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). 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); 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 an External Examiner at King's College London (2021).
His research and teaching interests focus on the impact of digital technology on work and society. His current projects are as follows:
- Newcomers' onboarding and training processes in global virtual teams
- Employee well-being in different types of virtual teams
- Hybrid working and its impact on the management of work-life boundaries
- Social value, professionalisation and reskilling opportunities on digital platforms
- Social media and forced migration
- Digital coloniality in the Global South
Further to its practical significance for organisations (especially his research on virtual teams given their recent popularity due to the Covid-19 pandemic), his research is driven by societal challenges and he maintains a strong interest in the Global South (2016–present) and the issue 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, disseminates his research in the media, and the professional and popular press internationally, 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 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.
He currently serves as an Associate Editor (AE) for the Information Systems Journal and he has been an AE and Track Chair at numerous international conferences. See his Publons profile for his editorial and reviewing experience. He also 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. During the years 2018–2021, he was the Chair of the IFIP Working Group 9.5 'Our Digital Lives'.
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).