4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS, ECONOMICS,

MANAGEMENT & MARKETING

 

June 26-28, 2006, Athens, Greece

 

 

PROGRAM

 Organized by

 

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (AT.IN.E.R.)

 

CONFERENCE VENUE: Ypatias Building (7-9 Ypatias Street, Mitropoleos Square) University of Indianapolis in Greece     www.uindy.gr

 

             Organizing AND SCIENTIFIC Committee

      

1.    Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President and Director, ATINER.

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

3.    Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President, ATINER & Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.

4.    Dr. Cleopatra Veloutsou, Head, Marketing Research Unit, ATINER & Senior Lecturer in Marketing, School of Business and Management, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

5.    Dr. Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos, Head, Management Research Unit, ATINER & Lecturer & Director of Post Graduate Studies, Brunel University, UK.

6.    Dr. Nicolas Papadopoulos, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor of Marketing, Carleton University, Canada.

7.    Dr. Vasilios Filios, Head, Accounting & Finance Research Unit, ATINER & Associate Professor, University of Ioannina, Agrinio, Greece.

8.    Dr. Ezendu Ifeanyi Ariwa, Senior Lecturer, Department of Accounting, Banking and Financial Systems, London Metropolitan University, U.K.

9.    Dr. Peter Koveos, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor of Finance, Syracuse University, USA.

10. Dr. John Roufagalas, Academic Member, ATINER  & Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Radford University, USA.

11. Ioannis Bournakis, Academic Member, ATINER  & Ph.D. Student, Kent University, U.K.

12. Dr. Effrosyni Diamantoudi, Academic Member, ATINER  & Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Concordia University, Canada.

13. Themis Kokolakakis, Academic Member, ATINER  & Research Fellow, Sheffield Hallam University, U.K.

14. Dr. Patrick Onsando, Academic Member, ATINER  & Lecturer, Moi University, Kenya.

15. Dr. Mary Aniftos, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, Intercollege, Cyprus.

16. George Boletis, Academic Member, ATINER & Cost Manager, Attiko Metro S.A., Athens, Greece.

17. Dr. Annabel Droussiotis, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Intercollege, Cyprus.

18. Dr. David A. Frenkel, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Head of Law Area, Department of Business Administration, School of Management, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

19. Dr. George Klidonas, Academic Member, ATINER & Purchasing Manager, Public Power Corporation, Megalopolis, Greece.

20. Dr. Niki Kyriakidou, Academic Member, ATINER & Lecturer of Human Resources Management, Leeds Business School, UK.

21. Dr. Miroslav Mateev, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor of Finance, American University in Bulgaria, Bulgaria.

22. Dr. Angelos Tsaklanganos, Academic Member, ATINER & Emeritus Professor of marketing and Management, Department of Economics, Aristotle University of Thessalonica, Thessalonica, Greece.

23. Dr. Mert Uydaci, Academic Member, ATINER  & Assistant Professor, Marmara University, Turkey.

24. Dr. Sofia Daskou, Academic Member, ATINER  & Assistant Professor, The American College in Greece.

 

Administration

Takis Chreppas, Thomas Papanikos, Sylia Sakka


 

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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

  

 

 Monday, June 26th, 2006

 

 Registration - Welcome & Opening Remarks will take place during Lunch (13:00-14:30)

 Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President and Director, ATINER, Greece

 

  08:30-10:00                                                                                                                      Monday, June 26th, 2006    

Session I (Room A)

Chairperson: Dr. Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos, Head, Management Research Unit, ATINER & Lecturer & Director of Post Graduate Studies, Brunel University, UK.

Session II (Room B)

Chairperson: Dr. Cleopatra Veloutsou, Head, Marketing Research Unit, ATINER & Senior Lecturer in Marketing, School of Business and Management, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

 

 

1.        Penger, S., Assistant Professor,  University of  Ljubljana, Slovenia, Črnak Meglič, A., Researcher, University of  Ljubljana, Slovenia, Tekavčič, M., Full Professor, University of  Ljubljana, Slovenia, Hrovatin, N., Full Professor, University of  Ljubljana, Slovenia Skornšek Pleš, T., Researcher, University of  Ljubljana, Slovenia. Strategic Change Management in the Public Sector: The Slovenian Case.

