Chris PitelisAffiliation: University of Cambridge

Bio:  Over the course of Chris Pitelis’s career he has served in the following leadership roles:  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; Director of Studies in the Economics and the Management and Manufacturing Engineering Tripos at Queens’ College, Cambridge.

Chris has been Co-editor of the Cambridge Journal of Economics and Contributions to Political Economy, a member of the Cambridge Political Economy Society, and the literary executor of the collected papers of Edith Penrose.

He has published and edited many books and 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, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Industrial and Corporate Change, Cambridge Journal of Economics, and Regional Studies. He has served at the editorial boards of among others Organization Science and Organization Studies. He is currently Associate Editor of European Management Review and a member of the editorial board for the Management International Review.

Chris has presented papers and served as Chair, panelist, and/or organizer in leading academic conferences in economics and business and was an invited speaker for academic, international, and national organizations and governments, as well as professional and accreditation bodies such as CABS, the AACSB and the EFMD. He has coordinated projects and designed policies for international organizations, national governments and regions, NGOs, and businesses. He 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 and USAID.

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. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business.

Last Updated: February 2024