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Dr Symeon Mandrinos

Lecturer
PhD Business Administration (IB), Essex University; PGAE Agricultural Economics, Reading University; MBA Kingston University; DMS Management Studies, Kingston University; BHons Business Administration, Kingston University

Faculty of Business, Design and Arts

Fax No:+60 82 260 815
Room No: B330
Email: SMandrinos@swinburne.edu.my
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Biography

Dr Symeon Mandrinos is a Lecturer at the School of Business at the Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak campus. He is an Essex University Alumnus and holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration. His main research interests are Theory of the Firm and International Business. He is actively engaged as an Associate Researcher for the School of Medicine of Universiti Malaysia Sabah and has contributed to different research projects on both regional and national levels. Symeon has worked as an Associate Researcher for the Global Entrepreneurship Research and Innovation Centre (GERIC) and as a Regional Liaison in East Europe for the Centre of Postgraduate Studies of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. He published in international peer-review outlets (REF) and prior to his academic position, Symeon has worked as an Export Manager for the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods industry (FMCG).

Research Interests

Theory of the Firm-International Business

Teaching Areas

International Business; Strategic Management; Organisation Science

Professional Membership

Academy of International Business
British Higher Education Academy (Associate Fellow)
British Academy of Management
European International Business Academy

Awards

COLPPE Novel Personal Protective Equipment; 32nd International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition, Malaysia, Dec 2021 (Silver)

Research Grants

Tock, Hing Chua; Mandrinos, S.; Liew, S., L.; Kumar, A/L, Muniandy; Payus, A.; Fairrul, bin Masnah; Mexmollen, M.; Firdaus bin Bolong. (2021/2023). Mental Wellbeing of Medical Staff in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah during the COVID-19 Pandemic; University Malaysia Sabah, Special Funding for COVID-19 Research (SPLB)

Murugaiah, C.; Liew, S., L.; Sumpat, D.; Shui Fun, S.; May, Zaw, Soe, M.; Kamruddin, A.; Al-Talib, H.; Mandrinos, S. (2020/22). Construction and Evaluation of DNA Vaccine against V. Cholerae and V. Parahaemolyticus; University Malaysia Sabah, Special Funding Scheme for Vaccine Research (SDN)

Liew, S., L.; Khin, Maung, Ohn; May, Honey; Mandrinos, S.; Ehab, Helmy; May, Zaw, Soe; Murugaiah, C. (2020/22). Surgical Headwear Covering the Neck and Mouth Associated with Better Reduction Risk for Surgical Site Infections in Operating Theatre; University Malaysia Sabah, Special Funding for COVID-19 Research- Innovation Grant Scheme (SGI)

Kew Seih Teck; Ooi, Beng, Houi; Liew, S., L.; Tanveer, Parash; Mandrinos, S. (2020). Nutrition, COVID-19 knowledge and Quality of Life Survey on Universiti Malaysia Sabah Students During Movement Control Order; University Malaysia Sabah, Special Funding for Research (SFR COVID-19)

Liew, S., L; Wong, Hung; Payus, A.; Daim, S.; Mandrinos, S. (2020). Sweat Absorbing Disposable Jump Suit; University Malaysia Sabah, Special Funding for COVID-19 Research (MOSTI)

Fairrul, M., Kadir; Mohd, Nazri; Nelbon, Giloi; Khor, F., K.; Mandrinos, S.; Maryama Bte, D.; Liew, S., L.; Malehah, Mhd, N.; Payus, A.; Azali, bin Saudi; Marshitah, bt Baharuddin; Rhanye, Mc Guad. (2020-2022). Study of gathering data for Artificial Intelligence as device Talk Therapy to prevent drug misuse and drug relapse; University Malaysia Sabah, Special Funding for Research (SFR)

Ooi, Beng, Houi; Pang, Tze, Ping; Aza Sherin bt Mhd; Lasimbang, H.; Fairul bin Masnah; Liew, S.; Mandrinos, S. (2019/21). Impact of Antenatal and Postpartrum depression on Quality of Life in aspect of dietary diversity, physical health, psychosocial and environmental domains in women in Sabah; University Malaysia Sabah, Special Funding for Research (SFR)

Tai Li, Khiun Livian, Mandrinos, S., Lasimbang, H. (2019/20). An Exploration of Patients’ Perception   and   Opinion why they might be Experiencing Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain and its Care; University Malaysia Sabah, Special Funding for Research (SFR); RM 10000

Mohd Nazri, M., D.; Mac Guad, R.; Kiang, F., K.; Payus, A.; Liew, S., L.; Beng H., O.; Mandrinos, S. (2019/20). BMI screening in Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulau Mantanani: helpful? University Malaysia Sabah, Special Funding for Research (SFR); RM 20000

