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Loizos Heracleous

Before joining Warwick Business School, Loizos was Reader in Strategy at the Said Business School and Official Fellow of Templeton College at Oxford University, and Associate Professor of Business Policy at the National University of Singapore. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has authored six books and over 60 articles. His work has been published in leading journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, MIS Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Human Relations, Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. Loizos serves on the editorial boards of top management journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management Studies and Human Relations. He is a member of Cambridge Alumni in Management, Oxford Business Alumni, the Academy of Management, and the European Group of Organisation Studies. His research has been honoured by three noted Best Paper awards from the Academy of Management; in 1999 (on globalisation), in 2004 (on organization development) and in 2006 (on corporate governance). He received an Emerald Literati Award for 2007 for his research on the role of biometric technologies in service excellence, a second Emerald Award in 2009 for the Paper with the Best Practical Implications for his work on human resource strategy at Singapore Airlines, and a third award for the Paper with Best Practical Implications in 2010 for his article on whether business can learn form the public sector. His case study entitled "Strategic leadership and innovation at Apple Inc" won the Case Center's overall case award for 2013, out of 17,511 eligible cases. He received an Honorary Doctorate (DSc) in 2013 from the University of Warwick for lifetime contributions to his field. Loizos has trained or advised executives from several blue chip corporations around the world. More information about his work can be found on


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    Professor of Strategy, University of Warwick