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Elena Antonacopoulou

Professor, Liverpool University

Elena Antonacopoulou is a Professor of Organizational Behaviour at University of Liverpool Management School. She previously held faculty positions at Warwick Business School, Manchester Business School and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). She earned her PhD (1996) from the University of Warwick and she holds a Masters Degree in Management from the University of Kent. She also holds professional qualifications such the Diploma of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (1989) and the Diploma of the Association of Computer Professionals in Computer Systems Analysis and Design (1988).

Her principal research interests include change and learning processes in organizations. Within that she has concentrated on individuals’ receptivity to change and the role of learning and knowing practices, in conjunction with Human Resource Development interventions in organizations. She is the Founder and Director of GNOSIS which is a Centre of Excellence in management research bringing together an international pool of academics, practitioners across a range of sectors and specializations and policy makers who work collaboratively to enhance knowledge about how organizations and their management can improve performance and well being.

Child Protection in the Digital Age

I was delighted when the Government introduced its Digital Economy Bill in the last session which gave effect to the 2015 General Election manifesto commitment...

A stake in it for everyone; why Conservatives should support regulation of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

FOBTs or B2 machines are highly addictive, one way we know this, according to research conducted by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, is that FOBT...

Championing renewed leadership in governance and business practice

It didn’t get to the point where we saw ‘Save Unilever’ held aloft on placards outside Downing Street, yet there was widespread unease about Kraft’s...

Industrial Strategy: A positive start but more must be done

The Government revealed their industrial strategy this week, with three main aims: Build on our strengths and extend excellence into the future; Close the gap...

Who can give the modern Cathy a home?

It’s 50 years since Ken Loach’s groundbreaking film, Cathy Come Home, documented the inhuman effects of homelessness. Without a home, as his heartbreaking film shows,...

We need a manufacturing resurgence more than ever. How can we bring it about?

There’s been a familiar narrative emerging since Thursday’s vote – this was the left behind white working class getting one over the London-centric political and...

The economic impacts of a Brexit would make us more, not less, reliant on other countries

Yesterday’s letter from Ford to its employees was the latest chapter in the economic debate on Britain’s EU membership, which has largely focused on the...

Mutuals and Co-ops Can Be The Very Best Option!

The Quest for John Lewis Quality Public Services for Wales Wales has often been characterised by a radical political tradition that exists to promote a...

Book Review: ‘Taking Power Back: Putting people in charge of politics’ by Simon Parker

Nearly a year before the 2015 General Election, the Chancellor George Osborne announced that the country needed a ‘Northern Powerhouse’: an attempt to bring together...