Professor Stelios Zyglidopoulos



Stelios Zyglidopoulos is a Professor of Strategic Management at the Sprott Business School of Carleton University and is Associate Fellow of Homerton College.  He holds a PhD in Strategy and Organisation from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and his research interests include the study of Organisational Corruption, Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Management. He has been working as an academic for the last twenty years in Europe in a number of business schools, including the University of Cambridge and the Adam Smith Business School, the University of Glasgow.

Research Interests: International Business and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); Non-market strategies; Organisational Corruption; Environmental Entrepreneurship; Strategic Stakeholder Theory.


Links to online publications, articles or other work

Selected Publications

Freeman, R. E., Harrison, J. S., and Zyglidopoulos S., 2018. Stakeholder Management: Concepts and Strategies. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Williamson, P., Symeou, P. and Zyglidopoulos, S. 2022. “International Diversification, Legitimacy and Corporate Social Performance of Extractive Industry Multinationals,” Global Strategy Journal, 12(2): 359-393,

Fleming, P., Zyglidopoulos, S., Boura, M. and Lioukas, S. 2022. “How Corruption is Tolerated in the Greek Public Sector: Toward a Second-Order Theory of Normalization” Business and Society, 61(1): 191-224,

Ramoglou S., Zyglidopoulos S. and Papadopoulou F., 2021. “Is there opportunity without stakeholders? A stakeholder theory critique and development of opportunity-actualization,” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice,

Dieleman, M., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Rodrigues, S., Hirsch, P. and Zyglidopoulos, S., 2021. “Multinationals’ Misbehavior,” Journal of World Business, 56 (5), 101244,

Hirsch, P., Zyglidopoulos, S., and Alekos, P. 2021. “Can a Leader of Moral Character Survive and Do Good in a Corrupt Organization?” Organizational Dynamics, 50(3): 1-9,

Fotaki, M., Voudouris, I., Lioukas, S. and Zyglidopoulos, S. 2021. “More Accountable, More Ethical, Yet Less Trusted: Misplaced Corporate Governance in the Era of Big Data”. British Journal of Management, 32: 947-968,

Zyglidopoulos, S. 2020. “On Becoming and Being an Ethical Leader: A Platonic Interpretation” Journal of Business Ethics, published on-line June 2020,

Zyglidopoulos, S., Dieleman, M., and Hirsch, P., 2020. “Playing the game: unpacking the rationale for organizational corruption in MNCs” Journal of Management Inquiry, 29(3): 338-349.

Symeou, P., Zyglidopoulos, S., and Gardberg, N., 2019. “Corporate environmental performance: Revisiting the role of organizational slack.” the Journal of Business Research 96: 169-182.

Gardberg, N., Zyglidopoulos, S., Symeou, P., and Schepers., D., 2019. “The impact of corporate philanthropy on reputation for corporate social performance,” Business and Society, 58(6): 1177-1208.

Symeou, P., Zyglidopoulos, S., and Williamson, P., 2018. “ Internationalization as a Driver of the Corporate Social Performance of Extractive Industry Firms,” Journal of World Business, 53(1): 27-38. An earlier version of this paper won Best Paper Award for Track 12 at the European International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference, Vienna 2016.

Zyglidopoulos, S., Hirsch, P., Martin de Holan, P., and Phillips, N., 2017. “Expanding research on corporate corruption, management and organizations,” Journal of Management Inquiry, 26(3): 247-253.

Zyglidopoulos, S., Williamson, P., and Symeou, P. 2016. “The corporate social performance of developing country multinationals,” Business Ethics Quarterly, 26(3): 379–406.

Zyglidopoulos, S., 2016. “Toward a theory of second-order corruption,” Journal of Management Inquiry, 25(1): 3–10.