Κολέγιο CITY College
International Faculty, City College.
Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece

Research at the Business Administration & Economics Department

 

Research vision

The Business Administration & Economics Department produces and disseminates leading-edge applied academic research in management and economics, with transformational impact on business practice, business education and societal issues, and with the region of SE Europe as a priority.

 

Research Culture

Innovative, inclusive, collaborative and interdisciplinary research that enables and rewards staff to develop their research output

  • Encourage staff to take research initiatives and support their development
  • Work with SEERC to engage all staff with research project developments.

 

Research Ethics Information

Ethics procedures for staff and student research in the Business Administration and Economics Department.

 

Organisation

Research is organised around two Research Groups, recognised for producing original academic research of the highest international standard:

  1. “Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs”
  2. “Enterprise Development and Regional Economic Growth”
  3. Learning & Teaching

 

Publications

2016

Fassas, A. and Lyaskov, V. (2016) Exposure-Based Volatility: An Application in Corporate Risk Management. Investment Management and Financial Innovations, 13(2). (ABS classification: 2)

Politis, K., Ketikidis, P., Diamantidis, A.D., and Lazuras, L. (2016). An investigation of social entrepreneurial intentions formation among South-East European postgraduate students. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 23(4). (ABS classification: 2)

Psychogios, A., L.T. Szamosi, R. Prouska, and C. Brewster (2016) “A Three-Fold Framework for Understanding HRM Practices in South-Eastern European SMEs”.  Employee Relations.  38 (3), p. 310-331. (ABS classification: 2)

Slavova, M., Christov., Alexander, Cruz, A., and Stoyche, I. (2015) Digital Skills Demand and Supply: The Case of Three EU Neighboring Countries Bulgaria, Greece and Romania. Economic Alternatives. (4) 111-125.

Wood. G.T., L.T. Szamosi, A. Psychogios, S. Saravanidis, and D. Fotopoulou (2015) “Rethinking Greek Capitalism through the Lens of Industrial Relations Reform: A View until the 2015 Referendum” (2015) Relations Industrielles / Industrial Relations (RI/IR) 70(4)

 

Books and book chapters

Cruz, A. and Karatzas, S. (2016) Online consumer behaviour, in Digital and Social Media Marketing: A results driven approach. Edited by Heinze, A., Rashid, T., Fletcher, G & Cruz A. Routledge.

Cruz, A. and Karatzas, S. (2016) Developing effective web presence, in Digital and Social Media Marketing: A results driven approach. Edited by Heinze, A., Rashid, T., Fletcher, G & Cruz A. Routledge.

Gkasis, P. and Tsarouhas, D. (Forthcoming) Greece and the European Monetary Union: Contemporary Capitalism Put to the Test, SPERI Palgrave Book Series, Palgrave.

Heinze, A., Rashid, T., Fletcher, G. & Cruz A. (2016) Digital and Social Media Marketing: A results driven approach. Routledge.

Wood, G. and L.T. Szamosi (2016) Chapter 16 “Recruitment and Selection in Europe”.  In International Human Resource Management: Contemporary Issues in Europe.  Edited by M. Dickmann, C. Brewster & P. Sparrow.  3rd Edition.  A book in the Global HRM Series, Routledge, Edited by R. Schuler, S. Jackson and P. Sparrow.  P. 282-293

 

Conference Proceedings

Slavova, M., and Cruz, A. (2016) Integrating MOOC In Joint European Master’s Degree In Digital And Social Media Marketing. 6th Future of Education Conference. June 30-1st July 2016. Florence Italy.

Smesnoi E. and Diamantidis A. (2016) Exploring the factors that affect employees non-financial motivation in Moldova’s private sector. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development. Bucharest, 23-24/06/2016, pp.135-154.

 

2015

Cruz, A and Karatsas, S (Forthcoming) Developing effective web presence, in Digital and Social Media Marketing: A results driven approach. Edited by Heinze, A., Rashid, T., Fletcher, G & Cruz A. Routledge.

Cruz, A and Karatsas, S (Forthcoming) Online consumer behaviour, in Digital and Social Media Marketing: A results driven approach. Edited by Heinze, A., Rashid, T., Fletcher, G & Cruz A. Routledge.

