Assistant Professor

Nikolaos Apostolopoulos

Assistant Professor


Universities & Institutions

  • Neapolis University Pafos

Areas of Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation

Dr Nikolaos Apostolopoulos is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Neapolis University Pafos.He also acts as a Scientific Advisor at the Labour Institute (INE-GSEE).

He was Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Director in the MSc in Entrepreneurship and MSc in Entrepreneurship and International Development at the University of Plymouth. Dr Apostolopoulos was a researcher at the Responsible Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation research group of the Plymouth Business School.

He holds a PhD with distinction in entrepreneurship and regional sustainable development in the European Union. He has participated in more than 10 funding initiatives of the EU Structural Funds. Among these initiatives, he was co-author of a report on the impact of the Europe 2020 strategy on the Greek economy and society which was funded by the EU Structural Funds. Moreover, he is key researcher of a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Governance at the University of Peloponnese. Dr Apostolopoulos was successfully co-applicant of the Enterprise Educators UK research and he is currently working through this grant in entrepreneurship education and sustainable development.

Dr Apostolopoulos is co-author of a handbook which explores social entrepreneurship in Europe and co-editor in a forthcoming collective volume in Entrepreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, his research publications focus on entrepreneurship and sustainability. He has published in leading journal such as Journal of Rural Studies,Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, Economic and Business Letters. Finally, he acts as scientific adviser at the Labour Institute (INE-GSEE) in Greece and adviser in entrepreneurship and employability at the rehabilitation centre “Amaltheia”.

He acts as an expert of economic growth at SAYWA project “Legal Boundaries of Work between Peru and Bolivia” which is funded by EuropeAid programme – Investing in people. He is also a co-guest editor of special issue entitled “Entrepreneurship and the European Union policies after 60 years of common European vision: regional and spatial perspectives” launched by the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

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Social enterprise and community resilience: Examining a Greek response to turbulent times

Details Year: 2019 Published in: Journal of Rural Studies, Volume 70, August 2019, Pages 215-224 Cited as: Apostolopoulos, Nikolaos, Robert Newbery, and Menelaos Gkartzios. "Social enterprise and community resilience: Examining a Greek response to turbulent times." Journal of Rural studies 70 (2019): 215-224. Abstract Using community resilience and institutional entrepreneurship as conceptual lens, the paper [...]