Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Professor Dimitrios Gounopoulos

Professor (Chair) in Finance


Dimitrios Gounopoulos is the Chaired Professor of Finance at Newcastle University and the External Examiner for Imperial College, London (Full Time MBA and Executive MBA) and the University of Leeds (Postgraduate Finance Courses). Prior to joining at Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University, Professor Gounopoulos 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 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 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.

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 2,676) 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 22 times as PhD External Examiner by eleven different UK and European Institutions (overall he has examined 25 PhD Thesis). He serves as an ad-hoc referee in several academic journals and is in the Editorial Board of 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 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 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. 

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. 

Community and Business


Initial Public Offerings Consultancy International)

ROMGAZ - Largest Company in Romania Turnover: 1 billion Euros, Profit: 200 million Euros)

Course delivered and consultancy services through its IPO.

(Close collaboration with Underwriter: Goldman and Sachs)



NYSE-Euronext Amsterdam (27th of May 2011). Gong Ceremony 'in honour' of the Guest Speaker.

NYSE-Euronext Amsterdam (5th of June 2012). 'VOC: The First IPO in the World'


INVITED ARTICLES (by other Universities)

Columbia University (Law School), U.S. 'The effect of Regulatory Alteration on Management Earnings Forecast'. 


RESEARCH SEMINARS / Speaker (after invitation)

Research Seminar, University of Cyprus, Department of Accounting and Finance, Nicosia, Cyprus 

Research Seminar, University of Sheffield, School of Management, Sheffield, UK 

Research Seminar, University of Kingston, Kingston Business School, London, UK

Research Seminar, University of Greenwich, Business School, London, UK 

Research Seminar, University of Queen Mary, School of Business and Management, London, UK 

Research Seminar, University of Bath, School of Management, Bath, UK

Research Seminar, Newcastle University, Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle, UK

Research Seminar, Aristotel University of Thessaloniki, School of Economics, Thessaloniki, Greece

Research Seminar, University of Warwick, Warwick Business School, Coventry, UK

Research Seminar, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK

Research Seminar, Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Business Administration, Athens, Greece

Research Seminar, University of Essex, Department of Accounting, Colchester, UK

Research Seminar, University of Hull, Hull University Business School, Hull, UK 

Research Seminar, University of Brunel, School of Economics and Finance, London, UK 

Research Seminar, University of Piraeus, Department of Economics, Piraeus, Greece 

Research Seminar, University of Strathclyde, Department of Accounting & Finance, Glasgow, UK 

Research Seminar, University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy

Research Seminar, University of Southampton, School of Management, Southampton, UK 

Research Seminar, University of Birmingham, Birmingham Business School, Birmingham, UK 

Research Seminar, ESC Troyes en Champagne, Troyes, France 

Research Seminar, University of Leeds, Leeds University Business School, Leeds, UK 

Research Seminar, Centre for Planning and Economic Research, Government of Greece

Research Seminar, University of Sussex, School of Business and Management, Brighton 

Research Seminar, University of Queen Mary, School of Business and Management, London

Research Seminar, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Business School, Portsmouth, UK 

Research Seminar, University of Athens, Department of Economics, Athens, Greece

Research Seminar, ALBA, Graduate Business School, Athens, Greece

Research Seminar, University of Birmingham, Birmingham Business School, Birmingham, UK

Research Seminar, University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School, Glasgow, UK 

Research Seminar, University of Cardiff, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff, UK

Research Seminar, University of Middlesex, Middlesex Business School, Hendon, UK

Research Seminar, University of Surrey, Surrey Business School, Guildford, UK

Research Seminar, University of Piraeus, Department of Economics,Piraeus, Greece

Research Seminar, Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Accounting and Finance, Athens, Greece

Speaker, 2nd Shipping Investment & Asset Management, Piraeus, Greece

Research Seminar, Vrije University of Amsterdam, Department of Economics, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Research Seminar, University of Birmingham, Birmingham Business School, Birmingham, UK



Visiting Scholar

* University of Sussex, School of Business, Management and Economics, Brighton, UK – Senior Visiting Research Fellow, May 2016 – May 2019

