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Michael Aldous

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Lecturer in Management at Queen's Management School, and a Research Associate at Queen's University Centre for Economic History.

Research Statement

Michael Aldous is a business historian with an interest in the ownership and organisation of firms. He uses microeconomic theories of the firm to analyse the use of different business forms. He is particularly interested in the historical role played by partnership and cooperative firms in trade and service industries, and implications this has for understanding both historical and contemporary firm performance.

Research Interests


Business History, Economic History, International Business, Globalization in the 19th century, Trading and service firms, Theory of the firm


Achievements and Distinctions

Michael holds a BA in History and American Studies from the University of Nottingham, an MBA from IE Business School, Madrid, and an MSc and PhD in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science.



Frequent Journals

  • Enterprise and Society

    ISSNs: 1467-2227

    Oxford University Press

    Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.452 SNIP 1.652


  • Business History

    ISSNs: 0007-6791

    Taylor and Francis Ltd.

    Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.532 SNIP 0.794


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