Konstantinos Bozos

Kostas Bozos

Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance
Director of Postgraduate Programmes,
Accounting and Finance Division

+44 (0) 113 34 38685 / 34463
Academic, Accounting and Finance


PhD (Business and Economic Studies), Leeds University Business School, Leeds, UK
MBA (Hons) Financial Engineering, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece
BSc (Hons), Banking and Financial Management, University of Piraeus, Greece

Scholarships & Awards

Konstantinos has attracted over £40,000 in funding from internal and external sources (ESRC, University of Leeds) for his research.
2006 - 2008 PhD Research Scholarship: Economic and Social Research Council, (ERSC) UK
2006 - 2008 PhD Full Time Studentship, Leeds University, UK
2003 - 2004 MBA FSP Award, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece


Prior to joining the Leeds University, Konstantinos worked as a financial analyst and management consultant, specializing in budgeting and financial control, turnaround management and mergers and acquisitions. He has also worked as equities stockbroker and investment advisor for multinational asset managers, while he has also done freelance consultancy for services firms in the financial sector across Europe (UK, Greece, Cyprus).

Konstantinos is a research associate at the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the Georgia State University, USA. His work with CIBER involves the examination of the idiosyncratic and systematic components of firm performance across developed and emerging markets during periods of economic munificence and hostility, the determinants of M&A activity and performance in international financial markets, and cross-border investment decisions.

He is also the co-founder and co-chair of the Frontiers in Financial Research Association, a member of the Greek Chamber of Economics, and an external reviewer for the for the ESRC,  the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong and the Higher Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency of Greece (HQAA). He regularly acts as a reviewer for the European Journal of Operational Research, the Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, the International Review of Financial Analysis, the Academy of International Business, the European Financial Management Association,  the International Institute of Forecasters and others.


Strategic Investment Decisions: Content, Context & Processes
Management Accounting Practices for Decision Support
Financial Accounting and Auditing (IFRS and ISAs)
Financing Decisions
Forecasting the Performance of Markets, Firms and Securities



LUBS3540 Auditing and Information Systems (BA/BSc)
LUBS3550 Auditing and Assurance Services (BA/BSc)
LUBS5059M Accounting and Finance Dissertation (MSc)
LUBS5769M Business Accounting (MBA)

Student Feedback

"Outstanding lecturer"
"Really well taught"
"One of the most enthusiastic and passionate professors at Leeds. Really enjoyed his lectures!"
"Kostas is one of the best lecturers I have had during University"


Konstantinos is the Programme Director of the following A&F Postgraduate programmes:
   - MSc Accounting & Finance
   - MSc Finance and Investment
   - MSc Banking and International Finance
   - MSc Financial Risk Management

Konstantinos also serves on the LUBS Faculty Research and Innovation Committee (FRIC), responsible for benchmarking, planning and budgeting analytics for research.


Refereed Journal Articles

 “The timing of new corporate debt issues and the risk-return tradeoff”, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting , 2017, Forthcoming (with Koutmos, D., Dionysiou, D. and Lambertides, N.)

 "Forecasting supply chain sporadic demand with nearest neighbor approaches", International Journal of Production Economics, 2016, (177), pp 139-148 (with Nikolopoulos, K. and Babai, Z.M.)

 "Revisiting the Firm, Industry and Country Effects on Profitability under Recessionary and Expansion Periods: A Multi-level Analysis", Strategic Management Journal, 2016, 37(7), pp 1448-1471 (with Bamiatzi, V., Cavusgil, T. and Hult, T.)
"Mapping the Trading Behavior of the Middle Class in Emerging Markets: Evidence from the Istanbul Stock Exchange", International Business Review, 2016, 25(3), pp 679-690 (with Bamiatzi, V. and Lambertides, N.)

 "How has the International Harmonization of Financial Reporting Standards Affected Merger Premiums within the European Union?", International Review of Financial Analysis, 2014, (31), pp 48-60 (with Ratnaike, Y. and Alsarairi, M.)

 "Beta Risk and Price Synchronicity of Bank Acquirers' Common Stock following Merger Announcements", Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 2013, (27), pp 47-58 (with Koutmos, D. and Song, W.)

 "Dividend Signalling Under Economic Adversity: Evidence from the London Stock Exchange", International Review of Financial Analysis, 2011, 20(5), pp 364-374 (with Nikolopoulos, K. and Ramgandhi,G.)

 "Forecasting the Value Effect of Seasoned Equity Offering Announcements", European Journal of Operational Research, 2011, 214(2), pp 418-427 (with Nikolopoulos, K.)

 "On the Predictability of Firm Performance via Simple Time-Series and Econometric Models: Evidence from U.K. SMEs", Applied Economics Letters, 2009, 17(3), pp 279-282, (with Bamiatzi, V. and Nikolopoulos, K.)

 "Improving the Forecasting Function for a Credit Hire Operator in the UK", International Journal of Business Forecasting and Marketing Intelligence, 2009, 1(2), (with Savio, N. and Nikolopoulos, K.)


Selected Conference Presentations (Peer Reviewed):

 “Organizational Slack: A Double-Edged Sword for Cross-Border Acquisition Performance”. ANZIBA 2017, Annual International Conference, Adelaide, Australia, February 15-17, 2017

 “Organizational Slack: The Missing Link to Post-Acquisition Performance”, Academy of International Business, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, June 27-30, 2016

 “Organizational Slack and Post-Merger Performance: Evidence from Domestic and International Takeovers”, Strategic Management Society, 36th Annual International Conference, Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany, September 17-20, 2016

 “Firm, Industry and Country Effects on Performance in the Global Economic Crisis”. Strategic Management Society, 34th Annual International Conference, Madrid, Spain, September 20-23, 2014

 “Announcement Effects of New Debt Issues on Stock Price Dynamics: Pre- and post-recessionary Evidence”, 21st Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society, Prague, Czech Republic, June 29 - July 2, 2014

 “Returns and Volume in Seasoned Equity Offers: Causality and Market Reactions”, Multinational Finance Society Symposium, Larnaca, Cyprus, April 4-5, 2014

“Firm, Industry and Country Effects on Performance: A Multi-Level Analysis of Emerging vs. Developed Country Firms in the Global Economic Crisis”. Academy of International Business, Istanbul, Turkey, July 3-July 6, 2013

 “How has the International Harmonization of Financial Reporting Standards Affected Merger Premiums within the European Union?”. 20th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society, Izmir, Turkey, June 30 - July 3, 2013

 “A Contextual Examination of the Strategic Investment Decision Making Process in Singapore”. Academy of International Business, Washington, DC, USA, June 30-July 3, 2012

 “What Determines Successful Strategic Investment Decisions?”. Strategic Management Society, 30th Annual International Conference, Rome, Italy, September 12-15, 2010

 “Forecasting the Value Effect of Seasoned Equity Offering Announcements”. 28th International Symposium on Forecasting, Nice, France, June 22-25, 2008

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