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Stephen F. Copp, Ph.D., is an associate professor and former head of the department of law at Bournemouth University's faculty of media and communication and a visiting professor of law in the School of Management and Social Sciences at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, London. 

Stephen gained his LL.B. degree (with honors) from Exeter University in 1982. He holds the dual qualifications of solicitor and barrister. In 2004, he gained his Ph.D. In 2007, he became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His academic research brings free-market economics as well as historical and theological perspectives to bear on business issues, such as the role of the limited liability company, directors' duties, directors' remuneration and off-balance sheet finance.

Stephen is an executive editorial board member of the International Journal of Disclosure and Governance and has been a consulting editor at the Journal of ADR, Mediation and Negotiation.

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