Dr Poulis is a Senior Lecturer in the Business School teaching in the suite of our MBA programs. He is also the General Manager of Epsilon Hellas, a leading multinational firm that is active in managing the human resource side of the shipping sector and the Chairman of the International Maritime Employers' Council's (IMEC) Recruitment & Training Committee while sitting on the Council's Executive Board.
He has held permanent or visiting posts in Manchester Business School, Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Essex, the National University of Ireland, ESCP etc. teaching and supervising across Doctoral, MBA, MSc and UG levels. He has also acted as evaluator or validator in several universities, as Track Chair in the European Academy of Management and the British Academy of Management and as Director of Postgraduate Programmes at the University of Essex.
His research appears in several world-leading journals in business and management research such as the Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies and Academy of Management Perspectives as well as in internationally acclaimed outlets such as Marketing Theory, International Marketing Review, International Business Review, Journal of Marketing Management, European Management Journal, Journal of General Management, Journal of Services Marketing, Service Industries Journal etc.
He has studied in the Athens University of Economics and Business, the University of Antwerp and UMIST, and holds a PhD in International Business from Manchester Business School.
- Scholarly focus: Philosophy of science (ontology and epistemology) applications in business and management research
- Practical focus: Human resource management in the maritime sector
Konstantinos is interested in research around the prevailing ontological assumptions and epistemological commitments that cut across a wide range of business and management themes.
Konstantinos Poulis, Efthimios Poulis & Paul Jackson (2020), 'Agentic misfit: An empirical demonstration of non-matching human agency amid complexity', Organization Studies, in press [ABS4]
Konstantinos Poulis & Minas Kastanakis (2020), 'On theorizing and methodological fetishism', European Management Journal, in press [ABS 2]
Konstantinos Poulis (2020), ‘Punctuated epistemology in international marketing strategy: A Whiteheadian remedy’, Marketing Theory, in press [ABS3]
Konstantinos Poulis & Efthimios Poulis (2018), ‘International business as disciplinary tautology: an ontological perspective’, Academy of Management Perspectives, 32(4): 517-531 [ABS3]
Konstantinos Poulis & Efthimios Poulis (2016), ‘Problematizing fit and survival: Transforming the law of requisite variety through complexity misalignment’, Academy of Management Review, 41(3): 503-527 [ABS4*]
Evy Sakellariou, Kalipso Karantinou & Konstantinos Poulis (2014), ‘Managing the global front end of NPD: Lessons learned from the FMCG industry’, Journal of General Management, 39(2): 61-81 [ABS2]
Konstantinos Poulis & Efthimios Poulis (2013), ‘The influence of intra-national cultural heterogeneity on product standardisation and adaptation: a qualitative study’, International Marketing Review, 30(4): 357-383 [ABS3]
Konstantinos Poulis, Efthimios Poulis & Mo Yamin (2013), ‘Multicultural markets and acculturation: implications for service firms’, Journal of Services Marketing, 27(7): 515-525 [ABS2]
Efthimios Poulis, Konstantinos Poulis & Lawrence Dooley (2013), ‘ICT innovation in a non-high technology sector: achieving competitive advantage in the shipping industry’, Service Industries Journal, 33(6): 594-608 [ABS2]
Konstantinos Poulis, Efthimios Poulis & Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki (2013), ‘The role of context in case study selection: an international business perspective’, International Business Review, 22(1): 304-314 [ABS3]
Konstantinos Poulis & Efthimios Poulis (2012), ‘Poly-ethnic market orientation and performance: a fast-moving consumer goods perspective’, Journal of Marketing Management, 28(5/6): 609-628 [ABS2]
Konstantinos Poulis, Mo Yamin & Efthimios Poulis (2012), ‘Domestic firms competing with multinational enterprises: the relevance of resource-accessing alliance formations’, International Business Review, 21(4): 588-601 [ABS3]