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.

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    Strategic Management

    Scenario Planning

    Entrepreneurial Growth Strategy 

    Business Modelling

Publications

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)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120220
Scenario planning : is the 'box' black or clear? It depends
Frith David, Tapinos Efstathios
Technological Forecasting and Social Change Vol 158 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120170
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)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pursup.2020.100624
Opening the 'black box' of scenario planning through realist synthesis
Frith David, Tapinos Efstathios
Technological Forecasting and Social Change Vol 151 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2019.119801
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)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2019.119785
Exploring the performance of strategy in two-way interactions : an analysis of annual general meetings from a practice perspective
Ogwude Uchechukwuka, Burke Gary T, Wolf Carola, Tapinos Efstathios
BAM 2019: 33rd Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management (2019)

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Research interests

Strategy Process

Foresight

Perceived Uncertainty

Scenario Planning

Strategy Tools

Sensemaking

Projects

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) Patelli, Edoardo (Co-investigator) Tapinos, Efstathios (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022

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Address

Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship
Stenhouse Wing

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