PwC Chair Associate Professor

Theo StratopoulosOffice: Hagey Hall 289K

Phone: 519-888-4567 x45943

Email: tstratop@uwaterloo.ca

Brief biography

Theo’s teaching and research focus is on data analytics and emerging technologies. His research has been published in The Accounting Review, JMIS, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Information Systems, Information & Management, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, IJAIS, and Accounting Horizons. Prof. Stratopoulos has authored numerous articles and open-source texts on data analytics and blockchain (see SSRN). He is a member of the CPA Canada - Audit Data Analytics committee and senior editor for the Journal of information Systems.

Education and certifications

  • MA (Athens School of Business and Economics)
  • PhD (University of New Hampshire)

Selected publications

  • Stratopoulos, T. C., Wang, V. X., & Ye, H. (Jonathan). (2021). Use of Corporate Disclosures to Identify the Stage of Blockchain Adoption. Accounting Horizons, forthcoming.
  • Ye, H. (Jonathan), Yang, X., Wang, X., & Stratopoulos, T. C. (2021). Monetization of Digital Content: Drivers of Revenue on Q&A Platforms. Journal of Management Information Systems, forthcoming.
  • Calderón, J., & Stratopoulos, T. C. (2020). What Accountants Need to Know about Blockchain. Accounting Perspectives, 19(4), 303–323. https://doi.org/10.1111/1911-3838.12240
  • Stratopoulos, T. C. (2020). Teaching Blockchain to Accounting Students. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, 17(2), 63–74. https://doi.org/10.2308/JETA-2020-052
  • Kim, J.-B., Song, B. Y., & Stratopoulos, T. C. (2018). Does Information Technology Reputation Affect Bank Loan Terms? The Accounting Review, 93(3), 185–211. https://doi.org/10.2308/accr-51927

  • Richins, G., Stapleton, A., Stratopoulos, T. C., & Wong, C. (2017). Big Data Analytics: Opportunity or Threat for the Accounting Profession? Journal of Information Systems, 31(3), 63–79. https://doi.org/10.2308/isys-51805

  • ​Stratopoulos, T. C. 2017. “Exercising Due Diligence in Studies of Duration of Competitive Advantage Due to Emerging Technology Adoption,” Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, (14:1), pp. 27–35. http://aaajournals.org/doi/full/10.2308/jeta-51702
  • Lim, J.-H., T. C. Stratopoulos, and T. S. Wirjanto. 2013. Sustainability of a Firm’s Reputation for IT Capability: The Role of Senior IT Executives. Journal of Management Information Systems 30 (1): 57–96.