Heinze, A., Rashid, T., Fletcher, G & Cruz A. (Forthcoming) Digital and Social Media Marketing: A results driven approach. Routledge.

Karamanos, A. (2015) The effects of knowledge from collaborations on the exploitative and exploratory innovation output of Greek SME, Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy, 3(3), 361-380.

Karamanos, A. (2015) An alliance network view of stock market responses to alliances: alliance announcements by biotechnology firms in an era of industry ferment. Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-3-659-75583-5. https://www.morebooks.de/store/gb/book/an-alliance-network-view-of-stock-market-responses-to-alliances/isbn/978-3-659-75583-5

Karamanos, A. (2015) Effects of a firm’s and their partners’ alliance ego–network structure on its innovation output in an era of ferment. R&D Management, (forthcoming), (ABS classification: 3)

Karamanos, A., Bakatselos, G. & Agolli, R. (2015) Abnormal stock market returns to announcements of M&A banking deals in Greece 1996‑2013. Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy, 3(2), 317-338.

Psychogios, A., Szamosi, L., Prouska, R. & Brewster, C. (2015) A three-fold framework for understanding HRM practices in south-eastern European SMEs. Employee Relations, (forthcoming), (ABS classification: 2)

Priporas, C., Kamenidi, I., Kapoulas, A., & Papadopoulou, F. (2015) Counterfeit purchase typologies during an economic crisis. European Business Review, (forthcoming). (ABS classification: 2)

​Serafini, G.O. and L.T. Szamosi (2015) Five star hotels of a Multinational Enterprise in countries of the transitional periphery: A case study in human resources management. International Business Review, 24 (6), p.972-83. (ABS classification: 3)

 

Conferences

Prodromidou, A (2015). Political Resistance in Greece, The Political Economy of Crisis in South Europe: Greece, Spain and Turkey Inside/Outside the EU, organized by The South-East European Research Centre, Greece, The Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, UK and Sehir University, Turkey, Thessaloniki Town Hall, Greece 10 September 2015.

Prodromidou, A & Gkasis, P (2015). Debt-infused political crisis in Greece, The Political Studies Association 65thAnnual International Conference, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 30 March-02 April 2015.

Agolli, R. and Karamanos, A. (2015) The impact of microcredit on women-owned MSEs: evidence from Albania, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD), June 18-19, Sheffield, UK.

Boicu, M., Cruz, A. and Karamanos, A. (2015) The influence of online reviews on brand equity of smartphones and tablets in Romania, 3rd Strategica International Academic Conference organized by the College of Management, from the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Romania (NUPSPA) in partnership with the National Bank of Romania, October 29-30, Bucharest.

Karamanos, A. and Vasileiou, E. (2015) Insights from understanding entrepreneurial intention amongst students across Balkan countries, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD), June 18-19, Sheffield, UK.

Karamanos, A. (2015) The effects of knowledge from collaborations on the exploitative and exploratory innovation output of Greek SMEs, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD), June 18-19, Sheffield, UK.

Lupoaie, C. and Cruz, A. (2015) BES 6001 certification and green marketing in the construction industry: the Romanian and UK cases, 3rd Strategica International Academic Conference organized by the College of Management, from the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Romania (NUPSPA) in partnership with the National Bank of Romania, October 29-30, Bucharest.

Psychogios, A.  and Szamosi, L. (2015) "Fight or Fly?  Rationalising working conditions in a crisis context”. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Conference.  Athens, July 2-4, 2015. 

Stan, R. and Cruz, A. (2015) Emotions – drivers of online viral content characteristics of viral blog articles in Romania, 3rd Strategica International Academic Conference organized by the College of Management, from the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Romania (NUPSPA) in partnership with the National Bank of Romania, October 29-30, Bucharest.

Sopa, F. and Kapoulas, A. (2015) The impact of Digital marketing & Social Media in Higher Education marketing strategies: The case of Kosovo, 8th EuroMed Conference, September 16 – 18, Verona, Italy.

 

2014

Chatzoglou,P., Chatzoudes, D., & Diamantidis, A. (2014) Firm survival in the midst of the current economic crisis. International Journal of Production Economics, (forthcoming). (ABS classification: 3)

Chatzoglou,P., Kampeeridou, S.E., Vraimaki, E., Polychrou, E., Aggelidis, V.P., & Diamantidis, A. (2014) Factors affecting the adoption of internet baning in Greece. International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies, (forthcoming).

