Scholarly Activities



  • Iacovidou, M. Femina Project: “Best practice and guidelines for the successful establishment in a European market”.Coordinator: Zonta club, Nicosia region, Cyprus.Funding Obtained: 150.000 Euro, Leonardo da Vinci
  • Iacovidou, M. IPPHEAE Project- ‘Impact of Policies for Plagiarism in Higher Education across Europe’. Erasmus Programme under the Lifelong Learning Programme, 2010-2013, approximately € 76,054 (total Funding obtained €331,468), project partner
  • Iacovidou, M. UNILO – Promoting the EQF Learning Outcomes Approach within European Universities, Leonardo Da Vinci, Lifelong Learning Programme, Mar 2010 – Feb 2012, approximately €29,720, (total fund approximately €399,272), Participant
  • Kaufmann, H.R. Submission in February 2010: Life Long Learning Programme- Leonardo da Vinci Partnerships; Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Competitiveness in European Business (CSR EUBIS); 12 Partners; Budget: Euro 239.300; Mobility share for University of Nicosia: Euro 14.000; Role: Partner (Co-coordinator) – not accepted
  • Kaufmann, R. “Tempus IV, Curriculum Reform. Project Lead Partner: Technological Educational Institute of Crete”, Key Staff (Teacher and Supervisor) of University of Nicosia which is partner. Total requested Tempus Grant: 1.461.935,41 Euro.
  • Kaufmann, R. Team member of a Europe wide research (31 countries with 51 partners on a Thematic Network on Consumer Behavior) in the EU Life Long Learning Program. Total Budget to be funded: Euro 594.048, Budget for University of Nicosia: Euro: 67.548; Member of the Management Board
  • Kaufmann, R. Team member of a Project submitted to the EU “Lifelong Learning Program. Erasmus. Cross Cultural Management”, Total budget to be funded: Euro 125.005,70; Budget for University of Nicosia: Euro 15.168 (Euro 6.678 Student Mobility and Euro 8.490 Staff Mobility).
  • Kokkinaki, A. Impact of Policies for Plagiarism in Higher Education Across Europe, 510321-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-EMHE, Total Budget, 369619 Euros, 3 years, approved July 23rd 2010.
  • Vrontis, D. “University Enterprise Training Partnership Link – U.E.T.P Link”, Cooperation between Universities and Enterprises, Lifelong Learning Erasmus Programme, 332,316 euros. (July, 2010).


  • Vrontis, D., Kaufmann, R. et al. “Cross-Cultural Management Intensive ERASMUS LLP Programme”,
  • Funded by: the Hellenic State Scholarships Institution under the European Commission
  • Hosted by: the Department of Finance and Insurance of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete in Agios Nikolaos
  • Grand awarded: 120,000 euros,
  • Duration of research: thirty six months.
  • Κυπριακό Εμπορικό και Βιομηχανικό Επιμελητήριο-ΚΕΒΕ (€8.000), Sea Transportation Policy in the area of Middle East and North Africa.
  • Kokkinaki, A. “Design and Development of a Cyprus Website Search Engine using Ontologies”, Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, amount 180,892 Euros, 24 months, (PI).
  • Kokkinaki, A. “Development of a Total Quality Management and Control Software Platform”, Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, amount 219,684 Euros, 15 months, (PI).


  • Michailidis, M. Partner-Researcher (2008-2010) ICOPER – Interoperable Content for Performance – in a Competency-driven Society – eContentplus. (Member of the University of Cyprus team) (ICOPER’s underlying pedagogical framework will guide a consensus building approach to developing Best Practices, addresses issues such as (1) exchange of competency models in a cross-cultural educational context, (2) collaboration around learning designs, (3) integration of content via federated search and harvesting, (4) reuse of instructional models and content in learning deliver environments, (5) interoperability of item banks for assessment and evaluation).
  • Michailidis, M. Partner-Researcher (2008-2010): Grundtvig Multilateral Project – “FINALIST FINAncial Literacy Stimulation” – (To stimulate and improve adult financial literacy among selected vulnerable groups). Member of the University of Cyprus team- (€20.000).
  • Pavlou, P. and Kokkinaki, A. (2008), “Cyprus website search engine with the use of ontologies” , Research Promotion Foundation, grand awarded: €98,735, duration of research: twenty four months.
  • Vrontis, D. (2008), “The Renaissance of Commandaria – Developing the Brand as a Competitive Advantage”, Research Promotion Foundation, grand awarded: €149,930, duration of research: twenty four months.


