Guest Lecture in Principles of International Business


Dr. Spiro Batas, University of Greenwich, UK, on "Importance of networks and new ventures in international business".

Dr Spiros Batas joined the University of Greenwich in September 2017. 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 Northampton as a Lecturer in Strategy and International Business where he led two courses and acted as a Deputy Programme Leader. Moreover, he has been leading a project initiated by Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH) which examines 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.