Read more about the Cyprus Centre for Business Research at CIM
As well as advancing original research, the Centre aims to disseminate new information and expert insights to business executives. To this effect, it publishes regular Business Bulletins from academics and industry experts.
In addition, the Centre publishes an academic journal (The Market: International Journal of Business) and organises an annual academic conference (held usually in late March/early April).
More specifically, the Centre has the mandate (as voted by CIM’s Council in September 2017) to:
As Cyprus’s premier Business School, and as a trendsetter with over 40 years of experience, it was inevitable that CIM would set up its own, autonomous, research centre. As the new Director of the Centre, taking over from Dr Myria Kkali, I am delighted to be overseeing the Cyprus Centre for Business Research as it becomes established in Cyprus and abroad.
Since its establishment in 2017, the Centre has successfully organised two international conferences, bringing together scholars from around the world. Our Fellows – outstanding researchers at different careers levels – have been producing original and applicable research and attending a number of national and international conferences. As a research centre committed to bridging the gap between academia and the industry, we have been sharing our intelligence with business executives and disseminating our expert insights with the general public through our Business Bulletin, which can be accessed further below.
As we look forward, I am thrilled at the prospect of finally launching our journal – to give it its full title, The Market: International Journal of Business. We would like our journal to have a focus on Cyprus and the surrounding region, but always looking outwards. The first issue is due for publication in January 2020. We will also be organising our third annual conference, under the theme Entering a New Era, on 11 April 2020. This year’s conference will feature two keynote speakers and will attract delegates from within and outside Cyprus.
If you are interested in joining forces with us, or if you have any questions or comments, please do get in touch.
Dr Katerina Pavlou
Cyprus Center for Business Research
Dr Pavlou graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with a BSc in Early Childhood Education (2009), and continued with postgraduate studies in Educational Psychology at the University of Bristol, UK (2010). In 2011, she started a PhD at the University of Southampton, where she worked (as a member of the Centre of Visual Cognition) on a Royal Golden Jubilee funded project investigating eye movement behaviour in anxious individuals. She completed her PhD in 2015. Dr Pavlou has taught Business and Organisational Psychology at both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She joined CIM, as Academic Director of the Limassol campus, in September 2019.
A regular online publication in which experts engage with current events and developments in various sectors, summarise their findings, and share their insights.
A revamped, peer-reviewed academic publication, published every January. Inaugural issue out now.
In addition to carrying out annual marketing surveys, the Centre offers market research and consultancy services.
Dr Constantinos Constantinou – Cyprus Centre for Business Studies Fellow and editor-in-chief of our journal, The Market – will be speaking at the online conference on “New Challenges for the European Union” on 23 September 2020. Dr Constantinos will be speaking on the subject of “Turkey within an EU Context: 2020 and Beyond”.
We are delighted to share that Dr Nektarios Michail, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cyprus Centre for Business Research, has just published a paper, ‘Shipping Markets in Turmoil: An Analysis of the Covid-19 Outbreak and its Implications’, co-authored with Dr Kostis Melas, in Transportation Research: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. The paper is available here: here Congratulations to both authors!
We are delighted to announce that CIM has been awarded a big grant (over 30,000 euro) by the Erasmus+ programme in support of student and staff mobility and knowledge exchange. The award was granted in collaboration with Zhytomyr Polytechnic State University in the Ukraine. CIM and the Cyprus Centre for Business Research looks forward to exchanging ideas and forging new research projects with colleagues at Zhytomyr. For more information, please see here.
We are thrilled to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of The Market: International Journal of Business. The issue, edited by Dr Constantinos Constantinou, features eight peer-reviewed articles by established and emerging scholars. Congratulations to the editorial team and the authors. You can read the issue here.
We are delighted to announce the two keynote speakers for our upcoming annual academic conference: Prof. Paurav Shukla, Professor of Marketing at the University of Southampton (Southampton Business School) and Head of the Department of Digital and Data Driven Marketing; and Dr Yichuan Wang, Associate Professor in Digital Marketing at the University of Sheffield. Prof. Shukla and Dr Wang will be speaking at the Centre’s annual conference on 11 April 2020. All welcome.
We are delighted to announce a new publication by a Fellow of the Cyprus Centre for Business Research, Dr Nektarios Michael. Congratulations to Dr Michael and to his co-author Dr Konstantinos Melas (UCLAN). You can read their article ‘A Cointegrating Stock Trading Strategy: Application to Listed Tanker Shipping Companies’ here.
The Cyprus Research for Business Research proudly announces the joining of and active participation in the Project COBENET, a cooperation of European Universities under the ERASMUS+ Programme Action 3 , Knowledge Alliance. Knowledge Alliances are transnational, structured and result-driven projects between higher education and business. Knowledge Alliances are open to any discipline, sector and to cross-sectoral cooperation. The partners share common goals and work together towards mutually beneficial results and outcomes. The results and expected outcomes are clearly defined, realistic and address the issues identified in the needs analysis. Knowledge Alliances are meant to have a short and long-term impact on the wide range of stakeholders involved, at individual, organizational and systemic level. As a general rule, Knowledge Alliances target the cooperation between organizations established in Programme Countries. However, organisations from Partner Countries can be involved in a Knowledge Alliance, as partners (not as applicants), if their participation brings an essential added value to the project. For more information, please see here.
Dr Eirini Daskalaki, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cyprus Centre for Business Research, will be delivering an interactive workshop on ‘Communicating Across Borders’ at the Technical University of Crete to students of production engineering and management and environmental engineering.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 took place on 5 April 2019 at CIM Limassol.
The 3rd annual conference of the Centre will take place at CIM Nicosia premises on Saturday, 26 September 2020, from 10am to 5pm.
This year’s conference runs under the title ‘Entering a New Era’ and will feature a number of international speakers, including three keynote lectures from academics from the universities of Southampton, Sunderland, Sheffield, Abo Akademic (Finland), and industry experts.
For the provisional programme, see here.
Participation is free but registration is essential.
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.
CIM Master students working on their dissertations have the opportunity to work with one of our Fellows under one of the Centre’s research clusters. There is only a limited amount of spaces and the selection of students is highly competitive.
The areas supported by the Centre for this scheme are the following:
Design of environments and work
Teams-groups, teambuilding theories
Organizational change and stress management
Training Planning and Implementation
Performance appraisal and career development
Counseling and personal development
Ergonomics: Human-machine interaction
Attention deficit, anxiety and stress in the workplace
Personality and employee behaviour
Employee and organisation relationships
Employees’ wellbeing ( e.g. embitterment in the workplace, burnout, fatigue)
Recovering from work (work-related rumination)
Remote working, OB topic (e.g. engagement, satisfaction)
Recovering from work (work-related rumination)
Gender, culture, human resource development, global management/marketing.
Current availability and application details will be released on 15 November 2020.