Prof Konstantinos Stathopoulos

Professor of Accounting and Finance

Full contact details
View graph of relations


Konstantinos is a corporate governance scholar. He holds a Chair in Accounting and Finance at AMBS since 2015. He is the joint Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Governance: An International Review, the leading academic journal for international corporate governance research. He has been a visiting researcher at several institutions including Drexel University, the University of Miami and the University of Texas at Austin. He has presented his research at international conferences, academic institutions and business organisations around the world. 

Konstantinos has twenty years of experience conducting research across most areas of corporate governance, with a particular focus on executive compensation and how suboptimal governance practices may destroy stakeholder wealth. His recent focus is on the interests and impact of various stakeholders, such as employees and labour unions, on firm decision making and governance. He has published a number of papers in international peer-reviewed academic journals, including the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of International Money and Finance, European Accounting Review, among others.

Konstantinos previously served as an associate editor and editorial board member for Corporate Governance: An International Review. He also served on the editorial board of the British Journal of Management during 2007-2014. He acts as an ad hoc reviewer for several academic journals, including Abacus; British Accounting Review; Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Business Ethics; Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting; Journal of Corporate Finance, as well as research organisations such as the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) UK, the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Further information

Administrative duties

Konstantinos was an Associate Head of Research for AMBS during 2017-2021. Previously, he served as the PGT Coordinator for A&F's portfolio of MSc programmes (2014-2016). He has been a programme director at both PGT (MSc Finance) and UG (BA(Econ) A&F pathway) levels. Over a 12-year period, he also served as a member and, subsequently, chair of the school's Business Databases and Datasets Committee.  

Grants and awards

He is the recipient of the British Accounting and Finance Association Prize for the best paper published in the British Accounting Review during 2020. In 2013, his research received the Outstanding International Paper Award from the Eastern Finance Association. He has also received grants and awards from the following organisations: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), Graduate School of Social Sciences and Law (GSOSS) - University of Manchester, Alpha Bank.

Related information

Publication highlights

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

View all publications (31)


Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

View all (1)

Student Theses

UoM administered thesis: Phd

View all theses (7)