Costas Markides is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and holds the Robert P. Bauman Chair of Strategic Leadership at the London Business School (LBS). He has been a professor at LBS since 1990. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of several academic journals and served on the Board of Directors of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) for 6 years in 2013-2019.
A native of Cyprus, he received his BA (Distinction, 1983) and MA (1984) in Economics from Boston University, and his MBA (1985) and Doctorate (1990) from the Harvard Business School.
He has published his research in top academic journals as well as top managerial journals. He has also published several books on the topics of strategy and innovation. His book All the Right Moves: A guide to Crafting Breakthrough Strategy was shortlisted for the Igor Ansoff book of the year award in 2000. His next book Fast Second was shortlisted for the 2005 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Management book of the year award.
His latest book was published in 2021 and is entitled: Organizing for the New Normal: Prepare your company for the journey of continuous disruption. He is currently examining how established firms respond to new business models invading their markets and is writing a new book entitled: Business Model Innovation.