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Yiorgos Mylonadis

Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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

Yiorgos Mylonadis is a Strategy expert who lectures extensively on competitive strategy, methodologies for strategic thinking, technological evolution, strategic management in a sustainable society, organisational learning, entrepreneurial communities, and business ecosystems.

He is an Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. A native of Greece, he has held appointments on the faculties of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Athens Laboratory of Business Administration, where he has also served as the Academic Director of the Executive MBA Programme.

He has provided customised advice to a number of companies, including Lufthansa, Polaroid, Xstrata, and IBM. At London Business School, he developed and directs the School's first Executive Education Strategy Programme, Developing Strategy for Value Creation. He is also the Europe Director of the Strategic Conversations Programme for IBM and the Academic Director of the Global Business Consortium, which this year has met in Toronto, San Francisco, Shanghai, Dubai, Moscow, and London.

He received his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received twice the MacArthur Scholar Award. At the Wharton School he established and led the Wharton Faculty Workshop on Organizational Knowledge & Learning. At London Business School he received the Innovation in Learning award. He has served on the Academic Advisory Board of the Coalition for Environmentally Sustainable Economies (CERES).



  • Capstone

  • Understanding General Management


  • Strategic Management in an e-World (created course)

  • Competitive Strategy (MBA core course)

  • Strategic Problem Solving (MBA core course)

  • Strategic Problem Solving (EMBA; created course)

  • Managing Corporate Turnarounds

Executive Education

  • Developing Strategy for Value Creation (open enrolment)

  • Global Business Consortium (Xstrata, SKF, GEA, Emirates, Oracle, Mars, NSN)

  • Global Strategic Conversations (IBM)

  • Business and Industry Insights (IBM)

  • Strategy Value Creation (EDS)

  • General Management Programme (Lufthansa)

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

Research Interests

  • 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