2nd International Conference on:

BUSINESS, ECONOMICS, MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING

June 24-27, 2004

ATHENS, GREECE

 

Conference Venue: Hellenic Management Association

200 Ionias Avenue & Iakovaton Street. Kato Patisia. 111 44 Athens, Greece.

  

Organized by:

The Business Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER).

 

Scientific and Organizing Committee

1.      Angelos Tsaklanganos, Conference President ATINER, and Professor Department of Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

2.      Gregory T. Papanikos, Member Organizing Committee  ATINER, Greece.

3.      Cleopatra Veloutsou, Conference Vice President ATINER, University of Glascow, UK.

4.      Chris Sakellariou, Secretary ATINER, and Nanyang University, Singapore.

5.      Valia Kasimati, ATINER, and University of Bath, UK

 

 

Administration

Tristan Hendy, Sylia Sakka, Zoe Boutsioli, Thomas Papanikos.


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 (The time for each session includes a 15 minute coffee break)

 

Thursday, June 24th, 2004

 

08:30-09:30 Registration

 

09:30-10:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

·        Gregory T. Papanikos, Member Organizing Committee ATINER, Greece.

·        Cleopatra Veloutsou, Conference Vice President, Business Research Unit, ATINER, University of Glascow, UK.

·        Chris Sakellariou, Secretary ATINER, and Nanyang University, Singapore.

 

10:00-11:30 SESSION I, PLENARY

Chairperson:  Sakellariou, C., Secretary ATINER, and Nanyang University, Singapore.

 

1.      Callen, J., Professor, University of Toronto, Canada. The Valuation of Domestic and Foreign Earnings and the Impact of Investor Sophistication. 

2.      Wati, I.F., Associate Professor, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia. Efficiency Analysis of Local Governments in Malaysia.

3.      Ouyang, L., Ph.D. Student, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong & Tse, M., Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The Long-Term Stock Performance of Chinese Stock Offerings.  

 


11:30-13:00                                                                                                                 Thursday, June 24th, 2004

 

Session II (Room A)

Chairperson: Callen, J., Professor, University of Toronto, Canada.

Session III (Room B)

Chairperson: Veloutsou, C., Conference Vice President ATINER, University of Glascow, UK.

1.         Debicki, M., Professor, University of Manitoba, Canada. European Union Civil Service – Regulations and C.C. Case Law.

2.         Gürbüz, F.G., Associate Professor, Marmara University, Turkey. A Field Study on Creative Behaviour of Sales Staff in Turkey.  

3.         Pignatel, I., Professor, Euromed Marseille, France & Martinv, V., Professor, Euromed Marseille, France. For a Sociological Approach to Leadership: Women at the Top 1998-2003. 

4.         Mäki, J., Senior Advisor, Media Tampere Ltd., Finland. The Tele-Working Phenomenon and the Way it Effects on the Working Status and on the Relationships Between the Colleagues in a Company.

5.         Pehkonen, H., Researcher, University of Vaasa, Finland. Responses to Workplace Bullying – Evidence from Finnish Public Sector.

1.         Olson, O., Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University, USA and He, M., Professor, Nova Southeastern University, USA. A Model of Balance of Payment Crisis and the Von Neumann Model. 

2.         Bruna, K., Lecturer, University of Economics, Czech Republic & Brada, J., University of Economics, Czech Republic. The Dynamics of Money Market Interest Rates in the Context of Czech National Bank Inflation Targeting.

3.         Quiroga Garcia, R., Lecturer, University of Oviedo, Spain & Sanchez Alvarez, I., University of Oviedo, Spain. Structure of Components and Asymmetry in the Intraday Volatility of the IBEX-35 Index Future.

4.         Puibasset, C., Researcher, University of Aix-Marseille 2, France. Exchange Rate Regime Switching in Favorable Period: An Algebraic Resolution.

 

13:00-14:00: LUNCH (Inside Conference Venue)

 


14:00-15:30                                                                                                                 Thursday, June 24th, 2004

 

Session IV (Room A)

Chairperson: Apostolou, N., Professor, Louisiana State University, USA

Session V (Room B)

Chairperson: Wati, I.F., Associate Professor, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia.

