My name is Diogenis and I am a Doctoral Candidate in Business Administration (major in Accounting) at the Department of Accounting and Law. I am originally from the second largest city of Greece, Thessaloniki, which lies on the northern coast of Aegean Sea. After a 5-year journey in accounting practice and after having completed my Bachelor and Master studies in Accounting and Finance, I moved to Jönköping in 2010 where I first worked as a research assistant. Later in that year I was admitted into the doctoral programme.
Accounting, like all social sciences, is very much about human behavior. Even though I have always been very interested in issues related to human behavior, I had not thought of doing research on that (or on any other!) field until the second year of my bachelor studies when I participated in a research project in the field of statistics. This experience intrigued me so much that since then I have not stopped being, research-wise, on the go!
By pure but gratifying coincidence, in the summer of 2009 I met some of JIBS’s accounting faculty and we soon realized that we shared a lot of common research interests. During that period the department was seeking for research assistants and I was finalizing my master thesis. Soon I received an invitation for a job interview and a few months later I got my first position at JIBS. Having been a “JIBSer” for almost three years now, I am very happy for my decision to join JIBS.
My main research interest focuses on how and why humans act and react in relation to financial and non-financial (environmental) reporting. I investigate listed companies’ financial and non-financial reporting behavior, what determines it and what consequences it has on the stock market.
If I was to describe JIBS using three words I would say that it is open-minded, ambitious and of course international. Over and above all though, JIBS is unique for its vibrant and colorful community. Our relatively small business school is a real mosaic of the whole world.