University of Birmingham, Birmingham Business School, Birmingham, UK

University of Bristol, Department of Management, Bristol, UK

University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School, Glasgow, UK

University of Southampton, School of Management, Southampton, UK

External Examiner / Peer Reviewer


Imperial College London, Imperial College Business School, - External Examiner for Full Time MBA & Executive MBA, Sep 2016 - Now

* University of Leeds, Leeds University Business School -  External Examiner, Postgraduate Courses,Oct 2014 - Now 

University of Sheffield, School of Management - External Examiner, Postgraduate Courses,Sep 2016 - Now

* University of Warwick, Warwick Business School - External Peer Reviewer (MSc in Accounting and Finance), 2017

* Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Cyprus. 


* University of Nottingham, Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham, UK – External Examiner in Undergraduate Courses, 2012 - August 2016

* University of Bradford, Management School, Bradford, UK – External Examiner in Postgraduate Courses, 2012-August 2016


PhD EXAMINATIONS (Thirty-Two Times)

Twenty- Four times External Examiner in PhD Theses 

1) University of Nottingham - Nottingham University Business School, UK, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016a, 2016b

2) University of Birmingham - Birmingham Business School, 2014, 2015 

3) University of Luxembourg - Luxembourg School of Business, 2016 

4) University of Cyprus - Department of Economics, 2017

5) University of Cranfield - School of Management, 2015

6) University of Durham - Durham Business School, UK, 2011, 2013

7) University of Brunel - Brunel Business School, 2013, 2016

8) University of Hull - Hull University Business School, 2016 

9) University of Portsmouth - Portsmouth Business School, 2016, 2017

10) University of Kingston - Kingston Business School, 2011, 2015 

11) University of Bradford - Management School, 2012

12) University of Piraeus - Department of Maritime Studies, 2013, 2016 

13) Glasgow Caledonian University - Glasgow School for Business, 2014 

14) University of Greenwich - Greenwich Business School, 2017 (*Scheduled)


Eight times Internal Examiner in PhD Theses 

13) University of Surrey - Surrey Business School, 2006, 2007, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 

14) University of Sussex - School of Business, Management and Economics, 2014 

15) Newcastle University - Newcastle University Business School, 2017 




University of Sussex

1) Convenor of PhD (Doctoral) Programme

2) Convenor in MSc in International Accounting and Corporate Governance 

3) Course Co-Convenor in BSc in Accounting and Finance 

4) Deputy Leader of the Business Finance Research Group

5) Organiser of Research Seminars in the School of Business, Management and Economics

6) 'Fidelity plc Award' Founder for Best MSc in Int. Accounting and Corporate Governance Student

7) Students Recruitment Advisor (Undergraduate, Postgraduate)

8) Representative of the Department of Business and Management at the University of Sussex Software Steering Committee

9) Senior Colleague (Mentor) for Dr Nikolaos Karouzakis, Lecturer in Finance

10) Conference organizer for Early Stage Academics and Doctoral Students


University of Surrey

1) Programme Director of the MSc in Accounting and Finance, 2012 - 2013. 

2) Founder and Program Designer of the BSc in Accounting and Finance, launched in 2007. He has been its first leader until the graduation of the first cohort in July 2010.

3) Organiser of Research Seminars in Surrey Business School.

4) 'Ernst & Young Award' Founder for Best BSc in Accounting and Finance Student.

5) Established and kept co-operation between CIMA and the University of Surrey.

6) He has represented University of Surrey in British Council Exhibitions and MBA Fairs around the world.

7) Personal Placement Tutor.

8) Responsible for Staff-Student Exchange Programme with Free (Vrije) University of Amsterdam and the University of Piraeus, 

9) Supervisor of PhD, MSc Projects (Postgraduate), Examiner in Doctoral Thesis.

