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Dr Konstantinos Pitsakis

Senior Lecturer in Strategy

About

I obtained my PhD in Management from Cass Business School, City University London and I am Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management. My specialization is technology transfer and institutional & diffusion theories. I was previously Asst. Professor of organization studies and Fellow at the Center for Innovation Research (CiR) at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, where I taught strategy and organization theory. I am a regular reviewer in 3* and 4* scientific journals and I was Course Director for MSc International Business Management between 2014-2016. 

Prior to academia, I worked as Research Manager at the Financial Times Group and as Business Intelligence Manager at Winmark Ltd, both in London.

Areas of specialism

  • Strategic management
  • Technology transfer
  • Institutional theory
  • Diffusion theory
  • Organizational reputation
  • Population ecology
  • Panel data
  • Event history analysis

Qualifications

  • PhD in Organization Theory - Cass Business School
  • MSc in Marketing and Communications - Athens University of Economics & Business
  • BSc in Accounting and Finance - Athens University of Economics & Business
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional membership

Member of the Academy of Management (USA)

Member of the European Academy of Management

Member of the European Group of Organization Studies

Research

I am a disciplinary scholar who builds theory in the sociology of organizations. My research lies at the intersection of academic entrepreneurship and organization theory. I investigate the role of institutions on the diffusion of innovations by looking at the historical emergence of the UK spinoff industry. I also look at the social construction of markets, that is how legitimacy, reputation and status are constructed and how organizations benefit from these properties. I am also interested in how organizations compete and cooperate (coopete) at the same time under conditions of uncertainty.  

PhD supervision

  • Suvo Sarkar, 2017-present (with Yiannis Pierrakis)
  • Mohammad Kashmoula, 2015-present (with Riccardo Vecchiato)
  • Mohammad Alemzadeh, 2013-2017 (completed)
  • Pauline Parker, 2012-2015 (completed)

If you are a serious and committed research candidate and have the same research interests as I do, then please send me an email. I would like to hear from you.

Publications

Number of items: 4.

Article

Pitsakis, Konstantinos, Souitaris, Vangelis and Nicolaou, Nicos (2015) The peripheral halo effect: do academic spinoffs influence universities’ research income? Journal of Management Studies, 52(3), pp. 321-353. ISSN (print) 0022-2380

Pitsakis, Konstantinos, Biniari, Marina G. and Kuin, Thijs (2012) Resisting change: organizational decoupling through an identity construction perspective. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 25(6), pp. 835-852. ISSN (print) 0953-4814

Conference or Workshop Item

Jensen, Barbara, Annan-Diab, Fatima and Pitsakis, Konstantinos (2015) How to add value by implementing corporate social responsibility into business strategy? In: European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference 2015: Uncertainty is a Great Opportunity; 17-20 Jun 2015, Warsaw, Poland. (Unpublished)

Gotsopoulos, Aleksios and Pitsakis, Konstantinos (2014) Beyond communities and populations: organizational groups and the case of UK university spinoffs. In: 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting: The Power of Words; 1-5 Aug 2014, Philadelphia, U.S. ISSN (print) 0065-0668

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