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

- 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)
- Dr Fanos Tekelas (UCLan)
- Dr Eirini Daskalaki 
- Dr Georgia Thrasyvoulou (Leeds Trinity University / University of Leeds)

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. The conference is one of the most important academic events held in Cyprus. Attracting world class researchers, mainly based in Europe, the conference provides for all attendees a friendly and supportive environment in which to receive feedback, share ideas, and generate collaboration. The 2nd conference of the Centre will take place on 5 April 2019 and will be held at CIM premises Limassol.

Call for Papers

Re-inventing Tourism

2nd Conference of the Cyprus Centre for Business Research
5 April 2019, CIM Limassol

 This year’s conference is focusing on Tourism but aims to attract scholars and researchers from a wide sprectrum.
The conference has the following three tracks:
  1. Services (including accommodation, catering & entertainment, aviation, transportation)
  2. Technologies (including eMarketing, social media, digitalization)
  3. People (including HRM, CRM, CSR, leadership, ethics)
Paper Submission
The maximum number of submissions per person is TWO and papers must be submitted to one track only. Authors will be required to submit two copies of each paper: 
  1. Anonymous version for review (deadline 22 February)
  2. Final version for conference proceedings (deadline 2 May)
 Paper submission will open on 14 January 2019. The deadline for submission is 22 February 2019. We invite submissions from a wide range of sub-disciplines

Key Dates and Deadlines
January 14: Paper submission opens
February 22: Paper submission closes
March 10: Booking opens (presenters & participants)
March 20: Deadline for paper presenters to register

Papers that have been previously presented, or scheduled for presentation at any other conference are still eligible.
Paper Submission Types
  1. Full Papers
Length of full paper submission: 5000 – 7000 words (excluding tables and references). Accepted full papers will be allocated 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion). Full papers will be scheduled in a room with a laptop, data projector and screen and you will need to bring your presentation with you to the conference on a memory stick, along with any hard copies of your paper and/ or slides that you might wish to distribute.
  1. Developmental Papers
The purpose of this category is to enable authors to discuss their work whilst it is in its developmental stage, so comments and feedback obtained at the event can be incorporated in the final stages of research and writing up. Length of developments paper submission: 1000 – 2000 words (excluding tables and references). Accepted developmental papers will have 20 minutes allocated and will be presented in “round table” format. It is recommended that session chairs and participants/ discussants, especially for developmental paper session, read papers in advance to get the most out of the session. Authors may bring along a summary of their paper that they wish to distribute.
Papers featured at the conference will be published in The Market: International Journal of Business

Funding opportunities
If your paper is accepted and are coming from abroad (outside Cyprus) there are funding opportunities to cover the airline ticket and two nights’ accommodation. For more information, please contact Dr Maria Socratous at
For any accommodation enquiries, please email Ms Irene Demosthenous at or call +357 22778475

News & Events

21 February 2019
Dr Anastasia Filiou (Athens University of Economics and Business) will be giving a seminar on 'Corporate Social Responsibility and Earnings Quality'. Join us at our Limassol Campus, on Thursday, 7.30pm, Room E.

18 February 2019
We are thrilled to announce that Dr Evie Michaelides, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Cyprus Centre for Business Research, will be attending The European Association for Work & Organizational Psychology congress at Centro Congressi Lingotto in Turin, Italy.

17 January 2019
Dr Demetris Tsouknides will be giving the first of a series of Research Seminars organised for 2019 at CIM Limassol. Dr Tsouknides (Cyprus University of Technology) will be speaking on 'The Ownership Structure of US-Listed Shipping Companies'. Join us at 8pm in Lecture Room A.

14 November 2018
Dr Stylia Krokida, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre, will be attending the 9th National Conference of the Scientific Society of Financial Engineering and Banking, which will be held at the University of Economics and Business in Athens (21-22 December, 2018)

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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