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Business and Management

Established in 2017, Bristol’s business and management list primarily focuses on issues relating to work, organizations and society.

We publish bespoke titles for scholarly and non-specialist readerships, and the list is also home to a range of new book series like Organizations and Activism (editors Martin Parker and Daniel King), Feminist Perspectives on Work and Organization (editors Emma Bell and Sheena Vachhani) and Rethinking Work, Ageing and Retirement (editors Sarah Vickerstaff and David Lain). 

We’re currently expanding our publishing programme and are particularly interested in receiving proposals for student textbooks and trade titles written for the general public (especially where they intersect with Bristol’s global social challenges agenda). If you are interested in discussing your writing plans then please contact our senior editor Paul Stevens (details and contact information below).

In addition to our books and journals programme, we are also proud to support Futures of Work, a space for radical critiques of the changing world of work.            

Browse Business and Management articles on our Transforming Society blog.

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Paul Stevens

Meet the Editor

Paul Stevens, Senior Commissioning Editor

I joined Bristol in 2017, having spent several years publishing psychology and linguistics books with Palgrave Macmillan. I started my career at Cambridge University Press and have worked in a variety of publishing roles across the social sciences and humanities.

While every book is the product of an author’s vision and perseverance, I firmly believe that good publishing is about collaboration. Starting with the initial pitch and proposal, I enjoy working closely with my authors to help shape their ideas and ensure that the books realise their full potential. It’s a privilege to be able to do this at a press which values quality over quantity, and that’s unafraid to try some different things along the way.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to our Business and Management list, please contact me at paul.stevens@bristol.ac.uk, visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines and I can be found on Twitter at @BristolUP_Paul.