Contact Dr Jean Boulton


Jean is a Visiting Fellow with the Strategy Group of the School of Management; she writes, teaches and researches in the area of complexity theory as applied to strategy, organisation development, policy and social change.  Her book  ‘Embracing Complexity’ co-authored with Professor Peter Allen and Professor Cliff Bowman was published by OUP in 2015.



  • Boulton J & Allen P (2016) Complexity Perspective. In: Advanced Strategic Management: A Multi-Perspective Approach, London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 215-234, ed. 3rd edition.
  • Boulton JG, Allen PM & Bowman C (2015) Embracing Complexity: Strategic Perspectives for an Age of Turbulence. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Boulton J. (2012) Strategy for a complex world. In: The new strategic landscape: Innovative perspectives on strategy, London: Palgrave MacMillan, p. 13-30.