10) Students Recruitment Advisor (Undergraduate, Postgraduate)

11) Officer of Research Ethics Committee for School of Business Management and Economics 



*Royal Bank of Scotland: “How Boards should operate: Reflection on latest FRC Report” (15 September 2016)

*Royal Bank of Scotland: “The Dangers of a High Share Price” (24 July 2016)

*True Economics Blog: “European Financial Networks: Prepare for Bloodletting to Commerce” (24 Jan 2016)  

* The Guardian: “Some Eurozone Banks just as likely to fail as they were before 2008 crisis” 

* The Independent: “Banks as likely to fail now as during crisis” (12 May 2015)

* The Daily Mail:  “European banks remain vulnerable” (12 May 2015)

* "European Banks remain vulnerable" (11th May 2015)

* Wall Street Italia: “Come nel 2008: per molte banche europee le stesse probabilita di fare crac” (13 May 2015)

* HITC Business: “Some Eurozone banks just as likely to fail as they were before 2008 crisis” 

* The Irish Times: “Study finds European banks highly vulnerable” (13 May 2015)

* The Conversation:  "Gold always glitter but better bargains lie beneath" (27th February 2014)

* To Vima (in Greek): "The First Initial Public Offering in the World" (21 July 2011)

* H Kathimerini: "Personal Interview" (03 October 2010) 


RADIO ONLINE AND PUBLIC SPEAKING (Interviews and Panel Discussions)

* ERT:  "Britain towards Brexit: Uncertainty in a developed market" (19th Jan  2017)

* ERT:  "IMF Sustainability Debt Report on Greece"" (07th Oct  2016)

* CNN (Greece): "Greece after the new Agreement with Troica" (10th May 2016)

* ERA Global: "International Finance" (7th April 2016)

* ERT: "Evaluation of New Programme for Greece Tax Regulations" (30th March 2016)

* ERT: "Deutsche Bank: Is it the new Lehman Brother" (15th February 2016)

* ERT: "Greece in 2016" (30th December 2015)

* BBC Radio (Sussex): "Migrants Crises and Financial Aspects" (16th November 2015)

* ERT: "Greece after the referendum" (6th July 2015)

* NERIT: "How can Greek Economy get in recovery path" (15th June 2015)

* NERIT: "Theories and Applications to Economic Science of the work by John Nash" (26th May 2015)

* NERIT: "The Greek Pension Fund System" (12th May 2015)

* NERIT: "Greece in front of the new Eurogroup" (22nd April 2015)

* NERIT: "Tsipras meets Putin" (09th April 2015)

* NERIT: "Euro vs Drahmas" (11th March 2015)

* BBC Radio (Sussex): "Greece into storm" (3rd March 2015)

* BBC Radio 4: "Interview on Greek Debt Financial Crises" (23rd March 2012)

* RTL Netherlands: "Interview on VOC" (27th May 2011)




American Accounting Association (AAA)

American Finance Association (AFA)

British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA)

Eastern Finance Association (EFA)

European Accounting Association (EAA)

European Finance Association (EFA)

European Financial Management Association (EFMA)

Financial Management Association (FMA)

Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association (HFAA)

Higher Education Academy Fellow

Midwest Finance Association (MFA)

Multinational Finance Society (MFS)



* Professor Gounopoulos is Member of the Editorial Review Board of the Corporate Governance: An International Review Journal 

* He is Member of the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Accounting  

* He is an Elected Member by Greek Academics in the Board of Directors of Hellenic Accounting and Finance Association (HFAA).

* He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance and the Journal of Economics and International Finance



* European Financial Management (EFM), Athens, Greece, 2017 - Member of the Scientific Committee

* Member of the Scientific Committee of the 2016 Portsmouth-Fordham Conference on Banking and Finance

* Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS), Athens, Greece, 2014 - Member of the Scientific Committee

* Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association (HFAA), Permanent Member of the Scientific Committee



Research Interests: 

Main Research Theme: Initial Public Offerings (IPOs);

Accounting: International Accounting Issues; Earnings Management; Financial Reporting Quality; IFRS; Restatement;

Finance:  Gold - Precious Metals - Industrial Metals (Commodities); Political Connections; Education of CEOs; Seasoned Equity Offerings (SEOs); Corporate Governance; Executive Compensation; Pension Funds; Bond Issues; Emerging Capital Markets; Dividend Policy; Capital Structure;

Research Grants - Collaborations

1) Professor Gounopoulos has strong collaboration with Vrije University of Amsterdam on projects looking Energy Efficiency

