Professor George Saridakis
PhD in Economics, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), Essex University
Professor, Director of Doctoral Programmes
Small Business Research Centre
Kingston Business School
Kingston Hill campus
George Saridakis joined the Small Business Research Centre (SBRC) at Kingston University Business School as a Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship in June 2012.
Formerly, he was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and then Reader at the Loughborough University School of Business and Economics during the period 2007-2012. Prior to this he was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (CSME) at Warwick Business School (WBS) from 2005-2007.
He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Essex in 2006. During the course of his doctoral studies he received graduate scholarships from Greece and the UK, and funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Royal Economic Society (RES) to attend the Oxford and Essex econometric schools.
Professor Saridakis is Associate Fellow of the CSME at WBS, Honorary Fellow of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the University of the West Indies and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He has also been a Visiting International Scholar at Brock University in Canada.
He was born in 1978 on the island of Crete. He is married and has one daughter named Irini (meaning peace in Greek).
Professor Saridakis’ research focuses on the econometric analysis of cross-sectional, time-series and panel data related to entrepreneurship, small businesses and illicit behavior.
He was the Guest Editor of a special issue of the International Small Business Journal (ISBJ) on ‘Enterprise Activity, Performance and Policy during Times of Crisis’ and he is currently co-editing a book on ‘How Can HR Drive Growth?’.
Recent refereeing duties include: (i) academic journals such as Economics Letters, The Manchester School, Journal of Business Venturing, Human Relations, British Journal of Management, Review of Industrial Organization, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Economic Psychology and Criminology; and (ii) Conference papers and applications for research grants from the British Academy of Management (BAM) and ESRC.
He is currently a supervisor to two PhD students, Yangqing Lai and Bernard Imarhiagbe, in the area of organizational behavior and micro finance.
His current research interests encompass the economics of small firms and entrepreneurship covering issues on new firm formation, survival and growth as well as on job satisfaction and organisational commitment. He has papers published in elite management and business journals such as the Journal of Business Venturing, British Journal of Management, Human Resource Management and British Journal of Industrial Relations.
Professor Saridakis has also carried out empirical work in the field of economics of crime with recent papers published in the Journal of Applied Statistics and Social Science Journal.
His research has been presented in various international conferences for which he has won four best conference paper awards, the Scottish Enterprise award and he has performed the duties of chair and/or discussant in many of these conferences.
He has given several internal and external seminar talks and workshops in the area of small firms, crime and econometrics and has organised two conferences.
He has also received research income from external contracts with major funders such as the European Union (EU) Leonardo da Vinci programme, the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR), the British Academy and Barclays Bank. Recently he has received funding from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).
Professor Saridakis lectured undergraduate modules in Business Economics at Loughborough University School of Business and Economics during the period 2007-2012, and completed his training at Loughborough Teaching Centre. He also taught Research and Industry at the Loughborough doctoral training programme in 2011.
He also visited WBS during the autumn terms from 2009-2011 to teach Economics for Management and Business postgraduate students. In his early career he held teaching assistant posts in economics/econometrics at the Warwick, Essex and Leicester Economics Departments.
He has joined the Kingston University doctoral training programme to teach panel data and time-series analysis.
Professor Saridakis was the Director of the PhD programme (Business) at the Loughborough University School of Business and Economics from 2011-2012, and has held research-related external examining posts with the University Putra Malaysia and the University of the West Indies. In the past he was also appointed as an External Assessor for internal promotion at the University of Piraeus and External Examiner at Liverpool University.
Currently he is external examiner at the Aberystwyth University School of Management for undergraduate and postgraduate schemes and SBRC Research Seminar Organiser.
