Professor Papatheodorou has taught eighteen (18) postgraduate modules in five (5) countries (Greece, Germany – India, Egypt and United Kingdom) and nine (9) academic institutions. In particular:
1. Module Convenor: Aviation Operations (core module – MA Programme in International Tourism and Aviation Management, University of West London, United Kingdom)
Aviation Operations analyse the structure and organisation of the aviation industry and key operational practices therein. The module also delivers the knowledge and understanding of operational management within aviation and provides awareness of the aviation business operating environment. It develops and understanding of aviation operational strategy as well as skills to recognise the quality of service delivery through operations management. The contents of the module include: introduction and understanding operations management; the nature of operations management, processes, services and systems; competition and how operations management used effectively can win customers; operations processes and lifecycles, process types, the service firm lifecycle; locating, designing and managing facilities, the selection of locations, trends, capacity, layout, servicescape for aviation operations; managing capacity and demand capacity management in customer processing operations, strategies to manage capacity and revenue management, queue management; managing quality and operations strategy; quality defined, gap analysis, strategies for quality, competitive advantage, business models. The module was taught in English in the academic year 2015-16.
2. Module Convenor: Tourism Development and Policy (core module - MSc Programme in Tourism Planning, Management and Policy, University of the Aegean, Greece)
Successful development of tourism depends on the relationship between the public and private sectors. A key element in this is the design of policies for tourism that can meet the needs of the stakeholders by establishing valid planning goals and instruments. Tourism Development and Policy explores such policies and considers their formulation from a regional development perspective. In particular, the course aims to examine the position and priorities of the stakeholders in tourism, to outline the principles of policy-making and to discuss planning processes and tools. Students are expected to critically analyse planning and policymaking outcomes in different situations. Case studies and business game simulations from various tourism sectors such as air transport, hospitality and travel distribution enable students to fruitfully apply the theoretical concepts in real world situations, to synthesise the derived conclusions from a managerial perspective and to propose a number of meaningful initiatives in tourism development and policymaking. The module was taught in Greek in the academic years 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15.
3. Module Convenor: Transport for Tourism (elective module - MSc Programme in Tourism Planning, Management and Policy, University of the Aegean, Greece)
This module examines the prevailing business environment and trends in transport for tourism. If focuses on air transport and the cruise sector. The module aims at transferring theoretical and empirical knowledge that highlights the implications of transport for tourism development and regional growth. Moreover, the module discusses issues related to market structure, conduct and performance in the transport for tourism sector under different regimes (regulation and deregulation). It presents alternative corporate strategies in the area of transport for tourism and analyses issues of vertical integration. Finally, the module suggests suitable policies to alleviate the emerging problems at both micro and macro levels. The module was taught in Greek in the academic years 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15.
4. Module Convenor: Economics of Tourism Enterprises (elective module - MSc Programme in Tourism Planning, Management and Policy, University of the Aegean, Greece)
Economics of Tourism Enterprises applies the theory of microeconomics and industrial organisation in the context of tourism enterprises. The course discusses first the demand and supply side of tourism followed by an analysis of market equilibrium under alternative market structures. Subsequently, the module sets the necessary framework to understand corporate practices in the marketplace. It applies the above concepts primarily in the areas of commercial passenger aviation industry, hospitality sector and the travel distribution system. The module also addresses the implications of vertical integration in the tourism industry and suggests policy measures for the alleviation of emerging problems. The module was taught in Greek in the academic year 2004-05.
5. Module Convenor: Applied Econometric Modelling in Tourism (elective module - MSc Programme in Tourism Planning, Management and Policy, University of the Aegean, Greece)
This module examines and discusses applied econometric modelling concepts in tourism. In particular, Applied Econometric Modelling in Tourism focuses on correlation analysis, demand-side modelling (single equation and AIDS-type systems), time-series modelling (including ARIMA) and hedonic price analysis. Moreover, the module presents the fundamental difficulties occurring in tourism data collection and measurement. Basic statistics and econometrics knowledge is a prerequisite for understanding and successfully meeting the standards of this module. The abovementioned topics are explored in the context of specific tourism studies undertaken in the past. Students are also encouraged to familiarise themselves with appropriate computer software (e.g. EViews). The module was offered in Greek as an elective in the academic year 2005-06.
