Dr Poulis is a Senior Lecturer in the Business School teaching in the suite of our MBA programs and the General Manager of Epsilon Hellas, a leading multinational firm that is active in managing the human resource side of the shipping sector.
He is also the Chairman of the International Maritime Employers' Council (IMEC) Recruitment & Training Committee and sits on the organisation'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 PG Programmes at the University of Essex.
His research appears in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Marketing Theory, International Marketing Review, International Business Review, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of General Management, Journal of Services Marketing, Service Industries Journal, Advances in International Marketing 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.
- International business, marketing and strategy
- Philosophy of science (ontology and epistemology) applications in management research
- 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.
1. Konstantinos Poulis (2020), ‘Punctuated epistemology in international marketing strategy: A Whiteheadian remedy’, Marketing Theory
2. Konstantinos Poulis & Efthimios Poulis (2018), ‘International business as disciplinary tautology: an ontological perspective’, Academy of Management Perspectives, 32(4): 517-531
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. Konstantinos Poulis, Efthimios Poulis & Mo Yamin (2013), ‘Multicultural markets and acculturation: implications for service firms’, Journal of Services Marketing, 27(7): 515-525
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
- General Manager of Epsilon Hellas
- Chairman of IMEC's Recruitment & Training Committee and member of IMEC's Executive Board
- Chairman of the 2019 IMEC Conference, Ageas Bowl, Southampton, UK
- Former Chair of the Strategy Track in the British Academy of Management
- Former Chair of the DC Track in the European Academy of Management
- Reviewer, validator, evaluator for journals (e.g. BJM), conferences (e.g. AIB), publishing houses (e.g. Oxford University Press), universities (e.g. University of Piraeus) and academies (e.g. BAM)