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Business, Management and Economics

Our books are for academic, professional and general readers who want fresh perspectives on the economy, the future of work and organizations, and the relationship between business and wider society.  

We publish high-quality academic books, upper-level student texts and general interest titles. Recent highlights have included Woke CapitalismRedeeming Leadership, and Life After COVID-19Many of our books are published on an individual basis, but the list is home to a number of new book series including Organizations and Activism and Feminist Perspectives on Work and Organizationall of which are edited by leading scholars from the field. We are also proud to support Futures of Work, a space for radical critiques of the changing world of work.

We’re expanding our programme and are always happy to hear from prospective authors. In business and management we are especially interested in organization studies, work and employment (including HRM and the sociology of work), and business ethics. In economics we support a variety of approaches, and we welcome proposals from areas such as the history of economic thought as well boundary subjects like sociology and law. Across our programme we are engaged with Bristol’s global social challenges agenda. If you are interested in speaking with our editor, please see the contact details for Paul Stevens below.

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Our new Business, Management and Economics catalogue is now available. Download the pdf here.




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Paul Stevens

Meet the Editor

Paul Stevens, Senior Commissioning Editor

I joined Bristol University Press 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, Management and Economics 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.