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July, 2019

01Jul14:3015:30Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Firm Performance in Greece during the Sovereign Debt Crisis14:30 - 15:30

Event Details

When: Monday, July 1 14:30–15:30
Where: 6th Level Auditorium

Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Firm Performance in Greece during the Sovereign Debt Crisis

a presentation by Anna Constantatos
School of Business and Economics


Short Bio
Anna Constantatos

Dpt. of Accounting, Economics and Finance
School of Business and Economics
BSc, Deree – The American College of Greece; MBA, Bernard Baruch College, CUNY; PhD, University of Stirling.

Anna Constantatos joined The American College of Greece-Deree College and the Department of Accounting & Finance in September 1997. She teaches Accounting and Finance courses while her research interests lie in corporate governance, earnings management and firm performance. She has presented papers in international conferences on Corporate Governance of Greek listed firms and their effect on earnings management and firm performance. She has also contributed to a textbook chapter on Earnings Management techniques.

Title
The speech presented is titled “Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Firm Performance in Greece during the Sovereign Debt Crisis”

Abstract
Greece provides an interesting setting for corporate governance research since it is a country characterized by weak governance structures, low audit quality, moderate tax and financial conformity, low importance of capital markets and low financial transparency compared to other developed countries (Bushman et al., 2004; Dimitropoulos and Asteriou, 2010). Additionally, the 2008 global financial crisis triggered the Greek sovereign debt crisis in 2010, which highlighted pre-existing structural weaknesses and macroeconomic imbalances and led the economy into a deep recession (Repousis, 2015). In such a setting, this thesis investigates corporate governance mechanisms in Greece and their effect on firm performance, examining non-financial firms listed on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) from 2006-2012.

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