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Demos Vardiabasis, Ph.D.

Demos Vardiabasis, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics and Finance

Contact Information

Phone: (310) 568-5553
demosthenes.vardiabasis
School: Graziadio School of Business and Management
Location: West Los Angeles

Areas of Expertise

  • California economic development
  • Economic policy
  • Film/TV/Tourism
  • US-China entertainment industry relations

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Dr. Demos Vardiabasis has over 25 years of experience as a professor, entrepreneur, executive and consultant. He has founded several companies and has served as a chairman and CEO of the IQ Now Corporation and of Health Windows, which provided services to such companies as American Express, Hilton, Yamaha and Honeywell. His articles have appeared in a number of publications, including the International Journal of Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Journal of Commerce, Southwestern Economic ReviewDevelopments in Marketing Science, Management Insight and the Los Angeles Times.

Through his company, Global Strategic Edge, Dr. Vardiabasis is currently working with executives and entrepreneurs on business strategy and creative operational solutions.

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Dr. Demos Vardiabasis has over 25 years of experience as a professor, entrepreneur, executive and consultant. He has founded several companies and has served as a chairman and CEO of the IQ Now Corporation, which was acquired by a public company and of Health Windows, which provided services to such companies as American Express, Hilton, Yamaha, and Honeywell. As a consultant, Dr. Vardiabasis has worked with companies representing a wide range of industries, including: Baxter Healthcare, Northwest Airlines, ICTS Europe, Edison Utilities, Northgate Supermarkets, El Proyecto, Brinks, Greek National Tourism Organization, Korean government, Latin Business Association and the Arthritis Foundation.

Dr. Vardiabasis has been an advisor and board member of several start-up companies. He served as a member of the U.S. committee to assist Russian Reform and of the National Policy Forum, chaired by U. S. Senator Phil Gramm, and was appointed as Economic Commissioner in California by Governor Schwarzenegger. Through his company, Global Strategic Edge, Dr. Vardiabasis is currently working with executives and entrepreneurs on business strategy and creative operational solutions.

Dr. Vardiabasis has published extensively in refereed journals, business magazines and conference proceedings. He is the editor of a five-volume book on economics published by Salem Press, and has contributed to the book International Trade: Global Commodity Prize Stabilization published by Quorum Books. His articles have appeared in a number of publications, including the International Journal of ManagementMergers and AcquisitionsJournal of CommerceSouthwestern Economic ReviewDevelopments in Marketing ScienceManagement Insight and the Los Angeles Times.

Education

Ph.D., University of Southern California
M.A., University of Essex, England
B.S., University of Pireus, Greece