  • Stratopoulos, T. C., Vance, T., and Zou, X. 2013. “Incentive Effects of Enterprise Systems on the Magnitude and Detectability of Reporting Manipulations,” International Journal of Accounting Information System (14:1), pp. 39-57.
  • Bauer, T., Dehning, B., and Stratopoulos, T. C. 2012. “The Financial Performance of Global Information and Communication Technology Companies,” Journal of Information Systems (26:2), pp. 119-152.
  • Lim, J.-H., Stratopoulos, T. C., and Wirjanto, T. 2012. “Role of IT Executives on the Firm’s Ability to Achieve Competitive Advantage through IT Capability,” International Journal of Accounting Information Systems (13:1), pp. 21-40.
  • Lim, J.-H., Stratopoulos, T. C, and Wirjanto, T. 2011/2012. “Path Dependence of Dynamic Information Technology Capability: An Empirical Investigation,” Journal of Management Information Systems (28:3), pp. 45-84.
  • Chen, C., Lim, J.-H., and Stratopoulos, T. C. 2011. “IT Capability and a Firm’s Ability to Recover from Losses: Evidence from the Economic Downturn of the Early 2000s.,” Journal of Information Systems (25:2), pp. 117-144.
  • Stratopoulos, T. C., and Lim, J.-H. 2010. “IT innovation persistence: an oxymoron?,” Communications of the ACM (53:5), pp. 142-146. (Accepted in 2008)
  • Dehning, B., Richardson, V. J., and Stratopoulos, T. C. 2005. “Information technology investments and firm value,” Information & Management (42:7), pp. 989-1008.
  • Dehning, B., Dow, K. E., and Stratopoulos, T. C. 2004. “Information technology and organizational slack,” International Journal of Accounting Information Systems (5:1), pp. 51-63.
  • Dehning, B., Dow, K. E., and Stratopoulos, T. C. 2003. “The info-tech ‘Productivity Paradox’ dissected and tested,” Management Accounting Quarterly (5:1), pp. 31–39.
  • Davis, L., Dehning, B., and Stratopoulos, T. C. 2003. “Does the Market Recognize IT-Enabled Competitive Advantage?,” Information & Management (40:7), pp. 705–716.
  • Nicolaou, A. I., Dehning, B., and Stratopoulos, T. C. 2003. “Financial Analysis of Potential Benefits from ERP Systems Adoption,” The Journal of Business and Information Technology (2:1), pp. 40–50.
  • Dehning, B., and Stratopoulos, T. C. 2003. “Determinants of a sustainable competitive advantage due to an IT-enabled strategy,” Journal of Strategic Information Systems (12:1), pp. 7–28.
  • Dehning, B., and Stratopoulos, T. C. 2002. “DuPont analysis of an IT-enabled competitive advantage,” International Journal of Accounting Information Systems (3:3), pp. 165-176.
  • Stratopoulos, T. C., and Dehning, B. 2000. “Does successful investment in information technology solve the productivity paradox?,” Information & Management (38:2), pp. 103-117.

Editor/Associate Editor

  • Senior Editor, Journal of Information Systems (2020-2022)
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems (2018-present)

Books/Teaching Notes

Courses taught

  • Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) 415 - Special Topics: Foundations of Data Mining
  • Accounting (ACC) 622 - Electronic Commerce
  • Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) 241 - Introduction to Business Information Technology
  • Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) 112  - Analytic Methods for Business 1. An Introduction to Data Analytics Process: Spreadsheets and R

Awards

  • Recipient of the Research Fellowship Award, 2012-13.
  • Recipient of the Best Paper Award: “Role of IT Executives on the Firm’s Ability to Achieve Competitive Advantage through IT Capability” (with Jee-Hae Lim and Tony Wirjanto). The 2011 International Conference on Enterprise Systems, Accounting, and Logistics, Thassos Island, Greece, July 10-12, 2011.
  • Outstanding Teacher Award: Presented by University of New Hampshire - Executive MBA Program,  Class of 2001

Funding

  • Using Company Disclosures to Predict Technology Diffusion. T. Stratopoulos (Principal Investigator), Bruce Dehning (Collaborator). Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2019 to 2020; $91,732.
  • Information Technology Budgets and Budgeting Process. Stratopoulos, T. C. (Principal Investigator) and Clark Hampton (Co-investigator). University of Waterloo-Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Seed Grant, 2013-15; $5,500.
  • Estimation of Industry Attractiveness with Accounting Variables.  Stratopoulos, T. C. (Principal Investigator) and Clark Hampton (Co-investigator). Certified Management Accountants (CMA)/Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) Research Grant Program, 2013-14; $5,000.  
  • Reciprocity between IT capable firms and IT executives; T. Stratopoulos (Principal Investigator) and Jee-Hae Lim and Tony Wirjanto (Co-investigators). University of Waterloo-SSHRC Seed Grant, 2012-13; $5,500.
  • Information Technology innovation, persistence, antecedents, and performance implications; T. Stratopoulos (Principal Investigator), Jee-Hae Lim, and Tony Wirjanto (Co-investigators). Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2008 to 2011; $160,000
  • Information Technology innovation, persistence, antecedents, and performance implications; T. Stratopoulos (Principal Investigator) and Jee-Hae Lim (Co-investigator). University of Waterloo-SSHRC Seed Grant, 2008
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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