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Professor Dimitrios Georgakakis
Chair in Strategy and International Business

Profile

Biography

Professor Dimitrios Georgakakis is Chair in Strategy and International Business at the University of York, Management School. He joined the University of York in January 2022. In the past, he has held permanent and visiting positions at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and at Texas A&M University (USA). His research has been published in several academic outlets, including Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, Leadership Quarterly, Long Range Planning, and the Academy of Management Discoveries among others. His research has received several awards from international academic organisations – such as the Latsis Foundation, the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, and the European Institute of Advanced Management Studies. He holds experience at the interface with the industry and has worked on research and impact projects with several large international organisations such as Credit Suisse, UEFA, Swisscom, Helvetia Group, Raiffeisen Bank (Schweiz), and several others.  

Subject Group

Work Management and Organisation

Research

Overview

Dimitrios’ research focuses on the areas of strategic leadership, international management and international corporate governance. His research interests include the role of top management teams in organisations, the effects of board composition and diversity on corporate strategy and outcomes, the CEO-Top management interface and its effects of corporate strategy, as well as the antecedents and impact of executive compensation. His research has been published in several academic outlets including Journal of Management (ABS4*), Journal of Management Studies (ABS4), Journal of World Business (ABS4), Leadership Quarterly (ABS4), Academy of Management Discoveries, Long Range Planning (ABS3) and the International Journal of Human Resource Management (ABS3). Since 2019, Dimitrios is a member of the editorial board of the journal Corporate Governance: An International Review, and acts as an ad-hoc reviewer of several academic journals.

Supervision

Dimitrios is interested in supervising students in the areas of international corporate governance, upper echelons and top management teams, diversity and strategic leadership, international management. His main focus is quantitative and is particularly interested in projects that adopt multidisciplinary approaches in tackling key societal challenges.

Publications

Selected publications

Referred Journal Articles 

  • Mueller, P. E., Georgakakis, D., Greve, P., Peck, S., & Ruigrok, W. (2021). The curse of extremes: Generalist career experience and CEO initial compensation. Journal of Management, 47(8), 1977-2007. (ABS4*)
  • Kalogeraki, O., & Georgakakis, D. (2021). Friend or Foe? CEO gender, political ideology, and gender-pay disparities in executive compensation. Long Range Planning, 102126. (ABS3) 
  • Georgakakis, D., Greve, P., & Ruigrok, W. (2021). Differences that matter: hiring modes and demographic (dis) similarity in executive selection. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 32(3), 650-679. (ABS3)
  • Georgakakis, D., & Buyl, T. (2020). Guardians of the previous regime: Post-CEO succession factional subgroups and firm performance. Long Range Planning, 53(3), 101971. (ABS3)
  • Georgakakis, D., Heyden, M. L., Oehmichen, J. D., & Ekanayake, U. I. (2019). Four decades of CEO–TMT interface research: A review inspired by role theory. The Leadership Quarterly, 101354. (ABS4)
  • Cannella Jr, A. A., & Georgakakis, D. (2017). Decision diversion: The roles of leadership context and other contingencies. Academy of Management Discoveries, 3(4), 428-430. 
  • Georgakakis, D., Greve, P., & Ruigrok, W. (2017). Top management team faultlines and firm performance: Examining the CEO-TMT interface. The Leadership Quarterly, 28(6), 741-758. (ABS4)
  • Oehmichen, J., Heyden, M. L., Georgakakis, D., & Volberda, H. W. (2017). Boards of directors and organizational ambidexterity in knowledge-intensive firms. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28(2), 283-306. (ABS3) 
  • Georgakakis, D., & Ruigrok, W. (2017). CEO succession origin and firm performance: A multilevel study. Journal of Management Studies, 54(1), 58-87. (ABS4)
  • Georgakakis, D., Dauth, T., & Ruigrok, W. (2016). Too much of a good thing: Does international experience variety accelerate or delay executives’ career advancement?. Journal of World Business, 51(3), 425-437. (ABS4) 
  • Ruigrok, W., Georgakakis, D., & Greve, P. (2013). Regionalization strategy and performance: The moderating role of industry dynamism and top management team diversity. Multinational Business Review, 21(1), 6-24.
  • Latsis Prize Laureate – HSG Most Outstanding Young Scholar Award in Switzerland (Recipient 2018). Latsis Prize Laureates Ceremony, Geneva, Switzerland. (Awarded with CHF 25’000). 

