6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS: ACCOUNTING FINANCE MANAGEMENT - MARKETING

7-10 July 2008, Athens, Greece

PROGRAM

Sponsored by

THE BUSINESS RESEARCH DIVISION OF THE ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (AT.IN.E.R.)

Conference Venue: Eugenidio Planitario Foundation, 387 Syngrou Ave., 175 64, Athens, Greece

Organized by: ATINEP A.E. (atinerae@atiner.gr)

Administration: Fani Balaska, Eirini Lentzou, Thomas Papanikos, Sylia Sakka

 

 Organizing and Scientific Committee

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

2.       Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President, ATINER & Professor, Sam Houston University, USA.

3.       Dr. Chris Sakellariou, Secretary, ATINER & Associate Professor, Nanyang University, Singapore.

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

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

6.       Dr. Peter Koveos, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Syracuse University, USA.

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

8.       Dr. Panagiotis Petratos, Head, Computer Research Unit, ATINER & Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus, USA.

9.       Dr. David A. Frenkel, Head, Law Research Unit, ATINER & Professor, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

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

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

12.    Dr. Niki Kyriakidou, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer of Human Resources Management, Leeds Business School, U.K.

13.    Dr. Annabel Droussiotis, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Intercollege, Cyprus.

14.    Dr. Margarita Kefalaki, Researcher, ATINER, Greece.

15.    Ms. Nektaria Kontaxaki, Academic Member, ATINER & Executive Officer, Secretariat General of Sport, Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Greece

 

 

Monday, July 7th, 2008

07:30-08:15 Registration

08:15-08:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

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

 

08:30-10:00 Monday, July 7th, 2008 (sessions include 10 minutes break)

08:30-10:00 Monday, July 7th, 2008

Session I: Marketing (Room A): Marketing of Services 1

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

1.        Combs, H., Professor, San Jose State University, USA & Chaipoopiratana, S., Professor, Assumption University, USA. Chinese Customers Switching Intentions Among Commercial Banks in China.

2.        Alshurideh, M., Ph.D. Student, Durham Business School, U.K. What are the Main Factors that Affect Consumer Choice of Mobile Phone Service Provider.

3.        Brannigan-Smith, D., Professor, University of Baltimore, USA & Pitta, D., Professor, University of Baltimore, USA. Perceptions of Chinese and US Managers Ability to Deliver Service Quality.

08:30-10:00 Monday, July 7th, 2008

Session II: Management (Room B): Human Resource Management 1

Chair: Koufopoulos, D., Head, Management Research Unit, ATINER & Lecturer & Director of Post Graduate Studies, Brunel University, U.K

1.        Tsai, T.S.-T., Professor, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan & Chen, L.-C., Ph.D. Student, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan. A Study on Influence of Cross-Cultural Communication on Affective Commitment of Migrant Workers.

2.        Huang, J., Ph.D. Student, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. Exploring Women Managers Networking: Guanxi and Social Networks within Cross-cultural Context.

3.        Kominis, G., Lecturer, University of Glasgow, U.K. & Emmanuel, C., Professor, University of Glasgow, U.K. Incentive Schemes and the Motivation of Middle-Level Managers-A Replication.

4.        Chen, J.F., Professor, Feng Chia University, Taiwan. Unrelated Parallel Machine Scheduling with Partially Rigid Due-date Constraints. (Monday, July 7th, 2008, morning)

08:30-10:00 Monday, July 7th, 2008

Session III: Accounting -Finance (Room C): Equity and Bond Markets

Chair: Filios, V., Head, Accounting & Finance Research Unit, ATINER & Associate Professor, University of Ioannina, Agrinio, Greece.

1.        Mazouz, K., Lecturer, Bradford University, U.K. & Joseph, N., Professor, Aston University, U.K. Stock Price Reaction Following Large One-Day Price Changes: U.K. Evidence.

2.        Prokop, J., Professor, University of Oldenburg, Germany. Once Upon a Time: The Day-of-the-Week Effect in German Stock Market Returns.

3.        Meng, L., Assistant Professor, IESEG School of Management, France & ap Gwilymb, O., Professor, Volatility Transmission Between the CDS, Equity and Bond Markets.

4.        Mayall, P., Lecturer, Curtin University, Australia & Kuek, C., Sessional, Curtin University, Australia. Do Abnormal Gains Exist by buying Equity in an In-play Target Company? An Analysis of Takeover Activity in the Equity Markets.


