Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Technology

• PhD in Management, Liverpool University
• MSc in Operational Research and Management Science, Aston Business School
• BSc in Business Administration, Athens University of Economics and Business


Manos (short for Emmanouil) Gkeredakis holds a BSc in Business Administration (Athens University of Economics and Business), a MSc in Operational Research and Management Science (with distinction, Aston Business School), and a PhD in Management (Liverpool University).

Manos studies how organizations might exploit new opportunities for digital innovation with a focus on crowdsourcing. He is particularly interested in the management and ethical challenges that crowd-based organizations face. In his research, Manos employs a variety of qualitative methods and uses multiple sources of online and offline field observations, interviews and archival data. His research has been published in top management journals, such as Information Systems Research, Organization Studies, Information and Organization.

Before joining IESE, Manos worked for several years at Warwick Business School in the UK (as assistant professor of information systems), where he received numerous awards for his teaching at Postgraduate and Executive MBA programmes. Between 2013 and 2014, he joined the NYU Stern School of Business (in New York) as Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Visiting Scholar.

Manos acts as a reviewer for top academic journals, such as Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Organisation Studies, Information and Organization. He is also an invited member of the ESRC Peer Review College and the US National Science Foundation.

Areas of interest

* Crowdsourcing, crowd-based organizing
* Multi-sided digital platforms
* Coordination practices
* Artificial intelligence
* Knowledge work and innovation
* Epistemology
* Ethical decision making, ethics in the digital age


Journal Articles (refereed)

GKEREDAKIS, M., LIFSHITZ-ASSAF, H., BARRETT, M. (2021). Crisis as opportunity, disruption and exposure. Exploring emergent responses to crisis through digital technology. Information and Organization, 31 (1), Article 100344. doi:10.1016/j.infoandorg.2021.100344.
GKEREDAKIS, M., CONSTANTINIDES, P. (2019). Phenomenon-based problematization: Coordinating in the digital era. Information and Organization, 29 (3). doi:10.1016/j.infoandorg.2019.100254.
FAYARD, A.-L., GKEREDAKIS, M., LEVINA, N. (2016). Framing Innovation Opportunities While Staying Committed to an Organizational Epistemic Stance. Information Systems Research, 27 (2), 302 - 323. doi:10.1287/isre.2016.0623.
GKEREDAKIS, M. (2014). The Constitutive Role of Conventions in Accomplishing Coordination: Insights from a Complex Contract Award Project. Organization Studies, 35 (10), 1473 - 1505. doi:10.1177/0170840614539309.
GKEREDAKIS, M., SWAN , J., POWELL, J., NICOLINI, D., SCARBROUGH , H., ROGINSKI , C., ... CLARKE , A. (2011). Mind the gap. Understanding utilisation of evidence and policy in health care management practice. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 25 (3), 298-314. doi:10.1108/14777261111143545.


GKEREDAKIS, M. (2020). Unpacking the moral dimensions of crowd-based organizing. Academy of Management Proceedings.
GKEREDAKIS, M. (2018). How does morality shape the enactment of organizational routines? Academy of Management Proceedings.
GKEREDAKIS, M. (2017). The Emergence of the crowd-based organization. A process view. Academy of Management Proceedings.
GKEREDAKIS, M., FAYARD, A. -L., LEVINA, N. (2016). Data science as epistemic stance: advantages, risks and opportunities for the pursuit of knowledge. Academy of Management Proceedings.
GKEREDAKIS, M., LEVINA, N., FAYARD, A. -L. (2015). The Voice of ideas. Understanding impact of diverse modes of open innovation. 31st EGOS Colloquium 2015. Athens, Greece.

Book Chapters

GKEREDAKIS, M. (2020). Exploring the accomplishment of inter-organizational collaboration. The value of thick descriptions. In Mir, Raza and Fayard, Anne-Laure (Eds.), The Routledge companion to anthropology and business (pp. 526). Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.
GKEREDAKIS, M. (2014). Moral judgments as organizational accomplishments. Insights from a focused ethnography in the English healthcare sector. In Cooren, F., E. Vaara, Langley, A. and Tsoukas, H. (Eds.), Language and communication at work: Discourse, Narrativity, and Organizing. Cape Town: Oxford University Press.


GKEREDAKIS, M., LAKHANI, K. R., FAYARD, A. -L. (2020). OpenIDEO (B). Harvard Business School Publishing.