2.        Sohodol Bir, C., Lecturer, Bahcesehir University, Turkey & Karademirlidag, I., Lecturer, Bahcesehir University, Turkey. Crisis Management and Communication: A Case Study About Bird Flue (HN51) Crisis in Turkey.

3.      Grzelec, A., Ph.D. Student, Chalmers University of Tech, Sweden & Linder, J., Ph.D., Chalmers University of Tech, Sweden. The Role of the Production Manager in a Team Based Production System with High Complexity.

4.      Koladkiewicz, I., Assistant Professor, L. Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, Poland. A Recipe for Success. The Experience of Polish Companies of the SME Sector.

 

1.              Frenkel, D., Professor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Lurie, Y., Senior Lecturer, , Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel & Yaari, V., Associate Professor, Morgan State University, USA. Informed Decisions: Corporate Governance and the Auditor’s Responsibility.  (Monday, 26th June, morning)

2.              Koufopoulos, D., Lecturer, Brunel University, UK & Balta, M.E., Ph.D. Student, Brunel University, UK. Corporate Governance Practices: The Case of Greek Firms.

3.        Tselentis, C., Researcher, Public Power Corporation, Greece. Bonding-Convergence Hypotheses of Corporate Governance. Do They Hold For Cross-Listed European Electricity Utilities?

4.        Radenkovic-Jocic, D., Associate Professor, University of Nis, Serbia and Montenegro. The Board Structure as a Significant Element of Corporate Governance.

 

 

    

 

    

     


   

    10:00-11:30                                                                                                              Monday, June 26th, 2006      

Session III (Room A)

Chairperson: Dr. Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos, Head, Management Research Unit, ATINER & Lecturer & Director of Post Graduate Studies, Brunel University, UK.

Session IV (Room B)

Chairperson: Dr. Niki Kyriakidou, Academic Member, ATINER & Lecturer of Human Resources Management, Leeds Business School, UK.

 

 

1.        Pratschke, J., Jean Monnet Chair, University of Guelph, Canada. Implications for International Trade of European Consumer Policy: Canadian Perspectives.

2.        Voon, J.P., Associate Professor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong & Ran, J., Associate Professor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Impacts of Exchange Rate Volatility and Misalignment on China's Exports.

3.        Roufagalas, J., Professor, Radford University, USA. International Trade Theories within a Unified Framework.

4.        Ran, J., Associate Professor, Hong Kong Lingnan University, Hong Kong & Voon, J., Associate Professor, Hong Kong Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Does FDI Always Benefit China? Evidence from Industries and Provinces.

5.        Danchev, A., Professor, Fatih University, Turkey. Microeconomic Dimensions of Social Capital and its Influence on the Sustainable Behaviour of the Firm. (Case Study for Transition Society)

 

1.        O’Mullane, M., Head, Charles Sturt University, Australia. Public and Private Sector Differentials in Leadership: Developing a Conceptual Model.

2.        McLarty R., Professor, University of East Anglia, UK & Dousios, D., Ph.D. Student, University of East Anglia, UK. Graduate Entrepreneurs and their Strategic Perspectives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

     11:30-13:00                                                                                                                      Monday, June 26th, 2006 

Session V (Room A)

Chairperson: O’Mullane, M., Head, Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Session VI (Room B)

Chairperson: Dr. Annabel Droussiotis, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Intercollege, Cyprus.

 

 

1.        Oda, T., Professor, Aichi Institute of Technology, Japan. Fundamental Characteristics of Fuzzy-set Concurrent Rating Method and its Applications.

2.        Petratos, P., Assistant Professor, California State University, USA & Gleni, S., Researcher, University of Luton, UK. Security Issues for a Health Care Messaging Information System: The Case of the NHS System.

3.        Gellert, F.J., Lecturer, Hanze University Groningen, The Netherlands. Age Diversity and its Effects on Sales Teams’ Performance in the IT Industry.

4.        Bozovic, G.,Business Analyst, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK & Harindranath, G., Senior Lecturer, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Development of Information Society in Serbia.

 

 

1.        Kyriakidou, N., Lecturer, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK & Cottam, S., Senior Assistant, University of Huddersfield, UK. How was it for you? Experiences of Recruitment and Selection at the University of Huddersfield.

