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Prof Elena P. Antonacopoulou


Elena P. Antonacopoulou is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Liverpool Management School where she leads GNOSIS - a research initiative advancing impactful collaborative research in management and organization studies. Her principal research interests include change and learning practices in organizations and the development of new methodologies for studying social complexity.

She has successfully secured funding that supported a series of international research projects on Organizational Learning, Social Practice and Dynamic Capabilities working collaboratively with leading researchers internationally and with practitioners and policy-maker in co-creating knowledge for action. She has been instrumental in addressing pressing issues and shedding light on complex political issues and her current study on the impact of collaborative research and participants’ experiences of impact is one example of the approach that governs her commitment to pursue scholarship that makes a difference. She writes on all the above areas and her work is published in related top international journals and edited books.

Her expertise has been put to good use in a range of leadership roles in her professional community including her Editorship and Associate Editor roles of Management Learning, British Journal of Management, Emergence: Complexity and Organizational Journal. She serves on several editorial board in her field including: Organization Science, Group and Organization Management, Society, Business and Organization Journal, Irish Journal of Management and she is a regular assessor and rapporteur of Research Grant Applications in the UK, USA, Australia and recently for Estonia.

As one of the 16 Senior Fellows of the prestigious Advanced Institute of Management Research she has fostered the development of international, interdisciplinary and interactive modes of research collaboration and has nurtured the development of several junior scholars. She has held several leadership roles (at Board, Council and Executive level leading special committees such as Ethics, Management Practice) in International Professional bodies in her field including the Academy of Management (USA), the European Group for Organizational Studies, the British Academy of Management and the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies.

Beyond her contributions in the academic community she is actively engaged in collaborative projects with leading businesses and frequently delivers keynote presentations and master classes in practitioner fora on topical themes such as: Crisis and Strategic Learning, Change and the Dynamics of Management Practice, Impactful Learning and Knowing.




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