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Dr Maria Daskalaki

Principal Lecturer

KHBS301 Kingston Business School
Kingston University
Kingston Hill
Kingston Upon Thames

020 8417 9000 Ext: 65429


Maria joined Kingston Business School a year after graduating her PhD on Organisational Induction for New Employees at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is currently teaching Human Resource Management to postgraduate students, as well as being the Liaison Director for Kingston Business School and its partner institution, ICBS, in Greece..

She particated in an ESRC-funded project on Women's Experiences of Interpersonal Networks in the UK Film and Television Sectors. She has also been previously involved with a multidisciplinary team working on Labour Turnover in MNCs in the UK (funded by REED Employment Agency).

Currently she is working on the themes of art, space and creativity in relation to organisational theory and practice. She is also involved in a project researching the role of interpersonal networks and types of networking in the Creative Industries in Greece.


Research interests include: Social Networks and Knowledge; Post-structuralism and the construction of individual and group identities; Space and Art in relation to Organisational Theory and Practice. Autobiographical methods in Organisational Analysis.

Research Interest(s)

Maria's research interests include social networks and organisational learning, language, organisational culture and socialisation as well as space, art and organisational theory. Samples of her work have been published in various journals including Business and Professional Ethics Journal, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Culture and Organisation and in a book titled 'Organisations as Knowledge Systems' (Palgrave 2003).

Maria is currently leading two research activities: (i) Architecture, Management and Public Spaces, with M. Imas, School of Human Resource Management, and Alexandra Stara, School of Architecture, Kingston University; and (ii) Networks in the Creative Industries, with George Klimis, Media and Communications Department, Panteion University, Athens.


OT, HRM and Qualitative Research Methods for Business (MBA and MABM) Leadership in the Creative Industries (MA in Managing in the Creative Industries).

Recent Publications

Number of items: 13.


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

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, 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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