Dr Dimitrios Konstadakopulos
Dr Dimitrios Konstadakopulos
Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management
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Dr Dimitrios Konstadakopulos is Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, at the Cardiff School of Management. Dimitrios graduated from the University of Wales, Cardiff (UWIST) in 1984. The following year, he achieved a Masters degree from the same university. In 1995 he obtained his Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Surrey, on the subject of ‘The Linked Oligopoly in the Single European Market: Evidence from Public Procurement’. Prior to joining Cardiff Metropolitan University in February 2012, he worked for sixteen years at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, as a Senior Lecturer/Researcher teaching management, political economy and environmental policy at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Whilst at UWE, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. Previously, he had worked briefly as a research assistant at the University of Bristol, and before that for many years in industry and in the merchant navy.
Dimitrios has conducted extensive empirical research, mostly in the form of business surveys. For instance, he has investigated learning behaviour in enterprises along the M4/M5 corridors of the West of England, as well as in Hanover, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam, and has explored the adoption of environmental technologies and ICTs by companies in both Canada and Vietnam. He has been funded on several occasions for research projects: from the British Academy (three times); the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs (twice); the Higher Education Regional Development (HERD) Fund of the DfEE; the EU’s European Studies Programme (ESP); the Anglo-German Foundation; and the Dr M. Aylwin Cotton Foundation. In addition, he has conducted commissioned research, with colleagues at UWE, for the EU and the National Assembly of Wales.
Dimitrios has been published on more than 60 occasions, mostly in the form of journal articles on innovation and learning, environmental policy, and regional and international development. These have appeared in: Regional & Federal Studies; European Planning Studies; Innovations, Cahiers d’Economie de l’Innovation; ASEAN Economic Bulletin; Journal of Transatlantic Studies; British Journal of Canadian Studies; Südostasien aktuell; Information Technologies and International Development; Geographical Research; and Asia-Europe Journal. His major publication is a monograph on Learning for Innovation in the Global Knowledge Economy: a European and South-East Asian Perspective (published by Intellect, 2004). He has also contributed chapters to books on the knowledge-based economy, globalisation, and sustainable development. Dimitrios' latest work is a monograph entitled 'From Pax Ottomanica to Pax Europaea: The Growth and Decline of a Greek Village's Micro-economy', published by Peter Lang in January 2014.
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