P. Konstantina Kiousis

Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Faculty Development Fellow, Office of the Provost

P. Konstantina Kiousis

P. Konstantina Kiousis

Dr. Kiousis is an applied economist with interests in corporate performance, productivity, competition, and economic policy in particular industries and in the overall economy. Generally, she examines how firms create and protect knowledge to bolster profitability and potentially alter broader economic activity. In this context, she analyzes the impact of intellectual property protection on the competitive strategies of firms. Her current work examines the role executives play in creating corporate value, suggesting that seemingly abnormal gains in executive compensation are associated with gains created for corporate shareholders. Over the course of her career, Dr. Kiousis has taught courses in strategic management, macroeconomics, management consulting, and international business. She has been honored with distinguished teaching awards and supervised award-winning PhD students. Professor Kiousis is also strongly committed to guiding the business community and policy makers. She has also worked on a variety of consulting projects with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, such as Victoria's Secret, BankOne, Cardinal Health, and Swiss Re, to Silicon Valley startups and performance arts organizations.

Area of Expertise

Business/Corporate Strategy, Innovation and Growth


  • Ph D 2000, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Graduate Study International Relations 1992, Oxford University, St. Antony's College
  • BA 1990, University of California, Berkeley


  • Best Core Undergraduate Instructor, Fisher College of Business, OSU
  • Coca-Cola-Critical Difference for Women
  • President's Salute to Undergraduate Education, Ohio State University
  • Favorite Professors of Business Majors , Poets and Quants for Undergraduates, 2022
  • Reid Teaching Award, Undergraduate, Olin, 2022
  • Favorite Professors of Business Majors , Poets and Quants for Undergraduates, 2019

Teaching Interests

Strategy, Technical Change, Industrial Organization, Entrepreneurship

Research Interests

Corporate Performance and Productivity Measurement, Executive Compensation, Intellectual Property, Business Cycles, Spillovers.

Personal Interests

Professor Kiousis is married with twin daughters. She is a native of California and enjoys going to concerts, spending time with her children and solving puzzles. She also speaks fluent Greek and enjoys reading philosophy. Her favorite work of philosophy is Meno, one of the dialogues of Plato.


P. Konstantina Kiousis