10:00-11:30 Monday, July 7th, 2008 (sessions include 10 minutes break)

10:00-11:30 Monday, July 7th, 2008

Session IV: Marketing (Room A): Marketing of Services 2

Chair: Combs, H., Professor, San Jose State University, USA

1.        Gurau, C., Associate Professor, GSCM-Montepellier Business, France. Trust and Loyalty in Various Service Settings: An Exploratory Study.

2.        Gures, N., Lecturer, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey & Demirel, H., Lecturer, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey & Akgul, V., Researcher, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey. The Role of Information Sources and Travel Characteristics on Tourists Shopping Behavior in Turkey.

3.        Leelakulthanit, O., Associate Professor, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand. Customer Values of Thai Outbound Tourists.

4.        Walker, J.H., Associate Professor, Brock University, Canada & Saffu, Kojo, Associate Professor, Brock University, Canada. Drivers and Barriers to Electronic Commerce Adoption: Evidence from a Developing Country.

10:00-11:30 Monday, July 7th, 2008

Session V: Management (Room B): Human Resource Management 2

Chair: Kominis, G., Lecturer, University of Glasgow, U.K.

1.    Tseng, C.Y., Associate Professor, Tunghai University, Taiwan. Innovation Capability in the Emerging Economy- Comparison between BRIC and VISTA Countries.

2.    Korpela-Pentinen, K., Ph.D. Student, University of Uaasa, Finland. The Psychological Contract of HR Actors.

3.    Jakosuo, K., Lecturer, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Funland. Are Small-Town Personnel More Satisfied Than Personnel in Big Cities?  A Regional View of Job Satisfaction.

4.    Giangreco, A., Senior Assistant Professor, Academic Director of the Master in International Business Programme, Iéseg School of Management, France & Sebastiano, A., Researcher, University Carlo Cattaneo, Italy. The Role of Organizational Commitment in the Analysis of Resistance to Change: Mediating or Moderator Effects?

 

10:00-11:30 Monday, July 7th, 2008

Session VI: Accounting -Finance (Room C): Financial Performance and Financing

Chair: Mazouz, K., Lecturer, Bradford University, U.K.

1.        Demidova, E., Visiting Scholar, Freie University, Germany. Valuation of Effect of Hostile Takeover on Financial Performance of Company.

2.        Donovan, S., Associate Professor, Bridgewater State College, USA. Do Formal Business Plans Affect Future Performance of New Ventures in the Early Years of Formation?

3.        Asekomeh, A., Ph.D. Student, Glasgow Caledonian University, U.K. An Empirical Examination of Income Smoothing Intentions in Extractive Industry Firms.

4.        Zawadzka, D., Lecturer, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland. The Importance of Trade Credit for Small Business Financing The Evidence of Polish Firms.

5.        Md-Yusuf, M., Lecturer, University Technoloy Mara, Malaysia. The Impact of Exchange Rate Volatility on Inward Foreign Direct Investment in Malaysia.

 

 


11:30-13:00 Monday, July 7th 2008 (sessions include 10 minutes break)

11:30-13:00 Monday, July 7th, 2008

Session VII: Marketing (Room A): Customer Behaviour and Customer Relationships

Chair: Gurau, C., Associate Professor, GSCM-Montepellier Business, France.

1.        Al-Zub, Z., Ph.D. Student, Durham Business School, U.K. & Tsinopoulos, C., Lecturer, Durham Business School, U.K. Investigating Partners Collaboration Relationship with Customer Influence Attribute of Mass Customization.

2.        Branca, A., Assistant Professor, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal. Situational and Behavioural Influences on Customer Satisfaction.

3.        Jarvi, P., Lecturer, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. Developing Dialogue with Customers in Hypermarket.

4.        Kucukkancabas, S., Researcher Assistant, Bogazici University, Turkey. The Role of Attribution Theory in Consumer Behavior.

 

11:30-13:00 Monday, July 7th, 2008

Session VIII: Management (Room B): Assessing Performance, Quality and Innovation

Chair: Daff, L., Lecturer, Avondale College, Australia.

1.  Eltemsahi, A., Chairman of Accounting and Finance Department, Egypt. Toward a Comprehensive Performance Measurement System.

2.  Pavelkova, D., Dean, Tomas Bata University, Czech Republic. AMT Investments: Measuring and Strengthening of their Influence on Companys Performance using Selected Management Models.

