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Georgios Gotsis

Basic Information

Title: Professor
Area of Specialization: Philosophy and History of Economics and Politics
Division: History of Science and Technology

Contact details

Phone No. (+30) 210 727 5537
Fax: (+30) 210 727 5530
E-mail: ggotsis[at]phs.uoa[dot]gr
Office hours: Thursday, 11:00-12:00 am
Contact address: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,
Department of Philosophy and History of Science (M.I.Th.E.),
University Campus, Ano Ilisia
15771, Athens

Academic information


B.A. in Economics, University of Athens
M.A. (D.E.A.), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
PhD in Economics, University of Athens, Greece
PhD in Political Science, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Research interests

  • History of ancient economic ideas, economic and social history
  • Business ethics: Humanistic Management
  • Organizational behavior: Workplace spirituality, diversity, spiritual and servant leadership
  • Entrepreneurship, religion and faith at work

Courses and Seminars


  • History of Economic Thought
  • Principles of Economics II
  • Introduction to the Social and Human Sciences
Elective – Compulsory
  • History of Economic Thought in the 20th century
  • Special Topics in Economic History
  • Special Topics in Contemporary Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behaviour and Leadership  


  • Ethics and Human Resource Management
  • Ethics and Philosophy of HRM in Business Organizations

Selected Publications

A. Journal papers

  • George Gotsis 1998. Power and political ecclesiology in medieval political thought (in Greek). Greek Political Science Review 11 (1998):  99-135. 
  • S. Drakopoulou-Dodd and George Gotsis 2000.Some economic implications of synoptic gospel theology: a short overview. History οf economic ideas VIII (2000/2): 7-34.
  • George Gotsis 2000. Normative foundations of property in late medieval scholastic thought (in Greek). Neusis 9 (2000): 33-56.   
  • George Gotsis and  S. Drakopoulou-Dodd 2002. Economic Ideas ίη the Pauline Epistles of the New Testament. History οf Economics Review 35 (June 2002):13-34.
  • George Gotsis 2003. National state sovereignty in Spanish Thomistic political thought and its potential limitations (in Greek). Neusis 12 (2003): 81-107.  
  • George Gotsis  and S. Drakopoulos 2004. Α meta-theoretical assessment οη the decline of scholastic economics. History of Economics Review No 40 (Summer 2004): 19-45.
  • George Gotsis and  S. Drakopoulou-Dodd 2004.Economic Ideas in the Epistle of James.  History of Economic Ideas XII/1 (2004): 7-35.
  • George Gotsis 2006. Contemporary economic analysis of religion: Problems and prospects (in Greek). The Greek Review of Social Research 119/Α (2006): 27-62.
  • George Gotsis 2007. The contribution of rational choice theory to the analysis of religion (in Greek). Greek Philosophical Review 24 (2007): 3-25.
  • S. Drakopoulou-Dodd and George Gotsis 2007a.An Examination of the Inter-Relationships Between Entrepreneurship and Religion. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation  8(2): 93 - 104.
  • S. Drakopoulou-Dodd and George Gotsis 2007b.Labour is holy but business is dangerous: Enterprise Values From the Church Fathers to the Reformation. Journal of Enterprising Culture 15 (2): 133-163.
  • George Gotsis 2007. Socio-economic Ideas in the Petrine Epistles of the New Testament.Storia del Pensiero Economico (2007/2): 67-105.
  • George Gotsis  and G. Merianos 2007.Wealth and Poverty in Theodoret of Cyrrhus’ On Providence. Journal of Eastern Christian Studies  59 (1-2): 11-48.
  • George Gotsis  and Z. Kortezi 2008. Philosophical foundations of workplace spirituality: a critical approach. Journal of Business Ethics  78 (4): 575-600.
  • George Gotsis and Z. Kortezi 2009.The Impact of Greek Orthodoxy on Entrepreneurship. Journal of Enterprising Communities. People and Places in the Global Economy. 3(2): 152-175.
  • S. Drakopoulou-Dodd and George Gotsis 2009a.Enterprise values in the New Testament and antecedent works.International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation  10 (2): 101-110.
  • S. Drakopoulou-Dodd and George Gotsis 2009b. Introductory Remarks. Special Issue on Entrepreneurship and Religion, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation,  10 (2): 85-86.
  • George Gotsis and G. Merianos  2009. Critical research streams and methodological controversies in the economic history of the Roman world (in Greek).  Spoudai Vol. 59,  No. 1-2 (2009): 175-211.
  • George Gotsis and Z. Kortezi 2010. Ethical considerations in organizational politics: expanding the perspective. Journal of Business Ethics 93 (4):497-517.
  • George Gotsis and G. Merianos  2011. Economics as foundation of critical research trends in the Roman economic history (in Greek). 19:  164-207.
  • George Gotsis  and S. Drakopoulos 2011. The Economics of Early Christian Rhetoric: The Case of the Second Petrine Epistle of the New Testament. History of Economic Ideas Vol. XIX, No 1, pp. 17-54.
  • George Gotsis and Z. Kortezi 2011.Bounded self-interest: A basis for constructive organizational politics. Management Research Review 34(4): 450-476.
  • George Gotsis and G. Merianos  2012. Early Christian Representations of the Economy: Evidence from New Testament Texts.History and Anthropology 23 (4): 467-505.
  • George Gotsis and Z. Kortezi 2012. Managing cultural differences at work: Challenges, dilemmas and prospects (in Greek). Revue Hellénique des droits de l’ homme Vol. 54 (April-June 2012): 299-351.  
  • George Gotsis and Z. Kortezi 2013. Ethical Paradigms as Potential Foundations of Diversity Management Initiatives in Business Organizations. Journal of Organizational Change Management 26(6): 948-975.    
B. Books
  • George Gotsis 1996a. Religion, modernity and contemporary cultural identity (in Greek). Athens: A. N. Sakkoulas.
  • George Gotsis 1996b. Problems of economics and political ethics in the patristic-Byzantine thought (in Greek). Athens: A. N. Sakkoulas.     
  • George Gotsis and Zoe Kortezi 2014. Critical studies in diversity management literature: A review and synthesis. (Springer Briefs Series in Psychology). Berlin/Dordrecht: Springer.  


Additional Information

  • Guest Editor (with S. Drakopoulou – Dodd) of a special issue on Entrepreneurship and Religion, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Vol. 10 No 2, May 2009.
  • Member of the Academy of Management (Divisions: Management, Spirituality and Religion interest group, Gender and Diversity in Organizations).
  • Reviewer in international peer-reviewed journals (amomg others: History of Economic Ideas, Journal of Business Ethicς, Human Relations, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Management Research Review) and international conferences (in particular of Southern Management Association and Academy of Management). 
  • Citations in  Scopus 56, Citations in Google-Scholar 160. Most cited paper: Gotsis and Kortezi (2008): (Numbers of citations: 38 in Scopus, 86 in Google-Scholar).


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