Yannis A. Pollalis, is a Professor of Strategic Management & Policy in the Department of Economic Sciences (since 1999), and the Founder and Director of the Graduate Program in Economic & Business Strategy (since 2004) at the University of Piraeus in Greece. He has served as a consultant, researched and published on issues of Strategy, Human Resources Development, Motivation for Employees, Coaching & Teamwork workshops (Train-the-Trainer), Marketing Planning, Strategic Planning, Management of Information Systems, Digital Transformation, e-Business Development, Strategic Marketing and LeadershipDr. Pollalis is on the editorial board for The International Journal for Information Management (IJIM), The Journal of Marketing & Operations Management Research and has served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Systems Studies (JASS) and Editor for the International Journal of Economics & Business (SPOUDAI). He has served as a faculty member for iSchool during 1993-1998 and since 2002 he has been a visiting professor for the Summer Leadership Institute at Syracuse University, New York.He has published 15 books in the areas of management, strategic planning, information management, e-business, marketing management, organizational behavior and business corporate strategy. Dr Pollalis’ research has been funded by the Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, NATO’s Science & Research Program and the European Network for SMEs Research.