Before joining the IMT School for Advanced Studies in Lucca, I completed a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece, and a Master's degree in Accounting and Control at the Vrije University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Also, I visited for one semester the faculty of Business Administration the University of Tampere in Finland as an Erasmus exchange student. During 2007-2008, I attended masterclasses at the Koblenz Classical Guitar Academy in Germany following my studies in classical guitar in Greece.
My research interests include the topics of audience development and strategic management in multi-arts venues. In 2016 I obtained the Ph.D. Degree in Management and Development of Cultural Heritage after defending my doctoral thesis on "Audience Development in Public Cultural Centers: A Qualitative Study in Helsingborg and Elsinore".
Conferences and Publications
Karatzias, K. (2012) Effects of the financial crises on Amerivan Museums: Lessons learned from the First Great Depression and the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2010. PREDELLA online journal. ISSN: 1827 – 8655, n.30. ( (http://predella.arte.unipi.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=197&catid=81&Itemid=108)
Karatzias, K. (2012) Cultural book policy in times of crisis: the case of the book sector in Greece. Paper presented at the ENCATC conference on “Networked Culture”. 12 – 14 September 2012. University of Goldsmiths. London, United Kingdom.
Karatzias, K. (2013) Management challenges for the Museums in the 21st century. Research Seminar in the M.Sc’s program “Museology”. 17 April 2013. Department of Architecture. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Karatzias, K. (2013) The role of public cultural centers in local development: The cases of Helsingborg and Elsinore. Presentation during the workshop “Culture for regional Development”. 29 November 2013. Department of Service Management and Service Studies. Lund University, Sweden.
Karatzias, K. (2013) The role of public cultural centers in local development: The cases of Helsingborg and Elsinore. Research Seminar. 4 December 2013. Department of Service Management and Service Studies. Lund University, Sweden.
Karatzias, K. (2014) Audience development and public local cultural centers: A Scandinavian perspective. Paper presented at the ENCATC conference on “New Challenges for the Arts and Culture: Is it just about money?. 17- 19 September 2014. Music and Dramatic Laboratory JAMU. Brno, Czech Republic.
Karatzias, K. (2016) Cultural Policies for Enlightenment and Empowerment in Scandinavian cities: the cases of public cultural centers in Elsinore and Helsingborg. Paper presented at the conference on “Arts and Social Innovation: Empowerment, Impact and Policy”. Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Vilnius, Lithuania.