KOULAXIA

Afroditi-Maria Koulaxi

About Afroditi-Maria Koulaxi

Afroditi joined the Department of Management in February 2017 as the Communications and Events Intern. She is the Editor of the Management with Impact blog. Prior to her appointment, she undertook an MSc in Media and Communication Governance at the LSE.

Improving motivation and performance in public services

Professor David Marsden’s research showed how matching goals and appraisal to the different abilities of employees can boost individual and team work. 

What was the problem?

Successive governments in Britain and around the world have sought to link pay to performance in public services in order to motivate employees more effectively. This approach often fails in practice. Far from motivating employees, performance-linked pay […]

Afroditi-Maria Koulaxi

About Afroditi-Maria Koulaxi

Afroditi joined the Department of Management in February 2017 as the Communications and Events Intern. She is the Editor of the Management with Impact blog. Prior to her appointment, she undertook an MSc in Media and Communication Governance at the LSE.

How espionage can benefit society  

Requiring players to disclose information to each other before they engage in business competition helps to moderate the playing field, argues Zhuoqiong Chen.

After competing against Airbus for ten years, Boeing finally won the $35 billion contract to build U.S. Air Force aerial fuelling tankers. According to the chairman of European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (now known as Airbus […]

Afroditi-Maria Koulaxi

About Afroditi-Maria Koulaxi

Afroditi joined the Department of Management in February 2017 as the Communications and Events Intern. She is the Editor of the Management with Impact blog. Prior to her appointment, she undertook an MSc in Media and Communication Governance at the LSE.

Managing digital eco-systems to drive market success

‘App’ networks are key to the success of iOS and Android, according to research led by LSE Associate Professor Carsten Sørensen.

What was the problem?
According to marketing research firm International Data Corporation, in early 2015 mobile phones powered by the Apple iOS or Google Android operating systems comprised more than 90 percent of the mobile devices sold worldwide. Other players […]

Afroditi-Maria Koulaxi

About Afroditi-Maria Koulaxi

Afroditi joined the Department of Management in February 2017 as the Communications and Events Intern. She is the Editor of the Management with Impact blog. Prior to her appointment, she undertook an MSc in Media and Communication Governance at the LSE.

Why pay packages based on fair criteria matter

Comparing income to peers affects levels of life satisfaction more than absolute income, argues Umar Boodoo.

 

Happiness has a large relational (or relative) component. The amount of utility an individual derives from, say, an annual salary of $V depends, in part, on how $V compares to the salary $X received by a referent other (for example, a co-worker) [Bruce Kaufman, 1999].

Feelings do […]

Afroditi-Maria Koulaxi

About Afroditi-Maria Koulaxi

Afroditi joined the Department of Management in February 2017 as the Communications and Events Intern. She is the Editor of the Management with Impact blog. Prior to her appointment, she undertook an MSc in Media and Communication Governance at the LSE.