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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
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
Irina Lokhtina (PhD Candidate), SME Management and Innovation
Kostas Melas (PhD Candidate), Family Firms in Shipping
Demetris Markou (PhD scholar), Modelling Entrepreneurial growth
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
DIVISION OF EDUCATION AND LINGUISTICS
Dr Maria Zeniou , Innovation in Education
Dr Dimitris Evripidou , TESOL
Dr Andri Kanikli, TESOL
Dr Sviatlana Karpava, TESOL
Dr Nikolas Konstantakis, TESOL
Dr Elena Kkese, Linguistics
Dr Olga Michael, English Literature and Linguistics
PHD SCHOLARS ACROSS THEMES
Katerina Antoniou, Dark Tourism
Marta Gasinska, Family Firms
Christos Karpasitis, Viral Marketing
Panayiota Matsidi. Linguistics
Fanos Tekelas, SME strategic planning