Dr. Haris Papoutsakis


Professor Haris Papoutsakis (Greece) is an academic faculty member in the School of Applied Technology at the TEI of Crete since 1986. Prior to that, and holding an Electrical Engineering Degree from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and an MBA from the Athens Graduate School of Economics and Business Science, he worked as Field Sales Engineer with Mobil Oil and Hewlett-Packard and later as Private Sales Manager with IT&T.

Apart from lecturing at TEI, he has conducted a number of seminars on topics related to improving Industrial Business Management and has extensively lectured, as a visiting Professor, in many EU, ex-Eastern Europe and Latin American universities on Marketing, Management and Total Quality Management. Since 1994, he has participated in numerous Erasmus, Leonardo, Tempus and ALFA projects, funded by the European Union.

After completing his PhD at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2005), he produced eight articles in academic journals, presented 22 more in peer reviewed conferences and authored, co-authored or translated seven books, in English, Spanish and French. Apart from French, which is a language he has been taught but has never really practiced, he can work in both English and Spanish.

His area of research relates to innovation, entrepreneurship, Total Quality and Knowledge Management with a focus on the best use of Information & Communication Technologies for the improvement of industrial inter-departmental relationships and the acquisition of work-related knowledge and skills in education and training. Since 1996 he serves as Honorary Treasurer at the WOCATE (World Council of Associations for Technology Education) Board of Directors.