Bridging the gap between
academia and the market

Read more about the Cyprus Centre for Business Research at CIM

About us

The Cyprus Centre for Business Research at CIM was set up in 2017 with the primary aim of advancing, promoting,
and facilitating research relating to the field of Business – broadly conceived. The Centre has a global outlook and
welcomes interdisciplinary research as well as research that bridges the gap between the business world and

The Centre brings together several academics, professionals and industry experts who are actively involved in
research. This indicates the developed business network that the Centre possesses and the contribution of business
gurus in the Centre’s operation. You can browse over their research interests below.


As well as advancing original research, the Centre aims to disseminate new information and expert insights to business executives. To this effect, it publishes a bi-monthly Business Bulletin.

In addition, the Centre publishes an academic journal (The Market: International Journal of Business) and organizes an annual academic conference (which this year will be held on 30 March - please see below).

More specifically, the Centre has the mandate (as voted by CIM’s Council in September 2017) to:
  • Conduct, advance, and disseminate research in various industries and sectors.
  • Provide consulting services to individuals, entrepreneurs and business organisations at a national and international level.
  • Expand academic knowledge of different sectors through research and carry out curriculum development for CIM
  • courses.
  • Coordinate and participate in research projects that aim to provide further scientific developments.
  • Establish collaborations with other institutes and academics at a national and international level.
  • Share knowledge and promote business networking between academics, entrepreneurs and policy makers.
  • Give back to society and the business world through outreach seminars and publications (Business Bulletin).
  • Expand decision-making and problem-solving aspects of individuals through the expertise of experienced research academics and professionals.


Professor Andreas Hadjis
Prof. Hadjis is a renowned theorist and teachers of systems theory and a pioneer in teasing out the implications of systems theory for Business. Throughout his long, international career, he has lectured on various management courses. He is a PhD holder from the University of St Galen, Switzerland, where he also worked as a Research Fellow. His research interests include Systems Theory, System Dynamics Modelling and Simulation, Quantitative Strategic Marketing Planning Models, Strategic Management and Information Systems, Process and Project Management, and Operations Management

Deputy Director
Myria Kkali
Ms Myria Kkali is currently in the process of revising her PhD thesis, which she completed at the University of Nottingham after having successfully defended it in May 2017. Myria is expected to graduate in December 2017. Her research interests include data-based marketing B2B communications and the use of sense making theories in organizational studies. She has presented her research at the 2015 British Academy of Management Conference, held in Portsmouth in October 2016, and her conference paper was published in the conference proceedings.

Message from the Director

Since its establishment in 1978, CIM has been a pioneer in the Cyprus Tertiary Business Education. At a time when no universities existed in Cyprus, and when Business Education was something alien to most, CIM was offering high quality, internationally-accredited programmes at Bachelor and Master levels.

It is in this pioneer spirit that the Council of CIM decided to authorise us to establish the Cyprus Centre for Business Research, anticipating and responding to another need of society – the need to create and diffuse new knowledge in an ever complex world that demands answers to pressing questions in Business and Management, and to bridge the gap between academia and the business world.

Our team of research fellows – academics and specialists – and associates is well equipped to address the challenges we have set for ourselves, and aware of the responsibilities they undertake. We undertake to spare no effort, to channel enthusiasm for offering real-value insights to practicing managers and academics in Cyprus and abroad, and to be open, inclusive, and congenial to all.

Prof. Andreas Hadjis
Cyprus Center for Business Research

Fellows & Research Interests


List of Current Research Fellows

Doctoral Fellows

- Georgia Thrasyvoulou (Leeds Trinity University / University of Leeds)
- Gregoris Demetriou (European University Cyprus / Human Resource Development Authority)

Postdoctoral Fellows
- Dr Nektarios Michail (Central Bank of Cyprus)
- Dr Fotis Pavlou (CIM)
- Dr Styliani Iris Krokida (Cyprus University of Technology)
- Dr Constantinos Constantinou (CIM)
- Dr Evie Michaelides (CIM)
- Fanos Tekelas (UCLan)

Senior Research Fellows
- Dr Derek Watson (University of Sunderland)
- Dr George Zachariades (CIM)
- Capt. Valentin Mavrinac (CIM)

Visiting Research Fellows
- Dr Irene Kujala

The Centre’s interests and specialisations lie in the following areas:
> Organisational and Consumer Behaviour
> Human Resource Management
> Finance and Behavioural Finance
> Shipping HRM & Shipping Finance

We welcome collaborations on any of the above areas.

Publications and Data

The Cyprus Centre for Business Research generates two publications, in addition to
generating data relating to business activity in Cyprus through conducting primary research.

