Professor Pavlos Dimitratos
- Professorial Research Fellow (Management)
Pavlos Dimitratos 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 the REF 2021 Champion (Alternate) in the Business and Management Unit of Assessment of the Adam Smith Business School. He had long served as the Ethics Convener at the Adam Smith Business School. Pavlos holds four degrees from three different countries and has 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 45 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 4 guest-editorials, 1 monograph, 6 edited books, more than 30 book chapters and working papers in more than 95 international conference proceedings. His publications appear in journals including:
- British Journal of Management
- Business History
- Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
- Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
- Environment and Planning
- European Management Review
- 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 International Business Studies
- Journal of Management Studies
- Journal of Small Business Management
- Journal of World Business
- Management International Review
- Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
Pavlos 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. He received the following Best paper Awards:
- ‘Networking and Relationship’ track for ‘Managing Resource Dependencies to Achieve the Balance of Power: A Perspective of Low Power Firms in an Interorganisational Relationship’ (co-authored with S. Ahmad, S. Zyglidopoulos & R. Narooz) in the 44th European International Business Academy Conference, December 2018, Poznan, Poland.
- ‘International Business and International Management’ track for ‘International SME Co-Creation, Knowledge Enhancement and New Product Development: How Do They Matter for Performance?’ (co-authored with M.-C. Stoian & E. Plakoyiannaki) in the 32nd British Academy of Management Conference, September 2018, Bristol, UK.
- ‘Micromultinational or Not? The Effects of International Entrepreneurship, Networking and Learning’ (co-authored with J E. Amoros, M S. Etchebarne & C. Felzensztein) in the 27th Conference on Business Administration and Economics (ENEFA), November 2011, Pucon, Chile.
- ‘Emerging Markets’ track for ‘Does Confucian Dynamism Complement the OLI Framework? A Study of Chinese Private Firms’ ( co-authored with J. Ji) in the 36th European International Business Academy Conference, December 2010, Porto, Portugal.
Pavlos has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in international business, international entrepreneurship, global business environment, management of multinational subsidiaries and international/export marketing. He has supervised more than 15 PhD students to completion 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, power dynamics in internationalised small firms and culture in international business.
Pavlos is the elected Chair of the Executive Board of the Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland Chapter). Previously he served as the Track Chair on ‘International Business’ in the British Academy of Management conference and 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 also 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.
Pavlos is a member of the International Business and Enterprise research cluster.
Areas of expertise:
- Small Firm Internationalisation & Micro-multinationals
- Multinational Enterprise Subsidiary
- Internationalisation of Immigrant & Transnational Entrepreneurs
- International Entrepreneurship
- International Strategy
- International Business
- Networking, Innovation and Internationalisation of Mexican SMEs. Funding by Newton Fund Institutional Grants / British Council (Co-Investigator), 2019, £95,500.
- Governance of Micro-multinational Enterprises. Funding by British Academy/Leverhulme (Principal Investigator), 2018-19, £10,000
- Innovation for Competitive Enterprises (ICE). Funding by FP7-funded ICE Programme (Coordinator & Principal Investigator), 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 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.
Pavlos is interested in supervising PhD researchers in the area of International Entrepreneurship and International Business. Potential themes of supervision are mentioned in the ‘Research interests’ section above.
Current PhD students
- Kyriakopoulos, Panagiotis
Networking, innovation, internationalisation and poverty reduction: An examination of Scottish micro-multinationals
- Shalini Paul, *
SYSTEM DYNAMICS APPROACH: APPREHEND THE ROLE OF LEARNING DYAD IN KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER BETWEEN FIRMS AND ITS IMPACT ON INNOVATION PERFORMANCE
- Tambula, Gerald
The influence of foreign public and private organisations on policy change in developing countries.
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 successfully as external examiner in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study (Hull, Leeds, Newcastle, Stirling).
Pavlos is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review and International Small Business Journal. 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 etc. He also reviews regularly Research Grant Applications for the Economic and Social Sciences, British Academy, 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 etc.
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, Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland), University of Kent, University of Leeds, University of Macedonia (Greece), University of Otago (New Zealand), University of Strathclyde, and University of Vaasa (Finland) etc. He has been External Assessor for Appointments at the Universities of Aston, Birmingham, Durham, Edinburgh, Essex, Kent 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 undergraduate and postgraduate international business / management programmes (in Cyprus; in Monash University, Australia; in University of Liverpool; University of Manchester, University of Reading etc).
He is Visiting Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece) and Tongji University (China) and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (China).
He has excellent command of English and Greek and working command of German and French. He enjoys running long distances.