Prof. Christos Pitelis
Professor Chris Pitelis is Head of the International Business Department and Professor of International Business and Sustainable Competitiveness at the University of Leeds. He is also a Life Fellow of Queens’ College, University of Cambridge and Fellow of the Academy of International Business. Chris has served as the Head (Dean) of Brunel Business School, Brunel University London; Dean of the College of Business, Abu Dhabi University; Director of the Centre for International Business and Management (CIBAM), University of Cambridge; President of the Hellenic Organization of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises; Head of the Strategy and International Management group at Bath University; and Director of Studies in the Economics and the Management and Manufacturing Engineering Tripos at Queens’ College, Cambridge.
Chris is Co-Editor of the Cambridge Journal of Economics and Contributions to Political Economy, a member of the Cambridge Political Economy Society, Editor of European Management Review , on the editorial board of Management International Review, and the literary executor of the collected papers of Edith Penrose. Chris has published and edited several books; he has published in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, The Leadership Quarterly, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Business History Review, Regional Studies, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Industrial and Corporate Change, Cambridge Journal of Economics and others.
Chris has served at the editorial boards of among others, Organization Science and Organization Studies. He has presented papers and served as Chair, panellist and organizer in leading academic conferences in economics and business and was invited speaker by academic, international, and national organizations and governments, as well as professional and accreditation bodies such as CABS, the AACSB and the EFMD.
Chris has coordinated projects and designed policies for international organizations, national governments and regions, NGOs and businesses and has taught, consulted, and trained students, business leaders and policy makers. Among others, he was International Expect of the European Commission Networking for Innovation (NETWIN) program on innovation clusters and consultant for ECLAC, UNCTAD, USAID and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Chris has held visiting and other positions at the University of California Berkeley, MIT, China-Europe Management Institute, Copenhagen Business School, NK University of Athens, University of Nottingham, University of St Andrews, University of St Petersburg, University of Utrecht, and University of Technology Sydney.