Dr. Politis, Ph.D. in Management, is an Associate Professor of Management and Founding Director of the MBA Programme at Neapolis University, Pafos in Cyprus. Dr. John has joined the International Institute for Learning, Inc. New York, NY, as a Worldwide Independent Trainer and/or Management Consultant.  Dr. John is also a virtual class instructor for the Engineering Management programme at Dubai Men’s College, Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT). Dr. John has been recognised as the 2007-2008 ‘Faculty of the Year’ of Dubai Men’s College whilst at HCT. Moreover, John has received from the Office of The Vice Chancellor of HCT the Merit Pay Bonus for 2007-2009, in recognition of his excellent performance. He is also a Teaching Excellence Award Winner, 2004, from the ACBSP Baccalaureate/ Graduate Degree Commission. In addition, he is the Literati Club Highly Commended Award Winner, 2004; and Literati Club Excellence Award Winner, 2002, for his Outstanding Research Papers.

Latest activities in Organising Academic Conferences:
3. Conference Programme Chair and Editor of the Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance (ECMLG 2012) (

2. Conference Mini-Track Chair on Online Leadership of the 7th European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance (ECMLG 2011) (

1. Conference Programme Chair and Editor of the Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance (ECMLG 2009) (

1. Registered with the Greek Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs as Professor of Colleges and Universities as provided by Article 15 of Law 3696/2008 (ΦΕΚ 177/τ. A’ /25-8-2008): Registration Number 75/2009:
2. Professional Development Programs OAED LAEK (ΛΑΕΚ): with Registration Number LAEK 32708.

    Before taking up the position at Neapolis University, Dr. Politis was an Executive MBA Faculty and Pioneering Faculty and Curriculum Leader of the Engineering Management Program, Faculty of Business and Engineering, Higher Colleges of Technology, in the United Arab Emirates, and is currently a member of a number of editorial boards, including The Leadership & Organisational Development Journal; Knowledge Management Research & Practice, etc.

    Dr. Politis was a lecturer and consultant at the University of Technology, Sydney; University of Western Sydney; Central Queensland University, Sydney International Campus; and Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Australia. He has also spent more than 18 years in Australia and Europe in a wide range of managerial roles.

    Dr. Politis has earned the following professional qualifications: a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Leadership from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; a Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Management from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; a Graduate Certificate on Online Education and Training from University of London, UK; a Diplom-Ingenieur-Mechanical (5 years study – German equivalent to M.S. degree) from Aristotelion University, Greece; a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia; and a Certificate of Technology in Aircraft Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.

    Dr. Politis elected a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia; Fellow of Institution of Professional Engineers, NZ; Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management; Chartered Professional Engineer of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Chartered Professional Engineer–European Federation of National Engineering Associations; and Chartered Professional Engineer–Technical Chamber of Greece.

    Teaching Areas: Organisational Behaviour, Leadership, HRM, Operations Management, Business Process Management, Project Management and Total Quality Management (TQM).

    Research Interests: Leadership (Self-management Leadership), Organisational Behaviour, HRM, Knowledge Management, Innovation, Creativity, Self-managing Teams and TQM. The research area for his Ph.D was self-leadership and self-managing teams and he has presented and published over 35 papers in journals, national and international conferences. He has also addressed numerous international conferences over the past twelve years.