Perspectives, Trends, and Applications in Corporate Finance and Accounting

Perspectives, Trends, and Applications in Corporate Finance and Accounting

Constantin Zopounidis (Technical University of Crete, Greece), Apostolos G. Christopoulos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece) and Petros Kalantonis (Technological Education Institute (TEI) of Piraeus, Greece)
Release Date: June, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 354
ISBN13: 9781522561149|ISBN10: 1522561145|EISBN13: 9781522561156|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6114-9


Financial analyses, investments, and accounting practices are continually developing and improving areas that have seen significant advancements in the past century. However, the recent bankruptcies by major banks, the debt crisis in the European Union, and the economic turmoil in several countries have caused severe downfalls in financial markets and financial systems worldwide. As the world works to recover, it is important to learn from these financial crises to ensure a more secure and sustainable outlook for organizations and the global future.

Perspectives, Trends, and Applications in Corporate Finance and Accounting is a crucial resource providing coverage on the stock market, public deficits, investment firms’ performances, banking systems, and global economic trends. This publication highlights areas including, but not limited to, the relationship between the stock market and macroeconomics, earnings management, and pricing models while also discussing previous financial crises. This book is a vital reference work for accountants, financial experts, investment firms, corporate leaders, researchers, and policy makers.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Global Financial Crisis
  • Investor Confidence
  • Macroeconomics
  • Portfolio Optimization Models
  • Public Deficits
  • Stock Markets

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Constantin Zopounidis has been elected to the prestigious The Real Academia de Ciencias Económicas y Financieras (RACEF). He joins the ranks of Daniel Kahneman (Nobel Laureate), Romano Prodi, and Joseph E. Stiglitz (Nobel Laureate) who belong to this Institution. It is with pride and delight that we communicate that Professor Constantin Zopounidis, Editor-in-Chief of Operational Research and Editor of the renowned Handbook of Multicriteria Analysis, has been elected to the RACEF – Royal Academy of Economic and Finance Sciences of Spain. The Royal Academy of Economic and Finance Sciences of Spain was officially established in Spain, in 1958, but its roots can be traced back to the 18th century when King Ferdinand VI of Spain set up the Royal Private Board of Commerce. RACEF promotes the cooperation between researchers of the most important institutions and academies around the world, and seeks to advance the scientific knowledge and the existing decision and policy making practices in the fields of economics and finance. The members of RACEF include prestigious researchers, senior policy makers, and top executives from all over the world. Among others, the Academicians of RACEF include Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (former President of France), Romano Prodi (former President of Italy and the European Commission), José Ángel Gurría (Secretary General of OECD), as well as Nobel Prize laureates Robert Aumann, Daniel Kahneman, Finn Kydland, Eric Maskin, and Joseph Stiglitz ( Also, Professor Zopounidis has been elected as Academician, in the Royal Academy of Doctors (Spain, June 2014). As and Academician, Constantin was elected to the Executive Committee of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making following a vote in which 677 people participated from all over the world. This Society brings together 2200 people from 100 countries. The term of office shall be for four years from 2015 to 2019. Professor C. Zopounidis was also honored by the same Society with Edgeworth - Pareto Award in 2013.