Georgios Fotopoulos

Georgios Fotopoulos


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

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Selected Publications (ABS* 3 & 4)


  1. Kanellopoulos, V. andFotopoulos, G., 2019, The effect of knowledge spillovers on regional new firm formation: The Greek manufacturing case,  Environment and Planning A 51(4), 1005-1030 
  2. 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 
  3. Fotopoulos, G., and Storey, D. J., 2017, Persistence and change in interregional differences in entrepreneurship: England and Wales, 1921-2011. Environment and Planning A49(3), 670-702
  4. Fotopoulos, G., 2014, On the spatial stickiness of U.K. new firm formation rates. Journal of Economic Geography14, 651-679
  5. 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
  6. Petrakos, G., Fotopoulos, G., Kallioras, D., 2012, Peripherality and Integration: Industrial Growth and Decline in the Greek Regions. Environment and Planning C30, 347-361
  7. Fotopoulos, G., and Giotopoulos, I., 2010, Gibrat's Law and Persistence of Growth in Greek manufacturing. Small Business Economics35, 191-202
  8. Fotopoulos, G., 2008, European Union Regional Productivity Dynamics: A 'Distributional' Approach. Journal of Regional Science48, 419-454
  9. Fotopoulos, G., 2006, Νonparametric Analysis of Regional Income Dynamics: the case of Greece. Economics Letters91, 450-457
  10. Fotopoulos, G. and Louri, H., 2000, Location and Survival of New Entry, Small Business Economics14, 311-321
  11. 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 PlanningA31, 1731-1755
  12. Fotopoulos, G., and Spence, N., 1999, Net entry behaviour in Greek Manufacturing: consumer, intermediate and capital goods industries. International Journal of Industrial Organization17, 1219-1230
  13. Fotopoulos, G., and Spence, N., 1999, Spatial Variations in New Manufacturing Plant Openings: some empirical evidence from Greece. Regional Studies33, 219-230
  14. Fotopoulos, G., and Spence, N., 1998, Accounting for Net Entry into Greek Manufacturing by Establishments of Varying Size. Small Business Economics, 11, 125-144
  15. Fotopoulos, G. and Spence, N., 1997, Net Entry of Firms into Greek Manufacturing: The Effects of Business Conditions. Small Business Economics, 9, 239-253