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George Nakos is Professor of Marketing at Clayton State University.  He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and his Doctorate in Business Administration from United States International University in San Diego, California.  George taught for 3 years at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia, and then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he has been teaching for the last 19 years at Clayton State University.  He has received several awards and recognitions for his teaching, research, and service activities.  In 2005 he received the prestigious Alice Smith outstanding professor of the year award given by Clayton State University. 


In addition to his teaching and research activities, he has served in various committees both in the University and in the wider business community.  He has been the chair of the University Curriculum committee and the University Promotion and Tenure committee.  He has also been a member of several committees that administer the allocation of internal grants.  In recent years he has served as an external grant evaluator for the Greek Educational ministry and the Athens University of Business and Economics.  In this capacity he made decisions in the allocation of research funds totaling a million dollars.  He has been involved in serving the profession by serving as a president or vice-president of the Academy of International Business Southeast USA, an organization dedicated in promoting the study of International Business.


George’s research work focuses on small and medium-sized organizations and entrepreneurial activities.  His work has been publishes in leading journals including, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of International Management, International Business Review, Journal of Small Business Management, and Thunderbird International Business Review.





Brouthers, Keith; Nakos, George; Dimitratos, Pavlos. 2015. "SME Entrepreneurial Orientation, International Performance, and the Moderating Role of Strategic Alliances,."  Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. 39(5): 1161-1187. This article has been cited 92 times.

Nakos, George; Brouthers, Keith; Dimitratos, Pavlos. 2014. “International Alliances with Competitors and non-Competitors: The Disparate Impact on SME International Performance,”  Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. This article has been cited 22 times.

Nakos, George. 2013. “The Competitive Advantage of Strategic Alliances: Companies Profiting from Partnerships with Competing and non-Competing Companies” In Strategy in the 21st Century (editors) Bruce Keilor and Tim Wilkinson, Praeger Press: New York

Dimitratos, Pavlos; Voudouris, Irini; Plakoyiannaki, Emmanuella; Nakos, George. 2012. “International Entrepreneurial Culture-Toward a Comprehensive Opportunity-based Operationalization of International Entrepreneurship,” International Business Review 21: 708-721.  This article has been cited 81 times.

Nakos, George; Brouthers, Keith. 2012. “International Product Adoption Process for Electronic Services: Characteristics of British Adopters of Online Banking,” In International Strategy for the 21st Century Jokull Johannesson (editor), Oxford Academic Publishing, Oxford, England, pp. 1-33.

Johannesson, Jokull; Nakos, George. 2011. “Organization Structures of Private Universities and Tertiary Institutions in Uganda,” Contemporary Global Studies Review, 1 (1): 105-108.

Nakos, George. 2011. “The Rebirth of Fix:  Developing A Market Strategy To Compete In An Industry Dominated By Multinational Companies,” Journal of Business Case Studies, 7 (2): 47-50

Nakos, George. 2011. “Market Entry Options,” in International Marketing (editors) Bruce Keilor and Tim Wilkinson, Praeger Press: New York, pp. 39-56.

Brouthers, L.; Nakos, G.; Hadjimarcou, J.; Brouthers, K. 2009. “Key Factors for Successful Export Performance for Small Firms,” Journal of International Marketing, 17 (3): 21-38. This article has been cited 179 times.

Nakos, George; Hajidimitriou, Yannis. 2009. “Conducting Business in Greece: A Brief for International Managers Series,” Global Business and Organizational Excellence, 28 (5), 70-83. 

Nakos, George; Brouthers, Keith. 2008. “International Alliance Commitment and Performance of Small and Medium-Size Enterprises: The Mediating Role of Process Control,” Journal of International Management, 14 (2), 124-137. This article has been cited 63 times. 

Whiting, Anita; Nakos, George. 2008. “Functional Density and its Impact on Retail Satisfaction in Cross-Cultural Contexts: Can Crowded Stores be a Good Thing for Retailers?” International Business: Research, Teaching, and Practice, 2 (1), 25-35. This article has been cited 21 times. 

Nakos, George; Hajidimitriou, Yannis. 2007. “The Impact of National Animosity on Consumer Purchases: The Modifying Factor of Personal Characteristics,” Journal of International Consumer Marketing, 19 (3), 53-72. This article has been cited 81 times.

Nakos, George; Deis, Michael. 2007. “What Motivates Small and Medium-Sized Firms to Export: The Importance of Size and Intensity of Exports,” Book Chapter in Global Economy: Challenges in Developing and Transition Economies, Mina Baliamoune-Lutz; Alojzy Nowak; Jeff Steagall Editors, Warsaw University Press, June 2007, 330-338.

Brouthers, Lance; Nakos, George. 2006. “A Meta-Analysis: The Role of Systematic International Market Selection on Small Firms Export Performance,” Book Chapter in International Marketing. Masaaki Kotabe Editor, SAGE Publications November 2006.

Nakos, George. 2006.  “The European Project: Growing Pains,” Thunderbird International Business Review, 48 (4), 597-603.

