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About Julian Birkinshaw

Julian Birkinshaw is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School.  He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Academy of International Business, and the (American) Academy of Management.  He has PhD and MBA degrees in Business from the Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University, Canada, and a BSc (Hons) from the University of Durham, UK. He was awarded Honorary Doctorates by the Stockholm School of Economics in 2009 and Copenhagen Business School in 2018.   

Professor Birkinshaw has published widely on the strategy of multinational enterprises, and in particular on HQ-subsidiary relationships, ambidexterity, management innovation and the role of the corporate HQ. His research has been published in top journals such as JIBS, AMJ, AMR and SMJ.   He is also the author of fifteen books, including Mindtools for Managers (2018), Fast/Forward (2017), Becoming a Better Boss (2013), Reinventing Management (2010), Giant Steps in Management (2007), Inventuring: Why Big Companies Must Think Small (2003), and Entrepreneurship in the Global Firm (2001). 

 Professor Birkinshaw is currently ranked as one of the “Thinkers 50” top thought leaders in the field of Management. 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. He is a regular keynote speaker and a consultant to many large companies, such as BP, Dell Technologies, Roche, Tata Group, BMW, Unilever, Enel, and Orsted.