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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, covering topics such as: start –up venturing, SME growth, innovation, family business, entrepreneurial learning, collective entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, and cooperative entrepreneurship.

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 via  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.

CEDAR - Centre for Entrepreneurial Development, Alliance and Research

CEDAR is the first interdisciplinary research centre of UCLan Cyprus, and the pioneering Centre for Entrepreneurship in Cyprus. Its mission is to act as a catalyst for entrepreneurial development by building synergies between different areas of expertise in education, training, research, outreach, and policy. It embraces faculty and associate fellows credited with local, regional and global initiatives seeking to promote teaching, executive education, research, consulting and outreach activities in the entrepreneurship discipline and other interdisciplinary fields, including the following themes:

Start-up Venturing ; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurial Finance: Business Angels-Venture Capital;  Small Business Banking; Capital Structure and Performance; Niche Marketing, Family Business Continuity (including Shipping Dynasties); Internationalization Strategies of SMEs; Regional Development –clustering e.g. agro-tourism, coop enterprising heritage ventures; Tourism Development).

In cooperation with stakeholder associations interested in the promotion of entrepreneurial development, CEDAR hosted the Panorama of Entrepreneurship ,  Panorama of European Funding, Panorama of Innovation  and co-hosted with the Beijing Institute of Technology , Family Business China Conference 2015 .

 Funded Projects and Collaborations

  • 'Responsible Industry'  funded by 7th Framework Programme
  • OECD project, reporting on Best Practices for Supporting 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 Prokopis Christou , Tourism and Hospitality Management

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

Dr Elias Hadjielias, Entrepreneurship, Family Business
Dr Isabella Karasamani, Financial Information Systems

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


Research Associates

Irina Lokhtina (PhD Candidate), SME Management and Innovation

Kostas Melas (PhD Candidate), Family Firms in Shipping

Demetris Markou (PhD scholar), Modelling Entrepreneurial growth


Associate Lecturers

Dr Stelios Markoullis , Finance
Elena Spanou (PhD Candidate),  Hospitality and Tourism
Christos Karpasitis (PhD Candidate),  Digital Marketing

Dr Athos Chandriotis, Strategic Management

Tryfonas Kyriakou .Cyprus Law and Governance

Katerina Antoniou (PhD Candidate),   Dark Tourism

Marianne Charalambous, Corporate Law


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

Dr Nikolas Konstantakis, TESOL

Associate Lecturers

Dr Elena Kkese, Linguistics

Dr Olga Michael, English Literature and Linguistics


Katerina Antoniou, Dark Tourism

Marta Gasinska, Family Firms

Christos Karpasitis, Viral Marketing

Panayiota Matsidi. Linguistics

Fanos Tekelas, SME strategic planning