Professor Sotirios Paroutis
Professor of Strategic Management
(Strategy & International Business Group)

Sotirios is Head of the Strategy and International (SIB) group and teaches in the Masters, MBA, and Executive programmes at the Warwick Business School (WBS). He is recipient of multiple annual WBS Outstanding MBA and Masters Teacher Awards and has been involved in training for a number of organizations including IBM, E.On, UBS, CapGemini and Transport for London. Previously he worked as Junior Associate at McKinsey & Company (London), Financial Analyst at Procter & Gamble (Athens) and Credit Analyst at Eurobank EFG Bank (Athens).

He is a recipient of the 2016 Emerald Citations of Excellence award, the 2013 Journal of Management Studies Best Paper Award, the 2014 SAP IG Best Paper Award at the Academy of Management, the 2008 SMS Best Conference Paper Prize for Practice Implications & the 2010 SMS Honorable Mention of the Best Conference Paper Prize (Finland Special Conference) at the Strategic Management Society; and the 2016 SAP Interest Group & 2008 BPS Division Outstanding Reviewer Awards at the Academy of Management.

He currently serves as outgoing chair of the Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) Interest Group at the Academy of Management. He previously served as Chairperson for the Strategy Practice Interest Group, Chair of the judging committee for the Best Paper for Practice Implications award (BPPI), co-chair of the Executive Discoveries Series (EDS), all at the Strategic Management Society; and as PDW, Chair and officer for the SAP Interest Group at the Academy of Management.

He also serves as an advisory panel member (Strategy) at the Chartered Association of Business School (CABS) Academic Journal Quality Guide. He is also Associate Editor of Long Range Planning (LRP), and sits in the editorial boards of the Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies and Organizational Research Methods. More details can be found at: and WarwickUniversity Site

Research Interests

Strategy Practice and Process; Strategic Discourse; Strategy Tools; Chief Strategy Officers; Strategy Teams; Strategic Change; Paradox and Ambidexterity; Platform Ecosystems; Visual view on Strategy.