Professor Bernard Burnes


Management, Work and Organisation University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Bernard Burnes

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Bernard Burnes is Professor of Organisational Change at the Stirling Management School. He is one of the leading international authorities on organisational change. His research covers change in its broadest sense. In particular, he is concerned with the ways in which different approaches to change promote or undermine sustainability and ethical behaviour in organisations.

Bernard has published widely in academic and professional journals. He is the author of 70 journal articles, some 30 books and over 50 book chapters. He is the author of Managing Change (7th 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. His published output receives over 1300 citations per year and many of his articles appear on journals’ ‘most read’ lists.

He holds a BA (Hons) in Economic and Social History and a PhD in Organisational Psychology.