Κολέγιο CITY College
Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece

Research at the Business Administration & Economics Department


BAED Research strategy

  • Meet high international standards of excellence in research by increasing and advancing quality output, impact and engagement.
  • Produce and disseminate original and well executed research in business, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and economics.
  • Produce research with transformational impact on current business practices, business education, and the society with a focus on South East Europe.
  • Pursue synergies among members of staff and between members of the Department and academics from other departments of the International Faculty, from the University of Sheffield, and from other Higher Education Institutions.
  • Follow a research-led teaching approach, which enables members of staff to better link their participation in research with their teaching interests.
  • Support SEERC in its aim to operate at the forefront of scholarly enquiry.



Research Interest Areas

Economics  Finance & Banking
Topics in: Monetary Economics, Exchange Rates, Financial Spillovers, Geopolitics and Foreign Direct Investment.

Staff Members
Dr Petros Golitsis
Dr Sercan Demiralay
Dr Sotirios Bellos
Dr Efi Vasileiou
Dr Christina Paraskevopoulou


Management & Organization
Topics in: Strategy, Organization, Human Recourses, Technology Management, Enterpreneurship & Innovation, Environmental Sustainability, Supply Chain Management and public Administration.

Staff Members
Dr Andreas Alexiou
Dr Anastasios Diamantidis
Dr Adrian Solomon
Prof. Panayiotis Ketikidis
Dr Alexandra Prodromidou
Prof. Leslie Szamosi


Topics in: Qualitative Market Research, New Phenomena in Marketing,  Consumer Behaviour , Relationship Marketing, Sustainability, Luxury Fashion and International Marketing.

Staff Members
Dr Alexandros Kapoulas
Prof. George Miaoulis
Prof. Leslie Szamosi






Xharavina, N., Kapoulas A., and Miaoulis G. (forthcoming) Netnography as a marketing research tool in the fashion industry in South East Europe. International Journal of Market Research.

Demiralay S. and Kilicarslan E., (forthcoming) The Impact of Geopolitical Risks on Travel and Leisure Stocks. Tourism Management

Hanedar, A.Ö., Gencer, H.G., Demiralay, S. and Altay, İ., (forthcoming). The Ottoman dissolution and the İstanbul bourse between war and peace: a foreign exchange market perspective on the Great War. Scandinavian Economic History Review (online), Taylor & Francis, pp.17. https://doi.org/10.1080/03585522.2018.1546615

Petrova, S. and Prodromidou, A. (2019) Everyday Politics of Austerity: Infrastructure and Vulnerability in times of Crisis, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space [online], Sage Journals, Available from https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2399654419831293

Solomon, A., Ketikidis, P., & Koh, S. L. (2019). Including social performance as a measure for resilient and green freight transportation. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment69, 13-23.




Golitsis, P, Avdiu, K. and  Szamosi, L.T. (2018) Remittances and FDI Effects on Economic Growth: A VECM and GIRFs for the case of Albania. Journal of East-West Business, 24(3), pp. 188-211.

Solomon, A. and Ketikidis, P. (2018). The Leading European and American Quintuple-Helix Model for Inclusive Sustainable Transportation: Cocreation with Businesses, Innovators, Policy Makers, Society, and the Environment. International Journal of Environment and Sustainability (IJES), 7(1).

Kalinowski, T., Wieteska, G., Rudnicka, A., Wronka, A., Solomon, A., Piccolo, C., Diglio, A., Bruno, G., Koh, S. and Genovese, A. (2018). The process of gaining key competencies in the implementation of energy efficient and sustainable supply chain operations. International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, 8(3), pp.232-258.

Ketikidis, P. and Solomon, A. (2018). Special issue: Co-producing knowledge, innovation and growth through university–industry collaboration – Lessons from experience. Industry and Higher Education, 32(4), pp.211-280.

Kuzman, T., Talavera, O., & S., K., Bellos (2018), “Politically Induced Board Turnover, Ownership Arrangements and Performance of SOEs”, Corporate Governance – An International Revue, 26, pp 160-179,

Psychogios, A., Blakcori, F., Szamosi, L., & O’Regan, N. (2018). From feeding-back to feeding-forward: managerial feedback as a trigger of change in SMEs. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.


Books & Conferences

Collings, D. G., Wood, G. T., & Szamosi, L. T. editors (2018). Human Resource Management . Routledge, London.

Gashi  E., Saropoulos S. and Diamantidis A.(2018), "Examining the relationship between Motivation and Job Satisfaction in Greek companies", Doctoral Student Conference, 9-11 May 2018, CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Thessaloniki, Greece

Johnson, P., & Szamosi, L. T. (2018). HRM in changing organizational contexts. In Human resource management (p. 27-48). Routledge. London.

Prodromidou, A. (2018) Continuity and Change in Greek Politics in an Age of Austerity, Chapter 9 in Parker, O. and Tsarouhas, D. (eds) Crisis in the Eurozone Periphery: The Political Economies of Greece, Spain, Ireland and Portugal, Building a Sustainable Political Economy: SPERI Political Economy Research & Politics, Palgrave-MacMillan 

Psychogios, Alexandros, Leslie Thomas Szamosi, Rea Prouska, and Christopher Brewster (2018).  Varieties of Crisis & Working Conditions: A Comparative Study between Greece and Serbia.  IHRM2018: 15TH INTERNATIONAL HUMAN REOURCE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE  June 13, 2018.  Madrid, Spain.

Psychogios, A., Antonacopoulou, E. P., Nyfoudi, M., Blakcori, F., & Szamosi, L. (2018). How does Feedback Matter to the Sustainability of Organizational Routines?. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2018, No. 1, p. 16801).Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.