6. Module Convenor: General Principles of Management, Tourism Legislation and Structure of Employer and Collective Organizations (core module – MSc Programme in Tourism Business Administration, Hellenic Open University, Greece)
This distance learning module applies the principles of management in tourism by primarily focusing on issues related to planning and programming, leadership and control, motivation and promotion. It also discusses the structure of national and international tourism organizations and the role played by the various stakeholders in forming tourism policy and in affecting labour conditions in the sector. Finally, the module analyses topics related to tourism legislation in Greece and its implications for both consumers and producers. The module was taught in Greek in the academic years 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15.
7. Module Co-Convenor: The Economics of Sustainable Tourism (elective module - MSc Programme in Sustainable Development, International Hellenic University, Greece)
The module aims to critically explore how tourism economic development can move closer to a sustainable ideal from a firm economic analytic anchor. Grounded in economic theory and application it analyses tourism demand, supply and impacts of tourism on the host community, investigates issues of market regulation and liberalization and identifies factors which can increase economic and sustainable development such as trade relationships. It examines the impact of tourism on natural resources and the environment and also the impact of environmental degradation on tourism, both at the local and global level. It examines the impact of environmental policy on tourism. It reviews various alternative models of tourism’s development and investigates the economic and social effects of adopting a sustainable tourism strategy, emphasizing the case of Greece. The module was offered in English as an elective in the academic year 2013-14.
8. Module Convenor: Tourism and the Greek Economy (core module - National School of Public Administration, Greece)
This module examines the role of tourism in the Greek economy as a propulsive mechanism of growth in the context of sustainable development. The evolution and structure of tourism demand and supply in Greece are analysed focusing on strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats in each case. Subsequently, the module highlights the importance of cultural tourism as an alternative or even a complement to the mass tourism product in Greece. Efficient management of transport for tourism is also discussed and policy suggestions to raise competitiveness of the Greek tourism product are made within the framework of an integrated quality strategy. The module was taught in Greek in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010.
9. Module Convenor: Introduction to Tourism Economics (core module - National School of Public Administration, Greece)
This module applies the theories of microeconomics, macroeconomics and industrial organization in the context of tourism enterprises. Demand and supply conditions are first discussed, followed by an analysis of market equilibrium under different market structures. These set the theoretical foundations for the subsequent study of corporate practices in tourism and their implications for tourism development. Empirical studies are presented in the context of civil aviation, hospitality and travel distribution. The module was taught in Greek in 2007.
10. Module Contributor: Economic Geography of Europe (elective module – MSc Programme in International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
This module discusses the theories of regional growth and development in the empirical context of the European Union. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the various conceptual frameworks in regional economics, industrial geography, political economy and development. Professor Papatheodorou contributed to this module with lectures in Greek on the economic geography of aviation and the travel distribution system in Europe in the academic year 2001-02. He then gave similar lectures in the context of the module Microeconomic Aspects of European Integration over the academic years 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2004-05.
11. Module Convenor: Applied Regional Analysis and Spatial Economics (core module – MBA Programme in Aviation Management , FH Frankfurt am Main University of Applied Sciences, Germany and its mirror programme in India in collaboration with the University of Petroleum Studies, India)
This module is based on three major pillars. First, the theoretical background focuses on the regional impact of air transport with emphasis on the concepts of linkages, leakages, and displacement effects; the regional multiplier; the external benefits and costs of air transport; the implications of air transport for land use; the relationship between air transport, new economic geography, accessibility and spatial interaction and the emergence of core and periphery at different spatial levels. Subsequently, a number of applied topics are studied such as competition issues in air transport; the airline-airport relationship and the importance of Public Service Obligations (PSO) routes for regional economic development. Finally, a set of spatial economic analysis tools are explored in the context of air transport such as spatial concentration indexes; traffic forecasting; and catchment area analysis. The module was taught in English in the academic year 2012-13 (Frankfurt) and 2013-14 (Frankfurt, Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi).
