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Professor Lenos Trigeorgis

Professor of Strategy and Finance and Director, Centre for Strategy, Technological Innovation, and Operations

Professor of Strategy and Finance and Director, Centre for Strategy, Technological Innovation, and Operations in the Business School+44 (0) 191 33 45374


Lenos Trigeorgis is Professor of Strategy and Finance at Durham University Business School and Emeritus Professor of Finance at the University of Cyprus. He holds a doctorate from Harvard University. He previously taught at Boston University, University of Cyprus, Columbia University, University of Chicago, MIT, UC Berkeley, London Business School, and King’s College London. Professor Trigeorgis has authored 8 books and over 90 scholarly journal articles. He is widely known for pioneering the field of real options through his leading journal publications and books, including Real Options (MIT Press, 1996), Strategic Investment (Princeton University Press, 2004) and Competitive Strategy (MIT Press, 2012). Top journal publications in the last 7 years alone include Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Management Science, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, European Journal of Operations Research, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Retailing, and others. His work has garnered over 18,000 Google scholar citations (h-index 50, i-10 index 91). Recently he spent two years at MIT’s Sloan School on a Marie Curie fellowship from the European Commission to do research on innovation. He is President of the Real Options Group and organizer of the Annual International Conference on Real Options (in its 27th year). He has consulted with leading organizations, such as British Petroleum, the Fiat Group, Swisscom, Ernst & Young, Accenture, Morgan Stanley, J.P Morgan, and the US government.

Research interests
  • Real options
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate strategy
  • Operational flexibility
  • International strategy
  • Innovation
  • Competition and collaboration

Below are select journal publications since 2017 (only)


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