3.  Filippopoulos, F., Ph.D. Student, University of Greenwich, U.K. A Approach to Measuring Product Quality at a Neural Level Using FMRI. (Monday, July 7th, 2008, morning)

4.  Huang, T.-C., Professor, National Central University, Taiwan & Chang W._J., Assistant Professor, National Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan. The Effects of Human Resourses Capabilities on Internal Customer Satisfaction and Organizational Effectiveness.

 

11:30-13:00 Monday, July 7th, 2008

Session IX: Accounting -Finance (Room C): Banking and Financial Markets

Chair: Altenburger, O., Professor, University of Vienna, Austria,

1.        Nazarov, A., Ph.D. Student, International Financial and Credit Relations Sub-Faculty of the Rostov State Economical University, Russia. Evolution of the Russian banking System: National Financial Safety Aspect.

2.        Sperling, M.O., Researcher, HHL-Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany. Who is there when they Leave-An Anatomy of Block Trades in a Bank-Based Economy.

3.        Mueller-Spahn, S., Ph.D. Student, University of Nottingham, U.K. The Pass-Through from Market Interest Rates to Retail Bank Rates in Germany in Recent Years.

4.        Kallianiotis, N. I., Professor, The Arthur J. Kania School of Management, University of Scranton, USA. Privatization and Financial Markets in European Union.

5.        Aubert, F., Assistant Professor, University of Auvergne and ESC, France & Williams, B., Assistant Professor, University of Auvergne and ESC, France. Optimizing Earnings Management Detection.

 

 

 

13:00-14:00 LUNCH


14:00-15:30 Monday, July 7th, 2008 (sessions include 10 minutes break)

14:30-16:00 Monday, July 7th, 2008

Session X: Marketing (Room A): Positioning and Managing the Brand

Chair: Kontaxaki, N., Academic Member, ATINER & Executive Officer, Secretariat General of Sport, Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Greece

1.        Tang, J.W., Research Assistant/Ph.D. Student, Graduate School of Management, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. An Analytic Model for Building Brand Equity in Service Industry. (Monday, July 7th , 2008)

2.        Sohodol Bir, C., Assistant Professor, Bahcesehir University, Turkey, Kuker, N.E., Researcher, Ege University, Turkey & Yeniceri Alemdar, M., Researcher, Ege University, Turkey. Building Sustainable Value through Social Responsibilty Campaign: An Analysis of The Most Successful Social Responsibility Campaign of Turkey, Turkcell-Kardelenler (Snowdrops) Project.

3.        Stamoulakis, D., MBA Candidate, Pace University, USA & Bridwell, L., Associate Professor, Pace University, USA. BMW Automobiles Go Green Inspired by European Environmental Consciousness: How Applicable is Corporate Social Responsibility. (Monday, July 7th , 2008)

4.        Thamaraiselvan N. Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology, India, Punniysmoorthy M, Professor, Raja J, Professor, National Institute of of Technology, India and Senthil Arasu M, Assistant Professor, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, India. Success Determinants of Service Brand Extensions in India-An Empirical Study.

5.        Jowers, Z., Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, U.K. The Role of Colour on Brand Choice of Children A Working Paper.

14:30-16:00 Monday, July 7th, 2008

Session XI: Management (Room B): Management for SMEs

Chair: Pappas, N., Vice-President, ATINER & Professor, Sam Houston University, USA

1.        Chu, H., Professor, Westchester University, USA & Kara, O., Professor, Westchester University, USA & Fiorentino, C., Dean, Westchester University, USA. A Factor Analysis of Nigerian Entrepreneurs: Motivations, Success Factors and Problems.

2.        Coster, M., Assistant Professor, Gotland University, Sweden & Sjostrand, F., Assistant Professor, Gotland University, Sweden. Innovation Development in a Small Enterprise Interfirm Network.

3.        O Kane, C., Ph.D. Student, University of Ulster, U.K. & Greenan, K., Professor, University of Ulster, U.K. & McGowan, P., Professor, University of Ulster, U.K. An Exploration of Barriers to Entry for Young Female Entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland.

4.        Knapkova, A., Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic. Impact of Cluster Development on European Economic Competitiveness.

 

14:30-16:00 Monday, July 7th, 2008

Session XII: Accounting -Finance (Room C): Financial Issues in Multiple Countries

Chair: Kallianiotis, N. I., Professor, The Arthur J. Kania School of Management, University of Scranton, USA.

1.        Jarque, E., Ph.D. Student, Kyushu University, Japan & Shiotsugu, K., Professor, Kyushu University, Japan. An Empirical Analysis on Industry Attractiveness in Emerging Markets and the Formation of Business Groups.

