Type and Press enter
  • Νame: Theotokas Ioannis
  • Role: Professor
  • Field: Management of Shipping Companies
  • Department: Department of Maritime Studies
  • Office: 508/Lambr. 21 Bld.
  • Telephone: +30 +30 210 4142521
  • A.M.: ΥΔΝ9102
  • Patronym: Nikolaos
  • E-mail: gtheotokas[at]unipi[dot]gr

Dr. Ioannis Theotokas is Professor of Shipping Management. He has a background of economics and has specialized in Shipping Management. He received his PhD from the University of Piraeus (1997). His research interests lie in the fields of Management, Human Resource Management and Strategic Management applied to shipping business.

He is the author of seven books (with five as co-author) published in Greece and the UK and of 43 papers published in international journals and in edited books. He has presented over 60 papers at international scientific conferences.  He is member of International Association of Maritime Economics and of the Association of Greek Maritime Economists.

He has participated as scientific coordinator or as principal researcher in research projects related to employment, entrepreneurship, strategy and competitiveness in shipping, to maritime training and e-learning, to image of shipping and in consultancy studies funded/commissioned by European Commission, Niarchos Foundation, Greek Ministry of Economic Development, Ceres Hellenic Shipping Enterprises S.A., Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation, Academy of Athens and other organisations (KNOWME, CAPTAINS, MELES, INNOSUTRA, RURAL eGOV, SLIM-VRT).

From September 2015 to February 2017 he had served as Secretary General of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy of Greece and from April 2015 to September 2015 he had served as Deputy Secretary General of the Misinisry of Economy, Infrastructure, Maritime Afairs and Tourism. He has been the director of the Research in Shipping and Ports Laboratory of the University of the Aegean from 2009 to 2015.

  • Organization and Management of Shipping Companies
  • Business Strategy
  • Human Resources Management in Shipping
  • Organisation and Management of Shipping Companies (MSc Shipping and MSc Marine Science and Technology Management)

Recent Research Projects

Project: FutureProof skills for the Maritime Transport Sector – Skillsea

  • Action: Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliances
  • Financed by: European Commission
  • Coordinator: STG
  • Position in the project: Scientific Responsible for University of the Aegean
  • Duration: 2019-2022

Project: «Academic and Business Coach – MELES 2.0»

  • Action: Erasmus+
  • Financed by: European Commission
  • Coordinator: Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland
  • Position in the project: Scientific Responsible for University of the Aegean
  • Duration: 2017-2020

Project: «More Entrepreneurial Life at European Schools – MELES»

  • Action: Erasmus+
  • Financed by: European Commission
  • Coordinator: Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland
  • Position in the project: Scientific Responsible for University of the Aegean
  • Duration: 2014-2017

Project: «Taming the Sea of Fishers’ Knowledge, Skills and Competencies – SeaοfSkills»

  • Action: Erasmus+
  • Financed by: European Commission
  • Coordinator: Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland
  • Position in the project: Researcher
  • Duration: 2014-2017

Project: «Maritime Industry Knowledge Network – KNOWME»

  • Action: Seventh Framework Programme
  • Financed by: European Commission
  • Coordinator: ΤΡΙ, Napier University
  • Position in the project: Scientific Responsible for University of the Aegean
  • Duration: 2011-2014

Project: «The University of the Aegean as basic factor for the social and economic development of the Aegean Sea Islands»

  • Action: Insularity
  • Financed by: Ministy of Education
  • Coordinator: University of the Aegean
  • Position in the project: Researcher
  • Duration: 2012-2015

Project: «Communication and Practical Training Applied in Nautical Studies – CAPTAINS»

  • Action: LEONARDO DA VINCI Programme
  • Financed by: European Commission
  • Coordinator: University of the Aegean
  • Position in the project: Scientific Responsible of the Project
  • Duration: 2010-2012

Project: «Black Sea Port –cities, 1780s-1910s»

  • Action: Thalis
  • Financed by: NSRF 2007-2013
  • Coordinator: Ionian University
  • Position in the project: Researcher
  • Duration: 2011-2015

