New Professor for Bath's School of Management

Christos Pitelis takes up his new position as Professor of Sustainable Global Business at the School of Management on 31 July.

Professor Pitelis is moving from the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School where he is Director of the Centre for International Business and Management.

Previously, Professor Pitelis has taught at the Universities of Warwick, Nottingham, St Andrews and Athens and has also advised the Greek Minister of Industry and the Ministry of Development.

"It is with anticipation and excitement that I look forward to starting in Bath as Chair in Sustainable Global Business, Head of the Strategy and International Management Group and Director of the Centre for International Business and Management (CIBAM). This migrates with me to Bath's School of Management after 18 years of continuous and successful operations at Cambridge's Judge Business School,” he said.

“Bath has been a remarkable success story in recent years. I’m eager to help to consolidate and build on this with an eye to improving sustainably its contribution to the student, academic and wider community."

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, who becomes Dean of the School of Management on 1 August, said that Professor Pitelis’s arrival was good news for the faculty.

"We’re thrilled Professor Pitelis is joining the faculty at the School of Management and bringing with him the renowned research Centre for International Business and Management (CIBAM) from the University of Cambridge,” she said.

“Professor Pitelis is an excellent scholar whose leadership of CIBAM for nearly two decades has enabled an on-going dialogue between senior business leaders and academics about the critical issues facing business and society today. With its long-standing commitment to demonstrating the impact of academic research upon practice, we welcome Professor Pitelis, and his corporate sponsors and we look forward to even more successful collaborations in the years ahead."

His research interests include theory of the firm and business strategy; industry organisation; international business; foreign direct investment; clusters; institutional economics; competition; industrial and competitiveness policies; privatisation and de-regulation; corporate governance; catching-up by transition; and emerging economies.

Professor Pitelis has published more than 100 articles in books and scholarly journals, such as Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies and Organization Studies. He has served as a chairperson, panelist, organiser, keynote speaker and paper presenter in more than 100 conferences worldwide. He has also  researched, consulted and co-ordinated projects for governments, the European Commission, the United Nations, USAID, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the private sector. He currently is a member of the FESSUD project, an international consortium of academics working on 'Financialisation, Economy, Society and Sustainable Development' funded by the European Commission within its Seventh Framework Programme.

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