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  • 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.

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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

Research Expertise and Interests

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

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Research Output 2014 2019

  • 8 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter
5 Citations (Scopus)

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

economic growth
natural resources
natural resource
2 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

10 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

institutional factors
natural resources
natural resource
4 Citations (Scopus)

Critical perspectives on “manufactured” risks arising from Eurocentric business practices in Africa

Adams, K., Nayak, B. S. & Koukpaki, S., 8 May 2018, In : Critical Perspectives on International Business. 14, 2-3, p. 210-229 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Critical perspective
Business practices

Human Capital, Innovation and International Competitiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa

Debrah, Y. A., Oseghale, R. O. & Adams, K., 7 Feb 2018, Africa’s Competitiveness in the Global Economy. Adeleye, I. & Esposito, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, p. 219-248 30 p. (AIB Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Sub-Saharan Africa
International competitiveness
Human capital