  • Theotokas Ioannis (2018), Management of Shipping Enterprises, Routledge, London, 310 p.
  • Θεοτοκάς Γιάννης (2018), Οργάνωση και Διοίκηση Ναυτιλιακών Επιχειρήσεων, Εκδόσεις Αλεξάνδρεια, 3η εμπλουτισμένη έκδοση, Αθήνα, 664 σελ.
  • Theotokas Ioannis. – Harlaftis Gelina (2009), Leadership in World Shipping, Palgrave Macmillan, 346 p.
  • Θεοτοκάς Γιάννης – Χαρλαύτη Τζελίνα (2010), Έλληνες Εφοπλιστές και Ναυτιλιακές Επιχειρήσεις. Οργάνωση, Διοίκηση και Στρατηγική, Εκδόσεις Αλεξάνδρεια, 2η έκδοση, Αθήνα, 495 σελ. (1η έκδοση, 2007).
  • Χαρλαύτη Τζελίνα, Θανοπούλου Ελένη, Θεοτοκάς Ιωάννης, (2009), Το παρόν και το μέλλον της ελληνικής ναυτιλίας, Γραφείο Οικονομικών Μελετών, Μελέτες, Αρ. 10, Αθήνα, Ακαδημία Αθηνών, 246 σελ.
  • Θεοτοκάς Γιάννης, Λεκάκου Μαρία, Πάλλης Θάνος, Συριόπουλος Θεόδωρος, Τσαμουργκέλης Γιάννης (2008), Ελληνική Ναυτιλία, Απασχόληση και Ανταγωνιστικότητα. Στρατηγικές Διοίκησης Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού, Εκδόσεις Gutenberg, Αθήνα, 270 σελ.
  • Θεοτοκάς Γιάννης – Χαρλαύτη Τζελίνα (2004), Ευπόμπη. Ελληνικές ναυτιλιακές επιχειρήσεις, 1945-2000, Οργάνωση, Διοίκηση και Στρατηγικές, Εκδόσεις Ελληνικό Λογοτεχνικό και Ιστορικό Αρχείο, Αθήνα,  447 σελ.

