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Argyro Avgoustaki

Associate Professor of management, ESCP Business School

Argyro Avgoustaki is an Associate Professor of Management at ESCP Business School where she has been teaching graduate courses in Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior and Research Methods since 2013. She has been a visiting researcher at the Department of Management Science at Lancaster University Management School and the Department of Management at Cass Business School. Prior to joining ESCP Europe, she was a visiting researcher at the department of Innovation and Organizational Economics at Copenhagen Business School.

She holds a Ph.D degree in Business Administration and Quantitative Methods from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and a Master degree in Business Economics and Management from M.A.I.Ch., all with distinction. In 2014-2015 she completed the Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning, HBS Executive Education at Harvard Business School.

Her interests lie at the intersection of human resource management and industrial relations. Some of the topics she has researched are the role of high performance work practices, such as incentive pay, on performance, flexible working arrangements, and the antecedents and outcomes of employee work effort. She has published in the Journal of Management, ILR Review, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Human Resource Management, and Economic and Industrial Democracy. Her work has also been covered in media outlets such as The Financial Times, FT China, Business Insider UK, Le Monde, Le Figaro, The Daily Mail, Insider, CNBC, Le Soir, The Guardian, Women’s Health, New Scientist, Entrepreneur, MDR Radio, CNBC, and the World Economic Forum.

She is one of the founders of the London CYGNA group, which represents a network of female scholars. CYGNA's main objective is to promote interaction among academics and provide a forum for learning and support. She is also a member of the Academy of Management Society, the Strategic Management Society and the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE).

She was the academic director of the MBA in International Management and currently she has been elected as the research director of the London campus.

In 2020, she became an MBTI certified practitioner.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Management, ESCP Europe