Aggelos Tsakanikas

Aggelos Tsakanikas is an Assistant Professor in the field of economic evaluation of technological systems, at the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics (LIEE), National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and Scientific Advisor to the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (FEIR / IOBE). He graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering at NTUA, where he also conducted his PhD thesis in the area of Technology Economics and Business Strategy. As a research fellow in the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics (LIEE/NTUA) he participated in various European projects in the area of socioeconomics research and information society. He has also been working as an adjunct Lecturer at the University of Peloponese (Department of Economics) from 2003 to 2008. From May 2004 he worked in the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (FEIR/IOBE) as Head of Business & consumer Surveys, from April 2007 as a Head of research and from April 2012 to January 2014 as Research Director. His main research interests and most of his published work are in the area of technology strategy of the firm, business strategy, economics of innovation, entrepreneurship and relevant public policies. In March 2010 he was elected Assistant Professor at the National Technical University of Athens. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor in February 2014. He teaches at the business administration postgraduate programme “Athens MBA”, “Industrial policy and International Competitiveness”. In the context of his research activity has been involved with numerous sectoral studies, quarterly reports on the Greek Economy, studies on entrepreneurship and competitiveness, as well as studies on information society. His research interests include the economics of technological innovation, business strategy, entrepreneurship, and related public policies. He is also a member of the research consortium of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor and a member of the group for technological, Economic and strategic analysis of society of LIEE and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit of NTUA.

    • Journals

      • Caloghirou, Υ., Giotopoulos, Ι, Korra, E., Tsakanikas, Α. “How do employee training and knowledge stocks affect product innovation?” forthcoming in Economics of Innovation and New Technology
      • Giotopoulos, Ι, Kontolaimou, Α., Tsakanikas, Α. “Antecedents of growth-oriented entrepreneurship before and during the Greek economic crisis” forthcoming in Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.
      • I.Kastelli, A. Tsakanikas, Y.Caloghirou, “Technology transfer as a mechanism for dynamic transformation in the food sector”, forthcoming to Journal of Technology Transfer
      • Giotopoulos, Ι, Kontolaimou, Α., Tsakanikas, Α. “Drivers of high-quality entrepreneurship: What changes did the crisis bring about?”, Small Business Economics, Vol 48, p.p.913-930, 2017
      • Tserkezis, E. and Tsakanikas, A. (2016). The economic impact of mining activity on the Greek island of Milos: An unusual neighbor. The Extractive Industries and Society, Vol.3, No 1, pp.129-140
      • Kontolaimou, Α. Giotopoulos, Ι., Tsakanikas, Α., “A typology of European countries based on innovation efficiency and technology gaps: the role of early-stage entrepreneurship”, Economic Modelling, Vol. 52, Part B, pp. 477-484, 2016
        Kopidou, D, Tsakanikas, A., Diakoulaki, D., “Common trends and drivers of carbon emissions and employment: A decomposition analysis in the industrial sector of selected EU countries”, in Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 112, No 5, pp. 4159-4172, 2016
      • Giotopoulos I, Pavlou G., Danchev S., Tsakanikas A., “Public Procurement Reforms in Greece: The Impact of Improved Transparency on Government Expenditures”, Journal of Public Procurement, Vol. 15, No 4, 2015
      • Tsakanikas A. – Vasileiadis M., “A Methodological Review of the Greek Annual Industrial Survey”, Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, Special Issue Volume 38, Number 1 / 2013
      • M. Voumvoulakis, G. Asimakopoulou, S. Danchev, G.Maniatis and A. Tsakanikas, Large scale integration of intermittent renewable energy sources and its impact on the Greek power sector, Energy Policy, Vol 50, Nov 2012.
      • Danchev S.,Maniatis G.,Tsakanikas A., “Returns on investment in electricity producing photovoltaic systems under de-escalating feed-in tariffs: The case of Greece”, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 14, Number 1, January 2010.
      • Α. Tsakanikas, “ICT in Greece and their contribution to business innovations”, «Society and Science », Vol 22-23, Autumn 2009. Sakoulla Publishing (in greek)
      • Constantelou A., Tsakanikas A., Y. Caloghirou, “Inter-country technological linkages in European Framework Programmes: A Spur to European integration?”, International Journal of Technology Management, Vol 27, No 8, 2004, pp. 773-790.
      • Caloghirou, Y., Kastelli, I, Tsakanikas, A. “Internal capabilities and External knowledge sources: Complements or substitutes for Innovative performance”, Technovation. Vol. 24, No.1, January 2004, pp.29-39.
      • Caloghirou Y., Tsakanikas A., Vonortas, “University – Industry cooperation in the context of the European Framework Programmes”, Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 26, No.1/2, January 2001, pp.153-161.