  • Kaufmann, H.R. “Management in Cyprus Tourism”, Research Promotion Foundation. €170,860. (£100.000).
  • Orphanidou, Y. CoBeReN ‘consumer behaviour research network’ – Its character is a non profit nature and it is rooted on the basis of the funds obtained from the European Commission, having accepted the proposal of the Academic Network COBEREN- 2009-2012
  • Orphanidou, Y., Leonardo Da Vinci- Lifelong Learning ‘Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Competitiveness in European Business’- Submitted in 2010
  • Orphanidou, Y., Leonardo Transfer of Innovation ‘Women Entrepreneurs in Rural Tourism’ (WERT) project- Approved by European Commission- 2010-2012
  • 2006
  • Kartakoullis, N.L. Doves Olympic Movement Project, UNDP €170,860. () 2 year grant.£100.000
  • Kartakoullis, N., “Development Prospects for Sports Tourism in Cyprus”, Cyprus Tourism Organization, €8,543 (£5000), 1 year grant.
  • Kaufmann, H.R., Leonardo da Vinci Project with 7 international partners- Internationalisation of SMEs, €189,000.
  • Kaufmann, H.R., International Lake of Constance University- Subject: Internationalisation of SMEs, €20,000.
  • Kaufmann, H.R., EU Interreg III B Funding- Subject: Interregional location branding Euro 1.2 Mio (Funding part for University of Applied Sciences in Liechtenstein: €22.000)
  • Kaufmann, H.R., Development of continuous education programmes in Private Banking together with Liechtenstein Banking Association: Fee income: approximately €164,291.(CHF 250.000).
  • Kaufmann, H.R., Launch of co-operation with Akademie fr Finanzmanagement Stuttgart/Germany for providing Private Banking PGD in Germany: approximate profit per course: €19,710 (CHF 30.000).
  • Kaufmann, H.R., Organising seminars and presentations for the Liechtenstein business community on behalf of the University of Applied Sciences: approximate fee income: €38,484 (CHF 58.550).
  • Papasolomou, I., Cyprus Tourism Organisation: “Competition for the Provision of Services for a Market Research and Consultancy Study for the Development of the Nordic Tourism Market (Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland) to Cyprus”.
  • Theophanous, A. and N. Kartakoullis. “Η οικονομική διάσταση της ποδοσφαιρικής βιομηχανίας στην Κύπρο .” Cyprus Football Association, €17,086 (£ 10,000) 1 yr grant.
  • Tsangari, H., “The habit of smoking amongst teenagers and young adults in Cyprus”, (Statistician of the project; with A. Symeou, M. Karekla, M. Perdikogianni, M. Constantinou). Co-Funded by IPE (Research Promotion Foundation) and Intercollege, €68,344 (£40,000), 2-year grant.


  • Kartakoullis, N., Development Prospects for Athletic Tourism in Cyprus, Cyprus Tourism Organization, €18,543 (£5,000), 1 year grant.
  • Louca, S. “COST Action 298: Participation in the Broadband Society”, Management Committee Member, July 2005 – July 2009.
  • Louca, S. “Virtual Bus, (Infrastructure Project)” Primary Investigator and Coordinator, Research Promotion Foundation, November 2005 – November 2009 €222,300 (£130,000).
  • Louca, S. “Women Integration and Skills for Entrepreneurship”, Partner, Leonardo da Vinci program, Partner, October 2005 – March 2007 €400,000.
  • Michailidis, M. Partner-Researcher (2005-2008): Socrates/Erasmus Thematic Network – European Union – DG Education & Training “EUSW – A European Platform for Worldwide Social Work” (contribute to the impact of Social changes and the role of Social Work both as a discipline and as a profession). Member of the Board of the Thematic Network. Coordinator of the WG7: Research Group €300.000.


