Dr Efstathios Tapinos

Senior Lecturer

Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

Personal statement

I have joined the Hunter Centre of Entrepreneurship in 2019, as Senior Lecturer and Director of Knowledge Exchange. Previously, I used to work for Aston Business School as Senior Lecturer and Impact Champion. In the past, I was a visiting research fellow at Said Business School, University of Oxford.

I am passionate about academic impact and engaged research which helps individuals, organisations and the wider society. My field of research is Strategy Process, within this field I specialise on foresight, uncertainty and I have special interest on strategy tools and particularly scenario planning. I am mostly a qualitative researcher using interviews, case studies and ethnographic data. 

In my quest for academic impact, I have delivered a great number of executive education programmes on strategic management, scenario planning and entrepreneurial growth, to a variety of companies. I have worked both with large MNEs and SMEs on their strategy and growth journeys.

I am co-organising the Scenario Planning and Foresight conferences (joined events between BAM and ORSUK). And I am in the editorial board of Futures & Foresight Science.

I am keen to supervise doctorate students on topics related to my research expertise.


Managing business model innovation uncertainties in 5G technology : a future‐oriented sensemaking perspective
Moqaddamerad Sara, Tapinos Efstathios
R&D Management (2022)
Prospective sensemaking and narratives : the role of collective mental time travel (MTT) in the prospective sensemaking narratives of a radically uncertain future
Naveed Hassan, Tapinos E, Makhmadshoev Dilshod, Fernandez Laura
36th Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management (2022)
Scenario planning and foresight : advancing theory and improving practice
Wright George, O'Brien Frances, Meadows Maureen, Tapinos Efstathios, Pyper Neil
Technological Forecasting and Social Change Vol 159 (2020)
Scenario planning : is the 'box' black or clear? It depends
Frith David, Tapinos Efstathios
Technological Forecasting and Social Change Vol 158 (2020)
Researching the future of purchasing and supply management : the purpose and potential of scenarios
Knight Louise, Meehan Joanne, Tapinos Efstathios, Menzies Laura, Pfeigffer Alexandra
Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management Vol 26 (2020)
Exploring how experience and learning curves decrease the time invested in scenario planning interventions
Ramirez R, Bhatti Y, Tapinos E
Technological Forecasting and Social Change Vol 151 (2020)

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Research interests

Strategy Process


Perceived Uncertainty

Scenario Planning

Strategy Tools



Care & Equity - Logistics UAS Scotland Phase 3 (CAELUS 2) (Future Flight Challenge)
Fossati, Marco (Principal Investigator) Akartunali, Kerem (Co-investigator) Cashmore, Michael (Co-investigator) Irvine, James (Co-investigator) MacBryde, Jillian (Co-investigator) Maddock, Christie (Co-investigator) Patelli, Edoardo (Co-investigator) Tapinos, Efstathios (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2024
HYPOBATT Hyper powered vessel battery charging system (Horizon Europe)
Walls, Lesley (Principal Investigator) Revie, Matthew (Co-investigator) Tapinos, Efstathios (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2025
Urban and rural UAS-enabled health-care over Scotland CAELUS (ex URANOS)
Fossati, Marco (Principal Investigator) Akartunali, Kerem (Co-investigator) Burt, Graeme (Co-investigator) Cashmore, Michael (Co-investigator) Maddock, Christie (Co-investigator) Patelli, Edoardo (Co-investigator) Tapinos, Efstathios (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022

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Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship
Stenhouse Wing

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