2.        Haw, I.-M., Professor, Texas Christian University, USA. Analyst Forecast Property and Concentrated Ownership: A Cross-Country Study.

3.        Mateev, M., Professor, American University in Bulgaria, Bulgaria & Ivanov, N., Phd Student, American University in Bulgaria, Bulgaria. How does Foreign Direct Investment Promote Economic Growth? Evidence from Southeastern Europe.

4.        Garcia Garcia, J., Assistant Professor, University of Oviedo, Spain & Alonso de Magdaleno, I., Professor, University of Oviedo, Spain. Brief Introduction to the Management and Financial of Humanitarian Emergency Funds in the United Nations.

5.        Johnson, G., Professor, Southeastern Missouri State University, USA & Johnson, M.M., Professor, Southeastern Missouri State University, USA. Legal, Regulatory, and Education Issues Associated with Convergence of US GAAP with the IASB's International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

6.        Abdul Aziz, A., Lecturer, Open University Malaysia, Malaysia, Yahya, A., Lecturer, Open University Malaysia, Malaysia & Othman, M.S., Lecturer, Open University Malaysia, Malaysia. Utilising of Management Accounting Practices in Malaysian Cooperatives: A Case Study. (Monday, July 7th, 2008)

 

 

20:30 - 22:30 GREEK NIGHT AND DINNER  

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

 

08:30-10:00 Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 (sessions include 10 minutes break)

08:30-10:00 Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Session XIII: Marketing (Room A): Marketing Communications

Chair: Sudbury, L., Lecturer, John Moores University, U.K.

1.        Bir, A.A., Professor, Bahçeşehir University, Turkey & Sohodol Bir, C., Lecturer, Bahçeşehir University, Turkey. The New Star of the Marketing Communications: Trade Shows.

2.        Decaudin, J.-M., Professor, IAE-University Toulouse 1, France & Elayoubi, M., Ph.D. Student, IAE-University Toulouse 1, France. Public Relations, Theoretical Perspectives and Proposition of a Model.

3.        McLeod, R., Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Austin, USA. A Systems Theory of Integrated Marketing Communications.

4.        Elgun, A., Researcher, Ege University, Turkey, Kamanlioglu, E., Researcher, Ege University, Turkey, Topsumer, F., Professor, Ege University, Turkey & Goztas Pira, A., Professor, Ege University, Turkey. Changing Gender Roles in Turkish Rakı Advertisements.

 

08:30-10:00 Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Session XIV: Management (Room B): Information Management

Chair: Kucukkancabas, S., Researcher Assistant, Bogazici University, Turkey.

1.        AlShattarat, W.K.J., Assistant Professor, The Hashemite University, Jordan, Haddad, A.E., Assistant Professor, The Hashemite University, Jordan & AlShattarat, H.K.J., Ph.D. Student, The Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences, Jordan. The Information Content of Dividend Policy Announcements for the Industrial Firms in Amman St5ock Exchange.

2.        Cicekli, E., Researcher, Bogazici University, Turkey. Statistical Significance, Practical Significance and Practical Importance in Management Research.

3.        Nedelko, Z., Researcher, University of Maribor, Slovenia. Management Information Systems and Information Needs of Managers.

4.        Li, W., Associate Professor, University of Michigan-Flint, USA. Information Quality Management in Pervasive Information Systems.

 

08:30-10:00 Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Session XV: Accounting -Finance (Room C): Special Issues in Finance 1

Chair: Sulca, R., Lecturer, Latvia University of Agriculture, Latvia.

1.        Emby, C., Professor, Simon Fraser University, USA. A Comparison of Elicitation Methods for Probabilistic Multiple Hypothesis Revision.

2.        Kose, Y., Assistant Professor, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Turkey & Gurkan, S., Researcher, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Turkey. CAATs Applıcatıons and Perspectıves of Private Audit Fırms Auditors in Turkey.

3.        Floros, C., Lecturer in Banking and Finance, University of Portsmouth, U.K. Dynamic Relationships between Middle East Stock Markets.

4.        Orlov, A., Radford University, USA & Roufagalas, J., Troy University Montgomery, USA. Performance Determinants in Undergraduate Economics Classes: The Effect of Cognitive Reflection.

 

 

 


10:00-11:30 Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 (sessions include 10 minutes break)

10:00-11:30 Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Session XVI: Marketing (Room A): Marketing Strategy and Marketing Orientation

Chair: McLeod, R., Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Austin, USA.

