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Dr Maria Daskalaki

Associate Professor

KHBS 301
Kingston Business School
Kingston University
Kingston Hill
Kingston Upon Thames

020 8417 9000 Ext: 65429


Maria Daskalaki got her  MA in Organisational Analysis and Behaviour from Lancaster University and her PhD in Organisation Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London.She is currently involved with the PhD programme in the Business School as well as the MA in HRM at the School of Management. She has participated in ESRC-funded projects (Creative Industries and Gender) as well as a REED-funded project (Labour Turnover in MNCs in the UK).

Her work has been published in various journals including Organization Studies, Journal of Management Inquiry, Business and Professional Ethics Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Culture and Organisation and International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. She has also published chapters in edited volumes by Palgrave (2003) and Routledge (2014).


Post-structuralism and the construction of individual and group identities; Space and Art in relation to Organisational Theory and Practice;  Networks and Social Entrepreneurship; Autobiography in Organisation Studies, Assemblage Theory, Alternative forms of Organizing.

Research Interest(s)

Currently she is conducting reseach on the financlial crisis and new forms of organizing (;  art, urban spaces and creativity. She is also leading the project 'Stories on the Move', a blog of blogs funded by Kingston University part of her autobiographical research on personal narrratives, place identities and mobile careers ( Other projects include solidarity economy and emancipatory assemblages as forms of resistance, post-capitalist imaginaries and urban social formations.



Organization Theory, Critical HRM, Qualitative Research Methods, Leadership in the Creative Industries.




During the last 10 years, Maria has been the Course Director of the Kingston MBA in Greece,  and has successfully achieved AMBA accreditation for the hosting institution.


·       CIPD, Academic Member

·       Member of the European Group for Organizational Studies

·       Member of the Process Organization Studies (PROS) Network

·       Member of the Art of Management Group

·       Member of the Aesthetics, Creativity, and Organisations Research Network

·       Member of the Cultural Leadership Programme

·       Member of the Latin American and European Organisation Studies Group

Recent Publications

Number of items: 26.


Daskalaki, Maria (2017) Alternative organizing in times of crisis : resistance assemblages and socio-spatial solidarity. European Urban and Regional Studies, ISSN (print) 0969-7764 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Daskalaki, Maria and Kokkinidis, George (2017) Organizing solidarity initiatives : a socio-spatial conceptualization of resistance. Organization Studies, ISSN (print) 0170-8406 (In Press)

Daskalaki, Maria, Butler, Christina and Petrovic, Jelena (2015) Somewhere in-between : narratives of place, identity and translocal work. Journal of Management Inquiry, 25(2), pp. 184-198. ISSN (print) 1056-4926

Daskalaki, Maria, Hjorth, Daniel and Mair, Johanna (2015) Are entrepreneurship, communities, and social transformation related? Journal of Management Inquiry, 24(4), pp. 419-423. ISSN (print) 1056-4926

Kauppinen, Antti and Daskalaki, Maria (2015) 'Becoming other' : entrepreneuring as subversive organising. Ephemera, 15(3), pp. 601-620. ISSN (print) 2052-1499

Lowe, Sid, Kainzbauer, Astrid, Magala, Slawomir J. and Daskalaki, Maria (2015) International business and the Balti of meaning: food for thought. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 28(2), pp. 177-193. ISSN (print) 0953-4814

Simosi, Maria, Rousseau, Denise M. and Daskalaki, Maria (2015) When career paths cease to exist : a qualitative study of career behavior in a crisis economy. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 91, pp. 134-146. ISSN (print) 0001-8791

Daskalaki, Maria (2014) Mobility in urban social events: towards organizational transvergence. Culture and Organization, 20(3), pp. 215-231. ISSN (print) 1475-9551

Daskalaki, Maria and Mould, Oli (2013) Beyond urban subcultures: urban subversions as rhizomatic social formations. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37(1), pp. 1-18. ISSN (print) 0309-1317

Daskalaki, Maria (2012) Personal narratives and cosmopolitan identities: an autobiographical approach. Journal of Management Inquiry, 21(4), pp. 430-441. ISSN (print) 1056-4926

Daskalaki, Maria (2012) Re-contextualizing new employee induction: organizational entry as a change space. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 48(1), pp. 93-114. ISSN (print) 0021-8863

