MS LEONTIA ANDREOU
Undergraduate studies (BSc in Mathematics and Statistics, 2011) and postgraduate studies (M.A. in Didactics and Methodology of Mathematics, 2013) at the University of Cyprus. When studying for her Master’s degree, Ms Andreou specialised in specific techniques and pedagogical methodologies relating to the instruction of students for the purpose of acquiring comprehensive mathematical knowledge. Employment record includes delivering private lessons in Mathematics to students of different educational levels (2011-2014), as well as teaching Mathematics at lyceums in Larnaca as part of the Supporting Lessons in Mathematics programme of the Ministry of Education (2011-2014). Employed as a full-time Lecturer in Mathematics at P.A. College since September 2015.
06/2013 – University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
Master of Arts (M.A.) –Didactics And Methodology of Mathematics
06/2011 – University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc.) –Mathematics And Statistics
Research interests include the development of innovative methods regarding the development of students’ mathematical skills in higher education.
Calculus, Statistics, Quantitative Methods, Discrete Mathematics.
- Andreou, L. [Forthcoming in December 2017]. The contribution of technology for evolving mathematical skills in Higher Education. Special Issue of the Cyprus International Journal of Management, Vol. 19.
MS MARIA CONSTANTINOU
Undergraduate studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA (BSc (Summa Cum Laude) in General Management; minor in Economics, 2000). Member of the Honorary Society Phi Kappa Phi. Postgraduate studies at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA (MBA, Business Administration and Marketing, 2003). Employment record includes: a Business Consulting position with Small Business Institute in Indiana, PA (September-December 2002); an Executive Sales Assistant’s position with MANA products, a leading cosmetics manufacturer in New York (February 2001-February 2002); a Marketing internship with the Eberly College of Business at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (January-May 2003); a Marketing Coordinator’s position with Quintech Electronics in Pennsylvania (August 2003-July 2005) and a Student Affairs Director’s position with a Tertiary Education Institution in Cyprus (October 2005-August 2007). Employed as a full-time Marketing lecturer at P.A. College since October 2007 and as an Assistant Professor since October 2016. Has taught International Marketing at Paris Graduate School of Management, ESG Business School Unit, through the Erasmus Teaching Mobility Program. Research work and publications on restaurant servicescape and its impact on customer behavioural intentions and satisfaction in the Cyprus International Journal of Management.
Constantinou, M. 2010.The impacting role of servicescape. Cyprus International Journal of Management 15 (1): 71-97.
Constantinou, M. 2013. Restaurant servicescape impacts on customer behavioural intentions and satisfaction: the Cyprus case. Cyprus International Journal of Management. 18 (1): 57-75.
Research interests also include services marketing, fashion marketing and branding strategies. Has acted as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management and the Journal of Marketing Intelligence and Planning. Also, a member of the American Marketing Association.
Subject area: Marketing
MR FILIPPOS LOIZOU
Studies / Qualifications / Employment
B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, U.S.A., 1989
Master in Business Administration, Western Illinois University, U.S.A., 1991
Additional qualifications include studies at Aachen Institute of Technology, West Germany (Language Diploma).
Employed as Teaching Instructor at Western Illinois University (1990-1991) and as Full-time Lecturer at P.A. College, Larnaca since 1992. Has been appointed as the Director of Programme of Studies of the Business Administration Department since 1993, Assistant Professor from 2004 to 2011, Associate Professor from 2012 to 2014 and professor since 2015.
Reviewer / Editorial Boards
Cyprus International Journal of Management (CIJM)
Research Programmes (Internal/External)
- Research Project Supervisor/Coordinator, The Role of Corporate Governance in Cypriot Public Limited Companies, December 2012 – May 2013. The project has being conducted in cooperation with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus, the main beneficiary of the research main findings and outcomes. The project covered a wide variety of corporate actions, such as dividend policies, and their effects on the firm and the value of the firm in specific.
- Research Project Coordinator, The Role and Implications of Financial Markets on the Growth and Development of the Cyprus National Economy, Research Proposal Submitted to the Research Promotion Foundation, March 2004. The project proposal was developed in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, Cyprus College, the Ministry of Finance and the Cyprus Stock Exchange. The main aim of the project was to determine the relationship between the development of the financial system in Cyprus and economic growth in the country.
