Julian Birkinshaw is Professor of Strategic and International Management at London Business School. He is co-Founder and Research Director of the Management Lab (MLab).
He 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 worked at the University of Toronto, the Stockholm School of Economics, Price Waterhouse and ICI.
Julian’s main area of expertise is in the strategy and management of large multinational corporations, and on such specific issues as corporate entrepreneurship, innovation, subsidiary-headquarters relationship, knowledge management, network organisations, and global customer management.
Julian's most recent book Reinventing Management: Making Smarter Choices for Getting Work Done, was published in March 2010. He is also the author Giant Steps in Management (2007), Inventuring: Why Big Companies Must Think Small (2003), Leadership the Sven-Goran Eriksson Way (2002), and Entrepreneurship in the Global Firm (2001), and over fifty articles in such journals as Harvard Business Review and Sloan Management Review.
In 1998 the leading British management magazine Management Today profiled Julian as one of six of the “Next Generation of Management Gurus”. He is regularly quoted in international media outlets, including CNN, BBC, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and The Times and speaks regularly at business conferences.