The AFG Centre Honorary Fellows are presented one by one on the Centre's LinkedIn page starting in February 2021. More detailed information on the AFG Centre Honorary Fellows is updated here as the presentations proceed.
University: Hanken School of Economics (Professor Emeritus)
Current research interests: Corporate governance, transparency, stock market liquidity, stock returns
Tom Berglund is Affiliated Researcher and Professor Emeritus at Hanken School of Economics where he was Director of Hanken Centre for Corporate Governance until 2018. He is member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, previous chairperson of the Nordic Corporate Governance Network, past president of the European Finance Association and past member of the Advisory Board in Economics for the Ministry of Finance in Finland. He has written a number of scientific articles published in peer reviewed international journals on asset pricing as well as on corporate governance. His experience of board memberships include eleven years on the board of Sampo Plc, one of the largest listed Nordic companies. His present research interest is focused on institutional ownership and corporate governance.
University: Middlesex University London
Current research interests: Accounting Education, Ethnicity and Gender Issues in Accounting, Accounting Profession, Accounting Representations, Oral History
Orthodoxia Kyriacou graduated from the University of East London with a BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance before she completed an MA in Communications Policy Studies at City University, London. Orthodoxia then obtained a three year full-time bursary to pursue a PhD in Accounting at the University of East London. Her PhD explored issues relating to 'Gender, Ethnicity and Professional Membership in the UK Accounting Profession' (2000).
Orthodoxia is an Associate Professor in Accounting at the Business School. She is currently on secondment to the School of Education at Middlesex University working with the DProf Transdisciplinary Team supervising DProf candidates. Orthodoxia has extensive experience of successfully supervising both Doctoral students and DProf students in a wide range of Accounting and Business areas including; Creative Accounting, International Accounting Standards, Outsourcing, Management Accounting and the Balance Score Card. In addition she has also served as both internal and external examiner to over twenty PhD’s and DProf’s in business related areas.
Orthodoxia's teaching specialism is Accounting Theory, which is taught across all accounting undergraduate degrees. The module concentrates on providing students with a critical awareness of fundamental theoretical issues and perspectives relating to accounting.
In addition, Orthodoxia has extensive Programme Leader experience, having served as;
- Programme Leader for BA(Hons) Accounting and Finance degree from 2006-2014.
- Programme Leader for MSc Investment and Finance 2003-2006.
- Curriculum Leader for Postgraduate Finance 2003-2003.
Orthodoxia has also served as external examiner for a number of institutions both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels including; Royal Holloway, Suffolk University, Queen Mary University and London Metropolitan University.
Orthodoxia is currently on the editorial boards of ‘Accounting Education: An International Perspective’, and ‘Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal’. She is also a verified journal reviewer
University: University of Regensburg
Current research interests: sustainable finance, FinTech, impact investing, digital finance
Prof. Dr. Gregor Dorfleitner pursued graduate work in mathematics and business administration at the University of Augsburg, from which he received his Ph.D. in 1998. He completed his habilitation in the field of business administration in 2003. From 2004 to 2007 he was a professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Since 2007 he has held the positions of Chair of Finance and Director of the Center of Finance at the University of Regensburg. Since 2010 he has been an associate researcher of the Centre of European research in microfinance (CERMi) in Belgium. In 2020 he was appointed Editorial Board Member of the Review of Managerial Science and Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Accounting Research. His research focuses on sustainable investments, green finance, investment decisions, microfinancing and FinTech. Professor Dorfleitner has published more than 60 articles in international peer-reviewed scholarly journals.
Pablo de Andrés
University: Autonoma University of Madrid
Current research interests: corporate finance, corporate governance, investment crowdfunding, and real options
Pablo de Andrés (Ph.D., University of Valladolid, 1995) is a Professor of Finance, and the Head of the Finance Department at the Autonoma University of Madrid. He is a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), and has been Visiting Researcher at Harvard University in 2009 and Visiting Scholar at the Cass Business School (City University London) between 2012 and 2014.
His interest in corporate governance started early in his career, as he was awarded the European Investment Bank Prize for young researchers (1997) for his work "Financial system models, corporate governance and capital investment in OECD countries: Some stylized facts”. Since then, he has published his research in international Journals, like the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, or Business Research Quarterly, among others. In the last years, he is specially interested in the interface between corporate governance, finance and technology.
University: Southwestern Law School
Current research interests: corporate purpose, benefit corporations, social enterprise
Michael Dorff is the Michael & Jessica Downer Chair and the Director of the Technology Law and Entrepreneurship Program at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. He has also taught at UCLA School of Law and at Rutgers Law School. He formerly served as the Associate Dean for Research at Southwestern. Professor Dorff’s research focuses primarily on corporate governance (especially executive compensation), corporate purpose, social enterprise, and the philosophy of law and economics. Professor Dorff’s book on executive compensation, Indispensable and Other Myths: Why the CEO Pay Experiment Failed, and How to Fix It was published by the University of California Press in 2014. His writing has appeared or been discussed in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Economist, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, Politico, Slate, The Los Angeles Times, and Fortune.
University: UNSW Sydney
Current research interests: capital markets, disclosure, innovation
Victoria Clout is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Accounting at UNSW Sydney. Victoria has a demonstrated track record of working on high quality research projects within the areas of corporate governance, financial accounting and corporate finance. She is a PhD qualified academic, with analytical skills, a track record in high quality research design, accounting knowledge, and extensive experience in active learning. Victoria's research has relevance to the accounting industry, market regulators and investors. Victoria is an Associate Editor on two research journals: Accounting & Finance; and Accounting Research Journal. She is the social media engagement manager for The Australian Journal of Management and Accounting & Finance. Victoria's research investigates decisions of executives and managers about firm accounting information and disclosures which are relied upon by capital markets participants in making decisions. The aim of this research is to provide evidence for investors and other users of financial statements about the influence of these choice on the disclosures with a view to protecting a fair and transparent disclosure regime. Victoria's current teaching interests include financial accounting, corporate accounting, financial accounting theory and financial statement analysis.