Dr Petros Chamakiotis (BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA) is an Associate Professor of Management (2019–present) at ESCP Business School in Madrid, Spain, where he is also the Scientific Director of the MSc in Digital Project Management & Consulting (2020–present), and member of the ESCP Chair on 'Reinventing Work', funded by BivwAk at BNP Paribas in France. Additionally, he is a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex Business School where he is affiliated with the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre (an £8m, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC-)funded research centre in the UK); an External Examiner (EE) for the MSc in Digital Innovation and Analytics at Royal Holloway, University of London; and a Strategic Associate at the iLEADS Lab at the University of Piraeus in Greece.
Petros read Economics at the University of Piraeus and then moved to the University of Bath in the UK where he earned his MSc in Management and Strategic Information Systems and later his PhD in the same area with the support of a scholarship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). He subsequently held a postdoctoral position at Royal Holloway, University of London (2013–2015), and was appointed Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) at the University of Sussex (2015–2019). He obtained Fellowship status of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2016 and tenure in 2017. While at Sussex, Petros held visiting teaching positions at Birkbeck, University of London and the University of Valencia. He has supervised one PhD student to completion (2016–2019), he is currently supervising two GEPhD students, and he has been a PhD EE at King's College London (2021).
His research and teaching interests focus on the impact of Information Systems (IS) on work and society. Within this context, his research has largely focused on IS–mediated envirornments, such as hybrid work, digital platforms, online communities, and virtual teams. His research is also driven by societal challenges and he has thus been (co-)leading projects exploring IS use/adoption in the Global South (2016–present) and the context of forced migration (2018–present). He has generated research income from prestigous funders—such as The British Academy—and, to date, he has published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals, edited collections, and international conference proceedings. Additionally, Petros maintains strong links with the professional community, e.g., through workshops, speeches/panels at practitioner events and other forms of (often online) research dissemination activities, for example:
- A radio interview on the future of work post-Covid-19 on Skai 100.3 (at 01:10:11; in Greek)
- An article, "Consejos para fomentar el trabajo virtual sostenible", in Equipos & Talento (in Spanish)
- A teaching case, "'Going Global' Virtually: Smithfield's (Digital) Expansion and Survival", in SAGE Business Cases
Petros is an active member of the international IS research community, having served as Chair of the IFIP Working Group 9.5 'Our Digital Lives' (2018–2021), and contributing to the field by organising tracks at conferences and through his editorial activities (see his Web of Science profile (earlier Publons) for details). At present, he serves as an Associate Editor (AE) for the Information Systems Journal (2021–present) and as a Guest Editor of two Special Issues (SIs):
- 'Exploring alternative (non-economic) forms of value engendered by digital platforms' (with Prof Dimitra Petrakaki), Information Systems Journal (submission deadline 30/04/2023)
- 'Resistance, tensions and consent to digital working in healthcare' (with Prof Dimitra Petrakaki, Prof Andy Charlwood and Dr Emma Russell), Social Science & Medicine (submission deadline TBD).
Finally, Petros has been involved in international accreditations both as an evaluator and as programme director. Since he took on the Directorship of the MSc in Digital Project Management & Consulting, the MSc has received two accreditations: (a) by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research & Innovation as part of ESCP's «Diplôme d’Etudes Avancé en Management International des Entreprises» (DEAMIE); and (b) by the Community of Madrid as an official and recognised foreign postgraduate degree (at the MSc level) delivered by ESCP Madrid Campus. Prior to his current role at ESCP, he was on the teams that led the University of Sussex Business School to EQUIS and AMBA accreditations.
Petros lives in Madrid, holds Greek (EU) and British citizenship, speaks English, Greek and Spanish fluently (C2), and has an intermediate knowledge of German (B1).