Laboratory Teaching Staff


Dimitrios Ierapetritis


Regional Science


Aristotelous 29, 2nd Floor




Research interests

Dimitrios Ierapetritis is a member of Laboratory and Teaching Staff at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Economic and Regional Development with the discipline of “Local Development and Local Entrepreneurship”. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from Athens University of Economics and Business, an M.Sc. degree in Economic Development from the University of Salford, U.K. and a Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Geography from the University of the Aegean. He has also taught at the University of Peloponnese, the University of Central Greece and the Hellenic Open University. His research interests include local entrepreneurship and employment, local and endogenous development, economic geography and evaluation of regional programmes. He has published research articles in international scientific journals such as the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Studies in Regional and Urban Planning, World Review of Entrepreneurship Management and Sustainable Development, Journal of the Knowledge Economy, The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology and Journal of Regional and Socio-Economic Issues. He has participated in a large number of development studies, evaluation and expertise reports and research projects.

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Recently published

Kyvelou, S. S. I., & Ierapetritis, D. G. (2021), “Fostering spatial efficiency in the marine space, in a socially sustainable way: lessons learnt from a soft multi-use (MU) assessment in the Mediterranean”, Frontiers in Marine Science, section Marine Affairs and Policy, Frontiers,

Ierapetritis, D., (2019), “Social Capital, Regional Development and Innovation in Greece: An Interregional Analysis”, International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, 9 (1), pp.22-58, Inderscience Publishers

Ierapetritis, D. G. (2019). “Discussing the Role of Universities in Fostering Regional Entrepreneurial Ecosystems”. Economies, 7, (4), 119,

Kyvelou, S. S. I., & Ierapetritis, D. G. (2020), “Fisheries Sustainability through Soft Multi-Use Maritime Spatial Planning and Local Development Co-Management: Potentials and Challenges in Greece”, Sustainability, 12 (5), 2026, MDPI Publishers,

Nikolaou, E.I., Ierapetritis D., Tsagarakis, K., (2011), “An Evaluation of the Prospects of Green Entrepreneurship Development Using a Quantitative SWOT analysis” International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, Vol 18, No. 1, pp.1-16, Taylor & Francis Online

Sidiropoulos, G., Ierapetritis, D., (2016), “The Development Status and Prospects of a Medieval Settlement in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Case of Mesta Chios”, Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Vol.7, Issue 3, September, pp.631-643, Springer,

Kyvelou, S., Ierapetritis, D., (2019), “Discussing and Analyzing "Maritime Cohesion" in MSP, to Achieve Sustainability in the Marine Realm”, Sustainability, 11, (12): 3444, MDPI Publishers,

Ierapetritis, D.,G. (2019), “Guilds and Co-Operative Community Networks in the Eastern Mediterranean: Evidence from Greece under Ottoman Occupation” Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 10 (4), 1578-1596, Springer https://10.1007/s13132-016-0428-y.

Kyvelou, S., Ierapetritis, D., (2019), “How to make blue growth operational? a local and regional stakeholders perspective in Greece”, WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs,18 (2), pp. 249-280, , Springer

Ierapetritis, D. G. (2017). “Entrepreneurship education at school: a case study on secondary education in Greece”. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 13(2-3), 271-289,