2.        Martins, A., Senior Lecturer, University of Glamorgan, UK, Martins, I., Associate Professor,  Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde, Portugal & Petiz, O., Auxiliary Professor, U.Minho, Portugal. Work Ethic- A Balance in the Quest Towards Utopia.  A pause for thought.

3.        Marques, M.A., Teacher, Escola Superior de Ciencias Empresariais, Portugal & Rodrigues, J., Teacher, Escola Superior de Ciencias Empresariais, Portugal. HRM Practices in the Construction Industry in Portugal.

4.        Gaskill, L. A., Professor and Department head, Virginia Tech, USA. Integrating a Global Perspective of Creativity and Culture in the Small Business Setting.

 

13:00-14:30: LUNCH     Place: PALIA TAVERN, 26 Lissiou Street, Plaka, Tel.: 210 3228722

     (Registration - Welcome & Opening Remarks)


       

       14:30-16:00                                                                                                           Monday, June 26th, 2006

Session VII (Room A)

Chairperson: Petratos, P., Assistant Professor, California State University, USA.

Session VIII (Room B)

Chairperson: Martins, A., Senior Lecturer, University of Glamorgan, UK.

 

 

1.        Dores Alves, M.T., Professor, Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal, Business Risk: Financial Reporting in Portugal and Spain.

2.        Fuglister, J., Professor, Cleveland State University, USA & Bloom, R., Professor, John Carroll University, USA. Summary of the United States SEC Staff Report Mandated by Sarbanes-Oxley.

3.        Quesado, P., Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave – Portugal & Rodrigues, L., Professor, University of Minho – Portugal. The Adoption and Implementation of the Balanced Scorecard: The Largest Portuguese Companies Case. 

                                                                                   

 

1.        Hrovatin, N., Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia & Švigelj, M., Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Competitiveness and Regulatory Implications of the Mobile Telephony Market in Slovenia.

2.        Koman, M., Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Are Slovene Apparel and Footwear Industries Examples of Creative Destruction?

 

 

 

 

               

         

         16:00-17:30                                                                                                             Monday, June 26th, 2006

Session IX (Room A)

Chairperson: Dr. John Roufagalas, Academic Member, ATINER  & Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Radford University, USA.

 

Session X (Room B)

Chairperson: Danchev, A., Professor, Fatih University, Turkey.

 

 

1.        Yokum, T., Professor, Angelo State University, Statistical Analogies: Factors that Affect Forecast Accuracy.

2.        Adlakha, V., Professor, University of Baltimore, USA & Kowalski, K., Senior Transportation Engineer, State of Connecticut, USA. On Multiple Assignment Problem.

3.        Sim, S., Lecturer in accounting/finance. Econometric Modelling of Banking Stocks in Australia in the new Millennium from 2001 to 2006: A First Differenced and Financial Ratios Approach.

4.        Prezas, A., Professor, Suffolk University, USA, Tarimcilar, M., Associate Professor, George Town University, USA & Vasudevan, G., Associate Professor, University of Massachussetts-Dartmouth, USA. CEO Compensation and Corporate Downsizing.

 

1.        Haim, P., Professor, Groupe ESCEM TOURS – POITIERS, France. Management Mix.

2.        Droussiotis, A., Associate Professor, Intercollege, Cyprus. Female Sri Lankan and Filipino Domestic Workers in Cyprus.

3.      Federowski, R., Senior Consultant, Roland Berger Strategy, Germany, Kesting, P., Lecturer, Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany & Smolinski, R., Ph.D. Student, Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany. Obstacles to Organizational Change.

4.      Smolinski, R., Ph.D. Student, Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany & Kesting, P., Lecturer, Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany. When Negotiation Becomes Routine.

5.      Pi, L., Ph.D. Student, University of Ballarat, Australia & Lowe, J., Professor, University of Ballarat, Australia. Firm Performance, Boards of Directors and CEO Turnover. An Empirical Analysis of Listed Companies in China.

