Alexia Panayiotou is an associate professor in the Department of Business and Public Administration at the University of Cyprus. She has a Bachelor's and a Master's from Stanford University, a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard's Graduate School of Education. Her research interests include the representation of management and organizations in popular culture; organizational space and symbolism; gender and work; feminist analysis of organizations; and visuality and organizational narratives. Her work has appeared, amongst others, in the Academy of Management Learning and Education, Management Learning, Strategic Organization, Organization, and the Journal of Management Inquiry. Her article "Paradoxes of Change" (co-authored with G. Kassinis) received the 2016 Best Paper Award in the Academy of Management Organizational Development and Change division and was a finalist for the all-Academy Dexter Award. The TedX talk titled "Beyond a Binary World" which she gave for the 2014 Limassol event "Everything you Know is Wrong," highlights some of her research interests (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI65O8AtWjM).
Dr. Panayiotou is currently an Associate Editor of Management Learning. She has also served as Associate Editor of the European Management Review and has been on the Editorial Boards of the British Journal of Management and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. In 2017 Dr. Panayiotou was nominated by both graduate and undergraduate students for the first University of Cyprus Best Teacher award and received one of three prizes awarded. She is also currently serving on the Board of C4E, the University of Cyprus Center for Entrepreneurship.
With extensive NGO experience both in Cyprus and the US, Dr. Panayiotou remains passionate about social change. She has served as the Cyprus expert in the European Commission’s Expert Group on Gender, Employment and Social Inclusion, an independent expert for the Mutual Learning Programme of the European Employment Strategy, and as a board member of the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies. Dr. Panayiotou is a core member of the University of Cyprus Gender Studies program, where she teaches both MA and PhD students.
Dr. Panayiotou is also a one of the first 100 core members of the global network Women Waging Peace and instrumental in setting up the first battered women’s center in Cyprus and its related hotline.
organizational paradoxes; storytelling; visuality; representation of management and organizations in popular culture; feminist analysis; gender and work; organizational space and symbolism; organizational narratives and change.
SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
- Bell, E., Panayiotou, A. and Sayers, J. (in press), Reading the TED talk Genre: Contradictions and Pedagogical Pleasures in Spreading Ideas about Management, Academy of Management Learning and Education. (DOI: 5465/amle.2017.0323)
- Panayiotou, A., Putnam, L. and Kassinis, G. (2017), Generating Tensions: A Multilevel, Process Analysis of Organizational Change. Strategic Organization, 17(1): 8-37. (DOI:10.1177/1476127017734446).
- Kassinis, G. and Panayiotou, A. (2017), Website Stories in Times of Distress: Learning from Liquidity. Management Learning, 48(4): 397–415. (first published online 2016, DOI: 1177/1350507617690684)
- Kassinis, G. and Panayiotou, A. (2017), Visuality as Greenwashing: The Case of BP and Deepwater Horizon. Organization and Environment, 31(1): 25-47. (DOI: 10.1177/1086026616687014).
- Kassinis, G. and Panayiotou, A. (2017), The Helix of Change: A Visual Metaphor. European Management Review, 14(2): 143-163. (first published online 2016, DOI: 10.1111/emre.12096).
- Kassinis, G., Panayiotou, A., Dimou, A., and Katsifaraki, G. (2016), Gender and Environmental Sustainability: A Longitudinal Data Analysis. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 23(6): 399-412. (first published online Feb. 2016, DOI: 10.1002/csr.1386).
- Cheng, C., with Panayiotou, A. et al. (2016), Explaining Differences in Subjective Well-Being Across 33 Nations Using Multilevel Models: Universal Personality, Cultural relativity and National Income. Journal of Personality, 84(1): 46-58.
- Panayiotou, A. (2015), Spacing Gender, Gendering Space: A Radical ‘Strong Plot’ in Film. Management Learning, 46(4): 427-443. (first published online 2014).
- Panayiotou, A. (2015) also reprinted in the special issue of Management Learning (2016) on Identity and Difference (available at http://mlq.sagepub.com/site/Editors_Collections/Identity_and_Difference.xhtml).
- Panayiotou, A. (2012), Deconstructing the Manager: Discourses of Power and Resistance. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal (formerly Equal Opportunities International), 31(1): 10-26.
- Panayiotou, A. and Kafiris, K. (2011), Viewing the Language of Space: Organizational Spaces, Power and Resistance in Popular Films. Journal of Management Inquiry, 20(3): 263-284.
- Panayiotou, A. (2010), ´Macho´ Managers and Organizational Heroes: Competing Masculinities in Popular Films. Organization, 17(6): 659-684. (2nd most read article of this journal in 2012)
- Schmitt, D., with Panayiotou, A. et al. (2007), The Geographic Distribution of Big Five Personality Traits: Patterns and Profiles of Human Self-Description Across 56 Nations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 38(2): 173-212.
