Mr Adam Nix

Job: Lecturer in Business and Management

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0) 116 207 8503




Personal profile

Adam joined DMU as a Lecturer in Business and Management in January 2019. Before this, he was a Teaching Fellow at Aston Business School where he taught International Business. Adam’s research focuses on corruption and misconduct within organisations, particularly in regards to how social networks are used to perpetuate corrupt activity. Additionally, he is interested in historical organisation studies and writes about the relationship between historical methods and the theorising of management and organisations. He has recently submitted his PhD thesis (Aston), titled the Social Foundations of Organisational Corruption.

Research group affiliations

Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Research interests/expertise

Organisational corruption

Business ethics

Organisational history

Corruption in sports

Bulk energy industry and electricity markets


Areas of teaching

Research methods

Business and management


International business


PG Cert (2016) Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

MSc (2012) International Business

BA (2011) Business and Law

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Conference attendance

Association of Business Historians Annual Conference (2018). Milton Keynes, UK. Plurality of Identity: An analysis of social sub-group priorities within the California energy market. Nix, A., & Favero, G. Session Paper.

Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2017). Atlanta, USA. The Social Foundations of Organizational Corruption. Nix, A., Decker, S., Wolf, C., & Vaidya, K. Session Paper.

Association of Business Historians Annual Conference (2017). Glasgow, UK. The importance of social relationships within incidents of organisational wrongdoing: Insights from Enron and the California energy crisis. Nix, A. Session Paper.

European Group of Organisation Studies (EGOS) Colloquium (2016). Naples, Italy. Enron's social contradiction: An historical narrative on the presence of social capital within corrupt organisations. Nix, A. Session Paper.

Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual CPM Conference (2015) Brighton, UK. Social factors affecting international business interaction with host-government actors; a social capital perspective on corruption within less-developed economies. Nix, A. Session Paper.

Key research outputs

Nix, A. (2018). Risk and ruin: Enron and the culture of American capitalism. Business History, 1-2. doi:10.1080/00076791.2018.1527431

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