Read more about the Cyprus Centre for Business Research at CIM
As well as advancing original research, the Centre aims to disseminate new information and expert insights to business executives. To this effect, it publishes regular Business Bulletins from academics and industry experts.
In addition, the Centre publishes an academic journal (The Market: International Journal of Business) and organises an annual academic conference (held usually in late March/early April).
More specifically, the Centre has the mandate (as voted by CIM’s Council) to:
As Cyprus’s premier Business School, and as a trendsetter with over 40 years of experience, it was inevitable that CIM would set up its own, autonomous, research centre. As the new Director of the Centre, taking over from Dr Myria Kkali, 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 a number of national and international conferences. As a research centre committed to bridging the gap between academia and the industry, we have been sharing our intelligence with business executives and disseminating our expert insights with the general public through our Business Bulletin, which can be accessed further below.
As a Director, I have been thrilled to see the launch of our journal The Market: International Journal of Business, which is now gearing towards its third issue and which is now hosted on ProQuest. Under the editorship of my colleague Dr Constantinos Constantinou, the journal is attracting international scholars. I am also delighted to see the Centre’s annual research conference – organised every September by Dr Maria Socratous and Dr Georgia Thrasyvoulou – having become so established. This year we will be organising our fifth conference.
If you are interested in joining forces with us, or if you have any questions or comments, please do get in touch.
Dr Katerina Pavlou
Cyprus Center for Business Research
Dr Pavlou graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with a BSc in Early Childhood Education (2009), and continued with postgraduate studies in Educational Psychology at the University of Bristol, UK (2010). In 2011, she started a PhD at the University of Southampton, where she worked (as a member of the Centre of Visual Cognition) on a Royal Golden Jubilee funded project investigating eye movement behaviour in anxious individuals. She completed her PhD in 2015. Dr Pavlou has taught Business and Organisational Psychology at both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She joined CIM, as Academic Director of the Limassol campus, in September 2019.
A regular online publication, now in its 4th year, in which experts engage with current events and developments in various sectors, summarise their findings, and share their insights.
A peer-reviewed scientific journal published annually and showcasing top-quality international research in all business fields – Marketing, Management, Strategy, Accounting and Finance, HR, Political Marketing, and Shipping, among others.
Congratulations to our Research Fellow, Dr Georgia Thrasyvoulou, on joining a multinational team of Occupational Psychologists. The team is working on a project on ‘The Impact of Protean Attitude on Career Sustainability: Mediating Effect of Lifelong Learning’.
The purpose of the study is to establish a relationship between protean attitude and career sustainability. The study is looking to identify the mediating effect of lifelong learning between protean attitude and career sustainability. The moderating role of proactive skill development between lifelong learning and career sustainability. The data will be collected using quantitative methodology from Southern Europeans.
We wish Dr Thrasyvoulou and everyone in the group success in their research endeavours!
Our Fellow Dr Constantinos Constantinou will be speaking at an event on Youth Empowerment during Crisis Management, on Saturday 8 October. Dr Constantinou will be speaking about misinformation and fake news. His presentation, which will be in Greek, is entitled ‘Αξιόπιστα μέσα επικοινωνίας έναντι παραπληροφόρησης‘. All are welcome to attend: event details here.
We’re delighted to be welcoming Prof. Valerio Mancini of Rome Business School as our latest Board member of our in-house journal, The Market. Prof. Mancini is an expert in Political Science and International Relations and he will be lending his expertise in those fields.
The Market is published annually by the Cyprus Centre for Business Research and CIM and is hosted by the top two databases: EBSCO and Pro-Quest. Read our latest issue here.
Our Fellows Dr Maria Charalampous and Dr Evie Michailidis attended the European Academy of Occupational Health Conference (6-8 July 2022, University of Bordeaux, France) with funding from the Centre.
Dr Charalampous organised a symposium and presented her work with a paper entitled: “When it may be here to stay! Engaging in well-rounded discussions about challenges and benefits of the remote e-working experience on individuals”.
Dr Michailidis gave two presentations: “’That’s not what I signed up for!’ A diary study on the mediating role of embitterment in the relationship between illegitimate tasks and counterproductive work behaviour”; and “The role of technostress on remote workers’ affective, social, and psychosomatic wellbeing at work’.
Delighted to announce that our Fellow, Dr Constantinos Constantinou, has co-authored an article with Dr Tetiana Zavalii and Dr Olga Vikarchuk, both faculty members at our partner university, Zhytomyr Polytechnic State University (Ukraine). Their jointly written article is entitled “Do Marketing-Related Intangible Assets Affect the Company’s Net Income?” and has been published in Public Policy and Accounting.