Gil, Adrian; Nakos, George; Brouthers, Lance. 2006. “Country-specific strategy and new venture formation in Central and East Europe,” International Business Review, 15 (1): 1-13. This article has been cited 35 times.

Moussetis, Robert; Nakos George; and Abu-Rahma Ali. 2005. “Strategic Behavior And National Culture: The Case Of The Banking Industry In Jordan” Competitiveness Review, 15, (2): 101-115. This article has been cited 14 times. 

Brouthers, Lance; Nakos, George. 2005. “The Role of Systematic International Market Selection (SIMS) on Small Firms’ Export Performance,” Journal of Small Business Management, 43, (4): 363-381. This article has been cited 248 times.

Nakos, George; Finlay, Nikki. 2005. “Revisiting Tinto: Retention and Graduation Issues in Non-Traditional Schools,” Insights to a Changing World Journal, Summer.

Nakos, George. 2004. “Global Motivation and International Market Selection Process of Small and Medium-Sized Firms: An Exploratory Study,” Palmetto Journal, 7, p. 11-20.

Brouthers, Keith; Nakos, George. 2004. “SME Entry Mode Choice and Performance: A Transaction Cost Perspective,” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice Journal, 28 (3): 229-247.  This article has been cited 371 times.

Brouthers, Keith; Brouthers, Lance and Nakos, George. 2004. “How National Culture Influences International Entry-Mode Choice.” Book chapter in The Process of Internationalization edited by Frank McDonald, Michael Mayer and Trevor Buck, London, Palgrave Publishers, p. 107-119.

Moussetis, Robert, Nakos, George and Abu-Rahma, Ali. 2003. “Transnational Societal Strategy: An Exploratory Model for the Societal Environment of International Management.”  Book Chapter in Global Issues of Business Volume 2,  Edited by Cleopatra Veloutsou and  Gregory T. Papanikos, Athens, Greece, Publishers: Athens Institute for Education and Research.

Nakos, George; Moussetis, Robert. 2003. “Influence of Host Country Characteristics on the Choice of Equity or a non-Equity Entry Mode.” Insights to a Changing World Journal, March.

Nakos, George; Deis, Michael. 2003. “Student Perceptions of Digital Textbooks: An Exploratory Study.” Published in the Business Quest Journal, January.

Nakos, George; Brouthers, Keith. 2002. “Entry Mode Choice of SMEs in Central and Eastern Europe.” Published in the Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice Journal.  Fall, 47-63. This article has been cited 263 times.

Nakos, George; Deis, Michael. 2002. “Trying to Understand Non-Traditional Students: An Exploratory Study.”  Published in the Insights to a Changing World Journal, January.

Nakos, George; Deis, Michael; Jourdan, Louis. 2002. “Students’ Perceptions of On-line Courses:  An Exploratory Study,” Published in the Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, v 3, no. 1, January. This article has been cited 19 times.

Nakos George; Brouthers, Keith; Moussetis, Robert. 2001. “The Experience of Portugal’s Accession to the European Union: What Countries Wanting to Join a Customs Union Should Expect.” Competitiveness Review, v 11, no. 1, pp. 12-24.

Nakos, George; Deis, Michael. 2001. “The Importance of Trade Blocks for Marketing your Products: The Case of Mercosur,” International Journal of Business Disciplines, v 11, no. 2, pp. 103-108.

Markou, Christos; Nakos, George; Zahariadis, Nicholas. 2001 “Greece: A Paradox.” In The European Union and the Member States: Cooperation, Coordination and Compromise (editors) Eleanor Zeff and Ellen Pirro, February, Lynne Rienner Publications, Boulder, Colorado, pp 217-234. This article has been cited 14 times.

Brouthers, Keith D.; Brouthers, Lance Eliot; Nakos, George 1998. " Entering Central and Eastern Europe: Risks and Cultural Barriers," Thunderbird International Business Review v 40 n5, p. 485-504 Sep/Oct 1998. This article has been cited 37 times.

Brouthers, K.; Brouthers, L. and G. Nakos. 1998. "Central and Eastern Europe Investments: A comparison of US, Dutch and German firm Activities" in Internationalization: Process, Context, and Markets (editors) G. Hooley, R. Loveridge, and D. Wilson. 1998 MacMillan/St. Martin's Press: London, England and New York: 1998

Nakos G.; K. Brouthers and L. Brouthers 1998 "The Impact of Firm and Managerial Characteristics on Small and Medium-Sized Greek Firms' Export Performance." Journal of Global Marketing, Volume 11, number 4: pp. 23-47. This article has been cited 118 times.

G. Nakos. 1995. "Market Entry Strategies of American Firms in United Europe." Virginia Union University Journal, Volume 4, no. 1, Spring: 7-15.

J. Johannesson and G. Nakos. 1995. "The Empirical Relationship between Small Business Consulting Projects and the Success of Entrepreneurship Education." Published in Volume III of "The Art and Science of Entrepreneurship Education." Boulder, Colorado: January: 33-45.

G. Nakos, and R. Moussetis. 1993."The Future of Spain, Portugal, and Greece in the European Community." Published in the Journal of International Studies Volume 2, no. 1, fall: pp. 140-155.