Professor Spyros Missiakoulis is the Chairperson of the Department of Accounting and Finance, School of Economics and Management at Philips University. He studied Econometrics in Greece and the UK. Businesswise, his professional experience is multisectoral. Briefly, he has successfully worked in the sectors of air aviation, the food industry, banking and investment, tourism, and pharmaceuticals. Currently he is focusing his academic research in (a) detecting financial fraud, (b) evaluating Corporate Management, (c) evaluating Corporate Social Responsibility, (d) estimating Delisting from Capital Markets, and (e) econometric analysis of qualitative data, as well as, (f) Aristotelian econometrics, and (g) Philosophy of Mathematics.
Quantitative research deals in numbers, logic, and an objective stance. Quantitative research focuses on numeric and unchanging data and detailed, convergent reasoning rather than divergent reasoning. Quantitative research methods are frequently used to support decision making in many fields. They explain phenomena by collecting numerical data that are analyzed using mathematically-based methods (in particular statistics).