Dr. Christos Anagnostopoulos | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Dr. Christos Anagnostopoulos

Dr. Christos Anagnostopoulos (PhD)

Assistant Professor
Engineering Management & Decision Sciences
College of Science and Engineering


Dr. Christos Anagnostopoulos is an Assistant Professor in Sport Management at the College of Science and Engineering, where he teaches the MSc in Sport and Entertainment Management program, a joint program with the University of South Carolina (USA). Prior to this, he was the Deputy Head of the School of Business and Management at UCLan Cyprus and an Associate Professor in Sport Management at Molde University College, Norway. 

He is an editorial board member in nine international scientific journals related to sport management, and he has more than 120 scientific publications (books, articles, international conferences). Since 2017, he has secured more than three million euros from leading and/or participating in seven European research projects dealing with sport governance, social responsibility and entrepreneurship in sport. In 2018, he was commissioned by the highest authority of sport in the Republic of Cyprus to write the first ever Code of Good Governance for the national sport federations, while in 2021 he was appointed as the sole consultant for the development of a multi-criteria evaluation scheme that assesses the performance of the national sport federations. He recently established the UNESCO Chair on Governance and Social Responsibility in Sport at UCLan Cyprus where he serves as the Director and one of the two co-chair holders.


Research Interests

  • Corporate Social Responsibility in and through Sport
  • Organizational Governance in Sport
  • Entrepreneurship in Sport
  • Positive Organizational Behavior in Sport
  • Business Coaching through Sport
  • Qualitative Research methods


Assistant Professor in Sport Management Division of Engineering Management and Decision Sciences

College of Science and Engineering, HBKU

2022 - Present
  • Associate Professor in Sport Management (0.5)

    Faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences; Molde University College, Norway

    2014 - 2022
  • Assistant Professor in Sport Business Management

    School of Business & Management; University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus

    2015 - 2022
  • Lecturer in Sport & Event Management

    Business School; Coventry University, UK

    2010 - 2014
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Business School; Salford University, UK

    2010 - 2018
  • Head of Sports Research Unit

    Athens Institute for Education and Research, Greece

    2008 - 2016
  • Sport and Facilities Manager

    University College Birmingham, UK

    2006 - 2008


Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership (ExCert)

Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, USA

  • PhD (CSR in Sport); Coventry Business School

    Coventry University, UK

  • Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Higher Education Professional Practice

    Coventry University, UK

  • Master’s in Research (MRes) in Sport Management & the Business of Football (Distinction)

    Birkbeck, University of London, UK

  • Bachelor's (Hons) in Sport Management (1st Class)

    University of Birmingham, UK


Selected Publications

  • Chadwick, S., Widdop, P., Anagnostopoulos, C. & Parnell, D.

    The Business of the FIFA World Cup (Eds.). Routledge.

  • Kim, M., Oja, B. & Anagnostopoulos, C.

    An expanded psychological capital (A-HERO) construct for creativity: building a competitive advantage for sport organisations, European Sport Management Quarterly, [online first] DOI: 10.1080/16184742.2021.1922480

  • Mohsen, B., Anagnostopoulos, C., Byers, T. & Papadimitriou, D.

    The impact of perceived corporate social responsibility on value-in-use through customer engagement in non-profit sports clubs: the moderating role of co-production. European Sport Management Quarterly, [online first] https://doi.org/10.1080/16184742.2021.1929375

  • Anagnostopoulos, C., Lopez-Carril, S. & Żyśko, J.

    Sport as a vehicle for implementing corporate social responsibility: Firms listed on the Warsaw and Moscow Stock Exchanges. European Journal of International Management 15(2/3), pp. 367-390.

  • Winand, M. & Anagnostopoulos, C.

    Research Handbook on Sport Governance (Eds.). Edward Elgar.

  • Chadwick, S., Parnell, D., Widdop, P., & Anagnostopoulos, C.

    Routledge Handbook of Football Business and Management (Eds.). Routledge.

  • Anagnostopoulos, C. Parganas, P., Chadwick, S., & Fenton, A.

    Branding in pictures: Using Instagram as a brand management tool in professional sport team organisations. European Sport Management Quarterly, Vol. 18(4), pp. 413-438.

  • Walzel, S., Robertson, J., & Anagnostopoulos, C.

    Corporate social responsibility in professional team sports organizations: An integrative review. Journal of Sport Management, Vol. 32(6), pp. 511-530.

  • Winand M., & Anagnostopoulos, C.

    Get ready to innovate! An analysis of staff’s disposition to implement service innovation in non-profit sport organisations. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, Vol. 9(4), pp. 579-595.

  • Anagnostopoulos, C., Winand, M., & Papadimitriou, D.

    Passion in the workplace: Empirical insights from team sport organisations. European Sport Management Quarterly, Vol. 16(4), pp. 385-412.