Diamantidis, A.D. & Chatzoglou, P.D. (2014) Employee post training behavior and performance: Evaluating the results of a training process. International Journal of Training and Development, 18(3), 149-170. (ABS classification: 1)

Elliott, S., Papadopoulos, N., & Szamosi, L. (2014) Measuring event planners’ perceptions of place image attributes: The case of Greek convention destinations. Tourism Analysis(forthcoming). (ABS classification: 2)

Fassas, A. (2014) Tracking ability of ETFs: physical vs. synthetic replication. Journal of Index Investing,5(2), 9-20.

Kapoulas, A. & Ratković, D. (2014) E-CRM dilemmas in developing markets: The case of a tourism company in Serbia. European Journal of Tourism Research Special, (forthcoming).

Karamanos, A. (2014) Exploratory and exploitative innovation performance contingent on alliance ego-network patterns. International Journal for Innovation and Regional Development, 5(6), 547-566.

Kazakis, N., Diamantidis, A., Fragidis, L., & Lazarides, M. (2014) Evaluating the research performance of the Greek medical schools using bibliometrics. Scientometrics, 98, 1367-1384.

Mattheopoulou, E. & Bakouros, I. (2014) Managing international operations, virtual technological team management in consultancy firms. Trend or Necessity? HCTL Open International Journal of Technology Innovations and Research, 9(May), 2321-1814.

Missopoulos, F., Mitic, M., Kapoulas, A., & Karapiperis, C., (2014) Uncovering Customer Service Experiences with Twitter: the case of Airline Industry. Management Decision, 54(4), 705-723. (ABS classification: 1)

Bellos, S. & Subasat, T. (2013) Governance and foreign direct investment in Latin America: a panel gravity model approach. Latin American Journal of Economics, 50(1), 107-131.

 

2013

Cassidy, K., Baron, S., Elliott, D., & Efstathiadis, G. (2013). Marketing Managers' Perceptions of Value Cocreation. Service Science, 5(1), 4-16. (ABS classification: 1)

Chatzoglou,P., Chatzoudes, D., Vraimaki, E., & Diamantidis, A. (2013) Service quality in the public sector: The case of the Citizen’s Service Centres (CSCs) in Greece. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 62(6), 583-605. (ABS classification: 1)

Elliott, S., Papadopoulos, N., & Szamosi, L. (2013) Studying place image: An interdisciplinary and holistic approach. Anatolia – An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, 24(1), 5–16. (ABS classification: 1)

Fassas, A., & Siriopoulos, C. (2013) Dynamic relations of uncertainty expectations: a conditional assessment of implied volatility. Review of Derivatives Research16(3), 233–266. (ABS classification: 2)

Gkasis, P., Desli, E., Tsaliki, P. (2013) technological diffusion via foreign direct investment: An alternative measurement. The Journal of Developing Areas47(2), 251–275. (ABS classification: 2)

Ketikidis, P.H., Hayes, O.P., Lazouras, L., Gunasekaran, A., & Koh, S.C.L. (2013) Environmental practices and performance and their relationships among Kosovo construction companies: a framework for analysis in transition economies. The International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 14(1), 115–130.

Ketikidis, P. H., Ververidis, Y., Kefalas, P. (2013) The Case of the University of Sheffield (TUOS) International Faculty, CITY College: An example of an entrepreneurial model for internationalisation of Higher Education. In A. Meerman, & T. Kliewe (Eds.), UIIN Good Practice Series:Fostering University-Industry Relationships, Entrepreneurial Universities and Collaborative Innovation.

Licsandru, T., Szamosi, L., & Papadopoulos, N. (2013) The impact of country-of-origin, ethnocentrism and animosity on product evaluation: Evidence from Romanian consumers. Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy1(2), 259–276.

Papadopoulou, E. M. & Kelemis, A. (2013) A hybrid e-auction/negotiation model as a tool for the 4PLs to improve the transport provider selection process. In D. Graham, I. Manikas, & D. and Folinas (Eds.), E-logistics and E-supply chain management: IGI Global, 89-103.

