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Julian Birkinshaw

University Professor, Consultant and Author
Country: UK

Our keynote speaker Julian Birkinshaw is a highly recognised expert in the field of strategy and organisation of large multinational corporations. He is the successful author of twelve books and over eighty articles. Julian can give charismatic insight into the world of business.

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A top global thinker in the field of Management

Julian is Professor and Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School. During his academic career he achieved a 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 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Stockholm School of Economics, 2009.

His area of expertise is in the strategy and organisation of large, multinational corporations. Specifically, he focuses on headquarters relationships, corporate entrepreneurship, innovation, the changing role of the corporate HQ, organisation design, and knowledge management.

In 2013, he was awarded one of the top 50 thinkers in the field of Management. Julian is a highly competent speaker when it comes to business related topics. With a variety of different issues concerned with strategy, innovation, change and leadership he feels like a fish in the water.

He is regularly quoted in the media and speaks at business conferences in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia.

    Keynote by Speaker Julian Birkinshaw

    Building organisations fit for the future / Achieiving strategic agility / Reinventing management

    • Most large companies today operate according to an industrial-era logic of standardised rules, top-down accountability and narrow performance measures. In this talk, Julian Birkinshaw  shows how we can challenge these principles and develop new ways of working that enable innovation, agility and employee engagement.


    Keynote by Speaker Julian Birkinshaw

    Innovation: Creating an environment in which new ideas can flourish

    • To succeed in today’s fast-paced world, innovation is a key strategic imperative. In this talk, Julian Birkinsaw describes the key principles of innovation, and also the practical steps companies can take to put these principles into action.


    Keynote by Speaker Julian Birkinshaw

    New sources of competitive advantage in the post-knowledge era

    • We live in the knowledge era, where the capacity to manage information and knowledge is what marks out successful companies from also-rans. But what does the future hold? What happens as information and knowledge become shared and commoditised? In this talk, Julian Birkinshaw describes his thoughts about the sources of advantage in the post-knowledge era, and how companies will need to organise and manage themselves to address these sources of advantage.


    Keynote by Speaker Julian Birkinshaw

    Becoming a better boss

    • Most of us have a sense of what “good management” looks like – it is about developing clear objectives, providing  space and support for employees, and giving them praise and encouragement along the way. But there is a big gap between the “rhetoric” and the “reality” of good  management. In this talk, Julian Birkinshaw provides a new way of thinking about these issues, and provides  practical advice on how we can all become more effective as bosses of others.

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