Dr. Panagiotis Kokkalis

Dean of College of Business Administration
Prof. Amjad D. Al Nasser

042338061

panagiotis.kokkalis@afu.ac.ae

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BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Panagiotis Kokkalis the Dean of is the College of Business Administration and an Associate Professor in Strategy at Al Falah University, Dubai, UAE. Panagiotis received his PhD in Strategic Management from Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (UK) where he also taught. He has held positions in University of Leeds Business School, University of Liverpool Management School and Regent’s University London in the UK. He has taught Strategy, Organizational Behavior, HRM, and Research Methodology in universities in the UK, Singapore, and France. His research interests are centered on (tacit) knowing and learning, organizational routines and capabilities, organizational epistemology, and qualitative research methodology. Panagiotis has presented his work in prestigious international conferences and published in the Sage Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research, Organization Studies, and the International Journal of Business and Society. His current research focuses on understanding the role of tacit knowing in organizational routines and capabilities, the impact of the Aristotelian concept of Phronesis in managerial decision making, and the role of breakdowns, accidents and surprises in organizational contexts.

Dr. Kokkalis is a renowned scholar and educator and has been a recipient of numerous scholarships, fundings, and awards. These include, inter alia, the “Richard Thorpe Early Career Researcher Prize”, the Student’s Union “Best Overall Teacher” Award and various nominations that include the award for “Outstanding Innovation in Teaching” and the “Best Overall Teacher”.

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BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Panagiotis Kokkalis the Dean of is the College of Business Administration and an Associate Professor in Strategy at Al Falah University, Dubai, UAE. Panagiotis received his PhD in Strategic Management from Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (UK) where he also taught. He has held positions in University of Leeds Business School, University of Liverpool Management School and Regent’s University London in the UK. He has taught Strategy, Organizational Behavior, HRM, and Research Methodology in universities in the UK, Singapore, and France. His research interests are centered on (tacit) knowing and learning, organizational routines and capabilities, organizational epistemology, and qualitative research methodology. Panagiotis has presented his work in prestigious international conferences and published in the Sage Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research, Organization Studies, and the International Journal of Business and Society. His current research focuses on understanding the role of tacit knowing in organizational routines and capabilities, the impact of the Aristotelian concept of Phronesis in managerial decision making, and the role of breakdowns, accidents and surprises in organizational contexts.

Dr. Kokkalis is a renowned scholar and educator and has been a recipient of numerous scholarships, fundings, and awards. These include, inter alia, the “Richard Thorpe Early Career Researcher Prize”, the Student’s Union “Best Overall Teacher” Award and various nominations that include the award for “Outstanding Innovation in Teaching” and the “Best Overall Teacher”.

EDUCATION

Ph.D.

Strategic Management, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Masters in Research (M.Res.)

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

M.Sc.

Entrepreneurship and Business Management, University of Bedfordshire, UK

BA (Hons)

Marketing (major) with Media History (minor), University of Bedfordshire, UK

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Management (CIM)

  • European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS)

  • Academy of Management (AoM)

  • Strategic Management Society (SMS)

 ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACADEMIC ROLES

  • Dean, College of Business Administration

  • Associate Professor, College of Business Administration

  • Chairman, Risk Management Committee 

  • Member, Appointment and Promotion Committee

  • Member, Local and International Accreditation Committee

 TEACHING

  • Organizational Behavior (0501640) – MBA 

  • Leadership (0501635) – MBA

Scientific Research

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RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Knowledge-based view of the Firm
  • Tacit Knowledge
  • ‘Practice turn’ in Social Sciences
  • Strategy-as-Practice
  • Organizational Knowledge and Learning
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
  • Research Methods: Critical Incident Technique

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  • Kokkalis, P. (with Tehseen, S, Mughal, S.A., Durst, S., Shujahat, M., and Qureshi, Z.H.) (2019). Composition-based view of the firm as a promising approach to studying small businesses. Production, 29, pp. 1-14.
  • Ayub, A., and Kokkalis, P. (2017). Institutionalization and Social Cognitive Behavior Resulting in Self-Leadership Development: A Framework for Enhancing Employee Performance in Corporate Sector in Pakistan. International Journal of Business and Society, 18(S3), 617-640
  • Zundel, M. and Kokkalis, P. (2010). Theorizing as Engaged Practice. Organization Studies. 31(9-10), pp. 1209-1227

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Kokkalis, P. (2008). Critical Incident Technique. In: Thorpe, R. and Holt, R. (Eds). The Sage Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research. London: Sage.

SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS (REFEREED)

  • Kokkalis, P. and Zundel, M. A Penny for your Thoughts. Assessing the Interplay of Action and Reflection from a Heidegger Ian Perspective. Paper Presented at the First International Symposium on Process Organization Studies. Pissouri, Cyprus.
  • Zundel, M. and Kokkalis, P. Boundaries and Social Practices: A Site-Ontological Analysis. Paper Presented at the Workshop on Transformation of Work. Chemnitz, Germany.
  • Kokkalis, P., and Zundel, M. Understanding Dynamic Capabilities through Processes: Outlining a Practice-based Perspective. Paper presented at Strategic Management Society Annual Conference. Cologne, Germany.
  • Zundel, M. and Kokkalis, P. towards a ‘Practice’ Understanding of Strategy as - Practice Research. Paper presented at the Journal of Management Studies Workshop on Strategizing and Organizing, Oxford, UK.
  • Kokkalis, P., Zundel, M., and Peat, B. Do we Really Understand Reflective Practice? Paper presented at the British Academy of Management Conference. Harrogate, UK.
  • Kokkalis, P. and Zundel, M. Understanding Reflection through Moments of Breakdown: A Heidegger Ian Approach. Paper presented at the 24th EGOS Colloquium, Vrije University, Amsterdam, and the Netherlands.
  • Zundel, M. and Kokkalis, P. Organizational Social Practices: Developing a Site - Ontological Analysis. Paper presented at the 24th EGOS Colloquium, Vrije University, Amsterdam, and the Netherlands.
  • Kokkalis, P., Zundel, M, and Peat, B. Being Complex: Tracing the Roots of Complexity in Social Science. Paper presented at the 4th Organization Studies Summer Workshop. Pissouri, Cyprus.
  • Kokkalis, P. and Zundel, M. There is no gap! Towards a Perspective of Co-Existing Practices. Paper presented at the 3rd Organization Studies Summer Workshop. Crete, Greece, Available at: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.99.1766&rep=rep1&type=pdf

 

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