Κολέγιο CITY College
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Prof. Leslie T. Szamosi

Professor / MBA Director

Academic Position

Professor /  MBA Director

Academic Qualifications

PhD in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management, Carleton University, Canada
MMS in Marketing & International Business, Carleton University Ottawa, Canada
B.Comm. (Hons.) in Marketing, Carleton University Ottawa, Canada

Office L. Sofou Building, 7th floor
Office Hours

Open Office.  Best days are Monday through Wednesday October through the end of February; Monday through Thursday all other times of the year.  

Telephone 2310 536544, 528450 (ext. 130)
Email szamosi@citycollege.sheffield.eu


Prof. Szamosi is a highly sought after speaker in the area of organizational change and the management of change. He is a Senior Lecturer and the Academic Director of the MBA program at CITY College (International Faculty of the University of Sheffield) and a Founder and Co-Director of the Laboratory for Strategic People Management. He is a member of the International Faculty of the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and is regular evaluator and assessor of European Union funded projects. Following five years as the Marketing Manager for an international bio-technology and opto-electronics company in Ottawa (Canada), Prof. Szamosi worked as a private consultant for diverse organisations such as the European Union (KOMVER II Project), Digital Electronics (now part of Compaq Computers), Human Resources Development Canada, Industry Canada, KPMG Management, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (C.I.B.C.), and TELUS. He has presented seminars and workshops for a variety of organizations and institutions such as Heineken, Deutsche Telecom, the International Finance Corporation, the Romanian HR Club, the World Bank, the Romanian Bankers’ Association, and Log-IN Systems.

Teaching

Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour, Change Management, International Marketing, International Business, 

Research Interests

Human Resource Management · Organizational Change · Resistance to Change · Strategic Human Resource Management · Performance Management · Knowledge Management · Employment Contracts · Population Groupings (e.g., Generation X, Generation Y) International Marketing: · Product Country Images (Country of Origin Impact) · International Market Selection · International Marketing Strategy · Tourism Destination Image Management · Small Business Clusters and Cluster Development · Business Strategy Formulation Structures · Technology Transfer · Outsourcing

Publications

Full list of publications

REFEREED JOURNALS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS - in Print
“Developments in HRM in South Eastern Europe” (2010). The International Journal of Human Resource Management. 21 (13-15), p. 2521-2528. [With A. Wilkinson, G.T. Wood, and A. Psychogios].

“In Search of Glocalization of Total Quality Practices: Cultural and Institutional Aspects of TQM Adoption in South Eastern European Region.” (2010) In 26th EGOS Colloquium: Waves of Globalization: Repetition and Difference in Organizing Over Time and Space. Faculdade de Economia Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 28 July 2010 Lisbon, Portugal [With A. Psychogios and D. Fotopoulou].

“Daring to Care for the Top? Senior Manager Occupational Stress on the European Periphery” (2010). Academy of Management Conference - Montreal; Organizational Behaviour Division. [With A. Psychogios and O. Mucibabic].

“Introducing Employment Relations in South Eastern Europe” (2010) Employee Relations, 32 (3), p. 205-211. [with A. Psychogios and G. Wood]

“Entry Modes and the Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in an EU Accession Country: The Case of Albania” (2009) Journal of East-West Business, 15 (3-4), p. 189-209. [with A. Bitzenis].

“Identity, Demographics, and Consumption: A Study of Segmentation Variables Across Eight Countries and Nine Product Categories” (2009), in Irene Lu, ed., Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Marketing Division (Regina, Canada: June 2-5). 3(3). [With M. Cleveland, N. Papadopoulos, M. Laroche, J. Berαcs, A. Hallberg, S. Elliott, J.I. Rojas-Mendιz, R. Solano, B. Verma].

“Project Management as a Facilitator of Institutional Change Management: the case of Academic Hospitals in Serbia”. 2nd International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development. Thessaloniki. April 24-25, 2009. p. 177-186. [with I. Jekic]

“Getting to the Heart of the Debate: 'Hard' Versus 'Soft' Side Effects of TQM on Middle Manager Autonomy” (2009). Total Quality Management, 20 (6), p. 445-466. [With A. Psychogios and A. Wilkinson]

“Towards an Understanding of Incubators’ Training needs: a South-Eastern European Perspective”. 2nd International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development. Thessaloniki. April 24-25, 2009. (p. 269-280) [with A. Psychogios and D. Fotopoulou].

