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.

Staff Publications


  • The European Union and the United States: Competition and Convergence in the Global Arena , (co-authored with Michael Smith), Palgrave Press, 2008, 336 pages.
  • Trade Politics: International, Domestic and Regional Perspectives, 2nd Ed. (co-edited with Brian Hocking), London: Routledge, 2004, 326 pages.

Refereed journal articles

  • Steven McGuire (2013) ‘Multinationals and NGOs Amid a Changing Balance of Power’, International Affairs, 89(3): 695-710.
  • Thomas Lawton, Steven McGuire and Tazeeb Rajwani (2013) ‘Corporate Political Activity: A Literature Review and Research Agenda’, International Journal of Management Reviews, 15(1): 86-105.
  • Steven McGuire, Johan Lindeque and Gabriele Suder (2012) ‘Learning and Lobbying: Emerging Market Firms and Corporate Political Activity in Europe’, European Journal of International Management, 6(3): 342-362.
  • Steven McGuire ‘The Changing Landscape of the Aircraft Industry’, Chatham House Briefing Paper IE WIT 2011/02, Chatham House, July 2011.
  • Johan Lindeque and Steven McGuire (2010) ‘Building Non-Market Capabilities: A Resource-based View of Prosecuting a Trade Remedy Case’, Journal of World Trade, 44(4): 303-343.
  • Steven McGuire and Johan Lindeque (2010) ‘Diminishing Returns to Trade Policy in the European Union’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 48(5): 1029-1049.
  • Steven McGuire, Felicia Fai and Toshiya Ozaki (2010) ‘Path Dependence as a Political Construct, the Disruptive Influence of Technology and Japanese Aerospace’, International Journal of Technology Management, 50(3/4): 367-379.
  • Thomas Lawton, Johan Lindeque and Steven McGuire (2009) ‘Multilateralism and the MNE’, Business and Politics, August,
  • Johan Lindeque and Steven McGuire (2009) ‘The United States and the WTO: Hegemony Constrained or Confirmed?’, Management International Review, 47(5): 725-744.
  • Steven McGuire (2007) ‘The United States, Japan and the Aerospace Industry: from Capture to Competitor?’, The Pacific Review, 20(3): 329-350.
  • Steven McGuire (2006) ‘No More Euro-Champions? The Interaction of EU Industrial and Trade Policies’, Journal of European Public Policy, 13(6): 887-905.
  • Mark Lund and Steven McGuire (2005) ‘Institutions and Development: Electronic Commerce and Economic Growth’, Organization Studies, 26(12): 1743-1763.
  • Thomas Lawton and Steven McGuire (2005) ‘Adjusting to Liberalization: Tracing the Impact of the WTO on the European Textiles and Chemicals Industries’, Business and Politics, 7(3), August, www.bepress, article 4.
  • Andrea Goldstein and Steven McGuire (2004) ‘The Political Economy of Strategic Trade Policy and the Brazil-Canada Export Subsidies Saga’, World Economy, 27(4): 541-567.
  • Eleanor Morgan and Steven McGuire (2004) ‘Trans-Atlantic Divergence? GE-Honeywell and the EU’s Competition Policy’, Journal of European Public Policy, 11(1): 39-56.
  • Thomas Lawton and Steven McGuire (2003) ‘Governing the Electronic Market Space: A Critical Evaluation of the Global Consensus on E-Commerce Self-Regulation’, Management International Review, Special Issue 1: 51-71.
  • Brian Hocking and Steven McGuire (2002) ‘Government – Business Strategies in EU-US Economic Relations: the Lessons of the Foreign Sales Corporation Issue’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 40(3): 449-470.
  • Steven McGuire (2002) ‘Between Pragmatism and Principle: Legalization, Political Economy and the WTO’s Subsidy Agreement’, International Trade Journal, 16(3): 319-343.
  • Thomas Lawton and Steven McGuire (2001) ‘Supranational Governance and Corporate Strategy: The Emerging Role of the World Trade Organization’, International Business Review, 8(3): 217-233.