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General

Leonidas has worked at Aston Business School since September 2011.  Before joining Aston, he worked as a Research Associate and Research Group Officer for the Management Science and Information Systems Research Group in the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University.  He holds a BSc in Automation from the Department of Automation at the Technological Institute of Piraeus, an MSc (with Distinction) in Control Systems from the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield and a PhD in the area of Business Forecasting from the same university.

Leonidas' teaching experience began as a lab demonstrator from as early as his final undergraduate year, which also continued during his PhD studies.  During his time at Loughborough University he was actively involved with the running of tutorials and lectures in Undergraduate, Postgraduate and MBA modules in the areas of Business Forecasting, Operational Research Methods and Business Statistics.  Before joining Aston as a lecturer in Quantitative Methods for Business he acted as an MSc project supervisor for students in MSc Markating Management at Aston Business School.

His research interests include business forecasting, time series analysis, e-commerce, adoption of innovations and information security management.  He has published in various international journals such as Expert Systems with Applications, Journals of the Operational Research Society, International Journal of Information Management and others.  His work has also been presented in various international conferences.  He is acting as reviewer for the International Journal of Information Management and Oxford University Press as well as international conferences.  He is a member of the Operational Research Society, British Academy of Management and International Institute of Forecasters.

Research Interests

  • Business Forecasting

  • Time Series Analysis

  • E-commerce

  • Information Security Management

  • Data Mining Techniques

Teaching Activity

  • BN1193 Introduction to Business Analytics (1st Year Undergraduate Module)

  • BN2222 Principles in Business Analytics (2nd Year Undergraduate Module)

  • BN201D Business Analytics (2nd Year Degree Apprenticeship Module)
  • BNM239 Applied Research (MSc Module)

  • BNM854 Descriptive Analytics (MSc Module)

  • BNM863 Business Analytics in Practice (MSc Module)

Qualifications

  • PhD in Business Forecasting, The University of Sheffield, 2004.

  • MSc with Distinction in Control Systems, The University of Sheffield, 1999.

  • BSc in Automation, Technological Institute of Piraeus, Greece, 1998

Contact Details

Phone:  +44 (0)121 204 3034 
Email:l.anastasakis@aston.ac.uk   
Room:  ABS266 
CV

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert

1 Sep 201130 Jun 2013

FHEA

External positions

External Examiner

1 Jan 201831 Dec 2021

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Research Output 2008 2018

  • 7 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution

Factors affecting innovation and imitation of ICT in the agrifood sector

Petridis, N., Digkas, G. & Anastasakis, L., 9 Jun 2018, In : Annals of Operations Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Innovation
Imitation
Factors
Farmers
Uncertainty avoidance

Determinants of ICT innovation and imitation in the agrifood sector

Petridis, N. E., Digkas, G. & Anastasakis, L., 17 Dec 2017, 2030, p. 104-115 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Innovation
Education
Uncertainty

Observing choice of loan methods in not-for-profit microfinance using data envelopment snalysis

Widiarto, I., Emrouznejad, A. & Anastasakis, L., 24 Mar 2017, In : Expert Systems with Applications. 82, p. 278-290 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Profitability
Data envelopment analysis
Monitoring
Costs

Reinforcing the security of corporate information resources: a critical review of the role of the acceptable use policy

Doherty, N. F., Anastasakis, L. & Fulford, H., Jun 2011, In : International Journal of Information Management. 31, 3, p. 201-209 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Education
resources
Teaching
Computer systems
Availability

Exploring the adoption of interactive digital television services as a retail shopping platform

Anastasakis, L. & Ellis-Chadwick, F., 2010, The six senses: the essentials of marketing : 39th EMAC conference.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Retail
Shopping
Perceived ease of use
Perceived enjoyment
Perceived usefulness

Thesis

Efficiency and productivity analysis of global not-for-profit microfinance institutions: data envelopment analysis approach

Author: Widiarto, I., 20 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Emrouznejad, A. (Supervisor) & Anastasakis, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Transforming the UK public procurement from transactional/relational practice to strategic commercial management

Author: Orumwense, I., 20 Jul 2017

Supervisor: Albores, P. (Supervisor) & Anastasakis, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Business Administration

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Prizes

Best Paper (shortlisted)

Leonidas Anastasakis (Recipient), Nov 2006

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

E-learning
Industry

Most Read Best Paper, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy

Leonidas Anastasakis (Recipient), Feb 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Accounting policy
Public policy

Top10 Emerald Research Highlights Paper

Leonidas Anastasakis (Recipient), Feb 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Service quality

Top 10 Emerald Research Highlights Paper, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd

Leonidas Anastasakis (Recipient), Feb 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Service quality

Activities 2010 2011

  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Publication peer-review
  • 1 Examination

International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management (Journal)

Leonidas Anastasakis (Peer reviewer)
2011

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

International Journal of Information Management (Journal)

Leonidas Anastasakis (Peer reviewer)
2011

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Internal Examiner, Singapore Programme, Loughborough University

Leonidas Anastasakis (Examiner)
2010

Activity: Examination typesExamination