Professor Stephen L. Morgan
Associate Provost for Planning
Professor Stephen L. Morgan took up the role of Associate Provost (Planning) on 1 August 2016. For more than three years since April 2013 he was the Dean of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, coming from the University’s UK campus where he had served in senior roles in the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies.
As professor of Chinese economic history, he researches across a wide range of topics related to the development of the Chinese economy and business, from the eighteenth century to the present. A major focus of his research is on long-run change in nutritional status and human welfare in China, which included a recent article in The China Quarterly on obesity in China and nutritional inequality among Chinese children. His research on Chinese business, another research area, is focused on the transfer of managerial knowledge to China during the twentieth century and the management of Chinese firms. With a PhD student, he has recently published a book chapter on “Business to government networks in resource acquisition: The case of Chinese private enterprises.”
Before joining the University of Nottingham in 2007, Professor Morgan was at the University of Melbourne for 14 years where he taught on Asian management, Chinese business and economy, and international business. His PhD is from the Australian National University. In an earlier career, he was a journalist, foreign correspondent and editor with various media outlets in Australia and Asia.