Academic Honors and Awards 

  • SMS Best Paper Prize 2019 (Winner) For the paper: “Changing Regimes: CEO Succession with Change in Political Ideology and New CEO Early Departure.” Coauthored with Albert Cannella Jr., SMS Special Conference on Strategic Leadership (Las Vegas, USA).
  • EURAM Best Paper on Corporate Governance 2018 (Recipient). For the paper: “Guardians of the Previous Regime. CEO succession, Post-succession Factional Groups and Firm Performance.”, European Academy of Management Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland. 
  • Louis Pondy Best Paper Award 2016 (Finalist): “Bridge and Rule: Top Management Faultlines and Firm Performance” Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, USA.
  • Wiley Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award 2015 (Finalist): “The Antecedents and Consequences of Top Management Team Diversity: Expanding the Upper Echelons Research Stream” Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, Canada. 
  • Best International Paper Award 2015 (Recipient) and Carolyn Dexter All-Academy Award (Finalist 2015): “The More International the Better? International Experience Variety and Executives’ Career Advancement.” CAR Division, Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.
  • EURAM Best Paper of the Conference Award 2015 (Recipient): “Exploring the Link Between International Experience and Executives’ Speed of Career Progress.” European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2015, Poland 
  • Emerald Highly Commended Paper Award, 2013 (Recipient). For the paper: “Regionalization Strategy and Performance: The Moderating Role of Industry Dynamism and Top Management Team Diversity”. Published in: Multinational Business Review.
  • Best Reviewer Award (Nominee), Corporate Governance Track, European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2014, Valencia, (ESP) 
  • Best Reviewer Award (Nominee), Corporate Governance Track, European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2013, Istanbul, (TUR)
  • Ruigrok, W., Georgakakis, D., & Greve, P. Transparency Differences at the Top of the Organization. In The Oxford Handbook of Economic and Institutional Transparency

Chapters in Edited Books 

  • Ruigrok, W., & Georgakakis, D. (2012). Corporate governance and initial public offerings in Switzerland, In W. Judge and A. Zattoni, (ed.), Corporate Governance and Initial Public Offerings: An International Perspective, pp. 449-469, Cambridge University Press.
  • Wedell-Wedellsborg, M., Georgakakis, D., & Greve, P. 2021. “Getting Paid When the Books Are Cooked: CEO Initial Compensation in the Aftermath of Financial Misconduct. ” International Corporate Governance Society Conference, Groningen, NL. 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings 

