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

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 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




Professor Andreas Hadjis

Prof. Hadjis is a renowned theorist 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.

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 (CIM)
  • Dr Constantinos Constantinou
  • 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 (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

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


The Centre conducts annually a marketing research. Our latest research was carried out in partnership with Cypronetwork. The Centre is also working on an index. 

News & Events

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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.

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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