      Books

      • Caloghirou, Y. Protogerou, A. Tsakanikas, A, “Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship: Exploring a taxonomy based on the AEGIS survey”, in Dynamics of Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship: Business Strategy and Public Policy, Edited by F.Malerba, Y.Caloghirou, M.McKelvey, S. Radosevic, Routledge Publishing July 2015
      • Caloghirou, Y. Protogerou, A. Tsakanikas, A, “The AEGIS survey: a quantitative analysis of New Entrepreneurial Ventures in Europe, in Dynamics of Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship: Business Strategy and Public Policy, Edited by F.Malerba, Y.Caloghirou, M.McKelvey, S. Radosevic, Routledge Publishing July 2015
      • Caloghirou, Y. Protogerou, A. Tsakanikas, A, “The AEGIS survey: a quantitative analysis of New Entrepreneurial Ventures in Europe, in Dynamics of Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship: Business Strategy and Public Policy, Edited by F.Malerba, Y.Caloghirou, M.McKelvey, S. Radosevic, Routledge Publishing July 2015
      • Caloghirou, Y. Protogerou, A. Tsakanikas, A. “Exploring knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship in high-technology and low- technology manufacturing sectors: differences and similarities”, in “Knowledge-intensive Entrepreneurship in Low-Tech Industries” edited by H.Hirsch-Kreinsen and I.Schwinge, Edward Elgar Publishing May 2014
      • Caloghirou, Υ. Ioannidis S., Tsakanikas A., Vonortas N., “Subsidized Research joint ventures in Europe”, chapter 3 in ‘’European Collaboration in Research and Development: Business Strategy and Public Policy”, edited by Y.Caloghirou, N.Vonortas, S.Ioannides, Edward Elgar Publishing, July 2004, pp.59-85.
      • Tsakanikas, A., Caloghirou, Y., “RJV formation by European firms: strategic considerations”, chapter 4 in “European Collaboration in Research and Development: Business Strategy and Public Policy” edited by Y.Caloghirou, N.Vonortas, S.Ioannides, Edward Elgar Publishing, July 2004, pp. 86-128
      • Dumont M., Tsakanikas A., “Knowledge spillovers through R&D networking” Chapter 10 in “Innovative Networks: Cooperation in National Innovation Systems’’ OECD, Paris, October 2001, pp.209-231.
      • Dumont, M, Tsakanikas, A., “The evolution of intra- and inter-sector knowledge spillovers in the EU Framework Programmes”, Chapter 11 in Knowledge Flows in European Industry: Mechanisms and Policy Implications, σε επιμέλεια των Y.Caloghirou, N.Vonortas, Ν. Constantelou, Routledge Publishing, April 2006.
    • Selected (Refereed)

      • Y. Caloghirou, I. Giotopoulos, E. Korra, A. Tsakanikas, “Industry-University R&D Collaboration and Innovative Performance of Greek Manufacturing Firms in Times of Crisis: Do Interactions of Knowledge Flows and Knowledge Stocks Matter?” DRUID 2016 conference, Copenhagen, 13-15 June 2016
      • Y. Caloghirou, A. Tsakanikas, “The need for a new industrial policy to “innovate out of the crisis”: the case of Greece” The role pf industrial policy in European re-industrailisation EAEPE Symposium, Krakow 12-13 May 2016.
      • Y. Caloghirou, A. Protogerou, A. Tsakanikas, I. Kastelli  “Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship and engineering graduates in Greece” Technology Transfer Society Conference, Dublin 28-30  October 2015
      • Y. Caloghirou, I. Giotopoulos, A. Tsakanikas, Eythimia Korra “The role of University – Industry R&D collaboration in innovative and export performance in the midst of a crisis: empirical evidence from Greece” Technology Transfer Society Conference, Dublin 28-30  October 2015
      • Y. Caloghirou, I. Giotopoulos, A. Tsakanikas “What drives the decision of SMEs to collaborate in R&D?” Technology Transfer Society Conference, Dublin 28-30  October 2015
      • A.Tsakanikas, I.Giotopoulos, “The impact of the financial crisis on early-stage entrepreneurship in Europe” T2S Annual Conference, Bergamo 8-9 November 2013
      • Y.Caloghirou, A.Protogerou, A.Tsakanikas, N.Vonortas “Founding team, firm, and contextual characteristics associated with knowledge-intensive young business ventures” T2S Annual Conference, Bergamo 8-9 November 2013
      • L. Tserkezis and A. Tsakanikas, “The Economic Impact of Mining Activity on Milos Island”, 6th International Conference, Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry, Milos 1/7/2013
      • Giotopoulos, I. , Kontolaimou A. Tsakanikas A. “Innovative performance of developed and developing/transition European countries: the role of technology oriented entrepreneurship using GEM data, 2013 GEM Research Conference on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Barcelona, 19-21 June 2013
      • Tsakanikas, A., S.Chatzichristou “Female Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship: going beyond the gender gap’’ V International Workshop of Research based on GEM, Cádiz, 28 June 2010.
      • Tsakanikas, A., S.Chatzichristou “Female Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship: a quality yet no gender gap’’ DIME – AEGIS – LIEE / NTUA ATHENS 2010 CONFERENCE, “The emergence and growth of Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship in a comparative perspective. Studying various aspects in different contexts”, Athens, National Technical University of Athens, April 29-30, 2010.
      • E. Tserkezis, N. Paratsiokas, A. Tsakanikas, A. Athanasiadis, “The Economic Footprint of the Greek Pharmaceutical Industry”, Value in Health, Volume 16, Issue 7 , Pages A580-A581, November 2013, ISPOR 16th Annual European Congress.
      • Karagouni, G. Tsakanikas, A, “Knowledge – Intensive strategies in low tech sectors during the crisis: the case of the Greek wood and furniture sector”, 6th Annual EuroMed Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business, September 23rd-24th, 2013 Estoril, Cascais, Portugal
      • Kastelli, I, Tsakanikas, A, Caloghirou, Y., “The dynamic effects of cooperation: what are the conditions for organizational knowledge creation? European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy Conference (EAEPE), Aix en Province, November 2002.
      • Kastelli, I, Caloghirou, Y., Tsakanikas, A. “Influential factors in the innovative performance of firms: Some empirical insights’’, EAEPE, Siena 8-11 Nov. 2001.
      • Caloghirou, Y., Constantelou N., Tsakanikas A., “Inter-country technological linkages through European Collaborative Research Programmes: Does Geography (still) matter’’, EAEPE, Berlin 2-5 Nov. 2000.
      • Caloghirou, Y., Vonortas, N., Tsakanikas, A. “ University – Industry Cooperation in Research and Development’’ Organizational issues in University – Industry technology transfer, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, W.Lafayette, Indiana, USA, June 2000.
      • Caloghirou, Y., Diakoulaki, D., Tsakanikas, A., “A multicriteria Decision Support System for the Dynamic Assessment of Sectorial and Corporate performance’’ European Symposium on Intelligent Techniques, Chania 3-4 June 1999.
      • Diakoulaki, D., Mavrotas, G., Tsakanikas, A., “Using fuzzy sets to deal with time variation and non-monotone preferences in Muliticriteria interfirm Comparisons’’, 47th Meeting of the European Working Group ‘’ Multicriteria Aid For Decisions’’, Thessaloniki 26-27 Mars 1998.
    • Selected

