Staff Profile

  • Dr Spiros Batas joined the University of Northampton in January 2022. He holds his PhD in International Business and Strategy from the University of Edinburgh and was examined by Professor Jan Johanson of Uppsala University. He had previously gained an MSc in International Business and Emerging Markets from the University of Edinburgh. He also obtained an MSc by Research in Labour Economics, Human Resource Management and Innovation from the University of Aix-Marseille and CNRS. He also holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Piraeus and a BSc in Business Administration.

    Spiros previously worked at the University of Greenwich as Senior Lecturer in International Business where he acted as the Director of the MA and MBA in International Business programmes and led their revalidation. Spiros organised the 47th Academy of International Business – UK & Ireland (AIB-UKI) conference and is an executive member of the AIB-UKI board. He was also a visiting lecturer at Lancaster University Management School where he designed and delivered a postgraduate module.

    Moreover, he led a project initiated by Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH) which examined the economic valuation of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. A report was published and there was a media coverage (e.g. The Times, BBC, amongst others). Spiros also assisted EWH with its organisational restructure.

    • Dissertation and Research Methods
    • Global Business and Investment
    • Operating in Emerging Markets
  • Spiros’ research focuses on the internationalisation of family firms and the influence of crises on firms. He also focuses on social capital and internationalisation of high technology firms. In addition, his research examines quasi-formal firms in emerging markets.

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    • Batas, S., Guiderdoni-Jourdain, K. and Leppäaho, T., 2021. Social Capital and Values in the Internationalization of  Family Firms: A Multi-Country Study. In: Leppäaho, T., and Jack, S. (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Family Firm Internationalization, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. pp. 361-391.    
    • Tran, Y. and Batas, S. 2016. International entrepreneurship and growth. In: Arshed, N. and Danson, M. (eds.) Enterprise: Concepts and Issues. Wolvercote, Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers Ltd. pp. 157-178.