Professor Jennifer Howard-Grenville

at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS), University of Cambridge

Diageo Professor of Organisational Studies, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Professor Jennifer Howard-Grenville is the Diageo Professor of Organisation Studies at the Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. An expert in qualitative research and organisational theory, her research is focused on how people and organisations generate and navigate change, often related to sustainability. Over a period of more than twenty years, she has conducted in-depth studies into how people make meaningful change in companies from a variety of sectors, including semiconductor manufacturing, apparel, and oil and gas. She contributes to the academic literatures on organisational culture, identity, routines and change, as well as those on business sustainability and grand societal challenges. Jennifer has published more than 40 academic journal articles, several books, and regularly contributes to publications like Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times. She is Academic Director of the University of Cambridge’s new, multi-year partnership with KPMG on the Future of Work. Jennifer has taught extensively on management and sustainability topics at the Executive, MBA, Executive MBA, doctorate and undergraduate level, and is active in board and senior management team advisory work. She has served as both Deputy Editor and Associate Editor at one of the field’s flagship journals, the Academy of Management Journal, and is a Fellow of Trinity Hall college, Cambridge.