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Professor Loizos Heracleous

Professor of Strategy

Research Interests

Strategic Management from an Organisational Perspective (dual strategies, innovative strategising processes, strategic capabilities and innovation, corporate governance, strategic management instructional case development)



Organisational Discourse (discourse conceptualisation and analysis, interpretive/hermeneutic approaches to theory and methodology, organisational analysis from a discourse perspective, Gidden's structuration theory and continental social theory)



Organisation Change and Development (roles of organisational discourse, metaphor, dialogue, culture and learning in organisation change and development processes)


Teaching in 2013-2014

Executive MBA

  • IB9T10 Strategy and Practice

Marketing & Strategy

  • IB92U0 Strategy in Practice

Strategy & International Business

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 24800

Biography

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 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 entitled "Can business 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. Loizos has trained or advised executives from several blue chip corporations including IBM, Total, Rolls-Royce, KPMG, Standard Chartered, O2, and Bank of China. More information about his work can be found on www.heracleous.org

Recent Publications [all...]

Journal Articles

  • Heracleous, L. & Wirtz, J.. "Sustainable competitive advantage at Singapore Airlines: Dual strategy as mastering paradox."
    Journal of Applied Behavioral Science (2014)
  • Paroutis, S., Bennett, M. & Heracleous, L.. "Smart city technology as a strategic option in recessions: The case of IBM smarter cities."
    Technological Forecasting and Social Change (2014)
  • Heracleous, L. & Klaering, L. A.. "Charismatic leadership and rhetorical competence: An analysis of Steve Jobs' rhetoric."
    Group and Organization Management (2014)
  • Jacobs, C., Oliver, D. & Heracleous, L.. "Diagnosing organizational identity beliefs by eliciting complex, multimodal metaphors."
    Journal of Applied Behavioral Science (2013)
  • Heracleous, L.. "Quantum strategy at Apple Inc"
    Organizational Dynamics 42 (2013): 92-99.
  • Paroutis, S. & Heracleous, L.. "Discourse revisited: Dimensions and employment of first-order strategy discourse during institutional adoption."
    Strategic Management Journal 34 (2013): 935-956.
  • Barrett, M., Heracleous, L. & Walsham, G.. "A rhetorical approach to IT diffusion: Reconceptualizing the ideology-framing relationship in computerization movements."
    MIS Quarterly 37 (2013): 201-220.
  • Heracleous, L.. "The employment of structuration theory in organizational discourse: Exploring methodological challenges."
    Management Communication Quarterly 27 (2013): 599-606.
  • Fischer, O. & Heracleous, L.. "A counter-intuitive view of the role of the role of the communication medium in leadership and change. Research in Organization Change and Development,"
    20 (2012): 37-58.
  • Heracleous, L. and Lan, L. L.. "Agency theory, institutional sensitivity and inductive reasoning: Toward a legal perspective"
    Journal Of Management Studies 49 (2012): 223-239.
  • Heracleous, L. and Wirtz, J.. "Singapore Airlines' balancing act"
    Harvard Business Review (2010): 145-149.
  • Heracleous, L. and Lan, L. L.. "The myth of shareholder capitalism"
    Harvard Business Review (2010): 24.
  • Lan, L. L. and Heracleous, L.. "Rethinking agency theory: the view from law"
    Academy of Management Review 35 (2010): 294-314.
  • Heracleous, L. and Wirtz, J.. "Strategy and organization at Singapore Airlines: achieving sustainable advantage through dual strategy"
    Journal Of Air Transport Management 15 (2009): 274-279.

Books

  • Paroutis, S., Heracleous, L. & Angwin, D.. "Practicing Strategy: Text and Cases"
    London (2013)
  • Heracleous, L. and Jacobs, C. D.. "Crafting strategy: embodied metaphors in practice"
    Cambridge (2011)
  • Singh, K., Pangarkar N. and Heracleous, L.. "Business Strategy in Asia: A Casebook (3rd ed)"
    (2010)

Book Chapters

  • Oliver, D., Heracleous, L. & Jacobs, C.. "Balancing divergence and convergence: Stimulating creativity through hybrid thinking."
    The Handbook of Management and Creativity. (2013)
  • Heracleous, L. & Wirtz, J.. "Strategy and organization at Singapore Airlines: Sustainable advantage through dual strategy."
    Energy, Transport & the Environment. (2012): 479-493.
  • Heracleous, L.. "Four propositions toward an interpretive theory of the process of discursive reality construction"
    Discourse perspectives on organizational communication (2011): 9-31.

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