3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES:

Management - Marketing - Economic Aspects  

 

AUGUST 29-31, 2006 & SEPTEMBER 1-2, 2006

LEFKADA, GREECE

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Organized by

THE ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

 

 

Conference Venue: Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Lefkada

 

scientific and Organizing Committee

 

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

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

3.             Dr. Panagiotis Petratos, Head, Computer Research Unit, ATINER & Assistant Professor, California State University, Stanislaus, USA.

4.             Peter Yannopoulos, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Brock University, Canada.

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

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

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

 

Administration

Fani Balaska, Thomas Papanikos & Sylia Sakka


Conference Program

 

Tuesday August 29th, 2006

19:00 – 20:00 Welcome and Pre-registration

Place: Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Lefkada

 

Wednesday August 30th, 2006

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

 

07:30-08:00 Registration

 

08:00-09:30 SESSION I

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

 

1.       Nebenzahl, O., Senior Lecturer, Beit Berl College, Israel. Marketing the Small Information Firm.

2.       Nebenzahl, I., Associate Professor, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. From Brand Value to the Valuation of Brand Image.

3.       Jackson, M., Director, Oklahoma City University, USA & Rodgers, J., Professor, Oklahoma City University, USA. Marketing Excellence through Assessment.

 

09:30-11:00 SESSION II

Chairperson: Petratos, P., Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, California State University, Stanislaus, USA

 

1.              Berma, M., Associate Professor, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia & Ramlee, S., Associate Professor, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia. The Investment Climate and SME Development in Malaysia: Key Issues.

2.              Calcagno, R., Assistant Professor, Free University, the Netherlands & Kraeussl, R., Professor, Free University, the Netherlands. Collateral Squeeze and the Cost of Capital for SME’s: An Analysis of the Reform of the Severance Payments System in Italy.

3.              Kaya, I., Associate Professor, Galatasaray University, Turkey. Promoting Financial Reporting Quality: A Survey of Turkish SME’s Perceptions Regarding Accounting Issues.

4.              Ramlee, S., Associate Professor, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia & Berma, M., Associate Professor, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia. To Give or not to Give: Dilemma of a Specialized Financial Institutions For Malaysian SMEs Borrowers.

 

 

11:00-12:30 SESSION III

Chairperson:  Daskou, S., Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, The American College in Greece.

 

1.       Gough, N., Associate Professor, Boise State University, USA. Public Sector Research Institutions and Small – and Medium – Sized Enterprises: Suggestions for a Revised Model of Technology Transfer (EU and US).

2.              Yang, T., Professor, University of Oxford, UK. A Resource – Based Perspective on E-Commerce Technologies and Sustained Firm Competitive Advantage: An Empirical Study of Small and Medium Enterprises in the United Kingdom.

3.              Francis, J., Associate Professor, Lynn University, USA. Organizational, Technological and Environmental Determinants of Electronic Adoption in Taiwan.

4.              Gleni, S., ??? Information Systems Management: A Case Study for Mobile Telecommunications Enterprises.

 

 

12:30-14:00 SESSION IV

Chairperson: Gough, N., Associate Professor, Boise State University, USA.

  

1.              Tajnikar, M., Regular Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia & Pusnik, K., Assistant Professor, University of Maribor, Slovenia. Determinants of Entrepreneurship in Slovenia from International Perspective.

2.              Morsing, M., Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, Vallentin S., Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark & Hockerts, K., Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Corporate Social Responsibility in SMEs. Why Should They?

3.              Barba-Sanchez, V., Lecturer, University of Castilla – La Mancha, Spain, Martinez – Ruiz, M.P., Professor, University of Valencia, Spain. Assessing the Impact of Entrepreneurial Motivation on New Firm’s Growth: An Empirical Investigation.

4.              Vieira, A., Associate Professor, Escola Superior de Ciencias Empresariais – Instituto Politecnico de Setubal (ESCE-IPS), Portugal. & Lobo, V., Associate Professor, ISEGI-UNL, Portugal & Alves, A., Associate Professor, ESCE-IPS, Portugal. On the Pitfalls of Using Hierarchical Clustering for Analysing Data, and the Advantages of Using Self-Organizing Maps – The Case of Entrepreneurs of SME.

