Dr. Duncan Connors

Duncan ConnorsDuncan Connors is a lecturer in Finance and Economics at the Business School of the Durham University in the United Kingdom. Dr. Connors holds a Bachelor’s degree in Planning & Economics, from the University of Manchester. In 2002 was awarded with a MPhil in Economic History from the University of Glasgow and later, in 2008 he got his PhD in Economic & Social History from the same university.

Since 2004, Dr. Connors has taught in several universities teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He has been invited to numerous conferences and talks, also he has been awarded by different grants such as the Winton Capital Management Research Fund and one from the Chinese Department of Land and Natural Resources, in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

Some of Dr. Connors’ work is:

Journal Publications

  •  2006‘The Decline of British Shipbuilding: Negotiations between the British Government and the Scott Lithgow Company, 1960 -1987’, Essays in Economic and Business History, Orange CA, 2006.


  • 2007 Scott Lithgow: Deja Vu all over again!’ Lewis Johnman and Hugh Murphy(2006)’ Book Review, The Journal of Business History

Manuscripts in Preparation

  •  2016 ‘Strategic Decision Making and the Commercial Failure of British MAGNOX Nuclear Reactor Exports: The General Electric Company and the Tokai Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, 1955 to 1970’ Journal Paper, with Niall MacKenzie, University of Strathclyde –awaiting re-submission
  • 2016 ‘The State as Entrepreneur: the Fast Breeder Reactor at Dounreay, Scotland, 1955 –2000’, Journal Paper with Niall MacKenzie, University of Strathclyde –awaiting submission
  • 2016 ‘The role of nuclear reactor technology on the development of the nuclear industry and decision making in the context of the energy crisis and price fluctuations of the 1970s and 80s’ Book chapter in a provisionally entitled text called ‘Countershock’ based upon the consequences of the fall in oil prices between 1985 and 1986. Produced with Eshref Trushin, Durham University.