Dr Esther Canonico

Dr Esther Canonico

LSE Fellow

Department of Management

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About me

Dr. Canónico is currently a Fellow at LSE. She is also a visiting lecturer at ESCP Europe and academic supervisor at Judge Business School of Cambridge University. She holds a PhD in Organisational Behaviour from LSE and an MBA from London Business School (UK). Her research interests include work-life interface, flexible working practices, diversity in the workplace and organizational change. She is particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms that prevent diversity in the workplace and the effectiveness of organizational practices that help to promote diversity.

Dr. Canonico has management experience in the telecom and financial sectors. Prior to joining the LSE in 2011, she was with British Telecom for a decade, holding several senior management positions in transformation programme management, business development and strategic partnership management. Before BT, she was a member of the team that created enba, an internet start-up which provided innovative retail financial services in the UK. Dr. Canonico started and built her professional career in French, Spanish and U.S. corporates in the financial sector. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of several UK and international organizations such as the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management, and the Work and Family Researchers Network.

Her research in teleworking has received attention in the UK media. Selected press articles include:

"Keep in touch for happier home working”, Financial Times, 27 September 2016
"No pyjama party: working at home fosters bad habits”, The Times, 6 September 2016
"Does working from home harm your career?”, The Guardian, 8 November 2016
"Getting the best from workspaces", Raconteur, 7 July 2017

Organisational Behaviour Faculty Research Group

Expertise Details

Work-life interface; effectiveness of work-life practices; organisational culture; organisational change; diversity in the workplace