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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 LSE. In September, Afroditi is starting her PhD at LSE to investigate the mediation of migration.
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    Social entrepreneurs beware – don’t ignore those institutional forces

Social entrepreneurs beware – don’t ignore those institutional forces

Dr Nadia Millington reveals the power of culture, ethics and behavioural norms for the development of social enterprises. 

Social entrepreneurship is on the rise in emerging economies. More and more, established firms and start-ups are seeking to position themselves to address the world’s most pressing problems and environmental concerns via enterprise structures that focus equally on commercial and social goals. However, […]

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 LSE. In September, Afroditi is starting her PhD at LSE to investigate the mediation of migration.

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    Integrating digital systems to help city residents plan seamless journeys

Integrating digital systems to help city residents plan seamless journeys

Dr Will Venters and Ayesha Khanna studied Berlin’s prototype and unravel the forces that influence the development of a mobility focused information infrastructure. 

The 21st century has seen a growing recognition of the importance of cities in the world: not only does over half of humanity live in cities, but cities contribute 60 per cent of global GDP, consume 75 […]

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 LSE. In September, Afroditi is starting her PhD at LSE to investigate the mediation of migration.

Self-employment attracts the optimist

The self-employed are more optimistic in nature, but have the tendency to overestimate their income, according to Professor David de Meza.

Bearing in mind that only some 50 percent of businesses survive their first five years, what sort of person does it take to start one? The answer: an optimist. Still, other answers are possible. The returns to success may be so […]

Strategies for working smoothly with your peers

Five simple steps can increase confidence when working with peers, writes Dr Rebecca Newton.

Your boss supports you and wants the best for you – she hired you after all. Your employees support you, and your clients value you. But what about your peers? Time after time, I’ve encountered successful professionals whose one confidence barrier seems to be their relationship […]

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 LSE. In September, Afroditi is starting her PhD at LSE to investigate the mediation of migration.

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    Most multinationals use unaffiliated suppliers in their supply chains

Most multinationals use unaffiliated suppliers in their supply chains

The ways that the multinational firms use related parties and third-party suppliers are more complex than previously thought, argue Natalia Ramondo, Veronica Rappoport and Kim Ruhl.

The global nature of supply chains has rapidly come to dominate international trade. This article presents new evidence on production fragmentation and intra-firm trade. For US corporations, cross-country shipments of goods between units of the […]

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 LSE. In September, Afroditi is starting her PhD at LSE to investigate the mediation of migration.

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    Redesigning executive pay schemes for transparency and performance

Redesigning executive pay schemes for transparency and performance

Professor Alexander Pepper’s research revealed the psychological and economic flaws in complex pay schemes intended to incentivise top executives.

What was the problem?
In Western economies, executive pay levels have risen dramatically over recent years in a way rarely matched by the performance of their companies.

For example, the Economic Policy Institute found that the remuneration of chief executives in the U.S. rose […]

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 LSE. In September, Afroditi is starting her PhD at LSE to investigate the mediation of migration.

Curtailing the market for private prisons: schism or blip?

The reputation of the privately managed prison sector in the UK has taken a beating in recent years. Does this spell the end for the ‘whole prison’ contracting era, asks Dr. Simon Bastow.

For nearly 25 years, new prisons built in the UK have predominantly been procured through ‘design build finance and operate’ (DBFO) contracts with the private sector. So […]

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 LSE. In September, Afroditi is starting her PhD at LSE to investigate the mediation of migration.

Improving the odds of winning in professional football

Research by Professor Ignacio Palacios-Huerta has illustrated how penalty kicks in football can prove key concepts in game theory. 

What was the problem?
The study of mathematical models relating to conflict and cooperation – collectively known as game theory – has become a standard tool in economics and the social sciences. Of particular value is a branch of game theory known […]

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 LSE. In September, Afroditi is starting her PhD at LSE to investigate the mediation of migration.

Working the Phones

Dr Jamie Woodcock recalls his experience of working undercover in a UK call centre, which provides a window into a workplace dictated by control and surveillance.

For the purpose of  my new book, Working the Phones, I spent six months undercover in a UK call centre. The focus of the research was to understand questions of control and resistance from […]

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 LSE. In September, Afroditi is starting her PhD at LSE to investigate the mediation of migration.

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    Revolutionising decision-making in complex multi-stakeholder contexts

Revolutionising decision-making in complex multi-stakeholder contexts

Over twenty years of LSE research into decision sciences is redefining how governments and organisations make the right decision in highly complex environments.

What was the problem?
A combination of factors—multiple stakeholders and audiences, limited resources, increased scrutiny—has created challenges for problem-solving and decision-making at the group and organisational levels, which traditional models and approaches have struggled to address.

In an increasingly global […]

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 LSE. In September, Afroditi is starting her PhD at LSE to investigate the mediation of migration.