1.  Gharibnavaz, N., Ph.D. Student, Islamic Azad University, Iran. Developing Marketing Strategy at the Business Level in the Food Industry.

2.  Dudau, A., Researcher, University of Liverpool Management School, U.K. Managing Identities in Human Services Organizations.

3.  Lehtinen, U., Professor, University of Tampere, Finland. Parameter Marketing and its Development.

4.  Sudbury, L., Lecturer, John Moores University, U.K. Embedding a Marketing Orientation into the Firm: The Case for the Ashridge Mission Model.

5.  Das, M., Professor, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada. Factors Affecting the Portrayal of Visible Minorities in Television Advertising.

10:00-11:30 Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Session XVII: Management (Room B): Education, Learning and Management

Chair: Das, H., Professor, Saint Marys University, Canada.

1.  Andera, F., Professor, Central Michigan University, USA. Integration of Sap R/3 Enterprise Software into a College of Business Curriculum.

2.  Mittelstaedt, E., Researcher, TU Dortmund, Germany & Wicpcke, C., Researcher, TU Dortmund, Germany. Enhancing Employability of Non-Business Graduates by Business Education as a Part of Extracurricular Studies.

3.  Pilafidis, E., Lecturer, University of California, USA. Experiential Learning in Graduate Management Education: MBA Student Team Projects.

4.  De Moraes, A., Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Researcher, Royal Holloway School of Management, University of London, U.K. Redefining the Role of Leadership and Strategic Management in the International Business School Arena.

5.  Cheng, S.M., Professor, Institute for Tourism Studies, China & Sham, L., Senior Program Manager (Academic), International Management Development Centre, China. Are Students Customers? Student Relations Management in Hong Kong and Macau.

6.  Petratos, P., Assistant Professor, California State University Stanislaus, USA & Gleni, S., Ph.D. Student, The Role of the Computing Grid in the Management Decision Making Process

10:00-11:30 Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Session XVIII: Accounting -Finance (Room C): Special Issues in Finance 2

Chair: Floros, C., Lecturer in Banking and Finance, University of Portsmouth, U.K.

1.  Lenz, R., Professor, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany. The Logic of Merger and Acquisition Pricing

2.  Morelli, D., Lecturer, University of Kent, U.K. International Capital Market Integration.

3.  Ndiweni, E., Senior Lecturer, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK. A critical examination of factors that undermine the development of `good corporate governance: some insights from Zimbabwe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:30-13:00 Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 (sessions include 10 minutes break)

11:30-13:00 Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Session XIX: Management (Room A): Knowledge Management and Learning

Chair: Kyriakidou, N., Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, Leeds Business School, U.K.

1.  Wang, K.. Y, Senior Lecturer, University of Technology, Australia & & Kitvorametha, C., University of Newcastle, Australia. Social Capital and Knowledge

2.  Pantelides, A., Engineering Manager, Sumitomo Drive Technologies, USA & Gerhard, A., President, Neugart USA Lp, USA. An Assessment of the Relative Value of Knowledge Transfer Processes to the Success of International Project Management Teams.

3.  Oncer, A.Z., Lecturer, Marmara University, Turkey. The Application of Contemporary Management Techniques: A Case Study from Turkey.

4.  Das, H., Professor, Saint Marys University, Canada. What Makes Management Research Interesting?

 

11:30-13:00 Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Session XX: Accounting and Finance (Room B): Accounting I

Chair: Daff, L., Lecturer, Avondale College, Australia

1.  Duncan, K., Associate Professor, Bond University, Australia & McNamara, R., Associate Professor, Bond University, Australia. Integrating Research and Curriculum Design: An Event Study in Introductory Accounting.

2.  Hrdy, M., Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of WestBohemia, Chech Republic & Hnke, J., Teacher, University of WestBohemia, Chech Republic. Research In The Field Of IAS/IFRS A Comparison Of The IAS/IFRS Accounting System With The Accounting System Based On The Czech Republic Legislation.

3.  Cortes Romero, A.M., Associate Professor, University of Granada, Spain & Rayo Canton, S., Assistant Professor, University of Granada, Spain. An empirical study of the relationships between accounting-financial ratios and the profitability: the spanish construction sector."

