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Dr George Alexandrou

Associate Professor


I have a degree in mathematics from Athens University and a degree in accounting and finance from the Athens University Economics and Business. My doctorate studies at Cass Business School were sponsored by a scholarship from the National Greek State Scholarship Foundations. My PhD research was in the area of mergers, acquisitions and divestments and corporate restructuring. Prior to joining Kingston Business School I had academic positions at the University of Bristol and the Essex Business School.

I am currently co-Chair of the BAFA-SEAG (British Accounting and Finance Association - South East Area Group) and member of the BAFA executive committee.

I have reviewed papers for a number of international academic journals, including The British Accounting Review; The European Journal of Finance; The European Financial Management and others. I have also been member of organizing committees of international academic conferences and I have chaired sessions and discussed.

My research is in the main areas of corporate finance, like mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, share repurchases and new issues. I also have research papers in corporate divestments, shipping industry, banking and international management.

Areas of specialism

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Corporate governance
  • Share repurchases and new issues
  • Banking


  • PhD in Accounting and Finance
  • BSc in Mathematics
  • BSc in Accounting and Finance


Number of items: 9.


Alexandrou, George, Gounopoulos, Dimitrios and Thomas, Hardy M. (2014) Mergers and acquisitions in shipping. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 61, pp. 212-234. ISSN (print) 1366-5545

Farmer, Mark, Archbold, Stuart and Alexandrou, George (2013) CEO compensation and relative company performance evaluation: UK evidence. Compensation & Benefits Review, 45(2), pp. 88-96. ISSN (print) 0886-3687

Sudarsanam, Sudi, Salami, Ayo and Alexandrou, George (2002) Rational expectations, analysts' forecasts of earnings and sources of value gains for takeover targets. Journal of Banking & Finance, 26(1), pp. 153-177. ISSN (print) 0378-4266

Alexandrou, George and Sudarsanam, Sudi (2001) Shareholder wealth effects of corporate selloffs: impact of growth opportunities, economic cycle and bargaining power. European Financial Management, 7(2), pp. 237-258. ISSN (print) 1354-7798

Conference or Workshop Item

Alexandrou, George, Koumanakos, Evangelos and Chytis, Evangelos (2011) Anticipated effects of International Accounting Standards in micro entities from the viewpoint of preparers. In: 10th Conference of the Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association (HFAA) 2011; 16-17 Dec 2011, Athens, Greece. (Unpublished)

Farmer, Mark A., Alexandrou, George and Archbold, Stuart (2011) New evidence of relative performance evaluation (RPE) in UK chief executive realised incentive compensation. In: The 2nd Annual Faculty of Business and Law Conference: Emerging Issues in Business and Law; 10 May 2011, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Alexandrou, George, Koulakiotis, A. and Dasilas, A. (2010) The integration of the European banking industry. In: Emerging Issues in Business and Law; 22 Jun 2010, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Alexandrou, George and Turner, Geoffrey (2004) Corporate lending decisions in the UK banking practice. In: 27th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA); 1-3 Apr 2004, Prague, Czech Republic. (Unpublished)

Alexandrou, George, Alizadeh, Amir and Plattner, Heidi (2004) The effect of the equity-based managerial remuneration on the quality of the joint venture decisions. In: 27th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA); 1-3 Apr 2004, Prague, Czech Republic. (Unpublished)

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