Dr Eleanor Morgan
BSc(Econ), MA, PhD
Job Title: Senior Lecturer in Business Economics
Subject Group: Business, Society and Business Economics
Key Research Interests: EU competition policy; mergers; cartels; small firms
The main strand of my research focuses on developments in competition policy and its role in moulding firms’ strategies and in determining the competitiveness of the economy. I am particularly interested in the EU merger control regime including why EU and US merger decisions may diverge despite the recent moves to cooperate in merger control; how effects on innovation are assessed in the two regimes, and what the effects are on firms' restructuring. I am also interested in the managerial implications of the recent EU crackdown on cartels. A second research strand investigates the innovative capacity of smaller firms, the problems they face in innovation and the role of outside assistance, especially in a regional context. I am founder editor (1994+) of the International Journal of the Economics of Business which presents original peer reviewed research in Economics that is applicable to business and related public policy issues.
Recent Publications 2001 to date
Fai, F.M. & Morgan, E.J. (Eds.) 2006. Managerial Issues in International Business, 215. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
de Noronha Vaz, T., Morgan, E.J. & Nijkamp, P. (Eds.) 2006. The New European Rurality - Strategies for Small Firms, 291. Aldershot: Ashgate.
McGowan L & Morgan EJ (2012) Today's softness is tomorrow's nightmare: Intensifying the fight against cartels in Brussels and Bonn. Journal of European Integration 34(6):603-622. DOI:10.1080/07036337.2012.707363
Morgan EJ (2010) Criminal cartel sanctions under the UK Enterprise Act: an assessment, International Journal of the Economics of Business 17(1):67-86. DOI:10.1080/13571510903516953
Morgan EJ (2009) Controlling cartels: implications of the EU policy reforms, European Management Journal, 27:1-12. DOI:10.1016/j.emj.2008.04.006
Morgan EJ & Fai FM (2007) Innovation, competition and change in international business: emergent research trajectories. Management International Review. 47(5): 631-638.DOI:10.1007/s11575-007-0037-x
Fai FM & Morgan EJ (2007) Innovation, competition and regulatory change; assessing interrelationships at the industry level. Management International Review. 47(5): 767-785. DOI:10.1007/s11575-007-0044-y
Morgan EJ & Swann P (Eds.) (2006) Paul Geroski 18 October 1952-28 August 2005: An appreciation. International Journal of the Economics of Business. 13(1):1-12. DOI: 10.1080/13571510500528260
Morgan EJ & McGuire S (2004) Transatlantic divergence? GE Honeywell and the EU's merger policy. Journal of European Public Policy. 11(1):39-56. DOI:10.1080/1350176042000164299
Mileham AR, Morgan EJ & Chatting I (2004) An attribute management approach to concurrent engineering. Journal of Engineering Manufacture. 218: 995-1003. DOI: N/A
Avermaete T, Viaene J, Morgan EJ, Pitts E, Crawford N & Mahon D (2004) Determinants of product innovation in small food manufacturing firms. Trends in Food Science and Technology. 15(10):474-483.
Avermaete T, Viaene J, Morgan EJ & Crawford N (2003) Determinants of innovation in small food firms. European Journal of Innovation Management. 6(1):8-17. DOI:10.1108/14601060310459163
Morgan EJ (2002) Steering mergers through the EU's regulatory rocks: remedies under the EU merger control regulation. European Management Journal. 20(5):549-561. DOI: 10.1016/S0263-2373(02)00094-4
Avermaete T, Viaene J & Morgan EJ (2002) Impact of knowledge on innovative performance in small food firms. Communications in Applied Biological Sciences. 67(4):46-50.
Morgan EJ (2001) A decade of EC merger control. International Journal of the Economics of Business.8(3):451-473. DOI:10.1080/13571510110081213
Morgan EJ (2001) Innovation and merger decisions in the pharmaceutical industry. Review of Industrial Organization. 19(2):181-197. DOI: 10.1023/A:1011144517789
Morgan, E.J. 2006. Merger policy in the EU. In Clarke, R. & Morgan, E.J. (Eds.) New Developments in UK and EU Competition Policy: 78-109. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Clarke, R. & Morgan, E.J. 2006. Horizontal agreements and restrictive practices policy in the UK and EU. In Clarke, R. & Morgan, E.J (Eds.) New Developments in UK and EU Competition Policy: 110-141. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Clarke R & Morgan EJ. 2006, Introduction and Conclusions and future prospects. In R Clarke and EJ Morgan (Eds.) New Developments in UK and EU Competition Policy: 1-21 and 262-273. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Avermaete T, Viaene J, & Morgan EJ. 2006. The allocation of public support to small food firms in Belgium, Ireland and the UK. In T de Noronha Vaz, EJ Morgan, & P. Nijkamp (Eds.) The New European Rurality - Strategies for Small Firms: 205-218. Aldershot: Ashgate.
de Noronha Vaz T, Morgan EJ, & Nijkamp P. 2006. Rural Europe and small firms: a strategic positioning and synthesis. In T de Noronha Vaz, EJ Morgan, & P. Nijkamp (Eds.) The New European Rurality - Strategies for Small Firms: 3-12. Aldershot: Ashgate
Avermaete T, Viaene J, Morgan EJ, & Crawford N. 2004. The impact of firm characteristics and macroeconomic performance on innovation in small food firms: case study from Belgium, Ireland and the UK. In T de Norohna Vaz, J Viaene, & M Wigier (Eds.) Innovation in Small Firms and the Dynamics of Local Development:79-95. Scholar Press.
Morgan EJ, & Crawford N, J. 2004. Research design: territorial systems and the enterprise survey. In T de Norohna Vaz, J Viaene, & M Wigier (Eds.) Innovation in Small firms and the Dynamics of Local Development: 32–61 and 241-258. Scholar Press.