Papadopoulou, E. M., Manthou, V., & Vlachopoulou, M. (2013) 4PL network partnerships: the pre-selection phase. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 16(3), 175-192. (ABS classification: 2)

Subasat, T. & Bellos, S. (2013) Corruption and foreign direct investment in Latin America: a panel gravity model approach. Journal of Management and Sustainability, 3(4), doi:10.5539/jms.v3n4p151

Tahinakis, P. & Samarinas, M. (2013) R&D expenditures and investors' perception for an input on innovation creation and firm growth: Empirical evidence from Athens Stock Exchange. Journal of Applied Business Research, 29(1), 125-137.

Williams, N., Vorley, T., & Ketikidis, P.H. (2013) Economic resilience and entrepreneurship: A case study of the Thessaloniki City Region. Local Economy, 28(4), 399-415. (ABS classification: 2)

 

Funded research projects

TrainERGY

Training for Energy efficient operators, Erasmus+ Strategic partnerships, 3/31/2015 with the University of Lodz.

NetMIB

Network of multidisciplinary ideation and business model generation, Erasmus+ Strategic partnerships, 3/31/2015 with the University of Pecs.

GABE

Greek-Albanian cross border cooperation in Biomass Exploitation, CBC Greece – Albania, 5/4/2015.

MIGRATE

CTRL + Enter  Europe: Jean Monnet Migrant Crisis Network, Erasmus+ Jean Monnet, 24/2/2016, with a consortium of 8 institutions.

iStart

A Lean-Training, Innovative, Multidisciplinary Digital Entrepreneurship Platform, Erasmus+ SP, 31/3/2016, with YASAR university, Turkey.

ATSIV

Advancing the Third Sector through Innovation and Variation, Erasmus+ SP, 31/3/2016, with Univ. of Peloponnese

JEMMS

Joint European Masters in Search & Social Media Marketing
Duration: 01/10/2013 - 01/10/2016
Budget: 109.600 €
Funding: Erasmus, Lifelong Learning programme

PrESS

Promoting Sustainable SMEs
Duration: 01/10/2013 - 01/10/2015
Budget: 120.152 €
Funding:

ICT2B

Bridging the Entrepreneurial Gap: Transforming European ICT Research into Investment Opportunities
Duration: 01/09/2013 - 28/02/2015
Budget: 140.000 €
Funding: FP7/ICT

VIBE

Venture Initiative in the Balkan Europe
Duration: 01/01/2013 - 31/12/2014
Budget: 154.776 €
Funding: SEE territorial cooperation program

ELIEMENTAL

Breaking Down Barriers to Enterprise
Duration: 01/01/2013 - 31/12/2015
Budget: 63.237 €
Funding: Leonardo da Vinci: Multilateral projects for developing of innovation

SEE - SCIENCE

Boosting innovation through capacity building and networking of science centres in the SEE region
Duration: 01/04/2011 - 31/03/2014
Budget: 214.235 €
Funding: South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme

ELIE

Employability: Learning through International Entrepreneurship
Duration: 01/10/2010 - 30/09/2012
Budget: 46.784 €
Funding: Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP), European Commission

INNOPOLIS

Innovation Policy in University City Regions
Duration: 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2012
Budget: 74.400 €
Funding: ERDF - INTERREG IVC

INTERVALUE

Inter-regional cooperation for valorisation of research results
Duration: 01/04/2009 - 30/06/2012
Budget: 218.000 €
Funding: South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme

MEDLAB

Mediterranean Living Lab for Territorial Innovation
Duration: 01/04/2009 - 31/03/2011
Budget: 18.650 €
Funding: ERDF - MED Programme

AsviLoc Plus

Agency Supporting Value of Innovation System in Regional & Local Economies
Duration: 01/04/2009 - 30/06/2012
Budget: 16.240 €
Funding: South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme

 

