Adam joined the University of Birmingham in July 2021. He holds a PhD in Management from Aston Business School, and his thesis explored the role social relationships have in facilitating corruption as an organizational activity, focusing particularly on deregulated markets and the utilities sector. His interests also include historical research methods, the preservation and access of digital company records, and practice approaches to management and organizational research. He is a Book Reviews Editor for Business History and a Co-editor of the Organizational History Network.
Recent research projects include an AHRC-funded international collaboration, Contextualising Email Archives. Set up to develop AI-based solutions to searching email archives, this explores the early dotcom economy via historical company email records. Through this work, Adam has worked with key heritage stakeholders, including the National Archives, the British Library and the Digital Preservation Coalition.
Before joining the University of Birmingham, Adam worked first at Aston Business School and then at 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, and related themes of business ethics, sustainability, and governance.