Dr Stelios Zyglidopoulos


Picture of Stelios Zyglidopoulos at Moller Institute

Dr Stelios Zyglidopoulos is Professor of Strategic Management at the Sprott School of Business of Carleton University and Associate Fellow of Homerton College, University of Cambridge. He holds a PhD in Strategy and Organization from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Professional experience

Prior to his current position, Dr. Zyglidopoulos has held academic positions at the Adam Smith Business School of the University of Glasgow, Cambridge Judge Business School, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, USA and Erasmus University, the Netherlands. His research interests include the relationship between Ancient Greek Philosophy and Management Studies, Corruption in Organizations, the study of Corporate Social Responsibility and its role in International Diversification and Stakeholder Management.

Dr Zyglidopoulos has extensive executive education experience and has taught executive programs for many multinational corporations and public sector organizations, including: Barclays, Bayer, Siemens, Shell, ARM, Lion’s Club International, Ofcom, DHL, ING, UBS, AWG, Louis Group, Beijing Capital Land, Kuala Lumpur Education City, IBS Moscow, Razak School of Government, Judge Business School Executive Education Limited (JBSEEL), Cambridge Program for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL), Cyprus Institute of Marketing, Academic Program Director for the JBSEEL-IBS Moscow Program (October 2013), Academic Program Director for the JBSEEL-Jaguar Land Rover China Program (October 2013), and Academic Program Director for the JBSEEL-Razak Senior Leadership Program: Policy Leadership and Strategic Change (June 2014).

Honours and distinction

  • 2016, Best Paper Award for Track 12, European International Business Academy
  • 2015, Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Conference
  • 2015, Finalist for the Halloran Best Paper on History of CSR Award, Academy of Management

Selected Publications

Stelios’ latest book (published August 2018) looks at Stakeholder Theory – Concepts and Strategies. Overview – “The stakeholder perspective is an alternative way of understanding how companies and people create value and trade with each other. Freeman, Harrison and Zyglidopoulos discuss the foundation concepts and implementation of stakeholder management as well as the advantages this approach provides to firms and their managers. They present a number of tools that managers can use to implement stakeholder thinking, better understand stakeholders and create value with and for them. The Element concludes by discussing how managers can create stakeholder oriented control systems and by examining some of the important stakeholder-related issues that are worthy of future scholarly and managerial attention.”

Other publications include:

  • Symeou, P., Zyglidopoulos, S., and Williamson, P., 2018. “Internationalisation as a Driver of the Corporate Social Performance of Extractive Industry Firms”, Journal of World Business, 53(1): 27-38.
  • Zyglidopoulos, S., Hirsch, P., Martin de Holan, P., and Phillips, N., 2017. “Expanding research on corporate corruption, management and organisations”, Journal of Management Inquiry, 26(3): 247-253.
  • Gardberg, N., Zyglidopoulos, S., Symeou, P., and Schepers., D., 2017. “The impact of corporate philanthropy on reputation for corporate social performance”, Business and Society, published online.
  • Zyglidopoulos, S., Williamson, P., and Symeou, P. 2016. “The corporate social performance of developing country multinationals”, Business Ethics Quarterly, 26(3): 379–406.
  • Zyglidopoulos, S., 2016. “Toward a theory of second-order corruption,” Journal of Management Inquiry, 25(1): 3–10.