Professor Julian Birkinshaw is a Thinkers50 ranked global management thinker. As a leading authority on disruption and renewal, Birkinshaw teaches how to respond to disruptive change in a decisive way. His research impacts topics such as reinventing management, strategic agility, game-changing innovation, employee engagement, managing for innovation, entrepreneurial leadership, and cross-business collaboration. Birkinshaw argues for leaders to be alert and emotionally connected in order to create competitive advantage in a world overwhelmed by data.
He is a Fellow of: the British Academy, the Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of International Business. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees by the Stockholm School of Economics (2009) and Copenhagen Business School (2018).
Professor Birkinshaw is the author of 15 books, including Fast/Forward, Becoming a Better Boss, Reinventing Management and Giant Steps in Management, and more than 90 articles in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review and Sloan Management Review.
Professor Birkinshaw speaks at business conferences in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia. He is regularly quoted in international media outlets, including CNN, the BBC, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Businessweek and The Times.