Dr Stavros Karamperidis
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Dr Stavros Karamperidis

Lecturer in Maritime Economics

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

Biography

Biography

Dr Stavros Karamperidis is a Lecturer in Maritime Economics and Head of the Maritime Transport Research Group. 

For more than 6 years, he worked at Heriot-Watt University as an Assistant Professor in Shipping and International Logistics. Before joining Heriot-Watt University, 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 (https://www.europeanfreightleaders.eu/).
  • Board Member of the Supply Chain Risk Industry Partnership (https://scripartnership.com/)
  • 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 (https://iame.tamug.edu/). 
  • Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Chairman for Devon and Cornwall (https://ciltuk.org.uk/About-Us/Nations-Regions-Groups/South-West/Devon-Cornwall-Group) and member of the Ports, Maritime and Waterways forum (https://ciltuk.org.uk/About-Us/Professional-Sectors-Forums/Sectors/Ports-Maritime-Waterways)  
  • Member of the Maritime Digital Hub (https://maritime.digital/)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Member of the Hellenic Association of Maritime Economists.
  • Member of the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece.

Teaching

Teaching

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

Research

Research interests

My prime research interests are in shipping, maritime logistics, decarbonisation of maritime sector (Green shipping), port management, maritime security (physical and cyber), indices development, business models application in maritime sector (strategy level) and transport performance measurement. 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

  • £ 43,500 James Watt Scholarships. PhD Study: Understanding the Role of Port Relationships for Port Performance - A Social Capital Perspective, 2016-2021.
  • £ 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. ( https://www.cyber-mar.eu/ )

  • Impact Lab. The Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab. 2021-2022.(https://www.impactlab.org.uk/) 

  • £570,000 Department for Transport and Innovate UK. Marine e-Charging Living Lab (MeLL). The project will develop a network of charging facilities around Plymouth Sound, offering multiple, flexible sites and responding to the Maritime 2050 route map for maritime net zero (https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/plymouth-to-host-uks-first-charging-network-for-electric-maritime-vessels)
  • Plymouth Freeport/Freezone (https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/plymouthandsouthdevonfreezone).
Previous research projects involvement:
  • £ 22,809 Innovative UK. CybersecurityRisk Assessment Box (CRAB), PI, 2019.
  • £ 38,791 Menzies Distribution Limited and CCL North. Pilot study for collection of small Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Glasgow.
  • £ 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.
  • £ 10,000 Montrose Port Authority. North East Scottish ports strategic market diversification from oil industry: The case of Montrose port, 2018.
  • 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.

Publications

Publications

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 Open access
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 Open access
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 Open access
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
Personal

Personal

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.

Additional information

Please find my latest news here: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools/plymouth-business-school/news-and-events