1.         Delga, J., Professeur à L’ESSEC, Avocat à la Cour d’Appel de Paris, France. Corporate Governance and Independent Director. Independent Director or Gadget? “An Inappropriate Reference to the Anglo-Saxon System”.

2.         Cavarkapa, B., Professor, Eastern Connecticut State University, USA & Pachis, D., Professor, Eastern Connecticut State University USA. Impact of Transitional Economies on Product Perception and Evaluation.

3.         Carayannopoulos, P., Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada and Kelly, M., Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. Determinants of Capital Holdings: Evidence from the Canadian Property/Casualty Insurance Industry.

4.         Ehrengren, L., Associate Professor, Stockholm University, Sweden.  Government Assessment of Business Risks for Industrial Growth.

 

1.         Roufagalas, J., Professor, Radford University, USA, Kasturi, P., Professor, Radford University, USA & Orlov, A.G., Assistant Professor, Radford University, USA. HRM Systems Architecture and Firm Performance: Evidence from SMEs in a Developing Country.

2.         Underwood, J., Professor, Azusa Pacific University, USA. Is your success different than mine?

3.         Williams, C. E., Assistant Professor, Concordia University Irvine, USA. Implementing an Intensive Cross-Cultural Training Program into a Global Corporation.

4.         Jakosuo, K., Assistant of Consumer, University of Helsinki, Finland. Is There Connection Between Customer And Personnel Satisfaction?

5.         Gekas, G.A., Associate Professor, Ryerson University, Canada. Municipal Bench Marking, Key Factors Influencing Municipal Performance.

 

 


15:30-17:00                                                                                                                 Thursday, June 24th, 2004

 

Session VI (Room A)

Chairperson: Cavarkapa, B., Professor, Eastern Connecticut State University, USA.

Session VII (Room B)

Chairperson: Roufagalas, J., Professor, Radford University, USA.

1.         Apostolou, N., Professor, Louisiana State University, USA & Crumbley, L., Professor, Louisiana State University, USA. Fraud Surveys: Investigations for Internal Auditors.

2.         Wu, W., Professor, Chinese University, China, Haw, I.M., Professor, Texas Christian University and the Chinese University, China, & Qi, D., Professor, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, China. Motivation and Market Consequences of Voluntary Auditing Interim Reports in China.

3.         Lin, L. Professor., California State Polytechnic University Pomona, USA.  Some Issues in the US Antidumping Cases against China.

4.         Aslan, S., Associate Professor, Marmara University, Turkey & Arzova, B., Associate Professor, Marmara University, Turkey. A Study towards the Publication of the Financial and Audit Reports of the ICI (Istanbul Chamber of Industry) Listed 500 Companies on the Internet.

5.         Awadallah, E.A., Lecturer, EBS Regent’s College, UK. Explicating the Interactions Between the Auditor and Client Management During the Audit Process: A Review of the Ongoing Debate.

1.         Czepiec, H., Professor, California State Polytechnic University, USA, Hopkins, P., Professor, California State Polytechnic University, USA, Roxas, J., Professor, California State Polytechnic, USA and Jao, Y.T., Professor, California State Polytechnic University, USA. Attitudes Towards Globalization: Comparing Views From the United States and Taiwan.

2.         Pavelková, D., Vice-Dean for Distance Learning and Head of Department of Finance and Accounting, Tomas Bata University, Czech Republic, Influence of Cost of the Capital on the Economic Value Added: A Comparative Study in the Czech Republic, India and the United States of America.

3.         Bakar, J.A., Lecturer, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia and Katib, M.N., Lecturer, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia. Patronage of Foreign Banks in Malaysia.

 20:00 GREEK NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT at STAMATOPOULOS TAVERN,  26 Lissiou Street,  Plaka, Tel.: 210 3228722

 Friday June 25th, 2004

 

10:00-11:30

 

Session VIII (Room A)

Chairperson: Tsaklanganos, A., Conference President ATINER, and Professor Department of Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Session IX (Room B)

Chairperson: Underwood, J., Professor, Azusa Pacific University, USA.

