Professor Loizos Heracleous
Professor of Strategy
(Strategy & International Business Group)

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 (with three in preparation) and over 65 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 Journal of Management Studies and Human Relations. He has served on the board of the Academy of Management Review, and was a senior editor of Organization Studies. 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, Bank of China, and NASA. More information about his work can be found on His Twitter feed is @Strategizing.

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)