Professor Nikos Leandros

Specialization: Economics with specialization in Media Economics

Nikos Leandros is Professor of Economics with specialization in Media Economics and Head of the Department of Communication, Media and Culture since September 2010. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Applied Economics from the University of East London, M.Sc. in Economics and Ph.D from Salford University.

Nikos Leandros has worked as Lecturer at Salford University, at the Economic Research Division of the Bank of Greece and was Director of the Research and Documentation Observatory of the National Book Center. Member of the Management Committee of COST 20 Action “The impact of the Internet on the mass media in Europe” and of the COST A 30 Action “East of West: Setting a New Central and Eastern European Media Research Agenda”. Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Balkan Forum for Communication. Member of the Scientific Council of the Regional Press Institute.

He has published extensively in academic journals, conference volumes and is the author of a number of books and monographs including Print Media in Greece. Economic and Technological Perspectives (Delfini, 1992), The Political Economy of Mass Media. The Restructuring of Media Industry in the Era of Information Revolution (Kastaniotis, 2000), The Internet. Development and Change (Kastaniotis, 2005), Corporate Strategies in the Media Sector (Kastaniotis, 2008) and Economic Crisis and Modern Development. The Perspective of Political Economy (Dionikos, 2012). Also he is the editor of New Technologies, Electronic Commerce and the Book with George Pavlidis (Zitis Publications, 2004) and The Impact of Internet on the Mass Media in Europe (Abramis, 2006).

Visiting Professor at Journalism Department, Boston University (October 2009 to February 2010). Also he taught in the following Universities: Technological University of Cyprus, Paris 8, Izmir University of Economics, Istanbul Bilgi University, Spiru Haret and St Klement Ohridski Sofia University.

His current research interests include: strategies of sustainable development, technological change and media, new business models, cultural and creative industries, cultural sustainability and social entrepreneurship.

Lessons

  1. Introduction to Political Economy (1st Semester)
  2. Media Economics (6th Semester)
  3. Content Production and Media Corporations (MA in New Media and Journalism)
  4. Economics of Culture (MA in Cultural Management)