Dr George Kokkinidis

Dr George Kokkinidis

Associate Professor in Work and Organisation

Contact details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 229 7425
  • Email: gak7@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 2.05, Brookfield House and New Build, Brookfield
  • Office hours: Tuesday 9:00am - 11:00am

Personal details

I have a Master's Degree and a Doctorate from the University of Leicester. I worked as a Lecturer in Management at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University before joining the University of Leicester in January 2015.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • MN7408 Research Methods for Managers (PG - Module Leader)
  • MN2108 Strategy (UG - Module Leader)
  • MN7584 & MN7901 Leadership (MBA)
  • MN7501 Organisational Behaviour

Administrative Responsibilities

Programme Lead Management (UG)

Curriculum Lead Management


My research interests lie in the field of organisational studies and critical management studies. My current research interests centre on alternative organisational practices and the social organisation of space and commons.

Much of my recent publications and works in progress focus on cooperatives and workers’ collectives in Greece and their organisational practices; the emergence and evolution of solidarity initiatives in Greece as part of an anti-neoliberal resistance landscape, and the creation of autonomous spaces. I'm also working on various projects related to issues such as that of workplace resistance, employees' attitudes to work and identity work.

Funded Research Projects

£106,235 funded by the Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association (CABA) to investigate the willingness and non-willingness of members of the Charity to utilise its wellbeing services. (18-month project, completed April 2019)


I would be interested in supervising students in the broader area of organisation studies and critical management and particularly interested in topics related to:

  • Alternative forms of organisation and organising
  • Social movements and solidarity initiatives
  • The social organisation of space and commons
  • Workplace resistance
  • Employees' emotions and attitudes to work



Karfakis, N. and Kokkinidis, G. (2019) On guilt and the depoliticization of downsizing practices, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 39(1/2): 156-180.

Daskalaki, M. and Kokkinidis, G. (2017) Organizing Solidarity Initiatives: A socio-spatial conceptualization of resistance, Organization Studies, 38(9): 1303-1325.

Smith, W., Higgins, M., Kokkinidis, G. and Parker, M. (2015) Becoming invisible: The ethics and politics of imperceptibility, Culture and Organization, 24(1): 54-73.

Kokkinidis, G. (2015) Spaces of possibilities: Workers' self-management in Greece, Organization, 22(6): 847-871.

Kokkinidis, G. (2015) Post-capitalist imaginaries: The case of workers' cooperatives in Greece, Journal of Management Inquiry, 24(4):429-432.

Kokkinidis, G. (2012) In search of workplace democracy, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 32(3/4): 233-256.

Karfakis, N. and Kokkinidis, G. (2011) "Rethinking cynicism: Parrhesiastic practices in contemporary workplaces", Culture and Organization, 17(4): 329-345.

Book reviews

Kokkinidis, G. (2014) Alternative Work Organizations by Maurizio Atzeni (2012) Book Review for the Special issue: “Business, Management and Anarchism”, Ephemera: theory and politics in organizations.

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