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Dr Konstantinos Pitsakis

Senior Lecturer


I obtained my PhD from Cass Business School, City University London and I am Senior Lecturer. My specialization is industrial economics, industrial organization, industrial self-regulation, industrial ecology, the diffusion of innovations and institutional economics. I was previously Asst. Professor and Fellow at the Center for Innovation Research (CiR) at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. In the past, I was Research Manager at the Financial Times Group and Business Intelligence Manager at Winmark Ltd, both in London.

Areas of specialism

  • Industrial Economics
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Industry Self-regulation
  • Strategic entrepreneurship
  • Diffusion theory
  • Institutional theory
  • Panel data econometrics
  • Event history analysis

Courses taught



  • PhD in Industrial Economics - 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 student supervision


Number of items: 6.


Pitsakis, Konstantinos and Giachetti, Claudio (2019) Information-based imitation of university commercialization strategies : the role of technology transfer office autonomy, age, and membership into an association. Strategic Organization, ISSN (print) 1476-1270 (Epub Ahead of Print)

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

Pitsakis, Konstantinos and Parker, Pauline (2019) A theory of post-merger product integration and performance - the case of the software industry. In: 10th Annual Faculty Research Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business and Social Sciences in a period of uncertainty; 03 - 04 Jun 2019, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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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