INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES:

Management, Marketing, and Economic Aspects

August 28th–31st 2005

Lefkada, Greece

Program

 

Conference Venue: Cultural Center of the Municipality of Lefkada

 

Organized by:

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

·        The Municipality of the City of Lefkada.

 

Scientific and Organizing Committee

 

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

·        Dr. Angelos Tsaklanganos, Professor of Marketing, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece & Honorary President, ATINER, Greece.

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

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

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

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

·        Dr. Niki Kyriakidou, N., Lecturer, Leeds Metropolitan University, U.K. and Academic Member, Business Research Unit, ATINER, Greece.

·        Zoi Boutsioli, Ph.D. Student, University of Kent, U.K. & Researcher, ATINER, Greece.

 

 Administration

Takis Chreppas, Sylia Sakka, Thomas Papanikos

 


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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

 

Sunday August 28th, 2005

 18:30- 20:30 Reception at the Ionian Blue Hotel

 

Monday August 29th, 2005

Cultural Center of the Municipality of Lefkada

 

08:00-08:30 Registration

08:30-08:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks by

Dr Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER.

 

08:40-10:30 Session I

Chair: Veloutsou, C., Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Department of Business and Management, University of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K. & Deputy Head, Business Research Unit, ATINER, Greece.

1.      *Al-Faraj, T., Associate Professor of Operations Management, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia. Benchmarking Small Business Firms Using DEA.

2.      Cardoso, C.F.G., Assistant Lecturer, High School of Management, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal. Small Pharmacies vs. Hypermarkets: What Kind of Competition we will Get, After Pharmacies Loose the Monopoly of Selling not Prescribing Drugs?

3.      Siambanopoulos, J., Assistant Professor of Business, King’s University College, Affiliated College with the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Can Helping a Competitor Help a Firm?  A Qualitative Industry Analysis for Approaches in Customer Advocacy as Influence on Enterprise Success.

4.      Ryan, M., Researcher, Faculty of Tourism and Food, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. Enhancing Competitive Advantage in Irish Small-to-Medium Hospitality Enterprises through Training and Development Practices and Opportunities.

 

10:30-12:30 Session II

Chair: Al-Faraj, T., Associate Professor of Operations Management, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia.

 

1.      Laas, A., Ph.D. Student, University of Tartu, Estonia & Talves, K., Ph.D. Student, University of Tartu, Estonia. Female entrepreneurship in Estonia.

2.      Loureiro, P., Assistant, Escola Superior de Gestão do IPCA, Portugal. Key Factors to Women Success in the Portuguese Management. (Monday, 29th of August)

3.      Howells, K., Senior Lecturer, European University of Lefke, Northern Cyprus & Krivokapic-Skoko, B., Lecturer, Charles Sturt University, Australia. Social Gender Segregation and Entrepreneurship: The Case of Northern Cyprus.

4.      Merieau, D., Professor, Britany Business School, France. Human Capital Appraisal as a Major Stake for the Success of Post Modern Societies in Europe.

5.      Kyriakidou, N., Lecturer, Leeds Metropolitan University, U.K. Higher Education and Greek Labour Market Linkages: A Manager’s Perspective.

 

 

12:30-14:00 Session III

Chair: Kyriakidou, N., Lecturer, Leeds Metropolitan University, U.K. and Academic Member, Business Research Unit, ATINER, Greece.

 

1.  St-Pierre, J., Professor, University of Quebec (Trois-Riviere), Canada & Mathieu, C., Professor, University of Quebec (Trois-Riviere), Canada. The Competitiveness of SMEs: Obstacles and the Need for Outside Help

2. Yannopoulos, P., Associate Professor, Brock University, Canada. Business Strategies for Small and Medium Sized Firms.

3. Tumer, M., Assistant Professor, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus, Ugural, S., Assistant Professor, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus, Tuna, G., Researcher, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus & Coskuner, C., Assistant Professor, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus. A Measurement of Competitiveness for North Cyprus Manufacturing Industry.

4. Digout, J., Director, Group for Applied Research in Internet, Marketing and e-Commerce, Toulouse Business School, France & Harizanov, P., Research Fellow, Group for Applied Research in Internet, Marketing and e-Commerce, Toulouse Business School, France. Organizational Learning: Engaging SME Cluster for Sustainable e-Learning.

14:00-15:00 Lunch

15:00-16:30 Session IV

Chair: Yannopoulos, P., Associate Professor, Brock University, Canada.

 

1.  Gleni, S., Ph.D. Student, University  of  Luton, U.K. & *Petratos, P., Assistant Professor, California  State  University, Stanislaus, USA. The Impact of Information Systems on Small and Medium Enterprises.

2.  Lang, L., Lecturer,  Business Information Management, Glasgow Calendonian University, U.K. & Lang, F., Director, Flexible Learning Services, James Watt College of Further & Higher Education, U.K. The Impact of Information Technology on Small to Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) in the Scottish Market.

3.  Tanlamai, U., Professor, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Alignments of Information Systems and the Convergence of Hospital and Hotel Business Strategies in Thailand. 

4.  Vaghely,  I.P., Professor, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières,  Canada & Julien, P-A., Professor Emeritus, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières,  Canada. Innovation and Information Complexity.

 

16:30-18:30 Session V

Chair: Harizanov, P., Research Fellow, Group for Applied Research in Internet, Marketing and e-Commerce, Toulouse Business School, France.

 

1.   Baltacioglu, T., Professor, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey, Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D. Student, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey, Yurt, O., Izmir University of Economics, Turkey & Ozcan, C., Assistant Professor, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey. Effectiveness and Efficiency of Design Processes in SMEs.

