Core Faculty

Georgios Batsakis

Academic Director of the MSc in International Business and Management Professor of International Business B.SC., University of The Aegean; MSc, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University ROTTERDAM; PhD, Brunel Business School, Brunel University London

George Batsakis, PhD, is an Associate Professor of International Business. His research focuses on internationalization processes and foreign market entry strategies of multinational enterprises and his teaching lies in the areas of international business, strategic management and entrepreneurship. He has published in leading international business and general management scholarly journals, such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Global Strategy Journal, British Journal of Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, among many others. Notably, in 2022 he was included in the Poets&Quants' Best 40-Under-40 Business School Professors in the world. Also, ResearchGate, the leading social networking site for scientists and researchers, has positioned him in the top 10% of scholars in the area of business and management (based on research interest score). George has acted as Track-Chair of leading academic conferences, while he acts as ad-hoc reviewer for a number of highly-rated academic journals in the area of international business and general management. In terms of impact and outreach, he has established strong ties with the industry and regularly advises pre-seed stage startups on issues revolving around business model formulation, proof of concept and demand validation. George is frequently invited as a speaker in practitioners’ executive seminars and as a mentor, coach and judge in leading startup competitions and programs (e.g., VISA Innovation Program, Stage Two, Disrupt Greece, among others).

Contact Details

TEL.: TEL.: (+30) 210-896 4531-8 E mail : [email protected]


Batsakis, G., Mohr, A., Konara, P., & Koritos, C. (2024). The effect of foreign divestment on MNE subsequent performance: The moderating role of spatial and temporal dispersion of prior divestment experience. British Journal of Management, in press (CABS 4)

Darwish, T., Singh, S., Batsakis, G., & Potocnik, K. (2024). Cross-country analysis of HRM parameters in emerging markets: An assessment of measurement invariance. British Journal of Management in press (CABS 4).

Batsakis, G., Theoharakis, V., Li, C., & Konara, P. (2023). Internationalization and digitalization: Their differing role on grocer and non-grocer retailer performance. Journal of Retailing, 99(3), 400-419 (CABS4).

Batsakis, G., Konara, P., & Theoharakis, V. (2023). Digital sales channels and the relationship between product and international diversification: Evidence from going digital retail MNEs. Global Strategy Journal, 13(4), 830-856 (CABS4).

Batsakis, G., Robotis, A., Koulamas C., & Zeritis, F. (2023). Contract types, institutional distance and operational performance. Evidence from global trade flows in the LNG industry. British Journal of Management, 34(4), 1832-1850 (CABS4).

Konara, P., Batsakis, G., & Shirodkar, V. (2022). ‘Distance’ in intellectual property protection and MNEs’ foreign subsidiary innovation performance. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 39(4), 534-558 (CABS4).

Mohr, A. & Batsakis, G. (2019). The contingent effect of TMT international experience on firms’ internationalization speed. British Journal of Management 30(4), 869-887 (CABS4).

Mohr, A., Batsakis, G., & Stone, Z. (2018). Explaining the effect of rapid internationalization on horizontal foreign divestment in the retail sector. An extended Penrosean perspective. Journal of International Business Studies, 49(7), 779-808 (FT 50, CABS4*).

Singh, S, Tabassum, N., Darwish, T. & Batsakis, G. (2018). Corporate Governance and Tobin's Q as a Measure of Organizational Performance. British Journal of Management, 29(1), 171-190 (CABS4).

Batsakis, G. & Mohr, A. (2017). Revisiting the relationship between product diversification and internationalization process in the context of emerging market MNEs. Journal of World Business, 52(4), pp. 564-577 (CABS4).

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