- Senior Researcher
Tel: (+30) 210 8203563
Maria Matthaiou Fotaki holds a Ph.D. in the field of Strategy and Corporate Governance from the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). In her Ph.D. thesis, she has focused on the components and the effectiveness of good corporate governance. Maria also holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from the International MBA Program of the same university. Maria has received during her studies plenty of scholarships and honors for exceptional academic performance from the State Scholarships Foundation and other institutions. Her primary area of research is Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics and Strategic Management. Her secondary fields of desired teaching and research are Managerial Economics and Applied Econometrics. Her work has been published in several scientific conferences (e.g. British Academy of Management, Conference of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, European Management Finance Association, etc.) as well as in the national press. She joined the Management Science Laboratory of AUEB in 2004, where she has been part of more than 10 projects, working as a research assistant. Recently, she has joined the Strategy & Enterpreurship Laboratory of AUEB. Maria has previously worked as a research assistant in the Athens Institute of Economic Policy Studies (IMOP) and in the Business Trends Department of the Foundation of Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) of Athens. Moreover, Maria has contributed as a freelancer consultant in several organizations. Since 2010, she is an academic tutor in the Executive & Continuous Education Programs of the E-learning Program of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as in the Postgraduate Distance Education Programs of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Fotaki, M., Zyglidopoulos, S. & Lioukas S. , “Corporate Governance de-jure, de-facto and Corporate Social Responsibility”, 10th Anniversary Conference of the ICCR (International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility), 26-27 April 2012, Nottingham University Business School.
Fotaki, M., Markellos, R. & M. Mania, “Human Resources Turnover as an Asset Acquisition, Accumulation and Divesture Process”, 8th Annual Conference of the Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association (H.F.A.A.), 18-19 December 2009, Thessaloniki.
Fotaki, M., Markellos, R. & Mania, M., "Human Resources Turnover as an Asset Acquisition, Accumulation and Divesture Process", 8th Conference on Research on Economic Theory & Econometrics, 11-14 July 2009, Tinos.
Fotaki M., Markellos R. & Mania m., “Are Human Resources linked to Shareholder Wealth? An M&A perspective using data from the UK Football Industry”, European Management Finance Association, 27– 30 June 2007, Vienna.
Fotaki M., Markellos R. & Mania M., “Are Human Resources linked to Shareholder Wealth? An M&A perspective using data from the UK Football Industry”, 4th Conference of the Department of Management Science and Technology, 17 May 2007, Athens.
Kostika E. & Fotaki, M., “Estimation of the Optimal Hedge Ratios using American and European Futures”, 3rd Conference of the Department of Management Science and Technology, 17 May 2006, Athens.
Fotaki M. & Syriopoulos, T., “Compliance in Letter but not in Spirit: the Status Quo of Corporate Governance in Greece”, 3rd Conference of the Department of Management Science and Technology, 10 May 2006, Athens.
Consultant, AVARIS Transport Engineers: Project: Independent Traffic Advisor, econometric modeling of transport demand and elaboration of strategic proposals.
Research Assistant, Strategy & Entrepreneurship Laboratory, AUEB: Project: development of case study & educational material regarding business initiatives for social entrepreneurship, MOKE (Innovation & Entrepreneurship Unit).
2004 – 2008
Research Assistant, Management Science Laboratory, Financial Engineering Research Unit, AUEB:
ΤΕΤRΑΚΤIS: Technologies and Systems for designing, evaluating and management of risk and promotion of innovative financial products, Research program funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Ministry of Development.
Research Assistant, “ΤΕΤRΑΚΤIS: Technologies and Systems for designing, evaluating and management of risk and promotion of innovative financial products”, research program subsidized by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (ΥΠΑΝ/ΓΓΕΤ)
Project manager, “Corporate Governance Survey 2006” (in cooperation with Grant Thornton S.A.)
Project manager, “Corporate Governance Survey 2005” (in cooperation with Grant Thornton S.A.)
Supervision of two post-graduate student groups in the context of their Field Study Project in the MBA International Program, AUEB
Research Assistant, “ΑRΤΕΜΙS: provision of audit services to final endorsees”, project subsidized by the 3rd EU Support Framework (in cooperation with Grant Thornton S.A.)
Research Assistant, “Research & development for the system AUTOROUTE”, ORBITPLAN S.A.
Research Assistant, “Forecasting demand and supply for the Greek Labor Market”, PAEP S.A.
Research Assistant, “Analysis of major factors affecting the retail market prices”, ORBITPLAN S.A.
1999 – 2003
Research Assistant, Athens Institute of Economic Policy Studies, AUEB, participation in writing papers regarding the Greek economy.
Research Assistant, Foundation of Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE), Athens, Business Trends Department.