Professor Andrew Pettigrew, OBE has been presented with the Richard Whipp Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th British Academy of Management (BAM) conference in Aston. The award is especially poignant as Professors Pettigrew and Whipp had been close colleagues when they worked together at Warwick Business School during the 1980s.
One of the founders of the British Academy of Management, Professor Pettigrew became its inaugural chair in 1986 and hosted the first BAM conference at Warwick University in 1987.
Professor Pettigrew is now Professor of Strategy and Organisation at the Saïd Business School, having previously been Dean of the School of Management, University of Bath. He has previously held appointments at Yale University, London Business School, Warwick Business School and Harvard Business School when in 2001 he was appointed a Visiting Professor. Professor Pettigrew is author, co-author or editor of 15 books and has published in many of the top management journals in the US and Europe. He has been awarded many distinctions as a scholar. In 2002 he was the first, and is still the only non North American to be elected the Distinguished Scholar of the US Academy of Management. In the summer of 2003 he became only the third serving Business School Professor in the UK to be made a Fellow of the British Academy. In 2004 Professor Pettigrew was appointed a member of the Economic and Social Research Council. He is also Chairman of the Academic Sounding Board for McKinsey’s worldwide organisation practice. He was awarded on OBE in the 2009 New Year Honours list for his services to higher education.
The Richard Whipp Lifetime Achievement Award is made in memory of Professor Richard Whipp, an outstanding scholar in the field of business and management and former Chair of the British Academy of Management. The purpose of the Award is to reward the course of a career within the management field where the beneficiary will have done one or more of the following: enhanced a field of study, founded or effectively led a major national / international academic initiative (e.g., edited a scholarly journal, managed an ESRC initiative) or provided unusually effective service to a major professional institution and/or the Academy.
BIOGRAPHY: PROFESSOR ANDREW M. PETTIGREW, OBE, FBA, PhD
Andrew Pettigrew is Professor of Strategy and Organization at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Senior Golding Fellow, Brasenose College. He was Dean of the School of Management at the University of Bath from October 2003 to September 2008. His previous appointments were at Warwick Business School, Yale University, London Business School and Harvard Business School where in 2001 he was a Visiting Professor. He also holds an Adjunct Professorship at BI, the Norwegian School of Management in Oslo.
Andrew’s research has pioneered the use of contextual and temporal analyses of organisational processes of strategy making, change, decision making and power. He is the author or editor of 15 books and has published in most of the top management journals in the world. He has been awarded many distinctions as a scholar. In 1995 he was elected Distinguished Scholar of the Organisation and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management. In 1999 he was elected a Founding Academician of the Academy for the Social Sciences in the UK In 2002 he was the first and is still the only non North American to be elected the Distinguished Scholar of the US Academy of Management. In the summer of 2003 he became only the third serving Business School Professor in the UK to be made a Fellow of the British Academy. He holds Honorary Doctorates from Linkoping University in Sweden, Copenhagen Business School and the University of Liverpool where he graduated in 1965.
Professor Pettigrew was a co-founder and first Chairman and then President of the British Academy of Management. He has been elected a Fellow of the US Academy of Management, the British Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society
Between 2004 and 2010 he was a member of the Council of the UK Economic and Social Research Council.
In 2006 he was appointed to the Board of the European Foundation for Management Development and in 2008 became vice President of the EFMD. He now Chairs the R & D Committee of the EFMD.
Andrew is Chairman of the Academic Sounding Board for McKinsey’s worldwide organisation practice.
Andrew has considerable experience as a consultant on matters of corporate governance, the management of strategic change and executive development. His clients have included ICI, BP, Shell, IBM, McKinsey, the Cabinet Office, the Department of Health and various levels in the National Health Service.
Andrew was awarded an OBE in the 2009 New Year Honours list for his services to Higher Education.