Sofia Topakas

Sofia Topakas
Sofia Topakas


British / Cypriot 


  • 2009-to date Aston Business School, PhD Candidate in Management. Economics and Strategy Group

  • 2007 - 2008 London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc Media and Communications. Overall Grade: Distinction.

  • Master dissertation titled: “Risk society and the natural environment: the response of oil companies to societal changes in their communications on the World Wide Web”

  • 2006 - 2008 Intercollege (Cyprus), BSc Communications, Grade: GPA: 3.92/4 Summa cum Laude Accreditations: Dean’s Honour List for spring 2002, fall 2004 and spring 2004.

Academic group affiliation:

 Economics & Strategy

Year of entry: 


Thesis title:

Discourses of strategic change in the energy sector

Research keywords:

Economic regulation, regulatory space, regulatory change, discourse during change

Research Description:

The research is looking at the economic regulation as an institution and the links between the discursive actions and the way that the regulatory institutions are constructed.


Prof. Paula Jarzabkowski and Dr. Michael Smets

Membership of professional societies:

  • ACCIS - Aston Centre for Critical Infrastructure and Services

  • EGOS – European Group for Organizational Studies


Conferences and other presentations:

Topakas, S. & Topakas, A. (2010) Risk Society and the Natural Environment: The Response of Oil Companies to Societal Changes in their Communications on the World Wide Web. Paper presented at the 26th EGOS Colloquium Lisbon 2010.