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Julian Birkinshaw

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Academic Director of the Deloitte Institute


BSc (University of Durham), PhD and MBA (Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University, Canada)

Professor Julian Birkinshaw was ranked 43rd in the 2015 Thinkers50 list of the top global management thinkers. His main area of expertise is in the strategy and organisation of large corporations, and specifically such issues as innovation, corporate entrepreneurship, strategic agility and headquarters-subsidiary relationships.

He is a Fellow of: the British Academy, the Academy of Social Sciences, 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. 

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.

2017

Fast/Forward

Birkinshaw J M; Ridderstrale J

Forthcoming

2016

Business schools at the crossroads: a trip back from Sparta to Athens

Marcia MJ; Rocha H; Birkinshaw J

Journal of Business Ethics 2016 Forthcoming

External knowledge sourcing process in multinational corporations

Monteiro F; Birkinshaw J

Strategic Management Journal 2016 Forthcoming

How do firms adapt to discontinuous change? Bridging the dynamic capabilities and ambidexterity perspectives

Birkinshaw J; Zimmerman A; Raisch S

California Management Review 2016 Summer Vol 58:4 forthcoming

How do firms identify and make use of external sources of knowledge?

Monteiro F; Birkinshaw J M

Strategic Management Journal 2016 Forthcoming

How do firms manage strategic dualities? A process perspective

Birkinshaw J M; Bouquet C; Crilly D; Lee S

Academy of Management Discoveries 2016 Vol 2:1 p 51-78

Increase your return on failure

Birkinshaw J M; Haas M

Harvard Business Review 2016 Vol 94:5 p 88-93

Ready to be open? Explaining the firm level barriers to benefiting from openness to external knowledge.

Monteiro F; Mol M; Birkinshaw J M

Long Range Planning 2016 Forthcoming

Relevance gap in business school research: which academic papers are cited in managerial bridge journals?

Birkinshaw J M; Lecuona R; Barwise P

Academy of Management Learning and Education 2016 Forthcoming

2015

Adhocracy for an agile age

Birkinshaw J; Ridderstrale J

McKinsey Quarterly 2015:4 p 44-57

Choose your friends carefully

Prasantham S; J M Birkinshaw

Management International Review 2015 Vol 55:2 p 207-234

Fighting the headquarters knows best syndrome

Bouquet C; Birkinshaw J M; Barsoux J-L

MIT Sloan Management Review 2015 Vol 57:2 p 58-66

How is ambidexterity initiated? Emergent versus designed processes

Zimmerman A; Raisch S; Birkinshaw J

Organization Science 2015 Vol 26:4 p 1119-1139

Key MBA Models

Birkinshaw J M; Mark K

FT Publishing International

Reconciling capabilities and ambidexterity theories: a multi-level perspective

Zimmerman A; Birkinshaw J M

in Oxford handbook on dynamic capabilities: Oxford University Press

2014

Advancing interdisciplinary research: Insights from the JIBS special issue

Cheng JLC; Birkinshaw J; Lessard DR; Thomas DC

Journal of International Business Studies 2014 Vol 45 p 643-648

Beware the next big thing

Birkinshaw JM

Harvard Business Review 2014 May Vol 92:5 p 50-57

Debating the future of management research

Birkinshaw JM; Healey M; Suddaby R; Webber K

Journal of Management Studies 2014 Vol 51:1 p 38-55

Management models and business models

Birkinshaw J M ; Ansari S

Management Models and Business Models: In Saebi T, Foss N eds., Business Model Innovation: The Organisational Dimension, OUP, 2014

Purpose with profits: How to make your pro-social goals pay

Birkinshaw JM; Foss NJ; Lindenberg S

Sloan Management Review 2014 April

Role of external involvement in the creation of management innovations

Mol M; Birkinshaw J M

Organization Studies 2014 Vol 35:9 p 1287-1312

Subsidiary initiative in the modern multinational corporation

Birkinshaw J M

In Boddewyn J, International business essays, AIB Fellows, 2014

Understanding management models: going beyond what and why, to how work gets done in organizations

