Dr Stavros Karamperidis
Profiles

Dr Stavros Karamperidis

Lecturer in Maritime Economics

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Dr Stavros Karamperidis is a Lecturer in Maritime Economics. 

For over 4 years, he worked at Heriot-Watt University as an Assistant Professor in Shipping and International Logistics. Before joining Heriot-Watt University, for more than 6 years, he worked in a range of companies from SME’s to large multinationals. Stavros through his roles has a continuous involvement with the industry, thus his involvement in various professional organisations. 

Professional membership

  • Member of the European Freight and Logistics Leaders Forum and member of their academic board.
  • Board Member of the Supply Chain Risk Industry Partnership (Scottish Business Resilience Center).
  • Member of Maritime Cyber Threats Research Group, Plymouth University (https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/maritime-cyber-threats-research-group).  
  • Member of the Business Models board for the Scottish Institute of Re-manufacturing. 
  • Member of the International Association of Maritime Economists. 
  • Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. 
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Member of the Hellenic Association of Maritime Economists.
  • Member of the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece.

Teaching interests


Programme manager of MSc International Logistics and Shipping programmes

  • MSc International Shipping
  • MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MSc International Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • MSc International Shipping with Security (TBC)

Course leader:
  • MAR 701 Research Skills and Economics, Postgraduate.
  • MAR 706 Port Policy and Management, Postgraduate.
  • MAR 710 Research project (dissertation), Postgraduate.
  • MAR 207 Maritime Geography and Economics, Undergraduate.
Course participation:
  • MAR 210 Maritime Management and Markets, Postgraduate.
  • MAR 324 Project dissertation, Undergraduate.
Previous teaching: 
  • Shipping and Ports Operation (C11MO), Postgraduate. 
  • Maritime Business and Economics (C11MU), Postgraduate.
  • Strategies for Managing Supply Chains (C11LS), Postgraduate.
  • Research Philosophy (C11BU), Postgraduate.
  • Business Research (C19RH), Undergraduate.

Research interests

My prime research interests are in shipping and ports logistics, transport performance measurement, indices development, business models application in maritime sector and cyber security. I also have a research interest in circular economy business support and engagement to deliver environmental and financial benefits.

Other research

Maritime cyber security expert for ENISA (European Union Agency for Cybersecurity).

Grants & contracts

Current projects

  • £ 27,165 Turbo Guy. To support Turbo Guy’s growth ambitions by enhancing business development capabilities, developing a new brand identity and business model.
  • £ 27,662 CCL North. To support CCL North’s growth ambitions by enhancing business development capabilities, developing a new brand identity and business model.
  • £ 43,500 James Watt Scholarships. PhD Study: Understanding the Role of Port Relationships for Port Performance - A Social Capital Perspective, 2016-2018.
  • £ 10,000 Montrose Port Authority. North East Scottish ports strategic market diversification from oil industry: The case of Montrose port, 2018.
  • £ 38,791 Menzies Distribution Limited and CCL North. Pilot study for collection of small Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Glasgow.
  • £ 22,809 Innovative UK. CybersecurityRisk Assessment Box (CRAB), PI, 2019.
  • £ 500,000 To Plymouth University through H2020 EU funding for the Cyber-MAR project. The project will try to increase cyber resilience/awareness on the maritime logistics sector, 2019-2022, CoI. 

  • EPSRC. Decarbonising the UK's Freight Transport. 2019-2022, CoI.

Previous research projects involvement:
  • Newton Fund and BritishCouncil award to attend the workshop: “Strategy and Policy Innovation in SupplyChain Management under Environmental Pressure”, 27th- 29thOctober 2018, Tianjin, China. 

  • £50,000 Menzies Distribution Limited. Adding value to re-manufacturing through reverse logistics, 2016-2017.
  • £9,663 Increase knowledge and visibility in re-manufacturing process of Turbo Guy company, 2016.
  • Duisburger Hafen. Evaluating political, economic and logistical environment 
  • Comparative study between physical and cyber-crime in shipping sector. Report was produced for Supply Chain Risk Industry Partnership
  • Grangemouth port. Cost Benefit Analysis for the Implementation of Port Centric Logistics at the Port of Grangemouth.
  • Smart Micro-logistics for the Rural Economy (SMiLE), Aberdeen University.
  • Low Carbon Shipping, Newcastle University.
  • An exploratory investigation of the factors affecting costs and efficiencies of shipping bulk commodities in the context of extended global agricultural supply chains, Newcastle University.

Key publications

  • Karamperidis, S. and Moustakis F. 2019. Cyber-security in the Maritime Sector: Previous cases and lessons learned fromother sectors for commercial shipping, 3rd NMIOTC Cyber Security Conference 2019, 10 - 11 April 2019, Chania, Greece.

