INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES

STRENGTHS – WEAKNESSES – OPPORTUNITIES – THREATS

August 30-31, 2004

Lefkada, Greece

 

Program

 

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Conference Venue:

 

Cultural Center of the Municipality of Lefkada, Lefkada, Greece.

 

Organized by:

 

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

·         The Greek Federation of SMEs.

·         The Municipality of the City of Lefkada.

 

 

 

Scientific and Organizing Committee

 

1.    Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER, Greece.

2.    Dr. Angelos Tsaklanganos, Professor of Marketing, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece & Head, Business Reserch Unit, ATINER, Greece.

3.    Dr. Cleopatra Veloutsou, Lecturer in Marketing, Department of Business and Management, University of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K. & Deputy Head, Business Research Unit, ATINER, Greece.

4.    Dr. Panagiotis Petratos, Assistant Professor, California State University, Stanislaus, USA & Member, Business Research Unit, ATINER, Greece.

5.    Dr. Christos Sakellariou, Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore & Head, Education Research Unit, ATINER.

6.    Dr. Ioannis D. Salavrakos, Visiting Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, U.K. & Member, Business Research Unit, ATINER, Greece.

 

 

 

 

Administration

 

Tristan Hendy, Rosemary Meacham-Zittel, Sylia Sakka, Thomas Papanikos

 


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

(The time for each session includes 10 minutes coffee break)

 

 

Sunday August 29th, 2004

 

16:30

Departure of Shuttle Bus from Athens to Lefkada

The bus will depart from outside the University of Athens (www.uoa.gr), 30 Panepistimiou Street. The best way to go there is to use the metro (underground) and get off at PANEPISTIMIOU STATION. 

 

 

Monday August 30th, 2004

  

09:00-09:30          Registration

 

09:30-10:00          Welcome and Opening Remarks

  

10:00-11:30          Session I

Chairperson: G.T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER, Greece.

 

1.         Schubert, W., Professor, La Salle University, USA. Naked Short Sales: The Impact of New Securities and Exchange Commission Act SHO Rule 203 on the Ability to Raise Capital in Small Cap Markets.

2.         Lasch, F., Professor, CEROM-Montpellier Business School, France, Le Roy, F., Professor, Universite de Montpellier, France & Yami, S., Professor, Universite de Montpellier, France. Measuring the Impact of the Local Environment on the New Firm Birth Rate: The Example of the French ICT Sector (1993-2001).  

3.         Zomack, T., KfW Chair of Entrepreneurship, Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Germany & Raith, M., Professor, University of Magdeburg, Germany. Corporate Identity – The Negotiation of Conflicting Venture Styles

 

 


11:30 - 13:00                                                                                                               Monday, August 30th, 2004

 

 

Session II (Room A)

Chairperson:  C. Veloutsou, Lecturer, University of Glasgow, U.K. &  Deputy Head, Business Research Unit, ATINER, Greece.

Session III (Room B)

Chairperson: Zomack, T., KfW Chair of Entrepreneurship, Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Germany

1.       Grudowski, P., Assistant Professor, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland. Process Management Planning in ISO 9001 QMS of Small Companies.

2.        El- Galfy, A., Lecturer, University of Glasgow, U.K & Forbes, W. P., Lecturer, University of Glasgow, U.K. Who Makes Analysts’ Forecast Errors and Where? Some US Evidence.

3.        Rogers, R., Adcock, D., Halborg, A., Rogers, P. Coventry Business School, U.K. SME Consultancy Provision through a UK Management Education Program.

4.        Kaiser, C., Researcher, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Competition and Exit: Evidence from Switzerland.

1.       Tajnikar, M., Dean, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia & Zajec, L., Assistant, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Factors of Growth of Fast-Growing Slovenian Firms in the Period 1994-2002 – An Empirical Study.

2.       Režňáková, M., Associate Professor, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic & Zinecker, M., Assistant Lecturer, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. Research of Internationalization of Small and Medium-sized Companies in Conditions of Czech Republic from the Point of Financial Management.

3.       Criner, J., Professor, Marymount University, USA. Why the Shift to Evolutionary Development? Acquisition Strategy & the State of Knowledge.

4.       Lee, A. M., Senior Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire, UK.  The Business Case for Equality in Tourism SME’s: Strength or Weakness?

 

 

 

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

 


14:00 – 15:30                                                                                                              Monday, August 30th, 2004

 

 

Session IV (Room A)

Chairperson: Lasch, F., Professor, CEROM-Montpellier Business School, France.

Session V (Room B)

Chairperson: P. Petratos, Assistant Professor, California State University, USA & Business Research Unit, ATINER, Greece. 

1.       Vos, E., Associate Professor, University of Waikato, New Zealand, Carter, S., Professor, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland & Tagg., S., Lecturer, Department of Marketing, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. Finance: Not a Growth Constraint for Small UK Business? 

2.       Tomaras, P., Assistant Professor, TEI of Athens, Greece. Investigating Entrepreneurship for New Small Sized Business in Athens Greece

3.       Kitzmann, H., Researcher, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. The Measurement of Success in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.

 

1.       Hoeschl, H., President, E-Government Institute, Juridical Intelligence and Systems Institute-IJURIS, Brazil, Ribeiro, E.B.Q., Coordinator, E-Government Institute, Juridical Intelligence and Systems Institute-IJURIS, Brazil & Costa, F.C., Coordinator, E-Government Institute, Juridical Intelligence and Systems Institute-IJURIS, Brazil. The Use of Information and Communication Technologies for the Enhancement of the Brazilian National Hydro Resources Policy.

