Dimitrios Koufopoulos

Senior Lecturer

Contact Details

Room: ESGW 202o
Brunel University London
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1895 265250
Email: dimitrios.koufopoulos@brunel.ac.uk


Dr Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from the Athens University of Business and Economics and an MBA and PhD degree from Cardiff University. He is Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, Member of the Chartered Institute of Management, Member of the Chartered Securities and Investement Institute, Academic Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute and Research Director of the Hellenic Observatory of Corporate Governance (HOCG, www.hocg.eu)

Teaching and Research


Competitive and Corporate Strategies (MBA Part Time)
Competitive and Corporate Strategies (MBA Full Time)
Strategic Analysis and Management (MSc Level)
Understanding Business and Management Research Methods (MSc level)
Strategic Management (UG-Third Year)

Research Interests

  • Strategic Planning Systems/Processes,
  • Chief Executive Officers,
  • Corporate Governance/Board of Directors,
  • Top Management Groups,
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances,
  • Headquarters-Subsidiary relationships
  • Epistemological issues on theory testing and development.

Research Centres

Centre for Research into Entrepreneurship, International Business and Innovation in Emerging Markets (CEIBIEM)



Journal Papers

(2013) Zafeiropoulou, FA. and Koufopoulos, DN., The Influence of Relational Embeddedness on the Formation and Performance of Social Franchising, Journal of Marketing Channels 20 (1-2) : 73- 98

(2010) Koufopoulos, DN., Lagoudis, IN., Theotokas, IN. and Syriopoulos, TC., Corporate governance and board practices by Greek shipping management companies, Corporate Governance 10 (3) : 261- 278

(2010) Seitanidi, MM., Koufopoulos, DN. and Palmer, P., Partnership Formation for Change: Indicators for Transformative Potential in Cross Sector Social Partnerships, Journal of Business Ethics 94 (SUPPL. 1) : 139- 161

(2009) Koufopoulos, DN., Georgakakis, DG. and Gkliatis, IP., Board and organisational performance in healthcare non-profit public organisations: the Greek perspective, International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics 4 (4) : 330- 348

(2009) Ogbechie, C., Koufopoulos, DN. and Argyropoulou, M., Board characteristics and involvement in strategic decision making: The Nigerian perspective, Management Research News 32 (2) : 169- 184

(2009) Argyropoulou, M., Ioannou, G., Koufopoulos, DN. and Motwani, J., Measuring the impact of an ERP project at SMEs: a framework and empirical investigation, International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems 5 (3) : 1- 13

(2008) Koufopoulos, DN., Georgakakis, D. and Gkliatis, I., Boards and organizational performance in nonprofit and public healthcare organizations: a Greek perspective, International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics 4 (3)

(2008) Argyropoulou, M., Ioannou, G., Koufopoulos, D. and Motwani, J., Performance drivers of ERP systems in small- and medium-sized enterprises, International Journal of Enterprise Network Management 2 (3) : 333- 349

(2008) Koufopoulos, D., Zoumbos, V., Argyropoulou, M. and Motwani, J., Top management team and corporate performance: A study of Greek firms, Team Performance Management 14 (7-8) : 340- 363

(2007) Ogbechie, C. and Koufopoulos, D., Corporate governance practices in publicly quoted companies in Nigeria, International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics 3 (4) : 350- 381

(2006) Koufopoulos, D. and Balta, MEN., Board configuration and performance in Greece: An empirical investigation, Corporate Ownership and Control 3 (4) : 9- 23

(2005) Koufopoulos, DN. and Balta, MEN., An exploratory study on the executive recruitment and performance in Greece, Corporate Board: Role, Duties & Composition 1 (3) : 13- 28

(2005) Koufopoulos, DN., Lagoudis, IN. and Pastra, A., Planning practices in the Greek ocean shipping industry, European Business Review 17 (2) : 151- 176

(2002) Koufopoulos, D., Executives' predisposition for planning in an emerging country environment, Management Decision 40 (6) : 584- 595

(1994) Koufopoulos, DN. and Moorgan, NA., Competitive pressures force Greek entrepreneurs to plan, Long Range Planning 27 (4) : 112- 124

Conference Papers

(2008) Koufopoulos, DN., Gkliatis, PI., Zoumbos, V., Argyropoulou, M., Lazarides, T. and Politis, I., A descriptive analysis of organisational demography and board elements: the case of the Greek listed companies, 1st International EuroMed Conference, European and Mediterranean Trends and Challenges in the 21st Century

(2008) Karamitrou, A., Gkliatis, IP., Koufopoulos, DN. and Argyropoulou, M., Corporate governance and the mission statement in the Greek health sector, 4th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance (ECMLG)

(2008) Lazarides, T., Argyropoulou, M., Drimpetas, E. and Koufopoulos, DN., Disclosure as the major factor of success for corporate governance and enterprise systems, 4th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance (ECMLG)

(2008) Argyropoulou, M., Koufopoulos, D., Ioannou, G. and Gkliatis, I., ERP project evaluation in SMEs, 1st International EuroMed Conference, European and Mediterranean Trends and Challenges in the 21st Century

(2008) Georgakakis, D. and Koufopoulos, DN., The association between board and organizational performance in nonprofit and public healthcare organizations: a Greek perspective, 5th Workshop on Corporate Governance

(2008) Koufopoulos, DN. and Winter, S., Avoiding harm: factors contributing to negative planning outcomes, 8th European Academy Conference (EURAM), Managing Diversity: European Destiny and Hope

(2008) Argyropoulou, M., Sharma Kumar, M., Lazarides, T., Koufopoulos, D. and Ioannou, G., Performance measurement of enterprise systems: a balanced scorecard approach, 15th International EurOMA 2008 Conference, Tradition and Innovation in Operations Management

(2011) Argyropoulou, M., Koufopoulos, DN. and Nikas, A., Using exploratory factor analysis in information system (IS) research, , Proceedings of the European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems - Informing Responsible Management: Sustainability in Emerging Economies, EMCIS 2011 86- 94

Book Chapters

(2008) Koufopoulos, DN., Zoumbos, VT. and Gkliatis, Y., Chairpersons, boards and financial performance in Greece. In: Koveos, PE. ed. Investments in a Global Economy: Its Environment, Finance and Economics. Athens, Greece : Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) 247- 260

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