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Dr Eleni Lioliou

Eleni

Lecturer in International Business and Strategy

Email: e.lioliou@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)20 7882 5728
Room Number: Bancroft Building, Room no: 3.31

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Student drop in and feedback hours:

Fridays, 09.00-11.00am

Role:

2nd year academic advisor

Dr Eleni Lioliou is a Lecturer in International Business and Strategy and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Before joining QMUL, she was a faculty member at the University of Loughborough, School of Business and Economics. Her research interests revolve around the governance of outsourcing/offshoring arrangements and open-innovation models. She is further interested in the entrepreneurial orientation of firms as well as their internationalization efforts.

Dr Eleni Lioliou has obtained her PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research has been funded by the Karelia Foundation, Leventis Foundation and the London School of Economics. She holds an MPhil in Management Research (University of Cambridge), an MSc in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems (London School of Economics and Political Science), an MLitt in International Business (University of St Andrews), a BSc in International and European Economics (University of Macedonia) and a BA(Hons) in Business Studies with a Marketing major (University of Sheffield).

She is a research associate at the Outsourcing Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science and an associate at the Global Sourcing Research Interest Group at the University of Loughborough. She has published her research in top journals such as the Journal of World Business, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Information Systems Journal and International Business Review.

Research

Research Interests:

Outsourcing/Offshoring arrangements

Open-innovation

Entrepreneurial orientation

Internationalization performance

Publications

Journal publications:

 J.H. Liu, X. Lioliou, E. and Jeong, M. (2017) “Do board directors affect the export propensity and export performance of Korean firms? A resource dependence perspective”, International Business Review, forthcoming.

Zimmermann, A. Oshri, I. Lioliou, E. Gerbasi, A. (2017) “Sourcing in or out: implications for social capital and knowledge sharing”, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, forthcoming.

Liu, X. Gao, L. Lu, J. and Lioliou, E. (2016), “Does learning at home and from abroad boost the foreign subsidiary performance of emerging economy multinational enterprises?”, International Business Review,  25(1),141-151.

Lu, J. Liu, X. Gao, L. and Lioliou, E. (2016) “Environmental risks, localization and the overseas

subsidiary performance of MNEs from an emerging economy”, Journal of World Business, 51(3),356-368.

Lioliou, E. and Zimmermann, A. (2015), “Vendor opportunism in IT outsourcing: a TCE and social capital perspective”, Journal of Information Technology, 30(4),307-324.

Lioliou, E. Zimmermann, A. Willcocks, L.P. and Gao, L. (2014), “Formal and relational governance in IT outsourcing: substitution, complementarity and the role of the psychological contract”, Information Systems Journal, 24(6),503-555. 

 

Conference publications and book chapters:

 Zimmermann, A. Lioliou, E. and Oliveira, J. (2017), “Managerial work characteristics and organizational commitment after offshoring: The moderating effect of perceived organisational valence”, Academy of Management Conference, Atlanda

Zimmermann, A. Lioliou, E. and Oliveira, J. (2017), “Managerial work characteristics and organizational commitment after offshoring: The moderating effect of perceived organisational valence”, Proceedings of the 11th Global Sourcing Workshop, La Thuile , Italy

Lioliou, E. Willcocks, L.P. and Liu, X. (2016), “Opportunism in IT outsourcing: A problem of alignment and co-ordination”, Proceedings of the 10th Global Sourcing Workshop, Valdisere, France

Oshri, I. Lioliou, E. Zimmermann, A. and Gerbasi, A. (2015), “Control Mechanisms in Plural Sourcing: The Mediating Role of Strength of Ties”, Proceedings of the 9th Global Sourcing Workshop, La Thuile, Italy

Zimmermann, A. Oshri, I. Lioliou, E. and Gerbasi, A. (2015), “Sourcing In or Out? Tacit Knowledge Sharing and the Role of Social Capital”, Proceedings of the 9th Global Sourcing Workshop, La Thuile, Italy

Gao, L, Liu, X, Lioliou, E (2015) “Dynamic Capabilities, Managerial Mindsets and the Outcomes of Internationalization: The Case of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises” in Handbook of Emerging Market Multinational Corporations, Elgar

Lioliou, E. and Willcocks, L.P. (2014), “Workarounds in IT Outsourcing”, Proceedings of the 8th Global Sourcing Workshop, Valdisere, France

Lioliou, E. Zimmermann, A. Gao, L. and Willcocks, L.P. (2013), “Governance in IT Outsourcing: The Psychological Contract Dimension”, Academy of Management, Orlando, Florida

Oshri, I. Kotlarsky, J. Mayasandra, R. and Lioliou, E. (2013), “Institutionalizing an IT innovation Practice: A Vendor’s Perspective”, Book chapter in Kotlarsky, J. and Oshri, I. (2013) Global Sourcing of Information Technology and Business Processes, Springerlink

Lioliou, E. & Willcocks, L.P. (2011), “An Examination of the Explanatory Power of Transaction Cost Economics on Sourcing Decisions”, Academy of Management, St. Antonio, Texas

Lioliou, E. & Willcocks, L.P. (2011), “Transaction Cost Economics and Outsourcing Governance”, Proceedings of the 5th Global Sourcing Workshop, Courchevel

Lioliou, E. and Willcocks, L.P. (2010), “Everything is Dangerous: Rethinking Michel Foucault and the Social Studies of ICTs” Book chapter in Galliers, B. and Currie, W. The Oxford Handbook of Management Information Systems, Oxford

Lioliou, E. & Willcocks, L.P. (2010), “Portfolios of Control: Researching Discourses in IT Outsourcing”, Book chapter in Kotlarsky, J. and Oshri, I. (2010), Global Sourcing of Information Technology and Business Processes, Springerlink

Lioliou, E. & Willcocks, L.P. (2009), “IT Outsourcing Governance: Illuminating on the Interplay Between its Contractual and Relational Elements”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Arizona, USA

Lioliou, E. & Willcocks, L.P. (2009), “IT Outsourcing Governance: Illuminating on the Role of the Contract in Manifesting Formal and Social Control”, Proceedings of the Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, Athens, Greece

Lioliou, E. & Willcocks, L.P. (2009), “IT Outsourcing Governance: How Contractual and Relational Elements Shape Outsourcing Performance”, Proceedings of the 3rd Global Sourcing Workshop, Colorado, USA

 

PhD Supervision

Dr Eleni Lioliou greatly enjoys supervising research students, and is always keen to work with exceptional candidates who wish to pursue research in the areas of outsourcing, open-innovation, offshoring or international business strategy. For an informal discussion please send your CV and research proposal (outlining primary research questions/objectives, significance of the study, methods and possible data sources) to e.lioliou@qmul.ac.uk.

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