Daskalaki, Maria (2010) Building bonds and bridges: linking tie evolution and network identity in the creative industries. Organization Studies, 31(12), pp. 1649-1666. ISSN (print) 0170-8406

Daskalaki, Maria, Stara, Alexandra and Imas, Miguel (2008) The 'Parkour Organisation': inhabitation of corporate spaces. Culture and Organization, 14(1), pp. 49-64. ISSN (print) 1475-9551

Smith, Chris, Daskalaki, Maria, Elger, Tony and Brown, Donna (2004) Labour turnover and management retention strategies in new manufacturing plants. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 15(2), pp. 371-396. ISSN (print) 0958-5192

Daskalaki, Maria (2000) Induction programmes in the age of 'corporate culture'. Business & Professional Ethics Journal, 19(3/4), pp. 199-231. ISSN (print) 0277-2027

Book Section

Mohammed, Anne-Marie, Lai, Yanqing, Daskalaki, Maria and Saridakis, George (2016) Employee turnover as a cost factor of organizations. In: Saridakis, George and Cooper, Cary L., (eds.) Research handbook on employee turnover. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. pp. 109-126. (New Horizons in Management) ISBN 9781784711146

Daskalaki, Maria, Saliba, Alexandra [Artist], Vogiatzis, Stratis [Artist] and Malamou, Thekla [Artist] (2015) Story-spaces and transformation: the Caravan Project. In: Izak, Michal , Hitchin, Linda and Anderson, David, (eds.) Untold stories in organizations. Routledge. (Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society) ISBN 9781138790018 (In Press)

Daskalaki, Maria and Blair, Helen (2004) Knowing as an activity: implications for the film industry and semi-permanent work groups. In: Tsoukas, Haridimos and Mylonopoulos, Nikolaos, (eds.) Organizations as knowledge systems : knowledge, learning and dynamic capabilities. Basingstoke, UK : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 181-208. ISBN 9781403911407

Conference or Workshop Item

Daskalaki, Maria and Kokkinidis, George (2014) Solidarity spaces and infrastructures of resistance. In: 9th Organizations Studies (OS) Summer Workshop 2014: Resistance, Resisting, and Resisters in and around Organizations; 22-24 May 2014, Corfu, Greece. (Unpublished)

Imas, J. Miguel, Donnelly, Paul, Sell, Lucia, Daskalaki, Maria and Garcia, Lucia (2013) Les Misérables, deuxième partie, insurrection and resistance at the heart of entrepreneurship. In: The 8th International Conference in Critical Management Studies (CMS): Extending the Limits of Neo-Liberal Capitalism; 10-12 Jul 2013, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Daskalaki, Maria, Sotiropoulou, Irene and Fotaki, Marianna (2013) Towards transformational entrepreneurship: collaborative self-organised initiatives in Greece. In: The 8th International Conference in Critical Management Studies (CMS): Extending the Limits of Neo-Liberal Capitalism; 10-12 Jul 2013, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Simosi, Maria, Daskalaki, Maria and Garcia, Lucia (2013) The (un)employment relationship uncovered: social contract and identity in a period of financial crisis. In: The 8th International Conference in Critical Management Studies (CMS): Extending the Limits of Neo-Liberal Capitalism; 10-12 Jul 2013, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Daskalaki, Maria, Zundel, Mike and Lenney, Peter (2012) Technology and process: towards cyborg identities in organization studies. In: 4th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies (PROS): Language and Communication @ Work: Discourse, Narrativity and Organizing; 21-23 Jun 2012, Kos, Greece. (Unpublished)

Daskalaki, Maria, Butler, Christina and Petrovic, Jelena (2011) Narrating cosmopolis: 'in another place, not here'. In: The 2nd Annual Faculty of Business and Law Conference: Emerging Issues in Business and Law; 10 May 2011, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Imas, J.M., Lowe, S and Daskalaki, Maria (2005) Who am I to say? The story of Marcus Elron's Exxon and the Tabaco community of Columbia. In: 15th Annual Conference of sc’MOI: Manufacturing Identity(ies); 7 - 9 April 2005, Philadelphia. (Annual Review of Management & Organization Inquiry: Tamara Journal) ISSN (print) 1532-5555 (Unpublished)

Blair, Helen and Daskalaki, Maria (2002) Knowing as an activity: implications for the film industry and semi-permanent work groups. In: The Third European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning, and Capabilities (OKLC) 2002; 05 - 06 Apr 2002, Athens, Greece.

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