13:00-14:00 LUNCH 

14:00-15:30 Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 (sessions include 10 minutes break)

14:00-15:30 Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Session XXI: Management (Room A): Strategy

Chair: Pantelides, A., Engineering Manager, Sumitomo Drive Technologies, USA

1.  Chipalkatti, N., Associate Professor, Seattle University, USA & Koch, B., Professor, Seattle University, USA. Downside Risk Implications of Strategic Offshoring Decisions. (Tuesday, July 8th 2008)

2.  Iselin, E., Professor, Bond University, Australia, Lokman, M., Professor, Griffith University, Australia & Sands, J., Associate Professor, Griffith University, Australia. Multi-Perspective Strategic Goal Setting, Performance Reporting and Organisational Performance.

3.  Rishi, M., Associate Professor, Seattle University, USA & Le, Q., Assistant Professor, Seattle University, USA. Governance Matters: But How? Examining the Dimensions of Governance that are Relevant for Private Investment. (Tuesday, July 8th 2008)

4.  Thurman, J., Associate Professor, The George Washington University, USA. Hybrids: A New Approach to Strategic Management Cases.

5.  Obeidat, B., Professor, Durham University, U.K. Factors Affecting Successful Implementation of Strategic Decisions: An Exploratory Investigation on the Jordanian Banking Sector.

14:00-15:30 Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Session XXII: Accounting and Finance (Room B): The Stock Exchange

Chair: Duncan, K., Associate Professor, Bond University, Australia.

1.  Chan, C. Y., Assistant Professor, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan & de Peretti, C., Assistant Professor, University of Evry-ValEssonne, France. Price Interaction between UK Covered Warrants and the Underlying Shares.

2.  Komaratat, D., Associate Professor, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Evidence from the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

3.  Ladrón de G. C., Professor-Researcher, University of Veracruz, Mexico. Independent Component Analysis (ICA) for extracting underlying risk factors. An empirical contrast of the Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT) on the Mexican Stock Exchange.

4.  Ozkan T., Assistant Professor, Halic University, Turkey  & Randriamiarana, N.J., Professor, Groupe ESC Clermont, France. Influences of the Oil Prices, Exchange Rates and Inflation on the Stock Markets Indices: An Empirical Research on Selected Countries. 

5.  Tepalagul, N., Phd Student, Boston University, USA. Corporate Environmental Disclosure: Evidence from the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

 

 

 

15:30-17:00 Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 (sessions include 10 minutes break)

15:30-17:00 Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Session XXIII: Management (ROOM A): Technology, Management and Operations

Chair: Roufagalas, J., Troy University Montgomery, USA

1.                    Ely, R., Professor, Harvard Business School, USA, Padavic, I., Professor, Florida State University, USA & Thomas, D., Professor, Harvard Business School, USA. Racial Diversity, Racial Asymmetries, and Team Learning Environment: Effects and Performance. (Tuesday, July 8th, 2008)

2.                    Errasti, A., Lecturer, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain & Mendizabal, A., Lecturer, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain & Bakaikoa, B., Lecturer, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain. Multinationalization of Cooperative Firms: Strategic Dilemmas.

3.                    Ginsberg, A., Professor, New York University, USA & Pavelkova, D., Dean, Tomas Bata University, Czech Republic. Professional Management of Regional Clusters: Does it Make a Difference? (Tuesday, July 8th, 2008, afternoon)

 

15:30-17:00 Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Session XXIV: Accounting and Finance (Room B): Accounting II

Chair: Chan, C. Y., Assistant Professor, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan

1.  Altenburger, O., Professor, University of Vienna, Austria, Kuntner, M., Lecturer, University of Vienna, Austria & Max, G., Researcher, University of Vienna, Austria. Unbundling of Insurance Contracts for Accounting and Tax Purposes One Common Solution for two Problems.

2.  Daff, L., Lecturer, Avondale College, Australia. Towards Educating the Whole Accountant.

3.  Deberg, C., Professor, California State University, USA. Expanding the Accounting Equation: A Case for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.

4.  Mates, D., Professor, West University of Timisoara, Romania, Hlaciuc, E., Professor, Stefan Cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania, Grosu, V., Assistant Professor, Stefan Cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania, Socoliuc, M., University Assistant, Stefan Cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania & Iancu, E., Lecturer, Stefan Cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania. Balance Sheet-Expression of Financial Condition and Communication at International Level.

 

18:45 - 20:00 DINNER

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Attica Tour: Departure at 08:30, Lunch 13:00, Return at 14:30

 

Thursday, July 10th, 2008  

CRUISE: Departure at 07:00 Return at 20:30