2.  Gorgoglione, M., Associate Professor, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy & Palmisano, C., Ph.D. Student, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy. Technologies and Creativity Support Systems in SMEs.

3.  Munteanu, V.P., Lecturer, West University of Timisoara, Romania & Pantea, I.M., Senior Lecturer, West University of Timisoara, Romania. A Comparative Study Regarding Enterprises’ Innovative Potential: Romania vs. European Union.  

 

18:30-20:30 Session VI

Chair: Mayer, P., President-Econova Consulting and Adjunct Professor, International Management, University of Solothurn, Switzerland.

 

1.   Ghattas, R., Assistant Professor, Lebanese American University, Lebanon.  The Survival of a Small Business Enterprise through Turbulent Times: A Case Study of AKS Firm.

2.  Martikainen, M., Docent, University of Vaasa, Finland & Nikkinenb, J., Professor, University of Vaasa, Finland. Internal and External Determinants of SME Growth.

3.  O' Mullane, M., Associate Professor & Head, School of Business, Charles Sturt University, Australia. Strategic Entrepreneurship Development: Sustaining Entrepreneurial Orientation in Small and Medium Sized Organizations with Emerging Futures.

4.  Stefea, P., Senior Lecturer, West University of Timisoara, Romania & Pirtea, M., Senior Lecturer, West University of Timisoara, Romania. SMEs Sector - Promoter for Sustainable Economic Development: A Case Study of Romania.

 

21:30 – 23:30 DINNER - GREEK NIGHT

 

Tuesday August 30th, 2005

Venue: Cultural Center of the Municipality of Lefkada

 

08:30-10:00 Session VII

Chair: Salavrakos, I.D., Visiting Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, U.K. & Academic Member, Business Research Unit, ATINER, Greece.

 

1.      Raghavendra, N.V., Assistant Professor, The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore, India. Acquisition of Technological Capability in Industrial Clusters: An Empirical Investigation into the Learning Mechanisms.

2.      Tonus, Z.H., Assistant Professor, Anadolu University, Turkey & Besler, S., Assistant Professor, Anadolu University, Turkey. The Role of Innovation on SME’s Competitiveness: A Research on SME’s in Turkey.

3.      Svensson, L., Associate Professor, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden & Gyllberg, H., Associate Professor, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. Fitness between Situations and Management Control Systems in Middle-Sized Manufacturing Companies.

4.      Garalis, A., Professor, University of Siauliai, Lithuania.  Cluster of Lithuanian Railway and Klaipėda Seaport in the Context of Logistic Network of the Baltic States.

 

 

10:00-11:30 Session VIII

Chair: Svensson, L., Associate Professor, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.

 

1.        Boutsioli, Z., Ph.D. Student, University of Kent, U.K. Concentration in the Greek Private Hospital Sector: A Descriptive Analysis.

2.  Sinkkonen, S., Research Assistance, University of Kuopio, Finland & and Laukkanen, T., Researcher, University of Kuopio, Finland. Consumer Resistance to Digital Television: Preliminary Findings from Finland.

3.  Krasniqi, B., Ph.D. Student, University of Pristine, Kosovo. Testing “Gibrat’s Law” for Small Firms: Empirical Evidence from Kosovo.

 

11:30-13:00 Session IX

Chair:   Boutsioli, Z., Ph.D. Student, University of Kent, U.K.

 

1.      Gusenbauer, B., Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Institute of International Business, Austria. More Private Capital for Africa – Can CDM Help?

2.      Hazak, A., Ph.D. Student, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. The Impact of the Differences in Corporate Tax Systems on Companies’ Demand for Financial Services.

3.      Perez, J., Associate Professor, De La Salle University, Philippines. Value at Risk Modeling in Microlending: The Case of Lending Investors around Metro Manila, 1999-2002.

 

13:00-14:00 Lunch

 

14:00-15:30 Session X

Chair: Perez, J., Associate Professor, De La Salle University, Philippines.

 

1.      Mayer, P., President-Econova Consulting and Adjunct Professor, International Management, University of Solothurn, Switzerland & Robert G. Vambery, R.G., Professor of Marketing and International Business, Pace University, U.S.A. From SWOT to SWOTCh & From Product Life Cycle (PLC) to Product Re-Cycle for Life (PRCL): Thrive, Don't Just Survive.

2.      Calcich, S., Associate Professor of Marketing, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia. Retail Patronage & Shopping Patterns for Grocery Products in Saudi Arabia.

3.      Baraz, B., Assistant Professor, Anadolu University, Turkey & Tozer, A., Expert, Telecommunications Authority, Turkey. Technology, Organizational Change and Job Insecurity: The Situation in Turkey.

4.      Figueroa Rodriguez, K.A., PhD Candidate, ESCP-EAP European Business School, France. Why do Clustered SMES do not Follow a Cooperative Strategy?

5.      Madsen, M.T., Assistant Professor, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark & Christensen, P.R., Professor, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark. Little Boxes- An Explorative Study of Entrepreneurship in the Light of Leadership versus Management.

6.      Mejzlik, L., Instructor, University of Economics, Czech Republic. Emerging Issues of the Accounting Regulation for SME in the Czech Republic.

7.      Pelak, J., Instructor, University of Economics, Czech Republic. Cost vs. Benefit Analysis of Accounting for Business Combination of SMEs.

 

20:30 – 22:30 DINNER

 

Wednesday August 31st, 2005

 

Cruise. Visit the islands of Scorpio and Meganisi with a traditional local boat.

 

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Tour of Lefkada. Visit a traditional Candle Maker, the Monastery of Faneromeni and the traditional mountainous village of Karya.