Adam joined the University of Birmingham in July 2021. He holds a PhD in Management from Aston Business School, and his research seeks to address the use of corruption and misconduct within organisational contexts. He has a particular interest in how such practices can become a part of organisational strategy and operations, particularly when ambiguity follows new or changeable market environments. His recent research focuses on Enron’s manipulation of deregulated electricity markets in the early millennium.
He is passionate about preservation and access to digital-era company records for historical research. He is part of an international collaboration looking at organisational email, which has received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) and the Mellon Foundation (US). This work seeks to develop AI-based solutions to searching email archives and is currently focused on developing an email discovery tool for historical and qualitative research. Through this work, Adam has engaged with key heritage stakeholders, including the National Archives, the British Library and the Digital Preservation Coalition.
Before joining the University of Birmingham, he worked first at Aston Business School and then De Montfort University where, in addition to his research activities, he taught CSR and business ethics, research methods, management, and international business. Adam’s teaching currently centres around responsible business, which covers diverse themes, including business ethics, sustainability, and governance.