JobAssistant Professor in Business Administration Dept., TEI Crete
Dr Alexandros Apostolakis is an assistant professor in Tourism Marketing at the Department of Business Administration, School of Management and Economics, Technological Educational Institute of Crete – University of Applied Sciences. Alexandros joined the department in 2011. He is also a visiting research fellow at the University of Portsmouth, UK, and an affiliate lecturer at the Greek Open University. Alexandros's research interests and publication activity mainly focuses on the tourism industry (the examination of individual preferences through stated preferences discrete choice modelling) and comprises of over 30 contributions to textbooks, peer – reviewed academic journals and peer reviewed academic conferences. In particular, Dr Apostolakis has been conducting research on the evaluation of individual preferences for future policy initiatives in hospitality, tourism and the cultural sector.
Moreover, Alexandros acts as associate editor in the Anatolia Journal, and the Regional Science Enquiry Journal. At the same time, he acts as guest editor and reviewer for all mainstream high impact peer review journals in the tourism field (Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Tourism Economics, Journal of Travel Research and others). At the same time, Dr Apostolakis is working on two EU funded projects (Holy Grail and European Islands Continue Education on Resources Efficiency Virtual Gateway –VIREG).
Alexandros graduated with a bachelor's degree (BSc) in Economics with Politics from the University of Plymouth, UK in 1999. He carried on with a postgraduate degree (MSc) in Local and Regional Economic Analysis from the University of Portsmouth, UK in 2000 and a PhD degree from the same University in 2005. His thesis examined individual tourists' preferences for two cultural resources in the island of Crete, Greece. In parallel to his PhD work, Alexandros was working as a research assistant at the Centre for Local and Regional Analysis (CLREA) in the department of Economics, University of Portsmouth.