John Adams  

Prof. John Adams

Head of Economics Department


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  • Building: G
  • Employee type: Full-time
  • Room: 4
  • Education History:

    BA (Hons) University of the West of Scotland 1978DipEd University of Glasgow 1979PhD CNAA , UK 1986

  • Bio:

    Professor Adams is the Head of the Department of Economics at the British University in Egypt.He has published widely in the field of economics in both national and international academic journals, is the co-author of several textbooks and completed external examiner-ships at the Universities of Dundee, Sussex and Hong Kong in 2010. Professor Adams has also undertaken consultancy assignments for a wide range of public and private sector organisationsin the UK and overseas. He is currently a visiting Professor at three universities in China. His research is mainly focused on economic development and on the process of development. He is currently editor, executive editor, co-editor and associate editor of four academic journals, two of these focused on economic issues in China and two on development processes (The World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development and The World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development). He is also an executive board member of the International Institute for Investment Promotion based in Zurich, Switzerland.Professor Adams co-developed a Masters degree in Investment Promotion & Economic Development with DIAS of Zurich which is delivered to students in over 30 countries. He has also provided training workshops in Investment Promotion for staff of Government agencies in Kuwait, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, St.Lucia and several other countries. In 2009 he was aninvited Keynote speaker on ‘How far can energy investments promote sustainable economic growth in Africa?’ to the World Association for Sustainable Development Symposium in Bahrain.In 2011 he co-organised an international conference on Monopoly and Competition with the Arab Organisation for Administrative Development(ARADO).

  • Fields of Interest:

    Economic development^Investment Promotion strategy^Number of Doctoral Thesis supervised: Eighteen^Number of Doctoral Thesis examined: Sixteen^


Books Lau, A., Adams, J., Yeung, Js .& Zhang, M.. ‘The Challenges and OpportunitieFacing the Hong Kong Logistics Industry.’ March 2012, Literate Publications, Hong Kong. ISBN 978-988-15641-1-5^Refereed Journals (Past 5 years) Forthcoming: R. Miniesy and J. Adams ‘China: the next ten years?’ Journal of Chinese and Economics and Foreign Trade Studies April 2013 ^Published AlDairi, A., McQuaid, R & Adams, J. ‘Entrepreneurship training to promote start-ups and innovation in Bahrain.’ International Journal of Innovation & Knowledge Management in the MENA Region, (1) 2, June 2012, pp179-210.^

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