Kleio Akrivou (PhD) is Associate Professor in Business Ethics and Organisational Behaviour (Human Moral Development) at the University of Reading (Henley Business School), UK. She also is a Visiting Associate Professor in the University of Navarre’s Institute of Enterprise and Humanism and Culture and Society in Spain. Kleio’s degree of Doctor of Philosophy specialises her in human and systemic ethical growth (Case Western Reserve University, in the USA). Previously to her PhD, Kleio has also completed cross-disciplinary Bachelors and Masters degrees from European universities with a focus on Management, Economics, and International Relations and development.
Kleio's work is overall focused on personal, interpersonal and social action with integrity and a humanistic and ecologically sensitive ethos at the core of action, meaning making and human cognition. Dr Akrivou’s current interdisciplinary research defends a novel theoretically grounded personalist virtue ethics proposal based upon the history of knowledge and regards the self, knowledge and human action whereby ethics is an internal component of human cognition and social action. This new theoretical proposal is systematically presented in Dr Akrivou's 2018 research collaborative monograph entitled The inter-processual self: towards a personalist virtue ethics proposal for human agency (published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, an imprint of Cambridge University Press). Dr Akrivou is also researching a moral psychology for the Aristotelian concept of phronesis (practical-ethical knowing and action) and applications in management and governance. In the recent past, in 2016 Dr Akrivou and Prof A. Sison have co-edited the book Challenges of Capitalism for Virtue Ethics and the Common Good (E. Elgar). Kleio is a member of the Society of Business Ethics and the Academy of Management. Her work researching the moral psychology of human action with integrity has taken shape in her first monograph Differentiation and Integration in Adult Development with Springer, in 2009 (originally published in 2008 following her completion of a Doctors of Philosophy degree in the USA). Kleio’s research outputs include articles in the Journal of Business Ethics, Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, Frontiers of Neuroscience, The Leadership Quarterly and the Academy of Management Learning and Education, among others.
Kleio is the Academic Director of the MSc in Management and the Lead Institutional representative for Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), a UN backed international educational institutions. She serves in the Editorial boards of AMLE and Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics. Kleio’s teaching is in International Ethics and Corporate Responsibility.
- Centre for Institutions and Economic History
- Centre for Social and Organisational Studies (CSOS), Henley Business School
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. ISBN 9781527508279 (In Press)