Professor Yannis Tsalavoutas
- Professor (Accounting & Finance)
After completing his undergraduate studies at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens (BSc in Business Administration), Yannis undertook the MBA Programme at the University of Stirling with specialisation in Corporate Finance. In November 2009, he completed his PhD in Accounting at the University of Edinburgh. Yannis' work experience includes positions as an accounting assistant (in Greece) and as a financial accounting and reporting analyst at Company Reporting Ltd in Edinburgh. Prior to joining the University of Glasgow in January 2015, Yannis was a Lecturer in Accounting at the University of Stirling.
In parallel to his current post at the University of Glasgow, Yannis is:
- a member of the ICAS Corporate & Financial Reporting Panel
- Chair of the European Financial Reporting Network (EUFIN)
- Section Editor for Accounting and Finance for European Management Journal
- founder and leader of the Adam Smith Observatory of Corporate Reporting Practices
Yannis is a member of the School's Accounting research cluster.
His research has been published in many international journals including, Accounting and Business Research, British Accounting Review, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
Areas of expertise:
- Financial accounting and reporting (with an appeal to practitioners, investors and the academic community). In particular, investigating companies' reporting practices under International Financial Reporting Standards across different jurisdictions, along with any economic consequences that may arise from divergence in practice;
- Corporate governance as an influential factor for companies' financial reporting practices.
- ICAS, December, 2019 (with M.Aleksanyan, S.Abhayawansa, and K.Lee): £17,200
- ACCA, February, 2017 (lead applicant; with F.Mazzi, R.Slack and F.Tsoligkas): £19,700
- ICAS, December 2016 (with C.Paisey and N.Paisey): £16,891
- Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, November 2011 (sole applicant): £2,200
- ACCA, May 2011 (lead applicant; with P.André and D.Dionysiou): £15,970
- ICAS, May 2011 (lead applicant; with P.André and D.Dionysiou): £1,980
- Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, July 2010 (sole applicant): £2,120
- The Royal Society of Edinburgh, March 2010 (sole applicant): £2,130
- ICAS, January 2010 (lead applicant; with D.Dionysiou): £750
- Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, November 2009 (sole applicant): £950
- ICAS, May 2006 (with L.Evans): £750
Yannis would be interested in supervising doctoral students who would be willing to work in the following broad areas of research:
- Value relevance of accounting information;
- determinants and consequences of mandatory disclosure requirements;
- enforcement of international accounting regulation;
- corporate governance;
- the effects of professional and social networks on investment decision making.
Current doctoral supervision
"Risk reporting in the UK and Ghanaian banking sector"
Co-supervisor: Mark Aleksanyan
"Compliance with post-employment benefit related mandatory disclosures"
Co-supervisor: Antonios Siganos
"Financial reporting in the insurance industry within the EU"
- Khadija Almaghrabi (now at King Abdul-Aziz University)
- Anna-Fani Constantatos (now at Deree College/American College of Greece)
- Mohamed Esmail Elmaghrabi (now at Damietta University)
- Hany Mohamed Aziz Elzahar (now at Arab Open University)
- Angelos Synapis (now at Coventry University)
- Azuma Zaneta
A critical evaluation on the management of risk disclosures: A case study of a UK listed bank.
- Kokkinos Sotirios
''The economic consequences of the enhanced audit report model within debt markets'
- Seretis Evangelos
Optimistic reporting in the European Union insurance industry in the post-IFRS period
Yannis is currently teaching Advanced Financial Accounting at undergraduate level. He also teaches International Financial Accounting for Multi-National Companies at postgraduate level.
Past teaching experience
- Financial Reporting
- Topics in International Accounting
- Accounting and Finance
- Financial Analysis
- Accounting and Finance for MBA programmes.
- Financial Reporting and Financial and Management Accounting.
- Corporate Governance, Agency Problems and Firm Performance: Evidence from an Emerging European Market (with A Charitou and C Louca)
- The influence of national culture on the capital structure of SMEs (with G Fairbairn and D Henry)