Sophia Skordili

Assistant Professor in Industrial Geography
Office No 2.1.a, Geography building
Department of Geography
Harokopio University of Athens
70 El. Venizelou Str., Kallithea- Athens
Post Box: 17671

Ph.: +30-2109549323
Fax: +30-2109514759

Curriculum Vitae
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BA in Business Administration, Athens University of Economics (1982)

MSc in Regional Development (4 semesters course), Institute of Regional Development / Panteion University of Athens (1988)

PhD in Economic Geography, Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Development, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2000)

Research Interests

- Location and spatial configuration of economic activity
- Strategies of spatial development of TNCs
- Geography of globalized agro-food networks
- Local embeddedness of agro-food TNCs
- Economic Geography of Retail
- Internet based tecnologies and new forms of regional inequalities

Books and edited books (selection)

Skordili, S. (2009) “Gross-continental agro-food chains and local agro-food complexes: the case of orange juice agro-food complex in the Peloponnese region”, Changing European Spaces: Winners and Losers, Athens: Seminars of the Aegean series, σελ. 111-124.

Skordili, S. (2008) “Regional inequalities and the digital economy challenge: variations in internet accessibility across Greek regions”, in H. Coccossis & Y. Psycharis (eds.) Regional Analysis and Policy: the Greek experience, London: Springer – Physica Verlag, pp. 231-48.

Skordili, S. (2007) “Industrial Geography”, in Th, Terkenli, Th. Iosifidis and J. Chorianopoulos (eds.) Human Geography: Homo, Society and Space, Athens: Kritiki, pp. 310-327, in greek

Skordili, S. (2005) “Entrepreneurship and ownership of women in manufacturing, services and retail”, in Μ. Stratigaki (ed.) Entrepreneurship of Women: Aspects of Ownership and Management, Athens: Gutenberg, pp. 87-104, in greek.

Recent publications in refereed journals (selection)

Skordili, S. (2010) “The highly selective and unstable geographical expansion of Transnational Corporations”, Geographies, 16, pp. 52-76, in greek.

Skordili, S. (2008) “Facets of agro-food globalization: geographical transformations of agro-food supply networks”, Review of Social Research, 125, pp. 131-61, in greek.

Skordili, S. (2004) “Internet-based technologies and space shrinkage: Impediments for small firms in remote rural areas”, Geographies,6, 60-76, in greek.

Skordili, S. (2003) “The new Geography of the agri-food sector based in Greece”, Topos:20-21, p.p. 99-118, in greek.


Undergraduate Courses

Economic Geography

Postgraduate Courses

Globalization and Restructuring of European Space

Regional Development and Policy