Ilias Kapoutsis is a teaching Fellow at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and the programme coordination of Diploma in Negotiations, AUEB. He holds a Ph.D. in Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the AUEB and an MSc in Business Information Technology from the University of Manchester.
His research interests focus on the motives of political behaviour at work, the reasoning process that regulates these motives and the control mechanisms that ensure its success. His research has been published in top refereed journals, such as the Journal of Management, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, the Journal of Management Education, among others. Cumulatively, he has co-authored 14 articles, 1 book chapter, and 22 conference papers. He is Associate Editor of Frontiers in Psychology: Organizational Psychology and Guest Editor of a special issue in the European Management Journal.
In addition, he has participated as a senior researcher in several European and international research projects. The most recent involves the impact of the organizational context on human capital development and motivation (research project ARISTEIA-Excellence) and the international project pertaining to Strategic Planning Practices in the United Arab Emirates Public Sector (UAE National Research Fund).
He has further worked for many years as a senior consultant and executive trainer for numerous Greek and multinational companies such as National Bank of Greece, Hellenic Petroleum, Pharmaserve-Lilly, GAP Pharmaceuticals, Groupama, Lloyd’s Register, Hellenic Post, and others.