Steve Leybourne is a Professor at Boston University, where he teaches innovation and entrepreneurship, and project and change management. He joined BU in January 2009. He received his PhD in 2002 from Cardiff University in the UK, and his research activities focus on the use and abuse of improvisational working practices and the use of bricolage, particularly in project-based work, creativity within projects, and the location of project management within the wider academic landscape. He is an associate editor of Project Management Research & Practice.
Steve has presented at many PMI® Research Conferences and Academy of Management conferences, winning ‘best paper’ awards at AoM2006 and from the International Management Development Association in 2010. He was also a Co-Chair and organiser of the International Research Network for Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) 2017 Conference in Boston, and has presented at the last four IRNOP conferences. Steve was a senior manager for several international banking institutions in his ‘past’ life, and has been an academic for the last eighteen years.
Steve has published widely and in a variety of journals, including Journal of Change Management, International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, and the leading project management journals in the field, including the International Journal of Project Management, the International Journal for Managing Projects in Business, and the Project Management Journal.
His research papers can be downloaded HERE