Professor Marina Papanastassiou joined Middlesex University in 2012. She was previously Research Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
Professor Papanastassiou is co-founder of MEDSEC - Mediterranean Center on Food Security and Sustainable Growth, along with Prof. Mergos (University of Athens) and Prof. Georgantzis (University of Reading).
July 1995. Ph.D. in International Business. University of Reading, Department of Economics, Reading, UK. Dissertation: «Creation and Development of Technology by MNEs' subsidiaries in Europe: The cases of UK, Greece, Belgium and Portugal». PhD Committee: Professor Neil Hood and Professor John Cantwell. PhD Advisor: Professor Robert D. Pearce.
June 1989. M.Sc. in International Business and Economic Integration. University of Reading, Department of Economics, Reading, UK. Thesis: «US Foreign Direct Investment in the European Community».
June 1988. BSc in Economics, National Capodistrian University of Athens, Department of Economics, Athens, Greece.
Fluent in Greek (mother tongue)
Very good knowledge of French (written and spoken)
Basic knowledge of Spanish
Selective Teaching Background
Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark
1. Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Corporation graduate elective course
2. Managing strategy implementation in the modern corporation graduate elective course
1. Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Corporation HE80 Spring 2010 (undergraduate elective course)
Co- teacher with lectures in the following courses:
1. International Business Environment (Fall undergraduate course in BSc in International Business)
2. Managing Innovation on Multinational Enterprises U90 (Graduate level elective course)
Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece
Multinational Enterprises. Graduate level, Spring term: 1996 –1997
Multinational Enterprises, Under-graduate level, Fall term: 1996-1997, 1997-98, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05.
International Economics É, Under-graduate level, Fall term, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02.
European Business Strategy, Undergraduate level, Spring Term 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02 (on leave), 2002-03, 2003-04 (sabbatical), 2004-05.
Economic Geography, Graduate level, Spring term 2004-05 (assigned).
Teaching as a Visiting Professor in Other Academic Institutions
Zayed University, Abu Dhabi UAE
Capstone Course in Global Business Strategy, Graduate, December 2011-February 2012
Business Strategy, Final Capstone course, Undergraduate, April-July 2011
Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Introduction to Research Methods in Management, DBA Programme, October 2010-January 2011
Bifrost University, Borgarnes, Iceland
International Business and Emerging Markets, Graduate course- MSc in International Business, July 2008
University of Paris I, La Sorbonne, TEAM, Paris, France
Multinational Enterprises, graduate level, May 2002 and May 2003.
Greek Open University, Patras, Greece.
Introduction to Business Administration, Under-graduate level, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03.
American College of Greece, Athens, Greece
1. The Multinational Corporation (January 2008 Session and Spring I 2009, Graduate School MBA Programme)
2. Strategic Planning and Evaluation (Spring I semester 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Graduate School MBA Programme)
3. Research Methods for Business and Management (Spring II, semester 2009 and 2008, Fall 2008 and 2009, Graduate School MBA Programme)
Innovation and R&D strategies in multinationals and the network of their overseas subsidiaries and R&D laboratories. Growth strategies of multinational corporations; Foreign Direct Investment inward and outward, motives, strategies and policies.
Hobdari, B, Oladottir, A., Sinani, E., Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce , R.D. (2012) Strategic complexity and global expansion: An empirical study of newcomer Multinational corporations from small economies, Journal of World Business, 47, 4 686-695 .
Hobdari, B., Sinani, E., Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (2010) "Micro-Evidence on Investment Patterns and Motivations of Chinese Multinationals" Review of Market Integration, 2, pp. 61-86.
Filippaios, F., Papanastassiou, M., Pearce, R. and Rama, R. (2009) "New forms of organisation among the world's 100 largest food and beverages multinationals", Research Policy, 38, 6, pp. 1032-1043.
Papanastassiou, M. (2009) "Foreign Direct Investment and Small Countries- An Introduction", Management International Review, 49, 1, pp. 5-10.
Filippaios, F. and Papanastassiou, M. (2008) "The geography of US outward FDI within the OECD: a cross-regional empirical analysis", The Journal of Common Market Studies, 46, 5, pp. 969-1000.
Manolopoulos, D., Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (2007) "Knowledge-related competitiveness and the roles of multinationals? R&D in a peripheral European economy: survey analysis of Greece", Management International Review, l47, 5, pp. 661-681.
