Olga Epitropaki

Human Resource Management; Organizational Behavior

BSc, School of Social Sciences, University of Crete; MSc, School of Psychology, Cardiff University; PhD, School of Psychology, Cardiff University

Dr Epitropaki holds the Stavros Costopoulos Chair in Human Resource Management and Development at ALBA Graduate Business School at the American College of Greece, where she also is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management, and Academic Director of the MSc in Strategic HRM. Her research interests include Implicit Leadership Theories, Leader-Member Exchanges, transformational leadership, psychological contracts and organizational identification. Her work has been published in top-refereed journals. She has recently published a book (with K. Kyriakopoulos & S. Zarkos) titled “Management in Times of Crisis” (Kastaniotis). For her doctoral thesis she won the 2001 Jepson School Award for Outstanding Dissertations in Leadership Studies (University of Richmond, USA), and she was also among the six finalists for the 2000 Newman Best Dissertation Award for the Academy of Management. She is a member of the Editorial Board of several academic journals. She is the Greece Ambassador for the International Human Resource Management Committee of the Academy of Management. She has also worked for many years as a consultant and executive trainer for numerous Greek and multinational companies. She is the Academic Advisor for the Best Workplaces competition in Greece as well as for the Recruitment Confidence Index (RCI).