Vasiliki E. Athanasakou

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance

Assistant Professor in Accounting

United Kingdom

Saint Mary's University, Canada - Sobey School of Business

Sobey Building 311

923 Robie Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (10)

The Market Reward for Achieving Analyst Earnings Expectations: Does Managing Expectations or Earnings Matter?

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 2011 Vol. 38 (1/2), 58-94.
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 16 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2013
Vasiliki E. Athanasakou, Norman C. Strong and Martin Walker
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School and University of Manchester - Manchester Business School
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analyst expectations, market reward, earnings management, classification shifting, earnings forecast guidance, opportunistic, informative

The Market Reward for Achieving Analyst Earnings Expectations: Does Managing Expectations or Earnings Matter?

Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Vol. 38, Issue 1-2, pp. 58-94, 2011
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Mar 2011
Vasiliki E. Athanasakou, Norman C. Strong and Martin Walker
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School and University of Manchester - Manchester Business School
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analyst expectations, market reward, earnings management, classification shifting, earnings forecast guidance, opportunistic, informative

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Earnings Management or Forecast Guidance to Meet Analyst Expectations?

Accounting and Business Research, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 3-35, 2008
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 05 Apr 2009
Vasiliki E. Athanasakou, Norman C. Strong and Martin Walker
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School and University of Manchester - Manchester Business School
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meeting analyst expectations, abnormal accruals, earnings forecast guidance, classification shifting

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Classificatory Income Smoothing: The Impact of a Change in Regime of Reporting Financial Performance

Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Vol. 26, 2007
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 17 Sep 2007
Vasiliki E. Athanasakou, Norman C. Strong and Martin Walker
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School and University of Manchester - Manchester Business School
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classificatory income smoothing, extraordinary and exceptional items, sustainable profitability, earnings persistence

Changes in CEO Stock Option Grants: A Look at the Numbers

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 360/2013
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 04 May 2013 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2018
Vasiliki E. Athanasakou, Daniel Ferreira and Lisa Goh
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance, London School of Economics - Department of Finance and Hang Seng University of Hong Kong - Department of Accountancy
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stock option grants, corporate investment, CEO overconfidence

Changes in CEO Stock Option Grants: A Look at the Numbers

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12318
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 26 Sep 2017
Vasiliki E. Athanasakou, Daniel Ferreira and Lisa Goh
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance, London School of Economics - Department of Finance and Hang Seng University of Hong Kong - Department of Accountancy
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CEO overconfidence, corporate investment, stock option grants

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The Association Between Classificatory and Inter-Temporal Smoothing: Evidence from the UK’s FRS 3

International Journal of Accounting, Vol. 45, Np. 2, 2010
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 14 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2010
Vasiliki E. Athanasakou, Norman C. Strong and Martin Walker
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School and University of Manchester - Manchester Business School
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Income smoothing, accruals, classificatory choices, reporting discretion

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Annual Report Management Commentary Articulating Strategy and Business Model: Measurement and Impact

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 14 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2019
Vasiliki E. Athanasakou, Mahmoud El-Haj, Paul Rayson, Martin Walker and Steven Young
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance, Lancaster University - School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, University of Manchester - Manchester Business School and Lancaster University - Department of Accounting and Finance
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Strategy, Annual Report Narratives, Textual Analysis, Information Asymmetry

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The Perceived Credibility of Forward-Looking Performance Disclosures

Accounting and Business Research (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 23 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2013
Vasiliki E. Athanasakou and Khaled Hussainey
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance and Portsmouth University
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forward-looking statements, voluntary disclosures, managerial incentives, earnings quality

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Asymmetric information flows

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 25 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2018
Vasiliki E. Athanasakou, Norman C. Strong and Martin Walker
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School and University of Manchester - Manchester Business School
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bad news; good news; financial communication; withholding; information quality; earnings quality

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Investor Attention to Salient Features of Analyst Forecasts

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 26 Feb 2014
Vasiliki E. Athanasakou and Ana Vidolovska Simpson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance and London School of Economics & Political Science - Department of Accounting
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analysts, rounding, limited attention

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Managerial Discretion and Firm Fundamentals

2016 Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) Annual Conference
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Jan 2016
Vasiliki E. Athanasakou and Per Olsson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance and ESMT European School of Management and Technology
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earnings quality, volatility, opportunism, performance measurement