Konstantinos Archontakis

PhD Candidate

Konstantinos Archontakis is a PhD candidate at the Social Policy Department of Panteion University of Social and Political Studies in Greece. His doctoral dissertation (in process), 'Work Effort, Job Satisfaction and the New Ethics of Work', attempts to examine changes and continuities in work values and the centrality of the informal economy during recession in Greece, conducting a case study on pawnbrokers. His doctoral advisory committee consists of the Professors of Panteion University: Iordanis Psimmenos, Ioannis Kouzis and Despina Papadopoulou. His Master of Science, also completed at Panteion University, and titled “Work Effort and Job Satisfaction examined work effort and job satisfaction in high-pay and high-status jobs during the recession by conducting a case study on the Greek NHS doctors. He has participated in the joint seminar of Panteion and Newcastle Universities (18-22/03/2019) with a presentation titled “Loansharks to People’s Bankers: A study of new work values in times of crisis.” He participated in the joint seminar of Panteion and Durham Universities (02-06/12/2018) with a presentation along with PhD candidate Aris Asproulis and M.Sc  Vasiliki Charalambidou titled ''Migrant Jobs: A study on Implicits Contracts, Work Ethics and Paternalism'' based on the collective work ‘Unveiling Domestic Work in Times of Crisis’ (Unveiling Domestic Work in Times of Crisis, I. Psimmenos (Guest editor), Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Vol. 35, Number 1, May 2017, pp. 1 - 128 (special section), John Hopkins University Press). He also presented the work of professors K. Bada & P. Chatzaroula titled ‘The history of migration and domestic work in 19th and 20th century in Greece’ in the joint seminar of Panteion and Durham Universities (November 2015) along with PhD candidate Helena Poulou. He has also contributed a review for the collective work ‘Unveiling Domestic Work in Times of Crisis’, along with PhD candidate Georgios Kouras, published in the Sociological Review publication of the Hellenic Sociological Society (HSS). He participated in the workshop of the Center for Social Morphology and Social Policy (KE.K.MO.KO.P) titled ‘Work and Crisis’, where he presented the topic 'Work Effort, Job Satisfaction and the New Ethics of Work'.  He lastly contributed an article in the yearly online magazine for society, culture and the history of employment, O Kosmos tis Ergasias (The World of Work), titled “Informal Financing Activities during crisis: a preliminary approach of of informal practices and values of pawnbrokers in Athens.”

Expertise
Sociology of Work