Demetris Vrontis

Vice Rector for Faculty and Research, Professor of Strategic Management, PhD, MBA (with Distinction), PGCE (HE), BSc (Hons), Chartered Marketeer, Chartered Business Consultant

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1998 …2024

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Professor Demetris Vrontis has widely published in over 300 refereed journal articles, 80 chapters and cases in books/edited books and has presented papers to over 80 conferences around the globe. Professor Vrontis is also the author of 50 books in the areas of business management, marketing, human resource management, innovation and entrepreneurship, including 14 electronic books approved by and included in ISI Citation Index of Clarivate Analytics.

Academic journal publications, include among other, publications in the following prestigious and highly ranked journals: British Journal of Management; Human Resource Management (USA); Journal of World Business, The International Journal of Human Resource Management; Journal of Business Research; Journal of International Management; International Marketing Review; Technological Forecasting and Social Change; International Business Review; European Management Review; IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management; Human Resource Management Review; Annals of Operations Research, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, Asia Pacific Journal of Management; European Business Review; International Journal of Manpower; Journal of Marketing Management; Journal of Services Marketing; International Studies of Management and Organization; Management Decision; Employee Relations; Journal of Knowledge Management; Journal of Intellectual Capital; Thunderbird International Business Review; Journal of Place Management and Development; Journal of General Management; Journal of Social Entrepreneurship; International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business; Business Process Management Journal; Journal of Operational Risk, Journal of Marketing Communications; Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research; Journal of Strategic Marketing; Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing; Journal of Technology Transfer; International Journal of Consumer Studies; The Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal; Tourism Management Perspectives; Marketing Intelligence and Planning; Journal of Customer Behaviour; Journal of Product and Brand Management; Journal of Brand Management and many more.

Professor Vrontis is a Member of the Appeals (Secondary) Council of the Cyprus Advertising Regulation Organization that aims to regulate advertisements in all media in order to comply with the Code of Conduct of the International Chamber of Commerce. He is also an External Evaluator Expert for the Hellenic Quality Assurance Agency (HQAA) and an External Evaluator Member for Academic Ranking Committee, evaluating Higher Education Academic Units and Academics in Greece.

Professor Vrontis is the Founding Editor and Editor in Chief of the EuroMed Journal of Business, the Associate Editor of the International Marketing Review, the Associate Editor of the Journal of Business Research, a Consulting Editor of the Journal of International Management and an editorial advisory board member in numerous academic and scientific marketing, management and business-related journals. He is furthermore the founder and President of the EuroMed Research Business Institute (EMRBI – and the Chairman of the EuroMed Academy of Business (EMAB), which aim to contribute to and share the understanding of different business environments and trends in the region through research, teaching and consulting. The two Research Networks have successfully organized international conferences since 2008 and the network includes hundreds of members (individuals, universities and organizations) from all over the world.

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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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Certificate in Virtual Tutoring - Henley School of Management, University of Reading

Jan 2004Oct 2004

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education), Manchester Metropolitan University

Sept 2000Jun 2002

Master, MBA (Distinction), University of Hull

Sept 1999Sept 2000

PhD, International Marketing Management and Business, Manchester Metropolitan University

Jul 1997Jul 2000

Bachelor, BSc (Hons) in Business Studies – sandwich course, Manchester Metropolitan University

Sept 1994Jul 1997

Chartered Marketer, The Chartered Institute of Marketing

Jul 2006 → …

Chartered Business Consultant (CBC), The Chartered Association of Business Administrators

Feb 2006 → …

Chartered Marketing Consultant (ChMC), The Chartered Association of Business Administrators

Apr 2005 → …

External positions

External Examiner, University of Wollongong Australia, Dubai Campus

May 2019Jul 2019

Visiting Professor, Hellenic Open University

Oct 2015 → …

Evaluating/Examining the quality of the research outputs and standing of Faculty in South African Higher Education Institutions, South Africa's National Research Foundation

Jun 20152018

Visiting Professor and Chair of the PhD External Examiner Committee, University of Torino

Jan 2015 → …

Visiting Professor, University of Foggia

Nov 20142019

MMU International Alumni Ambassador, The Manchester Metropolitan University

Aug 20142018

Visiting Professor and Member of the Research Grants Committee, External Examiner, University of Rome La Sapienza

Jun 20142017

Visiting Professor, “Best Wine” Research project, University of Salento

Jun 20142017

Member of the International Scientific Committee of the Research Center (Observatory and Research Center in Entrepreneurship), EDC Paris Business School

Feb 20142017

Specialist, Office: Academia Link with the Industry, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism

Dec 20122017

Member of the Advisory Council and Member of the Sub-Committee for Promotion, Marketing and Commerce of Wine, Advisory Council for the Cyprus Wine Industry, Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Cyprus

Nov 20122017

Member of the Secondary (Appeals) Council, Cyprus Advertising Regulation Organization, Cyprus code of Ethics Contact

Feb 2012 → …

Member of the Academic Affairs Committee, UNESCO Chair

Feb 20122016

PhD External Examiner, Second University of Naples

Sept 20112012

External Evaluator and Committee Member for Faculty Promotion / Academic Ranking , The Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQA)

Sept 2011 → …

Member of the Primary Council, Cyprus Advertising Regulation Organization, Cyprus code of Ethics Contact

Mar 2011Jan 2012

External Member of the Ranking and Promotion Committee, European University

Jun 20102012

External Member of the Ranking and Promotion Committee, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Jun 2010May 2011

External Evaluator Expert of Higher Education Academic Institutions in Greece, The Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQA)

Apr 2010 → …

Visiting Faculty, Director (for Cyprus) for their PhD and DBA Programmes (till 2012), teaching on their Doctorate programmes and Supervisor of Doctorate (DBA and PhD) candidates, University of Gloucestershire

Sept 2009 → …

Member of the Award Committee, IN BUSINESS AWARDS

May 20082016

Medal Award Committee Member, Medals for Innovation (CIMI), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)

Sept 2007Aug 2012

External Examiner for PhD Theses., Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Sept 2007Sept 2010

Visiting Research Fellow, The Manchester Metropolitan University

Jan 20072012

Visiting Faculty, Teaching on the MBA programme and supervising student Theses, HENLEY Business School, University of Reading, Henley-on-Thames

Sept 2004Sept 2011

Visiting Fellow, Leeds Metropolitan University

Sept 2004Sept 2013

Visiting Professor, Vorarlberg University of Applied Science

Sept 2002Jul 2010

External Examiner and Moderator for their full time and part time Bachelor and Master programmes, The Nottingham Trent University

Sept 2000Jan 2014

President and Chairman of the Executive Board, Founding Member, Hellenic Association of Scientists and Professionals in Greater Manchester

Jan 2000Dec 2003


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