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Dimitrios Gounopoulos

Chair Professor in Finance, Newcastle University

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 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 18 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.


  • –present
    Reader in Accounting and Finance, University of Sussex


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