Dr George Kokkinidis

Job: Lecturer in Management

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7867

E: gkokkinidis@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/bal


Personal profile

George joined Leicester Business School in August 2012 after completing his PhD at the School of Management, University of Leicester. During his PhD he worked as an Associate Tutor and Fixed-term Lecturer for the School of Management. His teaching experience covered all levels from U/G to MBA students and he has extensive knowledge in supporting DL students. He also has extensive experience in supervising students at all levels. Since joined the Leicester Business School his core teaching lies in Critical Perspectives in Global Management, Management and Strategy, and Service Operations.

His  research areas turn around the wider field of Organisation Studies and Sociology of work. More specifically, his current research interests and projects mainly focus on alternative forms of organisation and organising but also cover the organisation of resistance, employees' attitudes to work and identity work.

Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

  • Alternative forms of organisation and organising
  • Employees' emotions and attitudes to work
  • Resistance in Organisations
  • Identity work

Areas of teaching

  • Alternative Economies
  • Critical Management Studies
  • OB and HRM
  • Employee Relations
  • Service Operations
  • Management and Strategy


PhD; MSc in Management; BA(Hons) Business Economics

Courses taught

  • CORP5040 - Critical Perspective in Global Management
  • CORP2463 - Management and Strategy
  • CORP3171 - Service Operations Management
  • LBPG5013 - Study Support Skills
  • CORP2165 - Contemporary Management and Operations
  • CORP5041 - Operations and HRM

Conference attendance

"Spaces of possibilities: Workers’ self-management in Greece". Paper presented at The 8th International Conference in Critical Management Studies, University of Manchester, 10-12 July 2013.

"Spaces of possibilities: Workers’ self-management in Greece". Paper presented at The International Conference on "Changing Cities": Spatial, morphological, formal & socio-economic dimensions, University of Thessaly and Technical Chamber of Greece, Skiathos Island, Greece, 18-21 June 2013.

"Anarchism and social innovations in times of austerity: The case of workers' collectives in Greece". Paper presented at Making Connection, 2nd Anarchist Studies Network Conference, Loughborough University, 3-5 September 2012.

"'I should have seen it coming...": An examination of downsizing practices and guilt". Paper presented at Organising through displacement, travel and movement: Transience, transitions and transformations, Standing Conference of Organisational Symbolism (SCOS 2012), Barcelona, Spain, 11th -14th July 2012.

"Re-thinking cynicism: Kynical parrhesia in contemporary workplaces". Paper presented at Is Resistance Really Futile?, A Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy Event, one day workshop, School of Management, University of Leicester, 9th March 2010.

"Re-thinking cynicism: Parrhessiastic practices in contemporary workplaces". Paper presented at The bridge: connection, separation, organization, Standing Conference of Organisational Symbolism (SCOS 2009), Copenhagen, Denmark, 8th - 11th July 2009.

"Restructuring Societies: The Importance of Cooperativism in Europe". Paper presented at Rehearsing for the Future, PhD Conference, School of Management, University of Leicester, 8th - 9th November 2007.

Professional esteem indicators

Acting as a reviewer for the following Journals:

  • Culture and Organization
  • International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

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