Professor Adam Leaver

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Position: Professor in Financialization and Business Analysis
Academic unit: People, Management and Organisations
 

Biography

Adam Leaver is a Professor in Financialization and Business Analysis at Manchester Business School and an active researcher at the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC). His main interest is in a cultural/political economy approach to the financial services sector, financialization and financial crisis, where he has published three co-authored books and numerous peer-reviewed academic journal articles. His current research involves using social network analysis to understand relationships within the financial services sector, the changing role of central banks in the global economy and the sectoral and regional effects of crisis within the UK economy. He also has an enduring interest in the sociology of pricing in collectors markets.

Adam's co-authored CRESC research has been widely cited in the media. It is also impactful: his work on the regional and foundational economy is actively used by local authorities. Adam runs, and is the main contributing writer to, the Manchester Capitalism blogsite: manchestercapitalism.blogspot.co.uk/. He is also Associate Editor of Competition and Change.

In terms of teaching, Adam was programme director for six years on the International Business, Finance and Economics (IBFE) degree. During that time he made significant changes to the curriculum, repositioned the degree and managed its transition to the business school. It is now one of the best recruiting undergraduate degrees in the Faculty. Adam has taught the political economy of finance, business analysis and critical accounting at undergraduate level. He now teaches trends, research skills and case studies on the MSc Management. He currently supervises one PhD student researching institutional change in China's futures markets and one DBA student looking at the changing international geography of hedge funds. Adam is open to opportunities for further PhD/DBA supervisions in the area of the political/cultural economy of finance, financialization and related.

Adam is currently head of the Organisation and Society subject area group - a group which comprises 26 academics.

Research Interests

Adam Leaver is a Professor in Financialization and Business Analysis at Manchester Business School and an active researcher at the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC). His main interest is in a cultural/political economy approach to the financial services sector, financialization and financial crisis, where he has published three co-authored books and numerous peer-reviewed academic journal articles. His current research involves using social network analysis to understand relationships within the financial services sector, the changing role of central banks in the global economy and the sectoral and regional effects of crisis within the UK economy. He also has an enduring interest in the sociology of pricing in collectors markets.

Adam's co-authored CRESC research has been widely cited in the media. It is also impactful: his work on the regional and foundational economy is actively used by local authorities. Adam runs, and is the main contributing writer to, the Manchester Capitalism blogsite: manchestercapitalism.blogspot.co.uk/. He is also Associate Editor of Competition and Change.

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2017

  • Engelen, E., Erturk, I., Froud, J., Leaver, A., & Williams, K. (2017). Reconceptualizing financial innovation: frame, conjuncture, bricolage. In I. Erturk, & D. Gabor (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Banking Regulation and Reform. (pp. 111-134). Oxford: Routledge. . Publication link: fce3cb5c-baa6-4fe3-8fd8-07586a8dabca

2016

2015

  • Leaver, A., Bowman, A., Froud, J., Johal, S., Williams, K., Bailey, D. (Ed.), ... Tomlinson, P. R. (Ed.) (2015). Reframing Industrial Policy. In New Perspectives On Industrial Policy For A Modern Britain. (pp. 60-78). Oxford: Oxford University Press. . Publication link: f7f7c4db-0cad-4510-9310-dffcb4b6a411
  • Bowman, A., Williams, K., Erturk, I., Folkman, P., Froud, J., Haslam, C., ... Tsitsianis, N. (2015). What a waste: Outsourcing and how it goes wrong. (!st ed.) (Manchester Capitalism). Manchester: Manchester University Press.. Publication link: 1229bbcb-2961-4ffb-9840-75159f994952
  • Leaver, A., & Christensen, J. (Ed.) (2015). The Metropolitanisation Of Gains, The Nationalisation Of Losses. In The Greatest Invention: Tax And The Campaign For A Just Society. (pp. 220-223). Margate: Commonwealth. . Publication link: 9e5c584d-9250-46e5-9a2d-6f0daca34c3c

2014

  • Leaver, A., Bowman, A., Ertürk, I., Froud, J., Johal, S., Law, J., ... Williams, K. (2014). The End of the Experiment? From Competition and Markets to Social Licensing in the Foundational Economy. (The Manchester Capitalism Book Series). Manchester: Manchester University Press.. Publication link: 0dbc3bdf-a29c-48fa-8b9a-431243aa6b5e
  • Leaver, A., & Williams, K. (2014). After the 30-year experiment: The future of the ‘foundational economy’. Juncture, 21(3). . Publication link: d8130d93-ab06-4086-9f96-1d3f364dd219
  • Bowman, A., Froud, J., Ertürk, I., Johal, S., Law, J., Leaver, A., ... Williams, K. (2014). The end of the experiment: From competition to the foundational economy. (1st ed.) (Manchester Capitalism). Manchester: Manchester University Press.. Publication link: f8d3910d-4844-4574-85da-52a95c91d9f0

2013

2012

  • Leaver, A. (2012). Bad Apple?: Do The Tech Giant's Production Practices Leave A Bad Taste?Britain in 2013, Annual Magazine of the ESRC. . Publication link: b9e6fd8b-44bf-4a8d-b9e8-c0188eed518d
  • Erturk, I., Froud, J., Leaver, A., Moran, M., & Williams, K. (2012). Haldane’s Gambit: political arithmetic and/or a new metaphor. Journal of Cultural Economy. . Publication link: c1d5c1b9-df98-44da-a6b1-bf0aaa9bdbfa

2011

2010

  • Leaver, A., & Network, N. P. E. (2010). Rotten Banks. In Britain’s Broken Economy – And How To Mend It. London: Soundings/Guardian/LW books. . Publication link: 5957ee94-5344-4ae5-9d24-1095e5e0c669