Birkinshaw J M; Ansari S

in Saebi T and Foss N eds., Business model innovation: the organizational dimension, Oxford University Press

2013

Becoming a better boss: Why good management is so difficult

Birkinshaw J M

Jossey-Bass, 2013

Clarifying the distinctive contributions of ambidexterity to the field of organization studies

Birkinshaw J M; Gupta K

Academy of Management Perspectives 2013 Vol 27:4 p 287-298

Make time for the work that matters

Birkinshaw J M; Cohen J

Harvard Business Review 2013 Vol 91:9 p 115-118

Would your employees recommend you?

Birkinshaw J M

Sloan Management Review 2013 Vol 55:1 p 96-97

2012

Ambidexterity and survival in corporate venture units

Hill S A; Birkinshaw J

Journal of Management 2012 Vol 40:7 p 1899-1931

Subsidiary initiatives

Birkinshaw J M; Prasantham S

In Verbeke, A, Merchant H eds., International Business Handbook, 2012

Uncommon sense: how to turn distinctive beliefs into action

Goddard J; Birkinshaw J; Eccles T

MIT Sloan Management Review 2012 Vol 53:3 p 33-39

2011

From a distance and generalizable to up close and grounded: Reclaiming a place for qualitative methods in international business research

Birkinshaw J M; Brannen M Y; Tung R

Journal of International Business Studies 2011:42 p 573-581

How global strategies emerge: an attention perspective

Bouquet C; Birkinshaw J

Global Strategy Journal 2011:1 p 243-262

The five myths of innovation

Birkinshaw J

Sloan Management Review 2011 Vol 52:2 p 43-50

2010

Getting a return on judgement

Birkinshaw J M; Jenkins H

Strategy and Business 2010 February 12th

Headquarters attention and its effect on subsidiary performance

Ambos T C ; Birkinshaw J M

Management International Review 2010 July Vol 50:4 p 449-469

How do new ventures evolve? An inductive study of charter change in new technology ventures

Ambos T; Birkinshaw J

Organization Science 2010 Vol 21:6 p 1125-1140

Idea sets: conceptualising and measuring a new unit of analysis in entrepreneurship research

Birkinshaw J; Hill S

Organizational Research Methods 2010 Vol 13:1 p 85-113

Putting organizational complexity in its place

Birkinshaw J M; Heywood S

McKinsey Quarterly 2010:May

Reinventing management: Smarter choices for getting work done

Birkinshaw J M

Reinventing Management: Smarter Choices for Getting Work Done: Jossey-Bass, 2010

What are the consequences of initiative-taking in multinational subsidiaries?

Ambos T; Andersson U; Birkinshaw J M

Journal of International Business Studies 2010 Vol 41:7 p 1099-1118

2009

International attention and multinational enterprise performance

Bouquet C; Morrison A; Birkinshaw J

Journal of International Business Studies 2009 Vol 40:1 p 108-131

Knowledge transfer in international aquisitions: A retrospective

Birkinshaw J M; Bresman H; Nobel R

Journal of International Business Research 2009 Vol 41 p 21-26

Organizational ambidexterity: Balancing exploitation and exploration for sustained performance

Raisch S; Birkinshaw J; Probst G; Tushman M L

Organization Science 2009 Vol 20:4 p 685-695

The dynamics of attention markets in multinational enterprises

Bouquet C; J M Birkinshaw

In Cheng J, Maitland E, Nicholas S, eds., Managing subsidiary dynamics: headquarters role, capability development, and China strategy (Advances in International Management, Volume 22) Emerald Group Publishing Limited

The sources of management innovation: When firms introduce new management practices

Mol M J; Birkinshaw J M

Jornal of Business Research 2009 February Vol 62:12 p 1269-1280

The sources of management innovation; When firms introduce new management practices

Mol M J; Birkinshaw J

Journal of Business Research 2009 Vol 62:12 p 1269-1280

Too big to manage?

