Dr Poulis is a Senior Lecturer in the Business School and the Co-Director of our MBA in Shipping & Logistics. 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. He currently serves as Director at the Executive Committee of the International Maritime Employers' Council (IMEC), the world's only international organization dedicated to maritime industrial relations. In the past, he has also served as the Chairman of IMEC's Recruitment & Training Committee, in which he still sits as an active member.
He has held full-time or visiting posts at Manchester Business School, Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Essex, the National University of Ireland, and ESCP Europe 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 Financial Times 50 and internationally acclaimed outlets (e.g., Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, Academy of Management Perspectives, 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) as well as in philosophy outlets such as Epoché.
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.
Indicative sample of 2021 CABS List publications:
Konstantinos Poulis, Efthimios Poulis & Paul Jackson (2020), 'Agentic misfit: An empirical demonstration of non-matching human agency amid complexity', Organization Studies, in press [CABS4]
Konstantinos Poulis (2020), Complexity as an empirical tendency: Promoting non-measurement as a means to enhanced understanding, European Management Journal, in press [CABS 2]
Konstantinos Poulis (2020), ‘Punctuated epistemology in international marketing strategy: A Whiteheadian remedy’, Marketing Theory, in press [CABS3]
Konstantinos Poulis & Minas Kastanakis (2020), 'On theorizing and methodological fetishism', European Management Journal, in press [CABS 2]
Konstantinos Poulis & Efthimios Poulis (2018), ‘International business as disciplinary tautology: an ontological perspective’, Academy of Management Perspectives, 32(4): 517-531 [CABS4]
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 [CABS4*]
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 [CABS3]
Konstantinos Poulis, Efthimios Poulis & Mo Yamin (2013), ‘Multicultural markets and acculturation: implications for service firms’, Journal of Services Marketing, 27(7): 515-525 [CABS2]
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 [CABS3]
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 [CABS3]
Indicative publication for a general non-specialist audience:
Konstantinos Poulis (2021), Once Upon a Gaze: On a missing column at the Acropolis of Athens, #38 (March), Epoché
Indicative publication for a specialist trade audience:
Konstantinos Poulis, Gregory Galanakis, Greg Triantafillou & Efthimios Poulis (2020), Value migration: Digitalization of shipping as a mechanism of industry dethronement, Journal of Shipping & Trade, 5:9
Indicative publication for an academic non-specialist audience:
Konstantinos Poulis (2019), Onto-epistemology in business and management research, Blog contribution at harzing.com