Pearce, R. and Papanastassiou, M. (2006) "To almost see the world; Hierarchy and strategy in Hymer's view of the Multinational", International Business Review, 15, 2, pp. 151-165.
Manolopoulos, D., Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (2005) "Technology sourcing in multinational enterprises and the roles of subsidiaries: an empirical investigation", International Business Review, 14, 3, pp. 249-267.
Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (2005) "Funding sources and the strategic roles of decentralized R&D in multinationals", R&D Management, 35, 1, pp. 89-100.
Filippaios, F., Demos, A. and Papanastassiou, M. (2004) "An event study analysis of outward foreign direct investment: the case of Greece", International Journal of the Economics of Business, 11, 3.
Filippaios, F., Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (2003) "The evolution of US outward direct investment in the Pacific Rim: a cross-time and country analysis", Applied Economics, 35, pp. 1779-1787.
Louri, H., Loufir, R. and Papanastassiou, M. (2002) Micro- determinants of MNE subsidiaries ownership preferences: A multinomial logit analysis, Empirica, 29, pp. 31-45.
Louri, H., Papanastassiou, M. and Lantouris, J. (2000) «Expansion strategies of Greek firms in the Balkan region: A multinomial logit analysis», Regional Studies, 34, 5, pp. 419-427.
Papanastassiou, M. (1999) Production and technology strategies of MNE subsidiaries in Europe, International Business Review, 8, pp. 150-175.
Pearce, R. and Papanastassiou, M. (1999) Overseas R&D and the strategic evolution of MNEs: Evidence from laboratories in the UK, Research Policy, 28, pp. 23-41.
Papanastassiou, M. and Anastassopoulos, G. (1997) Aspects of Greek Inward and Outward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The case of the food and drink sector, Journal of International Relations and Development, Vol. XIII, pp. 349-374.
Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (1997) Technology sourcing and the strategic roles of manufacturing subsidiaries in the UK: Local competences and global competitiveness, Management International Review, 37, 1, pp. 5-25. Reprinted in J.A. Cantwell (editor), Foreign Direct Investment and Technological Change, Vol. 2, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, pp. 122-145.
Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (1997) European markets and the strategic roles of multinational enterprise subsidiaries in the UK, The Journal of Common Market Studies, 35, 2, pp. 243-266.
Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (1996) R&D networks and innovation: decentralized product development in Multinational Enterprises, R&D Management, 26, 4, pp. 315-333. Reprinted in W.G. Egelhoff (editor), Transforming International Organisations, Cheltenham: Elgar, pp. 560-578.
Papanastassiou , M. and Pearce, R. (1994) The internationalization of research and development by Japanese enterprises, R&D Management, 24, 2, pp. 155-165.
Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (1994) Host-country determinants of the market strategies of US companies overseas subsidiaries, Journal of Economics of Business, 1, 2, 199-217. (see also, Discussion Papers in International Investment and Business Studies, University of Reading, Department of Economics, No. 165).
Books in English
Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (2009) The strategic development of Multinationals; subsidiaries and innovation, London: Palgrave MacMillan.
Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (1999) Multinationals, Technology and National Competitiveness, London: Edward Elgar Press.
Pearce, R. and Papanastassiou, M. (1996) The Technological Competitiveness of Japanese Multinationals: The European Dimension, Michigan University Press.
Books in Greek
Papanastassiou, M. (2003) Multinational Enterprises, Patras: Greek Open University.
Chapters in Edited Volumes
Hobdari, B., Sinani, E., Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R.D (2012) "The Overseas Expansion of Chinese Multinational Corporations (MNCs)" in (editor) China And The Multinationals. International Business and the Entry of China into the Global Economy, Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, UK.
Almor, T., Hashai, N., Filippaios, F., Papanastassiou, M. and Rama, R. (2011) "The operations of the leading food and drink multinationals: The choice between internationalisation and diversification" in The Future of Foreign Direct Investment DI – Essays in honor of Yair Aharoni, (eds) Ramamurti, R. and Hashai, N . Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Kottaridi, C., Papanastassiou, M., Pitelis, C. and Thomakos, D. (2011) "The Multinational Corporation and Global Sourcing of Knowledge: Remodeling Absorptive Capacity" in Nijkamp, P. and Siedschlag, I. (eds) "Innovation , Growth and Competitiveness in a Knowledge-based World Economy", Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 259-280.
