Roumboutsos Athena




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Project Management


Dr. Athena Roumboutsos is a Professor at the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean. She is a Dipl. Eng. from the National Technical University of Athens (1986) and holds a PhD in Reservoir Eng. from Heriot Watt University, UK (1988). She has worked as a consultant and project manager for the public and private sector in more than 15 countries for 20 years before joining the University in 2005. Her research interests in Public Private Partnerships include risk analysis & management, procurement and contract management, stakeholder management, change management and innovation, transport infrastructure evaluation, accountability and entrepreneurial responsibility, entrepreneurship, alliances and strategies, game theory and models. Awards and Distinctions include: Elected President of the COST Action TU1001 Public Private Partnerships in Transport: Trends & Theory (2010-2014); Hellenic State Scholarships: 1979-1987, Bodossaki Foundation Scholarship: 1987-1988; US Patent 5383122 “Method for analyzing pressure buildup in lowpumping rate wells”. She teaches Project Management, Risk Management, Entrepreneurship, Change management and Business Management. She the director of the MSc in Shipping, Transport and Int. Trade for the term (2022-2024).

Selected Publications

  1. Roumboutsos, , Sys C., and T. Vanelslander (2022), Imitation, co-opetition and open innovation in network industries: Cases from ports, Case Studies on Transport Policy,
  2. Roumboutsos A, Pantelias, (2021) Addressing infrastructure investor risk aversion: Can project delivery resilience ratings help?, Utilities Policy, 71 (38), 101225,
  3. Roumboutsos A., Pagoni I., Tsirimpa A., Polydoropoulou A. (2021) An Ecosystem Innovation Framework: Assessing Mobility as a Service in Budapest, Sustainability2021, 13(7), 3753;
  4. Nikolić, A. Roumboutsos, A., Ćirilović Stanković, J., and G. Mladenović, (2020) Has the latest global financial crisis changed the way road public-private partnerships are funded? A comparison of Europe and Latin America, Utilities Policy, 64,
  5. Roumboutsos A., Temeljotov-Salaj A., Karousos I. (2020) Indicators for Sustainable Demand Risk Allocation in Transport Infrastructure Projects, Sustainability2020, 12(22), 9650; 3390/su12229650
  6. Roumboutsos, A., and Pantelias, A. (2019) Rating the resilience of transport infrastructure project delivery: the case of roads, Infrastructure Asset Management, 6(1), 48-63,
  7. Roumboutsos, A., Polydoropoulou, A., Pagoni, I., Tsirimpa, A. (2020) Transport Trends and Economics 2018–2019-Mobility as a Service (2020). UNECE. Available online:
  8. Polydoropoulou, Amalia & Pagoni, Ioanna & Tsirimpa, Athena & Roumboutsos, Athena & Kamargianni, Maria & Tsouros, Ioannis, 2020. “Prototype business models for Mobility-as-a-Service,”Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 131(C), pages 149-162.
  9.   Roumboutsos A., Voordijk H., Pantelias, A. (2018) Funding and Financing Transport Infrastructure: Business Models to Enhance and Enable Financing of Infrastructure in Transport, Routledge, London, UK, 292pp, ISBN: 9781138293892
  10. Roumboutsos A. (2018) Competition for Large Projects: PPPs vs Traditional Procurement, ITF/OECD