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LBS academics named in Thinkers50 list

The School is celebrating after five of its faculty were named in the prestigious Thinkers50 global ranking - more than any other academic institute. The rankings recognise the world's most influential management thinkers. 

Herminia Ibarra, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, is ranked at 20 for being an authority on leadership and career development. She has written books such as Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader and Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career

Next on the list at 29 is Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice and leader of the Future of Work research consortium. Professor Gratton’s 2011 book The Shift looked at how changing work patterns affect people worldwide.

Gary Hamel, Visiting Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, is ranked at 32. Professor Hamel co-authored Competing for the Future (1996) with the late economist CK Prahalad and wrote What Matters Now (2012). 

At 37 is Tammy Erickson, Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour. She is an award-winning author and a leading expert on generations in the workplace, having written various books on the subject including Retire Retirement.

Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, is ranked at 45. He is a leading authority on disruption and renewal in large established firms. Professor Birkinshaw has written 15 books including Reinventing Management (2010), Becoming a Better Boss (2013) and Fast Forward (2017).

Meanwhile, MBA graduate from LBS, Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez won the Ideas Into Practice Award, which recognises people who have had a major impact on the world of business. He developed the Hierarchy of Purpose model, where organisations become more focused when dropping certain priorities while keeping others.