Lioukas Spyridon

Lioukas Spyridon


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Spyros Lioukas is professor of business strategy at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He is graduate in engineering from NTU and holds a PhD from the London Business School. Formerly he was in the teaching faculty of the London Business School (1978-1981).

Currently he is teaching strategy and ethics & corporate governance in the International MBA, the Athens MBA, and the MSc in Public Policy & Management at AUEB. He is directing the MSc in “Public Policy & Management” and the “Laboratory of Strategy and Entrepreneurship”. He is responsible for the innovation & entrepreneurship unit at the AUEB. In the past he has served as Chairman of two departments at AUEB.

Professor Lioukas has published several papers in leading academic journals and his research has received international recognition. Two of his papers in the Strategic Management Journal are widely quoted in the field, with citations more than 500 and 200 respectively. Currently he is directing research in the areas of strategy and innovation, entrepreneurship, corporate responsibility and governance.

He has served as Ambassador of Greece in the OECD for five years (1996-2001). He has been advisor in public organizations and has served in several committees in Greece, EE and the IEA and the OECD. Also he has extensive experience as management consultant, for private and public sector organizations.

Currently he serves as independent non-executive director in the Board of Directors of two companies and is involved in new enterprise start ups.

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Voudouris I., Lioukas S., Iatreli M. and Caloghirou Y., “Effectiveness of technology investment: Impact of internal technological capability, networking and strategic technology importance”, TECHNOVATION, 32(6), 2012, pp. 400 - 414.

Protogirou A., Kalogirou Y. and Lioukas S., “Dynamic capabilities and their indirect impact on firm performance”, INDUSTRIAL & CORPORATE CHANGE, Vol.21 (3), 2012, pp.615-647.

Papagiannakis, G. and Lioukas, S. “Values, attitudes and perceptions of managers as predictors of corporate environmental responsiveness”, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, Vol. 100, 2012, pp. 41-51.

Voudouris I., Lioukas S., Iatreli M. and Caloghirou Y., “Effectiveness of technology investment: Impact of internal technological capability, networking and strategic technology importance”, TECHNOVATION, Vol 32, 2012, pp. 400-414.


Pateli A and Lioukas S., “ The Choice of Governance Mode in ICT Alliances: A Property Rights Approach”, INFORMATION & MANAGEMENT, Vol 48, 11, 2011, pp. 69-77.


Dimitratos P., Lioukas S., Ibeh K. and C. Wheeler, “Governance Mechanisms of SME International Partner Management”, BRITISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, Vol 21, 2009, pp. 754-771.

D. Manolopoulos, P. Dimitratos, S. Young, S. Lioukas, “Technology Sourcing and Performance in Foreign Subsidiaries of Greece: Impact of MNE and Local Environmental Contexts”, MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL REVIEW, Vol. 49, 2009, pp.43-60.


Dimitratos P., Lioukas S., Carter S. “The Relationship between Entrepreneurship and International Performance: the Importance of Domestic Environment”, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW, Vol. 13, 2004, pp.19-41.

Spanos, Y., Zaralis, G., and Lioukas S., “Strategy and Industry Effects on Profitability: Evidence from Greece”, STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, Vol.25, 2004, pp.139-165.

Salavou, H., Baltas, G., Lioukas, S., “Organizational Innovation in SMEs: The Importance of Strategic Orientation and Competitive Structure”, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MARKETING, 2004, 38 (9/10): 1091-1112.

Carter C., Tagg S., Dimitratos P, “Beyond Portfolio Entrepreneurship - Multiple Income Sources in Small Firms”, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2004, 16(6), 481-499.


Salavou, H. and Lioukas, S. “Radical Product Innovation in SMEs: The Dominance of Entrepreneurial Orientation”, CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT ,Vol.12, no 2, 2003, pp.94-108.


Spanos, Y. and Lioukas S., «An Examination into the Causal Logic of Rent G eneration: Contrasting Porter’s Competitive Strategy Framework and Resource-Based Perspective», STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL,Vol.22, 2001, pp.907-934.


Voudouris I., Lioukas S., Makridakis S. and Spanos Y.,«Hidden Champions: Lessons from Small, Little Known Firms in Greece”, EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL,Vol.18, No 6, December 2000.


Papadakis, V. and Lioukas S., «Strategic Decision Making: The Role of Management and Context», STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, Vol. 19, 1998, pp. 115-147.


Lioukas, S. and Papoulias D., «Participation in the Management of Public Enterprises : Experience from Greek Utilities», ANNALS OF PUBLIC AND COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS, Vol. 66, No 3, 1995, pp. 275-298.

Labroukos, N. and Lioukas S., «Planning and Performance in State-Owned Enterprises», EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, Vol. 87, 1995, pp. 624-640.


«Managerial Autonomy of State-Owned Enterprises» (joint), ORGANISATION SCIENCE, Vol. 4, No.4, Nov. 1993.


«Identifying Competences for the Design of Systems Supporting Managerial Planning» (joint), ERGONOMICS, Vol. 35, No. 10, 1992, pp. 1221-1241.


«The Impact of Nationalisation on Planning in Esso Greece» (N. Labroukos and S. Lioukas), LONG RANGE PLANNING, Vol. 2, 1989, pp. 98-105.


«Investment Planning and Arm’s Length Control in a Nationalised Industry» (S. Lioukas), MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, Vol. 31, No.8, August 1985, 940-958.


«Thresholds and Transitivity in Probabilistic Consumer Choice» (S. Lioukas), MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, Vol. 15, No. 5, Oct. 1983, pp. 665-679.


«Size and Administrative Intensity in Organisational Divisions» (S. Lioukas and D. Xerokostas), MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, Vol. 24, No.8, August 1982, pp.854-868.


«The Boundary Between Planning and Incremental Budgeting» (S. Lioukas and D. Chambers), MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, Vol. 27, No. 12, December 1981, pp. 1421-1434.


«Factors Affecting Capital Retirement» (S. Lioukas), JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS, Vol. 28, No.3, March 1980, pp. 241-254.

Selection from other publications
1. “Innovation in Greece”, Published by the Kokkalis Foundation, (main investigator), 2009.

2. “Investigation of the international competitiveness indicators and the cost from lack of competitiveness of the Greek Economy”, published by the Ministry of Development, General Secretariat for Competitiveness, (main investigator with S. Makridakis), 2005.

3. “International Expansion in Developed or Less Developed Countries? Evidence from Small Firms in South-East Europe”, in “Research on International Entrepreneurship”, Dana L.P. (Ed) , Edward Elgar, New York, 2002.

4. “Do Early Perceptions of Strategic Decisions influence Strategic Processes?” (S. Lioukas and V. Papadakis), Best Paper Award by the Academy of Management, USA, in “Best Paper Proceedings”, Business Policy & Strategy Division, Academy of Management, Cincinnati, 1996, pp. 46-50.

5. “Privatisation in Greece” (S. Lioukas), in the book “Privatisation : A Global Perspective”, V.V. Ramanadham (ed.), London : Routledge, 1993.

6. “Factors Affecting the Performance of State-Owned Enterprises” (S. Lioukas et al.), Invited Paper, ORSA/TIMS Conference, College of Organisation, Philadelphia, Oct. 1990.

7. “The Effectiveness of Public Enterprises in Greece” (S. Lioukas and D. Papoulias), in the book “Public Enterprise at Crossroad”, J. Heath (ed.), London : Routledge, 1990.

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