  • Antony, J., Karamperidis, S., Antony, F.-J., and Cudney, E. A., (in press) Understanding and Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness in the UK Higher Education Sector using Experimental Design: A Case Study, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management

  • Solvang, H., Karamperidis, S., Valantasis-Kanellos, N., Song, D.-W., (in press) An Exploratory Study on the Northern Sea Route as an Alternative Shipping Passage: A Norwegian Perspective. Maritime Policy and Management.
  • Syltevik, S., Karamperidis, S., Antony, J., Taheri, B., 2018 Lean for Airport Services: a systematic literature review and agenda for future research. International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management. 35 (1), pp.34-49
  • Karamperidis, S., 2017. Comparative study between physical and cyber-crime in shipping sector. Report was produced for Supply Chain Risk Industry Partnership, October 2017. 
  • Scheuring, F., Karamperidis, S., Craith, M.N., 2017. Social Capital in Collaborative Port Relationships and its Effects on Port Performance. In: 25th International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Conference, 27-30 June 2017, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Karamperidis, S., Farrington, T., O’Gorman, K., Bititci, U., 2016 Getting the right thing done in Kefallonia – ethics, cruise industry, and disaster management In: 21st Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference, 7-9 September 2016, Hull, United Kingdom.
  • Solvang, H., Karamperidis, S., Valantasis-Kanellos, N., Song, D.-W., 2016. A dynamic capabilities perspective on first mover advantages of Norway in the Northern Sea Route. In: 24th International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Conference, 23-26 August 2016, Hamburg.
  • Karamperidis, S., September 2016. Why cruise liners could be a crucial part of the response to national disasters https://theconversation.com/why-cruise-liners-could-be-a-crucial-part-of-the-response-to-national-disasters-65759  
  • Bititci, U., Karamperidis, S. 2016. Operations Management In: Arshed, N., McFarlane, J., MacIntosh, R. (ed.) Enterprise and Its Business Environment, Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers Ltd., 169-195. 
  • van der Loo, S., Chen, L., Edwards, P., Holden, J.A., Karamperidis, S., Kollingbaum, M.J., Marqui, A.C., Nelson, J.D., Norman, T.J., Piecyk, M., Pignotti, E., 2015. Development of a Digital Tool to Overcome the Challenges of Rural Food SMEs. Scottish Geographical Journal, 131 (3-4), 212-219. 
  • Schiffling, S., Nelson, J.D., Karamperidis, S. 2015. Local Shops vs. Online Retailers: Competition or Synergy? Scottish Geographical Journal, 131 (3-4), 220-227. 
  • Chen, L., Edwards, P., Holden, J.A., Karamperidis, S., Kollingbaum, M.J., Marqui, A.C., Nelson, J.D., Norman, T.J., Piecyk, M., Pignotti, E., van der Loo, S. 2014. A Digital Tool to Overcome the Challenges of Rural Food SMEs in Scotland. In: 19th Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference, 3-5 September 2014, Huddersfield, United Kingdom.
  • Karamperidis, S., Nelson, J.D., Pignotti, E., Chen, L., Holden, J.A., Zeng, C., Kollingbaum, M.J., Norman, T.J., Edwards, P., Marqui, A.C. 2014. Developing SMiLE (Smart Micro-Logistics for the Rural Economy): Evidence from Scotland. 46th Universities' Transport Study Group Conference, 6-8 January 2014, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  • Chen, L., Pignotti, E., Marqui, A., Kollingbaum, M., Zeng, C., Karamperidis, S., Norman, T., Edwards, P., Nelson, J., 2013. SMiLE: Smart Micro-logistics for the Rural Economy. The Fourth Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference, 4-6 November, MediaCityUK, Salford, United Kingdom.
  • Holden, J., Pignotti, E., Chen, L., Karamperidis, S. December 2013. Small businesses think smart to keep up with Amazon drones. https://theconversation.com/small-businesses-think-smart-to-keep-up-with-amazon-drones-21047 
  • Karamperidis, S., Jackson, E., Mangan, J., 2013. The Use of Indices in the Maritime Transport Sector. Maritime Policy and Management, 40 (4), 339-350.
  • Karamperidis, S., Mangan, J., Jackson, E., 2013. Development of an Index for Maritime Container Transport Costs, Connectivity and Risks. Conference of International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME), 3-5 July 2013, Marseille. 
  • Mangan, J., Lalwani, C., Gibbs, D., Feng, M., Karamperidis, S., 2012. The Relationship between Transport Logistics, Future Ship Design and Whole System Efficiency. 2nd Low Carbon Shipping Conference 2012, 11-12 September 2012, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  • Jackson, E., Karamperidis, S., Mangan, J., 2012. UK Container Shipping Industry Perceptions of Risk. In: Wilding, R., ed. 17th Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference 2012, Go for Gold - Winning the Supply Chain Triathlon: Creating Social, Economic and Environmental Value, 5 September 2012, Cranfield.
  • Karamperidis, S., Mangan, J., Jackson, E., 2010. Developing an Index of Maritime Costs and Connectivity for the UK. In: Whiteing, T., ed. 15th Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference 2010, Towards the Sustainable Supply Chain: Balancing the Needs of Business, Economy and the Environment, 9 September 2010, Harrogate, 341-349.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Progoulakis I, Nikitakos N, Rohmeyer P, Bunin B, Dalaklis D & Karamperidis S 2021 'Perspectives on Cyber Security for Offshore Oil and Gas Assets' Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 9, (2) 112-112 , DOI
Kumar A, Mangla SK, Kumar P & Karamperidis S 2020 'Challenges in perishable food supply chains for sustainability management: A developing economy perspective' Business Strategy and the Environment 29, (5) 1809-1831 , DOI
Antony J, Karamperidis S, Antony FJ & Cudney EA 2019 'Understanding and Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness in the UK Higher Education Sector using Experimental Design: A Case Study' International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management 36, (2) 202-216 , DOI Open access
Solvang HB, Karamperidis S, Valantasis-Kanellos N & Song D-W 2018 'An Exploratory Study on the Northern Sea Route as an Alternative Shipping Passage' Maritime Policy and Management , DOI Open access
Syltevik S, Karamperidis S, Antony J & Taheri B 2018 'Lean for Airport Services: a systematic literature review and agenda for future research' International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management , DOI Open access
van der Loo S, Chen L, Edwards P, Holden JA, Karamperidis S, Kollingbaum MJ, Marqui AC, Nelson JD, Norman TJ & Piecyk M 2015 'Development of a Digital Tool to Overcome the Challenges of Rural Food SMEs' Scottish Geographical Journal 131, (3-4) 212-219 , DOI
Schiffling S, Karamperidis S & Nelson JD 2015 'Local Shops vs. Online Retailers: Competition or Synergy?' Scottish Geographical Journal 131, (3-4) 220-227 , DOI
Karamperidis S, Jackson E & Mangan J 2013 'The use of indices in the maritime transport sector' Maritime Policy & Management 40, (4) 339-350 , DOI
Chapters
Sahoo S & Karamperidis S 2019 'The dynamic Baltic Dry Index; An approach to improve the freight market index' The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Management Routledge
Conference Papers
Karamperidis S, Koligiannis G & Moustakis F 2020 'Building a digital armour for the maritime sector against cyber-attacks' NMIOTC 4th CYBER SECURITY CONFERENCE 9-/-0/20200-/-1/2020Open access
Kazancoglu Y, Kumar S, Karamperidis S, Ekinci E, Ozbiltekin M & Sezer M 2020 'DECARBONISATION OF FREIGHT TRANSPORT WITH SYSTEM DYNAMICS IN FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS IN UK' Open access
Karamperidis S & Koligiannis G 2020 'Maritime transport sector digitalisation; Is it cyber-secure?' International Association of Maritime Economists Open access
Sahoo S, Song D-W, Karamperidis S & Ersoy E 2019 'A Contemporary Approach for Defining Shipping Services Pattern with AIS Data' International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Conference
Scheuring F, Karamperidis S & Borisov V 2018 'An exploration of the barriers UK small ports face in the development of intermodal transport solutions' International Association of Maritime Economists Mombasa 9-/-0/20189-/-0/2018Open access
Cheng S-Y, Bititci U, Rutherford C, Greening P & Karamperidis S 2018 'OPTIMISING WEEE FLOWS: A CASE STUDY OF A REVERSE SUPPLY CHAIN FOR MIXED SMALL ELECTRICAL WASTE' International Symposium on Logistics; Big Data Enabled Supply Chain Innovations Bali , Indonesia 7-/-0/20187-/-0/2018Publisher Site Open access

