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Minas N. Kastanakis is Professor of Marketing, Director of Research at ESCP Europe's London campus, and Editor-in-Chief of the European Management Journal. He holds a PhD in Management (Cass Business School, City University), an MBA with Distinction (University of London) and a Law Degree (LLB, University of Athens).  

Professor Kastanakis is a world-renowned expert in luxury consumption and luxury products' management. His other research interests revolve around personality and signalling; cross-cultural consumer behavior; psychoanalysis, consumerism, and ethics. His scientific output includes many articles in leading academic journals, as well as a large number of conference announcements, for which he has received several Best Conference Paper Awards.

Currently, he serves as Editor-in-Chief for the European Management Journal; and he has been a Guest Editor for the Journal of Business Research. He is a founder member of ESCP Europe's Happiness & Management Research Centre, conducting research on the drivers of happiness.

In addition to his academic profile, Minas is a trained and qualified Barrister and has extensive managerial and consulting experience with large corporations, such as L'Oreal or the Richemont Group of luxury companies; as well as companies and governmental organisations in the UK, Greece, Russia and S. Korea.

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Academic Articles

2021

GASTON-BRETON, C., J. LEMOINE, B. , G. VOYER, M. KASTANAKIS

Pleasure, meaning, or spirituality: Cross-cultural differences in orientations to happiness across 12 countries

JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH

Academic Articles

2021

KASTANAKIS, M

Letter from the outgoing Editor-in-Chief

EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 39 (2), 167-168

Academic Articles

2021

VOYER, B., G., C. GASTON-BRETON, J. LEMOINE, M. KASTANAKIS

Pleasure, meaning or spirituality: Cross-cultural differences in orientations to happiness across 12 countries

JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH

Academic Articles

2021

KASTANAKIS, M.

Non-deceptive counterfeit purchase behavior of luxury fashion products

JOURNAL OF CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

Academic Articles

2021

KASTANAKIS, M., R. BHUKYA, J. PAUL, S. ROBINSON

Forty Years of European Management Journal: A Bibliometric Overview

EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL

Conference Presentations

2021

VOYER, B., G., C. GASTON-BRETON, M. KASTANAKIS, J. LEMOINE

In pursuit of pleasure, meaning or spirituality? A comparison of cultural orientations and happiness

International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP)

Academic Articles

2020

POULIS, K., M. KASTANAKIS

On theorizing and methodological fetishism

EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 38(5), 676-683

Academic Articles

2019

KASTANAKIS, M

Making a difference

EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 37 (3), 245-250

Academic Articles

2018

KASTANAKIS, M

Letter from the incoming Editor-in-Chief

EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 36 (2), 151-152

Academic Articles

2017

VOYER, B. G., M. N.KASTANAKIS, A. K.RHODE

Co-creating stakeholder and brand identities: A cross-cultural consumer perspective

JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH, 70, 399 - 410