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Christiana Ierodiakonou

Department of Business and Public Administration
Cyprus University of Technology


Ph.D. Business & Economic Studies (Work & Employment Relations), University of Leeds, UK. MSc Human Resource Management (Distinction), IDPM, University of Manchester, UK. BSc Public and Business Administration, Major: Marketing/ Management, University of Cyprus. I specialise in Human Resources Management and teach relevant courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including Human Resources Management, Business Communication, Organisationl Bejaviour, Principles of Management, Diversity Management, Gender and Work, etc. My research focuses on gender, work life balance and flexible work.

Research Interest

My research adopts an interdisciplinary approach and focuses on work life balance (WLB), flexibility, careers, gender and social inequalities. From a management perspective, I investigate these issues at the organisational level, focusing on practices that support employee WLB and their links to firm effectiveness. From a sociological perspective, I investigate these issues at the individual level using the notions of preference and choice and consider how individual trajectories are situated within structural contexts of welfare and patriarchy that frame social inequalities. At the intersect, I do research on links between individual perceptions/ preferences, organisational practices, organisational outcomes and the broader institutional context. I am interested in supervising students working in the following areas. If interested, please contact me via email: - Gender and work/ career - Social inequalities (gender, age, social class, ethnicity, etc.) - Work-family transitions and career paths - Youth transitions to adulthood - Occupational gender segregation - Flexible work arrangements and employers of choice - Institutional influences on organisations and employees - Welfare systems and individual decisions - Equality and Diversity


  • Ierodiakonou, C., and Stavrou, E. (2015). Part time work, productivity and institutional policies. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, 2 (2): 176-200.

  • Stavrou, E., and Ierodiakonou, C. (2016). Entitlement to work-life-balance support: Do differences in the perceptions of managers and employees affect outcomes? Human Resource Management, 55 (5): 845-869. DOI: 10.1002/hrm.21745.

  • Ierodiakonou, C., and Stavrou, E. (2017). Flexitime and employee turnover: the polycontextuality of regulation as cross-national institutional contingency. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, online Aug. 4,

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