Dr Elisavet Mantzari

Dr Elisavet Mantzari

The Department of Accounting
Lecturer in Accounting

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Elisavet Mantzari is a Lecturer in Accounting at the Birmingham Business School. Her research interests cover a range of topics including international financial reporting standard-setting and practice, critical accounting theory and sustainability accounting. 


  • PhD in Accounting and Financial Management
  • MSc in Accounting and Management
  • BSc (Hons) in Business Administration


Elisavet joined Birmingham Business School in September 2016. Elisavet has professional experience as an accountant and has worked as an auditor in a ‘Big Four’ audit firm.

Elisavet’s research is broadly concerned with developing an understanding of the changing roles of accounting within the context of shifting societal values, ideological demands, and power relations in the international arena. She is interested in the everyday use of accounting information by practitioners and the public more broadly, and has been involved in research projects related to corporate social responsibility (CSR) theory and practice, both in the UK and internationally. Central to her current research activities is the exploration of critical theories in accounting and the role of critical accounting praxis. Elisavet has presented papers at research conferences both in the UK and overseas and is currently in charge of organising the research seminars for the BBS accounting group.


  • Financial Statement Analysis for Investors
  • Introduction to Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Financial Accounting

Postgraduate supervision

Elisavet is interested in supervising postgraduate and doctoral students in the following areas:

  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS): standard-setting and practice
  • Use of accounting information by financial analysts
  • Critical accounting theory and research, including classical Marxism
  • Social movements and accounting


Journal articles: 

Mantzari, E., & Georgiou, O. (2018). Ideological hegemony and consent to IFRS: Insights from practitioners in Greece. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, [in press]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2018.06.003

Phiri, O., Mantzari, E., & Gleadle, P. (2018). Stakeholder interactions and corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices: Evidence from the Zambian copper mining sector. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. [in press] https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-04-2016-2540

Mantzari, E., Sigalas, C., & Hines, T. (2017, May). Adoption of the International Financial Reporting Standards by Greek non-listed companies: The role of coercive and hegemonic pressures, Accounting Forum, 41(3): 185-2015.

Book chapters:

Phiri, O., & Mantzari, E. (2018). CSR Disclosure Practices in the Zambia Mining Industry. In Sustainability and Social Responsibility: Regulation and Reporting (pp. 471-504). Springer, Singapore.

Sahinidis, A. G., Daskalaki, D., Mantzari, E., & Mantzaris, I. (2018). The Impact of the Economic Crisis on the Corporate Social Responsibility Activities of Greek Companies. In Sustainability and Social Responsibility: Regulation and Reporting (pp. 241-258). Springer, Singapore.

Reklitis, P., Trivellas, P., Mantzaris, I., Mantzari, E., & Reklitis, D. (2018). Employee Perceptions of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities and Work-Related Attitudes: The Case of a Greek Management Services Organization. In Sustainability and Social Responsibility: Regulation and Reporting (pp. 225-240). Springer, Singapore.

Book reviews:

Mantzari, E. (2014) book review on Critical Histories of Accounting: Sinister Inscriptions in the Modern Era by R. K. Fleischman, W. Funnell and S. P. Walker in International Critical Thought, 4(1): 98-107