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Konstantinos Kakavelakis

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  • 126 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
20072016

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Biography

 

I am a lecturer in HRM/OB with a background in organisational sociology. My research has touched upon the areas of workplace learning and organisational change and more recently I have become interested in leadership, critical HRM and the creative industries. My involvement with teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels has covered a broad range of topics in the areas of organizational analysis and HRM. I am an ad hoc reviewer for several academic journals whilst consultancy activity has included evaluation of a governmental initiative as well as a change management programme aimed at the Milton Keynes Community health service.

 

Research:

My PhD research drew on relational sociology to examine situated learning in the context of change. It aimed to address limitations pertaining to a narrow conception of agency as habitual action whilst acknowledging the role of institutional context and temporality of practice and their impact on the enactment of communal knowledge.

A relational perspective also informed my post-doctoral work as part of a multidisciplinary research project entitled “Learning as Work” hosted by Cardiff University. Drawing on insights from political economy and educational research, the project aimed to provide a multi-layered perspective of workplace learning and its potential impact on organisational performance.

My current research continues to apply insights from relational perspectives (including relational realism) to the following areas:

-          Leader-follower relations as shaped by structural conditioning and corporate ideology.

-          Critical HRM with a particular interest in the relationship between HRM practices and knowledge sharing as well as devolvement of HRM to the line.

 

Area of Expertise:

Relational sociology, workplace learning, leadership, critical HRM.

Research Interests

Leader-follower relationships,leadership and corporate ideology, HRM and knowledge sharing, line management discretion, production of culture.

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Research Output

Leadership as a Relational Process: A Reflection on Moral Mazes

Kakavelakis, K., 30 Jun 2016, (Submitted).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Situated Learning Theory and Agentic Orientation: A Relational Sociology Approach

Kakavelakis, K. & Edwards, T., 25 Nov 2012, In : Management Learning. 43, 5, p. 475-494 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 14 Citations (Scopus)

    A Relational Approach to Understanding Knowing in Communities of Practice

    Kakavelakis, K., 1 Oct 2010, In : Knowledge and Process Management. 17, 4, p. 168-79 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
  • Constructing Learning: Adversarial and Collaborative Working in the British Construction Industry

    Bishop, D., Felstead, A., Fuller, A., Jewson, N., Unwin, L. & Kakavelakis, K., 14 Oct 2009, In : Journal of Education and Work. 22, 4, p. 243-60 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Activities

    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    University of Athens

    Kayleigh Blackstock (Supervisor), Claire Harper (Visiting lecturer), Konstantinos Kakavelakis (Visiting lecturer)
    21 May 201825 May 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution