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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Business and Management H-index 73 Citations 43,788 180 World Ranking 76 National Ranking 13

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Dean of Fellow, Academy of Management

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, United Kingdom


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Law
  • Management
  • Marketing

His scientific interests lie mostly in Multinational corporation, Subsidiary, Industrial organization, Marketing and Knowledge management. The study incorporates disciplines such as Globalization, Process, Economy and Resource dependence theory in addition to Multinational corporation. His Subsidiary research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Heterarchy, Organizational culture, Entrepreneurship and International business.

His Industrial organization research includes elements of Knowledge governance and Public relations. His studies deal with areas such as Exploratory research, Adaptability and Action as well as Marketing. His Ambidexterity, Organizational architecture and Knowledge transfer study, which is part of a larger body of work in Knowledge management, is frequently linked to Unit, bridging the gap between disciplines.

His most cited work include:

  • Organizational Ambidexterity: Antecedents, Outcomes, and Moderators (1520 citations)
  • Organizational Ambidexterity: Balancing Exploitation and Exploration for Sustained Performance (1329 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Julian Birkinshaw focuses on Multinational corporation, Knowledge management, Marketing, Industrial organization and Subsidiary. Organizational culture is closely connected to International business in his research, which is encompassed under the umbrella topic of Multinational corporation. His work in the fields of Knowledge management, such as Ambidexterity, intersects with other areas such as Perspective.

Julian Birkinshaw studies Marketing, focusing on Business model in particular. His work on Competition expands to the thematically related Industrial organization. His research in Subsidiary intersects with topics in Corporation and Entrepreneurship.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Multinational corporation (25.88%)
  • Knowledge management (23.14%)
  • Marketing (19.61%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2015-2021)?

  • Knowledge management (23.14%)
  • Ambidexterity (9.80%)
  • Public relations (12.55%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Julian Birkinshaw mostly deals with Knowledge management, Ambidexterity, Public relations, Industrial organization and Process. His Knowledge management study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Strategic business unit and Operationalization. His Ambidexterity research incorporates themes from Business studies and Organizational architecture.

When carried out as part of a general Public relations research project, his work on Management styles is frequently linked to work in Focus, therefore connecting diverse disciplines of study. Julian Birkinshaw has included themes like Multinational corporation, Relational view, Secrecy and International business in his Industrial organization study. His Marketing research extends to the thematically linked field of Multinational corporation.

Between 2015 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • How Do Firms Adapt to Discontinuous Change? Bridging the Dynamic Capabilities and Ambidexterity Perspectives: (102 citations)
  • The external knowledge sourcing process in multinational corporations (68 citations)
  • Boundary spanning activities of corporate hq executives insights from a longitudinal study (51 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Law
  • Management
  • Marketing

His primary areas of study are Marketing, International business, Process, Knowledge management and Industrial organization. He has researched Marketing in several fields, including Risk Control, Innovation process, Resource allocation and Goodwill. He interconnects Multinational corporation, Ambidexterity and Boundary spanning in the investigation of issues within International business.

His research integrates issues of Credibility and Operationalization in his study of Multinational corporation. His research on Knowledge management often connects related areas such as Global strategy. Julian Birkinshaw combines subjects such as Secrecy and Sustainable development with his study of Industrial organization.

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Top Publications


Cristina B. Gibson;Julian Birkinshaw.
Academy of Management Journal (2004)

4632 Citations

Organizational Ambidexterity: Antecedents, Outcomes, and Moderators

Sebastian Raisch;Julian Birkinshaw.
Journal of Management (2008)

2838 Citations

Organizational Ambidexterity: Balancing Exploitation and Exploration for Sustained Performance

Sebastian Raisch;Julian Birkinshaw;Gilbert Probst;Michael L. Tushman.
Organization Science (2009)

2424 Citations

Multinational Subsidiary Evolution: Capability and Charter Change in Foreign-Owned Subsidiary Companies

Julian Birkinshaw;Neil Hood.
Academy of Management Review (1998)

2035 Citations

Entrepreneurship in multinational corporations : The characteristics of subsidiary initiatives

Julian Birkinshaw.
Strategic Management Journal (1997)

1644 Citations

Knowledge transfer in international acquisitions

Henrik Bresman;Julian Birkinshaw;Robert Nobel.
Journal of International Business Studies (1999)

1579 Citations


Julian Birkinshaw;Neil Hood;Stefan Jonsson.
Strategic Management Journal (1998)

1450 Citations

The innovation value chain.

Morten T Hansen;Julian Birkinshaw.
Harvard Business Review (2007)

1410 Citations

Configurations of Strategy and Structure in Subsidiaries of Multinational Corporations

Julian M. Birkinshaw;Allen J. Morrison.
Journal of International Business Studies (1995)

1322 Citations

Building Ambidexterity Into an Organization

Julian Birkinshaw;Cristina Gibson.
MIT Sloan Management Review (2004)

1268 Citations

Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
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