12. Module Convenor: Marketing of Services (core module – MSc Programme in Aviation Management, Helwan University, Egypt)
This is a module taught in the context of the Masters in Air Transport Management programme jointly offered by the state University of Helwan (based in Cairo, Egypt), the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) and Egyptair, the national carrier of Egypt. The module aims to deepen the conceptual and practical understanding of the broad range of issues challenging the service manager; to broaden the appreciation of initiatives and experiences in the service sector and to encourage critical evaluation of these experiences and initiatives in the light of conceptual issues and home-country conditions; and to enhance the professional skills applicable to the field of service marketing with the aim of improving personal effectiveness. The module was taught in English in the academic year 2009-10.
13. Module Convenor: Principles of Economics in the Air Transport Industry (core module – MSc Programme in Aviation Management, Helwan University, Egypt)
This is a module taught in the context of the Masters in Air Transport Management programme jointly offered by the state University of Helwan (based in Cairo, Egypt), the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) and Egyptair, the national carrier of Egypt. The module initially discusses fundamental concepts of air transport economics. It then focuses on issues of costs and revenue management and concludes by analysing topics related to network planning, scheduling and traffic forecasting. The module was taught in English in the academic years 2009-10 and 2011-12.
14. Module Convenor: Competition Issues in Tourism (elective postgraduate module - University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
Competition Issues in Tourism applies the theory of spatial industrial organisation in the context of tourism. First, a comprehensive toolkit necessary for the understanding of corporate practices and the performance of competition analysis in the marketplace is provided. Subsequently, a number of competition issues are examined in the areas of commercial passenger aviation industry, hospitality sector and the travel distribution system. Finally, the study of the implications of vertical integration addresses the tourism industry holistically. The required policy measures for the alleviation of the emerging problems are explicitly discussed. The module was taught in English uring the academic years 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2003-04.
15. Module Convenor: Group Project (core module – Master Entry Programme, University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
Group Project is a seminar-based module that culminates in the oral and written presentation of a report. Selection of topics and groups is made by the students subject to the approval by the module tutor. The module was taught in English in various formats during the academic years 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2003-04.
16. Module Co-Convenor: Economic Environment (elective postgraduate module - University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
The rise of complexity in the sectors of the tourism industry over the last two decades renders necessary the explicit study of the various corporate practices and their implications for the functioning of competition. Economic Environment aims at covering these issues from a number of different perspectives by applying economic theory in the context of tourism. A comprehensive toolkit that is necessary for the understanding of business practices and the performance of economic analysis in the tourism marketplace is provided. Moreover, a number of specific issues are examined in the areas of transport for tourism, hospitality sector and the travel distribution system. The macro-implications of tourism for wider economic and regional development are also addressed in an integrated manner. Dr Andreas Papatheodorou contributed to this module with lectures on the microeconomic aspects of tourism in the academic year 2000-01.
17. Module Contributor: Tourism Theory and Practice (core postgraduate module - University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
Tourism Theory and Practice provides an introduction to tourism in the form of an organising framework. It presents and examines the main theories and disciplines that underpin and explain tourism. The module provides knowledge and understanding but also gives the students the opportunities to analyse and evaluate the state of knowledge about tourism. Professor Papatheodorou contributed to this module with a discussion of issues related to regional development and transport for tourism during the academic years 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2003-04.
18. Module Contributor: Examples in Tourism (core module – Master Entry Programme, University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
Examples in Tourism concentrates on specific practices in tourism and hospitality. It aims at encouraging the students to be alert to the key current issues in their chosen area of study; to provide them with an opportunity to analyse these issues critically; and to encourage them to relate their particular knowledge, experience, and interests to their studies. Dr Andreas Papatheodorou contributed to this module with various workshops including Integrated Quality Management (IQM) in coastal and urban tourism destinations of the European Union over the academic years 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2003-04.