Is Holocracy a symbol of a broader shift away from traditional hierarchical ways of working? 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 13 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.
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