Spanos Ioannis

  • Associate Professor (Business Strategy)

telephone: 210-8203668


Yiannis E. Spanos is Associate Professor (elect) of Strategic Management at the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business. His research interests revolve around innovation, strategy and competitiveness, and organizational change. He has worked as senior analyst in numerous large-scale, EU-funded research projects since 1997, dealing with the evaluation of R&D collaborative projects, and more generally with innovation and competitiveness.

His published research has appeared in various academic journals, including Research Policy, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Information & Management, Journal of Knowledge Management, and European Management Journal. He is occasional reviewer to Organization Studies, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, European Journal of Information Systems, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, and Cahier du Management Technologique. He is also member of the Editorial Board in International Journal of Business Environment, while he has served in the Editorial Board of Organization Studies up to 2008. Finally, Dr. Spanos has been an external advisor to the Hellenic Innovation Relay Center from 1997 up to 2010.  



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Y. E. Spanos, “Antecedents of small firms’ innovation performance: A configurational perspective, International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development., 4, 2, 2012, pp. 97-128

Y. E. Spanos, “Conditionally-mediated effects of Scale in Collaborative R&D, Journal of Technology Transfer, 37, 5, pp. 696-714, 2012


Y. E. Spanos and I. Voudouris, “Antecedents and trajectories of AMT adoption: The case of Greek manufacturing industries”, Research Policy, 38, pp.144-155, 2009
Citations. Google Scholar: 8; Scopus: 3; ISI: 3


Y. E. Spanos, G. Zaralis, and S. Lioukas, “Strategy and Industry effects on Profitability: Evidence from Greece”.Strategic Management Journal , 25(2), pp. 139-165, 2004
Citations. Google Scholar: 139; Scopus: 59; ISI: 41

Caloghirou, Y., A. Protogerou, Y. E. Spanos, and L. Papayanakis, “Industry vs. Firm-specific effects on Performance: Contrasting SMEs and Large-sized firms”. European Management Journal , 22, 2, 231-243, 2004 Citations. Google Scholar: 52; Scopus: 23; ISI: 10

Y. E. Spanos and G. P. Prastacos, “The effects of environment, structure, and dynamic capabilities on product innovation strategy”. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management , 4, 6, pp. 620-638, 2004 Citations. Google Scholar: 5; ISI: 1

Y. E. Spanos and G. P. Prastacos, “Understanding Organizational Capabilities: Towards a conceptual Framework”.Journal of Knowledge Management, 8(3), 31-43, 2004 Citations. Google Scholar: 29; ISI: 6


Y. E. Spanos, G. P. Prastacos, and A. Poulymenakou, “The relationship between information and communication technologies and Management”. Information & Management, 39, 8, 659-675, 2002
Citations. Google Scholar: 61; Scopus: 26; ISI: 11

G. P. Prastacos, K. E. Soderquist, Y. E. Spanos, and L. Van Wassenhove, “An Integrated Framework for Managing Change in the New Competitive Landscape”, European Management Journal, 20, 1, 55-71, 2002. Citations. Google Scholar: 48; Scopus: 24; ISI: 14


Y. E. Spanos and S. Lioukas, “An examination into the Causal Logic of Rent Generation: Contrasting Porter’s Competitive Strategy Framework & the Resource-based perspective”. Strategic Management Journal, 22(10), pp. 907-934, 2001 (lead article) Citations: Google Scholar 509; Scopus: 172; ISI: 102

Y. E. Spanos, G. P. Prastacos, and V. Papadakis, “Greek Firms and EMU: Contrasting SMEs and Large-Sized Enterprises”, European Management Journal, 19, 6, 638-648, 2001. Citations. Google Scholar: 41; Scopus: 17; ISI: 11


Voudouris I., S. Lioukas, S. Makridakis and Y. E. Spanos “Greek Hidden Champions: Lessons from small unknown firm in Greece”, European Management Journal, 18, 6, pp. 663-674, 2000 Citations. Google Scholar: 26; Scopus: 8; ISI: 1

Y. E. Spanos, A. Athanasopoulos, L. Papayannakis and P. Reglitis, “Firm capabilities, market environment and innovativeness: Evidence from Greek manufacturing firms”, Cahiers du Management Technologique, 10, 1, pp. 9-28, 2000

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate Courses

1st (Fall) Semester: Introduction to Management
1st (Fall) Semester: Organizational Change and Innovation

Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Program in Human Resources Management: Strategic Management
Graduate Program in Public Management: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Other Teaching Appointments

1999-2000: Introduction to Management
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Management Science and Technology, AUEB
5/1999: Knowledge-based View and the Development of Organizational Capabilities
Visiting Lecturer, University of Strasbourg - Robert Schuman
1998-1999: Introduction to Management
Adjunct Lecturer, National Technical University of Athens

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