George K. Yiapanas

Recent publications

Title: Sports Grounds Safety Management [in Greek]

Book release

I was delighted to hear that George Yiapanas has been able to write this book. George has great experience of safety and security in football and I have visited his stadium on several occasions. He has also enjoyed recent academic success in this subject. I am certain this book will be useful for helping Greek-speaking countries to improve the safety and security at their sports grounds

This is the first book of its kind to be published in Greek, based on the procedures followed in accordance with the Legislation in Cyprus, and the directives of FIFA and UEFA aiming at the safe organisation of sporting events

George K. YiapanasPhD, MA, AAT


Areas of concentration │ Research interests

Sports management and governance

Strategic management

Leadership, management, organisation and change 
Sustainable business strategy

Sports marketing and sponsorship

Sports safety management │ Football hooliganism and football violence

Yiapanas, G., and Thrassou, A,  (2024). Strategy and Environmental Analysis in Sports. In Reference Module in Social Sciences Elsevier. 

GSP Stadium and Sports Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus

Finance Manager

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Current roles
Current academic appointment

University of Roehampton, UK


   Sustainable business strategy

   Leadership and change management

   Business research methods

University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Adjunct Faculty:

   Strategic planning for sport organisations 

   Sports PR and Marketing

Host: Johny Tran

GKY Sports Management, Nicosia, Cyprus


Dr Steve Frosdick

Independent Expert

IWI Associates Ltd, UK

GNOSIS | Mediterranean Institute for Management Science 

Research Fellow

Yiapanas, G., Thrassou, A. and Vrontis, D. (2024). The contemporary football industry: A value-based analysis of social, business structural and organisational stakeholders. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. Vol. 37 No. 2 pp. 552-585 │ DOI: 10.1108/AAAJ-06-2022-5855

Cyprus Assoiation for Sports Management 

Board member - Treasurer