1.         Metwally, M.M., Professor, University of Wollongong, Dubai. Determinants of Aggregate Imports in the GCC Countries. (Friday 25th or Saturday 26th June).

2.         Chang, H., Lecturer, The University of Melbourne, Australia. Budget Balance and Trade Balance: Kin or Strangers, a Case Study of Taiwan.

3.         Hrdy, M. Ph.D. Student, University of Economics, Czech Republic. Commercial Banks Valuation Problems.

 

1.         Kalyvas, L., Bank Examiner, Bank of Greece, Greece, Kiosse, P., Ph.D. Student, Glasgow Caledonian University, U.K. & Mylonidis, N., Lecturer, University of Ioannina, Greece. Modeling Option Volatility: Empirical Evidence from FTSE 100 Index European Options.

2.         Arzova, B., Assistant Professor, Marmara University, Turkey & Uydaci, M., Assistant Professor, Marmara University, Turkey. The Role of Non-Food Suppliers in Turkish Retailing Industry in the Target Costing Process: Can Target Costing Be an Alternative in a Competitive Pricing?

3.         Shi, Q., Ph.D. Student, The University of Hong Kong, China. The Determinants of the Implied Volatility Function: Evidence from Hang Seng Index Option Market in Hong Kong.

4.         Sülzle, Κ., Ph.D. Student, Technical University Dresden, Germany. Duopolistic Competition Between Independent and Collaborative B2B Marketplaces.  Presentation

 


11:30-13:00                                                                                                                          Friday, June 25th, 2004

 

Session X (Room A)

Chairperson: Metwally, M.M., Professor, University of Wollongong, Dubai.

Session XI (Room B)

Chairperson: Williams, C. E., Assistant Professor, Concordia University Irvine, USA

1.         Koveos, P., Professor, Syracuse University, USA & Tang, L., Syracuse University, USA. Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth: Is there a Relation?

2.         Pendergast, W., Professor, Cal Poly, USA. The Entrepreneurial Nature of International Business.

3.         Valkealahti, Κ., Senior Assistant, University of Vaasa, Finland & Järlström, Μ., University of Vaasa, Finland. Personality Type Profiles of Potential Future Leaders ­ what  are they like?

4.         Lu, J., Ph.D. Student, The University of Hong Kong, China. Expansion Strategy Through Partial-Ownership Acquisitions and Start-Ups: The Impact of Task-Specific and Location-Specific Knowledge.

5.         Carayannopoulos, S., Lecturer, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. Collaboration Versus Acquisition and the Knowledge-Based View of the Firm.

1.         Zamudio-Penson, P., Assistant Professor, Azusa Pacific University, USA. Geography Predisposes Economic Development.

2.         Hogenauer, A., Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University, USA. Global Integrated Surface Travel – a re-emerging Opportunity for Tourism Growth and Development.

3.         Mulley, C., Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. Benchmarking Internal Efficiency:  How Useful Is The Process For Local Transport Operators?  

4.         Elgebali, M., Researcher, University of Huddersfield, UK. Value of relationships within the Russian business network.

 

 

13:00-14:00: LUNCH (Inside Conference Venue)

 


14:00-15:30                                                                                                                          Friday, June 25th, 2004

 

Session XII (Room A)

Chairperson: Koveos, P., Professor, Syracuse University, USA.

Session XIII (Room B)

Chairperson: Zamudio-Penson, P., Assistant Professor, Azusa Pacific University, USA.

1.         van Wijk, G., Professor, Essec Business School, France. Time Structuring as a Means of Domination. 

2.         Digout, J., Director, Toulouse Business School, France & Harizanov, P.,Researcher,  Toulouse Business School, France. Is “Peer To Peer” an Efficient Pedagogical Model for Business Management Education?

3.         Tektas, A., Assistant. Professor, Bogazici University, Turkey & Hortacsu, A., Assistant. Professor, Bogazici University, Turkey. A Decision Tool for Store Location: A Critical Retail Mix Element.

