Corporate Strategy Conference speech by Prof Loizos Heracleous

How to be Ambidextrous: The road to Strategic Advantage

Corporate Strategy and Strategic Ambidexterity 


“A key distinguishing factor of effective leaders and strategic thinkers, is the ability to recognize both tensions as well as complementarities; and think in an integrative, both/and perspective rather than a binary, either/or manner.  Great strategists find ways to balance competing objectives through particular organizational and strategic choices; that is, they think and act ambidextrously.”

 Prof. Loizos Heracleous

Join us in this seminal event where Prof Heracleous, a world renowned Strategist, will present for the first time to the Cyprus Decision Makers ways to expand their horizons and increase their company’s potential.

Opening speech for this event will be by the Minister of Finance Mr Charis Georgiades

Speaking at the event:

Professor Loizos Heracleous








The main speaker at this event will be Strategist Prof Loizos Heracleous, from the University of Warwick. He has worked for and advised executives for a number of blue-chip companies, like NASA, Apple Inc, IBM, Rolls Royce, Total, Bank of China, Singapore Airlines, Tata India, KPMG and others

Before joining Warwick Business School, Loizos was Reader in Strategy at the Said Business School and Official Fellow of Templeton College at Oxford University, and Associate Professor of Business Policy at the National University of Singapore.

He has authored six books and over 60 articles. His work has been published in leading journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, MIS Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Human Relations, Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. Loizos serves on the editorial boards of top management journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management Studies and Human Relations. He is a member of Cambridge Alumni in Management, Oxford Business Alumni, the Academy of Management, and the European Group of Organisation Studies.

His research has been honoured by three noted Best Paper awards from the Academy of Management; in 1999 (on globalisation), in 2004 (on organization development) and in 2006 (on corporate governance). He received an Emerald Literati Award for 2007 for his research on the role of biometric technologies in service excellence, a second Emerald Award in 2009 for the Paper with the Best Practical Implications for his work on human resource strategy at Singapore Airlines, and a third award for the Paper with Best Practical Implications in 2010 for his article entitled “Can business learn form the public sector?” His case study entitled “Strategic leadership and innovation at Apple Inc” won the Case Center’s overall case award for 2013, out of 17,511 eligible cases.

DATE: 03/12/2015


LOCATION: Filoxenia Conference Center

TIME: 08:30 - 17:00

FEES: FREE following registration (places are necessarily limited and are provided on a first-come first-serve basis)

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