Kottaridi, C., Papanastassiou, M., Pitelis, C. (2011) "Adding value through MNE mandates to subsidiaries to set up own R&D labs", in Nijkamp, P. and Siedschlag, I. (eds) "Innovation , Growth and Competitiveness in a Knowledge-based World Economy", Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 235-258.
Hobdari, B., Papanastassiou, M. and Sinani, E. (2008) Micro-evidence on investment patterns and motivations of Chinese Multinationals in Worm, V (ed.) China- Business Opportunities in a Globalising Economy, Frederiksberg: Copenhagen Business School Press.
Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce R. (2008) "Multinational Enterprises and Creative Economies" in T. Giannitsis (ed.) Greek Economy: Critical issues of economic policy, Alpha Bank, Historical Archives, Athens.
Dimitropoulos, D., Pearce, R. and Papanastassiou, M (2007), Locational Determinant of FDI in European Union: The influence of Multinational Strategy in Dunning, J. and Gugler, F. (eds) Foreign Direct Investment, Location and Competitiveness, Oxford: Elsevier.
Pearce, R. and Papanastassiou, M. (2006) Multinationals and national systems of innovation: Strategy and policy issues, in Tavares, A-T. and Teixeira, A. (eds) Multinationals, Clusters and Innovation: Does Public Policy Matter? Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
Filippaios, F., Kottaridi, C., Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (2004) Empirical evidence on the strategic behaviour of US MNEs within the framework of dynamic differentiated networks, in Jean-Louis Mucchielli and Thierry Mayer (eds.) , Multinational firms? location and the new economic geography, London: Edward Elgar-- refereed workshop papers.
Papanastassiou, M., Pearce, R. and Anastassopoulos, G. (2001) «Globalisation of technology and the movement of scientific personnel in multinational enterprises in Europe», in Hughes, M and J. Taggart (eds.) International Business: European dimensions, London: The MacMillan Press Ltd. --selection of refereed conference papers.
Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (1999) «Host country technological and scientific collaborations of MNE subsidiaries: Evidence from operations in Europe», in Burton, F., Chapman, M. and Cross, A. (eds.) International Business Organization: Subsidiary Management, Entry Strategies and Emerging Markets, London: The MacMillan Press Ltd. -- selection of refereed conference papers.
Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (1998) «The value added procedure of scientific inputs in the overseas R&D laboratory: from recruitment to the board of directors, an inter-functional process» in Buckley, P., Burton, F. and Mirza, H. (eds.) The Strategy and Organization of International Business, London: The MacMillan Press Ltd. --selection of refereed conference papers .
Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (1998) «Individualism and interdependence in the technological development of MNEs: The strategic positioning of R&D in overseas subsidiaries» in Birkinshaw, J. and Hood, N. (eds.) Multinational Corporate Evolution and Subsidiary Development, London: The MacMillan Press Ltd. --selection of refereed conference papers.
Papanastassiou, M and Pearce, R. (1997) «Firm strategies and the research intensity of US MNEs' overseas operations: An analysis of host-country determinants» in Pearce R. (ed.) Global Competition and Technology: Essays in the Creation and Application of Knowledge by Multinationals, London: The MacMillan Press Ltd.
Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (1997) «Cooperative approaches to strategic competitiveness through MÍÅ subsidiaries. Insiders and outsiders in the European market» in Beamish, P. and Killing, P. (eds.) Cooperative Strategies. European Perspectives, The New Lexington Press Management Series.-- refereed workshop papers.
Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (1996) «The creation and application of technology by MNEs' subsidiaries in Europe» in Burton, F., Yamin, M. and Young, S. (eds.) International Business and Europe in Transition, pp. 207- 230, London: The MacMillan Press Ltd. -- selection of refereed conference papers .
Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (1994) « La mondialisation de l' innovation et de la R&D dans les multinationales» in Sachwald, F. (ed.) Les Defis de la Mondialisation, pp. 69-109, Paris: Masson.
Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (1993) «Les activites de recherche des multinationales Japonaises en Europe» in Sachwald, F. (ed.) Les Enterprises Japonaises en Europe; Motivations et Strategies, pp. 245-276, Paris: Masson.
Papanastassiou, M., Palaskas, Th. and Filippaios, F. (2007) Greek outward FDI by large Greek MNEs and their impact on the Greek economy, Athens: IOBE.
Papanastassiou, M. (2004) The Role Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise in Shaping Neighbourhoods: The Case of the European Union, Insights, Vol. 4.
Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (1994) Las estrategias de innovacion global de las empresas multinaticionales y la integracion Europea: el papel de los medios de I+D regionales, Informacion Comercial Espanola Revista de Economia, No. 276, pp. 43-62.
G. Anastassopoulos, M. Papapanastassiou, R. Pearce and Traill, B. (1997) Firm and Location-specific Determinants in Investment and Trade Strategies of Major Multinationals in the Food Industry in Europe? in S.R. Henneberry (editor) Foreign Direct Investment and Processed Food Trade. Proceedings of the NCR-182 Conference „Organisation and Performance of World Food Systems?, Oklahoma: Oklahoma State University Press, pp. 101-130.
Bournakis, Ioannis and Papanastassiou, Marina and Pitelis, Christos (2019) The impact of multinational and domestic enterprises on regional productivity: the evidence from the UK. Regional Studies, 53 (2). pp. 159-170. ISSN 0034-3404 (Published online first)
Zhao, Shasha and Tan, Hui and Papanastassiou, Marina and Harzing, Anne-Wil (2019) The internationalization of innovation towards the South: A historical case study of a global pharmaceutical corporation in China (1993-2017). Asia Pacific Journal of Management . ISSN 0217-4561 (Published online first)
Hamad M Alyahya, Ibrahim and Vedanthachari, Lakshmi Narasimhan and Lee, Hsing-fen and Papanastassiou, Marina (2018) Exploratory study on the Innovation activities of Saudi Hotel SMEs. In: ISBE 2018: 41st Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, 07-08 Nov 2018, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Zhang, Si and Zhao, Shasha and Bournakis, Ioannis and Pearce, Robert and Papanastassiou, Marina (2018) Subsidiary roles as determinants of subsidiary technology sourcing: empirical evidence from China. Economia Politica, 35 (2). pp. 623-648. ISSN 1120-2890
Zhao, Shasha and Papanastassiou, Marina and Basiakos, Yiannis and Sinanis, Evis and Pearce, Robert (2018) Unfolding the Intra-organisational Perception Gap in Decision Making. In: Contemporary Issues in International Business: Institutions, Strategy and Performance. Castellani, Davide and Narula, Rajneesh and Nguyen, Quyen T. K. and Surdu, Irina and Walker, James T. , eds. The Academy of International Business . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 171-189. ISBN 9783319702193
May- June 2009, Otto Monsteds Grant for scientific collaboration with overseas faculty at the Department of International Economics and Management, CBS, Denmark
January 2005 - December 2007, Pythagoras Programme, Greek Ministry of Education, Athens, Greece "The impact of the external environment on the knowledge sourcing of MNE subsidiaries", Scientific Coordinator.
February 1998 - May 2001, Researcher, under the hospice of the program on Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR), European Commission, Brussels, Belgium. Network Title: Foreign Direct Investment and New Theories on the Multinational Corporation. Member of the Greek research team.
July 1993 – 1995, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK. Research on Multinational Enterprises, globalization of production and research and development. Research Fellow.
* Have performed consulting activities for UNCTC, and MITI of Japan in participation for consulting projects for EAG Ltd, London, UK (in period 1993-1995)
* Free-lance consultant for private and government (national and international) institutions.
Full- time Academic Positions
October 2012- currently, Professor of International Business, Middlesex University Business School, London, UK.
January 2010- August 2012, Research Professor, Copenhagen Business School,
Department of Strategic Management and Globalization, Frederiksberg, Denmark.
.August 2007 – January 2010, Research Professor, Copenhagen Business School,
Department of International Economics and Management, Frederiksberg, Denmark.
January 2006 – July 2007,Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Department of International Economics and Management, Frederiksberg, Denmark.
September 2001- December 2005, Assistant Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, DIEES, Athens, Greece.
January 1998 – 2001,Lecturer, Athens University of Economics and Business, DIEES, Athens, Greece.
Visiting Academic Positions
December 2011- February 2012, Visiting Professor, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
April – July 2011, Visiting Professor, Zayed University , Abu Dhabi, UAE.
October 2010- January 2011, Adjunct Professor, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
July 2009- December 2011, Professor (part-time), Centre for Management & International Business (CMIB), H?sk?linn ? Bifr?st , Borgarnes, Iceland.
July 2008, Visiting Professor, Bifrost University, Borgarnes, Iceland.