  • Mueller, P., Ruigrok, W., & Georgakakis, D. 2021. “CEO Intra-personal Experience Diversity and Strategic Change: Toward a Nuanced Understanding. ” 80th Academy of Management Meeting, virtual meeting.
  • Werdich, C., Ruigrok, W. and Georgakakis, D., 2020. “Internationalization in the Digital Age: The Role of Cultural Distance and Industry Dynamism.” 80th Academy of Management Meeting, virtual meeting. 
  • Kalogeraki, O., Georgakakis, D., and Ruigrok, W. 2020. “CEO Gender, Ideology and the Gender-Pay Gap in Top Management Teams.” 80th Academy of Management Meeting, virtual meeting.
  • Kalogeraki, O., Georgakakis, D., and Greve, P. 2019. “CEO Political Ideology and Corporate Discrimination Lawsuits.” 79th Academy of Management Meeting, Boston, USA. 
  • Georgakakis, D., and Cannella A.A., Jr. 2019. “New CEO Political Ideology and Its Effects on Post-Succession Early Survival and Firm Performance.” Strategic Management Society Special Conference: Strategic Leadership, Las Vegas, USA.
  • Georgakakis, D., and Buyl, T. 2018. “Guardians of the Previous Regime. CEO succession, Post-succession Factional Groups and Firm Performance”, European Academy of Management Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland. 
  • Georgakakis, D., and Cannella, A.A. Jr. 2018. “Changing Political Regime: CEO succession with Change in Political Ideology and New CEO Early Departure”. Strategic Management Society Conference, Paris, France.
  • Mueller, P. Georgakakis D., Ruigrok, W. and Peck, S. 2018. “When more pays less: CEO career variety and pay rewards”. 78th Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, USA. 
  • Mueller P., Georgakakis, D., and Ruigrok, W. 2017. “Jack of all Trades or Master of None? CEO Career Variety and Firm Performance” 77th Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta, USA.
  • Georgakakis, D. and Buyl T. 2016. “Guardians of the Previous Regime: Post-CEO-Succession Factional Groups and Firm Performance.” Strategic Management Society, Berlin, Germany. 
  • Georgakakis, D. 2016. “The CEO-TMT Interface and the Upper Echelons Research Agenda. Invited as a Speaker to the Symposium: Leadership Interfaces.” Organized by Zeki Simsek and Brian Fox. Other Invited Speakers: Craig Crossland, Nathan Hiller, Steven Floyd, Richard Klimoski. 76th Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, USA.
  • Greve, P., Imbach, M., and Georgakakis, D. 2016. “Upper Echelons in Asia: A Review and Contextualization.” International Management Division, 76th Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, USA. 
  • Georgakakis, D., Greve, P., and Ruigrok, W. 2016. “Bridge and Rule: Top Management Team Faultlines and Firm Performance.” Organization Management and Theory Division, 76th Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, USA.
  • Georgakakis, D., 2015. Presentation for Wiley Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award. “The Antecedents and Consequences of Top Management Team Diversity: Expanding the Upper Echelons Research Stream.” Business Policy and Strategy Division, 75th Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, Canada. 
  • Georgakakis, D. and Heyden, M., 2015. “The CEO-TMT Interface in Upper Echelons Research: A Review, Integration and Research Agenda”. Organization and Management Theory Division, 75th Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Georgakakis, D., Dauth, T., and Ruigrok, W., 2015. “The More International the Better? Exploring the link between International Experience Variety and Career Advancement.” 75th Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, Canada. 
  • Georgakakis, D., Dauth, T., and Ruigrok, W., 2015. “Exploring the Link between International Experience and Executives’ Speed of Career Progress.” European Academy of Management, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Georgakakis, D. and Ruigrok, W. 2015. “Stay Close to the Firm’s Headquarters”. Strategic Management Society Special Conference, St.Gallen, Switzerland. 
  • Georgakakis, D. and Ruigrok, W., 2014. “New CEO Origin and Firm Performance: A Multilevel Investigation”. Business Policy and Strategy Division, 74th Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia, USA.
  • Georgakakis, D. Greve P., and Ruigrok, W., 2014. “Better the Devil you Know: Executive Hiring Modes and the Emergence of Top Management Team Diversity.” Business Policy and Strategy Division, 74th Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia, USA. 
  • Georgakakis D. and Ruigrok W., 2013. “CEO effects on Firm Performance: Moderating effects of CEO similarity and career experience”. Business Policy and Strategy Division, 73rd Academy of Management Meeting, Orlando, USA.
  • Engeler, M., Georgakakis, D., and Ruigrok, W., 2013. "Newcomers' International Experience and Contributions to Team Performance”. International Management Division, 73rd Academy of Management Meeting, Orlando, USA. 
  • Georgakakis, D., Greve, P., and Ruigrok, W., 2011. “Internal Promotion versus External Hiring of Dissimilar Top Management Team Members”. Corporate Governance Division, European Academy of Management, Rotterdam, NL.

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Teaching

Postgraduate

Previously taught modules: 

  • Diversity in Teams and Organizations (postgraduate)
  • Strategic Leadership and International Corporate Governance
  • International Management
  • International Organisational Behaviour
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Basics in Research Design and Methods (postgraduate PhD level)

Dimitrios Georgakakis

School for Business and Society
University of York
Church Lane Building
York Science Park
Heslington
York YO10 5ZF

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