (Speaker)

    6 Aug 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Multinational Corporations and Human Right Violations in Emerging Economies: Do Commitment to CSR and Sustainability Matter?

    Kweku Adams (Speaker), Subhan Ullah (Speaker), Dawda Adams (Speaker) & Rexford Attah-Boakye (Speaker)

    6 Aug 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation