Dr Kleio Akrivou

Associate Professor of Business Ethics & Organisational Behaviour

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Dr Kleio Akrivou

Visiting Professor University of Navarra, Spain Institute of Enterprise and Humanism
Academic Director of the MSc in International Management
Convener of the Henley Research Centre for Social and Organisational Studies (CSOS)
Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Whiteknights campus
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Kleio Akrivou (Ph.D) is Associate Professor in Business Ethics and Organisational Behaviour in the University of Reading (Henley Business School). She is also a Visiting Professor in the University of Navarra’s Institute of Enterprise and Humanism, in Spain. Kleio’s last degrees of doctor of Philosophy specialised in Human Moral Development (in the U.S.A’s Case Western Reserve University) while she has cross disciplinary prior degrees in international development /relations and management in France and in Greece respectively.  Kleio’s current inter-disciplinary research  bridges moral psychology, sociology and descriptive ethics with normative virtue theory. Kleio’s research conceptualizes a moral psychology for virtue ethics, as an inter-processual self (IPS).  She studies how the ethic of inter-processual self is based on the unity of knowledge and action and its bases across philosophy and moral psychology. Applied articles aim to re orient policy, and institutional governance and practice to an understanding of service of the common good that supports a virtue epistemology. This is applied to various life domains such as economics, Higher education, politics and ethical business (with a focus on the  habitus-context, culture, relations and agency in government and other cross-institutional roles in a capitalist economy). Kleio’s research outputs  include articles in the Journal of Business Ethics, Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics,  Frontiers of Neuroscience, the Leadership Quarterly, the Academy of Management Learning and Education, SAGE, et cetera.  Currently Kleio is the Editor of the book  “Challenges of Capitalism for Virtue Ethics and the Common Good: Inter-Disciplinary Perspectives”, that is forthcoming (in 2016) with E. Elgar publications. Kleio is the Academic Director of the MSc in International Management and the Convener of the Group of Social and Organisational Studies.

Kleio’s teaching is in International and Global Ethics, Current perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility and Research Methods. Kleio is Editorial Board member of the Academy of Management Learning and Education and Topic Editor for Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics. She is member of the International Society for Business Ethics, the European Business Ethics Network (SBE and EBEN), and the Academy of Management.  She is a reviewer for Business Ethics Quarterly, the Journal of Business Ethics. Past career includes teaching and research fellowships in the Case Western Reserve University in the U.S.A.  In industry, Kleio worked as researcher in policy and governance projects in the Prefecture of Strasbourg, France following her MSc studies in France.  In the USA Kleio conducted teaching and research within the framework of University grants by the US National Science foundation on the advancement of the standing of women academics in research and industry careers in the USA.  Earlier career in industry includes an eight year research and senior management career in an American global consulting firm in its multinational and cross-divisional operations.

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