M.Sc. in Marketing & Communication | Specialization in International Marketing | Athens University of Economics & Business

Maria Vakola

Maria Vakola
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Associate Professor in the Department of Marketing and Communication


Bachelor in Psychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
MSc in Organizational Psychology, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
PhD in Business Administration, University of Salford

Research Interests

Change recipient reactions to change
Organizational silence
Organizational culture
Individual differences
Stress management

Current Projects

PACOME- Partenariat pour les compétences et l'emploi (funded by the European Union Tempus)

Selected Publications

Vakola, M. (2013), ‘ Multilevel readiness to change: A conceptual approach’ Journal of change management, Special issue on readiness for change, 13(1) pp 96-109

Coyne, I., Gentile, D., Born, M., Cem, N., & Vakola, M., (2013) ‘The relationship between productive and counterproductive work behavior across four European countries’, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 22(4) pp 377-389

Tomprou, M., Nikolaou, I.,& Vakola, M.(2012) Experiencing organizational change in Greece: the framework of psychological contract, International Journal of Human Resources Management, 23(2), 385-405

Oreg, Sh. Vakola,M. & Armenakis, Ach.,(2011)  Change  recipients  reactions to organizational change: A sixty-year review of quantitative studies , Journal of Applied Behavioural Science,   47(4), 461–524

Nikolaou, I., Vakola, M & Bouradas, D.,(2011) The role of silence on employees attitudes “the day after” a merger, Personnel Review, 40(6), 723-741.