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Business and Management

Bristol’s management list focuses on the social and political issues surrounding work, organizations and business more broadly. We’re especially interested in authors who engage with alternative and emerging ideas, and who can make connections with adjacent fields like sociology and science and technology studies.

We publish research monographs, high-quality edited collections and ‘scholarly trade’ titles that are aimed at general readers. If you’d like to publish with Bristol University Press then please contact Paul Stevens (details and contact information below).

Current topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Posthumanism and organization
  • Technology and the future of work
  • Business, sustainability and responsibility 
  • New perspectives on leadership
  • Work, organization and activism
  • Business, civil society and socio-economic inequalities

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.


Paul Stevens

Meet the Editor

Paul Stevens, Senior Commissioning Editor

I joined Bristol in 2017, having spent several years commissioning psychology and linguistics textbooks with Palgrave Macmillan. Before that I worked in a variety of roles for Pearson Education and Cambridge University Press.

Every book is the product of an author’s vision (and perseverance), but collaboration is a critical part of the editor’s job. From the initial pitch and proposal, and all the way through to publication and beyond, I enjoy working with authors to help shape their ideas and ensure that their publication makes a lasting contribution. It’s a pleasure to be able to do this at a press which values quality over quantity, and that’s unafraid to push the boundaries a little bit.

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