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Simona Mihai - Yiannaki
Chairperson, Associate Professor, Finance
S.Mihai@euc.ac.cy
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The School of Business Administration
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Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title (Optional Entry)
PhD. Summa Cum Laude, World Economy 2003 Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest (ASE) Faculty REI Redefining corporate governance under the globalization impact.
MBA 2004 Oxford Brookes University, U.K. MBA Soft elements of success and failure in a merger’s integration process. Case study: Raiffeisen bank in Romania.
B.A. in International Economic Relations 1997 Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest (ASE) REI Joint Ventures establishing and functioning in Romania, case study: World Trade Centre Bucharest
Blackboard Distance Learning Education Certificate 2014 European University Cyprus. Distance Learning Unit N/A
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2014 Present European University Cyprus                          Cyprus Associate Professor
2014 ISM School of Management and Economics Lithuania Visiting Professor
2005 2014 European University Cyprus Cyprus Lecturer/ Assistant professor
Publications
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2022 Funds of hedge funds' role in portfolio diversification during crisis: the case of Cyprus DOI:10.1504/GBER.2022.10046364 Lucia Gibilaro, Gianluca Mattarocci, Global Business and Economics Review, Inderscience Publishers ltd. ·         26 ·         218-230
2022 A comparative study in Fintech on ICOs performance, ISSN 2547-8516 Trypidakis G. 15th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business Sustainable Business Concepts and Practices, Palermo, Italy, September 21-23, 2022 ·         TBA ·         19 pages
2022 Online invoice trading market- A case study driven by Big Data Proceedings: https://www.newbusinessmodels.org/publications-media Giannotti, C.; Gibilaro, L.; Mattarocci, G. 7th International Conference on New Business Models, Rome, Italy June 23, 24, 2022, · ·         583-602
2021 Big data firms and information privacy DOI: 10.1504/GBER.2021.118713 Lucia Gibilaro, Gianluca Mattatocci, Global Business and Economics Review, Inderscience Publishers ltd. ·         25, No 3/4 ·         355-367
2021 "Entrepreneurship Education in an Era of Digital Communications", Jones, P., Apostolopoulos, N., Kakouris, A., Moon, C., Ratten, V. and Walmsley, A. (Ed.) Universities and Entrepreneurship: Meeting the Educational and Social Challenges (Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research. Papageorgiou, G., Ioannou, M., Varnava-Marouchou, D. and Marneros, S. Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, ISBN: 978-1-83982-074-8 (Online), ISBN: 978-1-83982-075-5 (Print) ·         11 ·         65-77
2021 TRACKING DEFAULT RISK IN FINTECH PAYMENTS: A CASE STUDY ON ONLINE INVOICE TRADING MARKET ISBN: 978-9963-711-90-1. Giannotti, C., Gibilaro, L., Mattarocci, G. 14th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business, Contemporary Business Concepts and Strategies in the new Era, September 22-23,2021 · ·         4
2021 A Critical Evaluation of Contemporary Tools on Developing Innovative Thinking Competencies for Entrepreneurship ISBN: 978-1-914587-15-3. Pp 701-707. George Papageorgiou, Despina Varnava-Maroucho ECIE 2021 the16th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Portugal, September 16-17, 2021 ·         2 ·         701-706
2021 A System Dynamics Approach to Entrepreneurship Applied to the Case of the Creative Arts Industry ISBN:978-1-914587-15-3. Pp 707-715. George Papageorgiou, Despina Varnava-Marouchou,Tasos Anastasiades, Sofia Hadjipapa-Gee and Demetra Englezou ECIE 2021 the16th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship ·         2 ·         707-715.
