George Blanas

GeorgeProfessor George Blanas
Dept. of Business Administration
Dean, School of Business & Economics
TEI (University of Applied Sciences) of Thessaly
(http://www.teithessaly.gr)
Address
Peripheral Rd., Larisa 4110, Greece
Phone +30 2410 684343, Fax +30 2410 610803
e-mail: blanas@teithessaly.gr blanas@gmail.com
Qualifications
 2002, PhD “Total Quality Management Systems in Public Information
Networks”, Dept. of Organization & Business Administration,
University of Macedonia, Greece
 2001, Graduate Certificate in Open & Distance Learning,
Hellenic Open University
 2000, Graduate Diploma in Teaching, Volos Institute of
Advanced Education, Greece
 1993, Master of Information Systems, School of Business,
Central Queensland University, Australia
 1984, PostGraduate Diploma in Computer Science, Dept. of
Computer Science, University of Adelaide, Australia
 1982, Bachelor (Hons) in Economics, Specialization in Statistics,
Athens Univ. of Economics, Greece
 1976, Bachelor (Hons) in Civil Engineering,
National Technical University, Greece
Industrial Qualifications
 2007, Certified EFQM model assessor, level II
 2007, Certified EFQM model assessor, level III
Honours & Awards
 1971, Honorary Diploma in Mathematics from
the Hellenic Mathematics Society
 1973, Honorary Diploma in Mathematics from
the Balkan Mathematics Society
Memberships
 Institute of Engineers, Australia, Greece
 Institute of Economists. Greece
 Institute of Informatics, Greece & Australia
 Management Society, Greece
 Society of Operations Research, Greece & Australia
 Quality Forum, Greece
Experience
Dr. George Blanas has worked at various levels in a number of Australian and Greek Institutions.
Since 2008 he holds the position of Professor of Quality Management, within the Department of
Business Administration of the TEI (Technological Educational Institute) of Thessaly,
Greece where he teaches in the undergraduate program and the MBA and MSc in Management programs.
Concurrently he teaches at the MSc in Quality Assurance program of the Hellenic Open University.
Since 2014 he serves as Dean of the Business & Economics School and has served in the same position
during the period 2006-2008, while he has served as head of the Business Administration Department
during the period 2009-2013. He has also served as Director of the Technological Research Center
during the period 2011-2015, Coordinator of the Department Quality Unit (2009-2013) and Departmental
Erasmus Coordinator (2009-today). He has served at the Greek Universities Network – GUNET governance
board (1996-1999) and as academic coordinator of the MSc in Management in cooperation with Staffordshire
University, UK and the MSc in International Business in cooperation with Coventry University, UK. Before
he joined academia he has worked as chartered engineer and business consultant in Industry and
during his academic career he has participated in several research and consultancy projects.
Grants
 Several competitive grants at European and National level in both the private and the public sector
Publications
23 articles in refereed journals, 32 articles in refereed conference proceedings, 5 books author or co-author,
6 sections in monographs, 7 research reports,
REVIEWER IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS
 Editor and reviewer of MIBES Transactions (Management of International Business & Economic Systems,
ISSN# 1790-9899, JEL listed in EconLit database,
 Editor and reviewer of PRIME (PRactical Issues in Management & Economics), ISSN# 1791-5767
 Invited editor and reviewer of Journal of International Business and Economy, Spring 2007, Vol 8,
No 1 (http://www.i-jibe.org)
 Reviewer, Management & Marketing Journal, University of Craiova (http://www.mnmk.ro/colegiu.php)
 Reviewer, EuroEconomica, Danubius Galati University (http://www.euroeconomica-danubius.ro)
 Annals of the University of Craiova, Economic Sciences Series of the University of Craiova
(http://209.51.134.189/~feaaro/)
 Young Economists Journal/ Revista Timerbor Economisti – RTE of the University of Craiova
REVIEWER IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
 MIBES international Series of Conferences (Chair since 2006)
 HOBA International Series of Conferences http://hoba.gr/ G. Blanas CV 2
 New Horizons in Business Industry and Education international Series of Conferences
STUDENTS
 Supervisor of three PhDs, one at the University of Southern Denmark (completed),
one at the University of Macedonia, Greece (completed), one at Middlesex University (near completion)
 Over 50 dissertations in [a] MSc in Management (with Staffordshire University, UK),
[b] MBA (with Staffordshire University, UK), [c] MSc International Business (with Coventry University, UK),
[d] MSc Quality Assurance (Hellenic Open University, UK)
SUBJECTS TAUGHT
PhD level (PhD Seminars, organized by University of Southern Denmark and TEI of Thessaly)
 Change Management
 Project Management
Master’s level
People Management and Development
 Residential Activities
 Research Methods
 Human Resource Management
 Strategic Management
 Managing Strategy
 Quality Management