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Dr Adam Nix

Job: Lecturer in Business and Management

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

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

T: +44 (0) 116 207 8503




Personal profile

Adam joined DMU in January 2019 after completing his PhD at Aston Business School. His research focuses mainly on corruption within organisations and he is particularly interested in how social networks can be used to perpetuate certain forms of corrupt activity. Additionally, Adam writes about the relationship between historical methods and research into management and organisations. His teaching is currently centers around research methodology, business ethics, and organisation studies.

Research group affiliations

The Centre for Research in Accountability, Governance and Sustainability (CRAGS)

The Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)

Research interests/expertise

  • Organisational corruption
  • Business ethics
  • Digital history
  • Historical organisation studies

Areas of teaching

  • Research methods
  • Organisation studies
  • Business and management
  • International business


  • PhD (2018) Management
  • PG Cert (2016) Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • MSc (2012) International Business
  • BA (2011) Business and Law

Courses taught

  • CORP2166 Principles in Contemporary Management;
  • CORP3547 Corporate Social Responsibility & Business Ethics;
  • CORP3400 Strategy and Management Dissertation;
  • LBPG5018 Research Methodology;
  • LBPG5017 Dissertation

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the European Group for Organisation Studies
  • Member of the British Academy of Management

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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