2020 The success of STEM graduates in entrepreneurship training: a European case study DOI: 10.1504/GBER.2020.105060 Despina Varnava-Marouchou Elmos Konis Vassilia Hadjichristodoulou Global Business and Economics Review, Inderscience Publishers ltd. ·         22 (1/2) ·         198-211
2020 Towards the Development of a Digital Marketing (DM) Competencies Framework. Papageorgiou, G., Mihai, S., Ioannou, M., Marouchou, D., & Marneros, S. 2020 IEEE Communication Strategies in Digital Society Seminar (ComSDS) IEEE. · ·         145-149
2012 Creativity in business schools- post financial crisis implications International Journal of Organizational Analysis, ISSN: 1934-8835 20 (2)
2011 Bank bailouts: lessons to learn when patience is a virtue EuroMed Journal of Business 6 (2)
Exhibitions
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2022-2024 ARDES- Short Learning Programme for ARt & DEsign & Sustainability with special focus on environment and climate change ERASMUS+ Coordinator
2021-2023 ANGEL - ASEAN Network for Green Entrepreneurship and Leadership ERASMUS+ Researcher
2020-2022 4ArtPreneur -– Innovative thinking competences for Creative Art entrepreneurship ERASMUS+ Coordinator
2019-2021 NEWS in MAP- https://aec-music.eu/project/news-in-map-2019-2022-erasmus-strategic-partnership/ ERASMUS+ Researcher
2019-2021 DIMAS- Digital MArketing at Secondary schools ERASMUS+ Coordinator
2019-2022 FA-ST- Fast prototyping and entrepreneurial skills to promote female founded start-ups in STEM ERASMUS+ Researcher
2016-2018 Supporting Graduate Entrepreneurship in the Creative Sector (SHADOWS) ERASMUS+ Coordinator
2016-2018 Green Entrepreneurship Training - Underpinning Prosperity (GET UP) ERASMUS+ Researcher
2014 A European University- Business Alliance aiming to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of ICT students ERASMUS +, KA2 project called ICT Entrepreneur Researcher
2014 KA2 project called SCIENT ERASMUS+ Researcher
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service Key Activities
2022 ESF European Science Foundation-ESF Grant Evaluations Projects codes are: 22-FWO-FRP-0147, 22-FWO-FRP-1143, 22-FNR-CORE-069, 21-FWO-FRP-0415. various projects cannot be disclosed as topics though, due to confidentiality agreement. Project Evaluator for the European Commission.
2021 ESF European Science Foundation-ESF Grant Evaluations FWO-FRP-21_Soc-Sci. 21-UNINA-EPIG-134 21-FWO-FRP-0415 Evaluation form for Scientific Research projects
2020 ESF European Science Foundation-ESF Grant Evaluations 19-FWO-PDOC-0056 - Trade and the Constitution after the Return of Geopolitics. Transatlantic Perspectives Evaluation form for Scientific Research projects
2019 Ministry of Science of Montenegro Sustainable development and improvement of the competitiveness of the tourist offer through creation of innovative business models and products in Montenegro Evaluation form for Scientific Research projects
2018 Ministry of Science of Montenegro Development of a micro simulation model of taxes and social benefits as an instrument for managing an empirically based and socially responsible economic policy. Evaluation form for Scientific Research projects
2018 Ministry of Science of Montenegro Effective learning through innovations in teaching and psycho-philosophical and sociological analysis Evaluation form for Scientific Research projects
2017-2018 Polish National Science Center Projects SONATA evaluator on financial risk management and banking, 2017, and on private insurance and environmental management in 2018. Evaluation form for Scientific Research projects
2017 Ministry of Science, Technology and Space of Israel Project evaluator in scientific thinking and motivation in education. Evaluation form for Scientific Research projects
2010-2021 GBER Journal Inderscience Publishers- Economics and Finance Section Editor Writing Editorial and organising the papers for peer reviewing, peer reviewing and Special Issues.
2005-2008 GLG- Gerson Lerhman U.S.A Educational scholar and banking and finance consultant with GLGGroup
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
2014 Best Research EMRBI at the 7th EuroMEd Conference in Kristiansand, Norway
2013 Best Reviewer Awarded Conference at the 6th EuroMed Conference in Estoril, Portugal.
2009 Contributor Award of the Year in recognition for extraordinary contribution and service to the Institute. EUROMED Research Business Institute
       2003 Fulbright Scholarship finalist for USA- MBA field related. Fulbright
       2004 Distinction in Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Scholarship to Paris-France for paper presentation MBA-Oxford Brookes University
Other Achievements
Date Title Key Activities:
Oct 2021 News in Map Erasmus+ project Training women in arts on entrepreneurship under NEWSINMAP ERASMUS+ project
May 2021 Polish-Cypriot seminar on new technologies Organising, designing and presenting in seminar
February 2021 Women Leadership and Start-ups Organising, designing and coordinating of webinar
October 2020 Start-ups and Technological trends in Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity Organising, designing and coordinating of webinar
March 2019 The 2nd  Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in EUC-PEAK Organising, designing and coordinating a 1 week entrepreneurship bootcamp ,
June 2018 The 1st Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in EUC-PEAK Organising, designing and coordinating a 1 week entrepreneurship bootcamp ,
December 2019 Startup Europe Event Organising, designing and coordinating this European event, over 100 people
October 2018 Startup Europe Event Organising, designing and coordinating this European event over 140 people