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Professor Dimitrios Gounopoulos


Professor Dimitrios Gounopoulos is a Chair in Finance in Newcastle University Business School, University of Newcastle. Dimitrios worked previously for the University of Sussex (School of Business Management and Economics), University of Surrey (Surrey Business School) and the University of Manchester(Manchester Business School). He has also worked on several private companies and government consulting projects related with electronics and telecommunications. He obtained degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Universities of Bradford and Leeds. In addition he holds an MBA from Leeds University Business School and a PhD from Manchester Business School - University of Manchester. Finally he holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from the University of Surrey.

Dimitrios 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. Dimitrios research also address issues in Bonds Structure, Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation and Earnings Management. His 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.

Professor Gounopoulos has published extensively in highly ranked International Journals in Finance including the Journal of Corporate Finance, 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 2,193), 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 UK academic society appears from the fact that he has been invited 21 times as PhD External Examiner by six different UK Institutions (overall he has examined 28 PhD Thesis). He serves as an ad-hoc referee in several academic journals including Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Contemporary Accounting Research and is in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Accounting and Corporate Governance an International Review.

In collaboration with a colleague Dimitrios has received a generous Research Grant on Energy Economics by the Dutch Government. He also participates 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 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 has strong links with markets including London and Amsterdam Stock Exchanges.



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