Prof. Loizos Heracleous
Loizos Heracleous is a senior associate of Strategic Concepts International, Professor of Strategy at Warwick Business School, and Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College and the Said Business School at Oxford University. His previous roles include Reader in Strategy at the Said Business School and Official Fellow, member of the Executive Committee and member of the Governing Body of Templeton College at Oxford. He was also Associate Professor of Business Policy at the National University of Singapore, where he spent 7 years. Loizos is a member of the US Academy of Management, European Group for Organization Studies, Cambridge Alumni in Management and Singapore Institute of Directors. He has been listed in the Marquis Who's Who in the World since 2003.
Loizos earned his Ph.D. at the Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge. He is the author of Strategy and Organization: Realizing Strategic Management, (2003, Cambridge University Press); Business Strategy in Asia: A Casebook (2009, Cengage; with Kulwant Singh and Nitin Pangarkar); Discourse, Interpretation, Organization (2006, Cambridge University Press), Flying high in a competitive industry (2009, McGraw-Hill, with Jochen Wirtz and Nitin Pangarkar), and Practicing Strategy (2016, Sage, with Sotirios Paroutis and Duncan Angwin).
Loizos serves on the editorial boards of several leading management journals, including the board of the top empirical journal in the world, the Academy of Management Journal. He served as Senior Editor of Organization Studies (2003-2006), and currently sits on its editorial board; and also sits on the editorial boards of Human Relations, the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, the Journal of Management Studies, and the Asia Pacific Journal of Management. His research has been published in over 50 research papers in leading international journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, MIS Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, and Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. The US Academy of Management has honored his research through three Best Paper Awards; in 1999 (on globalization), 2004 (on organization development), and 2006 (on corporate governance). His research on how biometric technologies can afford sustainable competitive advantage (in Managing Service Quarterly, 2006) has won the Emerald Highly Commended Paper Award for that year. In addition his work won 2 further awards from Emerald for research with the best practical implications.
In addition to Cyprus where he was born, Loizos has lived and worked in the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He has developed and delivered several executive development programs in areas such as strategic thinking and planning, leading transformational change, fostering strategic innovation, developing core competencies and strategic alignment, dealing with dilemmas of corporate governance, developing corporate social responsibility, diagnosing and managing organizational culture, and organizing for the future. He served as Director of the Strategic Management Executive Program at the National University of Singapore from 2001 to 2003 and has trained company directors in Singapore on corporate governance on behalf of the Singapore Institute of Directors from 1999-2004. He delivers the strategy component of the Advanced Management Program at Oxford University, and served as Director of the Oxford-HKU Senior Executive Program in Corporate Leadership offered in Hong Kong from 2006 to 2009. Loizos has trained or advised senior executives from several organizations in both the private and public sectors. These include Total, Telenor, IBM, O2, Cargill, Exel, Carrefour, Novo Nordisk, Janssen-Cilag, Standard Chartered, Bank of China, KPMG, BAE Systems, Singapore Academy of Law and Singapore Police Force. More information about Loizos' research and publications can be found here: www.heracleous.org
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