Business Bulletin – a bimonthly publication sent out to
business executives, in which CIM’s experts engage with
current events and developments in various sectors,
summarise their findings, and share their insights

The Market: International Journal of Business – a new
and revamped academic publication which aims to
publish new research in the field of business annually
Data – CIM conducts annually a marketing research. The results for the latest research, which was carried out in partnership with Cypronetwork, were presented in September 2017


The Cyprus Centre for Business Research organises annually an international
conference bringing together leading academics from Cyprus and abroad.

This year’s conference, which was the inaugural conference of the Centre, was held at our
Nicosia premises on 30 March 2018. We were delighted to welcome to Cyprus for the first time world-class and distinguished researchers and academics from top universities, including IE Business School, Madrid, Portsmouth Business School, University of Sunderland, and University of Nottingham. The conference featured also speakers from local universities.

Papers featured at the conference will be published in The Market: International Journal of Business

The next conference will take place in March 2019 (date tbc). 



26 September 2018
We are delighted to announce the publication by one of our Research Fellows, Dr Constantinos Constantinou, of an exciting and insightful article on tv series and turkish foreign policy. Dr Constantinou is an expert on political marketing. You can read his publication (co-authored with Dr Zenonas Tziarras) here.

16 July 2018
Call for papers: Papers are invited for the inaugural issue of The Market: International Journal of Business. Please send abtsracts of 150-200 words, on any field of business, by 15 September 2018 to For more information please see here.

22 June 2018
Georgia Thrasyvoulou, Fellow at the Cyprus Centre for Business Research, was sponsored by the Centre to attend the European Association of Work & Organisational Psychology Early Career Summer School in Heraklion, Crete (2-6 June 2018). Learn more about EAWOP here.

2 April 2018
CIM and the Cyprus Centre for Business Research would like to welcome Dr Constantinos Constantinou as our newest Postdoctoral Fellow. Constantinos will be taking over editorial and administrative duties, helping revamping the Market into a fully-fledged academic journal. Welcome, Constantino! 

29 March 2018
The Cyprus Centre for Business Research is pleased to announce that a new scientific journal article was published as a result of a research collaboration between two of our Research Fellows, Dr Derek Watson and Dr Fanos Tekelas. The article is titled “BREXIT and the Implications of Food Safety Cultural Compliance in the Food Manufacturing Sector” and was published in March 2018 in the Acta Scientific Microbiology Journal.
The articles is concerned with the number of accidents or incidents particularly in the food manufacturing sector - a serious cause for concern. The problem is further compounded with the onset of Brexit. In consequence, food manufacturers are seeking efficiency savings, whilst aiming not to compromise food safety compliance. Whilst there are areas of best practice, sadly there is an increasing number of examples in which failure to comply with food safety is resulting in several consequences. This paper addresses Food Safety Cultural Compliance within UK Food Manufacturers and identifies core issues that hinder the establishment of a proactive food safety culture. The data collected clearly indicates a commitment to food safety compliance.
The journal is available online; it is also available on Google Scholar.

23 February 2018
The Centre is delighted to welcome two new Fellows in its ranks: Professor George Papageorgiou, specialist in Management and Information Systems, and Dr Styliani Iris Krokida, specialist in Behavioural Finance. We welcome them to the Centre and look forward to working with them.

29 January 2018
We are delighted to announce that Fanos Tekelas, Cyprus Centre for Business Research Fellow and Lecturer at CIM, has been chosen to represent Cyprus in a European project. Fanos will be participating in the project "Empowering the Next Generation of Social Entrerprise Scholars". Congratulations, Fano!

15 January 2018
CIM and the Cyprus Centre for Business Research would like to welcome Georgia Thrasyvoulou as our newest Doctoral Fellow. Georgia will be organising the Centre's inaugural conference and has already brought her expertise and energy to the Centre. Welcome, Georgia! 


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Become a member

With its aim that of engendering and supporting research, the Cyprus Centre for
Business Research offers a number of Fellowships. We welcome individuals engaged in
research to apply for a fellowship.

There are four types of Fellowships available:

Doctoral Fellowships:
for applicants in the latter stages of
their PhDs.

Postdoctoral Fellowships:
for applicants who have completed
their PhD studies within the last
five years.

Senior Fellowships:
for applicants with an extended
academic record who have been in
possession of a PhD for longer than
six years OR for industry experts/specialists

Visiting Fellowships:
for applicants with an extended
academic record who are based
abroad and who are visiting Cyprus
for research purposes.

Those interested are invited to read about the Duties & Benefits of Research Fellows. You can then either complete the application form and send it along with an updated version of your CV to or contact us for more information.

  P.O Box 25288
Nicosia 1308, Cyprus


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