Birkinshaw J M; Heywood S

Wall Street Journal 2009 October

Transferability of the venture capital model to the corporate context: Implications for the performance of corporate venture units

Hill S A; Maula M M V J; Birkinshaw J M; Murray G C

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 2009 Vol 3:1 p 3-27

What is your management model?

Birkinshaw J; Goddard J

Sloan Management Review 2009 Winter Vol 50:2 p 81-90

2008

Dancing with gorillas

Birkinshaw J; Prasantham S

California Management Review 2008 Vol 51:1 p 6-23

Giant steps in management

Mol M; Birkinshaw J M

Giant Steps in Management: FT Prentice Hall

Knowledge flows in multinational corporations: explaining subsidiary isolation and its performance implications

Monteiro F; Arvidsson N; Birkinshaw J

Organization Science 2008 Jan-Feb Vol 19:1 p 90-107

Management innovation

Birkinshaw J M; Hamel G; Mol M

Academy of Management Review 2008 Vol 33:4 p 825-845

Managing power in the multinational corporation: How low-power actors gain influence

Bouquet C; Birkinshaw J M

Journal of Management 2008 Vol 34:3 p 477-508

Organizational ambidexterity: Antecedents, outcomes, and moderators

Birkinshaw J M; Raisch S

Journal of Management 2008 Vol 34:3 p 375-409

Strategy-organization configurations in corporate venture units: Impact on performance and survival

Birkinshaw J; Hill S A

Journal of Business Venturing 2008 July Vol 23:4 p 423-444

Weight versus voice: how foreign subsidaries gain attention from corporate headquarters

Bouquet C; Birkinshaw J

Academy of Management Journal 2008 Jun Vol 51:3 p 577-601

When does university research get commercialised? Creating ambidexterity in research institutions

Makela T K; Cuikerman P D'este; Birkinshaw J M

Journal of Management Studies 2008 Vol 45:8 p 1424-1447

2007

Entrepreneurship safari: a phenomenon-driven search for meaning

Rocha M; Birkinshaw J M

Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship 2007 Vol 3:3 p 205-255

Finding, forming and performing: creating new networks for discontinuous innovation

Birkinshaw J; Bessant J; Delbridge R

California Management Review 2007 Spring Vol 49:3 p 67-84

Innovation value chain

Birkinshaw J; Hansen M T

Harvard Business Review 2007 June Vol 85:6 p 121-130

Managing executive attention in the global company

Birkinshaw J; Bouquet C; Chini T

MIT Sloan Management Review 2007 Summer Vol 48:4 p 39-45

Special report: management innovation

Birkinshaw J; Crainer S; Mol M

Business Strategy Review 2007 Spring Vol 18:1 p 62-87

Strategic archetypes in corporate venture. Units.

Birkinshaw J M; Hill S

Journal of Business Venturing 2007 Vol 23:4 p 423-444

2006

Against the flow: reaping the rewards of management innovation

Mol M; Birkinshaw J

European Business Forum 2006 Winter:27 p 24-29

How management innovation happens

Birkinshaw J; Mol M J

MIT Sloan Management Review 2006 Summer Vol 47:4 p 81-88

Inter-Organizational fit in global account management relationships

Birkinshaw J M; Toulan O; Arnold D

International Studies of Management and Organization 2006 Vol 36:4 p 62-82

Role of inter-organizational fit in global account management

Toulan O; Birkinshaw J; Arnold D

International Studies of Management and Organization 2006 Vol 36:4 p 62-82

Why do some multinational corporations relocate their headquarters overseas?

Birkinshaw J; et al.