PhD candidates

Petros Golitsis

Mr. Golitsis (1978), MSc and Phd Candidate, is an adjunct lecturer in the Business Administration and Economics Department at City College, the International Faculty of the University of Sheffield. He delivers quantitative and monetary-financial modules both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level at Thessaloniki and Sofia (in collaboration with VUZF). Prior to that, he had delivered modules in Tirana (in collaboration with the American University of Tirana) and had also taught Macroeconomics at the undergraduate level for the London School of Economics, UoL external program. He also taught Business Economics, International Business Economics and International Financial Economics at the University of Central Lancashire, external program; and Introduction to Economics at the University of Highlands and Islands, external program. He has attended seminars organized by the Association of South Eastern Europe Economic Universities (ASECU) on the ‘Recent Economic Developments and Problems in the Transition Economies’ and has participated with a paper in international conferences (Applied Macro & Empirical Finance Conference (2016), Annual South-East European Doctoral Student Conference (2015)).
The title of his Phd thesis is “Interactions of monetary policies in SEEC in an EMU context. A Global VAR model.” His thesis discusses the interactions of monetary policies in the Southeastern European Countries (SEEC) in a European Monetary Union (EMU) context, by modelling via a Global Vector Autoregressive Model (G-VAR) the interdependencies arising between the member states and the related financial institutions and authorities. The focus of his thesis is to capture the transmission mechanism from the monetary to the real economy, by considering the role and the importance of stability promoted by the usage and adequacy of international reserves in the case of SEE countries. This adds to the understanding of the economic policy effect on real and nominal variables, improves and suggests a better macroeconomic policy design and also adds to the efficiency of the implementation of monetary policy capturing complexities that are related to OCA.

 

Kushtrim Zeqiri

I am Kushtrim Zeqiri. I have finished my masters in the University of Sheffield – City College in the field Banking and Finance. Currently I’m working as a lecturer in a private college as well as a research consultant in the field of economics for many international organizations in Kosovo. I am part time PhD candidate in the SEERC program, University of Sheffield. My PhD Thesis is in the field of economics, more specifically; measuring the impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in economic growth (GDP), unemployment, and exports in post-communist countries. After finishing my PhD, I am expecting it to serve as a good reference for policy makers with regards to the above mentioned variables.

 

Bekim Kasumi

I am Bekim Kasumi born in 1972 in Prishtina, immigrated to Switzerland in 1990 and returned to Kosovo in 2005. In 1999, after accomplishing my Engineering studies in the University of Applied Science in Bern in Informatics I founded, together with other university colleagues, Smart Bits GmbH and started to work as consultant and project manager for various international companies. In 2009 I established ECDL Kosova with the mission to enable proficient use of ICT and propagate digital literacy. In 2013 I accomplished the EMBA at ESCP Paris. For the moment being, as a Board Member of Bit Kosova, I’m overseeing the largest ICT in Education Project in Kosovo. Currently I’m part-time Phd candidate at the University of Sheffield, Faculty of Social Sciences, and my research proposal refers to Network management for innovation performance. My interest is in the analysis of knowledge flows through formal and informal networks of subsidiary organizations and their impact on the innovation performance of the hub organizations.

 

Tanja Kuzman

Mrs. Kuzman is a PhD Candidate in Finance at the University of Sheffield. She holds a University of Sheffield Masters Degree in Banking and Finance with Distinction and a BA in Economics from Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration (FEFA). In May 2014, she was proclaimed as one of the 100 Leaders of Tomorrow of the whole world at the St. Gallen Symposium of Leaders of Today and Leaders of Tomorrow. From 2011 she is Teaching Assistant in Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance at FEFA and from 2012 till 2014 she was the Executive Director of the Research Institute. Mrs. Kuzman was engaged as a Short-Term Consultant on several Corporate Governance projects of the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group). From 2009 till 2012 she worked as Junior Advisor for Economy and Finance in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration of the Republic of Serbia.

Mrs. Kuzman's research discusses the impact of political interference on profit-oriented performance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and provides new insights for the corporate governance theory of SOEs. Her research reveals that changes of board members within SOEs, unlike for private enterprises, are politically motivated rather than performance induced. The thesis also focuses on the impact of governance mechanisms for state ownership and Government policies related to appointing board members with business backgrounds rather than public administration backgrounds. Her research is the first to track the link between political interference and performance of SOEs through introduction of election cycles into board turnover-performance relationship. It contributes to the understanding of effects of political interference on performance of SOEs and shows how changes in appointment procedures for board members could enhance performance of SOEs. 

 

PhD completions 2016

  • Dr Giovanni Oscar Serafini
  • Dr Adrian Solomon
  • Dr Andreas Baresel Bofinger

New PhD candidates

  • Ms Zlatina Gubatova
  • Mr Drilon Lajci
  • Mr Besart Hajrizi

 

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