Panos Markou’s research is built on empirically understanding how firms may manage and make better decisions in the face of risks that threaten to disrupt critical organizational processes. More specifically, his research focuses on managing the uncertainty inherent in innovative processes and mitigating high-impact operational and financial risks. He is a strong believer in bridging academia and industry: producing research that is grounded in practice and has the potential for large impact and relevance. To this end, Markou has collaborated with companies in a variety of industries such as the automotive, aviation, banking and pharmaceutical sectors.

Prior to joining Darden, Markou taught at the MBA, EMBA and Executive Education programs at the Cambridge Judge Business School in the U.K. and IE Business School in Spain. He also has several years’ experience working at BMW’s manufacturing facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina and the Research & Innovation Center (Forschungs- und Innovationszentrum) in Munich, as well as at Delta TechOps in Atlanta, Georgia.

B.Sc., Georgia Institute of Technology; M.Sc., Ph.D., IE Business School