Costas Markides

Costas Markides

Leading Expert in the areas of Business Strategy and Strategic Innovation

why book costas?

  • Costas, holding the Robert P. Bauman Chair of Strategic Leadership at London Business School, is globally recognised for expertise in business strategy and strategic innovation
  • With publications on strategic innovation, corporate restructuring, business model innovation, and disruption response, Costas has established himself as a thought leader
  • Serving on the Editorial Board of several academic journals showcases Costas’s commitment to advancing scholarly research in strategic management and entrepreneurship
Costas Markides


Costas Markides is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School where he holds the Robert P. Bauman Chair of Strategic Leadership. He is considered one of the world’s leading experts in the areas of business strategy and strategic innovation. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Boston University, he has taught on a wide range of in-company programmes (for organisations such as Nestle, Roche, LVMH, Vodafone, PwC, Rabobank and Pirelli) and serves on the Editorial Board of several academic journals.

He is also on the Board of the Strategic Management Society and on the Academic Board of the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM). He has written about a broad range of business issues including strategic innovation, corporate restructuring, business model innovation and responding to disruption.

Costas Markides

His publications have appeared in several best-selling books and in numerous academic journals as well as leading managerial journals.


How to Respond to Disruption


How to Develop an Innovative Culture


How to Energise a Team


How to Develop a Distinctive Strategy


How to Execute Strategy


How to Promote Innovation in the OrganiSation


How to Overcome the Knowing-Doing Gap


How to Win Emotional Commitment


How to Convince People That You Have a Good Idea

Costas Markides


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