Strategic Management Journal 2006 Jul Vol 27:7 p 681-700

Why Management Innovation Matters

Birkinshaw J M; Mol M

European Business Forum 2006

2005

Brains matter: the global market for highly-skilled workers

Birkinshaw J

chapter in "What's next?: trends in foreign direct investment", Invest in Sweden Agency, 2005

Corporate venturing units as vehicles for strategic success in the new Europe

Birkinshaw J; Hill S

Organizational Dynamics 2005 Vol 34:3 p 247-256

External sources of knowledge, governance mode, and R&D performance

Birkinshaw J; Fey C

Journal of Management 2005 Vol 34:4 p 597-621

Intrafirm competition and charter evolution in the multibusiness firm

Birkinshaw J; Lingblad M

Organization Science 2005 Nov/Dec Vol 16:6 p 674-686

Secret diary of corporate venturing

Birkinshaw J

Business Strategy Review 2005 Vol 16:2 p 18-30

Subsidiary entrepreneurship, internal and external competitive forces, and subsidiary performance

Birkinshaw J; Young S; Hood N

International Business Review 2005 Apr Vol 14:2 p 227-248

Sumantra Ghoshal on management: a force for good

Birkinshaw J; Piramal G

Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2005

2004

Antecedents, consequences, and mediating role of organizational ambidexterity

Gibson C; Birkinshaw J

Academy of Management Journal 2004 Apr Vol 47:2 p 209-226

Building ambidexterity into the organization

Birkinshaw J; Gibson C

Sloan Management Review 2004 Vol 45:4 p 47-55

Contextual determinants of organizational ambidexterity

Birkinshaw J M; Gibson C

Academy of Management Journal 2004 Vol 47:2 p 209-226

Entrepreneurial mindset in multinational corporations

Birkinshaw J

in Chowdhury S ed., Next generation business handbook, p 775-792, Wiley, 2004

External sourcing of knowledge in the international firm

Birkinshaw J

in Lane H et al., Handbook of global management, p 289-300, Blackwell, 2004

Identifying leading edge market knowledge in multinational corporations

Arvidsson N; Birkinshaw J

in Pedersen T and Mahne V eds., Knowledge governance, MacMillan, 2004

Making sense of the metanational

Birkinshaw J

in Cheng J and Hitt M eds., Advances in international management. Vol. 16, p 31-43, Elsevier Press, 2004

Managing global customers

Toulan O; Arnold D; Birkinshaw J

in Chowdhury S ed., Next generation business handbook, p 630-644, Wiley, 2004

Multinational strategy and structure: a review and research agenda

Brock D M; Birkinshaw J

Management International Review 2004 Vol 44:1 p 5-14

New Perspectives on Offshoring - Optimising your Support Functions

Birkinshaw J M; Evison A; Barden R; Terjesen S

European Business Forum 2004 Vol 19 p 38-40

Publishing qualitative research

Birkinshaw J

in Marschan-Piekkari R and Welch C eds., Handbook of qualitative research methods for international business, Elgar, 2004

Readings in strategic management

Birkinshaw J

Edward Elgar, 2004

Shifting strategic focus

Evison A; Birkinshaw J; et al.

European Business Forum 2004 Autumn Vol 19 p 38-42

Strategic management

Birkinshaw J ed.

Edward Elgar, 2004

2003

Corporate venturing performance: an investigation into the applicability of venture capital models

Birkinshaw J; Hill S

in Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, Seattle, 2003

Corporate venturing: choosing the right business model

Campbell A; Birkinshaw J et al.

Sloan Management Review 2003 Aug Vol 45:1 p 30-38

Customer-focused multinational: revisiting the Stopford and Wells model in an era of global customers

Birkinshaw J; Terjesen S

in Birkinshaw J, Ghoshal S, Markides C, Stopford J M and Yip G eds., Future of the multinational company, John Wiley, 2003

Future directions in international business research: the MNC, subsidiary and host country agendas

Birkinshaw J

in Hood N ed., Multinational subsidiary: management, economic development and public policy, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003

Future of corporate venturing

Birkinshaw J; Betenburg R; Murray G

Business Strategy Review 2003 Vol 13:4 p 10-19

Future of the multinational company

Birkinshaw J; Ghoshal S; Markides C; Stopford J M; Yip G eds.