Payus, A.; Liew, S., L.; Mading, E.; Mandrinos, S.; (2018/20). Impact of current dietary pattern and lifestyle habit on prevalence of childhood obesity among primary school children in Kota Kinabalu; University Malaysia Sabah, Special Funding for Research (SFR); RM 20000

Liew, S., L; Mandrinos, S.; Nik, Malini, N.M.; Rajesh, Kumar, Muniandy; Raman, Subramanian, Chettiar; (2017/18). Possible reduction in Analgesic Dosage Postoperatively following total Knee Replacement Surgery by Intravenous infusion of Magnesium Sulphate; University Malaysia Sabah, Special Funding for Research (SFR); RM 18000

Mandrinos, S.; Abu Sofian bin Yaacob; Nik Malini, N.M.; (2016). Components that influence the interest of Academic Students in Franchise Business; University Malaysia Kelantan; Malaysian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship and Business; Special Funding for Research (SFR); RM 20000
  • Research Outputs

Research Outputs

  • Book Chapter: Mandrinos, S.; Cheong, Wing, Hoh. (2022) When Internationalisation goes awry: The separation of policy and practice in Intellectual Property. In: Delivering Distinctive Value in Emerging Economies: Efficient and Sustainably Responsible Perspectives from Management Researchers and Practitioners (Eds.), Part II, Routledge, ISBN.
  • Journal article: Mandrinos, S.; Lim, WM.; Liew, S., L. (2022) De-internationalisation through the lens of intellectual property rights. Thunderbird International Business Review, 64-1, 13-24.
  • Journal article: Lim, W.M.; Mandrinos, S. (2020). Decoupling in International Business. A Rejoinder on Internationalisation and De-Internationalisation. Journal of International Business Education, 15, Research Note.
  • Journal article: Lim, W.M., Mandrinos, S. (2020). Incidental findings on multimodel comparison, hypothesis testing error, and its solutions: The case of information, knowledge and career pursuit. Australasian Journal of Information Systems24, 1-8, Research Note.
  • Journal article: Payus, O.; Fahmy, Malek, E.; Liew, S.L.; Guad, R.M.; Soe, M.Z.; Satishartnam, A/L, Nagaratnam, Mandrinos, S.; Chin, S.Yeung; ABM, H., Tofazzal (2020). Case Report of Improvement in Quality of Life after Myomectomy. Borneo Journal of Medical Sciences, 14, 1, 55-59.
  • Journal article: Lamiri, W., Riona; Shuzeen, L.K.; Liew, S.L.; Payus, O.; Zaw, M.S.; Honey, M.O.; Nazri, Mohd, Daud; Mac-Guad, R.; Asong, J.; Mandrinos, S.; Foo, K.K.; Chee, C.K. (2019). Effectiveness of Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol Misuse and Risky Drinking in Kota Kinabalu. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 15, Supp.6, 56.
  • Journal article: Shuzeen, L.K.; Lamiri, W., Riona; Payus, O.; Liew, S.L.; Firdaus, Mhd, Hayati; Mac-Guad, R.; Chee, C.K.; Mandrinos, S. (2019). Association of children’s BMI and Physical activity: A cross sectional study. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 15, Supp.6, 61.
  • Journal article: Giloi, N., Sat Lin, C. L., Payus, A., Mac Guad, R., Murugaiah, C., Soe, M. Z., Kabir, S., Shui Fun, S., & Mandrinos, S. (2019) Ultrasound Subcostal Approach Transversus Abdominis Plane Block in Morbidly Obese Patient. Borneo Journal of Medical Sciences, 13, 3, 43-47.
  • Journal Article: Mandrinos, S. & Nik Mahdi, N.M. & Liew, S.L. (2019). Decoupling in International Business. Journal of General Management, 44, 4, 220-231.
  • Journal Article: Nur, Izzati; Mandrinos, S. & Nik Mahdi, N.M. (2018). The Absorptive Capacity of the internationalising firm: The perspective of cross-border buyer-supplier relationship. International Journal of Modern Trends in Business Research, 4, 1-15.
  • Journal Article: Nur, Izzati & Nik Mahdi, N.M. & Al Mamun Abd. & Dzulkifli, bin Mukhtar & Nursafeda binti Abd Rashid & Mandrinos, S. (2018). Connecting Inward and Outward internationalisation of Malaysian SMEs: A Learning Approach. Journal of Social Sciences Research, special issue 4, 264-275.
  • Journal Article: Mandrinos, S. & Nik Mahdi, N.M.  (2016). Theoretical Interplay of Resource Dependence Theory and Institutional Theory in context bound organisations: an inquiry. Journal of General Management, 41, 2, 35-57.
  • Journal Article: Mandrinos, S. & Nik Mahdi, N.M. (2016). Examining Knowledge Gap and Psychic Distance Paradox interdependence: an exploratory inquiry. European Business Review, 28, 96-114.
  • Journal Article: Mandrinos, S., Mamun, A., Anis Amira, R., Nik Mahdi, N.M. (2015). Factors determining export rationale of Protected Designation of Origin companies. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business, 3, 65-74
