Prof. Dr. Vasilios Stouraitis is a lecturer in International Business and Management at Glasgow Caledonian University in the UK and visiting lecturer in several institutions abroad including Italy and Panama. Specializing in small and medium-sized enterprises and with a background in International Business and Economics, he holds a PhD from Henley Business School/University of Reading, an Msc in Development studies from University College London and an MBA and Bsc from the University of Kent. He has worked on development issues (agribusiness and governance) for the United Nations (Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development) and European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry) and is also a published author in international business strategy and entrepreneurship. Regarding academic work, he has taught in several institutions (Edinburgh Business School at Athens, The American University of Rome, Link Campus Rome, Swiss School of Management Rome) and supervised several BA/BSc and MA/MSc theses on International Business topics and Food Economics.
He has published in journals such as the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development and in United Nations working paper series. His academic interests include SMEs, entrepreneurship, internationalization, exporting and agri-business smallholders. He speaks Italian, Greek, French, English and Spanish. Regarding research, he collects data and publishes in academic journals regularly with many collaborations and pending projects including books.
He is a member of the Africa Children and Bread-Action NGOs based in Rome and Athens, a board member of the GCU UHatch incubator and start-up advisor.