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Ntorina Antoni is a PhD Candidate in strategic management in the ITEM group. Furthermore, she is an Attorney-at-Law and member of the Athens Bar Association in Greece. From October 2016 to September 2017 she worked at the Strategy Department of the European Space Agency (ESA). In her role as strategy and policy analyst she got involved in the research and analysis of regulations, policies and strategies of the ESA member states. Prior to this, from May 2014 to October 2016 she was the legal counsel of Swiss Space Systems, a company which planned to provide orbital launches of small satellites and manned sub-orbital spaceflights. She was in charge of the legal and regulatory aspects of aviation and aerospace projects including aircraft purchase, certification of parabolic flights and suborbital flights as well as regulation of small satellites. 

Ntorina holds a Law degree from the University of Athens, a Master in Law (LL.M) in International and European law from Tilburg University and an Advanced Master in Law (LL.M) in Air and Space law from Leiden University. In addition to space law and space policy, her current research interests include strategic decision-making under uncertainty and legitimacy in the context of high reliability organizations. With a particular focus on the aerospace and security/defence industries, she aims to contribute to the strategy literature with research that is relevant and useful for practice.

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Projects 2016 2021

Space and Security

Reymen, I., Reymen, I., Antoni, N., Benckhuijsen - Mertens, P., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., van Broeckhoven, B. & Sens, F.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 2013 2019

Perspective on space and security policy, programmes and governance in Europe

Papadimitriou, A., Adriaensen, M., Antoni, N. & Giannopapa, C., 1 Aug 2019, In : Acta Astronautica. 161, p. 183-191 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

European Union

Space and security in the era of Space 4.0

Antoni, N., Adriaensen, M. & Giannopapa, C., 10 Jun 2019, A European Space Policy: Past Consolidation, Present Challenges and Future Perspectives. Hoerber, T. & Lieberman, S. (eds.). London: Taylor and Francis Ltd., p. 96-115 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

political actor
organizational sociology
collective decision
organizational behavior

Strategic decision-making under uncertainty: fixing stability and change in public organizations

Antoni, N., Dolmans, S. & Reymen, I., 1 Aug 2019, Proceedings of 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Academy of Management, 18302. (Academy of Management Proceedings; vol. 2019, no. 1)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Decision making under uncertainty
Strategic decision making
Public organizations


ESA Sponsored Student for the 65th International Astronautical Congress in Toronto, Canada

Ntorina Antoni (Recipient), May 2014

Recognition: OtherScholarshipsScientific


Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Plenary talk