John Wiley, 2003

Global account management: new structures, new tasks

Birkinshaw J; DiStefano J

in Lan H et al. eds., Handbook of global management, p 322-341, Blackwell, 2004

Inventuring: why big companies must think small

Buckland W L; Hatcher A; Birkinshaw J

McGraw Hill, 2003

Organization of research and development in large multinational firms

Birkinshaw J; Fey C

Management International Review 2003 Special issue:3 p 27-46

Paradox of corporate entrepreneurship

Birkinshaw J

Strategy and Business 2003 Spring Vol 30 p 46-58

Resource allocation in R & D organisations: an internal market perspective

Birkinshaw J; Fey C

Management International Review 2003:3 p 27-46

The future of Corporate Venturing

Birkinshaw J M; Batenburg R; Murray G

Business Strategy Review 2003 Vol 13:4 p 10-19

The future of the global company

Birkinshaw JM; Ghoshal S; Markides C; Stopford J; Yip G

Wiley

The paradox of corporate entrepreneurship

Birkinshaw J M

Strategy and Business 2003 Vol 30 p 46-58

Transnational management. 4th ed.

Bartlett C A; Ghoshal S; Birkinshaw J

McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2003

2002

Art of Swedish management

Birkinshaw J

Business Strategy Review 2002 Summer Vol 13:2 p 11-19

Centres of excellence in multinational corporations

Frost T; Birkinshaw J; Ensign P C

Strategic Management Journal 2002 Nov Vol 23:11 p 997-1015

Knowledge as a contingency variable: do the characteristics of knowledge predict organization structure?

Birkinshaw J; Nobel R; Ridderstrale J

Organization Science 2002 May/Jun Vol 13:3 p 274-289

Leadership the Sven Goran Eriksson way

Birkinshaw J; Crainer S

Capstone, 2002

Managing internal R&D networks in global firms: what sort of knowledge is involved?

Birkinshaw J

Long Range Planning 2002 Jun Vol 35:3 p 245-267

Managing the knowledge life-cycle

Birkinshaw J; Sheehan T

MIT Sloan Management Review 2002 Vol 44:1 p 75-84

Venturing to succeed

Birkinshaw J; Batenburg R; Murray G

Business Strategy Review 2002 Vol 13:4 p 10-17

2001

Global account management in multinational corporations: theory and evidence

Birkinshaw J; Toulan O; Arnold D

Journal of International Business Studies 2001 Vol 32:2 p 231-248

Making sense of knowledge management

Birkinshaw J

Ivey Business Journal 2001 Mar/Apr Vol 65:4 p 32-36

Seller beware: the pitfalls of global account management

Arnold D; Birkinshaw J; Toulan O

California Management Review 2001 Vol 44:1 p 8-20

Strategies for managing internal competition

Birkinshaw J

California Management Review 2001 Vol 44:1 p 24-38

Strategy and management in MNE subsidiaries

Birkinshaw J

in Rugman A and Brewer T eds., Oxford handbook of international business, Oxford University Press, 2001

Unleash innovation in foreign subsidiaries

Birkinshaw J; Hood N

Harvard Business Review 2001 May/Jun Vol 79:3 p 131-138

Why is knowledge management so difficult?

Birkinshaw J

Business Strategy Review 2001 Vol 12:1 p 11-18

2000

Building an internal market system: insights from five R&D organisations

Birkinshaw J; Fey C

in Birkinshaw J and Hagstrom P eds., Flexible firm: capability management in network organizations, Oxford University Press, 2000

Capability management in network organizations

Birkinshaw J; Hagstrom P

Oxford University Press, 2000

Characteristics of foreign subsidiaries in industry clusters

Birkinshaw J M; Hood N

Journal of International Business Studies 2000 Vol 31:1 p 141-154

Consequences of perception gaps in the headquarters-subsidiary relationship

Birkinshaw J et al.

International Business Review 2000 Jun Vol 9:3 p 321-344

Determinants and consequences of subsidiary initiative in multinational corporations

Birkinshaw J

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 2000 Vol 24:1 p 9-35

Entrepreneurship in the global firm

Birkinshaw J

Sage, 2000

Flexible firm: capability management in network organizations

Birkinshaw J; Hagstrom P; eds.

