Dr Panagiotis Piperopoulos
Lecturer in Enterprise & Innovation/ DPD BA (Hons) in Marketing & Management

Introduction

Dr. Panagiotis G. Piperopoulos is a Lecturer in Enterprise and Innovation. Prior to joining the Newcastle University Business School he was for many years a business consultant and a mentor to several successful -Greek- entrepreneurial start-ups and SMEs. He has also taught at the Hellenic Open University and the University of Macedonia in Greece.  Since returning to the UK he has extensively commented on the Greek financial and political situation and its impact on the EU and the Eurozone on BBC News 24, ITV, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Newcastle.

Roles and Responsibilities

Degree Programme Director for the BA (Honours) in Marketing & Management (NN52)

Qualifications 

• Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice, Newcastle University, UK, 2011.
• Newcastle Teaching Award, Newcastle University, UK, 2011.
• Ph.D. in Management, Kent Business School, The University of Kent, UK, 2005.
• M.Sc. in Management Science, Kent Business School, The University of Kent, UK, 2002.
• Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Kent Business School, The University of Kent, UK, 2000.

Memberships

  • Member of the Academy of Management
  • Member of the British Academy of Management
  • Member of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of UK
  • Member of the Hellenic Economic Chamber of Commerce (holding a
    professional license as a business consultant)

Languages

  • Greek: native
  • English: fluent
  • German: (basic level)

Research Interests

• Innovation - R&D - Open innovation
• Entrepreneurship/ Entrepreneurship Education
• Forces driving firms' innovation capabilities/activities and performance

Current Work

• The determinants of innovation and business performance in emerging countries (China)
• Entrepreneurship education: Participating in the International Study of Entrepreneurship Education Outcomes (ISEEO): http://iseeo.com/ 

Research Roles

• Staff Member of the Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise (KITE) at the Newcastle University Business School. www.ncl.ac.uk/kite/

Esteem Indicators

Media Appearances

  • Since 2010, I have extensively commented on the Greek financial and political situation and its impact on the EU and the Eurozone on BBC News 24, ITV, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Newcastle Radio.
  • 2003-2010: I have participated live in many Greek national and local television and radio programmes. I was also a frequent contributor to Greece’s leading financial and political newspapers, magazines and blogs.

Conferences and Scientific Conventions

  • Invited and participated in the OECD and the European Commission Entrepreneurship Experts meeting on the 12th of April 2012 in Brussels. This three-year programme of co-operation between the European Commission, the Local Economic and Employment Development and OECD is monitoring and reporting on the state, development and impact of entrepreneurial activity in Europe and related public policies and actions. 
  • Lecturer by invitation of the organizing committee on Saturday 18th of June at the convention entitled: ‘International Culture Trade Forum 2011: Cultural Trade and Creative Industry from Global Perspective’, held in the Beijing International Studies University under the auspices of the Bureau of External Cultural Relations of Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing International Studies University, Newcastle University (UK) and the National Institute of Cultural Development, in Beijing, China.
  • Guest speaker by invitation of the Beijing International Studies University on Thursday 16th of June, I presented the MA in Arts, Business and Creativity programme (offered by Newcastle University Business School, UK) to undergraduate, senior and final year, students of the Beijing International Studies University, in Beijing, China.
  • Keynote Speaker: Between 2006-2010 I was frequently invited as a keynote speaker in various scientific conferences held in Thessaloniki and Athens, in Greece. The themes of the conferences were around Entrepreneurship, Youth Entrepreneurship, Strategic Innovation, and Competitiveness of Greek SMEs in the EU.

Member of the Editorial Board

• Service Business: An International Journal (2011-present)

Reviewer for Academic Journals

  • R&D Management
  • International Small Business Journal
  • Industry and Innovation
  • Journal of Education and Work
  • Journal of Small Business & Enterprise Development

Reviewer for Publishing Companies

Text-book Reviewer for Palgrave Macmillan

Reviewer for ESRC 

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) research grant proposals 

Honours & Awards

• 2013: Nominated for a Teaching Excellence Award. These Awards are being run by the Newcastle University Student Union (NUSU) in partnership with Newcastle University to recognise all positive aspects of learning and teaching. The Newcastle TEA's are completely student-led from planning to judging and aim to recognize and reward excellence in teaching and those academics which go 'above and beyond' here at Newcastle.

• 2012: Nominated for the Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teacher Awards. The Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teacher awards aim to raise the status of teaching and learning at Newcastle by rewarding those individuals who make a marked impact on enhancing the student learning experience.

• 2012: Nominated for the Learning and Teaching Excellence Awards. These Awards are being run by the Newcastle University Student Union (NUSU) in partnership with Newcastle University to recognise all positive aspects of learning and teaching. The awards are fully student-led from nomination to selection, which means students have the chance to show off the best members of staff to the whole University.

• 2011: Highly Commended Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2011 [article: Piperopoulos, P. 2010. Ethnic minority businesses and immigrant entrepreneurship in Greece. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 17 (1): 139-158].

• 2011: Shortlisted, as one of the three candidates, for the Rise Up Staff Champion Award, at the Enterprise Challenge 2011, organized by the Careers Service and Rise Up of the Newcastle University,UK. This award seeks to spotlight a member of staff within the University who is actively working with the Careers Service to consider, develop or embed entrepreneurship within the curriculum.

 

Undergraduate Teaching

  • BUS2011: Business Enterprise (module leader)
  • BUS3050: Management of Creativity, Design and Innovation (module leader)

Postgraduate Teaching 

  • NBS8320: Open Innovation and Business Clusters