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Prof. Costas Markides

Professor of Strategic and International Management at LBS

Costas Markides is Professor of Strategic and International Management and holds the Robert P. Bauman Chair of Strategic Leadership at the London Business School. In recent years, increasingly Costas has turned his attention to how management ideas can be used to address social issues such as reducing drug related crime and improving education In 2011, 2009 and 2007 Thinkers50, the global ranking of management gurus, placed him among the list of most influential thinkers.

"Costas Markides is an expert on creating breakthrough strategies with proven results"

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In detail

A native of Cyprus, he received his BA (Distinction) and MA in Economics from Boston University and his MBA and DBA from the Harvard Business School. Prior to joining London Business School he has worked as an Associate with the Cyprus Development Bank and as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School. His work has been published in a wide range of journals such as the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Directors & Boards, Long Range Planning, British Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal and the Academy of Management Journal.

What he offers you

Having taught on many in-company programmes Prof. Markides is without a doubt one of Europe's most experienced and respected business strategists. His presentations are ideal for decision makers keen to sustain and develop superior competitive performance by implementing and understanding new business strategies.

How he presents

Costas Markides is a captivating and engaging speaker and he has designed his lectures with just the right blend of humour and useful actionable information. His appearances are consistently well-received making him one of the most sought-after and prized speakers currently available.

Languages

He presents in English.

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Topics

  • Exceeding Clients' Expectations
  • How to Avoid the Next Financial Crisis
  • Innovation through Ambidexterity
  • Creating Radical New Markets
  • International Competitiveness
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Refocusing and International Acquisitions
  • The Management of Diversified Firms
  • The Use of Innovation and Creativity to Achieve Strategic Breakthroughs

Testimonials

  • Constantinos was excellent. He was very professional and competent as well as being exceedingly entertaining - Global Brewery

Publications

  • 2008
    Game-Changing Strategies: How to Create New Market Space in Established Industries by Breaking the Rules
  • Strategy, Innovation, and Change: Challenges for Management
  • 2004
    Fast Second: How Smart Companies Bypass Radical Innovation to Conquer New Markets
  • 2001
    Strategic Thinking for the Next Economy (with M Cusumano, Jossey-Bass)
  • 1999
    All the Right Moves: A Guide to Crafting Breakthrough Strategy

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