Oxford University Press, 2000

Global account management: linking external demands with internal abilities

Birkinshaw J; Toulan O; Arnold D

in Birkinshaw J and Hagstrom P eds., Flexible firm: capability management in network organizations, Oxford University Press, 2000

Knowledge dissemination in global R&D operations: an empirical study of multinationals in the high technology electronics industry

Teigland R; Fey C; Birkinshaw J

Management International Review 2000 Vol 40:1 p 49-78

Leading edge multinationals and leading edge clusters

Birkinshaw J; Solvell O

International Studies of Management and Organization 2000 Summer Vol 30:2 p 3-9

Multinational enterprise and the knowledge economy: leveraging global practices

Birkinshaw J; Solvell O

in Dunning J H ed., Multinational enterprises and the knowledge economy, Oxford University Press, 2000

Network relationships inside and outside the firm, and the development of capabilities

Birkinshaw J

in Birkinshaw J and Hagstrom P eds., Flexible firm: capability management in network organizations, Oxford University Press, 2000

Roles of foreign subsidiaries in industry clusters

Birkinshaw J; Hood N

Journal of International Business Studies 2000 Vol 30:1 p 141-154

Upgrading of industry clusters and foreign investment

Birkinshaw J

International Studies of Management and Organization 2000 Summer Vol 30:2 p 93-113

1999

Acquiring intellect: managing the integration of knowledge-intensive acquisitions

Birkinshaw J

Business Horizons 1999 Vol 42:3 p 33-40

Fighting the corporate immune system: a process study of peripheral initiatives in large, complex organisations

Birkinshaw J; Ridderstrale J

International Business Review 1999 Apr Vol 8:2 p 149-180

Globalization and multinational corporate strategy: an internal market perspective

Birkinshaw J

in Hood N and Young S eds., Globalization of multinational enterprise activity and economic development, Macmillan, 1999

Implementing global account management in multinational corporations

Arnold D; Birkinshaw J; Toulan O

Thexis 1999 Vol 4 p 14-17

Knowledge transfer in acquisitions

Bresman H; Birkinshaw J; Nobel R

Journal of International Business Studies 1999 Vol 30:4 p 439-462

Knowledge transfer in international acquisitions

Bresman H; Birkinshaw J M; Nobel R

Journal of International Business Studies 1999 Vol 30:3 p 439-462

R&D centres of excellence in Canada

Ensign S; Birkinshaw J; Frost T

in Pedersen T and Holm U eds., Centres of excellence in multinational enterprises, Macmillan, 1999

1998

Building firm-specific advantages in multinational corporations: the role of subsidiary initiative

Birkinshaw J; Hood N; Jonsson S

Strategic Management Journal 1998 Mar Vol 19:3 p 221-242

Corporate entrepreneurship in network organizations: how initiatives drive internal market efficiency

Birkinshaw J

European Management Journal 1998 May Vol 16:3 p 355-364

Entrepreneurship in multinational corporations: the characteristics of subsidiary initiatives

Birkinshaw J

in Egelhoff W G ed., Transforming international organizations, Edward Elgar, 1998

Fighting the corporate immune system: initiative strategies for subsidiary managers

Birkinshaw J; Fry J N

Sloan Management Review 1998 Apr Vol 39:3 p 51-62

Foreign-owned subsidiaries and regional development: the case of Sweden

Birkinshaw J

in Birkinshaw J and Hood N eds., Multinational corporate evolution and subsidiary development, Macmillan, 1998

How subsidiary mandates are gained and lost

Birkinshaw J

in Egelhoff W G ed., Transforming international organizations, Edward Elgar, 1998

Innovation in multinational corporations: control and communication patterns in international R&D operations

Nobel R; Birkinshaw J

Strategic Management Journal 1998 May Vol 19:5 p 479-498

Managing knowledge in global service firms: centers of excellence

Moore K; Birkinshaw J

Academy of Management Executive 1998 Nov Vol 12:4 p 81-92

Multinational corporate evolution and subsidiary development

Birkinshaw JM; Hood N

Oxford: MacMillan

Patterns of control and communication in international research and development units

