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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
KT2 7LB

Phone:
00442084175261 Ext: 65261
K.Pitsakis@kingston.ac.uk
uk.linkedin.com/in/kpitsakis

Biography

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"

Refereed conference presentations:

Pitsakis K, Giachetti C. 2014. "When do corporate venture units immitate the leader? Evidence from the UK academic spinoffs". European Academy of Management, Annual Conference, Valencia, Spain, 4-7 June

Gotsopoulos A, Pitsakis K. 2013. "Between populations and communities: Organizational groups and the case of UK university spinoffs". European Academy of Management, Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 26-29 June 

Pitsakis K, Giachetti C. 2013. "When do corporate venture units immitate the leader? Evidence from the UK academic spinoffs". EGOS colloquium, Montreal, Canada, 4-6 July

Gotsopoulos A. and Pitsakis K. 2012. “Between populations and communities: Organizational groups and the case of British university spinoffs” European Academy of Management, Annual Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 6-8 June

Pitsakis K., Meliou E., van Gerwen B. 2012. “Decoupling: Defending against pressures or proactive action?” European Academy of Management, Annual Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 6-8 June

Gotsopoulos A. and Pitsakis K. 2012. “Between populations and communities: Organizational groups and the case of British university spinoffs” 28th EGOS colloquium, Helsinki, Finland, 2-7 July

Pitsakis K., Biniari M. and Kuin T. 2011. “Mapping organizational decoupling through a social and organizational identity perspective”. Academy of Management, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA, 12-16 August

Pitsakis K. and Goessling T. 2011. “Legitimacy conditions of organizational entry into industrial associations”. 27th EGOS colloquium, Gothenburg, Sweden, 7-9 July

Likoudi D. and Pitsakis K. 2011. “Host residents’ perceptions towards a mega event: the case of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. 40th European Marketing Academy conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 24-27 May

Pitsakis K. and Souitaris V. 2010. “Community ecology: A general model or reciprocal legitimacy between two organizational populations”. Academy of Management, Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, 6-10 August

Pitsakis K. and Souitaris V. 2010. “The contingent nature of government intervention in the diffusion of innovations among public organizations”. Academy of Management, Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, 6-10 August

Souitaris V and Pitsakis K. 2010. “Community ecology: A general model or reciprocal legitimacy between two organizational populations”. European Academy of Management, Annual Conference, Rome, Italy, 19-22 May

Pitsakis K. and Souitaris V. 2009. “Spinoff legitimacy and the social construction of university funding”, Academy of Management, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, 7-11 August

Souitaris V and Pitsakis K. 2009. “Spinoff diffusion”. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Boston, MA, USA, 4-6 June

Pitsakis K. and Souitaris V. 2009. “Lack of norms, mimicry and the spread of educational innovations: the UK spinoffs”. 9th Transatlantic Doctoral Conference, London Business School, London, UK, 14-16 May

Pitsakis K. and Souitaris V. 2009. “Spinoff legitimacy and the social construction of university funding, European Academy of Management”. Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK, 11-14 May

Pitsakis K. and Souitaris V. 2007. “A model of reciprocal legitimacy for the entrepreneurial university and its spinoff firms”. American Sociological Association, Annual Meeting, New York, NY, USA, 11-14 August

Pitsakis K. and Souitaris V. 2007. “The effects of spinoffs on the universities that create them. An empirical analysis using Institutional Theory”. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Madrid, Spain, 7-9 June

Teaching

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

BS7103 - Contemporary Business Strategy (MSc)

Memberships

Academy of Management

European Academy of Management

European Group of Oganization Studies

Recent Publications

Number of items: 3.

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

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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