Photograph of Professor Steve McGuire.Professor Steve McGuire

Director of School of Management and Business Professor of Management Director, Centre for International Business and Public Policy (CIBaPP)
BA (Calgary), MA (Toronto), D.Phil (Oxford)


Office: 3.03 Rheidol Building, Llanbadarn
Phone: +44 (0) 1970 62 2200


  • Strategic Management: corporate political activity, non-market strategy and political risk.
  • International Political Economy: European and global economic governance (EU regulatory processes, World Trade Organisation, private/public regulation of the international economy)
  • Technology and the firm (competence creation and destruction through technological change)


Steven McGuire’s research interests are in the areas of international political economy, international business and corporate political activity. He has a particular interest in the interaction of firms and governments in international trade, and has published a number of papers on the World Trade Organisation. He has also written extensively on technology policy in Europe and the United States.

He was previously a senior lecturer in international business at the University of Bath, and in 2009 he was a visiting professor at the College of Europe. He has also taught on degree and executive development programmes at the Audencia Nantes Management School, the University of Bath and the Vlerick Business School.

He is currently researching regional trade agreements and investment flows across the Atlantic as part of a major EU Framework Seven project, ATLANTIC FUTURE.  His previous research has been funded by the British Academy, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Nuffield Foundation. He serves on the editorial boards of two journals, Business and Politics and European Journal of International Management.  He is also a member of the ESRC’s Peer Review College.



Mishra, N., Morris, D.W., Singh, A., McGuire, S.M. 2014. A multi-agent architecture for lamb supply chain. International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics 2 (2/3) pp. 195-214. 10.1504/IJIEI.2014.066213

McGuire, S.M., Islam, N. 2014. Indigenous Technological Capabilities, Emerging Market Firms and the Aerospace Industry. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management 27 (7) pp. 739-758. 10.1080/09537325.2014.959482

Bennett, S.S., McGuire, S.., Rahman, R.J. 2014. Living hand to mouth: Why the bohemian lifestyle does not lead to wealth creation in periphery regions. European Planning Studies 10.1080/09654313.2014.988010


Lawton, T.C., McGuire, S.M., Rajwani, T.. 2013. Corporate Political Activity: A Literature Review and Research Agenda. International Journal of Management Reviews 15 (1) pp. 86–105. 10.1111/j.1468-2370.2012.00337.x

Bennett, S., McGuire, S., Rahman, R. 2013. Creative Misfits – how motivation factors for Pro-Creative artists can inform HRM research. British Academy of Management Conference 2013, Liverpool, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 10/09/2013 - 12/09/2013. Other

McGuire, S. 2013. Multinationals and NGOs amid a changing balance of power. International Affairs 89 (3) pp. 695-710. 10.1111/1468-2346.12040


Islam, N., McGuire, S. 2012. Latecomer Strategies in Complex Systems: The Case of Aerospace Industry. International Conference on Innovative Methods for Innovation Management and Policy 2012, Beijing, China, 21/05/2012 - 24/05/2012.


Islam, N., McGuire, S. 2011. Economically Sustainable Manufacturing: the Case of Nano-manufacturing in Japan. British Academy of Management Conference 2011, Birmingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 13/09/2011 - 15/09/2011.

Fairchild, R., McGuire, S. 2011. The Airbus-Boeing Dispute: A Strategic Trade Theory Approach. SSRN Electronic Journal 10.2139/ssrn.1640536 Other

McGuire, S.. 2011. The Changing Landscape of the Aircraft Industry. The World's Industrial Transformation Series, Chatham House


McGuire, S.M., Lindeque, J.P. 2010. Diminishing Returns to Trade Policy in the European Union. Journal of Common Market Studies 48 (5) pp. 1329-1349. 10.1111/j.1468-5965.2010.02115.x

Lindeque, J.P., McGuire, S.M. 2010. Non-market Capabilities and the Prosecution of Trade Remedy Cases in the United States. Journal of World Trade 44 (4) pp. 903–930. Other

McGuire, S.M., Fai, F., Ozaki, T. 2010. Path Dependence as a Political Construct, the Disruptive Influence of Technology and Japanese Aerospace. International Journal of Technology Management 50 (3-4) pp. 367-379. 10.1504/IJTM.2010.032682


Lawton, T.C., Lindeque, J.P., McGuire, S.M. 2009. Multilateralism and the Multinational Enterprise. Business and Politics 11 (2) 3 10.2202/1469-3569.1274


McGuire, S., Smith, M. 2008. The European Union and the United States: Competition and Convergence in the Global Arena: Convergence and Competition in the Global Arena. The European Union Series, Palgrave Macmillan