Constantelou Anastasia

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Associate Professor
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Area of expertise: 
Innovation Management
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Dr Anastasia Constantelou is Associate Professor of Innovation Management at the University of the Aegean, Department of Financial and Management Engineering. She is a graduate of the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and holds a Master's degree in Technology and Innovation Management and a PhD in Science and Technology Policy Studies from the University of Sussex, UK. Prior to her academic appointment, she served as a consultant to the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Directorate. Prior to her appointment at the University of the Aegean, Dr Constantelou was a Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics (LIEE), and the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCP), both at the National Technical University of Athens. Dr Constantelou has significant research experience as a contributor or leader in national and European research projects. During the period 2015-2017 she participated in the Horizon 2020 CREA Research Project ( leading the research group of the University of the Aegean. The CREA Project aimed at organizing training courses, mentoring activities and an incubation program for startup companies that would be able to use ICTs and Creativity to propose new business model with a European vision. Her current research interests focus on:

  • Public Sector Reform and Innovation.
  • Entrepreneurship, Creativity and ICTs: Designing policies and training practices to support innovation in the creative industries.
  • Organizational learning and dynamic capabilities in public sector organisations in the context of Smart Specialization Strategy.

Dr Constantelou has been a founding member of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit of the University of the Aegean and has successfully organised 4 successive Summer Schools on Youth Entrepreneurship and an international summer school for Technology-Inspired Ventures in the Creative and Cultural Industries, in the context of the CREA Project.



Courses taught in the undergraduate curriculum: 
45 Kountouriotou Str., 82100 Χίος
22710 35461, 35451
22710 35499
Office hours: 
Student hours (Spring Semester 2020-21): Mondays, 15:00-18:00
a [dot] konstantelou [at] fme [dot] aegean [dot] gr

Selected Publications

Altani, K. and A. Constantelou (2021, forthcoming) "What do IT employees think about training provision? Evidence from IT employees in Greek technology-based firms". Paper submitted to the International Journal of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management (IJDSRM) (under review).

Jaber, T. and A. Constantelou (2019) On the nature and micro-foundations of Dynamic Capabilities in Public Sector Organisations: A conceptual approach, Paper presented at the 31st Annual EAEPE Conference 2019, Warsaw, Poland, 12-15 September. EAEPE 2019 Online Proceedings [last access 06/04/2020, available to members of EAEPE only].

Constantelou, A. (2017) Fostering entrepreneurship in the Creative and Cultural Industries in Greece: Reflections on policy front. Paper presented at the European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) Conference 2017, Budapest, Hungary. Available in Conference Proceedings ( )

Thera Jonker, Anastasia Constantelou, Kostas Kutsikos, Karen Sikkema, Arianna Vignati, Francesco Zurlo, (2016) CREATIVITY AND ICT TO DRIVE NEW ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION, Paper presented at the CUMULUS Hong Kong 2016 Conference: Open Design for E-very-thing, 21-24 November 2016. Paper available at

Tilaveridou, S. & Constantelou, A., (2016). Entrepreneurship in Secondary Education in Greece- impact on students. In: International Web-based Conference "Entrepreneurship in Turbulent Times". Chania, 29-30 August 2016. Paper available at


Constantelou, A (2014) "Greece " in Lemstra, W. and Melody, W. (eds) (2014) Dynamics of Broadband Markets in Europe, Cambridge University Press.

Liakeas, K. and A. Constantelou (2013) "Innovation in Business Models of Banks in Europe: Towards a Methodological Approach" in Tsiakis, T., Kargidis, T. and P. Katsaros (eds) (2013) Approaches and Processes for Managing the Economics of Information Systems, IGI Global.

van Audenhove, L., Constantelou, A. and Donders, K. (2012) 'Editors' Introduction', INFO, The journal of policy, regulation and strategy for telecommunications, information and media, Special issue: The Future of Internet Governance, 14(6).

van Audenhove, L., Constantelou, A. and Poel, M. (2011) 'Editors' Introduction', INFO, The journal of policy, regulation and strategy for telecommunications, information and media, Special issue: Online content: Policy and regulation for a global market, 13(6).

Constantelou, A. and van Audenhove, L. (2010) 'Editors' Introduction', INFO, The journal of policy, regulation and strategy for telecommunications, information and media, Special issue: Policies for a digital Europe: Lessons learned and challenges ahead, 12(6).

Thanopoulou, H., Theotokas, I., and A. Constantelou (2010), 'Leading by following: Innovation and post war strategies of Greek shipowners', International Journal of Maritime History (IJMH), XXII, No. 2 (December 2010), 199-225..

Caloghirou, Y., Constantelou, Α. and N. Vonortas (eds) (2006) Knowledge Flows in European Industry. London: Routledge.

Caloghirou, Y., Constantelou, A. and A. Tsakanikas (2004) 'Inter-country technological linkages in European Framework Programmes: A Spur to European Integration?' International Journal of Technology Management, 27(8), 773-790.

Research interests: 

The research experience of Dr Anastasia Constantelou is interdisciplinary and stems from the interplay among three broad subject areas: The Political Economy of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Economics of Technical Change, and Technology and Innovation Management.

Her research interests focus on (a) innovation management and the management of knowledge flows among firms, (b) technology policy issues as applied to the European periphery, (c) the implications of IT-related business management techniques, including e-business tools and methods, on the behavior and performance of firms, and (d) the social, organisational, economic and regulatory factors influencing access to new technologies and participation to the information society.