• 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.

  • 63 Citations
  • 5 h-Index

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Personal profile


Dr Kweku Adams is a Senior Lecturer in Management (Strategy). He joined the Huddersfield Business School from York Business School, York St John University. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a PhD from Swansea University. Prior to joining the York Business School in 2016, Dr. Adams 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 outlets such as the Journal of International Management, Critical Perspectives on International Business, Thunderbird International Business Review, The International Journal of Minerals Policy and Economics and the African Journal of Applied Research.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Swansea University

3 Mar 200820 Feb 2012

Master, University of Bedfordshire

19 Sep 20053 Jul 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

  • 63 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter
Open Access
  • Globalisation, governance, accountability and the natural resource ‘curse’: Implications for socio-economic growth of oil-rich developing countries

    Adams, D., Adams, K., Ullah, S. & Ullah, F., 1 Jun 2019, In : Resources Policy. 61, p. 128-140 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 12 Citations (Scopus)

    The Mabey and Johnson bribery scandal: A case of executive hubris

    Sarpong, D., Sajdakova, J. & Adams, K., 1 Mar 2019, In : Thunderbird International Business Review. 61, 2, p. 387-396 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    The role of country-level institutional factors in escaping the natural resource curse: Insights from Ghana

    Adams, D., Ullah, S., Akhtar, P., Adams, K. & Saidi, S., 1 Jun 2019, In : Resources Policy. 61, p. 433-440 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 17 Citations (Scopus)


    • 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