Michael Aldous


  • Room 02.007 - Riddel Hall Block 3

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applicants broadly in the area of Business History or interest in the application of historical methods to management. In particular, I am interested in topics related to: Organisational forms, Globalization and International trade, CEO's and firm leadership, Please contact me to discuss research proposals in these areas, or related Business History themes.


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Office location: 02.007, Riddel Hall Block 3

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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

Im a business historian with an interest in the ownership and organisation of firms. Recently I investigated the historical evolution of firms involved in international trade and business in the 19th century. This research focused on how choice of organizational form effects firm performance, and implications for understanding globalization. Currently Im working on a Leverhulme Trust grant investigating British CEOs in the 20th century, examining factors such as personality traits, career progression, and networks, on firm performance.

Research Interests

Business History, Economic History, International Business, Globalization in the 19th century, CEOs and firm performance, Theory of the firm



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.




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