 

 

14:15-15:15: LUNCH (Hotel Lefkas)

 

 

 21:30-23:30 GREEK NIGHT AND DINNER (Hotel Lefkas)

 

 

Thursday August 31st, 2006

 

08:00-09:30 SESSION V

Chairperson: Kaya, I., Associate Professor, Galatasaray University, Turkey

1.       Costa, T., Lecturer, ESCE/IPS_Campus do IPS, Portugal & Reis, H., Lecturer, ESCE/IPS_Campus do IPS, Portugal. Management and Performance of a Social Company: Case Study of Lisbon Food Bank.

2.       Rochette, C., Associate Professor, IUP Management Auvergne University, France. How Do SME’s Managers Perceived their Environment?

3.       Horova, M., University of WestBohemia Plzen, Czech Republic & Hrdy, M., University of WestBohemia Plzen, Czech Republic. Application Problems of the Strategical Financial Management of the Firms in the Czech Republic.

4.       Zachariadis, A., Associate Professor, Aristotle University, Greece & Polatoglou, C., Associate Professor, Aristotle University, Greece. Collaborative Quality Management in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.

5.       Szelagowsaka-Rudzka, K., Associate Profesor, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland. Determinants of the Entrepreneurship.

 

 

 

09:30-11:00 SESSION VI

Chairperson: Zachariadis, A., Associate Professor, Aristotle University, Greece

 

1.       Kim, J., Assistant Professor, Korea National Open University, Korea. Are Short Sales Informative?: Evidence from Korea Stock Exchange.

2.       Lu, Q., Associate Professor, Sunderland University Business School, UK & Seddighi, H., Associate Professor, Sunderland University Business School, UK. Strategic Options for the Chinese State Owned Banks.

3.       Vignes, A., Associate Professor, ERMES/CNRS and University of Paris 2, France. Why do we need Venture Capitalists? The Role of Competent Intermediaries in the Creation Process.

4.       Marek, R., Associate Professor, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland & Polak, W., Associate Professor, Gdansk University, Poland. Venture Capital Funds as a Factor of Increase of Direct Investments in the Central and Eastern Europe.

5.       Mietlewski Z., Associate Professor, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland. Budgeting Economic Undertakings.

 

11:00-12:30 SESSION VII

Chairperson: Lu, Q., Associate Professor, Sunderland University Business School, UK

 

1.              Laloux, L., Associate Professor, University Lille III, Belgium. The Sugar Refinery Couplet: From 1890 to our Days, the Diversification of a Belgian Family Company, to Resist International Competition.

2.              Yannopoulos, P., Associate Professor, Brock University, Canada. Multimarket Competition: Origins, Evolution, Mutual Forbearance, and Propositions.

3.              Atkinson, D., Associate Professor, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Modelling Dynamic Capabilities in Small Businesses.

4.              Gessiou, S., MSc., Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria & Krasteva, N., Professor, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria. High Quality in Low Cost: A Way for Small and Medium Hospitality Enterprises to Survive Through Competition.

 

12:30-14:00 SESSION VIII

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

 

1.              Elenurm, T., Professor, Estonian Business School, Estonia. Knowledge Sharing Challenges between Innovative SMEs in the Process of European Integration.

2.              Albayrak, M., Associate Professor, Ankara University, Turkey & Gunes, E., Dr., Ankara University, Turkey. Turkish Food Industry and Development Trends in Globalization Process.

3.              Tatlidil, F., Associate Professor, Ankara University, Turkey & Muslumov, A., Associate Professor, Dogus University, Turkey. Impact of EU Accession Process to Turkish Small-Medium Sized Enterprises.

4.              Santivejkul, K., Assistant Professor, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand & Ritbumroong, T., Ph.D.Scholar, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Factors Affecting the Success of Implementing a Corporate War Room in Thailand: Evidences from Three Case Studies.

 

14:15-15:15 LUNCH (Hotel Lefkas)

  

20:00-21:30 DINNER

 

Friday September 1st, 2006

Depart 10:00 a.m.

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

Return 16:00

 

Saturday September 2nd, 2006

 

Depart 10:00 a.m.

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

Return 16:00