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Konstadinos Kutsikos

Konstadinos Kutsikos

Adjunct Faculty


  • PhD, University of Southern California, USA
  • MBA, University of Southern California, USA
  • MS, Stanford University, USA
Subject Taught / Student Project Mentor
  • Value Creation and Competitive Strategies – Global MBA


Academic experience

  • Founder & Director, Growth Transformation & Value Engineering Lab, Business School, University of the Aegean, Greece (2016 – Present)
  • Assistant Professor (Tenured), Business School, University of the Aegean, Greece (2005 – Present)
  • Member of Research Staff, USC Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, USA (1994 – 1998)
  • Member of Research Staff, Stanford Centre for Telecommunications Research, Stanford University, USA (1992 – 1993)

CORPORATE experience

  • Executive Coach, IMD Business School, Switzerland (2018)
  • Managing Consultant, PA Consulting (part of the Carlyle Group; NASDAQ:CG), UK (1998 – 2000 & 2001 – 2003)
  • Senior Strategy Consultant, Rubus (part of BAE; LSE:BA.L), UK (2000 – 2001)
  • Corporate R&D Staff, NTT, Japan (1992)

Research Interests

  • Digital Disruptions and Digital Transformation (especially in luxury industry, financial services, executive education)
  • Value Engineering
  • Business Strategy (especially in business ecosystems, business transformation)
  • Corporate Venturing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Pedagogies for Executive Education (especially for distance education, coaching, etc.)

Recent Journal Articles:

  • Kutsikos, K., Bithas, G., Sarantakou, E., Tsartas, P., & Warr, A. (2019). Stakeholder management in tourism entrepreneurship networks: a tale of 4 roles. Tourism Management Perspectives, accepted for publication
    • Impact factor: 1.779 (2018)
    • Rejection rate: 87% (2018)
  • Bithas, G., Kutsikos, K., Warr, A., & Sakas, D. (2018). Managing Transformation within Service Systems Networks: A System Viability Approach. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 35(2018), 469-484
    • Impact factor: 1.052 (2018)
    • Rejection rate: 75% (2018)

Conference Papers Presented

Recent Conference Papers:

  • Kolovou, V., Kutsikos, K., & Bithas, G. (2019). Beyond Digital Government: The Role of Internal Marketing in Public Sector Innovation. In Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, accepted for publication
    • Indexed by Web of Science – Conference Proceedings Citation Index
  • Mastropetrou, M., Bithas, G., & Kutsikos, K. (2019). Digital transformation in the luxury industry – a systematic mapping study. In Proceedings of the 12th EuroMed Academy of Business Conference, accepted for publication
    • Indexed by Web of Science – Conference Proceedings Citation Index

Chapters in Books

Recent Chapters in Books:

  • Kutsikos, K. (2019). Leadership & Disruptive Innovation: Developing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs and Corporate Innovators, accepted for publication
    • Finalist - the Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards. To be held during the 2019 European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (indexed by the Web of Science – Conference Proceedings Citation Index)


Kutsikos, K., & Bithas, G. (2020). Business Strategy Reloaded: Business Ecosystems and the Road to Disruptive Innovation (in progress)

Editorial And Reviewer Activities


  • IEEE Access (impact factor: 4.098; IEEE)
  • Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (impact factor: 2.911; Elsevier)
  • Creativity and Innovation Management (impact factor: 1.553; Wiley)
  • Technology Analysis and Strategic Management (impact factor: 1.490; Routledge)

Verified reviewer record: Publons (Clarivate Analytics)

Awards & Recognition

  • High evaluation marks for securing research grants (e.g. European Commission: SWAN project on business model innovation in cyclical economy, ranked 3rd out of 151 proposals)
  • Invited expert reviewer for Harvard Business Publishing (Entrepreneurship Core Curriculum series)


  • Institute of Directors (IoD), UK
  • Stanford Club
  • European Academy of Management
  • Beta Gamma Sigma (International Honour Society in Business Management)

Media Appearances & Coverage

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