- Kassinis, G. and Panayiotou, A. (2006), Perceptions Matter: CEO Perceptions and Firm Environmental Performance. Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 23(3): 67-80.
- Panayiotou, A. (2006), Constructing Labor: An Exploration of Emotional Reactions to Work in Two Cultural Settings. International Journal of Work, Organization and Emotion, 1(4): 352-365.
- Panayiotou, A. (2004), Switching Codes, Switching Code: Emotional Responses of Bilinguals in English and Greek, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 25(2&3): 124-139.
- Panayiotou, A. (2004), Bilingual Emotions: The Untranslatable Self, Studies in Sociolinguistics (Estudios de Sociolinguistica), 5 (1): 1-19.
- Articles in Refereed Books
- Panayiotou, A. (2016), The Margin as a Space of Resistance: Transforming Gendered Leadership through Popular Film, in Carole Elliott, Valerie Stead, Sharon Mavin and Jannine Williams (Eds), Gender, Media and Organization: Challenging Mis(s)Representations of Women Leaders and Managers. Chapter 14, pp. 243-258. Volume 5, Women and Leadership Book Series. London, UK: International Leadership Association and Information Age Publishing, Inc.
- Panayiotou, A. and Kafiris, K. (2010), Firms in Film: Representations of Organizational Space, Gender and Power, in Dvora Yanow and Alfons von Marrewijk (Eds), Organizational Spaces: Rematerializing the Workaday World, Chapter 9, pp. 174-199. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
- Panayiotou, A. (2006), Translating Guilt: An Endeavor of Shame in the Mediterranean?, in Aneta Pavlenko (Ed.), Bilingual minds: Emotional experience, expression, and representation, Chapter 7, pp. 183-208. New York, NY: Multilingual Matters.
- Peer Reviewed Book Reviews
- Panayiotou, A. (2018; first on line), Review of The Tyranny of Metrics by Jerry Z. Muller, Oxford and Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. Organization.
- Panayiotou, A. (2008), Review of Relational Perspectives in Organizational Studies by Olivia Kyriakidou and Mustafa Özbilgin (Eds), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2006. Academy of Management Review, 33(3): 794-798.
- Panayiotou, A. (2017), Sensory Knowledge in Management Learning. Management Learning. Virtual Special Issue: http://journals.sagepub.com/page/mlq/collections/virtual-special-issues/sensory_knowledge?pbEditor=true#/.
European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity. Exchange of Good Practices on Gender Equality (funded by PROGRESS).
- Panayiotou, A. (2013). Equal Pay Day. Comments Paper, Cyprus.
European Commission’s Expert Group on Gender and Employment (EGGE), External reports commissioned by and presented to the EU Directorate-General Employment and Social Affairs, Unit G1 'Equality between women and men'
- Panayiotou, A. (2008a). The Provision of Childcare Services in Cyprus
- Panayiotou, A. (2008b). Gender segregation in the labour market: roots, implications and policy responses in Cyprus.
- Panayiotou, A. (2008c). National Expert Assessment of the Gender Perspective in the National Action Plan for Employment—the Cyprus Case.
European Commission’s Expert Group on Gender, Social Inclusion and Employment (EGGSIE), External reports commissioned by and presented to the Equal Opportunities Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.
- Panayiotou, A. (2007). Gender mainstreaming in Cyprus: An analysis of employment policies from a gender perspective.
- Panayiotou, A. (2006a). National Expert Assessment of the Gender Perspective in the National Report on Strategies for Social Protection and Social Inclusion—the Cyprus Case.
- Panayiotou, A. (2006b). National Expert Assessment of the Gender Perspective in the National Reform Programme for Employment—the Cyprus Case.
- Panayiotou, A. (2006c). The Gender Pay Gap in Cyprus: Origins and Policy Responses.
- Panayiotou, A. (2005a). Assessment of the Gender Perspective in the National Reform Programme for Employment—The Cyprus national report.
- Panayiotou, A. (2005b). Social Inclusion, Gender and Disadvantaged Groups—The Cyprus national report.
- Panayiotou, A. (2004a). ‘Making work pay’ debates from a gender perspective – The Cyprus national report.
- Panayiotou, A. (2004b). Gender Assessment of the National Action Plan on Employment – Report on Cyprus.
- Panayiotou, A. (2004c). Reconciliation of work and Private life in Cyprus.
Mutual Learning Programme of the European Employment Strategy, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.
- Panayiotou, A. (2004d). Increasing the Employment of Women through Flexible Work Arrangements—Statements and Comments on the Norwegian Policy and its Relevance to Cyprus.