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
- Fanos Tekelas (CIM/Cyprus University of Technology)
- Georgia Thrasyvoulou (Leeds Trinity University / University of Leeds)

Postdoctoral Fellows
- Dr Nektarios Michail (Central Bank of Cyprus)
- Dr Fotis Pavlou (CIM)

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

The Centre’s interests and specialisations lie in the following areas:
> Entrepreneurship
> Consulting
> Economics
> Strategy
> Strategic Management
> Economic Recession and Crisis Management
> Retail Management
> Tourism and Hospitality
> Human Resource Management
> Accounting and Finance
> Shipping
> Marketing
> Organisational Psychology


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 will organise annually an international
conference bringing together leading academics from Cyprus and abroad. This year’s
conference, which will be the inaugural conference of the Centre, will be held at our
Nicosia premises on 30 March 2018.

Inaugural conference of the Cyprus Centre for Business Research

KEEPING AHEAD OF CHANGE: Anticipating and Managing Change

There is nothing permanent except change (Heraclitus, 544-483 BCE) 

The famous dictum of Heraclitus has never been more prescient. It can be used aptly to describe the current ever-changing competitive environment that business have to operate in nowadays. Adaptability to changing conditions has become a prerequisite for viability globally. Anticipating and managing change has become a top management priority. In light of recent developments and taking into account the challenges faced by management nowadays, the conference will explore the various dimensions of change, establishing insights on the contribution of various management fields to the purpose of creating and maintaining sustainable competitive advantage.
 KEEPING AHEAD OF CHANGE, the inaugural conference of the recently-established Centre for Business Research, aims to provide a forum for the presentation and exchange of the latest research in the broad field of Business. The conference organisers and the conference’s scientific committee invite papers from academics, researchers, industry experts, and practising business leaders at a national and international level. The conference aims to bring together researchers of all stages.
The language of the conference is English and will feature papers and presentations of between 15-20 minutes each.


We are delighted to welcome to Cyprus for the first time world-class and distinguished researchers and academics from top universities:
Shahzad Ansari (Cambridge Business School, UK)
Omar Merlo (Imperial Business School, UK)
Sarah Turnbull (Portsmouth Business School, UK)
Ben Tiggelaar (IE Business School, Madrid) (TBC)

Participants are invited to send abstracts of 100-200 words for a paper/presentation on any topic of their choosing, including but not limited to:
  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Marketing Intelligence and Systems
  • Knowledge Management Systems
  • Digital Marketing
  • Shipping
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Psychology


Please send in your abstracts by no later than 15 January 2018. All abstracts should be sent to Please make sure to include your full name, title, and affiliation.
You will be notified as to whether your abstract has been approved by February 1 2018. Successful applicants will then be notified to send in their papers/presentations by 1 March 2018.
Full paper/presentation submissions should be no more than 5000 words.
The conference programme will be released on 15 February 2018.
All attendees must complete their registration by no later than 1 February 2018.
The conference is generously funded by the Cyprus Centre for Business Research and there is no registration fee. However, it is essential for all to register (by sending your full name, affiliation, and a brief summary of your research interests) to by no later than 1 March 2018.


News & Events

For more than a decade, CIM has been organising annually a Marketing summit, which
has grown into reference point in the field of Management and Marketing studies in
Cyprus and in Europe. The inaugural conference of the Centre will be held in conjunction with the CIM summit.This year’s summit, co-hosted by the Centre, will be held on 31 March 2018 and will feature four distinguished speakers.

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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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