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Dr. Nicolas Papadopoulos

Chancellor's Professor
On sabbatical

Nicolas Papadopoulos (MBA Washington State, Ph.D. Athens) is Chancellor’s Professor of Marketing and International Business at the Sprott School of Business of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He has served at various times as director of the school, teaching area coordinator for international business, and associate dean (research), and he has also been Director of the International Business Study Group, a Sprott School research unit, since its inception in 1984.

He is recognized worldwide as a leading researcher in the areas of international market selection, place images, and nation branding. His research and professional interests span various areas of marketing and business strategy, particularly in the international context (including expansion decisions, global positioning, country image effects on buyer behaviour, role of trade blocs and free-trade zones, East-West business, and Canada-EU relations); brand marketing and new product development; social and not-for-profit marketing applications; management education; and macro-marketing (including marketing ethics and corporate social responsibility).

Dr. Papadopoulos has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 300 publications, including 15 books and over 75 book chapters and journal articles, and has given more than 100 workshops and seminars, featured talks, and other invited presentations in various countries around the world. His work has been recognized through seven best-paper awards; current membership in the editorial teams of nine journals, including the Senior Advisory Boards of International Marketing Review and the Journal of Product and Brand Management and the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of International Marketing; and numerous other honours, including appointment as Honorary International Member of the Società Italiana di Marketing (since 2005); several Keynote Speaker presentations (e.g., 2004 Multicultural Marketing Conference, Puebla, Mexico; Fourth Royal Bank International Research Seminar, Montreal 2007; 9th Congress of the Società Italiana di Marketing, Benevento, Italy, 2012); and recipient of such other distinctions as the Capital Educators Award from the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (2007), Outstanding Service Award while on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (2009), Best Reviewer awards from the International Business Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (2007), International Marketing Review (2008 and 2011), and Journal of International Business Studies (2013), and Carleton University’s Davidson Dunton Lecturership Award (2008), Graduate Mentorship Award (2013), and Scholarly Achievement (1987) and Research Achievement (2014) awards.

He worked with Exxon, 3M, and Procter & Gamble before turning to his academic career, and he has maintained close ties with the business community since then in North America and Europe through consulting, lecturing, executive training engagements, and volunteer work.

His research has been covered extensively in interviews and feature stories internationally, in such media as The Strategist (India), La Reforma (Mexico’s national newspaper), The Economist (UK), (U.S.), and De Pers (national Dutch newspaper), and throughout Canada, including in the Ottawa Citizen, Globe and Mail, Montreal Gazette, Edmonton Journal, National Post, CBC (TV & radio) and CTV, enRoute and Commerce-Les Affaires magazines, and many others.

Publications and Research Files

Rojas-Méndez, José I., Nicolas Papadopoulos, and Mohammed Alwan (2015), “Testing Self-Congruity Theory in the Context of Nation Brand Personality”, Journal of Product and Brand Management, 24(1), 18-27.

Papadopoulos, Nicolas, Daniel Gulanowski, and Llynne Plante (2015), “Factors Affecting the International Behaviour of SMEs”, 3rd Annual Sardinia Meet: The Role of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Peripheral Area Development, Foundation for Local Development Thomas & Afrodete Papanikos (ITATHAP) (Sardinia, Greece: July 24-25)

Cleveland, Mark, José I. Rojas-Méndez, Michel Laroche, and Nicolas Papadopoulos (2015) “Identity, Culture Dispositions and Behavior: A Cross-National Examination of Globalization and Culture Change”, Journal of Business Research, 69(3), 1090-1102

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