2009

  • Froud, J., Leaver, A., Johal, S., Nilsson, A., & Williams, K. (2009). Narratives and the financialised firm. Kolner Zeitschrift fur Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, (49), 288-476. . Publication link: 6d20955d-c187-49c9-a401-7a0a30349936

2008

  • Froud, J., Leaver, A., Tampubolon, G., & Williams, K. (2008). Everything for sale: How non-executive directors make a difference: how non executive directors make a difference. In Sociological Review|Sociol. Rev.. (Vol. 56, pp. 162-186). Oxford: Blackwells/Sociological Review. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-954X.2008.00767.x. Publication link: 481c95b0-af46-4edc-b9bc-ab6fd917a772

2007

  • Froud, J., Erturk, I., Leaver, A., Williams, K., & Johal, S. (2007). The democratisation of finance? Promises, outcomes, conditions. Review of International Political Economy, 14/4. . Publication link: 06300ed2-4660-4bb3-9953-43a8b3c9c2bc

2006

  • Leaver, A., Froud, J., Williams, K., Zhang, W., & Assasi, L. (Ed.) (2006). The quiet panic about financial illiteracy. In Global Finance after Deregulation. London: Palgrave. . Publication link: caf15654-fbc9-4396-b332-3d9516b96062

2005

  • Leaver, A., Froud, J., Johal, S., & Williams, K. (2005). Adding Finance: measurement, weight and heterogeneity. In 13th GERPISA International Colloquium, 'Productive Organisations, Employment Relationships and Financialisation: Specificities of the Automotive Industry'.. Publication link: abe7321e-ad0f-4686-9064-caf4f0d8b76a
  • Leaver, A., Erturk, I., Froud, J., Williams, K., & Johal, S. (2005). The Democratisation of Finance: promises, outcomes and conditions. In Review of International Political Economy Conference: After 'deregulation': the financial system in the 21st century.. Publication link: ae1ea55d-bec1-486c-ad69-85fa10c8dbc2
  • Leaver, A., Johal, S., Froud, J., Phillips, R., & Williams, K. (2005). Poor BBC: a business model analysis of the BBC. In ESRC/CRESC Inaugural Conference, 'Culture and Social Change: Disciplinary Exchanges'.. Publication link: 78fffe57-c876-4478-b78a-cf16b5c93bb9
  • Ertürk, I., Froud, J., Johal, S., Leaver, A., & Williams, K. (2005). Democratisation of finance and financial literacy. Kurswechsel,3, 42-54. . Publication link: 5f89655d-f640-40e2-a8d1-625df7ba9911
  • Leaver, A., Froud, J., Johal, S., Williams, K., & Erturk, I. (2005). Branded Capitalism: a cultural economy approach to financialisation. In 13th GERPISA International Colloquium, 'Productive Organisations, Employment Relationships and Financialisation: Specificities of the Automotive Industry'.. Publication link: 87147795-a094-4298-ad4e-978a105bbe35
  • Leaver, A., Johal, S., Phillips, R., Williams, K., & Vis, F. (2005). Independent TV Producers: promise, outcome and complication. In ESRC/CRESC Inaugural Conference, 'Culture and Social Change: Disciplinary Exchanges'.. Publication link: 1094efca-a167-4254-b3cc-f2c0bd11a912
  • Leaver, A., Froud, J., Johal, S., & Williams, K. (2005). General Electric: the conditions of success. In 13th GERPISA International Colloquium, 'Productive Organisations, Employment Relationships and Financialisation: Specificities of the Automotive Industry'.. Publication link: 49a0b6d3-feb2-4e1e-8d69-04f6df0ad92c
  • Leaver, A., Froud, J., Johal, S., & Williams, K. (2005). GE Under Jack Welch. In ESRC/CRESC Inaugural Conference, 'Culture and Social Change: Disciplinary Exchanges'.. Publication link: 3c7193c5-228b-4603-901f-1e2cc1465625
  • Leaver, A., Froud, J., Johal, S., & Williams, K. (2005). The Role of Captive Finance in the Ford Company. In EU funded ESEMK WP3 Workshop on Financialisation.. Publication link: 34cda345-d393-4c59-835e-66ff36cd760b

2004

  • Leaver, A., Froud, J., Johal, S., & Williams, K. (2004). Adding Finance to Industrial Companies: the cases of Caterpillar, Ford and GE. In 12th GERPISA International Colloquium: Analysing the Variety of Capitalism and and the Diversity of Productive Models.. Publication link: bae16091-f49e-4f68-a73c-fe2bd06f33f4
  • Leaver, A., Froud, J., Johal, S., & Williams, K. (2004). Value-Based Management and The Workforce. In O Trabalho no Seculo XXI' - Seminario Internacional.. Publication link: c4711d15-d5a2-459e-b1c8-e55e451a1d7e

2003

  • Leaver, A., Froud, J., Johal, S., & Williams, K. (2003). Financialisation, Strategy and Governance: or what management has become. In Critical management Studies Conference: Critique and Inclusivity: Opening the Agenda.. Publication link: bc0a0cc5-4add-49c1-8033-df41e6682e69

2001

  • Leaver, A., Froud, J., Johal, S., & Williams, K. (2001). The Resources and the Choices of the Motoring Poor in London. In SOFI Research Institute.. Publication link: e4fd46fb-884d-47fb-8fff-1e8a74cca365

2000

1999

  • Froud, J., Haslam, C., Johal, S., Leaver, A., & Williams, K. (1999). The third way and the jammed economy. Capital And Class, 67, 155-166. . Publication link: 682040cb-127c-461a-960d-7f405a8cb651