Dr. Dimitros Koufopoulos
University of London
Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos is a Visiting Professor, School of Law, CCLS, and Director of the Global Online MBA Programmes in University of London. He has held numerous academic positions at Brunel University (2002-2018) and Cardiff University (1991-2002) in UK.
Dimitrios began his career very early, in the construction industry – simply put, a builder – as well as a guitar player and singer where he quickly realized that was not good enough. Then, he turned his attention to accounting, where he saw opportunities and potential employment successes.
He gained his university bachelor’s degree in Management from the Athens School of Economics and Business Sciences in Greece, in 1988. Two years later he embarked on postgraduate studies in UK. In 1991, while was studying for his MBA at Cardiff Business School, unforeseen family events made him stay at Cardiff where he earned his MBA, and straight after he was employed as a research assistant at Cardiff University’s, Cardiff Business School. He started working on his Ph.D. in Strategic Planning Systems alongside his academic and consulting career.
He has been a Full-Time academic member of staff at Cardiff Business School from 1991 to 2002 and then joined Brunel Business School. He publishes extensively in academic journals and every year papers that co-authors are presented in major conferences all over the world.
He has been teaching online and developing online material since 2006; in the early beginning at Universitas 21, then Laureate-Liverpool in 2009, Laureate- Roehampton in 2012, the University Of Warwick since 2017, and University of London-Queen Mary in 2016. He has extensive experience in developing and testing online material and modules; like Learning and Leading in a Dynamic Era, Strategy and Innovation and Strategic Management. He is currently working on the second edition of his textbook “Essentials of Strategic Management” published by Sage in 2012.
His supervisory capabilities have been developed since 1992 and up to now, he has successfully supervised well above 400 hundred students at UG and PG level as well as over 10 Ph.D. students.
Back in 1994, alongside his academic career, he set up a boutique consulting firm providing intelligent reports on several business and management issues. In 1998, he set up the Gnosis Management Consultants (www.gnosisconsultants.com), specializing in training and research. In 2007, he set up the Hellenic Observatory of Corporate Governance (www.hocg.eu), where researches on five distinct but important economic sectors for Greece are conducted.
On a personal level, alongside extensive traveling both for work and personal pleasure, he enjoys reading philosophy and epistemology in a hope that he will better understand the world.