Professor Pavlos Dimitratos
- Professorial Research Fellow (Management)
Holding four degrees from three different countries, Pavlos is Professor of International Business at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School, and the Lead of the International Business and Entrepreneurship (IBE) Research Cluster. Prior to that he was the Co-Director of the Community of Internationalisation and Enterprise Research (CIER). He is also the Ethics Convener in the Adam Smith Business School. Previously he served at Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece) and the University of Strathclyde (UK). His research interests are in international entrepreneurship, international management and international strategy.
His publications include more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 4 guest-editorials, 1 monograph, 6 edited books, more than 25 book chapters and more than 85 international conference proceedings. His publications appear in journals such as the British Journal of Management, Business History, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Environment and Planning, Family Business Review, International Business Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Marketing Review, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of World Business, Management International Review, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He is ranked as one of the top authors worldwide in the international entrepreneurship field by the Web of Science (ranked by the number of record/ publication count) and cited as one of the leading researchers in this same area in the article 'Transnationalizing Entrepreneurship: A Critical Agenda for Economic Geography', author Yeung H.W.-C., Progress in Human Geography, 33(2), 2009, 210-235. His paper 'Does Confucian Dynamism Complement the OLI Framework? A Study of Chinese Private Firms', co-authored with J Ji, was awarded the Best Paper Award on Emerging Markets at the 36th European International Business Academy Conference, December 2010, Porto, Portugal. He has also won the Best Paper Award for the article entitled ‘Micromultinational or Not? The Effects of International Entrepreneurship, Networking and Learning’, co-authored with J E. Amoros, M S. Etchebarne and C. Felzensztein, in the 27th Conference on Business Administration and Economics (ENEFA), November 2011, Pucon, Chile.
Pavlos has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in international business, international entrepreneurship, global business environment, management of multinational subsidiaries and international/export marketing. He has served as supervisor to PhD students in the areas of entrepreneurship in multinational subsidiaries, management of multinational enterprises, international decision-making, international mergers and acquisitions, learning and networking in internationalised small firms, international social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship and institutions in internationalised firms, transnational entrepreneurial firms, and culture in international business. More than 10 PhD students he has supervised have been successfully completed.
He currently serves as the Track Chair on ‘International Business’ in the British Academy of Management conference. He is also an elected member of the Executive Board of the Academy of International Business (Secretary of the AIB - UK & Ireland Chapter). Previously he has served on the Executive Board of the European International Business Academy (EIBA), Representative of Greece. He has been a Track Chair in AIB and EIBA conferences. He has been coordinator and investigator in several international business research projects collaborating with colleagues across the world; while served as a consultant to organisations such as the European Union, Scottish Enterprise and UNCTAD.
- PhD Business Administration (University of Manchester, UK)
- MBA (University of Rochester, USA)
- BBA (Athens University of Economics and Business)
- BSc Business Administration (American College of Greece
Areas of expertise:
- Small firm internationalisation
- Multinational Enterprise Subsidiary
- International Entrepreneurship
- International Business
Innovation for Competitive Enterprises (ICE). Funding by FP7-funded ICE Programme (Coordinator & Principal Researcher), 2012-13, £120,000
Exporting of European Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. Funding by Adam Smith Research Foundation, University of Glasgow (Collaborating Researcher), 2011-12, £2,000
Entrepreneurship in Multinational Subsidiaries. Funding by the Economic and Social Research Council (RES-000-22-0621) and the Athens University of Economics & Business (PEVE1) (Coordinator & Principal Researcher), 2004-2006 & 2010, £55,000
Global and Micromultinational Small and Medium Sized Firms in Chile. Funding by Conicyt Research Council, Chile (Principal Researcher), 2009-2012, £100,000
International Entrepreneurial Culture. Funding by the United Arab Emirates University (Coordinator & Principal Researcher), 2008-2011, £5,000
Internationalization Process of Small Firms in Life Science Industries. Funding by Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow (Synergy Fund) & British Academy (Collaborating Researcher), 2005-2008, £5,000
Expansion of Greek Firms into Developed or Less Developed Countries. Funding byFP4, (Coordinator & Principal Researcher), 1997-1999, £120,000.
PhD supervision areas
Pavlos is interested in supervising PhD researchers in the area of International Entrepreneurship and International Management. Potential themes of supervision are mentioned in his biography above.
Current PhD students
- Tarun Bose (primary supervisor)
- Salman Ahmad (primary supervisor)
- Tze Cheng Chew (primary supervisor)
- Ghaniya Al-Hatmi (supporting supervisor)
- Joe Schembri (primary supervisor)
- Nur Izzati Mohamad Anuar (supporting supervisor)
- Gerald Tambula (co-supervisor)
- Areej Algumzi (supporting supervisor), Lancaster University
Courses taught at the University of Glasgow:
- Global Business Environment (MSc);
- Managing the Multinational Enterprise and Subsidiaries (MSc);
- International Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MSc);
- Export Marketing (MSc);
- International Entry Mode and Structure (MSc);
- International Business and Management (MBA).
He has served / serves successfully as external examiner in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study (Hull, Newcastle).
Pavlos is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review, International Small Business Journal, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, and the Asia Pacific Journal of Management. He is a regular reviewer for many journals such as the British Journal of Management, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing and the Journal of Management Studies. He also reviews regularly Research Grant Applications for the Economic and Social Sciences, EU, Swiss National Science Foundation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada), Greek Ministry of Development, Qatar National Research Fund, and the Royal Society of New Zealand.
He has acted as External PhD Examiner at the Aalto University (Finland), Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece), Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), Imperial College London, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Jyvaskyla (Finland), University of Leeds, University of Macedonia (Greece), University of Strathclyde, and University of Vaasa (Finland). He has been External Assessor for Appointments at the Universities of Durham, Kent, Edinburgh and Reading (UK) & Athens University of Economics and Business, Aristotle (Thessaloniki), Macedonia, Patras and Thessaly (Greece) etc. He has also been External Review Panel for postgraduate international business programmes (Monash University, Australia; University of Liverpool; University of Manchester).
He is Visiting Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece) and Tongji University (China).
He has excellent command of English and Greek and working command of German and French. He enjoys running long distances.