Dimitris Assimakopoulos joins BSB to launch a Global DBA

An important doctoral programme in the School’s new strategic plan

Dimitris Assimakopoulos joins BSB with the main mission to launch a Global DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) in the coming months.

Enjoying double nationality Greek and British, Dimitris Assimakopoulos serves as a full Professor in Technology and Innovation Management and joins the Digital Leadership department of BSB. He holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield and an HDR from the University of Grenoble. He has previously worked at Grenoble Ecole de Management and EM Lyon Business School.

Dimitris’ research has focused on responsible innovation and NPD (New Product Development), the management of social networks in R&D collaboration, the origins and evolution of technological communities in emerging regional knowledge-based clusters, and industrial innovation ecosystems in the EU, the US, the UK, and China.

Director of the BSB Global DBA

Dimitris also serves as the President of the EDAMBA (European Doctoral programmes Association in Management & Business Administration) and has a long-standing interest in doctoral education, both policy and practice for the past twenty years. His rich experience will be invaluable for setting up and launching the BSB Global DBA. This innovative professional practice doctorate will be delivered part-time and aims to enroll reflective practitioners: executives and senior managers of private, public, and community-led organizations.

We are happy to welcome Dimitris, whose expertise will allow our School to reach a new milestone with the upcoming launch of this Global DBA“, says Stéphan Bourcieu, Dean of BSB. Nicholas Paparoidamis, BSB Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, adds: “Dimitris joins our family, on the Lyon campus, as the director of our Global DBA, and it is a great pleasure for us. His experience and academic profile will be the driving force behind this important strategic project for BSB.

I am delighted to join BSB in such a dynamic phase of its growth and strategic development“, says Dimitris Assimakopoulos. “The BSB Global DBA will produce thought leaders and impactful research. It will help to leverage some of the School’s core research areas – digital and responsible innovation, green and sustainable management, food & agri-tech, wine and spirits – and will address major challenges that our societies and economies face in Europe and worldwide.

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