December 2006 – August 2010, Visiting Professor, American College of Greece, Graduate School, Athens, Greece.
January 2005 - currently. Academic Associate, CIBAM, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, Cambridge, UK/ Bath University
January 2005 – 2008.External Academic Associate, Center for International Business and Strategy, The University of Reading Business School, Reading, UK.
March - May 2004,Visiting Scholar, Department of Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
April 2002 - 2003, Visiting Professor, University of Paris I, La Sorbonne, TEAM, Paris, France.
October 1995- 2004, Visiting Research Fellow, University of Reading, Department of Economics, Reading, UK.
Business, policy, government and consulting experience
February 2012- October 2012, Partner, Innovation and Growth Services (IGS), Cambridge, UK.
September 2010- August 2012, Member of the Executive Committee, Jean Monnet EU Centre of Excellence, Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark.
September 2008- November 2009, Principal Scientific Researcher, Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE), Athens, Greece, " The role of Greek MNEs' subsidiaries and their impact on the Greek economy". Funded by the Karelias Research Foundation.
July 2007 – December 2008, Director, Center for International Business and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School, Department of International Economics and Management, Frederiksberg, Denmark
October 2005 - February 2007, Principal Scientific Researcher, Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE), Athens, Greece, " The role of Greek MNEs and their impact on the Greek economy", Funded by Multinationals, including VIVARTIA, COCA-COLA, EUROBANK, etc.
September 2006, Principal Scientific Researcher, LOGOTECH S.A. Innovation and Development, Athens, Greece, "The innovative mapping and capabilities of the region of Attica in Greece".
May – July 2005, Principal Scientific Researcher, LOGOTECH S.A.,, Athens, Greece "The East Thessaloniki Innovation Zone".
January 1997 – 1998, Researcher scale D , Centre for Planning and Economic Research, Ministry of National Economy, Athens, Greece, Research on foreign direct investment.
November 1995 - December 1996, Associate, European Finance Associates Ltd., Athens, Greece, Market research on investment opportunities through offsets.
* European International Business Academy ( EIBA) Fellow, September 2011- currently
* Organizer of the launching of World Investment Report in Athens, Greece (UNCTAD) since 2004. International and national (greek) media exposure includes, Xinghua News Agency, International Herald Tribune, etc.
* 1999- 2006 a member of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) board.
* President of EIBA and chaired in 2002 the 28th Annual EIBA Conference in Athens, Greece.
* Member of the Panel for the EIBA 2005 Doctoral Consortium, Norway.
* Participated in the organizing committee and in the panels of the Doctoral Consortium of AIB 2005 Annual Conference, Canada.
* Participated in the panels of the UK- AIB 2005 Doctoral Consortium Annual Conference, Bath, UK
* Organized and Chaired the Doctoral Consortium of AIB 2004 Annual Conference, Sweden.
* Track Chair for the 30th Annual EIBA Conference in 2004.
* Member of the Organizing Committee of the AIB2005 Annual Conference Doctoral Consortium, Canada
* Track Chair for the 32nd Annual EIBA Conference in Freiburg, Switzerland, 2006.
* Track Co-Chair for the VIIIth IFSAM World Congress Berlin, Germany, 2006.
* Best paper Award in April 1999 at the Academy of International Business, UK Chapter Annual Conference, Sterling, Scotland, UK.
* Scientific Committee Member of Conference on Emerging Multinationals: Outward Foreign Direct Investment from Emerging and Developing Economies, Copenhagen Business School, October 2008.
* Marquis Who is Who in the World since 2007
Reviewer for the following journals
International Journal of the Economics of Business, Eastern Economic Journal, International Business Review, Management International Review, Regional Studies, Journal of International Relations and Development, Transnational Corporations, Journal of World Business, International Journal of Techno Entrepreneurship, Organization Studies, Research Policy, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, European Management Journal, Long Range Planning.
Annual Conferences: AIB and EIBA, Academy of Management IMD and BPS section (2005- 2006).
Chair and Discussant for annual conferences AIB and EIBA
Guest Editor in Refereed Journals
Transnational Corporations Journal Vol.13, No. 2 (August 2004)
This special issue of Transnational Corporations contains studies selected from the papers presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy, in Athens in December 2002. The papers were guest edited with Grazia Ietto-Gillies.
Management International Review (MIR), Vol. 49, 1. (February 2009)
Topic: Foreign direct investment and small countries.