Stephen Morgan is currently on secondment to the University of Nottingham Ningbo China campus. Since 1 August 2016, he is the Associate Provost for Planning with a wide range of responsibilities related to developing resources and people to enable the University to meet its Strategy 2020 goals. Previously, from April 2013 to July 2016, he was Dean of Social Science. He remains Professor of Chinese Economic History at the University of Nottingham, now in the Nottingham University Business School (formerly in the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies). His research is focused on Chinese economic and business history, along with an interest in contemporary economic development and human welfare as well as international business and strategic management, of which the latter are the main areas of teaching.
Prof Morgan joined the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at Nottingham University as an associate professor in September 2007, after many years as a senior lecturer in Asian economic history at the University of Melbourne. In 2011 he was promoted to Associate Professor and Reader, and in 2012 he was appointed to a Chair.
He has more than 35 years of experience studying and writing about China, first visiting China in January 1981. In an earlier life, he was a journalist with, among others, the Standard Newspapers Group in Melbourne, the Geelong Advertiser, a China-based contributor to the South China Morning Post and The China Trade Report, the chief correspondent of the Hong Kong Standard, and an assistant editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review.
His primary research lies in the fields of economic and business history of 18th-20th Century China, while mostly teaching graduate and undergraduate programmes in international business and strategic management. In 2006, he became the Co-Editor of the Australian Economic History Review, the only English-language journal that specialises in the economic, business and social history of the Asia-Pacific region. He was editor-in-chief of the AEHR 2012-13, stepping down just prior to relocating to Ningbo, China.
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Economic and business history of China, 18th-20th centuries; Anthropometric approaches to the study Chinese health, nutrition, welfare and the standard of living; Comparative economic development; International business and strategic management in contemporary China; the organisation and management of the Chinese firm, with a focus on social networks.
T13172, Undergraduate Dissertation, UG Single Honours
T14104, Management for China, MSc
T14105, Human Resource Management and Marketing for China, MSc
Topics related to China: Economic reform and transition; regional developmental programs, especially western development and central regional development; governance and institutional renewal; energy… read more
Topics related to China: Economic reform and transition; regional developmental programs, especially western development and central regional development; governance and institutional renewal; energy and maritime diplomacy; policies for addressing income and regional inequalities.
Broader topics: democratization and nationalism; East Asian summit.
Prof. Morgan is interested in supervising PhD students or Master by Research (MRes) students in the following areas:
Economic and business history of China, International business and China, Strategic management and China.