Conferences organised

  • Organiser of the CILT conference entitled: How technology could affect future logistic choices, Edinburgh, September 2017 (https://ciltuk.org.uk/Events/EventDetails.aspx?dateid=3028).
  • Co-organiser and chairing session entitled: Maritime Operations at Euroma Conference, Edinburgh 2017.
  • Organiser of the CILT conference entitled: Logistics skills needed: an update, Edinburgh, September 2016. 
  • Co-organiser for the 14th Annual Young Professionals Conference, Edinburgh, 2016. 
  • Co-organiser for the 2nd and the 3rd UK Marine Technology Postgraduate Conferences held in Southampton and Glasgow in 2011 and 2012 correspondingly.
  • Co-organiser of Low Carbon Shipping Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2012.

Other academic activities

  • I am a visiting Professor at World Maritime University and I am regularly invited to deliver guest lecturers at Merchant Maritime Academies. I used to be a guest lecturer at Newcastle University. 
  • Supervision of the best MSc Logistics Dissertation of the Year 2016 for UK and Ireland, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
  • Supervision of a shortlisted MSc Dissertation for Maritime UK (2019).
Previous experience:
  • Director of the MA International Business Management with year abroad programme at Heriot Watt University.
  • Director of the MSc pathway Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Shipping and Port Operations at Heriot Watt University 
  • Stavros was responsible for the social activities of the PG students for the school of Social Sciences at Heriot-Watt University.
  • Part of a validation team responsible for a newly BSc in Maritime Management.
  • Accreditation of courses by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.