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Jo Whitehead

MA, MBA, PhD

Jo Whitehead is a Director of Ashridge Strategic Management Centre, which was formed in 1987 to research issues concerned with the management of multibusiness companies. His current research is into strategic decision making, building on prior research conducted at London Business School. Jo’s other interests includes running and providing management programmes and consulting to client companies.

Before joining Ashridge, Jo was a Vice President and Director of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He worked in the London, Los Angeles and Atlanta offices and acted as BCG’s Director of Energy Research and Marketing. Jo also worked as an Assistant Professor at London Business School, where he taught primarily on Executive Education programmes.

Jo has particular research, consulting and teaching experience with commodity industries, in particular the energy business. He holds an MA from Cambridge University, an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School and a PhD in Strategy and Organisation from London Business School where he is currently a Fellow of the Centre for Management Development. Jo co-authored the book Think Again - Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions and How to Keep it From Happening to You, with Andrew Campbell and Sydney Finkelstein (Harvard Business Press, 2009). His most recent book is What you need to know about Strategy (Capstone, 2011).

Jo's latest publications

2014
Making trade-offs in corporate portfolio decisions, Andrew Campbell and Jo Whitehead. McKinsey on Finance. Number 51, Summer 2014. Perspectives on Corporate Finance and Strategy
2014
Strategy for the Corporate Level: Where to Invest What to Cut Back How to Grow Organisations with Multiple Divisions. Andrew Campbell, Jo Whitehead, Marcus Alexander and Michael Goold, ISBN: 978-1-118-81837-4, 416 pages, April 2014, Jossey-Bass
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Strategy-Corporate-Level-Organisations-Divisions/dp/1118818377/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1392655169&sr=8-4&keywords=strategy+for+the+corporate+level
2012
Whitehead, J. & Campbell, A. ICAEW.Com, Decision Making Special Report, June 2012.
2012
Whitehead, J (2012) "Developing Your Strategic Capability". IEDP, May.
2011
Whitehead, J. (2011) General Strategy: Segment and Rule!, Finance and Management, September.
2011
Download Developing your strategic capability
Whitehead, J. (2011) Developing your strategic capability, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Summer, pp. 14 - 19

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Jo Whitehead
Jo Whitehead
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