Birkinshaw J M; Nobel R

Strategic Management Journal 1998 Vol 19:5 p 221-242

1997

Determinants of subsidiary mandates and subsidiary initiative: a three-country study

Birkinshaw J; Hood N

in Loveridge R ed., Internationalization: process, context and markets, Macmillan, 1997

Empirical study of development processes in foreign-owned subsidiaries in Canada and Scotland

Birkinshaw J; Hood N

Management International Review 1997 Vol 37:4 p 339-364

Entrepreneurship in multinational corporations: the characteristics of subsidiary initiatives

Birkinshaw J

Strategic Management Journal 1997 Mar Vol 18:3 p 207-229

Foreign investment and industry cluster development

Birkinshaw J; Hood N

in Proceedings of the European International Business Association, Stuttgart, 1997

1996

Fighting the corporate immune system: peripheral initiatives in large and complex organizations

Birkinshaw J; Ridderstrale J

in Proceedings of the European International Business Association, Stockholm, 1996

How subsidiary mandates are gained and lost

Birkinshaw J

Journal of International Business Studies 1996 Vol 27:3 p 467-496

Patterns of control and communication in international research and development units

Nobel R; Birkinshaw J

in Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 1996

1995

Configurations of strategy and structure in subsidiaries of multinational corporations

Birkinshaw J; Morrison A J

Journal of International Business Studies 1995 Vol 26:4 p 729-754

Empirical study of development processes in foreign-owned subsidiaries in Canada and Scotland

Birkinshaw J; Hood N

in Proceedings of the European International Business Association, Urbino, 1995

Encouraging entrepreneurial activity in multinational corporations

Birkinshaw J

Business Horizons 1995 May/Jun Vol 38:3 p 32-38

Examination of fit between structural and competitive determinants

Birkinshaw J; Morrison A J; Hulland J

Strategic Management Journal 1995 Vol 16:8 p 637-655

Is the country manager an endangered species?

Birkinshaw J

International Executive 1995 Vol 37:3 p 279-301

Structural and competitive determinants of a global integration strategy

Birkinshaw J; Morrison A J; Hulland J

Strategic Management Journal 1995 Nov Vol 16:8 p 637-655

Taking the initiative: value-added strategies for Canadian subsidiaries

Birkinshaw J

Business Quarterly 1995 Vol 59:4 p 97-102

1994

Approaching heterarchy: a review of the literature on multinational strategy and structure

Birkinshaw J

Advances in Comparative Management Research Annual 1994 Vol 9 p 111-144

Business development initiatives in Canadian subsidiaries

Birkinshaw J

Industry Canada Occasional Paper 1994

Entrepreneurial subsidiary manager: a critical role in the multinational corporation

Birkinshaw J

in Proceedings of the 24th International Management Symposium, Switzerland, 1994

International joint ventures and performance: an interorganizational perspective

Inkpen A; Birkinshaw J

International Business Review 1994 Vol 3:3 p 201-218

World mandates: more a means than an end

Birkinshaw J

in Proceedings of ASAC Conference International Business Division, Halifax, 1994

1993

Balancing the global portfolio

Birkinshaw J; Ritchie W

Business Quarterly 1993 Summer Vol 57:4 p 40-47

International business domain: managerial implications of a new conceptualization

Birkinshaw J

in Proceedings of the ASAC Conference International Business Division, Lake Louise, 1993

Management competency development: an empirical test

Birkinshaw J; Rush J C; Evers F T

in Proceedings of the ASAC Conference Management Education Division, Lake Louise, 1993

Theoretical model of structure and environmental context for the multinational subsidiary

Birkinshaw J

in Proceedings of the 1st Organizational Studies Doctoral Conference, Albany, 1993

Wellington insurance: designing the adaptive organization

Birkinshaw J

in Proceedings of the ASAC Conference Organization Theory Division, Lake Louise, 1993

1992

MNE-host government relationships: a resource-dependence perspective

Birkinshaw J

in Proceedings of the Academy of International Business North-East USA, Baltimore, 1992