  • Kartakoullis, N., Multiphase Athletic Approach, Inquiry on Educational Aspect and Influence on Sports, Research Promotion Foundation, €168,344 (£40,000) three year grant.
  • Kartakoullis, N., The Impact of Power Training on Metabolic and Hormonal Changes, Research Promotion Foundation, €59,801 (£35000) three-year grant.
  • Kartakoullis, N., Use of Anabolic Steroids by Athletes and the Wider Public in Cyprus, Cyprus Sports Organization and Ministry of Health, Government of Cyprus, €15,377 (£9,000).
  • Kartakoullis, N., Values, Attitudes and Parameters Motivating High Performance Athletes in Cyprus, Cyprus Sports Organization, €17,086 (£10,000) six-month grant.
  • Kartakoullis, N., VET Vocational Educational Qualification in Sports: Trends and Perspectives, Cyprus Sports Organization and European Commission, €6,834 (£4,000) three-month grant.
  • Kokkinaki, A., E-Government System for Local Administration, Research Promotion Foundation, €172,568 (£101,000) twenty-month grant.
  • Louca, S. The Internet in Rural Areas, Primary Investigator, Research Promotion Foundation – Cyprus, July 2004 – July 2005 €111,000 Euro (£65,000).
  • Louca, S. Πρόσβαση σε χρηματοοικονομικές πληροφορίες, μέσω της τεχνολογίας κινητής τηλεφωνίας SMS (Access to money based information via SMS), Primary Investigator Research Promotion Foundation – Cyprus, December 2004 – May 2006 €154,000 (£90,000).
  • Morphitou, R., Development of an Electronic Patient Record to be Used within the Cypriot Medical Practice, Research Promotion Foundation, €59,801 (£35,000) two-year grant.
  • Papasolomou-Doukakis,I. and Kouis, J., A Comparative Evaluation of the Cyprus Hotel Industry, Research Promotion Foundation, €77,058 (£45,100) two-year joint grant.
  • Turner, G. and Woodward T., Kingston University Faculty of Business competitive grant of €6,834 (£4,000) to conduct a pilot study into the likelihood of organizations in the United Kingdom producing reports in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines.
  • Vrontis, D., Brand Building for the Wine Industry in Cyprus, Research Promotion Foundation, €119,602 (£70,000) twenty four months grant.


  • Christodoulides, G. and Shekeris, A., A Management System for Local Authority, Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, €66,806 (£39,100), fifteen-month joint grant.
  • Morphitou, R. and others, Youth Farm, Leonardo Da Vinci, European Commission, €598,010 (£350,000), two-year joint grant.


  • Kokkinaki, A., Development of E – Commerce Centre for International Trade, Trade Promotion Agency, Sofia, Bulgaria, €25,630 (£15000).
  • Kokkinaki, A., Development of E – Commerce Centre for International Trade, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sofia, Bulgaria, €20,503 (£12,000).
  • Kokkinaki, A., Development of E – Commerce Centre for International Trade, Foreign Trade Centre, Bucharest, Romania, €46,132 (£27,000).
  • Louca, S. Cyprus Music Network (computer aided research), Partner, Research Promotion Foundation, October 2002 – May 2004 €42,750 (£25,000).
  • Louca, S. Web-based Information Technology Training (WEBBITT), Partner, Leonardo da Vinci – EU, January 2002 – January 2004 €268,000.


  • Iacovidou, M. and others, Femina, Leonardo Da Vinci, European Commission, €256,296 (£150,000).
  • Louca, S. “mployability II, Partner, Leonardo da Vinci, October 2000 – July 2001 €120,000.
  • Papasolomou, I., Liverpool City Council, UK, €13,670 (£8,000

Συμμετοχή σε Συντακτικές Επιτροπές

Constanti, P.

  • Euromed Journal of Business, Cyprus (Editorial Board)

Coutinho-Kontolemis, L.

  • Euromed Journal of Business, Cyprus (Editorial Board)

Hadjidakis, S.

  • Euromed Journal of Business, Cyprus (Editorial Board)
  • World Journal of Management (Editorial Board)

Kartakoullis, N.

  • World Journal of Tourism, Leisure and Sport

Kokkinaki, A.

  • Euromed Journal of Business, Cyprus (Assistant Editor)
  • World Journal of Business Management (Editorial Board)

Kaufmann Hans, R.

