- Forms of human capital,
- Household savings, consumption, expenditure,
- Occupational classes - pressures, practices, preferences,
- Econometric data analysis,
Academic interests of Dr Karina Pavlisa cover practice theory, occupational class, forms of human capital, career strategy, inequality, quantitative analysis, consumption and savings, professional identity in institutional contexts and implications for business.
Karina is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of International Business and holds a PhD in International Business Strategy. Prior to starting an academic career, Karina had several years of managerial experience.
Karina’s current interdisciplinary interests encompass quantitative analysis of consumption and savings behaviour, forms of human capital, inequality, career fields, occupational class, and professional identity in national contexts. Her doctoral thesis “Career, capitals and consumption: an analysis of the impacts of narrowly-defined occupational membership on household consumption, from human capital and occupational field perspective” explored the patterns of consumption and saving behaviour of agents defined by capital forms. Karina is an approved researcher of the Secure Data Service, Office of National Statistics, UK. Her academic aspiration is in promoting the interdisciplinary dialogue between sociology and economics through rigorous empirical and theoretical work and highlighting implications for business and management.
Karina’s research has been presented at the conferences of the British Accounting and Finance Association, European Sociological Association and Family Finance Survey User Conference (UK Data Service).
Karina is a module convenor for Business Statistics (MM1F13) and also supports the module Markets, Marketing and Strategy as a tutorial leader.
Business Statistics forms a 20 credit module of Part 1 of various degree programmes within the Henley Business School. It aims to provide students with a solid knowledge of business...
Pavlisa, K., and Scott, P. (2021, forthcoming). Lost in translation: a Bourdieusian perspective on cross-national occupational cultures, as revealed by employees’ visible consumption patterns. Paper invited to the 70th Anniversary Conference of the British Sociological Association (online).
Pavlisa, K., and Scott, P. (2020). Occupational membership, peer effects, and conspicuous consumption: an analysis of the UK Living Costs and Food Survey. Paper presented at Family Finance Survey User Conference (UK Data Service, online).
Pavlisa, K., and Scott, P. (2018). Capitals, career fields, and consumption preferences: an analysis of the British family expenditure survey (2009-2016). Paper presented at mid-term conference of the European Sociological Association, Research Network for Sociology of Consumption (Copenhagen).
Pavlisa, K. (2018). Modelling personal savings behaviour: incorporating “occupation” - as a proxy for consumption and savings trajectories based on different combinations of human capital elements and occupational field effects. Paper presented at Annual conference of the British Accounting and Finance Association (London).
Pavlisa, K. (2019) Career, capitals and consumption:an analysis of the impacts of narrowly-defined occupational membership on household consumption, from a human capital and occupational field perspective. PhD thesis, University of Reading. doi: https://doi.org/10.17864/1926.84863
- Forms of human capital
- Household savings, consumption, expenditure
- Occupational classes - pressures, practices, preferences
- Econometric data analysis