School of Business and Management

Staff menu

Dr Nick Tsitsianis


Senior Lecturer in Accounting

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 6540
Room Number: Mile End, Bancroft Building, Room 4.28


Staff drop-in and feedback hours 
Monday 1.45-2.45pm and Tuesday 3-4pm

Director of Student Experience and Engagement
Second Year Academic Advisor


Research Interests:

Dr Tsitsianis  welcomes enquiries from prospective doctoral students with an interest in:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Financial Performance
  • Employee/Self-Employed well-being and the impact on labour market attitudes

Financial and Corporate performance, Financialisation, Business Models, Behavioural Economics, Microeconometrics and Information Systems. My research has consolidated into two main areas where my distinctive contribution has been with the development of reference data analysis to help our understanding of economic phenomena and for the purpose of corporate financial analysis and market valuation. This approach has been used, for example, in my research on income and happiness, financialization and nature of the digital divide.


Books and Book Chapters

  • C.Haslam, T Andersson, N.Tsitsianis and Y.P.Yin (2013):  “Business Models Redefined: Strategies for a Financialized World”, Routledge.

  • Andrew Bowman, Ismail Ertürk, Peter Folkman, Julie Froud, Colin Haslam, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Nick Tsitsianis and Karel Williams (2015) “What a Waste, Outsourcing and How it Goes Wrong”, Manchester University Press, ISBN: 978-0-7190-9953-3.  

Refereed Articles - Published

  • N. Tsitsianis, C. Haslam, and G.  Katechos (2017) “Stress Testing the Adoption of Fair Value Accounting (FVA): Fragility and Instability in Financialized Firms”, In R. Roslender (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Critical Accounting - Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting. Routledge.