“At the Crossroads of Leadership Education in Emerging Economies: Global Relevance Versus Local Applicability” (2008). Business Leadership Review, 5 (4). [With A. Psychogios and G. Wood].

“Anglo-Saxon Change in a Non-Anglo-Saxon Cultural Context: Lessons from TQM application in Greek Public Organizations” (2008). International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 5(2), p. 153-171. [With A. Psychogios and N. Michalopoulos]

“The Cluster Approach and SME Effectiveness: A Review” (2007). Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 18 (7), p. 818-835. [With A. Karaev and L. Koh]

“Ethnic Identity, Consumer Ethnocentrism, and Materialism: An International Exploration of Convergence and Divergence” (2007), in Irene Lu, ed., Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Marketing Division (Ottawa, Canada: June 2-5) [With M. Cleveland, N. Papadopoulos, M. Laroche, J. Berαcs, A. Hallberg, S. Elliott, J.I. Rojas-Mendιz, R. Solano, B. Verma].

“Exploring the Greek National Business System: Towards a Modernization Agenda”. (2007). EuroMed Journal of Business, 2 (1), p. 7-22. [With A. Psychogios]

“Just What Are Tomorrow’s SME Employees Looking For?” (2006), Education + Training, 48 (8-9), p. 654-665.

“Studies-Factors Affecting Retail Store Selection In The Small Electrical Appliance Sector”. Economic Society of Thessaloniki - Athenian Policy Forum. November 9-11, 2006. [With S. Pilitsis, George Efstathiadis]

“Could a Cluster Approach Really Increase the Competitiveness of SMEs?” (2006) Supply Chain Management and Information Systems International Conference, Taiwan July 5-7, 2006. [With A. Karaev and L. Koh].

“Cluster Policy and Entrepreneurship Promotion in Transition Countries in SEE: The Case of Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Serbia” (2006). 1st SEERC Doctoral Conference. Thessaloniki, Greece. [With A. Karaev and L. Koh]

“Alignment of core ideology and organizational values with strategy and tactics” (2006). 1st SEERC Doctoral Conference. Thessaloniki, Greece. [With P. Kafatos and J. Kawalek].

“Understanding Employee Readiness to Change in EU Accession Countries: The Case of Bulgaria”. (2005/2006). International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management in Organizations, 5 (6), p. 159-169. [With L. Duxbury and A. Bitzenis].

“Development of a Model of Resistance to Change: What Does the Literature Tell Us?” (2005/2006). International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management in Organizations, 5 (1), p. 21-29. [With L. Duxbury].

“Outsourcing as a Business Strategy in Industrial Clusters: The Case of IT Clusters in the Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)”. (2005) Supply Chain Management and Information Systems International Conference, Thessaloniki July 6-8, 2005. [With A. Karaev, L. Koh, and S. Kehaghias].

“Conceptualizing a Process Model for Market Orientation: An Integrative Literature Based Approach”. (2005) International Conference on Marketing and Development, Thessaloniki June 8-11, 2005. [With N. Papadopoulos and A. Sosic].

“Entry Modes and The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in a Balkan Country.” (2005) in D. Kantarelis (ed.), Global Business & Economics Review - Anthology 2005 [With A. Bitzenis].

“Toward an Understanding of People Management Issues in Small and Medium Enterprises in a Transitional Economy: A Benchmarking Study in South-Eastern Europe” (2004), Education + Training. 46 (8/9), p. 444-453. [With L. Duxbury and C. Higgins].

“Benchmarking the Use of Motivating Language During Organizational Change in South-Eastern Europe”, in D. Kantarelis (ed), Global Business & Economics Review - Anthology 2004: p. 504-514. [With I. Piperkova].

“Product-Country Images in a Turbulent Environment: Evidence From A War-Torn Country” (2004), in N. Papadopoulos (ed.), Academy of Marketing Science, (International-Multinational Marketing: Issues, Trends, and Advances), Vancouver, Canada, May 26-29, 2004: p. 295-299. [With B. Cica].

