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Dr Georgios Batsakis

Dr Georgios Batsakis
Senior Lecturer in International Business & Economics

Eastern Gateway 202o


I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Business (fractional appointment). My research focuses on internationalisation processes and foreign market entry strategies of multinational enterprises. My teaching lies in the areas of international business, strategic management and entrepreneurship.

I have published in top-tier and leading international business and general management academic journals, such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, British Journal of Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Management International Review, International Business Review, International Marketing Review, Journal of Business Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Industrial Marketing Management, among others. Furthermore, I have acted as Track-Chair of leading academic conferences, while I am active ad-hoc reviewer for a number of highly-rated academic journals in the area of international business and general management. 

In terms of impact and outreach, I have established strong ties with the industry, especially in the market of Greece, where I regularly advise pre-seed stage startups on issues revolving around business model formulation, proof of concept and demand validation, while I am frequently invited as speaker in practitioners’ executive seminars and as a mentor and judge in leading national and international startup competitions (e.g., Disrupt Greece, EGG by Eurobank, VISA Innovation Program, among others).

For more information about my published research please click on the Google Scholar link below:

Google Scholar

Student feedback and drop-in sessions

Academic Year 2021/22 - Term 1: Wednesday 1pm - 2pm & Thursday 11am - 12pm


  • PhD in Management Studies, Brunel University London, Brunel Business School (2014)
  • MSc in Business Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics (2010)
  • BSc in Business Administration, University of The Aegean, School of Business (2006)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2019)


Brunel Business School Ethics Coordinator

Newest selected publications

Konara, P., Batsakis, G. and Shirodkar, V. (2022) '‘Distance’ in intellectual property protection and MNEs’ foreign subsidiary innovation performance'. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 0 (in press). ISSN: 0737-6782 Open Access Link

Journal article

Batsakis, G. and Theoharakis, V. (2021) 'Achieving the paradox of concurrent internationalization speed: internationalizing rapidly in both breadth and depth'. Management International Review, 61 (4). pp. 429 - 467. ISSN: 0938-8249 Open Access Link

Journal article

Foroudi, P., Gupta, S., Patel, P., Batsakis, G., Vaatanen, J. and Czinkota, M. (2021) 'The effect of home country characteristics on the internationalization of EMNEs: The moderating role of knowledge stock'. International Business Review, 0 ((in press)). pp. 1 - xx. ISSN: 0969-5931 Open Access Link

Journal article

Shirodkar, V., Batsakis, G., Konara, P. and Mohr, A. (2021) 'Disentangling the effects of domestic corporate political activity and political connections on firms’ internationalisation: Evidence from US retail MNEs'. International Business Review, 31 (1). pp. 1 - 39. ISSN: 0969-5931 Open Access Link

Journal article

Theoharakis, V., Angelis, Y. and Batsakis, G. (2019) 'Architectural marketing capabilities of exporting ventures: the contingent effect of the distributor'. International Marketing Review, 36 (6). pp. 1026 - 1041. ISSN: 0265-1335 Open Access Link

Journal article
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