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Research interests

Dr. Charis Vlados obtained his Ph.D. (“mention très honorable”) for his thesis on the types and forms of evolutionary integration of the firms operating in Greece into globalization that took place within the framework of the Research and Studies Center on Multinational Enterprises (CEREM) of the University of Paris “Paris X-Nanterre.” Charis Vlados’ primary research focus is on the scientific fields of business strategy, competitiveness, entrepreneurship, economic policy, and globalization, having also founded and established the “Stra.Tech.Man approach” in the field of business dynamics. Charis Vlados has worked with various research centers and as a business consultant, both domestically and abroad, for approximately twenty years. He is Assistant Professor in “International Economics and Entrepreneurship” in the Department of Economics of the Democritus University of Thrace, having taught in the past in undergraduate and postgraduate programs of the University of Aegean, the University of Peloponnese, the University of Nicosia, and the Hellenic Open University. Charis Vlados has authored fourteen scientific textbooks, having more than one hundred contributions in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Ph.D. in Economic Studies (academic attribute) “mention très honorable”, Université Paris Nanterre

Oct 1998Mar 2004

Award Date: 1 Mar 2004

Master, Diplôme d’ Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.) in the field: “Dynamics of Global Economics”, Université Paris Nanterre

Oct 1990Mar 1992

Award Date: 1 Mar 1992

Bachelor, “Ptychion” (BSc Honours–Four Year Degree Course) in Economics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Law, Economics and Political Science: Faculty of Economics

Oct 1983Feb 1989

Award Date: 1 Feb 1989

External positions

Adjunct Faculty, Hellenic Open University, ΔΕΟ44: Θεωρία Επιχειρηματικότητας και Καινοτομίας [BOA44: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Theory]

Oct 2021 → …

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Democritus University of Thrace

Feb 2021 → …

Adjunct Faculty, University of Peloponnese, Master of Arts (MA) in Local and Regional Development and Local Government

Feb 2021Jul 2021

Adjunct Faculty, University of the Aegean, Department of Business Administration, Executive MBA

Sept 2019 → …

Lecturer (Academic tenure), Department of Economics, Democritus University of Thrace

13 May 2019Feb 2021

Adjunct faculty (postgraduate courses), Democritus University of Thrace, Post Graduate Courses in South-Eastern European Studies, Post Graduate Studies in International and European Energy Law, Post Graduate Studies in Contemporary European Studies: Law, Economy, Politics

Feb 2013 → …

Lecturer, Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Economics (Former Department of International Economic Relations and Development)

11 Dec 2009May 2019

Adjunct Faculty, University of Peloponnese, Department of Economics

Feb 2008Feb 2010

Adjunct Faculty, University of the Aegean, Department of Financial and Management Engineering

Sept 2006Feb 2008


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