2.       Frank, H., Professor, Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration, Austria & Korunka, C., Professor, University of Vienna, Austria. From Founding Intentions to Business Success: Gender Specific Career Patterns of Nascent Entrepreneurs and New Business Owners.

3.       Meah, R., KTP Associate, University of Gloucestershire, UK, Horner, M., System Development Manager, University of Gloucestershire, UK & Hartland, S., Head, University of Gloucestershire, UK. Implementing MIS ιn SME’S: A Report on Case Study Research.

 

 

21:30 DINNER - GREEK NIGHT (Place: Hotel Ionian Blue +30 264 502 9029, address: Nikiana Lefkada 31100)

 


Tuesday August 31st, 2004

 

 

09:00-10:30

 

 

Session VI (Room A)

Chairperson: Schubert, W., Professor, La Salle University, USA.

 

Session VII (Room B)

Chairperson: Osmanagic Bedenik, N., Professor, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

1.       Lepoder, L., Associate  Professor, Euromed Marseille, France. New Instruments and Techniques for the Management of Credit Risk: Strategic Tools for Banking Institutions. (Tuesday, Aug 31 morning)

2.       Dubosse, N., Assistant Professor, United States International University, Kenya.  The Effects of Foreign Capital In-Flows on Small Business Environments: The Case of Kenya.

3.       Guerrieri, A.R., Lecturer, University of Bari, Italy, Lorizio, M., Università degli Studi di Foggia, Italy, Petruzzellis, L., Lecturer, University of Bari, Italy and Ravazzoni, R., Università di Parma, Italy. The Apulia SMEs Local Approach to the Global Market.

4.       Cunha, J., Assistant Lecturer, University of Minho, Portugal. The Financial Accelerator Mechanism: the Case of Portuguese Small Manufacturing Firms

1.       Abdelal Al-zu’bi, K., Chairman, The Hashemite University, Jordan & Balloul, M., The Hashemite University, Jordan. Structure, Competitiveness and Efficiency Aspects of Jordanian Banking Industry.

2.       Osmanagic Bedenik, N., Professor, University of Zagreb, Croatia., Skrtic, M., Professor, University of Zagreb, Croatia & Podrug, N., Ph.D. Student, University of Zagreb, Croatia. SME in Croatia – State of the Art.

3.       Katerinopoulos, A., Consultant, Management Organization Unit S.A., Greece. European Enlargement and its Implications for Small and Medium Sized Tourist Enterprises Opportunities and Prospects.

4.       Al-Mahrouq, M.H., The Hashemite University, Jordan. Size and Firm Growth in Manufacturing Sector in Jordan.

 




10:30 – 12:00                                                                                                              Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

 

 

 

Session VIII (Room A)

Chairperson: Lepoder, L., Associate  Professor, Euromed Marseille, France.

 

Session IX (Room B)

Chairperson: Osmanagic Bedenik, N., Professor, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

1.       Cheung, K., Assistant Professor, University of Windsor, Canada & Yuen, D., Assistant Professor, University of Macau, China. A Fair Division between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs.

2.       Daly, J., Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth, UK & Papadopoulos, A., University of Portsmouth, UK. The Impact of Employee Attitude on Project Achievement in an SME.

3.       Nuri, J., Lecturer, University of Surrey, UK. Capital Structure Choice in SMEs: Empirical Evidence from European Company Panel Data.

1.         Chavda, H., Coventry University, UK & Dunn, C., Coventry University, UK, Adcock, D., Principal Lecturer, Coventry University, UK. To What Extent do Adolescents Influence Family Decision-Making across a Variety of Product Categories?

2.         Pantea, I-M., Lecturer, West University of Timisoara, Romania, Petru, S., Senior Lecturer, West University of Timisoara, Romania & Munteanu, V., Lecturer, West University of Timisoara, Romania. Is CSR a Concept Applicable in Candidate Countries? Case Study: Romania.

3.         Cariola, M., Researcher, CerisCNR. Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth, National Research Council, Italy. Alternative Ways to the Growth of the SMEs in Italy: The Potential Role of New Financial Tools.

 


12:00 – 13:30                                                                                                              Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

 

 

Session X (Room A)

Chairperson: Adcock, D., Principal Lecturer, Coventry University, UK.

 

Session XI (Room B)

Chairperson: Kaiser, C., Researcher, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

1.       Rubio-Banon, A., Assistant Professor, Murcia University, Spain and Aragon, A., Associate Professor, Murcia University, Spain. SMEs Competitiveness: An Empirical Study.

2.       Makela, L., Researcher, University of Vaasa, Finland & Routamaa, V., Professor, University of Vaasa, Finland. Leader’s Personality and Leader – Member Exchange Style..

3.       Williams, S., Researcher, Cardiff University, UK & Elias, S., Researcher, Cardiff University, UK. Business Support Programmes for the Smaller Organization.

1.       Davis, L., Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Patent Experiences of Small Danish Biotech Firms in Medicon Valley.

2.       Pittino, D., Post Doc, University of Udine, Italy. Identifying the Key Roles in the Innovation Processes of SMEs through Social Network Analysis.

3.       Gleni, S., Ph.D. Student, University of Luton, U.K. & Petratos, P., Assistant Professor, California State University, Stanislaus, USA. Biometrics for Electronic Commerce of Small Businesses.

 

13:30-14:30 LUNCH (Place: Conference Venue)

   

20:30 DINNER (Place: Oasis Tavern, within walking distance from Ionion Star Hotel and Hotel Lefkas)

 

 

Wednesday September 1st, 2004

 

7:30 AM

Return to Athens (Departure: Conference Hotels)