London School of Economics

Professor Leslie Willcocks

Leslie P. Willcocks is Professor in Technology Work and Globalization at the Department of Management at London School of Economics and Political Science.

His doctorate is from Cambridge University, and he is Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford where he taught for nine years. He heads the LSE’s Outsourcing Unit research centre and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Technology. Leslie has a global reputation for his work in outsourcing, global strategy, organizational change and managing digital business. He is co-author of 50 books, including recently Nine Keys to World Class BPO (Bloomsbury), Moving To The Cloud Corporation (Palgrave) and The Rise of Legal Services Outsourcing (Bloomsbury). He has published over 230 refereed papers in journals such as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Studies.

In February 2001 he won the PriceWaterhouseCoopers/Michael Corbett Associates World Outsourcing Achievement Award for his contribution to this field. In 2014 he was inducted into the IAOP Hall of Fame for his contribution and impact on the practice of outsourcing. He is a regular keynote speaker at international practitioner and academic conferences, has global consulting experience, and has been retained as adviser and expert witness by major corporations and several government institutions in the UK, USA and Australia.