Adrian Cozmuta

a.cozmuta.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Research title: Airline privatisation in Europe and its impact upon labour, performance, and customers.

Research Summary

My research seeks to provide an empirical investigation into European airline privatisations and their impact upon labour, performance, and customers. This analysis will be undertaken with regard to the rationale behind privatisation and the political, historical, and economic context to accurately evaluate outcomes.

PhD Topic

Airline privatisation and its effects.

Consulting

I welcome any academic, industry, and media opportunities to engage and collaborate with regarding my following interests.

Research Interests

  •  Privatisation
  •  Airline and transport economics
  •  UK and European Union political economy
  •  Public sector economics
  •  European and Japanese business history
  •  Environmental economics related to transportation
  •  Innovation and economics of technology
  •  Technology transfer between governments-universities-industry

Presentations

Selling ‘The World's Favourite Airline’: British Airways’ privatisation and the motives behind it, Economic History Society Annual Conference, Selected for Graduate Poster Presentations, presented in two sessions, University of Warwick, Apr. 2021.

Selling ‘The World's Favourite Airline’: British Airways’ privatisation and the motives behind it, Economic and Social History Graduate Seminar, University of Oxford, Jan. 2021.

Selling ‘The World's Favourite Airline’: British Airways’ privatisation and the motives behind it, Business History Seminar, organised by the Business History Collective, Jul. 2020.

Airline privatisation in Europe and its impact upon labour, performance, and customers, European Business History Association (EBHA) Doctoral Summer School, Barcelona, Jul. 2020.

Selling ‘The World's Favourite Airline’: British Airways’ privatisation and the motives behind it, European Economic History Group, University of Glasgow, Apr. 2020.

Airline privatisation in Europe and its impact upon labour, performance, and customers, UK ESRC-organised Hub Festival—two-day conference where Social Sciences PhDs from all-around Scotland have the opportunity to present their upcoming research, University of Strathclyde, Dec. 2019.

The political economy of British Airways’ privatisation, 1979-1990, Economic and Social History Graduate Seminar, University of Cambridge, Apr. 2017. 

The development of the national system of innovation in the United States, 1945-2007: the Triple Helix actors and their interaction—based on my undergraduate dissertation, Economic and Social History Seminar, University of Glasgow, Oct. 2016.

The neoliberal and economic privatisation motives behind British Telecom and British Gas—based on my undergraduate research project, Economic and Social History Seminar, University of Glasgow, Apr. 2015.

Publications

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2021

Cozmuta, A. (2021) Selling “The World's Favourite Airline”: British Airways’ privatisation and the motives behind it. Business History, (doi: 10.1080/00076791.2021.1926991) (Early Online Publication)

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Articles

Cozmuta, A. (2021) Selling “The World's Favourite Airline”: British Airways’ privatisation and the motives behind it. Business History, (doi: 10.1080/00076791.2021.1926991) (Early Online Publication)

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Supervisors

External supervisors

Professor Takafumi Kurosawa (Kyoto University)

Grants

The William Lind Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

Conference

Economic History Society Annual Conference, Selected for Graduate Poster Presentations, presented in two sessions, University of Warwick, Apr. 2021.

European Business History Association (EBHA) Doctoral Summer School, Barcelona, Jul. 2020.

UK ESRC-organised Hub Festival, University of Strathclyde, Dec. 2019.

UK ESRC-organised Digital History: New Approaches to Historical Research, University of Strathclyde, Nov. 2019.

“New Directions in Economic History”, King’s College, University of Cambridge, Easter term 2017.

Teaching

Economic and Social History 1A: Towards Globalisation, 1750-1914

Economic and Social History 1B: Themes in Globalisation, 1914-2008 

Additional Information

I re-joined Glasgow in 2019 to study for a joint doctoral degree with Kyoto University in Economics and Economic History. I previously graduated from my MPhil in Economic and Social History at the University of Cambridge with a dissertation on the political economy behind British Airways’ privatisation. In this research, I combined interviews with politicians and policy-makers, archival resources, visual documents (e.g. posters), and sensitive government documentation for a comprehensive study of the topic. The dissertation has been accepted by the British Airways Archives and is now being adapted into a journal article.

Before attending Cambridge, I completed my first degree at the University of Glasgow in Economic and Social History (Distinction) with a dissertation on the post-war United States technology transfer system between states-universities-industry, while highlighting the Apollo Space Programme as an example of this interaction. Here, I employed NASA archival resources, presidential speeches, university technology transfer office documents, and government spending balance sheets. I have also been an undergraduate student representative, mentor, and administrator during my studies.