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Professor Kleio Akrivou

Professor of Business Ethics and Moral Development

Academic Director of the MSc in Management Degree
Director of the Centre for Business Ethics and Sustainability
Senior Fellow, UK HEA

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Specialisms

  • Moral Psychology, 
  • Moral Philosophy, 
  • Management Philosophy, 
  • Philosophy of Education and Human Development, 
  • Ethical Management and Leadership

Location

Henley Business School building room 241, Whiteknights campus

Professor Kleio Akrivou is Professor of Business Ethics and Moral Development at Henley Business School. She is an expert in business ethics and moral development, with research expertise in personalist virtue ethics applied in management, education and personal development.

Her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree, earned at Case Western Reserve University (USA), has a cross-disciplinary focus on moral psychology and human development. Previous to her PhD she completed BSc and MSc degrees in Europe.

Kleio's research is centred on moral philosophies of personalism and virtue ethics. This informs on the future of business ethics, management and education, to enable human flourishing and growth and foster a new humanistic vision.

Kleio has written two monographs and one co-edited volume (published with Elgar, Springer and Cambridge Scholars) and various articles published in internationally leading peer-review journals in her disciplines. She is a member of the Editorial Boards of AMLE and ESEP and some of her publications are with Business Ethics: A European Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Leadership Quarterly; Frontiers and Academy of Management Learning and Education.

Outside Henley Business School, Kleio is a Senior Fellow in the UK Higher Education Academy and a visiting scholar at the University of Navarra in Spain. She has worked with the Lloyds Banking Group as an expert panel member in their Stakeholder Engagement project in the UK and is supporting BluePrint UK and Ethical Reading in their work.