  • Journal of Management and Economics (Editor)
  • EuroMed Journal of Business (Editorial Board)
  • International Journal of Management Cases (Editorial Board)
  • World Journal of Business Management (Editorial Board)
  • World Journal of Retailing (Editorial Board)
  • Financial Services Management (Editorial Board)

Lois, P.

  • Euromed Journal of Business, Cyprus (Editor)
  • World Journal of Business Management (Editorial Board)
  • World Journal of Financial Management (Editorial Board)
  • Euroship (Editor)
  • Tourism Today, Journal of College of Tourism and Hotel Management, Cyprus.

Morphitou R.

  • The Scholar (Editorial Board)

Melanthiou Y.

  • International Journal of Technology Marketing (IJTM) (Guest Editor)
  • World Journal of Business Management (Associate Editor)
  • International Journal of Online Marketing (IJOM) (Editorial Board)
  • EuroMed Journal of Business (Editorial Board)

Papasolomou, I.

  • EuroMed Journal of Business, Cyprus (Associate Editor)
  • International Journal of Corporate Communications, ISSN:  1356-3289 , MCB UP Ltd (Editorial Board).
  • International Journal of Social Responsibility, ISSN:  1747-1117 , SRRNet (Editorial Board).
  • Journal of Global Business Advancement (Guest Editorial)

Pavlou, P.

  • Euromed Journal of Business, Cyprus (Editorial Editor)

Thrassou, A.

  • Euromed Journal of Business, Cyprus (Editorial Board)
  • World Journal of Entrepreneurship( Editorial Board)
  • Journal of Business Management (Editorial Board)

Vrontis, D.

  • EuroMed Journal of Business, Cyprus (Editor)
  • World Journal of Business Management (Editor)
  • Journal for Global Business Advancement (Country Editor)
  • Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development (Consulting Editor)
  • Journal of Promotion Management (Editorial Board)
  • International Research Journal of Innovative Marketing (Editorial Board)
  • The Cyprus Journal of Sciences (Editorial Board)
  • International Journal of Management Cases (Editorial Board)
  • Hellenic Academy of Business Administration Review (Editorial Board)
  • World Journal of Management and Economics (Editorial Board)

Βασικά / Εφαρμοσμένα / Επαγγελματικα Ερευνητικά Ενδιαφέροντα

Τμήμα Λογιστικής

Iacovidou Melpo

  • Student Satisfaction
  • Managing Quality in Higher Education Institutions
  • Assessing Quality in Services

Lois Petros

  • Formal Safety Assessment of Cruise Ships
  • Value for Money: Cruise and Hotels
  • Passengers Expenditure Spending on Cruise Ships
  • Perceptions and Expectations of Passengers: The Cyprus Case
  • Internet Banking in Cyprus
  • Investment Appraisal Techniques and Risk Analysis

Vlittis Adamos

  • Voluntary and Mandatory Disclosures
  • Corporate Governance
  • Organizational Structure

Τμήμα Χρηματοοικονομικών

Charitou Melita

  • The role of financial management in capital markets
  • Financial and credit decision

Christou Marios

Coutinho Leonor

  • Fiscal and Monetary Policies
  • Policy Coordination
  • International Financial Markets

Hadjidakis Spyros

  • European Monetary and Economic Integration
  • Globalization
  • The Cyprus Economy
  • The Food Sector

Tsangari Haritini

  • Modeling and Forecasting Methods
  • Nonparametric Methods and their Applications in Quantitative Finance
  • Identifying Anomalies in Stock Returns
  • The Cyprus Economy: Forecasting of Economic Variables such as GDP; Unemployment in Cyprus; The Investment Environment and Local or Foreign Opportunities for Cypriots
  • Gender Inequalities: Working Women and Motherhood
  • Quality of Nursing Care in Cyprus
  • The Burden Experienced by Caregivers of Patients with Serious Diseases
  • Perceptions of Global Human Rights

Τμήμα Φιλοξενίας, Τουρισμού και Αθλητικής Διοίκησης

Constanti Panikkos

  • Human Capital: The Intangible Asset
  • Motivation and Job Satisfaction of Middle Managers in the Hospitality Industry
  • Investigating Human Resources Issues that Influence the Careers of Hospitality Professionals in Cyprus
  • Learning and Teaching Strategies

