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About John Child

John Child is Emeritus Professor of Commerce at the University of Birmingham. His degrees (MA, PhD, ScD) were awarded by the University of Cambridge. In 2006, he was elected a Fellow of the prestigious British Academy [FBA]. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, the Academy of Management and the British Academy of Management.

He has served as Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies and Senior Editor of Management and Organization Review. He was Dean of the Aston Business School from 1986 to 1989 and then Dean and Director of the European Union’s management programme in China before being appointed to the new Diageo Professorship of Management at the University of Cambridge. John’s papers have appeared in many international journals including the Journal of International Business StudiesJournal of World BusinessAcademy of Management JournalJournal of Management StudiesOrganization Science, and Organization Studies. He has over 50,000 Google Scholar citations.

Among his 27 books, Corporate Co-evolution (Wiley) co-authored with Suzana Rodrigues, won the 2009 Terry Book Award of the Academy of Management. His 2019 book on Hierarchy (Routledge) won the 2020 Best Book Award of the European Academy of Management. In the same year John co-authored a substantial new edition of the leading textbook on Cooperative Strategy (Oxford University Press).

Recently his research has focused on the internationalization of SMEs. He is currently investigating the process of cooperation in China’s hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle ecosystem, and opportunities to open up hierarchies through local participation.