Julian Birkinshaw

Professor, author, management thinker

Julian Birkinshaw is Professor and Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School. He is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, and a Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management Research (UK).

Julian is a recognised expert on innovation, entrepreneurship and renewal in large corporations. He has written twelve books, including Becoming a Better Boss, Reinventing Management, and Giant Steps in Management, and over eighty articles in such journals as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Strategic Management Journal and Academy of Management Journal.

He is regularly quoted in international media outlets, including CNN, BBC, The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, Bloomberg Business Week and The Times, and he speaks regularly at business conferences in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia. In 1998 the leading British Management magazine Management Today profiled Julian as one of six of the “Next Generation of Management Gurus”.

Julian has PhD and MBA degrees in Business from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and a BSc (Hons) from the University of Durham. He has been on the faculty at London Business School for fourteen years, including three years as Deputy Dean (Programmes) and six years as Area Chairman. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Stockholm School of Economics, 2009.

Julian is co-founder with bestselling author Gary Hamel of the Management Innovation Lab (MLab), a unique partnership between academia and business that seeks to accelerate the evolution of management. He is very active as a consultant, speaker, and executive educator to many large corporations, including Arup, GE, Hess Oil, IBM, Novo Nordisk, Petrofac, Rio Tinto, Roche, Tata, Toshiba and UBS.


Becoming a Better Boss

New! Becoming a Better Boss

Why good management is so difficult

Whereas most books on managing people approach the subject from the perspective of a manager of an idealised organisation, Becoming a Better Boss takes a real-world approach, looking at the topic from the perspective of an employee in a real-world organisation—dysfunctions, warts, and all.

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