Georgios Fotopoulos

Email: gfotop@uop.gr

Department of Economics
School of Management and Economics
University of Peloponnese
Tripolis Campus, 22100, Greece

London School of Economics and Political Science: Ph.D. (1998)
Thesis title: “The determinants of firm entry and exit into Greek manufacturing industries: sectoral, temporal and spatial variation
The University of Reading: M.Sc. in Regional Science (1993)
(Urban Economics, Regional Economics, Techniques of Spatial Analysis, Case Studies in Regional Science)
University of Athens, Department of Economics: B.Sc. in Economics (1991)

Entrepreneurship (determinants and effects at the individual, sectoral, and regional level, Small Business, Economic Geography & Regional Science, Applied Industrial Economics. His approach adopts quantitative research methodologies on the aforementioned broad theme

Google Scholar Profile:  https://scholar.google.gr/citations?user=k-FdzoQAAAAJ&hl=el&oi=ao



ABS (a.k.a AJG) https://charteredabs.org/academic-journal-guide-2021/

FT-50 https://www.ft.com/content/3405a512-5cbb-11e1-8f1f-00144feabdc0

1.      Fotopoulos, G., 2022, Knowledge Spillovers, Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and the Geography of High Growth Firms. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. doi:10.1177/10422587221111732 (FT-50)

2.      Filippopoulos, N., and Fotopoulos, G., 2022, Innovation in economically developed and lagging European regions: A configurational analysis, Research Policy, 51(2), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2021.104424 (FT-50)

3.      Kanellopoulos, V. and Fotopoulos, G., 2019, The effect of knowledge spillovers on regional new firm formation: The Greek manufacturing case.  Environment and Planning A, 51(4), 1005-1030

4.      Fotopoulos, G., and Storey, D. J., 2019, Public Policies to enhance regional entrepreneurship: Another programme failing to deliver? Small Business Economics, 53(1), 189-209

5.      Fotopoulos, G., and Storey, D. J., 2017, Persistence and change in interregional differences in entrepreneurship: England and Wales, 1921-2011. Environment and Planning A, 49(3), 670-702

6.      Fotopoulos, G., 2014, On the spatial stickiness of U.K. new firm formation rates. Journal of Economic Geography 14, 651-679

7.      Fotopoulos, G., Kallioras, D., and Petrakos, G, 2010, Spatial variations of Greek manufacturing employment growth: the effects of specialization and international trade. Papers in Regional Science, 89, 109-133

8.      Petrakos, G., Fotopoulos, G., Kallioras, D., 2012, Peripherality and Integration: Industrial Growth and Decline in the Greek Regions. Environment and Planning C, 30, 347-361

9.      Fotopoulos, G., and Giotopoulos, I., 2010, Gibrat's Law and Persistence of Growth in Greek manufacturing. Small Business Economics,35, 191-202

10.  Fotopoulos, G., 2008, European Union Regional Productivity Dynamics: A 'Distributional' Approach. Journal of Regional Science, 48, 419-454

11.  Fotopoulos, G., 2006, Νonparametric Analysis of Regional Income Dynamics: the case of Greece. Economics Letters, 91, 450-457

12.  Fotopoulos, G. and Louri, H., 2000, Location and Survival of New Entry, Small Business Economics,14, 311-321

13.  Fotopoulos, G., and Spence, N., 1999, Spatial Variations of Net Entry Rates of Establishments in Greek Manufacturing Industries: An Application of a Shift Share ANOVA model. Environment and Planning A, 31, 1731-1755

14.  Fotopoulos, G., and Spence, N., 1999, Net entry behaviour in Greek Manufacturing: consumer, intermediate and capital goods industries. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 17, 1219-1230

15.  Fotopoulos, G., and Spence, N., 1999, Spatial Variations in New Manufacturing Plant Openings: some empirical evidence from Greece. Regional Studies, 33, 219-230

16.  Fotopoulos, G., and Spence, N., 1998, Accounting for Net Entry into Greek Manufacturing by Establishments of Varying Size. Small Business Economics, 11, 125-144

17.  Fotopoulos, G. and Spence, N., 1997, Net Entry of Firms into Greek Manufacturing: The Effects of Business Conditions. Small Business Economics, 9, 239-253


1.         Fotopoulos, G., 2012, Nonlinearities in Regional Economic Growth and Convergence: the role of Entrepreneurship in the European Union Regions. Annals of Regional Science 48, 719-741 (ABS 2)

2.         Giotopoulos, I., and Fotopoulos, G., 2010, Intra-industry Growth Dynamics in the Greek Services Sector: Firm-level Estimates for ICT-producing, ICT-using, and Non-ICT Industries. Review of Industrial Organization 36, 59-74 (ABS 2)

3.         Fotopoulos, G., and Psallidas, D., 2009, Investigating the Effects of Euro on Bilateral Trade: a Kernel Matching Approach. Journal of Economic Integration 24, 661-684 (ABS 1)

4.         Liargovas, P., and Fotopoulos, G., 2009, Socioeconomic indicators for analyzing Convergence: the case of Greece: 1960-2004. Social Indicators Research 93, 315-330

5.         Fotopoulos, G., 2007, Integrating Firm Dynamics into the Shift-Share Framework. Growth and Change 38, 146-158 (ABS 2)

6.         Petrakos, G., Fotopoulos, G., and Kallioras, D., 2006, Regional-Industrial Patterns in the European Union New Member States: A detailed analysis for Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovenia and Estonia Papeles de Economia Espaniola 107, 160-175

7.         Fotopoulos, G. and Louri, H., 2004, Firm Growth and FDI: Are Multinationals Stimulating Local Industrial Development? Journal of Industry Competition and Trade 4, 163-189 (ABS 2)

8.         Giannias, D., Liargovas, P., Fotopoulos, G., 2004, Regional vs. Environmental Policies for a Balanced Economic Development: the case of the Former Soviet Union. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies 4, 419-433

9.         Giannias, D., Liargovas, P., Fotopoulos, G., 2003, Convergence and di-convergence in quality of life in Greece: 1960-2000. Aichoros (Αειχώρος) 2, 114-128 (in Greek)

10.       Fotopoulos G., Giannias, D., και Liargovas, P., 2002, Economic Development and Regional Convergence in Greece 1970-1994: Alternative Methodological Approaches. Aichoros (Αειχώρος) 1, 60-91 (in Greek)

11.       Fotopoulos, G., and Spence N., 2001, Regional Variations of Firm Births, Deaths and Growth Patterns in the U.K., 1980-1991, Growth and Change 32, 151-173 (ABS 2)

12.       Fotopoulos, G., and Louri, H., 2000, Determinants of hazard confronting new entry: does financial structure matter? Review of Industrial Organization 17, 285-300 (ABS 2)

13.       Fotopoulos, G., and Spence, N., 1998, Entry and Exit from manufacturing industries: symmetry, turbulence and simultaneity — some empirical evidence from Greek manufacturing industries, 1982-1988. Applied Economics. 30, 245-262 (ABS 2)


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