CURRICULUM VITAE

General Details

  • Title: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
    Thesis Topic: The relationship between self-management leader behaviour, self-leadership worker behaviour and job related attitudes and perceptions http://www.business.uts.edu.au/research/profile/

  • Contact details: 10 O’Hara Street
    Marrickville, 2204
    Sydney, AUSTRALIA
    Mobile: +61-295581072
    Emails:

  • Residential District: NSW – AUSTRALIA

  • Strengths: Academic experience includes teaching in Australia, Europe, Middle East, and in the South East Asia. Research experience includes researching the topics of business leadership, self-managing teams, creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and knowledge management. Management experience includes manufacturing and operations management, TQM, R&D, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems and Technology, and ‘know-how’ transfer in both the aircraft and military industry.

    Key words: Leadership; self-managing teams; human resources management; knowledge management/acquisition; operations management and process reengineering; project management; and total quality management.

  • Current Academic Job Title: Tenure: Associate Professor of Management @ Neapolis University Pafos.
  • Current Managerial Job Title: Founding Director of the MBA and Business Administration UG @ Neapolis University Pafos.
  • Former Job Title: Engineering Management Specialist in the United Arab Emirates.

Educational Qualifications/Professional Development

  • Ph.D in Management (Business Leadership) – 2001, Graduate School of Business, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

  • Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Management – 1996, Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Diplom-Ingenieur, Mechanical (5 years study – German equivalent to M.S. degree) – 1988, Aristotelion University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) – 1984, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Certificate in Aircraft Engineering – 1981, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, Australia.

  • Certificate in Aircraft Mechanics – 1977, Kronos Technical College, Athens, Greece.

  • Professional Development
  • Graduate Certificate on Online Education and Training – 2003, Institute of Education, University of London, London, United Kingdom. Taken as professional development to enhance my online educational skills.

Academic Experience

  • Academic Position Status: Tenure: Associate Professor of Management
  • 2011 – present, Associate Professor of Management and Founding Director of the MBA and the BSc Business Administration programs at Neapolis University, Pafos in Cyprus, (http://www.nup.ac.cy/).
  • 2012 – present, Independent Trainer and/or Consultant on Leadership Management and Project Management offering Traditional Public Classrooms, Virtual Classes, and On-Site Training Sessions as well as Consulting Services Sold to the Marketplace by International Institute for Learning (IIL) and Its Affiliates Worldwide, (http://www.iil.com/).
  • 2011 – present, Virtual Class Instructor for the Engineering Management programme at Dubai Men’s College, Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates, (http://www.hct.ac.ae/).
  • 2008 – 2011, Principle Faculty of the Executive MBA program, Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training, Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates, (http://www.hct.ac.ae/about/organization/cert/).
  • 2008 – present, Adjunct Faculty of Executive Education, City University of Seattle, Athens, Greece, (http://www.cityu.edu/locations/europe/athens.aspx).
  • 2003– 2007, Curriculum Leader of the Engineering Management Program, Higher Colleges of Technology, Ministry of Higher Education, United Arab Emirates, (http://www.hct.ac.ae/).
  • 2001-2003, Chair: Programs Quality Assurance (PQA) @ Dubai Men’s College , Higher Colleges of Technology, Ministry of Higher Education, United Arab Emirates, (http://www.hct.ac.ae/).
  • 2000– 2011, Pioneering Faculty and Course Co-ordinator of the Business and Engineering Management Programs, Faculty of Business and Engineering Management, Higher Colleges of Technology, Ministry of Higher Education, United Arab Emirates, (http://www.hct.ac.ae/).
  • 2000– 2007, Adjunct Lecturer and Subject Convenor for the Discipline of Operations and Technology Management, Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia – Teaching in Australia and South East Asia, (http://www.mgsm.edu.au/).
  • 1999–2000, Lecturer of Management, Faculty of Business and Law, Central Queensland University, Sydney International Campus, Australia, (http://www.cqu.edu.au/study/who-am-i/international-students/where-can-i-study/sydney-campus).
  • 1996–2000, Adjunct Lecturer of Operations Management, School of Management, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, (http://www.gradschool.uts.edu.au/).
  • 1996–1999, Adjunct Lecturer and Subject Co-ordinator, Graduate School of Management, University of Western Sydney, Australia, (http://www.uws.edu.au/sob).

  • Teaching Areas: Organisational Behaviour, Leadership, HRM, Operations Management, Business Process Management, Project Management, Total Quality Management, and Technology Management.

  • Research Interests: Organisational Behaviour, Leadership, Self-managing Teams, HRM, Innovation, Creativity and Knowledge Management.
  • Politis, J. D. (November 2009 - February 2010). Delivered a 96 hours seminar-workshop in Project Management (including 25 hours in Microsoft Project) for officials of the MINISTRY of PUBLIC WORKS, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (http://www.mopw.gov.ae/en-us/Pages/default.aspx).

  • Politis, J. D. (2009, 13-24 July). Delivered a 65 hours training course in Project Management (including 25 hours in Microsoft Project) for officials of the JORDANIAN MINISTRY of AGRICULTURE; sponsored by the MINISTRY of ECONOMY and FINANCE and the MINISTRY of FOREIGN AFFAIRS of GREECE (Bilateral Official Development Assistance Programme of the HELLENIC REPUBLIC), and organised by ATExcelixi, Athens, Greece, (http://www.conferencesgreece.gr/ate/services.asp).