Our Fellows and CIM Faculty Dr Nektarios Michael and Dr Konstantinos Melas are back with yet another intriguing publication. Their new paper, entitled ‘Buy Together, but Recycle Alone: Sentiment-driven Herding Behavior in Oceanic Dry Bulk Shipping’ has been published in the prestigious Review of Behavioral Finance journal (1* ABS). The paper investigates how market sentiment affects the herding behavior of shipping investors in a real asset market, with the authors employing the vessels that comprise the dry bulk segment of the maritime industry. Results demonstrate, inter alia, that the behavioral aspect of investing, measured through intentional and unintentional herding, contrary to the results for financial markets, is affected by sentiment on the buy side (newbuildings) but not on the sell side (scrapping). The paper is available here.
Our Fellows and CIM Faculty Dr Nektarios Michael and Dr Konstantinos Melas are back with yet another publication. ‘Covid-19 and the Energy Trade: Evidence from Tanker Trade Routes’ is out in The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics (Elsevier). In this new article, the authors examine the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the clean and dirty tankers freights rates for the most important seaborne trade routes. You can find out more about their article here.
We are delighted to welcome yet another publication, this time a paper by Dr Nicos Antoniades (DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management, New York); Dr Constantinos Constantinou (Director of Research at CIM and Editor-in-chief of The Market); Maria Allayioti (University of Southern California – USC); and Athanasia Biska (Adelphi University). The paper, entitled “Lasting Political Change Performance: Knowledge, Awareness, and Reinforcement” has been accepted for publication (early 2022) in SN Business & Economics Journal (Springer). Well done to all of them! Paper available here.
We are once again proud to share news of the latest publication of our Fellows Dr Nektarios Michael and Dr Konstantinos Melas. ‘Sentiment-Augmented Supply and Demand Equations for the Dry Bulk Shipping Market’ is out in Economies, a 1* journal in the ABS list and in Q2 in Scimago. You can find out more about their article here.
We are delighted to announce that The Market, the in-house journal of The Cyprus Centre for Business Research, is now hosted on the ProQuest database, one of the world’s most-used databased for scientific journals across the globe. ProQuest encompasses 90,000 authoritative sources, 6 billion digital pages and spans six centuries. It includes the world’s largest collection of dissertations and theses; 20 million pages and three centuries of global, national, regional and specialty newspapers; more than 450,000 ebooks; rich aggregated collections of the world’s most important scholarly journals and periodicals; and unique vaults of digitized historical collections from great libraries and museums.
More brilliant news and another brilliant achievement by our Fellow Dr Konstantinos Melas whose papers (many of them co-authored by our other Fellow, Dr Nektarios Michael) are in the 10% of the most downloaded papers on the Social Science Research Network.
Hearty congratulations to Dr Melas and Dr Michael!
CFP: The International Conference on Emerging Trends in Business & Management, which will take place virtually on November 11-12, 2021 is now accepting paper submissions. The conference is organised by Farook Institute of Management Studies (India) in association with Saxion University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands). More information here.
We are delighted to see yet another joint publication published by our Fellows, Dr Nektarios Michael and Dr Constantinos Melas. In this new paper, published in the journal Maritime Transport Research, the authors investigate the relationship between commodity prices and bulk carrier freight rates. The results show that a drop in the price of commodities has a disproportionate negative impact on the freight rates, resulting in major cash flow issues both for the ship-owning companies and their host countries respectively. In countries like Greece, Cyprus, and Malta, the authors conclude, where shipping income is an important form of revenue stream for the economy, it would be a good idea to earmark funds for industries that can provide hedging opportunities (i.e. green energy), in order to avoid excessive volatility.
Visit the journal site for the full paper.
We are proud to see a new publication by a member of our team. Dr Constantinos Constantinou, a specialist in Political Marketing and a Fellow of the Cyprus Centre for Business Research, published a chapter on information warfare and the role of media. The chapter, written in Greek, is part of the book Άμυνα και Ασφάλεια Μικρών Κρατών: H περίπτωση της Κύπρου. The book will be available from various booksellers shortly. Bibliographical details as follows:
Συλλογικός επιστημονικός τόμος: «Άμυνα και Ασφάλεια Μικρών Κρατών: H περίπτωση της Κύπρου»
Επιμέλεια: Πέτρος Σαββίδης
Λευκωσία, Εκδόσεις Αρματολός
Yπό έκδοση: Καλοκαίρι 2021
We are very proud to see yet another article by our two prolific Fellows: Dr Nektarios Michael and Dr Konstantinos Melas. Their article, entitled ‘How long do we keep up with the Joneses? Herding time horizons in the dry bulk shipping markets’ has been published by The Asian Journal of Shipping & Logistics and is available here.
