Dr. Babis Mainemelis and Dr. Olga Epitropaki received finalist award for ​the Academy of Management Annals Best Article, for their paper "Creative Leadership: A Multi-Context Conceptualization" written with Ronit Kark.

The article addresses a very timely aspect of leadership, creative leadership.It synthesizes research on creative leadership conducted between 1957 and 2015, and introduces a novel metatheoretical framework of three distinct contextual manifestations of creative leadership: facilitating employee creativity, directing the materialization of a leader’s creative vision, and integrating heterogeneous creative contributions.

You can find the formal announcement of the Academy of Management Annals award here. Also, you can find the article here

Some information about the journal: Published by the Academy of Management and Routledge, the Academy of Management Annals is one of the top management journals in academia. In the 2015 Journal Citation Reports, the Academy of Management Annals has an Impact Factor of 9.741 and is ranked #1 of 192 journals in the category of “Management”.


Photo from the award ceremony that took place in August 2016 in the 76th Academy of Management annual meeting in Anaheim, California. From left: Dr. Olga Epitropaki, ALBA, Sim Sitkin, Editor-in-Chief of The Academy of Management Annals, Professor of Management at Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, RonitKark, Associate Professor of Organizational and Leadership Studies, School of Psychology at Bar Ilan University, Dr. Babis Mainemelis, ALBA, Miriam Erez, Member of the Advisory Board of The Academy of Management Annals, The Mendes France Chair in Management and Economics, Technion University, Israel, Laurie R. Weingart, Editor-in-Chief of The Academy of Management Annals, Carnegie Bosch Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory and Senior Associate Dean of Education at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University (Photo courtesy of the Academy of Management).



Organization of the 31st EGOS Colloquium, July 2–4, 2015 , Athens, Greece

About 2015 Conference

During his trial in classical Athens, Socrates famously stated: "an unexamined life is not worth living". This statement is the most succinct advocacy of philosophy, science, and democracy ever since. The spirit of free and open-ended inquiry, the practice of deliberation, and the commitment to a life that is to be lived neither merely biologically, nor unreflectively according to the conventions of surrounding society, but to be approached as a quest for self-knowledge and autonomy, define what the late Cornelius Castoriadis called "Greco-Western culture". Freed from any particular culture, those features have been, in several variations and forms, defining aspects of modernity.

What better a place to discuss the examined life than Athens, the city in which the possibility for it arose. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle may no longer be around, but their ideas and the Hellenic monuments of classical civilizations are. If theoria is a search for seeing the world (including human life) a little clearer, that search is an interminable journey.

The 2015 EGOS Colloquium aspired to be a lively, thoughtful, and exciting, stop in that journey; an agora of ideas and debates!

The EGOS 2015 logo combines two ancient Greek Elements: a) The owl, symbol of knowledge, wisdom, perspicacity and erudition & b) The art of mosaic. The core concept actually reflects on the theme since the mosaic digits put together can symbolize a thought as a part of a greater idea, a corporation and its impact in the society and the feeling of being part of something bigger and more important.


Organizing Committee

  • Yiota Pastra, Assistant Professor, ALBA Graduate Business School, Chair
  • Olga Epitropaki, Professor, ALBA Graduate Business School, Chair
  • Haridimos Tsoukas, Professor, University of Cyprus & University of Warwick, Program
  • Nikolaos Mylonopoulos, Associate Professor, ALBA Graduate Business School, Logistics
  • Evangelia Baralou, Assistant Professor, ALBA Graduate Business School, Pre-Colloquium PhD Workshops
  • Seraphim Voliotis, Assistant Professor, ALBA Graduate Business School, Pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop
  • Maria Doukaki, Marketing Director, ALBA Graduate Business School, Communications & Publicity
  • Sophia Tzagaraki, Managing Editor, Organization Studies, Hospitality
  • Mary Skordia, ALBA Graduate Business School, EGOS 2015 Communication & Administration Support
  • liana Lazana, Vice-President for Human Resources and Campus Services, The American College of Greece,Campus
  • Vassia Comis, Executive Director of College Events, The American College of Greece, Campus
  • Mary Karagounis, Executive Director, Office of Technical Service, The American College of Greece, Campus


Program Advisory Committee

  • Haridimos Tsoukas, University of Cyprus & University of Warwick, UK, Chair
  • Elena Antonacopoulou, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Evangelia Baralou, ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece
  • Maria Daskalaki, University of Kingston, UK
  • Sarah Dodd, ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece
  • Olga Epitropaki, ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece & Aston University, UK
  • Marianna Fotaki, University of Warwick, UK
  • Yiannis Gabriel, University of Bath, UK
  • Loizos Heracleous, Warwick Business School, UK
  • Michael Jacobides, London Business School, UK
  • Jannis Kallinikos, The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • Panagiotis Karkatsoulis, National School of Public Administration, Greece
  • Kyriakos Kyriakopoulos, ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece
  • Charalambos Mainemelis, ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece
  • Richard Nielsen, Boston College, USA
  • Alexia Panayiotou, University of Cyprus
  • Vassilis Papadakis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • Yiota Pastra, ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece
  • Maria Vakola, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • Seraphim Voliotis, ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece

Find General information on egos here.

Download the conference booklet here.

See facebook photo album here.


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