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Dr Lora Dimitrova

Dr Lora Dimitrova

Lecturer in Finance


+44 (0) 1392 725979

Xfi Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4ST, UK

Lora Dimitrova is a Lecturer in Finance at the Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment. She joined the University of Exeter Business School in September 2013.

Lora holds a B.A. from the University of Economics-Varna, and a M.Sc. degree from Concordia University. She earned her Ph.D. in Finance at the London Business School in 2013.

Nationality: Bulgarian/Canadian


  • PhD (London Business School)
  • MCs (Concordia University)


Research clusters

Research interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Venture Capital
  • Innovation
  • Merger & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity

Lora Dimitrova conducts research in corporate finance with particular emphasis in entrepreneurial finance. She is currently examining acquisitions of entrepreneurial start-up companies by corporate venture capital investors as a way to access external innovation. In recent work she also studies the effects of corporate governance and ownership on the performance of acquisitions of private companies and family firms.

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