The Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship was recognised as a distinguished academic for his outstanding research.
The British Academy is the national body that champions and supports the humanities and social sciences. It aims to inspire, recognise and support excellence and high achievement across the UK and internationally. The Fellows represent the full range of the Academy's subject areas from early literature to law.
Professor Birkinshaw said: “It is a terrific honour to be elected to the Fellowship. The field of management only has about six Fellows, yet it accounts for around 20% of academics in the social sciences in the UK. So this is a great opportunity to help increase the influence of management studies within the UK academic scene.”
Professor Birkinshaw becomes the third London Business School academic to receive a fellowship, following economists Hélène Rey and Richard Portes.
Sir Adam Roberts, President of the Academy, said: “The new Fellows, who come from 23 institutions across the UK, have outstanding expertise across the board – from social policy and government, to sign language and music. Our Fellows play a vital role in sustaining the Academy’s activities - from identifying excellence to be supported by research awards, to contributing to policy reports and speaking at the Academy’s public events.
“Their presence in the Academy will help it to sustain its support for research across the humanities and social sciences, and to inspire public interest in these disciplines.”