Saridakis, George, Lai, Yanqing and Cooper, Cary (2017) Exploring the relationship between HRM and firm performance : a meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Human Resource Management Review, 27(1), pp. 87-96. ISSN (print) 1053-4822
Lai, Yanqing, Saridakis, George, Blackburn, Robert and Johnstone, Stewart (2016) Are the HR responses of small firms different from large firms in times of recession? Journal of Business Venturing, 31(1), pp. 113-131. ISSN (print) 0883-9026
Lai, Yanqing, Saridakis, George and Johnstone, Stewart (2016) Human resource practices, employee attitudes and small firm performance. International Small Business Journal, ISSN (print) 0266-2426 (In Press)
Saridakis, George, Benson, Vladlena, Ezingeard, Jean-Noel and Tennakoon, Hemamali (2016) Individual information security, user behaviour and cyber victimisation : an empirical study of social networking users. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, ISSN (print) 0040-1625
Saridakis, George, Mohammed, Anne-Marie and Sookram, Sandra (2015) Does crime affect firm innovation? Evidence from Trinidad and Tobago. Economics Bulletin, 35(2), pp. 1205-1215. ISSN (online) 1545-2921
Benson, Vladlena, Saridakis, George and Tennakoon, Hemamali (2015) Information disclosure of social media users : does control over personal information, user awareness and security notices matter? Information Technology & People, 28(3), pp. 426-441. ISSN (print) 0959-3845
De Clercq, Dirk and Saridakis, George (2015) Informational injustice with respect to change and negative workplace emotions : the mitigating roles of structural and relational organizational features. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness : People and Performance, 2(4), pp. 346-369. ISSN (print) 2051-6614
Lai, Yanqing, Saridakis, George and Blackburn, Robert (2015) Job stress in the United Kingdom: are small and medium-sized enterprises and large enterprises different? Stress and Health, 31(3), pp. 222-235. ISSN (print) 1532-3005
Benson, Vladlena, Saridakis, George and Tennakoon, Hemamali (2015) Purpose of social networking use and victimisation: are there any differences between university students and those not in HE? Computers in Human Behavior, 51(B), pp. 867-872. ISSN (print) 0747-5632
Saridakis, George, Mendoza, Miguel Angel, Munoz Torres, Rebeca and Glover, Jane (2015) The relationship between self-employment and unemployment in the long-run: a panel cointegration approach allowing for breaks. Journal of Economic Studies, ISSN (print) 0144-3585 (In Press)
Benson, Vladlena, Saridakis, George, Tennakoon, Hemamali and Jean-Noel, Ezingeard (2015) The role of security notices and online consumer behaviour: an empirical study of social networking users. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 80, pp. 36-44. ISSN (print) 1071-5819
Saridakis, George, Marlow, Susan and Storey, David J. (2014) Do different factors explain male and female self-employment rates? Journal of Business Venturing, 29(3), pp. 345-362. ISSN (print) 0883-9026
Saridakis, George and Sookram, Sandra (2014) Violent crime and perceived deterrence: an empirical approach using the Offending, Crime and Justice Survey. Economic Issues, 19(1), pp. 23-55. ISSN (print) 1363-7029
Garcia-Iglesias, Jesús M., Muñoz Torres, Rebeca and Saridakis, George (2013) Did the Bank of Mexico follow a systematic behaviour in its transition to an inflation targeting regime? Applied Financial Economics, 23(14), pp. 1205-1213. ISSN (print) 0960-3107
Saridakis, George, Muñoz Torres, Rebeca and Johnstone, Stewart (2013) Do human resource practices enhance organizational commitment in SMEs with low employee satisfaction? British Journal of Management, 24(3), pp. 445-458. ISSN (print) 1045-3172
Saridakis, George, Mole, Kevin and Hay, Graham (2013) Liquidity constraints in the first year of trading and firm performance. International Small Business Journal, 31(5), pp. 520-535. ISSN (print) 0266-2426
Saridakis, George, Sookram, Sandra and Mohammed, Anne-Marie (2013) Research note: does crime deter UK tourists from visiting Trinidad and Tobago? Tourism Economics, 19(4), pp. 959-966. ISSN (print) 1354-8166
Saridakis, George (2013) Shop crime and deterrence: evidence on shoplifting among young people in the Youth Lifestyle Survey (YLS). Review of Law & Economics, 9(1), pp. 197-237. ISSN (print) 2194-6000
Saridakis, George and Spengler, Hannes (2012) Crime, deterrence and unemployment in Greece: a panel data approach. The Social Science Journal, 49(2), pp. 167-174. ISSN (print) 0362-3319
Saridakis, George (2012) Introduction to the special issue on enterprise activity, performance and policy during times of crisis. International Small Business Journal, 30(7), pp. 733-735. ISSN (print) 0266-2426
Sookram, Sandra, Saridakis, George and Mohammed, Anne-Marie (2011) Do victims of crime fear crime more? Empirical evidence from the Survey of Living Conditions (2005) of Trinidad and Tobago. Social and Economic Studies, 60(2), pp. 125-142. ISSN (print) 0037-7651
Saridakis, George (2011) Violent crime and incentives in the long-run: evidence from England and Wales. Journal of Applied Statistics, 38(4), pp. 647-660. ISSN (print) 0266-4763