- Project Supervisor / Coordinator, The Effect of Corporate Actions on the Value of Firms Listed in the Cyprus Stock Exchange, Research Project Undertaken in Collaboration with Suphire Ltd, June 2002. This project was conducted in cooperation with Suphire Ltd, the main beneficiary of the research main findings and outcomes. The project covered a wide variety of corporate actions, such as dividend policies, and their effects on the firm and the value of the firm in specific.
- Loizou Filippos (2014), “Investment Decision Processes in SMEs and Financial Performance”, Working Paper.
- Loizou Filippos (Autumn 2002). Examining the Profitability of Technical Analysis Systems on the Cyprus Stock Exchange, Cyprus International Journal of Management, Volume 7, Number 1.
- Loizou Filippos (Autumn 2001). Determinants of Cost of Capital and Optimal Capital Structure: Implications on Cypriot PLCs, Cyprus International Journal of Management, Volume 6, Number 1.
- Loizou Filippos (Autumn 1999). The Role and Importance of Hedging Transaction on Economic Exposure for the Cypriot Importing, Exporting and International Investment Firms, Cyprus International Journal of Management, Volume 4, Number 1.
- Clements Mike, Loizou Filippos, Vasiliou Melina (Spring 1998). Retail Banking in Cyprus: Pressures on the Branch Network, Cyprus International Journal of Management, Volume 3, Number 1.
- Loizou, Filippos (2005). Investment Decision Processes in SMEs, Conference Paper, 28th National Conference of the Institute for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship, Blackpool, UK.
Professional Research Presentations
- The Economic Positioning of Larnaca, Presented to the Council of the Municipality of Larnaca in collaboration with Dr. Constantinos Charalambous, September 2013.
- Cyprus Association of Certified Accountants (SELK), Corporate governance in public limited companies in Cyprus. Presented August 2012.
- The Developing Infrastructure in the Town of Larnaca, Presented to the Council of the Municipality of Larnaca, September 2011.
Ms. Loukia Sergiou
Associate Professor in Accounting
Ms Loukia Sergiou is an Associate Professor of Accounting at P.A. College and has been employed at P.A. College since 2001. She holds an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Manchester and UMIST and a BA (Hons) from City University, UK. Her thesis was published in 2002 with the title “The impact of taxation on the small business economy: A comparative analysis of the UK and Cyprus tax systems”. Before her academic career, Loukia worked as an accountant/ auditor in Deloitte Cyprus. She is an academic member of the Association of International Accountants (AIA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Additionally, she is a member of the ACCA teach and finance professionals, Accountancy Age, the American Taxation Association, Accounting Educator’s Journal and Journal of Accounting and Management. She is collaborating with academics from the department of Accounting and Finance at the Manchester Business School.
09/1999- University of Manchester and UMIST (joint degree)-UK
Master of Sciences (MSc) –Accounting and Finance
Dissertation: ‘The impact of taxation on the small business economy: A comparative analysis of the UK and Cyprus tax systems’.
06/1998 – City University-UK
Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) –Accounting and Finance
Research interests include educational psychology, TQM and Quality Assurance in teaching, Conceptual frameworks, VAT fraud, tax harmonisation and taxation impact on SME’s, CSR and innovation.
MR DEMETRIS TOUMBAS
Undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, USA (B.A. (Honours) Hotel, Restaurant, Institutional Management, Honours College, 1985), postgraduate studies at Staffordshire University, UK (M.Phil., 1997). Additional qualifications include studies at the Hotel and Catering Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus (Front Office Operations Certificate), National Institute of Foodservice Industry, USA (Applied Foodservice Sanitation Certificate).
Employed in the hotel industry until 1989 when recruited as Full-time Lecturer at P.A. College; currently teaching management and business environment modules. Appointed as Course Coordinator since 1992; Senior Lecturer since January 2001; Assistant Professor since 2004; Associate Professor since 2014.
During 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 presented a series of seminars to faculty and other members of staff at P.A. College as part of the staff training programme of the College sponsored by HRDA. Has published a number of research articles in the Cyprus International Journal of Management and “Tourism Chronicles”. Member of the Editorial Board for the Cyprus International Journal of Management (1996-2017). Research interests include aspects of management and operations in organisations. Journal article reviewer/editor for the Economics and Management Journal of the West Pomeranian University, Poland.
- 1982: Awarded full scholarship by the Cyprus American Scholarship Programme (CASP) to attend undergraduate studies at Michigan State University.
- 1982-1985: Honoured by the University for outstanding academic performance being included in the Dean’s List almost every semester.
- 1983: Invited to join the Honours College of Michigan State University, completed the requirements and in 1985 graduated in parallel from the Business School and the Honours College.