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Lenos Trigeorgis

Department of Accounting and Finance
Cyprus University of Technology


Professor Lenos Trigeorgis is the Bank of Cyprus Chair Professor of Finance at the University of Cyprus. He previously taught at leading international universities, including Boston University, MIT, Columbia University, the University of Chicago, the University of California at Berkeley, and the London Business School. He holds a doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard University (1986). Professor Trigeorgis is considered a world authority on managerial flexibility in decision-making under uncertainty (Real Options). He published widely in numerous journals. His books have been published by MIT Press, Princeton University Press, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and others. His first book, “Real Options: Managerial Flexibility and Strategy in Resource Allocation”, published by MIT Press in 1996, is considered path-breaking and contributed critically in the creation, development, acceptance and application of Real Options. His second book, “Strategic Investment” (Princeton University Press, 2004), was awarded by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) in 2004 as the best book in Business, Management & Accounting. Professor Trigeorgis is the organizer of the Annual International Conference on Real Options (now in its 18th year) and President of the reputable international organization Real Options Group. He has consulted with leading organizations, including McKinsey & Co., Ernst & Young, Accenture, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, British Petroleum, Cable & Wireless, Swisscom, the Fiat Group, Telecom Italia, and the US and UK governments.

Research Interest

Corporate finance, resource allocation, real options, empirical growth options, financial risk and distress, competition and strategy and various other topics.


  • A. Charitou, D. Dionysiou, N. Lambertides and L. Trigeorgis, "Alternative Bankruptcy Prediction Models using Option-pricing Theory," Journal of Banking and Finance, 37, 7 (July 2013), 2329-2341.

  • L. Trigeorgis and N. Lambertides, "The Role of Growth Options in Explaining Stock Returns," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (forthcoming February 2014).

  • S. de Treville, L. Trigeorgis, N. Schurhoff and B. Avanzi, "Optimal Sourcing and Lead-Time Reduction under Evolutionary Demand Risk," Production and Operations Management (accepted).

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