Reference: Oron Semper, J. V., Scalzo, G. and Akrivou, K. (2021) Anthropological foundations for innovation in organizations. American Journal of Management, 21 (2). pp. 157-166. ISSN 2165-7998 (In Press)
Reference: Scalzo, G., Pinto-Garay, J. and Akrivou, K. (2021) CSR and virtue ethics: the common good of firms, markets, and civil society. In: Maak, T., Pless, N., Orlitzky, M. and Sandhu, S. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Corporate Social Responsibility. Routledge, New York. ISBN 9780367713096 (In Press)
Reference: Akrivou, K. , Scalzo, G. and Orón, J. V. (2020) The moral psychology of practical wisdom for business and management. In: Schwartz, B., Bernacchio, C., González-Cantón, C. and Robson, A. (eds.) Handbook of Practical Wisdom in Business and Management. International Handbooks in Business Ethics. Springer. ISBN 9783030001407 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00140-7_15-1
Reference: Akrivou, K. and Scalzo, G. (2020) In search of a fitting moral psychology for practical wisdom: the missing link for virtuous management. Business Ethics: A European Review, 29 (S1). pp. 33-44. ISSN 1467-8608 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/beer.12295
Reference: Akrivou, K. , Scalzo, G. and Orón, J. V. (2020) How differing conceptions of integrity and self-integration influence how relations are seen and managed and implications for personal and professional development. Archives of Psychology, 4 (1). ISSN 1573-6121
Reference: Scalzo, G. and Akrivou, K. (2020) Virtues, the common good and business legitimacy. In: Rendtorff, J. D. (ed.) Handbook of Business Legitimacy: Responsibility, Ethics and Society. Springer. ISBN 9783030146214
Reference: Akrivou, K. , Schopohl, L. and Woodrow, C. , (2019) Henley Business School report to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education 2017/18 and 2018/19. Report. Henley Business School (PRME)
Reference: Orón Semper, J. V., Akrivou, K. and Scalzo, G. (2019) Educational implications that arise from differing models of human development and their repercussions for social innovation. Frontiers in Education, 4. 139. ISSN 2504-284X doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2019.00139
Reference: Orón, J. V., Akrivou, K. and Scalzo, G. (2019) Autonomous self and inter-processual self: two ways of explaining how people “see” and live relationships and the resulting dialogue between science and faith. In: Billingsey, B., Chappell, K. and Reiss, M. J. (eds.) Science and Religion in Education. Springer Verlag, Munich, Munich, pp. 91-101. ISBN 9783030172336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17234-3_8
Reference: Akrivou, K. and Fenton, E. , (2017) Henley Business School report to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education 2015/16 and 2016/17. Report. PRME, Reading. pp62.
Reference: Akrivou, K. , Orón, J. V. and Scalzo, G. (2018) The inter-processual self: towards a personalist virtue ethics proposal for human agency. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, pp379. ISBN 9781527508279
Reference: Akrivou, K. and Orón, J. V. (2016) Two kinds of human integrity: towards the ethics of inter-processual self (IPS). In: Akrivou, K. and Sison, A. J. G. (eds.) Challenges of capitalism for virtue and the common good: inter-disciplinary perspectives. Edward Elgar. ISBN 9781784717902
Reference: Akrivou, K. , Bolade-Ogunfodun, O. and Adewale, A. A. (2016) Integrated habitus for the common good of the firm – a radically humanistic conception of organizational habitus with systemic human integrity orientation. In: Akrivou, K. and Sison, A. J. G. (eds.) Challenges of capitalism for virtue and the common good: inter-disciplinary perspectives. Edward Elgar. ISBN 9781784717902
Reference: Akrivou, K. and Sison, A. J. G. (2016) Challenges of capitalism for virtue ethics and the common good: interdisciplinary perspectives. Edward Elgar, London. ISBN 9781784717902
Reference: Akrivou, K. (2016) Challenges of capitalism for virtue ethics and the common good: an introduction. In: Akrivou, K. and Sison, A. J. G. (eds.) Challenges of capitalism for virtue ethics and the common good: inter-disciplinary perspectives. Edward Elgar. ISBN 9781784717902
Reference: Akrivou, K. (2015) Towards (more) integrity in academia: transcending neo-liberal assumption of research and knowledge creation and the “rules” supressing academic freedom. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 15 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 1611-8014 doi: https://doi.org/10.3354/esep00156
Reference: Akrivou, K. and Fenton, E. , (2015) Henley Business School Report to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education 2013/14 and 2014/15. Report. PRME
Reference: Akrivou, K. and Di San Giorgio, L. T. (2014) A dialogical conception of Habitus: allowing human freedom and restoring the social basis of learning. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8. 432. ISSN 1662-5161 doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00432
Reference: Akrivou, K. and Bradbury-Huang, H. (2015) Educating integrated catalysts: transforming business schools toward ethics and sustainability. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14 (2). pp. 222-240. ISSN 1537-260X doi: https://doi.org/10.5465/amle.2012.0343
Reference: Akrivou, K. (2013) Moral reasoning maturity. In: Kessler, E. H. (ed.) Encyclopedia of management theory. Sage. ISBN 9781412997829
Reference: Mo, S., Wang, Z., Booth, S. A. and Akrivou, K. (2012) Look up, look around: is there anything different about team-level OCB in China? Journal of Management and Organization, 18 (6). pp. 833-844. ISSN 1833-3672 doi: https://doi.org/10.5172/jmo.2012.18.6.818
Reference: Boyatzis, R.E. and Akrivou, K. (2006) The ideal self as driver of intentional change. Journal of Management Development, 25 (7). pp. 624-642. ISSN 0262-1711 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/02621710610678454 (special issue 'Intentional change from a complexity perspective')
Reference: Akrivou, K. , Boyatzis, R.E. and McLeod, P.L. (2006) The evolving group: towards a prescriptive theory of intentional group development. Journal of Management Development, 25 (7). pp. 689-706. ISSN 0262-1711 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/02621710610678490 (special issue 'Intentional change from a complexity perspective')
Reference: Akrivou, K. (2009) Differentiation and integration in adult development: the role of self-complexity and integrative learning in self-integration. VDM Verlag, Munich, pp172. ISBN 9783639151169
Reference: Akrivou, K. and Bradbury-Huang, H. (2011) Executive catalysts: predicting sustainable organizational performance amid complex demands. The Leadership Quarterly, 22 (5). pp. 995-1009. ISSN 1048-9843 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2011.07.019
Reference: Akrivou, K. (2015) Self-ideal congruence and self complexity: the constructs, their positive role in adult ego development and their relationship. In: Antoniou, A. S. (ed.) Current Perspectives in Occupational Health Psychology. Broken Hill Ltd, pp. 263-280. ISBN 9789963716739
Reference: Akrivou, K. , Bourantas, D., Mo , S. and Papalois, E. (2011) The sound of silence - a space for morality? The role of solitude for ethical decision making. Journal of Business Ethics, 102 (1). pp. 119-133. ISSN 1573-0697 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-011-0803-3

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