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Dr Konstantinos Pitsakis

BSc, MSc, MPhil, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management
Strategy, Marketing and Innovation

Kingston Business School,
Kingston Hill,
Kingston University
Room KH.BS 4013
Kingston upon Thames

00442084175261 Ext: 65261


Konstantinos Pitsakis is Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, with a specialization in academic entrepreneurship (university spinoffs) and institutional & diffusion theories. He was previously Asst. Professor of organization studies and Fellow at the Center for Innovation Research (CiR) at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, where he taught strategy and organization theory. Konstantinos obtained his PhD in Management from Cass Business School, City University London. Prior to academia, he worked as Research Manager at the Financial Times Group and as Business Intelligence Manager at Winmark Ltd, both in London.

Research Interest(s)

Academic entrepreneurship, technology transfer, university spinoffs; Institutional theory, diffusion theory, organizational reputation, population ecology, the sociology of organizations; Panel data, survival analysis.

PhD supervision:

Seyed Mohammad Alemzadeh (2013 - present)

"The impact of technology characteristics on the creation of univeristy spinoffs"

Pauline Parker (2012- 2015 completed)

"The long term effect of product integration on performance post acquisition"


BS7571 - Strategic Decision Making (MBA/exec-MBA)

BS7103 - Contemporary Business Strategy (MSc)


Academy of Management

European Academy of Management

European Group of Oganization Studies

Recent Publications

Number of items: 4.


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 (Unpublished)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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