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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 Ethical Management
Senior Fellow, UK HEA

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


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 has a cross-disciplinary focus on Moral Psychology/Human Development and has been earned at Case Western Reserve University (USA). Previous to her PhD she completed bachelors and Masters of Science 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.

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Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods (Autumn)

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Module code: MMD013