2) With 'Surrey Space Center' on 'Service Oriented Approach to the Procurement and Development of an Active Debris Removal Mission'

3) 'Shipping Finance' in collaboration with Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus

Research Student Supervisions (Completions - In parentheses their current employment)

1) Nikos Paltalidis Career: (Lecturer in the University of Durham, UK)                                  

"Essays on Applied Financial Econometrics and Financial Networks: Reflections on Systemic Risk, Financial Stability and Tail Risk Management"

2) Hang Pham (Lecturer in the University of Essex, UK)

"The Impact of Credit Rating and CEOs Work Experience on Earnings Management and Post Issue Performance of U.S. IPOs" 

3) Kostadinos Kallias (Lecturer in the University of Portsmouth, UK) 

"Political Connections of New Business Ventures" 

4) Antonis Kallias (Lecturer in the University of Portsmouth, UK) 

"Managing Uncertainty in the Process of Going Public"

5) Aggeliki Samara (Assistant Professor in the University of Macedonia, Greece)                     

"The Implementation of IAS 12 - Income Taxes in Greece: Evidence on Compliance, Value Relevance and Discretionary Use of Deferred Taxation"

6) Chrysoula Karli (Research Fellow in the Department of Migration)

"Economic and Social Factors that determine the Phenomenon of Immigration towards Current Greece: A quantitative approach"

7) Ahmad Abdellatif (Senior Lecturer in the University of Cairo)

"Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Asymmetric Information: An application to the UK Capital Market"

8) Mohammed Shabeeb (Lecturer in the University of South Valley)                        

"Equity Incentive, Earnings Management and Corporate Governance: U.K. Evidence"

Research Student Supervisions (in Progress)

1) Chen Huang: Do investors pay in rent seeking environment? Evidence from going public process (Doctoral Level, 2nd Year)

2) Johannes Hoebelt: Bank Stress Tests (Doctoral Level, 2nd Year)

3) George Loukopoulos: Executives Compensation around IPOs (Doctoral Level, 1st Year)

4) Lazarus Tapuwa Mabvira (Doctoral Level, 3rd Year), Second Supervisor

Refereeing for Academic Journals

Accounting and Finance'Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis', 'Review of Accounting Studies', 'Journal of Banking and Finance" , "Journal of Business Finance and Accounting", 'Abacus', 'Corporate Governance: An International Review', 'Critical Perspectives in Accounting', 'Journal of Financial Research', 'Emerging Markets, Finance and Trade', 'International Journal of Accounting', 'International Review of Financial Analysis',  ‘Journal of Financial Stability’, 'Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money', 'The European Journal of Finance', 'Research in International Business and Finance', 'Research of Quantitative Finance and Accounting'.

Management: 'British Journal of Management', 'Annals of Tourism Research', 'Omega', ‘Applied Economics', 'Applied Financial Economics', ‘Economic Modelling’, ‘Emerging Market Review’, ‘Journal of Business Research’, ‘Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization’, 'Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurial Journal', 'Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation', ‘Maritime Policy and Management’, ‘Maritime Economics and Logistics’, ‘Journal of Economic Asymmetries’.

Refereeing (Books)

Assigned by European Accounting Association 

1) Ending the Management Illusion: How to Drive Business Results Using the principles of Behavioral Finance, By Hersh Shefrin, McGraw Hill, 2013

2) Behavioral Corporate Finance, McGraw Hill By Hersh Shefrin, 2013 



Corporate Finance

International Financial Management

International Finance and Capital Markets



Accounting and Control (BSc)

International Financial Accounting II (MSc)

Company Financial Reporting (BSc)

Financial Accounting (BSc)

Managerial Accounting (BSc)

Management Accounting (BSc)

International Financial Reporting (MSc)


Business Finance (BSc)

Research Methods (MSc)                                                                                          

Research Project (MSc)

Shipping Finance (MSc)

Risk Management (BSc)

Research Methods (MSc)

Financial Analysis (BSc)

Business Control (BSc)

Computing for Business (BSc)

Financial Management (BSc)

Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (BSc)

Financial Derivatives (BSc)