Gronau Werner

  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Destination Management
  • Sustainable Transport

Kartakoullis Nikos

  • Organization Effectiveness in Sport Organizations
  • Quality Services in Sport Organizations
  • Sport Tourism
  • Good Governance in Sport Organizations

Leigh James

  • Cultural geography: cultural phenomena in space (place, position and links), interculturalism,      comparative culture
  • Political geography and applied geopolitics: civilization clash, post-AngloSaxon and post-globalization new world order
  • Peak phenomena: Peak oil, The Olduvai Theory, Peak: agriculture/food/population/civilization etc
  • Travel geography

Orphanidou Yianna

  • New trends in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Competencies Management in the Hospitality Industry
  • Quality in the Hospitality Higher education

Panayiotou George

  • Organizational Change and Resistance in the Franchised Food and Beverage Industry
  • Mobile Food and Beverage outlets: “The Profile of Food Vendors in Cyprus”
  • High Labor Turnover Issues in Lodging and Food and Beverage Properties

Τμήμα Διοίκησης και Διοίκησης Πληροφοριακών Συστημάτων

Germanakos Panagiotis

  • Web Adaptation and Personalization, Communication Environments
  • User Modeling
  • The Impact of Human Factors in Computer-mediated platforms: Visual, Cognitive and Emotional Processing
  • Intelligent User Interfaces
  • eServices and eLearning: Analysis, design and implementation of open and interoperable wireless / mobile and personalized technological infrastructures and systems

Kaufmann Hans-Ruediger

  • International Management/Marketing and Identity
  • International Entrepreneurship

Kogetsidis Harry

  • Investigating Management Practices in Different Industries Across Europe
  • Change Management in Higher Education
  • Systems Thinking
  • Operational Research
  • General Management

Kokkinaki Angelika

  • Pericles: An E- Government System for Local Governments
  • E-Learning Infrastructure: Comparative Study of E-Learning Systems in Cyprus and Development of a Learning Objects Repository
  • Cost Action 219 ter: Accessibility for All to Services and Terminals for Next Generation Networks
  • Cost Action 530: Life Cycles Inventories for Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing Processes
  • EDeAn: Network of Excellence: Design for all

Ktoridou Despo

  • Intelligent Expert Systems, Applications
  • ICT Innovations, Management
  • E-learning, M-learning
  • Web site development

Louca Soulla

  • Information Society and Information Communication Technologies including e-learning, the digital divide and e-business

Michailidis Maria

  • Occupational Stress
  • Acculturative Stress
  • Working Women and Stress
  • Women in the Work Environment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Motivation

McRoy Ian

  • Change Management in Higher Education
  • Strategic Management and Risk in Small to Medium Enterprises
  • Change in Vocational Education

Pavlou Pavlos

  • Use of Quality Award driven Models for performance enhancement
  • The development of balanced performance measures in service organizations
  • Dissemination of research information by research organization and its rate of adoption by Industry
  • The use of quality accreditation systems in Health care and University settings

Τμήμα Μάρκετινγκ

Demetriou Marlen

  • The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Growth and Competitiveness of Corporations
  • Link between Corporate Social Responsibility and Innovation
  • Cause Related Marketing as a Marketing tool in Enhancing a Company’s Image and Reputation
  • TV Commercials as a Strong Promotional Tool of Corporations in Cyprus

Melanthiou Yioula

  • Student Choice
  • Marketing Higher Educatio
  • Retail and distribution management
  • E-commerce

Morphitou Ria

  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Promotion of Tertiary Education

Papasolomou Ioanna

  • Cause Related Marketing in the Business Sector in Cyprus
  • The Nature of Advertising Agencies in Cyprus
  • Creation of a Research Centre in Marketing at Intercollege
  • Hosting of Conferences by the Marketing Department at Intercollege
  • Marketing Public Relations
  • The Practice of Internal Marketing
  • Branding
  • Marketing Communications

Thrassou Alkis

  • Professional services’ marketing management
  • Strategic marketing management of construction consultants
  • Consumer behaviour and communication strategies

Vrontis Demetris

  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Planning and Strategy
  • Marketing Communications
  • Branding
  • Wine Marketing
  • Selling and Sales