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Dr Konstantinos Melas

Lecturer in Accounting Information Systems

+357 24694076


PhD in Shipping & Finance, Cyprus University of Technology, 2018 [expected]

MSc in International Accounting and Finance, Cass Business School, U.K., 2010

BSc in Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2004

Certificate in Teaching Toolkit, 2016, University of Central Lancashire, Pyla, Cyprus


Academic Appointments

Research Associate in Business & Management, UCLan Cyprus, 2015- Current

Research Fellow, Cyprus University of Technology, 2013- Current


Industry Experience

Accounts Assistant, Origis Energy, 2012 – 2013

Accountant, Elka Shipping (London), 2010 – 2011


Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • International Association of Maritime Economists
  • Greek Economic Chamber


Research Interests

Konstantinos’ research focuses on the economics of shipping, financing methods of the maritime industry and the connection that exists between the world economy and transportation services.


Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Tutor, Introduction to Accounting & Finance
  • Tutor, Accounting Information Systems & Control Issues (SAP)
  • Tutor, Introduction to Accounting & Information Systems
  • Course Leader, Marketing Management
  • Course Leader, Research Methods
  • Course Leader, Exploring Management in THE


Selective Publications 

  • Corporate Governance in the Maritime Industry, Routledge Handbook on Maritime Management (2018)

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Melas K., Panayides P.M., Performance and strategic decisions in private shipping companies: Evidence from the United Kingdom & Ireland, Econship 2015, Chios, Greece
  • Hadjielias E., Poutziouris P., Melas K., Family Business Policy: Antecedents, content, outcomes & lobbying actions, 2016 MFS Spring Conference, Limassol, Cyprus


Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  • ARTISAN – Heritage Family Businesses: Nurturing Entrepreneurial Families in Business Across Generations, Research Assistant
  • Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities
  • Inclusive Entrepreneurship – OECD
  • Business Idea Competition
  • CFA Research Challenge