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Dr Nikos Daskalakis is Senior Lecturer in Finance and Financial Management at the University of Brighton. He obtained his PhD in Corporate Finance from Athens University of Economics and Business, earned his M.Sc. in Multinational Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Reading, UK and graduated in Business Administration from Athens University of Economics and Business, specialized in Accounting and Finance.  Dr. Daskalakis is an experienced researcher having published in numerous top-rated academic journals and his publications enjoy a high level of awareness with more than 700 citations. His current research interests lie on the scientific area of financial innovation, including crowdfunding and the crypto economy, capital structure determination and small firm financing.

Dr. Daskalakis has held consulting positions top European bodies for matters that regard financial services. He was a member of the European Crowdfunding Stakeholder Forum (ECSF), assisting the European Commission in developing policies for the area of crowdfunding (2014-2016). He served as a member of the Financial Services User Group (FSUG), consulting the European Commission on matters that refer to the users of financial services (2010-2016). Last, he was member of the Banking Stakeholder Group (BSG) of the European Banking Authority (2013-2018), consulting the Authority on actions concerning regulatory and implementing technical standards, guidelines and recommendations.  

Dr. Daskalakis combines academic research with practical experience. Before joining the University of Brighton he was Head of Market and Entrepreneurship Development Discipline in the Small Enterprises Institute of the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants (2008-2015). Part of his role was to design and implement several consulting projects for SMEs and to represent the Confederation in various domestic and international fora for matters that mainly regard SMEs access to finance. 

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Research Output 2007 2018

Users’ Perceptions of Motivations and Risks in Crowdfunding with Financial Returns

Daskalakis, N. & Yue, W., 30 Sep 2018, In : International Review of Entrepreneurship. 16, 3, p. 1-28

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The behaviour of SMEs’ capital structure determinants in different macroeconomic states

Daskalakis, N., Balios, D. & Dalla, V., 12 Jul 2017, In : Journal of Corporate Finance. 46, p. 248-260 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Long-term debt
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Capital structure
Macroeconomic variables

SMEs capital structure determinants during severe economic crisis: The case of Greece

Balios, D., Daskalakis, N., Eriotis, N. & Vasiliou, D., 18 Feb 2016, In : Cogent Economics & Finance. 4, 1, 1145535.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Tax compliance behaviour during the crisis: the case of Greek SMEs

Kaplanoglou, G., Rapanos, V. & Daskalakis, N., 8 Oct 2016, In : European Journal of Law and Economics. 42, 3, p. 405–444

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Capital structure and size: new evidence across the broad spectrum of SMEs

Daskalakis, N., Eriotis, N., Thanou, E. & Vasiliou, D., 1 Dec 2014, In : Managerial Finance. 40, 12, p. 1207-1222 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Small and medium-sized enterprises
Capital structure
European Union
Group size