Gr.Lambraki and Distomou – office 503,

  • Tuesday, 8.00-10:00
  • Wednesday, 10.00-12.00
  • Chrysafis, K.A., Papadopoulou, G.C.,  Theotokas, I.N., (2024), “Measuring financial performance through operating business efficiency in the global cruise industry: A fuzzy benchmarking study on the “big three”, Tourism Management, vol. 100, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2023.104830.
  • Apostolou, T., Lagoudis, I. N., & Theotokas, I. N. (2024). Capesize time charter equivalent optimization based on speed and environmental regulations. Maritime Business Review, vol. 9, no. 1, 35-55.
  • Theotokas, I.N., Lagoudis, I.N. & Raftopoulou, K. (2024) Challenges of maritime human resource management for the transition to shipping digitalization. Journal of Shipping and Trade,  9,  6, https://doi.org/10.1186/s41072-024-00165-0
  • Chrysafis K.A., Theotokas, I., Papadopoulou G. (2024), “An interdisciplinary crisis management approach based on day-to-day business operations and project delivering for typical cruise companies”, International Journal of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management, (DOI: 10.1504/IJDSRM.2023.10058629).
  • Chrysafis, K.A., Theotokas, I.N., Lagoudis, I.N. (2022), ““Managing fuel price variability for ship operations through contracts using fuzzy TOPSIS”, Research in Transportation Business & Management, vol. 43 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rtbm.2021.100778.
  • Lagoudis, I., Madentzoglou, E.M., Theotokas, I.N., and Yip, T.L., (2019), “Maritime Cluster Attractiveness Index”, Maritime Business Review, vol. 4, no.2, 169-189.
  • Lagoudis, I.N., Theotokas, I.N. and Broumas, D. (2017), “A literature review of port competition research”, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics vol. 9, no. 6, 724-762.
  • Theotokas, I. and Kapantais, N. (2017), “Human Resources Division Transformation in the Banking Sector: The Implementation of the Three-Legged Stool”, International Journal of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management, vol. 7, no 1-2, 88-104.
  • Pallis, A.A., Theotokas I. (2017), “Shipping and Ports at crossroads”, Spoudai Journal of Economics and Business, vol. 67, no. 1, 3-6.
  • Progoulaki, M. and Theotokas, I. (2016), “Managing culturally diverse maritime human resources as a shipping company’s core competence”, Maritime Policy and Management, vol. 43, no.7, 860-873.
  • Papachristou A., Stanchev D., Theotokas, I. (2015), «The role of communication to the retention of seafarers in the profession», WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, vol.14, no.1, 159-176.
  • Theotokas, I., Lagoudis, I.N. and Kotsiopoulos, N. (2014), “Leadership profiling of ocean going ship Masters”, The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics, vol. 30, no. 3, 321-343.
  • Theotokas, I. and Bissias, I. (2014), “A touch of salt: the image of shipping in the newspapers of the UK”, WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, vol. 13, no.2, 177-190.
  • Pallis, A.A. and Theotokas, I. (2014), “Shapes of modern shipping”, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics (editorial), vol. 6, no. 5, 461-465.
  • Tenold, S. and Theotokas, I. (2013), “Shipping Innovation: The different paths of Greece and Norway”, International Journal of Decision Science, Risk and Management, vol. 5, no.2, 142-160.
  • Theotokas, I., Bissias, I., and Lekakou, M. (2013), “Shipping Crises in the Media”, Spoudai Journal of Economics and Business, vol. 63, no.4, 137-147.
  • Progoulaki, M., Katradi, K. and Theotokas, I. (2013), “Promoting and developing seafarers’ welfare under the Maritime Labour Convention: A Research Agenda”, Spoudai Journal of Economics and Business, vol. 63, no.4, 75-82
  • Chatzimouratidis, A.I., Theotokas, I. and Lagoudis, I. (2012), «Decision Support Systems for Human Resource Training and Development”, International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol.23, no.4, 662-693.
  • Theotokas, I., Lagoudis, I.N. and Syriopoulos T. (2011), «Editorial of Special Issue on Decision Making in the Maritime Sector”, International Journal of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management, vol. 3, no.3/4, 215-218.
  • Giannarakis, G. – Theotokas I. (2011), «The effect of financial crisis in Corporate Social Responsibility performance», International Journal of Marketing Studies, vol. 3, no. 1, 2-10.
  • Giannarakis, G., Litinas N. and Theotokas, I. (2011), «A Delphi study to identify Corporate Social Responsibility indicators: The case of Greek Telecommunication sector», Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 4, no.2, 16-32.
  • Thanopoulou H., Theotokas I., Constantelou A., (2010), «Leading by following: innovation and post-was strategies of Greek shipowners», International Journal of Maritime History, XXII, no. 2, 199-255.
  • Koufopoulos, D.N., Lagoudis I.N., Syriopoulos T. and Theotokas I. (2010), «Corporate governance and Board practices by Greek shipping management companies» CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: The International Journal of Business in Society, vol 10, no 3, 261-278.
  • Progoulaki M. – Theotokas I. (2010), «Human Resource Management and competitive advantage: an application of Resource-Based View in the shipping industry», Marine Policy, vol.34, no.3, 575-582.
  • Theotokas I. – Progoulaki M. (2007), «Cultural diversity, manning strategies and management practices in Greek shipping», Maritime Policy and Management, vol.34, no. 4, 383-403.
  • Syriopoulos Th. – Theotokas I. (2007), «Value creation through corporate destruction? Corporate governance in shipping takeovers» Maritime Policy and Management, 34, no. 3, 225-242.
  • Theotokas I. (2007), «On top of world shipping: Greek shipping companies organization and management», Research in Transportation Economics, vol. 21, 63-93.
  • Lagoudis I.N, – Theotokas, I. (2007), «Competitive advantage in the Greek shipping industry: A supply chain management approach», Research in Transportation Economics, vol. 21, 95-120.
  • Fafaliou R., Lekakou M. and Theotokas, I. (2006), «Is the European shipping industry aware of corporate social responsibility? The case of Greek-owned short sea shipping companies», Marine Policy, vol. 30, no. 4, 412-419.
  • Harlaftis G. – Theotokas J. (2004), «European family firms in international business: British and Greek tramp shipping firms», Business History, vol. 46, no. 2, 219-255.
  • Nikitakos N. – Theotokas J. (2001), «Network centric organizations in shipping», Management Sciences & Regional Development (MSRD), Issue 3, July, 183-196.
  • Alexopoulos A.B. – Theotokas I.N. (1999), «Shipping Management in the post-ISM Code period. The case of dry bulk shipping companies», Studies in Regional and Urban Planning, Issue 7, July, 123-133.
  • Theotokas I.N. –  Alexopoulos A.B. (1998), «Safety and Quality in the Shipping Industry. A Legal Analysis of the ISM Code’s Principles and Applications», European Research Studies, Vol. 1, No. 3, 81-98.