Nikolaou Ioannis

Rank: Assistant Professor

Laboratory: Business Economics and Environmental Technology

Scientific Interests: Corporate Environmental Performance – Corporate Environmental Management

• Ph.D. in the Department of Environmental Studies, University of the Aegean, 2000-2006,
• MSc in the Department of Environmental Studies, University of the Aegean, 1999-2000,
• Degree in Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business, 1995-1999,

Scientific Interests:
Ioannis E. Nikolaou is assistant professor of Corporate Environmental Management and Performance in the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Democritus University of Thrace. He received his MSc degree in Environmental Policy and Management in 2000 from the University of the Aegean. In 2006 he obtained his PhD degree in corporate sustainability accounting as a tool to measure corporate sustainability performance in the Department of Environmental Studies at University of the Aegean under the supervision of professor Konstantinos Sophoulis. He primarily worked at University of the Aegean (Departments of Geography and Environmental Studies), Technical Educational Institution of Zakynthos and Hellenic Open University. In 2009 he was employed as Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Democritus University of Thrace. His current work focuses on linking knowledge based view of firms with corporate environmental management and engineering as well as to develop essential system dynamic models to explain strategic alliances of firms to face contemporary environmental challenges. In particular, his research interests are as follows:
Green intellectual capital,
Green supply chain management
Corporate social responsibility
Corporate sustainability

Ioannis E. Nikolaou has authored or co-authored more the 12 book chapter, 1 book and 35 research papers; some in peer –review journals including Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Hazardous Material.

Undergraduate classes:
Environmental Economics and Corporate Environmental Performance Green entrepreneurship Economics of Sustainability

Selected Research Projects:
• Green entrepreneurship
• INtegrating Sustainability in PartIcipatoRy Decision-making (INSPIRED)

Selected Publications:
Evangelinos K.I, Allan S., Jones K. and Nikolaou E.I., 2014.
Environmental management practices and engineering science: A review and typology for future research, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 10 (2), pages 153–162.
Nikolaou E.I. Kourouklaris G. and Tsalis T., 2014. A framework to assist the financial community in incorporating water risks into their investment decisions, Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment, Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, 4 (2), 93-109.
Tsalis T.A., Nikolaou E.I., Grigoroudis E. and Tsagarakis K.P., 2013.
A framework development to evaluate the needs of SMEs in order to adopt a sustainability-balanced scorecard, Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, 10 (3-4), 179-197.
Nikolaou E.I., Chymis A. and Evangelinos K., 2013. Environmental Information, Asymmetric Information, and Financial Markets: A Game-Theoretic Approach, Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 18 (6), 615-628.
Nikolaou E.I. and Tsalis A.T., 2013. Development of a sustainable balanced scorecard framework, Ecological Indicators, 34, 76-86.
Nikolaou E.I., Evangelinos K., and Allan S., 2013. A Reverse Logistic Social Responsibility Evaluation Framework based on the Triple Bottom Line Approach, Journal of Cleaner Production, 56 (1), 173-184.

1. Deputy Editor: Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development 2. Editorial Board: Journal of Mining Science

Contact Details
Tel: 25410 79392

Curriculum Vitae


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