Salford Business School

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Adrian Monaghan

Dr Adrian Monaghan

Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility

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Adrian joined the University of Salford in January 2010, having previously worked as a Lecturer in Innovation and Sustainability at Brunel University, a Research Fellow at UMIST and the University of Manchester, and as Manager of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Sustainable Technologies Programme.

He is currently Director of Postgraduate Programmes in the International Strategy, People Management & Salford Law academic unit and has responsibility for the following programmes:

- MSc Global Management

- MSc Human Resource Management & Development

- MSc International Business

- MSc International Business with Law

- MSc Management

- LLM International Business Law

- LLM International Commercial Law



Adrian teaches at both final year undergraduate and postgraduate levels, covering a range of subjects including: strategic management, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and international business. He also delivers guest lectures on innovation management and on doing business in China.

Research Interests

Adrian's areas of research interests are: i). historical socio-technical transitions; ii). the multi-level perspective of transitions theory; iii). system innovations for sustainable production and consumption; iv). grassroots innovation and civil society; v). social innovation; and, vi). business in China.

PhD Supervision

I am currently co-supervising 2 doctoral projects on aspects of CSR and international business.

I would be interested in supervising future doctoral students in:

qualitative research in one of 3 specific areas: i) sociotechnical transitions for sustainability (particularly in China) ii) international business in China iii) international business in Thailand.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • PG Cert (HEPR) 2011
  • PhD Management 2007
  • MSc Business Studies 1999
  • BA (Hons) French 1997
  • Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Sustainable Development Research Network
  • Member of the Sustainable Transition Research Network