Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies
BSc (Queen’s University), MA (University of Oxford), PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
My research interests include business transformation for sustainability, organisational change, organisational culture, identity and routines, and future of work. I’ve conducted in-depth qualitative studies in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, apparel, and energy, have published more than 40 academic journal articles and several books, and am active in advisory work.
I’m Head of the Organisational Theory and Information Systems subject group at Cambridge Judge Business School, which is engaged with cross-disciplinary themes including leadership.
News and insights
Five members of the Cambridge Judge faculty are awarded teaching prizes for excellence across the Business School’s various programmes.
In this special insight article, we look at some of the work done at Cambridge Judge to highlight issues affecting the marginalised and point a way forward to solving them, and we also talk to some of those involved in these important initiatives.
Financial Times | 16 January 2023
Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Diageo Professor in Organisation studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, speaks about Responsible Business Education award-winning paper.
“It was one of most exciting and impactful research papers I handled in six years at the Academy of Management Journal,” Jennifer said.
Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Diageo professor of organisation studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the future of hybrid working.
It is important for boards to remember that the world is still emerging from a transformational period, she says. Companies should be slow and mindful of the diverse experiences of their staff during the pandemic.
“Culture is about how a collective of individuals works towards common goals, despite having diverse experiences and expertise,” Jennifer says.
New research from Cambridge Judge Business School looks at gender and racial diversity at 22 top US and UK business schools and finds that while B-schools are “strategically positioned to bring lasting change to the global corporate environment,” they still face considerable hurdles in trying to increase diversity.
“Top-ranking UK and US business schools have considerable international diversity, but this cannot be used as proxy for racial diversity,” reads the new report co-authored for the Cambridge Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre by Dr. Bola Grace, an executive MBA graduate of Cambridge Judge, and Judge School faculty members Lionel Paolella and Jennifer Howard-Grenville.
Harvard Business Review, 1 February 2022
Business schools must do more to address the climate crisis
IEDP, 18 November 2021
The environment and business post COP26
Mirage News, 1 October 2021
Academy of Social Sciences confers Fellowships on three Cambridge academics
Fast Company, 1 June 2021
Don’t make these four mistakes when managing newly remote teams
Marketplace, 14 April 2021
Can company culture survive Zoom?
Harvard Business Review, 10 March 2021
How has the past year changed you and your organisation?
Financial Times, 8 March 2021
Women in meetings should be heard as well as seen
HR Daily Advisor, 3 March 2021
How finding the right culture match has changed in our remote world
The New York Times, 24 January 2021
How to keep internet trolls out of remote workplaces
Harvard Business Review, 22 January 2021
ESG impact is hard to measure – but it’s not impossible
MIT Sloan management Review, 28 December 2020
Nine leadership lessons 2020 gave us
Financial Times, 22 November 2020
Pandemic boost to tech and digital industries worsens gender job divide
Medium, 17 September 2020
How to preserve culture during remote work?
MIT Sloan Management Review, 2 September 2020
Three ways managers can preserve culture during remote work
Personall & ledarska, 25 August 2020
This is how the organisational culture is kept alive during the pandemic
Associations Now, 12 July 2020
Preserving your organisational culture from a distance
MIT Sloan Management Review, 24 June 2020
How to sustain your organisation’s culture when everyone is remote
Cambridge Business Magazine, 1 April 2017
How to avoid culture clashes when bringing in new routines
CBC Radio, 28 July 2014
What a waste – industrial waste