George Batsakis, PhD, is an Associate Professor of International Business. He has previously held academic positions at Brunel University London and the University of Kent. His research focuses on internationalization processes and foreign market entry strategies of multinational enterprises. His teaching lies in the areas of international business, strategic management and entrepreneurship. Dr. Batsakis has 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, Management International Review, International Business Review, International Marketing Review, Journal of Business Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, among others. Dr. Batsakis has acted as Track-Chair of leading academic conferences, such as the Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland Chapter), and he is an active ad-hoc reviewer for a number of leading academic journals in the area of international business and general management. Dr. Batsakis has established strong ties with the industry, where he has been invited as keynote speaker, coordinator and judge in practitioners’ conferences (e.g., People Management Executive Seminar) and leading startup competitions (e.g., Disrupt Greece, EGG).
Mohr, A. & Batsakis, G. (2019). The contingent effect of TMT international experience on firms’ internationalization speed. British Journal of Management (in press) [ABS: 4, ABDC: A, Impact factor: 3.059].
Mohr, A., Batsakis, G., & Stone, Z. (2018). Explaining the effect of rapid internationalization on horizontal foreign divestment in the retail sector. An extended Penrosean perspective. Journal of International Business Studies, 49(7), 779-808 [FT 50, ABS: 4*, ABDC: A*, Impact factor: 6.198].
Singh, S, Tabassum, N., Darwish, T. & Batsakis, G. (2018). Corporate Governance and Tobin's Q as a Measure of Organizational Performance. British Journal of Management , 29(1), 171-190 [ABS: 4, ABDC: A, Impact factor: 3.059].
Batsakis, G. & Mohr, A. (2017). Revisiting the relationship between product diversification and internationalization process in the context of emerging market MNEs.Journal of World Business, 52(4), pp. 564-577 [ABS: 4, ABDC: A, Impact factor: 3.993].