Yiorgos Mylonadis

Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

BA (American College in Greece) Ptychio (Athens) MA (UCLA) PhD (MIT)

Yiorgos is an Adjunct Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship at London Business School where he lectures senior executives and degree students. Consulting assignments include keynote speeches and senior management meeting facilitation.

He specialises on business ecosystems, digital strategy, entrepreneurial communities, social enterprises, and methodologies for strategic thinking. After earning a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he has held appointments on the faculties of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA) before joining London Business School in 2000 where he created the award-winning Developing Strategy for Value Creation - the School’s first Executive Education Strategy Programme.

He has led senior leadership workshops, and large, multi-year advisory and teaching programmes for many organisations including Sika, the British Council, ADNOC, Nestle, IBM, Emirates, Oracle, GEA, Xstrata, Nokia, SKF, and Mars.

He was the founding Chair of the Reload Greece Foundation Board where he served as a Trustee until May 2018.

Research and Awards


  • 2013 Chair of the Board of Trustees, Reload Greece

  • 2008 Case study writing: Xstrata Corporation. Amount awarded: £15,000

  • 2008 Case study writing, “Global Industry Safari”. Partial support: Ingram foundation. Amount awarded: £1,000.

  • 2005 “Solution providers”: RAMD award. Amount awarded: £14,000

  • 2002 “Innovation in Learning” award, London Business School.

  • 2001 “Competing in ecosystems of firms”: Awarded by the Global Mobile Innovation Initiative (Boston University, London Business School, and INSEAD). Amount awarded: 25 points buy-out

  • 1997 “Learning to protect the natural environment: A cross-national study of the relationship between firms and communities of practice”. Awarded by The University Research Foundation. Amount awarded: $10,500.

  • 1997 Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) Academic Advisory Council.

  • 1996 Recognized as an “outstanding Management and Organization Cognition Interest Group reviewer at the Academy of Management

  • 1990 – 1992 Scholarship, The Latsis Fund, MIT

  • 1991- 1992 MacArthur Scholar Awards

  • The social context of problem structuring
  • Production of value in venture communities
  • Solution providers in business ecosystems
  • Strategies and performance of firms in the provision of environmental innovation and services

2002

Open-sourcing environmental regulation: how to make firms compete for the natural environment

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In Hoffman A and Ventresca M eds., Organizations, policy and the natural environment: institutional and strategic perspectives, Stanford University Press, 2002

1992

Strategic maneuvering and mass-market dynamics: the triumph of VHS over beta

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Business History Review Spring 1992


Teaching portfolio

Our teaching offering is updated annually. Faculty and programme material are subject to change.

  • Masters Degrees core courses

    A key part of our Masters programmes curriculum.

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    • Capstone
      Capstone is the final module of the Executive MBA and aims to help you consolidate the lessons from your learning and experiences at LBS. It provides tools that can help you navigate as your career unfolds over the next few years, as well as a context for constructive reflection to practice the application of the tools.
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    • Digital Strategy
      "How have new trends in data, internet usage and AI changed firms, industries, and the institutional foundations upon which firms operate? Explore new frameworks and techniques to better understand these business models. Understand how digitisation influences firms’ business models, their competitive advantage, the industry structure, and the foundational institutions upon which industries operate Discover the key aspects of multi-sided businesses (platforms) and learn how to analyse or design a multi-sided business Make sense of how some of the recent technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence could lead to foundational transformations in how firms operate in the future. "
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    • Understanding General Management
      This course highlights the professional challenges and responsibilities you will face as a general manager and creates a road map to navigate the twists and turns of the MBA programme over the next two years.
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  • Masters Degrees electives

    Optional courses providing a deep dive into specialist areas.

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    • Growing Social Enterprises
      The course sets out to explore what is unique about social enterprises. This new organizational form holds the promise of tackling some of society's thorniest problems that traditional businesses have ignored in more efficient ways than traditional charities. For investors, it represents an evolution in corporate philanthropy as the original intent to contribute to society is fused with an investment approach to capital allocation. As a result, substantial amounts are directed toward the nascent market in social impact investing. Are the conditions present for this market to grow systematically or is this a passing fad? Are the entrepreneurial and management skills necessary to start and manage social enterprises different from those required for either traditional businesses or charities? What options are available to social businesses when their self-interest conflicts with their pursuit of social impact? This course aims to provide students with the analytical frameworks and tools f
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  • Executive Education

    Short programmes offering academic excellence, global focus and exceptional diversity of perspective.

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