4.         de Boer, T.W., Associate Professor, University of Groningen, The Netherlands &   Van Uitert, H.H., Associate Professor, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Who’s the boss? User and Domain Driven IT System Design.

 

1.         Chateau, J-P.D., Professor, Rouen School of Management, France & Ma, B.K., Professor, City University of New York, U.S.A. Conditional Expectation Methods for Option Valuation by Monte Carlo Simulations.  

2.         Ayayi, A., Assistant Professor, Ryerson University, Canada. Initial Public Offering and the Repeated Equity Selling Game. (Friday June 25).

3.         Shiwakoti, R., Lecturer, University of Kent, UK, Hudson, R., Lecturer, University of Leeds, UK & Short, H., Lecturer, University of Leeds, UK. A Study of the Initial Returns and the Aftermarket Performance of Initial Public Offerings of Demutualised Building Societies in the United Kingdom.

 

 

 

 


15:30 – 17:00                                                                                                                       Friday, June 25th, 2004

 

Session XIV (Room A)

Chairperson: Digout, J., Director, Toulouse Business School, France.

Session XV (Room B)

Chairperson: Chateau, J-P.D., Professor, Rouen School of Management, France.

1.         Sabour, N., Researcher, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Product Placement in Context: Building Brands in the Postmodern Era. 

2.         Tejura, C., Senior Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, UK. An examination of the relationship between Management Accounting and Marketing with reference to Brands Management and Brand Equity.

3.         Radón, A., Ph.D. Student, Stockholm University, Sweden. The Paradoxical Relationship between the Exclusiveness of Luxury Goods and Profit Maximization.

1.         Tixier, M., Professor, ESSEC, France. Targeting for the Future: Major Changes in Communication.

2.         Karamanos, A., Assistant Professor, ESSEC, France. Networks and the Value of Strategic Alliances in the Biopharmaceutical Industry.

3.         Järvi, P., Senior lecturer, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Customers' evaluations of listening to the customer-system in hypermarket.

4.         Lievonen, M., Ph.D. Student, Royal Holloway University of London, UK. Regulating Interaction Space: Layers of Communication and Interaction in Workplace Design.

5.         Zhang, M., Senior Lecturer, Kingston University, UK, & Edwards, C., Professor, Kingston University, UK. The Roles of Local Managers in MCS’s Global Strategy: a Case Study of Chinese Companies in the UK.

 

 

20:00 DINNER at ROZALIA TAVERN, 58 Valtetsiou str., Exarcheia Square, Tel.: 210-330-2933

 


Saturday June 26th, 2004

 

10:00-11:30

 

Session XVI (Room A)

Chairperson: Mulley, C., Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.

Session XVII (Room B)

Chairperson: Hogenauer, A., Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University, USA.

1.         Sauvage, T., Professor, Audencia Nantes Business School France & Aptel, O., Professor, Audencia Nantes Business School, France. Status and Implementation of Game Simulation in Supply Chain Management Learning.

2.         Hwang, J.D., Associate Professor, California State University, USA, Chen, A.H., Lecturer, California State University, USA & Mallon, L.G., Researcher, California State University, USA. Database Development with Electronic Data Interchange for Regional Supply Chain Simulation (RSCS):  An Application to Freight Movement in Southern California.

3.         Keller, G., Assistant Professor, Cardinal Stritch University, USA. Using Fast Track Strategic Technology to Improve the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Local Government and Non-Governmental Organizations.

4.         Chicksand, D., Research Fellow, The University of Birmingham, U.K., Cox, A.,  Professor The University of Birmingham, U.K. & Ireland, P., Professor, The University of Birmingham, U.K. Consortia Sourcing in the Public Sector: The Need for Robust Demand Management as a Precursor for Effective Supply Management in the UK NHS.

1.         Strieter, J.C., Associate Professor, SUNY College at Brockport, USA. The Perceived Usefulness of Information Shared During New Product Development.

 


11:30-13:00                                                                                                                 Saturday, June 26th, 2004

 

Session XVIII (Room B)

Chairperson: Strieter, J.C., Associate Professor, SUNY College at Brockport, USA.

