I am a Lecturer in Creativity and Entrepreneurship. I got my PhD in 2017 from the University of Glasgow, Economic and Social History. My thesis explored the impact of the tax system on business in post-Second World War Greece and proposed an extension to William Baumol’s theory on the interaction between institutions and entrepreneurship. My current research involves an examination of entrepreneurship’s contribution to the revamping of war-torn and crisis economies.
Prior to joining Brunel I was a Visiting Lecturer in the University of Glasgow, Economic and Social History and a Teaching Assistant in the University of Strathclyde, Strathclyde Business School.
Newest selected publications
Pittaki, Z. (2020) ''No mutiny will be allowed’: business, the tax system and the Greek version of Mediterranean capitalism during dictatorship, 1967-1974'. Business History. pp. 1 - 16. ISSN: 0007-6791
Mackenzie, N., Pittaki, Z. and Wong, N. (2019) 'Historical approaches for hospitality and tourism research'. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 32 (4). pp. 1 - 17. ISSN: 0959-6119 Open Access Link
Pittaki, Z. (2018) 'Unfairness, Inequality, and Tax Evasion: An Analysis of the Distribution of the Tax Burden in Greece, 1955–1989', in Huerlimann., Brownlee. and Ide. (eds.) Worlds of Taxation The Political Economy of Taxing, Spending, and Redistribution Since 1945. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 301 - 320. ISBN 10: 3319902636. ISBN 13: 9783319902630.
Pittaki, Z. (2018) 'Extending William Baumol’s theory on entrepreneurship and institutions: lessons from post-Second World War Greece'. Business History, 62 (2). pp. 343 - 363. ISSN: 0007-6791 Open Access Link