I fulfilled my PhD thesis in the Department of International and European Economic Studies at Athens University of Economics and Business in June 2004.

I am very honored that my PhD committee comprised of exceptional international scholars in the relevant field such as late John H. Dunning, Emeritus Professor of International Business at the University of Reading, UK and Peter J. Buckley, Professor of International Business at the University of Leeds, UK.

Robert Pearce, Professor of International Business at the University of Reading, also attended my viva.

Photo (from left to right): Antonis Demos, Professor in the Dpt. of International and European Economic Studies, AUEB, John H. Dunning, Constantina Kottaridi, Marina Papanastassiou (my supervisor), Assistant Professor in the Dpt. of International and European Economic Studies, AUEB, at the time and currently Professor in International Business, Middlesex University, Andreas Andrikopoulos, Professor in the Dpt. of International and European Economic Studies, AUEB (retired), Thomas Moutos, Professor in the Dpt. of International and European Economic Studies, AUEB, Peter, J. Buckley and Robert Pearce.