“Building a Model of Corporate Environmental Culture: A Case Study Scenario” (2003), in N. Delener and C. Chao (eds), Global Business and Technology Association, Budapest, Hungary. p. 1222-1229. [With K. Kostaninos and S. Kehaghias].

“Leveraging Cultural Diversity Through Expatriates: A Pilot Study” (2003), in N. Delener and C. Chao (eds), Global Business and Technology Association, Budapest, Hungary. p. 1215-1221. [With A. Elefthediades]

“Development of A Measure To Assess Organizational Change” (2002), Journal of Organisational Change Management. 15 (2), p. 184-201. [With L. Duxbury].

“How To Best Support Employees During Times of Revolutionary Change: What Does the Data Tell Us?” (2000), Human Resources, (Montreal, Quebec: Administrative Sciences Association of Canada / International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management, Human Resources Division, July). [With L. Duxbury].

“Development and Validation of Measures of Organisational Support and Non-Support for Revolutionary Organisational Change” (2000), Revolutionary and Continuous Change, (Toronto, Ontario: Academy of Management, August). [With L. Duxbury].

“Balancing Employee Well-Being and Organisational Effectiveness: A Socio-Technical Approach to Shiftwork” (1997), in U. Stauber (ed.), Organisational Theory, (Fredericton: New Brunswick, Atlantic Schools of Business, October), p. 45-65. [With S.A. Murphy and Y.J. Decady].

“Czech Made’ or Check Mate? An Assessment of the Competitiveness of East European Products”, (1997), in V. Wong and V. Shaw (eds.), Marketing Productivity (Amsterdam, The Netherlands: European Marketing Academy - EMAC), p. 993-1012. [With N. Papadopoulos and L. Heslop].

“An Analysis of Foreign Product Evaluations in the Context of the Emerging Economies of Eastern Europe” (1997), in H.F. MacKenzie (ed.), Marketing, vol. 7, (St. John’s: Newfoundland: Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Marketing Division, May), p. 21-30. [With N. Papadopoulos and L. Heslop].

“Country Images and Perceptions of Products ‘Made-In’ Eastern Europe: The View From Australia”, (1996), Asian Journal of Marketing, 5 (2), p. 29-44. [With G. Mort, R. Ettenson, N. Papadopoulos, and L. Heslop].

“A Comparison of Australian and Canadian Consumer Evaluations of the Products and Countries of Eastern Europe” (1995), in P. Chandler, K. Grant, and I. Walker (eds.), World Marketing Congress, (Academy of Marketing Science, Melbourne, Australia, July 6-10), Vol. 2, p. 135-141. [With L. Heslop, N. Papadopoulos, G. Mort, and R. Ettenson].

REFEREED JOURNALS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS - in Press
Chapter 2: “Institutional Perspectives on Comparative Human Resource Management” (forthcoming). In: Handbook of Research in Comparative Human Resource Management. Edward Elgar Publishing. [With G.T. Wood, A. Psychogios and D.G. Collings.

NON-REFEREED ABSTRACTS, REPORTS and OTHER PUBLICATIONS - in Print
“Romania About China: To Fear or Not to Fear”. March 6, 2011: Carier Magazine. Also online at: http://www.cariereonline.ro/articol/romania-about-china-fear-or-not-fear [With A. Psychogios]

“To ‘E’ or Not to ‘E’ That is the Question!!”. (2009) Study Abroad Magazine. Written in English, Translated in Bulgarian.

“Corporate Revolution for the People” (2008). Communication Director. December (04), p. 40-43. IT Change or a Change in the Way of Working: The Case of e-GSK at Glaxosmithkline (2008). Middlesex, GlaxoSmithKline International. [With P. Bogavac]

Performance Appraisal Implementation At Hyatt International (EAME): The HR Director’s Viewpoint (2007). Lausanne, Hyatt International. [With G. Serafini]

A Self-Evaluation of Where We Are and What We Need to Do (2007). Kosovo, Posta Telekom Kosovo (PTK)

Organizational Change and Climate Survey (2007). Kosovo, Posta Telekom Kosovo (PTK).

“Organizational Support for Revolutionary Change”, published by the Centre for Disease Control - National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety. Published, with permission, the developed measure.

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