Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Centre for Business History
  • Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership Unit

Room: POR/18.B-3.22
Adam Frost

Adam K. Frost is a postdoctoral fellow at CBS. His research draws upon novel historical sources, oral histories, and original datasets to explore the history of entrepreneurship and state-business relations in 20th century China. Adam received his PhD, MA, and BA from Harvard and was a visiting scholar at Fudan University and the University of Southern California. His research has been supported by grants from the Institution of International Education (Fulbright), the Social Science Research Council, the US Department of Education (FLAS Grant), Harvard’s Fairbank and Asia Centers, the Institute of Humane Studies, and the Mercatus Institute at George Mason.

Primary research areas
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business History
  • State-Business Relations
  • Contemporary China
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Selected publications
  • Adam K. Frost. (2021). Reframing Chinese Business History, Invited paper to the “Business History Around the World” special issue of Business History Review
  • Adam K. Frost & Shuang L. Frost. (2021) Taxi Shanghai: Entrepreneurship and semi-colonial context, Business History, DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2021.1925649
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Shuang L. Frost; Adam K. Frost / Taxi Shanghai : Entrepreneurship and Semi-Colonial Context.
In: Business History, Vol. 66, No. 2, 2024, p. 407-436
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Adam Frost / History from the Dustbins
In: Enterprise & Society, Vol. 24, No. 4, 12.2023, p. 965-976
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Adam Frost; Zeren Li / Markets under Mao : Measuring Underground Activity in the Early PRC.
In: China Quarterly, 31.7.2023
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Adam K. Frost / Entrepreneurial Strategies in Extractive Environments
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-second Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonja Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2022, 1 p., p. 2119 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
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Adam K. Frost / Reframing Chinese Business History
In: Business History Review, Vol. 96, No. 2, 2022, p. 245-287
Journal article > peer review