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The  School of Business and Management places academic research at the core of its strategic mission and aspires to become one of the leading local business schools; a research-oriented institution of international repute. More specifically, our research strategy builds on five strands: advancing theoretical and conceptual thinking ; broadening our expertise in terms of research methodologies; informing on best practice ; contributing to the policy debate; and building partnerships across networks of stakeholders representing university research centres; business associations, professional bodies; and enterprise development agencies.

Currently, there are five research clusters in the school:

Governance and Finance, covering topics such as: financial and management accounting systems ; governance and performance;  capital structure of growing firms, and entrepreneurial finance.

Entrepreneurship, The Entrepreneurship Cluster is a research group of UCLan Cyprus aiming to advance and promote research-related activities in the field of entrepreneurship. The goals of the Entrepreneurship Cluster are aligned with the purpose and goals of CEDAR [Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Alliance & Research – )     

Hospitality and Tourism, covering topics such as: sustainable and green tourism, dark tourism, and sports  tourism.

International Business , covering topics such as: multicultural management paradigms; leadership, sustainable business , CSR, innovation networks, and consumerism.

Education and Linguistics, covering TESOL methodologies , educational leadership and innovation in education

The School in collaboration with CEDAR is very active locally, regionally and internationally , in  terms of research cooperation, knowledge transfer and engagement with industry, SMEs, family firms, and entrepreneurs across the business life cycle.

Funded Projects and Collaborations

  • GreFORM
  • OECD project, reporting on Inclusive Entrepreneurship
  • TEVEA Survey of Touristic Developments – the role of all-inclusive tourism

Specialisation of Faculty and Associates

Professor Panikkos Poutziouris, Entrepreneurship, Family Business
Dr Anthi Avloniti, Marketing Management

Dr Panayiotis Constanti, HRM and Leadership
Dr Loukas Glyptis, Governance Management Accounting Systems

Dr Elias Hadjielias, Entrepreneurship, Family Business
Dr Isabella Karasamani, Corporate Finance

Dr Salomi Demetriou, Green Accounting

Dr Panayiotis Kontakos, International Economics and Entrepreneurship
Dr Olga Kvasova, Marketing
Dr Ioanna Stylianou, Economics

 Dr Aspasia Similidou, Emotional labour in the hospitality industry

 Dr Irina Lokhtina, SME Management and Innovation

Dr. Antri Georgiadou

Dr. (cand) Katerina Antoniou, Dark Tourism

Research Associates

Konstantinos Melas (PhD Candidate), Shipping Finance

Demetris Markou (PhD scholar), Modelling Entrepreneurial growth


Dr Maria Zeniou, Innovation in Education
Dr Andri Kanikli, TESOL
Dr Sviatlana Karpava, TESOL

Dr Olga Michael, English Literature and Linguistics