Professor Julian Birkinshaw was ranked 39th in the 2013 Thinkers50 list of the top global management thinkers. His main area of expertise is in the strategy and organisation of large corporations – specifically subsidiary-headquarters relationships, corporate entrepreneurship, innovation, the changing role of corporate headquarters, organisation design and knowledge management.
He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Advanced Institute of Management Research (UK), and the Academy of International Business.
In 2009, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Stockholm School of Economics. He has PhD and MBA degrees in Business from the Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University (Canada), and a BSc from the University of Durham.
Professor Birkinshaw is the author of twelve books, including Becoming a Better Boss, Reinventing Management and Giant Steps in Management, and over eighty articles in journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management Journal, the Harvard Business Review and the Sloan Management Review.
He is regularly quoted in international media outlets, including CNN, the BBC, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Businessweek and The Times.
Professor Birkinshaw speaks regularly at business conferences in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia. With Gary Hamel, he was co-founder of the Management Innovation Lab, a unique partnership between academia and business to accelerate the evolution of management.