Dr Nikolaos Apostolopoulos
Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)
PhD with distinction in the field of green entrepreneurship and sustainable development
Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE)
British Academy of Management (BAM)
International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP)
United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE)
Spanish-Portuguese Association of Resources and Environmental Economics
Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE)
International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA)
Economic Chamber of Greece
Sustainable Entrepreneurship | Green Strategies | Agribusiness Management | Agro-Tourism Entrepreneurship | Renewable Energy| Regional Sustainable Development | Social Entrepreneurship |
Liargovas, P., & Apostolopoulos, N. (2016). Investment scenarios and regional factors in the solar energy sector. Economics and Business Letters, 5(3), 95-104.
Apostolopoulos, N., & Liargovas, P. (2016). Regional parameters and solar energy enterprises: Purposive sampling and group AHP approach. International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 10(1), 19-37.
Liargovas, P. & Apostolopoulos, N. (2014) Regional development and renewable energy enterprises. A Porter’s diamond analysis. Theoretical and Practical Research in Economic Fields. 1(9). p.5-16.
Liargovas, P. & Apostolopoulos, N. (2014) A New Europe 2020 Strategy Adopting an Enhanced Regional Approach. Planning Theory and Practice. Forthcoming issue Published online: 27 Oct 2014
Liargovas, P. & Apostolopoulos, N. (2015) Structural funds and sustainable development in Greece (Eds) Liargovas, P., Petropoulos, S., Tzifakis, N., Huliaras, A., Beyond "Absorption": The Impact of EU Structural Funds on Greece, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and Hellenic University Association for European Studies. (This research has been co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund – ESF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program “Education and Lifelong Learning” of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) - Research Funding Program: EXCELLENCE (ARISTEIA) – Re-Considering the Political Impact of the Structural Funds on Greece.)
Liargovas, P., Skitzi, V., Daskalopoulou, I., Anastasiou, A., Apostolopoulos, N., Mitsi, D. (2015) Europe 2020 Strategy: Trends and Perspectives of Greece, Observatory of Economic and Social Affairs of Labour Institute, Greece (This research co-funded by the European Union and the Greek Government through the Operational Program “Human Resources Development”)
Social networks for European sustainable development
Agro-tourism entrepreneurship, rural development and European Funds
Apostolopoulos, N. (2015) Investment scenarios and regional factors in the solar energy sector. Paper presented in the Macrojournals/Macrotrends Conference, International Institute of Social and Economic Science, New York 28-19 December 2015.
Apostolopoulos, N. (2015) Solar energy entrepreneurship and regional investment attractiveness. Paper presented in the 15th Academic Conference, International Institute of Social and Economic Science, Rome 14-17 April 2015. (Chair Session)
Apostolopoulos, N. (2014) Renewable energy enterprises and regional parameters. Paper presented in the 9th Academic Conference, International Institute of Social and Economic Science, Istanbul 13-16 April 2014.
Apostolopoulos, N. (2014) Solar energy enterprises: Locality matters 6th Congress of Spanish-Portuguese Association of Resources and Environmental Economics, Spain 4-6 September 2014
Participation in European co-funded programmes and schemes: 1. Employees of public projects with friendly environmental impact, (Organized by Labour Institute along with practice exercise from private enterprises) 2. Strengthening of Social Partners, (Organized by Labour Institute) 3. Access to labor market: Acquisition of professional experience in technical high schools graduates, (Co-organized: Labour Institute, SEV-Hellenic Federation of Industries, Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants, Greek Tourism Confederation, Hellenic Management Association), 4. Local and Regional Initiatives for Employment and Growth (x3), (Co-organized by Labour Institute, Local Federations of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants, Local Commerce and Industrial Chambers and Local and Regional Government) 5. Social employment, (Co-organized by 27 social actors and stakeholders) 6. Vocational training programmes for unemployed (x10), (Organized by Labour Institute) 7. Innovation, Entrepreneurship and International Economic Environment, (Co-organized by University of Peloponnese, University of Ioannina, University of Thessaly and University of Patras) 8. Amalthia: Mental and Social Rehabilitation Center (Counselor of vocational rehabilitation and entrepreneurship development) 9. Europe 2020 Strategy: Trends and Perspectives of Greece, (Observatory of Economic and Social Affairs of Labour Institute) 10. Re-Considering the Political Impact of the Structural Funds on Greece. (Organized by University of Peloponnese-This research has been co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund – ESF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Education and Lifelong Learning of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) - Research Funding Program: EXCELLENCE (ARISTEIA)