External PhD Supervisor
Elena obtained her PhD in Accounting and Finance at Durham University Business School, UK, specializing in the field of corporate social responsibility and financial performance.
She previously completed her MA in Islamic Banking, finance and management at the Gloucestershire University, UK and achieved her MA in accounting and finance from Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. She graduated with her BA in Economics from Anadolu University, Turkey. Elena’s research interests include social and environmental disclosure, corporate financial performance, corporate governance, ethical issues in Islamic banking and finance.
Simenti-Phiri, E, Harris, P and Perrin, D (2014): The Americanisation of Southern African Political Campaigns: A study comparing campaign practices in Malawi and South Africa during 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009 General Elections: In the Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness. Volume 8 (1), pp. 74 -84
Simenti-Phiri, E (2014) (in progress): Where and how a new political party won the polls in 2009: The marketing of the Democratic Progressive Party of Malawi. A paper submitted to the Journal of South African Political Communication.
Platonova, E. (2013). Corporate Social Responsibility from an Islamic Moral Economy Perspective: A Literature Survey. Afro Eurasian Studies, 2 (1&2), Spring & Fall: 272-‐ 297.
Platonova, E. (2015). The Determinants of Financial Performance in Banking Sector: Evidence from the GCC region. Presented at the 10th International Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance (ICIEF), 23‐24 April 2015, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar.
Platonova, E. (2014). The Impact of CSR Disclosure on Financial Performance: Evidence from the GCC Islamic Banks. Presented at the Foundation of Islamic Finance Conference (FIFC), 2-3 April 2014, University of Durham, UK.
Platonova, E. (2013). The Relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure and Financial Performance: Empirical Evidence from the GCC Islamic Banks. Presented at the 7th Kyoto‐Durham International Workshop in Islamic Economics and Finance, 1-2 October 2013, Kyoto University, Japan.
Platonova, E. (2013). Corporate Social Responsibility Performance of the GCC Islamic Banks: Disclosure Analysis. Presented at Durham Islamic Finance Summer School, 1-5 July 2013, University of Durham, UK.
Platonova, E. (2012). A Comparative Analysis of CSR Disclosures in the GCC Islamic Banks. Presented at the 6th Kyoto‐Durham Workshop in Islamic Economics and Finance, 17-18 July 2012, University of Durham, UK.
Platonova, E. (2010). Developments of Islamic Banking and Finance in Russia. Presented at the 4th Kyoto‐Durham Workshop in Islamic Economics and Finance, 12-13 July 2010, University of Durham, UK.