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Pari Dimakou

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Pari Dimakou

Lancaster University

The Management School

LA1 4YX

Lancaster

United Kingdom

Research overview

My current research examines the role of social ties within the family business context and how these ties are used in the pursuit of entrepreneurial action. The study unearths what occurs within the network processes of exchange in the family business context so that the entrepreneurial action and outcomes occur. My previous research experience has been focused on two topics. The first one is the existing and emerging trends in e-Commerce, a study which approaches e-Commerce from the consumer behaviour point of view. The second one addresses the policies for the small and medium enterprises in Denmark. It constitutes a part of a broader research about the policies of these enterprises in the EU.

Thesis Title

The Role Of Social Ties Within The Family Business Network

Thesis Outline

My current research examines the role of social ties within the family business context and how these ties are used in the pursuit of entrepreneurial action. The study unearths what occurs within the network processes of exchange in the family business context so that the entrepreneurial action and outcomes occur.

While researchers know that networks affect entrepreneurship, there are questions unanswered regarding the exact content of interactions, the exchange procedure, the ties actors share with others and what occurs through and within network ties, An understanding of the type and functions of ties within the firm's network, will in turn help the understanding of the embeddedness of the family entrepreneurship, the actual nature of exchange and how change occurs.

Profile

Prior to joining LUMS in 2014, I have been working as a regional director of Europe for the clothing industry. I have also worked as a business administrator and a sales administrator. I have been a member of the Greek Association for Business Administration and a member of the Scientific Association of the Young Political Scientists in Greece.