      • “Preparation of a report providing an evaluation of macroeconomic impact of Greek reforms to improve the business environment and support growth and employment”, Study for GR Task Force, Jan 2014
      • Competition Assessment of Laws and Regulations in Greece, OECD, Nov 2013
      • “Country Risk Report for Greece”, Study for TAP, Aug. 2013
      • “Μacroeconomic Prospects of the Greek Economy and Indications for Traffic on the Olympia Odos Corridor”, Study for Olympia Odos , November 2010
      • “Creativity for Innovation and Growth and Social Well-being in Europe” Funded under the 7th Framework Program EU, Theme 8: Socio economic Sciences and Humanities (2013-2015).
      • “Advancing Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Economic Growth and Social Well-being in Europe” (AEGIS) Χρηματοδότησηαπό 7th Framework Program EU, Theme 8: Socio economic Sciences and Humanities (2009-2011).
      • “The Emergence of New Industrial Activities: Fusing Services and Manufacture” Human Potential Programme, Funded from EU (2002-04). .
      • “Socioeconomic Trends Assessment for the Digital Revolution” IST Programme, Funded from EU (2000-03).
      • “Innovation and knowledge-related Flows in the European Industry”, TSER Programme, Funded from EU (1999-2001).
      • “Science and Technology Policies towards Research Joint Ventures”, TSER Programme, Funded from EU (1998-2000).
      • A.Tsakanikas, S.Danchev, I.Giotopoulos, E.Korra, G.Pavlou, “ICT adoption and Digital Growth in Greece”, June 2014, ΙΟΒΕ
      • C.Troulos, E.Demian, A.Tsakanikas, “Making Internet work in Greece: Social and Economic Barriers”, IOBE, October 2012
      • S.Danchev, A.Tsakanikas, N.Ventouris, “Cloud Computing: A driver for Greek Economy Competiveness”, IOBE, November 2011.
      • S.Ioannidis, Τ.Politis, Α.Τsakanikas, “Entrepreneurship in Greece 2004-2005”, FEIR/ΙΟΒΕ, Athens, October 2005.
      • Α. Τsakanikas, Ε.Staggel, “Study on employment and labour market, 2004”, , Economic Issues FEIR, No 15, November 2005.
      • Α. Τsakanikas, “Trends and latest developments in ICT sector’’, Special Report FEIR, January 2005.
      • Kastelli I., A. Tsakanikas, (2001), “Innovation Networks. Policy Initiatives in Greece”, Report for OECD in the context of Focus Group on Innovative Firms and Networks

       

    Contact Information

    Aggelos Tsakanikas
    Assistant Professor,
    Economic Evaluation of Technological Systems

    Telephone: +30 210 7721737
    Email: atsaka@central.ntua.gr

    CV: pdf