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Haridimos Tsoukas

Department of Business and Public Administration
Cyprus University of Technology


Haridimos Tsoukas holds the Columbia Ship Management Professor of Strategic Management in the University of Cyprus, Cyprus and is Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management. He studied for his B.Sc. in the School of Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) (1983), followed by an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering at Cranfield University (1985). He obtained his PhD at the Manchester Business School (MBS), University of Manchester (1989). Has worked at MBS, the University of Warwick, the University of Cyprus, the University of Essex, the University of Strathclyde and at the ALBA Graduate Business School. He has published widely in several leading academic journals, including the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Studies, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, and Human Relations. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies (2003-2008) and has served on the Editorial Board of several journals. He is the co-founder and co-convener of the annual International Symposium on Process Organization Studies ( and Series co-editor of the Perspectives on Process Organization Studies, published by Oxford University Press. He has edited the following books: Constructing Identity in and Around Organizations (Oxford University Press, 2012) (with M. Schultz, S. Maguire and A. Langley), Philosophy and Organization Theory (Emerald, 2011) (με τον Robert Chia), The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory: Meta-theoretical Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2003) (with Christian Knudsen), Organizations as Knowledge Systems (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) (with N. Mylonopoulos), and Managing the Future: Foresight in the Knowledge Economy (Blackwell, 2004) (with J. Shepherd). His is the author of Complex Knowledge: Studies in Organizational Epistemology, Oxford University Press, 2005 and of If Aristotle Were a CEO (in Greek, Kastaniotis, 2005).

Research Interest

(a) knowledge-based perspectives on organizations; (b) the management of organizational change and social reforms; (c) organizations, change and routines, (d) practical reason - the epistemology of practice; (e) phenomenological-neoaristotelian perspectives on organizations and organization theory. (f) meta-theoretical issues in organization theory and management studies.


  • (with D. Yanow) ‘What is reflection-in-action? A phenomenological account’, Journal of Management Studies, 2009, 46/8: 1339-1363

  • ‘A dialogical approach to the creation of new knowledge in organizations’, Organization Science, 2009, 20/6: 941-957

  • (with J. Sandberg) (2011) “Grasping the logic of practice: Theorizing through practical rationality”, Academy of Management Review, 36:2:338-360

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