  • N. Tsitsianis, T. Andersson, C. Haslam,  R. Hoinaru and P. Gleadle (2016) “Stress Testing the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS): Accounting for Stability and the Public Good in a Financialised World”, Accounting, Economics and Law: A Convivium, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp. 93-118
  • N. Tsitsianis, T. Andersson, C. Haslam, and P. Gleadle (2015) “Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS): A New Business Model in the FTSE100”, Accounting Forum. Volume 39, Issue 4, pp. 239–248.
  • N. Tsitsianis, T. Andersson, C. Haslam, and P. Gleadle (2015) “Accounting for Business Models: Increasing the Visibility of Stakeholders” ,  Journal of Business Models (2015), Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 62-80.
  • N. Tsitsianis, T. Andersson, C. Haslam, and Y.P. Yin (2013) “Apple’s Financial Success: The Precariousness of Power Exercised in Global Value Chains”, Accounting Forum, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp. 268–279.
  • N. Tsitsianis, J. Choudrie, S. Grey and C. Haslam (2011) “Identifying the Adopters and Non-Adopters of Broadband amongst Silver Surfers: Using the BHPS”, Electronic Government, An International Journal Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 40-58.
  • N. Tsitsianis, C. Haslam, P. Gleadle and T. Andersson (2010) “Bio-Pharma: A Financialized Business Model”, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol. 21, pp. 631-641.
  • N. Tsitsianis, T. Andersson, C. Haslam, E. Lee and G. Katechos (2010) “Corporate Strategy Financialized: Conjuncture, Arbitrage and Earnings Capacity in the S&P500”, Accounting Forum, Vol. 34, Issues 3-4, pp. 211-221.
  • N. Tsitsianis, J. Choudrie and S. Grey (2010), “Evaluating the Digital Divide: The Silver Surfer’s Perspective”, Electronic Government, an International Journal , Vol. 7, No. 2,  pp. 148-167.
  • N. Tsitsianis, G. M. Caporale, Y. Georgellis and Y. P. Yin (2009) "Income and Happiness Across Europe: Do Reference Values Matter?" , Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 42-51.
  • N. Tsitsianis, Y. Georgellis and Y. P. Yin (2009) “Personal Values as Mitigating Factors in the Link between Income and Life Satisfaction: Evidence from the European Social Survey”, Social Indicators Research, Vol. 91, Issue 3, pp. 329-344.
  • N. Tsitsianis, Y. Georgellis and A. Gregoriou and J. Healy (2008) "Unemployment and Life Satisfaction: A Non-linear Adaptation Process", International Journal of Manpower. Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp. 668-680.
  • N. Tsitsianis, J. Sessions and Y. Georgellis (2008) “Social Capital and Windfalls: Empirical Evidence”, Economics Letters, Vol. 99, pp. 521-525.
  • N. Tsitsianis, Y. Georgellis and A. Gregoriou (2008) “Adaptation towards Reference Values: A Non-linear Perspective”, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 67, pp. 768-781.
  • N. Tsitsianis, T. Andersson, C. Haslam and E. Lee (2008) “A Financialized Account of Corporate Governance” in Strange, R and Jackson G., (eds), ‘Corporate Governance and International Business’, Vol.15. AIB-UKI and Palgrave Macmillan.
  • N. Tsitsianis, T. Andersson, C. Haslam and E. Lee (2008) “Financialization Directing Strategy”, Accounting Forum, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 261-275.
  • N. Tsitsianis, T. Andersson, C. Haslam and E. Lee  (2007) “Financialized Accounts: Share Buy-Backs, Mark to Market and Holding the Financial Line in the S&P 500”, Accounting Forum, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 165-178.
  • N. Tsitsianis, T. Andersson, C. Haslam and E. Lee, (2007) “Financialized Accounts: A Stakeholder Account of Cash Distribution in the S&P 500 (1990–2005)”, Accounting Forum, Vol. 31, Issue 3, pp. 217-232.
  • N. Tsitsianis, J. Sessions and Y. Georgellis, (2007) “Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Aspects of Self-Employment Survival”, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 47, Issue 1, pp. 94-112.
  • N. Tsitsianis, J. Sessions and Y. Georgellis, (2005) “Self-Employment and Small Business Dynamics: A Review of the Literature”, Economic Issues, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 51-70.
  • N. Tsitsianis and F. Green (2005) “Can the Changing Nature of Jobs Account for National Trends in Job Satisfaction?”, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 43, Issue  3, pp. 401-429.
  • N. Tsitsianis, J. Sessions and Y. Georgellis (2005) “Windfalls, Wealth, and the Transition to Self-Employment”, Small Business Economics Journal, Vol. 25, pp. 407-428.
  • N. Tsitsianis, A. Gregoriou and A. Kontonikas (2004) “Does the Day of the Week Effect Persist Once Transaction Costs Have Been Accounted for? Evidence from the UK”, Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 115-120.


  • N. Tsitsianis, C. Haslam and P. Gleadle (2011), “Sustaining UK Bio-Pharma: Innovation, Re-invention and Capital at Risk” published by Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS)

  • BDO Stoy Hayward. Financial and Strategic Analysis of FTSE-AIM Sectors; Media, Real Estate and Extraction/Mining. Reports commissioned by BDO Stoy Hayward (2007-2009).
  • MTI Industries and Nabarro Lawyers. Two Reports produced: “FTSE AIM 2007: Where Now For Technology?”& “FTSE AIM: 2006 A Watershed Year?”  Commissioned by MTI Industries and Nabarro Lawyers. Reports launched at London Stock Exchange March, 2007 & 2008.

PhD Supervision

Current Doctoral Students

Second supervisor: 

  • Mario Charles Abela, 'Business Models and Financial Reporting'
  • Mohammed Kasbar, 'An empirical evaluation of the role of corporate governance mechanisms in discharging managerial accountability'

PhD Supervision Completitions

  • Alain Wouassom. Thesis Title: “Contrarian and Momentum Portfolio Strategies: Global Evidence”.  PhD Viva is set for Friday 25 November 2016.
Return to top