 

 

     17:30-19:30 FREE AFTERNOON TO WALK AROUND PLAKA AND ACROPOLIS

     19:30-21:30 GREEK NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT           Place: PALIA TAVERN, 26 Lissiou Street, Plaka, Tel.: 210 3228722

                       Price: 30 Euro (includes wine, 250ml per person, or one refreshment)

 

   

   

    

    Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

 

 

     08:30-10:00                                                                                                              Tuesday, June 27th, 2006        

Session XI (Room A)

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

Session XII (Room B)

Chairperson: Veloutsou, C., Head, Marketing Research Unit, ATINER & Senior Lecturer in Marketing, School of Business and Management, University of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

 

1.            Olson, O., Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University, USA. Transmission of United States Monetary Policy in the 1970-2004 Period.

2.            Floros, C., Lecturer, University of Portsmouth, UK. The Impact of Bank Mergers and Acquisitions on Stock Index Volatility: The Case of Greece.

3.            Lewandowski, M., Dean, Oral Roberts University, USA. International Mergers and Acquisitions.

4.            Samakovitis, G., Researcher, University of Edinburgh, UK. Technological Investments in UK Banking: The “Paradox” of Practice.  (Tuesday, 27th June)

5.            Susjan, A., Associate Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia & Redek, T., Lecturer, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.  Institutional Quality and Foreign Direct Investment: A Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Approach.

6.            Daskou, S., Professor, Deree College, Greece & Plakoyiannaki, E., Lecturer, Aristotle University, Greece. An Empirical Investigation into the Concept of Promise: Exploring the Firm’s and Customers’ Perspectives.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                

 

1.        Hansen, T., Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, Solgaard, H.S., Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark & Thomsen, T.U., Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Consumer Supermarket Satisfatction: A Matter of Preference Structure.

2.        Lee, K.C., Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan. Beer TV Advertising Effects and the Consumers’ Purchasing Intention: The Case Study of Taiwan. (Tuesday, 27th June)

3.        Ozturk, S.A., Associate Professor, Anadolu University, Turkey, Er, I., Researcher, Anadolu University, Turkey, Ozata, F.Z., Lecturer, Anadolu University, Turkey & Guldogan, N., Ph.D. Student, Anadolu University, Turkey. Understanding the Older Consumers: A Qualitative Analysis of Consumption Patterns on Selected Product Categories.

4.        Nolsoe Grunbaum, N., Assistant Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. What Makes Industrial Customers Satisfied? An Empirical Study of Industrial Buyers ’Perception of Suppliers’ Offerings in Connection with New Task Buying Situations.

5.        Shukla, P., Lecturer, University of Brighton, UK. Buying Behaviour in Consumer to Consumer (C2C) Online Auction Commerce.


      

       10:00-11:30                                                                                                                  Tuesday, June 27th, 2006  

Session XIII (Room A)

Chairperson: Floros, C., Lecturer, University of Portsmouth, UK.

Session XIV (Room B)

Chairperson: Nolsoe Grunbaum, N., Assistant Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.

 

1.        Karras, G., Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. Growth and Convergence of Income Per Capita: Is the Solow Model Still Valid? (Tuesday, 27th June)

2.        Kang, S-C., Lecturer, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, Hsu, C.D., Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan & Lee, C-H., Ph.D. Student, Feng Chia University, Taiwan. Openness and Growth in China: Revisited. (Tuesday, 27th June)

3.        Keseljevic, A., Teaching Assistant, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The Contribution of Economic Freedom to Economic Growth: An Outline and Open Issues.

4.        Koveos, P., Professor and Chair, Syracuse University, USA & Zhang, Y.,  Professor and Dean, University of Shanghai, China. Regional Inequalities in China.

5.        Redek, T., Lecturer, University of Ljubljana, Slobenia. Politics, Business Environment & Economic Growth: A Theoretical and Empirical Approach.

 

 

1.        Tuominen, P., Professor, University of Tampere, Finland. Paradigms in  Managing Service Brand Relationships.

2.        Tyrrell, J., Senior Lecturer, Coventry University, UK & Doster, L., Senior Lecturer, Coventry University, UK. Brands in the Classroom: the Teachers’ and Parents’ Dilemma: A Research Agenda.

3.        Vranceanu, D.M., Lecturer, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania, Catoiu, I., Professor, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania & Serbanica, D., Reader, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania. Pricing Strategies and Tactics of the Producer Companies Present in the Romanian Consumer Goods Market.