Serafini, G. O., & Szamosi, L. T. (2018). The application of MNC HR policies and practices in the luxury hotel industry: differences and similarities between transitional periphery versus developed economies. In Comparative Capitalism and the Transitional Periphery. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Solomon, A. and Ketikidis, P. (2018). A Quintuple Helix – based Decision Support Framework Towards the Implementation of Low Carbon and Resilient Supply Chains. In: ICDSST – PROMETHEE Days 2018 Proceedings – THE EWG-DSS 2018 International Conference on DSS, 22-25 May. Heraklion, Crete.

Solomon, A. and Ketikidis, P. (2018). Sustainability & Responsibility Diffusion within Society: Blending the Quintuple Helix Model with the Pillars of RRI. In: 16th International Triple Helix Conference, 5-8 September. Manchester, United Kingdom.

Solomon, A. and Ketikidis, P. (2018). The FIT4RRI methodology for responsible research and innovation. In: 16th International Triple Helix Conference, 5-8 September. Manchester, United Kingdom.

Solomon, A. and Ketikidis, P. (2018). The Leading European and American Quintuple-Helix Model for Inclusive Sustainable Transportation: Cocreation with Businesses, Innovators, Policy Makers, Society, and the Environment. In: Ajman 5th International Environment Conference on Climate Change & Sustainability. Ajman, United Arab Emirates: Science Target.

Solomon, A. and Ketikidis, P. (2018). The Role of the quintuple-helix model for inclusive sustainable technological diffusion: co-creation with businesses, innovators, policy makers, society and the environment. In: 14th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society. New York, USA: CGI Scholar.

Wood, G., Psychogios, A., Szamosi, L. T., & Collings, D. G. (2018). Comparative institutional analysis and comparative HRM. In Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management. Edward Elgar Publishing.



Gkasis, P.,  Prodromidou, A. and Zaharis, N. eds (2017) European Migrant Crisis Symposium: Challenges of a Fragmented Corridor, SEEVIEW Working Paper no 1, Thessaloniki: Southeast European Research Centre. 

Golitsis, P. (2017) ‘Interactions of Monetary Policies in SEEC in an EMU Context. A G-VAR Model: Focusing on the Bulgarian case’in K. Dimopoulos, P. Gkasis, E. Kalyva, T. Lagkas, Z. Tatsioka (ed.) Proceedings of the 11th Annual South-East European Doctoral Student Conference Infusing Research and Knowledge in South-East Europe, Thessaloniki: SEERC Books, pp. 13-63 [ISBN 978-960-9416-18-4].

Gubatova Z., Kapoulas,  A., Cheng, R., (2017) Building brand loyalty through Social Media in economic crisis: a gender and Gen Y perspective of SEE luxury fashion consumers, 11th Annual Euromed Academy of Business Conference: Rome Italy

Kostopoulou T., Diamantidis A. and Daulle J. (2017), An empirical study on the relationship between the service quality and the customers’ satisfaction in the Greek hospitality industry: the case of the SMEs hotels. 10th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development, 31 August – 1 September 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece. 

Lajci, D., and Kapoulas, A., (2017) Exploring the role of e-marketing initiatives and e-RM in e—banking services within the financial services sector: Opportunities and Challenges in Kosovo. ICEIRD, Thessaloniki

Nimic, Z. and Szamosi, L.T. (2017) Community entrepreneurship and the role of recruitment and selection: A case study in indigenous realities, 8th International Conference for International Business.  Thessaloniki, Greece.  May 18-21 2017.  

Serafini, G.O., Wood, G.T. and Szamosi L.T. (2017) IHRM Application in Transitional Periphery Countries: Lessons from the Luxury Hotel Industry, British Academy of Management, September 5-7, 2017. University of Warwick, UK.

Petrovski, D., Szamosi, L.T., and Lozanoska, H. (2017) Gender sensitive HR policies and practices as a means for increasing the competiveness of ICT companies: A SEE case study, ICEIRD, August 31- September 1 – Thessaloniki.








Funded research projects

TrainERGY (Erasmus+, Energy Efficient Operations, 2015-2018, 56 120 EUR)
REINVEST (Europeaid, Sustainable Transport, 2015 - 2018, 51 274 EUR)
iSTART (Erasmus+, Startups, 2016 - 2019, 41 610 EUR)
ATSIV (Erasmus+, NGOs, 2016-2019, 31 930 EUR)
FIT4RRI (H2020/SWAFS, Responsible Research & Innovation, 2017-2020, 215 750 EUR)
DIGI-GRENT (Erasmus+, Responsible Startups, 2018-2021, 54 045 EUR)
MIGRATE (Erasmus+ Jean Monnet, Refugees, 2016 - 2019, 64 000)
TeRRItoria (H2020/SWAFS, Territorial responsible innovation, 2019-2022, 164 750 EUR)
GRACE (H2020/SWAFS, Responsible Innovation, 2019-2022, 91 600 EUR)
PROSFET (H2020/MSCA, Sustainable Transport, 2017-2019, 40 500 EUR)
RETRACE (H2020/MSCA, Circular Economy, 2018-2021, 474 435 EUR)
HLX4EU (Erasmus+ Jean Monnet, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 2018 - 2021, 60 000 EUR)



PhD candidates

Zlatina Gubatova
Besart Hajrizi
Elina Ketikidi
George Kladakis
Drilon Lajci
Danimir Ljepava
Delfin Pllana
Linda Tahiri Rukiqi
Natyra Xharavina
Kushtrim Zeqiri