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Dr Dimitra Skoumpopoulou

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School

She worked as a business consultant both in the UK and abroad and she has wide-ranging experience in the implementation and use of information systems especially in SMEs in the retail, sales and service sectors.

Prior to joining NBS she had over 15 years’ experience in running her own business as a consultant and she is well aware of the challenges that SMEs face in today’s competitive environment. She was offering training, support and consultancy to organisations in the UK, Greece and Germany and was helping businesses to introduce, develop and use Information Systems (IS) across their departments. This enabled her to gain an extensive experience in working with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. 

Her research is focused in the area of information systems and approaches to information systems implementation. She has a particular interest in the human aspect of IS implementation since IS often fail not because of technological drawbacks but because end users either do not accept IS or do not know how to use them.

Campus Address

Northumbria University
City Campus East 1 – Room 248
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Dimitra worked as a business consultant both in the UK and abroad and she has wide-ranging experience in the implementation and use of information systems especially in SMEs in the retail, sales and service sectors.

Prior to joining NBS she had over 15 years’ experience in running her own business as a consultant and she is well aware of the challenges that SMEs face in today’s competitive environment. She was offering training, support and consultancy to organisations in the UK, Greece and Germany and was helping businesses to introduce, develop and use Information Systems (IS) across their departments. This enabled her to gain an extensive experience in working with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Her research is focused in the area of information systems and approaches to information systems implementation. She has a particular interest in the human aspect of IS implementation since IS often fail not because of technological drawbacks but because end users either do not accept IS or do not know how to use them. In particular she has published in many leading journals and her research interests are information systems implementation and management, project management, knowledge management, talent management and organisational culture.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • International Reflections on the Challenges of Entrepreneurial Education Working with Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Valencia, A., Humble, D., Doyle, P., Skoumpopoulou, D. 20 Aug 2021, In: Economic and Business Review
  • Knowledge Management Systems Characteristics That Support Knowledge Sharing and Decision-Making Processes in Organizations, Abdelrahman, M., Masri, F., Skoumpopoulou, D. 2021, Research Anthology on Decision Support Systems and Decision Management in Healthcare, Business, and Engineering, Hershey, PA, IGI Global
  • Managing a mega-project to explore and enhance careers: insights from Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management 3, Pearce, A., Harney, B., Bailey, M., Dziewanowska, K., Bosak, J., Pease, P., Stalker, B., Skoumpopoulou, D., Doyle, P., Clegg, S., Shokri, A., Crane, S., Quan, R., Ko, I., Mihelic, K., Kase, R., Cerne, M., Sun, H., Brueckner, J., Wu, S., Valencia Hernandez, J., McMackin, J. Jun 2021, Handbook of Research Methods in Careers, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar
  • Systems change in UK HEIs: How do culture, management, users and systems align?, Skoumpopoulou, D., Robson, A. 17 Apr 2020, In: Journal of Enterprise Information Management
  • Talent Management in European SMEs: case analysis between Slovenia and Poland, Skoumpopoulou, D., Stalker, B., Kohont, A. 17 Feb 2020, In: International Journal of Human Resource Development
  • The Adoption and Usages of Technology in SMEs: The Case of Making Tax Digital, Skoumpopoulou, D., Crisp, A. 11 Aug 2020, In: Engineering Science & Technology
  • Entrepreneurship Education: Comparative study of initiatives of two partner universities, Op 't Hoog , S., Skoumpopoulou, D. 8 Oct 2019, In: Athens Journal of Education
  • Factors Influencing Knowledge Management Practices in Academic Libraries: A Developmental Paper, Alazemi, N., Abdelrahman, M., Skoumpopoulou, D. Apr 2019, Proceedings of the 24th UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) International Conference, UK Academy for Information Systems
  • Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management: Challenges & Opportunities for HRD, Pearce, A., Harney, B., Zupan, N., Stalker, B., Bailey, M., Dziewanowska, K., Petrylaite, E., Balas Rant, M., Skoumpopoulou, D., Kohont, A., Clegg, S., Booth, M., Shin, H., Slavec Gomezel, A., Quan, R., Brueckner, J., Mihelic, K., Mazghouni, M., Ko, I., Doyle, P., Wu, S. 31 Dec 2019, In: International Journal of Human Resource Development Practice, Policy and Research
  • HR self-service systems: labour saving or labour shifting?, Skoumpopoulou, D., Trusson, C., Jorden, N. Apr 2019, Proceedings of the 24th UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) International Conference, UK Academy for Information Systems

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: The Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management On-line Conference 2020
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: GETM3 Sandpit Dublin 2020 2020
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: GETM3 Sandpit Northumbria 2019 2019
  • Visiting an external academic institution: Technological University Dublin 2019
  • Oral presentation: LSS awareness workshop to be presented to the Slovenian Government 2018

PGR Supervision

  • Gregor Bernhart Digitalising Community Pharmacies in Germany – Business Model Transformation Towards Omnichannel Strategies – an Impact Evaluation Start Date: 01/10/2020
  • Kazeem Adebayo Start Date: 01/03/2020 End Date: 02/04/2020
  • Colin Richardson A theoretical framework for the management of knowledge as an asset within a global organisational context: Pathways for navigating Inter-Organisational boundaries Start Date: 01/07/2015 End Date: 24/10/2018

Qualifications

  • Science PhD October 20 2008
  • Business Info Technology MSc September 01 1999
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2008


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