  • Politis, J. D. (2009, March-May). Delivered a 96 hours seminar-workshop in Project Management (including 20 hours in Microsoft Project) for officials of the MINISTRY of PUBLIC WORKS, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (http://www.mopw.gov.ae/en-us/Pages/default.aspx).

  • Politis, J. D. (2009, January). Delivered a seminar-workshop on Project Management for the Public Power Corporations Renewables S.A, Athens, Greece, (http://www.dei.gr/Default.aspx?id=21&nt=19&lang=2).

  • Politis, J. D. (2008, July). Delivered a seminar-workshop in Project Management for the Hellenic Branch of University of Strathclyde and the Hellenic Management Studies Institute, Athens, Greece, (http://www.imstudies.gr/images/stories/Politis_Project_Manager.pdf).

  • Politis, J. D. (2006, Dec - 2007 Jan). Train Mashreqbank Executives in the subject of Introduction to Quantitative Methods to Business, including SPSS @ Mashreqbank Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Contact Mr. Yuvakumar, Assistant Vice President - Training & Development Mashreq Learning Systems, (http://www.mashreqbank.com/uae/en/), Tel.+971 4 7066864, Email:

  • Politis, J. D. (2004, 27 April). Lecturer in the subject of Quality Function Deployment and Leadership Styles @ Dubai Police, Contact Officer, Kamel Buti Al Suwaidi, Director General Department of Operations, Dubai Police General HQ, United Arab Emirates, P.O. Box 1493, Tel. +971 4 2627862.
    (https://www.dubaipolice.gov.ae/dp/jsps/content/contact-us.do)
  • Politis, J. D. (2004, 6 April). Lecturer in the subject of Interpersonal Trust, Managerial Power and Knowledge Management @ Dubai Police, Contact Officer, Kamel Buti Al Suwaidi, Director General Department of Operations, Dubai Police General HQ, United Arab Emirates, P.O. Box 1493, Tel. +971 4 2627862. (https://www.dubaipolice.gov.ae/dp/jsps/content/contact-us.do)

  • Politis, J. D. (2000, 08 May). Special guest lecturer in the subject of Global Operations Management @ UTS MBA Program, Contact Professor, Serge Mukhi, Professor and Special Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Business, University of Technology, P.O. Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Sydney, Australia, Tel. +61-2-9514 3197, Email: . (http://business.uts.edu.au/pg/courses/mba.html)

  • Politis, J. D. (2000, 28 April – 07 May). Lecturer in the subject of Operations Management for the MBA Program in Hong Kong, Contact Professor, Bob Hunt, Director, Centre for Management Innovation and Technology (CMIT), Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia, Tel. +61-2-9850 9627, Email: . (http://www.mgsm.edu.au/)
  • 1997–1999, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems and Technology R&D Manager and Advisor to the General Manager, Boeing Australia Limited (Former Hawker de Havilland), Australia, (http://www.boeing.com.au/)
    Projects Included: MD Explorer Commercial Helicopter, Airbus A330/340, Airbus A320, Douglas Elevators MD80/90, Boeing Elevators 777, Boeing 737; 747 Doors and Lockheed Martin C130 Hercules Flaps.
  • 1993–1997, Procurement, Production Control and Administration Support Manager, Aerospace Composites Manufacturing, Hawker de Havilland, Australia, (http://www.boeing.com.au/).
  • 1991-1993, Production Control and Design Leader of the McDonnell Douglas Explorer Commercial Helicopter, Hawker de Havilland, Australia, (http://www.boeing.com.au/).
  • 1988–1991, Maintenance, Facilities and Expansions Programs Manager, Hellenic Vehicle Industry, Thessaloniki, Greece, (http://www.elvo.gr/).
  • 1987–1991, Project Manager for U.S.A, Germany and Switzerland projects, Hellenic Vehicle Industry, Thessaloniki, Greece, (http://www.elvo.gr/).
  • 1984–1987, Manufacturing and Quality Control Manager, Hellenic Vehicle Industry, Thessaloniki, Greece, (http://www.elvo.gr/).
  • 1977–1984, Production Supervisor, Quality Assurance Officer and Aircraft Mechanic, Government Aircraft Factories, Melbourne, Australia, bought by Boeing Australia Limited (http://www.boeing.com.au/).

Industrial Special Projects

  • Project leader for the introduction of the Neo-KAIZEN Demonstrator under the supervision of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS), Hawker de Havilland, Australia – 1998–1999.
  • Project leader of the Virtual Enterprise Workbench for Supporting Rapid Global Business Development under the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS), Toyo Engineering (Japan), Griffith University and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (Australia) – 1998–1999.
  • Project leader for the introduction of the Part Tracking and Scheduling System (Shop Management System) of the Aerospace Composite Division, Hawker de Havilland, Australia – 1997–1998.
  • Project Manager of the Autoclave Scheduler Program under the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, New South Wales University and Hawker de Havilland, Australia – 1996–1997.

Industry Interaction

  • Interaction between the Co-operative Research Center (CRC), Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS), University of Western Sydney (UWS), University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Hawker de Havilland, Australia, with specific objective of developing, testing and disseminating technology to support continuous improvement.