Abstract: We estimate intentional and unintentional herding in the dry-bulk, ocean-going segment that spans from August 1998 to January 2020 and measure how this can impact vessel orders. As the results suggest, while intentional herding has a large effect on the orders of the newbuilding vessels, the impact is very short-lived. On the contrary, unintentional herding, related to common environmental factors, has a smoother but more time persistent effect on the newbuilding vessels. The findings suggest that the key players in the market do not only affect the dry-bulk market with their decisions but also the logistics trade and ultimately the world economy. Thus, the inclusion of the dry bulk key shipowners by the policymakers in the discussions before reaching an important decision could minimise the volatility of the overall sector.
We are very proud to see Dr Nektarios Michael’s new book out with Palgrave Macmillan. The book offers a simple yet comprehensive introduction to the world of Banking. While paramount to the modern economy, understanding how the banking system works has been usually cast aside from overall economic education. Even in the aftermath of the recent financial crisis, which has underlined the vital importance of banking in the economy, the workings of the sector remain a black box. To this end, this book provides a comprehensive and easy to read review of the banking sector, covering all issues related to commercial and investment banking and providing experienced as well as non-expert readers the opportunity to expand their knowledge on these topics. After going through the book, readers have the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge regarding the commercial and investment functions of the banking sector and the ability to evaluate the potential outcome of policy actions.
Read a preview of the book (and order a copy!) here.
Dr Christiana Charalambidou, Fellow at the Cyprus Centre for Business Research and member of Faculty at CIM, has published a co-authored paper in The Manchester School Journal. The paper, co-authored with Prof. Steven McIntosh (University of Sheffield), is entitled ‘Over-Education in Cyprus: Micro and Macro Determinants, Persistence and State Dependence. A Dynamic Panel Analysis.’ For a preview of the article, please see here.
Setting aside the technicalities and econometrics, this article uses panel data for Cyprus between 2005-2011, and tries to understand what is causing people to end up in jobs for which they are over-educated (i.e. have a higher level of education than most people doing the same job). Apart from personal and job characteristics we find that things happening in the economy at the time of employment like for example the number of people employed in the same job and the number of graduates holding the same level of education increase one’s chances of ending up over-educated. The incorporation of macro level variables as determining factors of over-education especially the ones that we used has not been studied before in the literature and this is one of the two main contributions of this work. Additionally we find the entering over-educated jobs as a career strategy or a temporary fix does not work as people who do that end up being trapped in over-educated jobs and being over-educated for one year actually causes you to be over-educted in the future (maybe because employers see that as a bad signal for worker productivity and potential).
The Manchester School Journal was established in 1930 and has grown to become a distinguished, internationally recognised, general economics journal. It is still edited from The University of Manchester’s Economics department and is published by Wiley.
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 5th annual conference of the Centre took place at CIM Nicosia premises on Saturday, 17 September 2022. The conference was organised under the theme “Igniting the New World of Business”. The programme is available here.
The conference featured 22 academic experts, including scholars from Birkbeck, University of London; University of Cyprus; University of Sunderland; Cyprus University of Technology; CIM; Rome Business School, and Abo Akademi, Finland.
On behalf of everyone involved, we’d like to extend a very warm thanks to our keynote speakers, Prof. Almuth McDowall (Birkbeck) and Dr Alexia Panayiotou (UCY). Special thanks to the conference organisers: Dr Maria Socratous, Dr Constantinos Constantinou, and Dr Georgia Thrasyvoulou.
Some of the papers presented at the conference will be published in CIM’s journal The Market: International Journal of Business. For more information on the journal, please contact Dr Constantinos Constantinou, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
CIM Master students working on their dissertations have the opportunity to work with one of our Fellows under one of the Centre’s research clusters. There is only a limited amount of spaces and the selection of students is highly competitive.
The areas supported by the Centre for this scheme are the following:
Dr Roman Puchkov (email@example.com): energy markets & economics; global energy consumption; shipping market cycles; business strategy, expatriation and MNCs; quantitative analysis of statistical data with use of IBM SPSS
Dr Georgia Thrasyvoulou (firstname.lastname@example.org): design of environments and work; team-groups, teambuilding theories; organisational change and stress management; training planning and implementation; counselling and personal development; ergonomics/ human machine interaction
Dr Katerina Pavlou (email@example.com): attention deficit, anxiety and stress in the workplace; personality and employee behaviour; employee and organisation relationships
Dr Evie Michaelides (firstname.lastname@example.org): employees’ well-being (embitterment in the workplace, burnout, fatigue); recovering from work (work-related rumination)
Dr Maria Socratous (email@example.com): management & gender culture; human resource development; global management/marketing
Dr Maria Charalambous (firstname.lastname@example.org): remote e-working and its impact on wellbeing; work/life balance experiences; employee resilience; technology use and its impact on switching off from work; bullying and counterproductive work behaviours
The call for applications is now closed. The next round of applications will open in November 2021.