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Dimitrios Gounopoulos is Professor of Accounting and Finance at the University of Bath and the Head of Department (Research) in the Accounting and Finance Group of the School of Management. He is as well the External Examiner for Imperial College, London (Full Time MBA and Executive MBA), the University of Leeds (Postgraduate Finance Courses), the University of Sheffield (Undergraduate Finance Courses) and the University of Strathclyde (Postgraduate Courses). He is an occasional columnist in Columbia University, School of Law prestigious CLS Blue Sky Blog on issues relating regulations intervention as well as a Visiting Research Scholar. Further he serves as a Senior Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Business Management and Economics of the University of Sussex and Visiting fellow in Newcastle University Business School of Newcastle University.
Prior to joining the School of Management, University of Bath Dimitrios held a Professorial Position at Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University. Previously he worked for the University of Sussex (School of Business, Management and Economics), the University of Surrey (Surrey Business School) and the University of Manchester (Manchester Business School). He also worked on several private companies and government consulting projects related with electronics and telecommunications. Professor Gounopoulos obtained degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Leeds and the University of Bradford. In addition he holds an MBA from Leeds University Business School - University of Leeds and a PhD from Manchester Business School - University of Manchester. Finally, he holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from the University of Surrey.
His main Research Interest lies in the areas of International Accounting and Corporate Finance. He specializes on Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and he is known for his continuous research involvement on this field. His research also address issues in Bonds Structure, Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation and Earnings Management. Professor Gounopoulos work has attracted the interest of the markets and as a result of this he was honoured with a Gong Ceremony by the Oldest Stock Exchange in the world, the NYSE – Euronext Amsterdam. Further to this distinction he was invited to deliver a speech in Amsterdam Stock Exchange on the ‘Global development of IPOs Research’. His presentation was well attended by market makers and bankers and attracted the interest of the media as he was interviewed by the main Dutch Television Network, RTL.
He has published extensively in highly ranked International Journals in Finance including the Journal of Corporate Finance (ABS 4), Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, European Financial Management, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting as well as in other disciplines including Economic History Review (ABS 4), Annals of Tourism Research (ABS 4), Transportation Research Part E (ABS 3*, Impact Factor 2,676), Maritime Policy and Management (Impact Factor 1,447) etc. His research has been presented on various highly rated US and European conferences including the prestigious American Accounting Association Annual Conference. Special moment has been the best paper award he received by the International Association of Maritime Economist (IAME2009). He has been invited on research seminars by several institutions, in the UK and Europe. His recognition among the academic society appears from the fact that I have been invited 39 times as PhD External Examiner by sixteen leading Institutions (overall I have examined 46 PhD Thesis). He serve as an ad-hoc referee in several academic journals including the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Review of Accounting Studies and at the Editorial Board of the International Journal in Accounting and Corporate Governance: An International Review.
In collaboration with a colleague; he received a generous Research Grant on Energy Economics by the Dutch Government. He also participated in a consortium under 'Surrey Space Center' on a big project concerning the 'Procurement and Development of an Active Debris Removal Mission'. Further, he received a small grant to research the first IPO ever listed in the world (maritime company VOC was listed in 1602). This involvement intrigued him to explore IPOs on various historical perspectives by expanding in other stock markets. This experience is valuable on his role as an independent Initial Public Offerings advisor. Professor Gounopoulos is a visiting-academic in several Business Schools teaching in MBA and MSc programmes. He is an independent Initial Public Offerings Consultant and is strongly linked with markets including London and Amsterdam Stock Exchanges.
His research has received excessive Media attention with special features in "Columbia University Law School", “The BBC”, “The Guardian”, “The Independent”, “The Daily Mail”, “The Irish Times”, “BBC Radio”, “BNR Netherlands National Radio”, from the UK to the US and China.
Willing to supervise PhD
I am interested in supervising PhD students. Please contact me by email if you have a project proposal or ideas that fit with my research interestest.
I have long experience on Succesfull Doctoral Supervisions with eight PhD completions as primary Supervisor.
Initial Public Offerings, Earnings Management, Executive Compensation, Board Structures, Investment Banking, Corporate Governance, Behavioural Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Structure, Credit Ratings, SEOs, Foreign Exchange (ForEx), Real Estate Finance, Financial Debt Crises, Bond Issues, Pension Funds, Forecasting.
Education , Master of Education, University of Surrey
10 Sep 2004 → 12 Sep 2006
Accounting and Finance, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manchester
17 Sep 2000 → 17 Dec 2003
Environmental Monitoring, Master in Science, Manchester Metropolitan University
10 Sep 2002 → 10 Sep 2003
Engineering Control and Metrology, Master in Science, University of Huddersfield
1 Sep 2001 → 1 Sep 2002
Generic, Master of Business Administration, University of Leeds
15 Sep 1999 → 14 Sep 2000
Radio Communication and High Frequency Engineering, Master in Science, University of Leeds
15 Sep 1998 → 10 Sep 1999
Electrical and Electronic Engineering , Bachelor of Engineering, University of Bradford
22 Sep 1995 → 5 Jun 1998
External Examiner (Postgraduate Courses), University of Strathclyde1 Nov 2017 → 1 Nov 2021
Visting Fellow, Newcastle University1 Sep 2017 → 1 Sep 2018
External Examiner (Postgraduate Courses), City, University of London1 Oct 2016 → 1 Oct 2020
External Examiner (Undergraduate Courses), University of Sheffield1 Oct 2016 → 1 Oct 2020
External Examiner (Executive MBA, Full Time MBA), Imperial College London1 Sep 2016 → 1 Sep 2020
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, University of Sussex1 May 2016 → 1 May 2019
External Examiner (Postgraduate Courses), University of Leeds1 Oct 2014 → 1 Oct 2018
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