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Professor Stephen Morgan

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PhD (ANU), MA (HKU), BA (Monash)
Professor of Chinese Economic History

Division: Management
Tel: +86 (0)574 8818 0988
Location: Room 407-2, Administration Building (Trent Building), 199 Taikang East Road Ningbo 315100 China

Stephen Morgan is Professor of Chinese Economic History at the University of Nottingham. His research is mostly focused on Chinese economic and business history, along with an interest in contemporary economic development, international business and strategic management.

Professor Morgan took up the post of Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences at UNNC in April 2013. He joined the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at Nottingham 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 Reader, and in 2012 he was appointed to a Chair.

He has more than 30 years of experience studying and writing about China. In an earlier life, he was a journalist with, among others, the Standard Newspapers in Melbourne, a China-based contributor to the South China Morning Post, 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. In 2012-13 he was editor-in-chief of the AEHR.

Research Interests
My research interests broadly span business, economic and social development in China since the 18th century. Although I have supervised doctoral research across a wide area in Chinese studies, I would prefer to supervise in Chinese economic and business history or in contemporary Chinese business, including the organisation and management of Chinese firms, international business and strategic management. I am willing to consider proposals from prospective PhD students in these topics.


Selected Publications (since 2000)



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