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Research and Faculty

Matthew Gitsham

MA (Hons), MA

Matt is Director of the Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability at Ashridge Business School. He works with colleagues across the Ashridge faculty to lead research on leadership, organisational change, leadership development and sustainability. He has recently led research exploring CEO perspectives on the implications of sustainability for leadership and leadership development, working with organisations including Unilever, Marks&Spencer, IBM, HSBC, Ernst&Young, IMC Group, Bovis Lend Lease, InterfaceFLOR and Sky, as well as the United Nations Global Compact, the International Business Leaders Forum and Business in the Community.

Matt teaches on a range of Ashridge executive and qualification programmes, including the MBA. Matt is a frequent contributor to industry and academic conferences and widely published, with recent contributions to The Economist, The Financial Times, and Harvard Business Review.

Matt was awarded the 2010 ‘Rising Star’ award as part of the Academy of Business in Society-Aspen Institute European Faculty Pioneer Awards, which are made annually to honour European Business School faculty who have demonstrated great vision and outstanding leadership in integrating the principles of sustainable development into research, education and learning, student communities and corporate practice.

Matthew's latest publications

2014
Gitsham, M. (2014) Leading in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous Environment. Webinar for Virtual Ashridge, May.
2014
Gitsham, M. (2014) Today's Best Bosses Understand Commerce's Social Role. Financial Times. July
2014
Gitsham, M. and Clark, T. (2014) Market Demand for Sustainability in Management Education, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 15(3) pp291-303
2014
Gitsham, M., Gosling, J. an dNayak, A. (2014) Interpreting the role of business leaders in shaping public policy. Paper presented at The 30th Colloquium of the European Group for Organization Studies, subtheme 38 The Corporization of Politicis and the Politcization of Corporations. Rotterdam, July.
2014
Gitsham, M. (2014) Leading in turbulent, uncertain and volatile times. Croner-i Human Resources. March
2014
Gitsham, M. & Waller, L. (2014) Hands-on learning opportunities create more responsible business leaders

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Matthew Gitsham
Matthew Gitsham
Matthew Gitsham