Multiple facets of global competition

Birkinshaw J

in Proceedings of the ASAC Conference International Division, Quebec City, 1992

2013

Amazon.com

Birkinshaw JM

2011

Innovation at Korea Telecom

Birkinshaw JM

2009

Innovation at Mars Inc

Birkinshaw JM

2002

Lego (A)

Birkinshaw L; Birkinshaw J

Lego (B)

Birkinshaw L; Birkinshaw J

Roslin Biomed (A)

Tansley R; Birkinshaw J; Murray G

Spirent PLC

Lingblad M; Birkinshaw J

Volkswagen in North America

Birkinshaw J; Ritchie W; MacLellan L

Xansa (A)

Lingblad M; Birkinshaw J

Xansa (B)

Lingblad M; Birkinshaw J

Current



Previous


MBA and EMBA


  • Developing Entrepreneurial Opportunities (core course), 2010-12.

  • Executive MBA core course, Integrative Simulation (mid part 2 block)

  • Capstone (core course), 2011-12.

  • Strategic Management, World Economic Forum Fellows, 2009, 2010.

  • Adventures in Management Innovation (elective), London Business School, 2005-2006.

  • Strategy in an E-World (elective), London Business School, 2000-2003.

  • Management of the Knowledge Enterprise (elective), London Business School, 2001-2.

  • Corporate-level Strategy (elective), London Business School, 1999-2003. 

  • Global Strategic Management (elective), London Business School, 1999.

  • International Business (elective), Stockholm School of Economics. 1995-1998.

  • Business Policy (core course), University of Toronto. 1994, 1995. 


Executive Education


  • Academic Director for IBM Strategy programmes, 2011-.

  • Programme Director for Rio Tinto Senior Leadership Programme 2004-2010.

  • Programme Director for Sara Lee Douwe Egberts Strategy Programme 2001-2003.

  • Core member of faculty on London Business School executive programmes for Arla, Arup, Deutsche Bank, Diageo, DTEK, Ericsson, Exxon Mobil, GBC, HSBC,IBM, If, Kone, KPMG,Lloyd’s, Lufthansa, Oman Oil, Petrofac, RBS, Rio Tinto, Roche, Spirent, Solvay, Swedbank, Telenor, Toshiba,WITS, WPP and others.

  • Core member of faculty on London Business School open-enrolment programmes, Developing Strategy for Value Creation, 2006-2011; and Accelerated Development Programme, 1999-2002. 

  • Executive education and consulting work for private clients, including ABB, Akzo Nobel, Novo Nordisk, Ernst and Young, Tamro, Thyssen Krupp, Merck Frost Dohme, Coloplast, GSK, SAP, ABN AMRO, UBS, Guardian News and Media, ALK Abello, TrygVesta, Vestas, Ericsson, Assa Abloy, Mars, Pepsico, IPC Media, Rio Tinto, Direct Wines, Diageo, Robson Rhodes, Industry Canada, Conference Board of Canada, Bank of Montreal, Telenor, Invest in Sweden Agency.

Research Awards


  • Ranked #39 in “Thinkers Fifty” 2013.

  • Fellow of the British Academy, 2012.

  • Honorary Doctoral Degree, Stockholm School of Economics, September 2009.

  • Winner of JIBS “Decade Award” 2009, for the most influential article in Journal of International Business Studies in 1999.

  • Winner of Academy of Management Review best paper award 2008 for the article, “Management Innovation.”

  • Fellow of the Academy of International Business, 2008.

  • Senior Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management (AIM), 2003-2006.

  • Finalist for 2004 best paper award in Academy of Management Journal

  • Finalist for 2004 best paper award in Sloan Management Review.

  • Finalist for best paper award in Academy of Management Executive in 1998.

  • Winner of the Barry Richman best doctoral dissertation award, 1996.

  • Finalist, Richard Farmer best doctoral dissertation in international business award, 1995.

Research Interests


  • Strategic management (corporate entrepreneurship, corporate strategy, knowledge management)
  • Innovation (especially management innovation)
  • International management (foreign direct investment, global strategy).

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