Management and Business Academy

Our vision is to create a prestigious and internationally recognised community where we can inspire, recognise and support researchers who contribute to practice by creating new theoretical frameworks. The Management and Business Academy supports the advancement of theory and practice in Organisational Studies and the Social Sciences. We welcome and encourage interdisciplinary researchers, scientists and research students from universities all around world to present their current research activities, and hence to foster research relations between universities and industry. This institute takes a lead in facilitating international collaboration, providing an independent and authoritative source of advice, and contributing to academic debate and research.

Editorial Board

Dr Claire GARCIA completed her MSc in Food Chain Management at Imperial College London in 2005. She then pursued with a PhD in Marketing obtained at Kent Business School, UK.

Her research interests are directly linked to consumer behavior broadly and more specifically look at responsible consumption, ethical consumption (including fair trade), and communication strategies.

She has published a few scientific papers, book chapters, and several case studies (both in French and in English) as well as written a book of case studies. She is a reviewer for 2 academic journals and a member of Marketing Associations.




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Paulo Ramos (Paulo Fonseca de Matos Graça Silva Ramos).

PhD in Management Sciences Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto, MSc in Marketing and Product Management, Cranfield University, UK, BA in International Relations, University of Minho.
Assistant Professor at the University Fernando Pessoa (member of the Scientific Board) Past Management Departmental Coordinator.
Assistant Professor in University Lusíada Norte.
Guest lecturer in: Catholic University, Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto School of Biotechnology, and in the past in the Católica Business School, University of Lisbon and in the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo.
He has lectures in several international universities: International School of Management, Dortmund, Germany. Lutheran University - Brazil ULBRA, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Kufstein Universitat, Áustria.
Reviewer in EMAC International Journal of Wine Business Research, Marketing Trends conference (Paris, Venice)
Partner and board member of several companies in the areas of Agro food (Wine), Education, Real Estate and Consultancy.
External expert and adviser of the Coordinating Commission for Northern Regional Development of the Portuguese Government.
He has several research papers in journals and proceedings of national and international conferences in the fields of Wine, Tourism, Brands and Services. Keynote speaker, guest speaker, Member of the Scientific Committee, Session Chair in international conferences.
Awarded in 2012: "best short communication" in Economy and Law in OIV XXIV World Congress of Vine and Wine.



Regional Editor

Dr Chengbo Wang had been working for nine years in industry, with an extensive experience of strategic management, organizational performance improvement, operations management, supply chain management, IT application, project management and the application research of academic theories into practical business operations.

After he joined the academic world, he keeps doing research and publishing papers in the aforementioned fields, besides other academic activities.

Dr Wang reviews papers for conferences and journals; he also serves as editorial review board member for International Journal of E-Adoption (IJEA) and International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology.

Dr Wang is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).  He served as Technical Committee member for International Conference and PhD assessment committee/panel member in international universities. Additional to cooperation networks in academia both in the UK and other countries, Dr Wang also has extensive links and collaboration with industries.

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Sepideh completed her BSc in applied mathematics, MSc in banking management in Iran and PhD in Management with concentration in banking from Brunel University (London). Before Perusing PhD, she was working at Bank Melli Iran, largest government bank in Iran, at International department.

Her ten years banking experience has appeared in her research interest. Her research focuses on application of parametric and non-parametric operational research techniques in banking field. Currently she is a lecturer at University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) college of Management.

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Alexandra-Paraskevi Chytiri has studied Business Administration (Bachelor's Degree) at the University of Piraeus. She continued with a Master (MSc) in General Management at University of Kent, UK. Her Ph.D Thesis (Athens University of Economics and Business) addresses the issue of causality in the relationship of HRM practices and organizational performance. It also examines this relationship as well as HRM practices in a longitudinal spectrum, giving particular emphasis to turbulent times (economic crisis). Part of her Ph. D has also been completed at University of Kent, UK (doctoral courses).

During her undergraduate and postgraduate studies, she has been receiving scholarships from the Greek State Foundation for Scholarships (IKY), Leventis foundation, Karelia foundation and Athens University of Economics and Business, for her exceptional academic performance, her master and doctoral studies.
Her research portfolio includes publications and presentations in many international conferences and academic magazines.

Her research interests include human resources management (HRM), Organizational Performance, HRM-organisational performance link, HRM practices, Recruitment and Selection, HRM in turbulent times, International HRM, Greek HRM, HRM practices transfer, General Management, Tourism and Hotel Industry, HRM in Hotel Industry, Relationship Marketing.

She also has an extensive experience as a reviewer in conferences, such as BAM and EURAM. Alexandra-Paraskevi Chytiri has also participated in a number of EU funded research projects. She had also been working as a teacher in Greece and UK on Business Administration modules.



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Javad Izadi completed his PhD at the University of Sussex. He joined the School of Business, Management and Economics at the University of Sussex in October 2010 as a tutor in Accounting and Finance. He was visiting lecturer at Aberystwyth University in 2013 and a Senior Teaching Associate in Accounting and Finance at the University of Lancaster before he joined to the University West of London in 2015. Also, he was previously a lecturer in accounting at Azad University. In 2011, he has been awarded a visiting scholarship by the University of Sydney. His current research interests span all aspects of Accounting and Finance, but focus particularly on accrual accounting, earnings management, earnings quality and stock returns.



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Dr Loukas N. Anninos is currently serving as an instructor (human resources management) and researcher at the University of Piraeus, in Greece. He is also working as Internship Coordinator for the Department of Business Administration and Full Time MBA Program at the same university.
Dr Anninos has studied Business Administration (Bachelor's Degree) and Total Quality Management (Master's Degree) at the University of Piraeus. Part of his postgraduate studies has been completed at Linkopings Universitet in Sweden. His Ph.D Thesis (University of Piraeus) addresses the issue of performance evaluation in higher education. During his undergraduate and postgraduate studies, he had been receiving scholarships from the Greek State Foundation for Scholarships (IKY) for exceptional academic performance. Loukas N. Anninos has also received a scholarship from the prestigious Onassis Foundation for his doctoral studies.

His research portfolio includes publications in peer reviewed journals, books and presentations in many national and international conferences. In 2007, he received the Best Ph.D Paper Award at the QMOD Conference held in Helsingborg, Sweden.
His research interests include excellence, quality and performance evaluation in higher education, service quality, human resources management and organizational behavior as well as neuroleadership.

Dr Anninos also has an extensive experience as a reviewer in journals and conferences while he is a member of academic organizations and groups (e.g. Onassis Scholars Association, Academy of International Business, PRME Antipoverty Working Group). In 2015, Dr Anninos received the Best Reviewer Award (2010-2014) from the Total Quality Management and Business Excellence Journal (Taylor and Francis Group). Loukas N. Anninos has also participated in a number of EU funded projects.

He also speaks five languages so far (English, German, Swedish, Italian, Greek), enjoys self-learning Japanese and practicing Japanese calligraphy while he is a passionate poet, technology lover and amateur astronomer. He is the curator of Management Plus.


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