  • Journal Article: Mandrinos, S. (2014). Internationalisation processes of FastMoving Consumer Good products; Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Countries, 6, 2 (PhD Thesis Abstract)
  • Conference Proceedings: Mandrinos, S.; Lim, WM & Liew S.L. (2021). Characters of acts defining De-internationalisation. Academy of International Business in Southeast Asia Regional Conference (AIBSEAR), 8-10 December 2021, Nakhonpathom, Thailand, and publication in the conference proceedings.
  • Conference Proceedings: Liew S.L.; Mandrinos, S.; Murugaiah, C.; Payus, Oliver; Ng Chiak, Yot; Khor Foo, Kiang; May Z.S.; Ehab Helmy; ABM Tofazzal, Hossain; Mac Guad, R.; Aye Aye Wynn; Segaran, Ramodran; Hamidah Bt Hassan; Soong, Shui Fun (2020). Association Between Parental Restriction, Control and Reward on Limiting Children to Eat Unhealthy Foods in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Abstract presented at the 1st UMS International Nursing Conference in conjunction with 11th international nursing students’ forum held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and publication in the conference proceedings
  • Conference Proceedings: Shui, S.F.; Liew, S.L.; Mandrinos, S.; Zaw, M.S.; Mac-Guad, R.; Payus, O.; Murugaiah, C.; Chee, C.K. (2019). Assessment of Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving skills among Nursing students in University Malaysia Sabah. Abstract presented at the at the 2nd Borneo Quality of Life: Quality Rights for Quality Life (BQOL) Regional Conference held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and publication in the conference proceedings
  • Conference Proceedings: Liew, S.L.; Alvin, O.P.; Jony, S.; Khor, F.K.; Raman, S.Rm.; Dharmalingan, Tk.; Muniandy, Rk.; Thong, F.Y.; Tan, C.V.; Mandrinos, S (2019). Effects of Intravenous Magnesium Infusion for Total Knee Replacement surgery under Spinal anesthesia: A randomised double-blinded prospective study:  Paper presented at the Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies (ASEAPS) held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia; Best Poster presentation finalist 
  • Conference proceedings: Nur Izzati, M.A; Mandrinos, S. & Nik Mahdi, N.M (2018). The Perspectives of Buyer and Supplier on the Connections of Inward and Outward Internationalisation; Paper will be presented at the Academy of International Business in Southeast Asia Regional conference (AIBSEAR) hold in Hong Kong, China and publication in the conference proceedings
  • Conference proceedings: Mandrinos, S. & Nik Mahdi, N.M (2017). Non-Equitable Improper Strategic Arrangements in International Business; Paper presented at the Academy of International Business in Southeast Asia Regional conference (AIBSEAR) held in Chiang Mai, Thailand and publication in the conference proceedings
  • Conference proceedings: Nik Mahdi, N.M. & Mandrinos, S (2016). The many shades of Decoupling in Export Organisations; Paper presented at the Academy of International Business in Southeast Asia Regional conference (AIBSEAR) held in Guangzhou, China and publication in the conference proceedings
  • Conference proceedings: Mandrinos, S. & Nik Mahdi, N.M (2016). Combining Institutional Theory and Context bound Firms: Evidence from an FMCG industry; Competitive Paper presented at the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA); Conference held in University of Sydney, Australia
  • Conference proceedings: Mandrinos, S.(2015). Attributes of Internationalisation pathways: A Protected Designation of Origin inquiry; Paper presented at International Academic Conference; Institute of Strategic and International Studies; Conference held in Las Vegas, USA and publication in the conference proceedings
  • Conference proceedings: Anis Amira, R., Nurwahida, H., Mandrinos, S. (2015); Challenges in Managing Micro Enterprises: A case of 1AZAM 1MALAYSIA Social Entrepreneurship Program: Paper presented at International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Business; Conference held in Penang, Malaysia
  • Conference proceedings: Mandrinos, S. (2014). The shortest journey begins with a first step: going deeper in time to define Knowledge Gap. Abstract presented at International Academic Conference; Institute of Strategic and International Studies; Conference held in Orlando, USA
  • Conference proceedings: Mandrinos, S., Poulis, K., (2013); Internationalisation Process of FMCGs products: The case of PDO firms in Greece; Paper presented at the European International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference held in Bremen, Germany