About the author
Dr. Petros A. Kostagiolas holds a Ph.D. in reliability management from the University of Birmingham, UK. He had received a full scholarship (fees and maintenance) during his research studies (1995–99) from the University of Birmingham.
Since 2007, he has been a full-time staff member (lecturer) on information services management at the Department of Archives and Library Science, Ionian University, Greece. At the Ionian University he teaches library and archives management, museum management, quality management, human resources management, and social research methods. Petros Kostagiolas also teaches management, quality, and reliability management in postgraduate courses at the University of Athens and the University of Piraeus, and since 2003 he has been tutoring on a postgraduate management course at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Hellenic Open University.
Petros Kostagiolas has been a co-author of four other books and has published his work as chapters in international edited books (Advances in Librarianship Book Series, etc.), international journals (Health Information and Libraries Journal, International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, Library Management, Library Review, New Library World, The Journal of Hospital Librarianship, etc.), and conference proceedings (Conference of Operation Research Society U.K., Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries, International Conference on Electronic Publishing, International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication, etc.). He has published material and presentations on a number of topics including library and information services management, intellectual capital management, publishing, knowledge revolution and the new economy, information-seeking behavior, quality management, and reliability management. He has been a member of a number of professional and scientific societies and associations, while he is a reviewer for a number of journals and conferences.
Petros, over the past 15 years, has been involved in a number of research and professional projects with a range of organizations, in both the public and the private sectors. In particular, he has experience in regard to operations and quality management, long-term planning, information services development, intellectual capital applications, studies on the contributions of information services to their environment, and lifelong learning programs.
Over the past ten years he has settled on the island of Corfu, in north-western Greece, near the University premises, with his wife Christina Banou, their beautiful baby girl Mary, his immediate family, and friends. Still, he is spending most of his time at the university with his students, writing and … working with a hope that it can all have some actual impact on society and the economy, given the fact that today, the economic crisis in Greece and globally is severe.
Petros Kostagiolas can be contacted at email@example.com