Storey, David J., Saridakis, George, Sen-Gupta, Sukanya, Edwards, Paul K. and Blackburn, Robert A. (2010) Linking HR formality with employee job quality: the role of firm and workplace size. Human Resource Management, 49(2), pp. 305-329. ISSN (print) 0090-4848
Sookram, Sandra, Basdeo, Maukesh, Sumesar-Rai, Kerry and Saridakis, George (2010) Serious crime in Trinidad and Tobago: an empirical analysis using time-series analysis between 1970-2007. Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies, 35(1), pp. 60-75. ISSN (print) 1028-8813
Sookram, Sandra and Saridakis, George (2009) The effect of economic factors on the tax ratio in Trinidad and Tobago. The Journal of Developing Areas, 42(2), pp. 111-128. ISSN (print) 0022-037X
Saridakis, George, Sen-Gupta, Sukanya, Edwards, Paul and Storey, David J. (2008) The impact of enterprise size on Employment Tribunal incidence and outcomes: evidence from Britain. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 46(3), pp. 469-499. ISSN (print) 0007-1080
Greene, Francis J. and Saridakis, George (2008) The role of higher education skills and support in graduate self-employment. Studies in Higher Education, 33(6), pp. 653-672. ISSN (print) 1470-174X
Saridakis, George (2004) Violent crime in the United States of America: a time-series analysis between 1960-2000. European Journal of Law and Economics, 18(2), pp. 203-221. ISSN (print) 0929-1261
Benson, Vladlena , Tuninga, Ronald and Saridakis, George, eds. (2017) Analyzing the strategic role of social networking in firm growth and productivity. Hershey, U.S. : IGI Global. 422p. ISBN 9781522505594 (In Press)
Saridakis, George and Cooper, Cary L., eds. (2016) Research handbook on employee turnover. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. (New Horizons in Management) ISBN 9781784711146
Saridakis, George and Cooper, Cary L., eds. (2013) How can HR drive growth? Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. 265p. (New Horizons in Management Series) ISBN 9781781002254
Mohammed, Anne-Marie, Lai, Yanqing, Daskalaki, Maria and Saridakis, George (2016) Employee turnover as a cost factor of organizations. In: Saridakis, George and Cooper, Cary L., (eds.) Research handbook on employee turnover. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. pp. 109-126. (New Horizons in Management) ISBN 9781784711146
Saridakis, George and Cooper, Cary L. (2016) Introduction: the state of employee turnover. In: Saridakis, George and Cooper, Cary L., (eds.) Research handbook on employee turnover. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. pp. 1-4. (New Horizons in Management) ISBN 9781784711146
Saridakis, George and Papaioannou, Grammatoula (2014) Analysis of non-stationary time-series business data. In: Wang, John, (ed.) Encyclopedia of business analytics and optimization. Hershey, U.S. : IGI Global. pp. 96-103. ISBN 9781466652026
Mohammed, Anne-Marie, Sookram, Sandra and Saridakis, George (2014) Rationality. In: Backhaus, Jürgen, (ed.) Encyclopedia of law and economics. New York, U.S. : Springer Science+Business Media. (In Press)
Saridakis, George and Cooper, Cary (2013) Editorial introduction. In: Saridakis, George and Cooper, Cary L., (eds.) How can HR drive growth? Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. pp. 1-3. (New Horizons in Management Series) ISBN 9781781002254
Lai, Yanqing and Saridakis, George (2013) Employee attitudes, HR practices and organizational performance: what’s the evidence? In: Saridakis, George and Cooper, Cary L., (eds.) How can HR drive growth? Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. pp. 170-214. (New Horizons in Management Series) ISBN 9781781002254
Saridakis, George and Storey, David (2009) UK SMEs and bank finance. In: D’Angelo, Giuseppe and Giannola, Adriano, (eds.) Financing enterprises: Basel 2 and the changes induced in knowledge, competence and bank-enterprise relationship. Napoli, Italy : Liguori Editore. pp. 87-102. ISBN 9788820748777
Saridakis, George and Storey, David (2008) Piccole e medie imprese e finanziamenti bancari nel Regno Unito. In: D’Angelo, Giuseppe and Giannola, Adriano, (eds.) Credito per le piccole e medie imprese: Basilea 2 ed i cambiamenti nelle conoscenze, nelle competenze e nelle relazioni banca-impresa. Napoli, Italy : Liguori Editore. pp. 87-102. ISBN 9788820747367
Blackburn, Robert, Edwards, Paul, Storey, David, Saridakis, George and Sen-Gupta, Sukanya (2007) The analysis of SMEs and some methodological challenges. In: Whitfield, Keith and Huxley, Katy, (eds.) Innovations in the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey. Cardiff, UK : Cardiff University. pp. 119-145.
Conference or Workshop Item
Athayde, Rosemary and Saridakis, George (2016) The effects of self-employment/small business ownership on household incomes. In: 13th International Community of Banyakigezi (ICOB) Convention; 22-25 Jul 2016, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Blackburn, Robert, Kitching, John and Saridakis, George (2015) The legal needs of small businesses: an analysis of small businesses’ experience of legal problems, capacity and attitudes. (Project Report) Legal Services Board. 115 p.
Greene, Francis J. and Saridakis, George (2007) Understanding the factors influencing graduate entrepreneurship. (Project Report) National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship (NCGE). 69 p.