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Dr Liliane Mouan is a Lecturer in Emerging Markets at Coventry Business School. She was previously based at the Transnational Law Institute, King's College London, where she has played an instrumental role in the development of key projects such as the King’s Transnational Law Summit and leads on the development of the Global Supply Chain Law and Governance Research Network. Her current research focuses on the impacts of special economic zones on structural transformation and inclusive growth in emerging and developing nations; corruption and illicit financial flows; the politics of transparency in transnational regulatory governance; and corporate accountability in global supply chains. She has provided consultancy and training in these areas for various organisations. These include Transparencia Mexicana, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Amnesty International Southern Africa Regional Office.

Teaching Responsibilities

102SAM Legal Aspects of Responsible Leadership

1003SSL The Economics of International Business

M12BSS  Global Markets and Entry Strategies

M28BSS  International Business and Global Strategy

6021SSL Work-Based Business Project

7015SSL The Postgraduate Dissertation/Consultancy Project

Administrative Duties

Associate Course Director, BA International Business Topup

Academic Conduct Officer

Research Interests

Corruption and illicit financial flows; structural economic transformation and inclusive growth; the transnational politics of transparency (particularly in labour, tax and natural resource governance); business and human rights; China's role and influence in Africa and South Asia.

Dr Mouan welcomes PhD proposals in these and other related areas.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in International Studies and Social Science, Coventry University

LL.M in International Law and Human Rights, Coventry University

LL.B, University of Buea

External positions

Associate Fellow, King's College London

Jul 2018 → …

Senior Research Fellow & Programme Assistant, King's College London

Mar 2017Jun 2018

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, King's College London

Sep 2016Feb 2017

Researcher in Business and Human Rights, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Jan 2016Aug 2016

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Research Output 2010 2018

Special Economic Zones: Development Engines or Sites of Exploitation?

Cotula, L. & Mouan, L., Oct 2018, 4 p. IIED.

Research output: Other contribution

development zone
public revenue

Human Rights and Corporate Criminal Liability:Examining the United Kingdom’s International Legal Obligations

Mouan, L. & Knöpfel, L., Mar 2017, (Unpublished) 13 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

human rights

Labour Regulation in Global Supply Chains: Ethnography, Advocacy, Campaigning and Critical Pedagogy

Mouan, L., Dec 2017, (Unpublished) Event report. 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding


The Backlash Against Human Rights Protections: Forms, Causes and International Responses

Mouan, L., Jun 2016, (Unpublished) 32 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Activities 2008 2018

Chinese Investment in Developing-Country Special Economic Zones: Impacts on Labour and Migration

Liliane Mouan (Co-convenor), Charlotte Goodburn (Co-convenor), Jan Knoerich (Co-convenor)
9 Jul 201810 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows in the Extractive Industries Value Chains: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go from Here?

Liliane Mouan (Co-convenor), Alex Cobham (Co-convenor), Liz Nelson (Co-chair)
15 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Research Consultant, IIED

Liliane Mouan (Consultant)
12 Jun 201812 Sep 2018

Activity: Consultancy

Amnesty International Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) Summer Camp

Liliane Mouan (Invited Speaker)
5 Nov 201810 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Engagement Event

EU Horizon 2020 Framework

Liliane Mouan (Reviewer)
Aug 2018 → …

Activity: OtherReviewer of proposals for funding


Best Postgraduate Law Student Prize for Best Overall Performance

Liliane Mouan (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Fund for Women Graduates (FfWG) Emergency Grant

Liliane Mouan (Recipient), Feb 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

King's Together Multi- and Interdisciplinary Research Fund Award 2017

Liliane Mouan (Recipient), Charlotte Goodburn (Recipient), Jan Knoerich (Recipient), Peer Zumbansen (Recipient) & Andrew Brooks (Recipient), Sep 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Law Schools Global League Seed Fund

Liliane Mouan (Recipient), Phillip Paiement (Recipient), Peer Zumbansen (Recipient), Jhuma Sen (Recipient), Natalia Ángel-Cabo (Recipient) & Saptarshi Mandal (Recipient), Jun 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

PhD Studentship

Liliane Mouan (Recipient), Sep 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)