Prof. Richard Whittington
Richard Whittington is a Senior Associate of Strategic Concepts International, and a Professor of Strategic Management at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He is a leader in contemporary strategic thinking, being co-author of Europe's best-selling textbook, Exploring Corporate Strategy, and on the editorial boards of key professional journals in the field, on both sides of the Atlantic.
His particular areas of expertise lie in strategy analysis from comparative and practice perspectives, strategic change, and organization change and development.
Richard has worked in consulting or executive teaching roles with a large range of organizations, including Corus, Grant Thornton, KPMG, McKinsey & Co., Nestlé, Saatchi & Saatchi and Unilever. He has held full-time or visiting positions at Harvard Business School, HEC Paris, Imperial College and the Universities of Toulouse and Warwick. Richard has directed the Full-time MBA at Oxford and the Part-time MBA at Warwick. He is adviser to the Institute of Directors on Director Development.
In his research, Richard has collaborated with IBM Consulting, Cambridge Consulting and PwC. He is currently working with the Institute of Directors on developing strategy skills and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development on the practice and process of reorganising. He is the author or co-author of eight books and has published many academic and practitioner articles. His What is Strategy - and Does it Matter? won the Management Consulting Association's book prize. Richard's research has been featured in the Financial Times, Sunday Times and The Times and he is a frequent speaker at practitioner events.
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