Vasiliki Athanasakou

Associate Professor - Sobey School of Business
Sobey School of Business
Accounting

Faculty Member Information

Education

Ph.D., Accounting and Finance, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, 2006
M.S., Accounting and Finance, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, 2002
Diploma, Business Studies (Major: Accounting and Finance) , Athens University of Economics and Business, 1999

Professional Licensures & Certifications

ACCA, ACCA Global, 2003

Non-Academic Work Experience

1999 - 2001, Audit Assurance (Senior Auditor), Delloitte and Touche S.A.
1998 - 1999, Research assistant, Institute of International Economic Relations

Honours

Charles Brandes Institute Prize Award - 2017
Young Researcher Best Paper Award Multinational Finance Society - 2016
University Research Studentship Alliance Manchester Business School - 2003
Doctoral thesis studentship Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - 2002
Departmental Research Studentship Alliance Manchester Business School - 2002

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

Athanasakou Vasiliki, Eugster Florian, Schleicher Thomas, Walker Martin. "Annual Report Narratives and the Cost of Equity Capital: U.K. Evidence of a U-Shaped Relation", European Accounting Review 29:27–54 (Winter - 2020)
Athanasakou Vasiliki, Athanassakos George. "Earnings Quality and Book-to-Market in the Cross Section of Expected Returns", Multinational Finance Journal 23 (Fall - 2019), 169-210
Athanasakou Vasiliki, Simpson Ana. "Investor attention to rounding as a salient forecast feature", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FORECASTING 32:4 (Fall - 2016), 1212-1233
Athanasakou Vasiliki, Hussainey Khaled. "The perceived credibility of forward-looking performance disclosures", ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS RESEARCH 44:3 (Fall - 2014), 227-259
Athanasakou Vasiliki, Strong Norman, Walker Martin. "The Market Reward for Achieving Analyst Earnings Expectations: Does Managing Expectations or Earnings Matter?", JOURNAL OF BUSINESS FINANCE & ACCOUNTING 38:1-2 (Fall - 2011), 58-94
"Discussion of The Impact of Dual Class Structure on Earnings Management Activities", JOURNAL OF BUSINESS FINANCE & ACCOUNTING 37:3-4 (Fall - 2010), 486-494
Athanasakou Vasiliki, Strong Norman, Walker Martin. "The association between classificatory and inter-temporal smoothing: Evidence from the UK’s FRS3", International Journal of Accounting 45:2 (Fall - 2010), 224-257
Athanasakou Vasiliki, Strong Norman, Walker Martin. "Earnings management or forecast guidance to meet analyst expectations?", ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS RESEARCH 39:1 (Fall - 2009), 3-35
Athanasakou Vasiliki, Strong Norman, Walker Martin. "Classificatory income smoothing: the impact of a change in regime of reporting financial performance", Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 26:4 (Fall - 2007), 387-435

Conference Proceedings

El-Haj M, Rayson P, Walker M, Young S, Moore A, Schleicher T, Athanasakou Vasiliki. "Learning tone and attribution for financial text mining", Proceedings of LREC 2016, Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. European Language Resources Association (ELRA) (2016 - 2016)

Other Publications

Athanasakou Vasiliki, Strong Norman, Walker Martin. "Asymmetric information flows"
SSRN (Fall - 2018)
Athanasakou Vasiliki, Ferreira Daniel, Goh Lisa. "Changes in CEO Stock Option Grants: A look at the numbers"
SSRN (Fall - 2018)
Athanasakou Vasiliki, El-Haj Mahmoud, Rayson Paul, Walker Martin, Young Steven. "Annual Report Management Commentary Articulating Strategy and Business Model: Measurement and Impact"
SSRN (Fall - 2018)
Athanasakou Vasiliki, Goh Lisa, Ferreira Daniel. "Changes in CEO Stock Option Grants: A look at the Numbers"
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (Fall - 2017)
Athanasakou Vasiliki, Olsson Per. "Managerial Discretion and Firm Fundamentals"
SSRN (Fall - 2016)
Athanasakou Vasiliki, Choi Young-Shu, Lin Steven, Young Steven, Walker Martin. "Understanding the earnings reporting practices of UK firms and their interactions with analysts’ earnings forecasts"
ICAEW Centre for Business Performance Briefing, 2008 (Fall - 2008)

Service: Institutional Committees

Research Advancement Committee, 2017/03 - None (Member)
SMU PRME group, 2017/03 - None (Member)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Organizer, 12th LSE/MBS/SSE Conference Accounting and Evolving Business Models, 2017/03 - 2018/01
Organizer, 10th LSE/MBS Conference Real implications of financial accounting and Reporting, 2015/03 - 2016/01
Organizer, 8th LSE/LUMS/MBS Conference Exploring the role of narrative reporting, 2013/03 - 2014/01