Session XIX (Room B)

Chairperson: Veloutsou, C., Vice President, ATINER, and Glascow University, U.K.

1.         Ankli, R.E., Professor, Gulf University, Kuwait. Teaching Business Ethics Abroad.

2.         McColl, P., Senior Lecturer, University of Teesside, UK. Grumpy old men and grateful girls?  Making Sense of Equality of Opportunity at a UK University.

3.         Lavin, D., Associate Professor, Florida International University, USA. Is Teaching Ethics in College Too Late and Therefore a Waste of Time?

4.         Leverment, Y., Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, UK & Offenbeek, M., Assistant Professor, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.. Processes of Professional Job Crafting and Identity Construction in the British and Dutch Health Care Sector; the Case of Nurse Practitioners.

5.         Micheletti, P., Professor, Euromed Marseille School of Management, France. Toward a New Design of Management.

 

1.         Hansen, T., Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. A Framework for Understanding Consumer Online Grocery Buying Intention.

2.         Blecker, T., Assistant Professor, University of Klagenfurt, Austria, & Abdelkafi, N., Researcher, University of Klagenfurt, Austria, & Kreutler, G., Researcher, University of Klagenfurt, Austria, & Kaluza, B., Professor, University of Klagenfurt, Austria. A Framework for Understanding the Interdependencies between Mass Customization and Complexity.

3.         Krag, L., Ph.D. Student, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark, Thomsen, M., Ph.D. Student, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark & Blegind Jensen, T., Ph.D. Student, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark. Consequences of Strategic Choices Within an eProcurement Implementation Process - From an Actor Network Theory Perspective.

4.         Kalamas, M., Ph.D. Student, Concordia University, Canada, Laroche M., Professor, Concordia University, Canada & Cezard, A., Concordia University, Canada. An Assessment of Dimensionality of Should and Will Customer Service Expectations.

 

13:00-14:00: LUNCH (Inside Conference Venue)


 14:00-15:30                                                                                                                Saturday, June 26th, 2004

 

Session XX (Room A)

Chairperson: Lavin, D., Associate Professor, Florida International University, USA.

Session XXI (Room B)

Chairperson: Hansen, T., Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

1.         Aktan, C.C., Professor, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey. The New Change Dynamics and the State in a Changing World.

2.         Milligan, P., Associate Professor, Baylor University, USA & Hutcheson, D., XR Group, Inc., Specialists in IT Management, USA. The Impact of New United States Legislation on Information Services Departments of Global Companies.

3.         Hunt, W.J. III, Marketing Strategist, Global Strategies International, LLC, USA. Using Foreign Search Engines as a Viable Mode of Market Entry.

4.         Weston, R., Professor, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia and Browne, S., Director, Evandale House Group, Australia. Whale World: The Development of a Tourist Icon by a Charitable Foundation.

 

 

 

1.         Sakellariou, C., Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Education Policy Reform, Local Average Treatment Effect and Returns to Schooling from Instrumental Variables in the Philippines.

2.         Strieter, J.C., Associate Professor, SUNY College at Brockport, USA & Weaver, J. L., Associate Professor SUNY College at Brockport, USA. The Effects of September 11 on Commerce Between Businesses in the Greater Rochester, N.Y. Area and Businesses in Mexico and Canada.(25 & 26 June).

3.         Petratos, P., Assistant Professor, California State University, Stanislaus, USA & Gleni, S., University of Luton, U.K. Biometrics Facilitating Electronic Financial Transactions.

4.         Avakian, S., Researcher, Durham University, England. Assessing the Role of Consultants in Creating a Valuable Service to Clients through Knowledge.

 

20:00 DINNER at ROZALIA TAVERN, 58 Valtetsiou str., Exarcheia Square, Tel.: 210-330-2933

Sunday June 27th, 2004

One Day Cruise to the Aegean Islands (includes Lunch)
07:00 (Confirm Time) Bus Departure from the Conference Hotel to Piraeus

18:30 Return to the Conference Hotel from Piraeus.