His research and teaching cover organisational change in its broadest sense. In particular, he is concerned with the way in which different approaches to change promote or undermine ethical behaviour in organisations.
Bernard Burnes is Professor of Organisational Change at the Stirling Management School. He is one of the leading international authorities on organisational change.
He originally trained as an engineer, and holds a BA (Hons) in Economic and Social History and a PhD in Organisational Psychology.
Bernard has published widely in academic and professional journals. He is the author of over 50 journal articles, over 20 books and around 40 book chapters. He is the author of Managing Change (5th edition), the best-selling European textbook in the field, Editor of the Routledge book series Understanding Organizational Change, Joint Editor of the Routledge Companion to Organizational Change, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Change Management. His article ‘Kurt Lewin and the Planned Approach to Change: A Re-appraisal’ (Journal of Management Studies, 41 (6), 977 – 1002), received a Citation of Excellence as one of the top 50 management articles in the world in 2004, has been reprinted twice and has received over 250 citations. Indeed, his published output receives over 400 citations per year and many of his articles appear on journals’ ‘most read’ lists.