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 academia.

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 Bulleting

In addition, the Centre publishes an academic journal (The Market: International Journal of Business) and organizes 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:

  • 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.

Message from the Acting Director

As Cyprus’s premier business school, and as a trendsetter with over 40 years of experience, it was inevitable that CIM set up its own, autonomous, research centre. As Acting Director, 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 conferences in Europe funded by us. And, committed to bridging the gap between academia and the industry, we have been sharing our intelligence with business executives. We have also been disseminating our expert insights with the general public through our Business Bulletin, which you can access 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. We are hoping to publish our first issue later this year. We will also be organising our third annual conference – in April 2020. And we look forward to launching new projects with our European partners – watch this space for announcements!

If you are interested in joining forces with us, or if you have any questions or comments, please do get in touch.


Dr Myria Kkali
Acting Director
Cyprus Center for Business Research



Acting Director

Myria Kkali

Dr Myria Kkali holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham. 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.

Fellows & Research Interests

List of Current Research Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Dr Nektarios Michail (CIM/Cyprus University of Technology)
  • Dr Fotis Pavlou (CIM)
  • Dr Styliani Iris Krokida
  • Dr Constantinos Constantinou
  • Dr Evie Michaelides (CIM)
  • Dr Fanos Tekelas (UCLan)
  • Dr Eirini Daskalaki (Akademia College)
  • Dr Georgia Thrasyvoulou (CIM)
  • Dr Christiana Charalambides (CIM)

Senior Research Fellows

  • Dr Derek Watson (University of Sunderland)
  • Dr George Zachariades (CIM)
  • Capt. Valentin Mavrinac (CIM)

Visiting Research Fellows

  • Dr Irene Kujala (Abo Akademi University, Finland)
  • Dr Jessica Antonios (American University of Science and Technology, Lebanon)

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

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

A new and revamped academic publication, which it aims to publish the new research in the field of business annually.


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The Centre conducts annually a marketing research. Our latest research was carried out in partnership with Cypronetwork. 


News & Events

27 May 2019

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

17 April 2019

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.

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! 


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 conference of the Centre will take place in April 2020. Details to follow.

Want to keep up to speed with our news and events?

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:

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.

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