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Kostas (Konstantinos) Papachristopoulos

(Ph.D, Cphych / BPS) has completed undergraduate studies in both Psychology and Business Administration and postgraduate studies in Cultural Organizations Management, Human Resource Management, and Counselling.

He has a Ph.D. in Social – Organizational Psychology from Panteion University and he has completed Post Doc Scholarship in Aristotle University (Dpt of Psychology) in organisational / economic psychology / Greek State Scholarship (rewards and motivation). His dissertation topic is on autonomy, well-being and innovation in different work contexts.

He has worked in counseling organizations (Manpower Employment Organization, Actions for Youth Counselling, Employment and Career Centre, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit, Liaison Offices, etc.), human resource management consultants (HRE, Diadikasia S.A.) and as a freelancer for cultural services management companies (e.g. PROLOGOS Arts Marketing, Art in Progress etc.).

From 2008 to 2014, he had been working for the Municipal Enterprise for Planning and Development of Patras as Special Scientific Personnel in the position of the Head of the Department of Local Development and Economy.
He has been scientific coordinator for more than ten (10) research and development projects on culture and social policy and has participated in working groups of at least twenty-five (25) European Programmes.

He has over ten years’ experience in adult education (Panteion University, TEI of Patras, TEI of Messolonghi, School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE), National Centre for Public Administration, etc.) in courses such as organizational psychology, management of cultural and social services, entrepreneurship and innovation, social networking and communication in organizations.

He has published in journals and conference proceedings articles focusing on organizational psychology, counseling and human resource management. His main research interests include social innovation, autonomous motivation and well-being, systemic approach to business administration and innovation, human resource management in cultural organizations and positive organizational behaviour.