Associate Fellow
ESCP Business School, Madrid
+34 911719024

Dr Petros Chamakiotis in an Associate Professor of Management at ESCP Business School, where he is also the Scientific Director of the MSc in Digital Project Management & Consulting. He is also affiliated with the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre and the University of Sussex Business School where he was earlier a Lecturer in Information Systems.

His research, teaching and consulting activities focus on the impacts of digital technology on work and society, with a special interest in technology-mediated environments, such as virtual teams and online communities. His research is qualitative in nature and draws on innovative methodologies, including video methods and netnographies. Further to his academic publications, his research has also appeared in the professional and popular press internationally, primarily in English, Spanish and Greek outlets.


Career history

  • Associate Professor of Management, ESCP Business School, Spain (2019 – present)
  • Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Information Systems, University of Sussex, UK (2015-2019)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK (2013-2015)


  • PhD in Management (Information Systems), University of Bath, UK (2009-2014)
  • MSc in Management and Strategic Information Systems, University of Bath, UK (2006-2007)
  • BSc (hons) in Economics, University of Piraeus, Greece (2001-2006)
Research Interests
  • Digital platforms in the Global South
  • Hybrid working and its impact on boundary work
  • Management of virtual teams (creativity, leadership, new member onboarding, subgroups, well-being)
  • Social value in online (health) communities
  • Technology in emergencies (refugee crises, pandemics)

Recent publications

Journal articles

After-hours connectivity management strategies in academic work

Aljabr, N., Chamakiotis, P., Petrakaki, D., Newell, S. (2021), New technology, Work and Employment

Reimagining e-leadership for reconfigured virtual teams due to Covid-19

Chamakiotis, P., Panteli, N., Davison, R. M. (2021), International Journal of Information Management

Social value creation through digital health activism in an online health community

Chamakiotis, P. Petrakaki, D. & Panteli, N.(2021), Information Systems Journal

Policy publications

Digit Blogs

Guiding principles for leaders of newly formed virtual teams

Virtual teams are not a new phenomenon, so what can leaders of newly virtual teams learn from what we already know from the pre-pandemic context?

Chamakiotis, P., Petrakaki, D. & Panteli, N.(2021), ‘Creating social value in online communities through digital activism‘, Research Outreach.

Chamakiotis, P., Panteli, N. & Petrakaki, D. (2020). ‘The hidden mechanisms for online community growth’. LSE Business Review.