Select to reach our Twitter channel
Browse/search for people

Professor Andrew Sturdy

Professor Andrew Sturdy

Professor Andrew Sturdy
BSc, PhD(Manc)

Head of Department of Management and Chair in Management

Office 3E3
The Priory Road Complex,
Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TU
(See a map)

+44 (0) 117 928 8606
+44 (0) 117 3317910


Professor Andrew Sturdy's research interests focus mainly on issues of power and identity in the production and use of management ideas, especially in relation to management consultancy and organisational change. He has published widely on these topics in articles and books and led two ESRC-funded research projects on management consultancy. He advises various organisations on the use of management consultancy and has a public policy interest in this area. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Management Inquiry.

Andrew's research area webpage


Andrew Sturdy is a graduate of the University of Manchester (BSc, 1983; PhD, 1990). He has held academic posts in various institutions including a lectureship at the University of Bath, a senior lectureship at the University of Melbourne, Australia and a readership at Imperial College London. In 2004, he became a professor of organisational behaviour at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, where he was subsequently appointed Associate Dean.


  • Management Consultancy
  • Organisational Change


Academic discipline: organisational behaviour/studies. My main expertise lies in the spread of management ideas, especially through management consultancy. I have led research projects and published books (e.g. 2009) and articles on internal and external management consultancy. I advise companies, government departments and industry bodies on the use of consultancy. I am currently (2010-2011) researching the organisation and use of internal management consultancy through a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

  • management consultancy
  • management innovation / ideas
  • organisational change
  • management occupations
  • change agents
  • knowledge transfer
  • organisational culture management
  • Memberships


    Department of Management

    Other sites

    Selected publications

    Read more >

    View complete publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

    Edit this profile If you are Professor Andrew Sturdy, you can edit this page. Login required.

    PDF versionDownload PDF