4.        Chapleo, C., Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth, UK. What Positive Evidence is There of Successful Brands among UK Universities? 

5.        Popma, W., Lecturer, Brighton University, UK. Synthesizing Competition and Innovation: An Experimental Study of New-Product Announcements.

 

 

           

       11:30-13:00                                                                                                                  Tuesday, June 27th, 2006  

Session XV (Room A)

Chairperson: Samakovitis, G., Researcher, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Session XVI (Room B)

Chairperson: Sim, S., Lecturer in accounting/finance.

 

1.        Lowy, R., Professor, Eastern Connecticut State University, USA. Developing Creative Solutions for Today’s Organizations.

2.        Robertson, R.W., Dean, Bang College of Business, Kazakhstan. Business Planning in the Public Sector.

3.        Lin, F.L., Associate Professor, Chaoyang University, Taiwan & Chang, T., Chairman, Feng Chia University, Taiwan. Is Real Exchange Rate Stationary in African Countries?  Evidence Based on Panel SURADF Tests. (Tuesday, 27th June)

4.        Inacio Bucha, A., Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal. Economic Dynamics Through Entrepreneurship – District of Setúbal.

 

1.        Falangis, K., Ph.D. Student, University of Edinburgh, UK. Testing the Accuracy of MP Models in the Credit Environment.

2.      Mo, C-W., Lecturer, Meiho Institute of Technology, Taiwan, Chang, T., Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan & Sher, S-S., Feng Chia University and National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan. Long – Run International Equity Diversification between Japan and its Major Trading Partners, Asian Countries and the USA: Nonparametric Cointegration Test. (Tuesday, 27th June)

3.      Huang, C.J., Associate Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan & Ho, Y.H., Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan. The Willingness to Pay for Donated Blood Screening: Dichotomous Choice Contingent Valuation Estimate. (Tuesday, 27th June)

4.      Savic, M., Professors assistant, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia and Montenegro. The Diffusion of Quantitative Methods in Management.

    

           

 

    13:00-14:30: LUNCH   Place: PALIA TAVERN, 26 Lissiou Street, Plaka, Tel.: 210 3228722

    

    14:30-16:00                                                                                                             Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Session XVII (Room A)

Chairperson: Penger, S., Assistant Professor, University of  Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Session XVIII (Room B)

Chairperson: Karras, G., Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

 

 

 

1.        Liu, W.C., Instructor, Da Yeh University, Taiwan & Chang, T.Y., Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan. Is Per Capita Real GDP Stationary in Latin American Countries? Evidence from a Panel Stationary Test with Structural Breaks. (Tuesday, 27th June)

2.        Jonsson, B., Associate Professor, Bifrost School of Business, Iceland. Does the Size Matter?

3.        Mihelic, K.K., Teaching Assistant, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Managerial Value Profile: An Empirical Study.

4.        Tixier, M., Professor, ESSEC, France. Corporate Social Responsibility: Attempts at a Global/Local Balance. (Tuesday, 27th June)

 

 

 

 

 

1.       AlFayyoumi, N., Associate Professor, University of Jordan, Jordan & Tarazi, R., Researcher, University of Jordan, Jordan. Cross - Sectional Determinants of Stock Returns: An Applied Study on Amman Stock Exchange.

2.        de la Rosa, D., Professor, Grand Valley State University, USA & Franz, D., Professor, University of Toledo, USA. Stock Market Development in an Emerging Financial Market: Warsaw Stock Exchange from 1991 through 2003.

3.        Dutta, S., Associate Professor, University at Albany, SUNY, USA & Lawson, R., Director, Institute of Management Accountants, USA. Management of Disruptive Technology-Accounting and Financial Challenges.

 

 

 

16:00 – 18:00 FREE TIME FOR SHOPPING AROUND SYNTAGMA SQUARE OR/AND VISIT THE NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS

 

18:00-20:00 DINNER        Place: ROZALIA TAVERN, 58 Valtetsiou Street, Exarcheia Square, Tel.: 210-3302933

                       Price: 20 Euro (includes wine, 250ml per person, or one refreshment)

  

 

Wednesday June 28th, 2006

 

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

20:30 Return to the Conference Hotel.