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.
Degree Programme Director for the BA (Honours) in Marketing & Management (NN52)
• 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.
• Innovation - R&D - Open innovation
• Entrepreneurship/ Entrepreneurship Education
• Forces driving firms' innovation capabilities/activities and performance
• 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/
• Staff Member of the Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise (KITE) at the Newcastle University Business School. www.ncl.ac.uk/kite/
Conferences and Scientific Conventions
Member of the Editorial Board
• Service Business: An International Journal (2011-present)
Reviewer for Academic Journals
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.