Dr George Giannopoulos


I joined Kingston University in 2010 from Athens University of Economics and Business.  I was teaching financial accounting and financial management. I have a degree in business administration, with specification in accounting and an MBA degree in financial management. I received my PhD at Brunel Business School in the area of financial accounting. I also worked in management and business planning roles in the banking sector.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance


  • PhD in Market based Accounting
  • MBA in Financial Management
  • BA in Business Administration and Accounting
  • Open and Distance Learning Accreditation
  • Fellow in Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


My main research interests are in the following areas: Post Earnings Announcement Drift (PEAD), Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As), Earnings Management, Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Capital Market research in Accounting, Behavioural Finance.

Research student supervision


Number of items: 19.


Giannopoulos, George, Lianou, Alexandra and Elmarzouky, Mahmoud (2023) The impact of M&As on shareholders' wealth : evidence from Greece. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 16(3), p. 199. ISSN (print) 1911-8066

Degiannakis, Stavros, Giannopoulos, George, Ibrahim, Salma and Jorgensen, Bjorn (2023) An alternative approach to detect earnings management to meet or beat benchmarks. Journal of Accounting Literature, 45(1), pp. 64-99. ISSN (print) 0737-4607

Nguyen, Thi Thu Ha, Ibrahim, Salma and Giannopoulos, George (2022) Detecting earnings management : a comparison of accrual and real earnings manipulation models. Journal of Applied Accounting Research, ISSN (print) 0967-5426 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Giannopoulos, George, Fagernes, Renate Victoria Kihle, Elmarzouky, Mahmoud and Hossain, Kazi Abul Bashar Muhammad Afzal (2022) The ESG disclosure and the financial performance of Norwegian listed firms. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 15(6), p. 237. ISSN (print) 1911-8066

Forbes, William, Giannopoulos, George and Skerratt, Len (2021) Is overreaction/underreaction chosen by managers? Evidence from Greece. International Journal of Financial Markets and Derivatives, 8(2), pp. 116-147. ISSN (print) 1756-7130

Anagnostopoulos, Ioannis, Noikokyris, Emmanouil and Giannopoulos, George (2020) A meta-crisis banking efficiency study in the MENA region. Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, 11(9), pp. 2087-2112. ISSN (print) 1759-0817

Degiannakis, Stavros, Giannopoulos, George, Ibrahim, Salma and Rozic, Ivana (2019) Earnings management to avoid losses and earnings declines in Croatia. International Journal of Computational Economics and Econometrics, 9(3), pp. 219-238. ISSN (print) 1757-1170

Giannopoulos, Georgios and Sigbjornsen, Sindre (2019) Prediction of bankruptcy using financial ratios in the Greek market. Theoretical Economics Letters, 9, pp. 1114-1128. ISSN (print) 2162-2078

Giannopoulos, George, Degiannakis, Stavros, Holt, Andrew and Pongpoonsuksri, Teerapon (2018) The impact of the 2007 global financial crisis on IPO performance in Asian-Pacific emerging markets. Theoretical Economics Letters, 8(11), pp. 2640-2672. ISSN (print) 2162-2078

Shadmehri, Samaneh Ahmadi, Khansalar, Ehsan, Giannopoulos, George and Dasht-Bayaz, Mahmoud Lari (2017) The Impact of Surplus Free Cash Flow, Corporate Governance and Firm Size on Earnings Predictability in Companies Listed in Tehran Stock Exchange. International Business Research, 10(11), pp. 20-28. ISSN (print) 1913-9004

Giannopoulos, George, Khansalar, Ehsan and Patel, Neel (2017) The impact of single and multiple mergers and acquisitions on shareholders' wealth of UK bidder firms. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 9(3), pp. 141-167. ISSN (print) 1916-971X

Giannopoulos, Georgios, Holt, Andrew, Khansalar, Ehsan and Mogoya, Patrick (2017) The long-run performance of U.S. bidding firms in the post M&A period : the impact of bid type, payment method and industry specialisation. International Journal of Business and Management, 12(2), pp. 230-245. ISSN (print) 1833-3850

Forbes, William and Giannopoulos, George (2015) Post-earnings announcement drift in Greece. Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, 18(3), p. 1550019. ISSN (print) 0219-0915

Khansalar, Ehsan, Turner, Natasha and Giannopoulos, George (2015) Perceptions of Regulation on the UK Mortgage Market: A Step Too Far? International Journal of Business and Management, 10(8), pp. 59-72. ISSN (print) 1833-3850

Giannopoulos, George, Holt, Andrew, Khansalar, Ehsan and Cleanthous, Stephanie (2013) The use of the balanced scorecard in small companies. International Journal of Business and Management, 8(14), pp. 1-22. ISSN (print) 1833-3850

Ismaila, Bilkisu, Giannopoulos, George and Sykianakis, Nicos (2012) FDIs in the Nigerian oil and gas industry: challenges and opportunities faced due to the choice of entry mode. The Southeuropean Review of Business Finance and Accounting, 10, pp. 89-109. ISSN (print) 1109-6929

Degiannakis, Stavros and Giannopoulos, George (2009) Is PEAD a consequence of the presence of the cognitive bias of self-attribution in investors' expectations regarding permanent earnings? Evidence from Athens Stock Exchange. International Journal of Computational Economics and Econometrics, 1(1), pp. 89-110. ISSN (print) 1757-1170

Book Section

Sahyoun, Bachir, Giannopoulos, George, Anagnostopoulos, Yannis and Sykianakis, Nicos (2018) Mergers and acquisitions : the impact of hiring financial advisors on acquirer shareholder wealth in the US and UK financial services sector. In: Roukanas, Spyros , Polychronidou, Persefoni and Karasavvoglou, Anastasios, (eds.) The political economy of development in Southeastern Europe. Cham, Switzerland : Springer International Publishing. pp. 161-197. (Contributions to Economics) ISSN (print) 1431-1933 ISBN 9783319934525

Conference or Workshop Item

Ibrahim, Salma, Nguyen, Thi and Giannopoulos, George (2022) Future performance following benchmark beating under information uncertainty. In: 44th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA); 11 - 13 May 2022, Bergen, Norway. (Unpublished)

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Business, knowledge transfer and international

Qualifications and PROFESSIONAL expertise

  • Member of British Accounting and Finance Association
  • Member of European Accounting Association
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Computational Economics and Econometrics
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Accounting and Information Management

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

Qualifications and expertise

  • Worked in management and business planning roles in the banking sector
  • Invited speaker at research seminars
  • PhD examiner

Leadership and management

Qualifications and expertise

  • Leading the implementation of Academic Peer Mentoring Programme within the Financial Accounting subject area
  • Member of Capital Markets Research Hub