5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES:

Management - Marketing - Economic Aspects

11-14 AUGUST 2008

ATHENS, GREECE

PROGRAM

Organized by

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

Conference Venue: St George Lycabettus, 2 Kleomenous Street, 106 75, Athens, Greece, el: (+30) 210 7290711-19

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. Cleopatra Veloutsou, Head, Marketing Research Unit, ATINER & Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Department of Business and Management, University of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
  3. Dr. John RoufagalasAcademic Member, ATINER & Professor, Troy University, USA.
  4. Dr. Chris Sakellariou, Secretary, ATINER & Associate Professor, Nanyang University, Singapore.
  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. Peter Yannopoulos, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Brock University, Canada.
  8. Dr. Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos, Head, Management Research Unit, ATINER & Lecturer & Director of Post Graduate Studies, Brunel University, U.K.
  9. Dr. Panagiotis Petratos, Head, Computer Research Unit, ATINER & Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus, USA.
  10. Dr. David A. Frenkel, Head, Law Research Unit, ATINER & Professor, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
  11. Dr. Niki Kyriakidou, Academic Member, ATINER & Lecturer of Human Resources Management, Leeds Business School, U.K.
  12. Dr. Margarita Kefalaki, Researcher, ATINER, Greece.

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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

Monday, August 11th, 2008

08:00-08:20 Registration

08:20-08:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

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

 

08:30-10:00 Monday, August 11th, 2008

 

08:30-10:00 Monday, August 11th, 2008

Session I: SME Entrepreneurs, Experts and Learning

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

1.        Haldin-Herrgard, T., Assistant Professor, HANKEN, Finland. Tacit Knowledge Diffusion in Family Business Succession.

2.        Suryani, D.Y., Ph.D. Student, Glasgow Caledonian University, U.K. Owners-Managers Perspective of Leadership and Management Development : A Case Study of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Indonesia.

3.        Decaudin, J.M., Professor, CRG University Toulouse 1, France & Elayoubi, M., Ph.D. Student, CRG University Toulouse 1, France. A Theoretical Approach for the Use of Experts in SME.

4.        Tonge, J., Lecturer, MMU Business School, U.K. Benefits of Employees Personal Contact Networks in UK Professional Service Firms.

5.        Osteraker, M., Assistant Professor, Hanken, Finland. Teaching Entrepreneurship through Living Cases.

 

10:00-11:30 Monday, August 11th, 2008

 

10:00-11:30 Monday, August 11th, 2008

Session II: SME and Marketing I

Kefalaki, M., Researcher, ATINER, Greece.

 

1.        Yannopoulos, P., Associate Professor, Brock University, Canada. The Role of Mental Models in Marketing Decision Making.

2.        Lepkowska-White, E., Associate Professor, Skidmore College, USA & Goldenthal, A., Student, Skidmore College, USA. Learning to Survive in Times of Scrutinized Funding: A Comprehensive Model of Attracting and Satisfying Museum Visitors.

3.        Wahlberg, O., PhD, Department of Social Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Sweden & Strandberg, C., PhD, Department of Social Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Sweden. On CRM in Medium Sized Enterprises Can they serve as raw models for SMEs?

11:30-13:00 Monday, August 11th, 2008

 

11:30-13:00 Monday, August 11th, 2008

Session III: SME Technology

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

1.        Utz, W., Consultant, BOC Asset Management, Austria & Karagiannies, D., Head of Institute, University of Vienna, Austria. Business Process in e-Government. A Rule Based Approach to Enable e-Government Agility.

2.        Agourram, H., Associate Professor, Bishops University, Canada. Computer Systems and Learning Effectiveness. (Monday, August 11th , 2008)

3.        Russ, M., Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, USA & Jones, J., MED Lead Faculty, American InterContinental University, USA. International Virtual Industry Clusters and SME: Some Policy Recommendations.

 

13:00-14:00 LUNCH

 

14:00-15:30 Monday, August 11th, 2008

 

14:00-15:30 Monday, August 11th, 2008

Session IV: SMEs Development and Success I

Chair: Wahlberg, O., PhD, Department of Social Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Sweden

1.        Crick, D., Professor of Marketing & International Entrepreneurship, Business School, Birmingham City University, U.K. An Exploratory UK Study into the Internationalization Processes of Born Global and International New Venture Smes.

2.        Gavious, I., Lecturer, Ben-Gurion University, Israel & Schwartz, D., Lecturer, Ben-Gurion University, Israel. Valve Implications of the Degree of Market Penetration: The Case of Israel; Strart up Ventures.

3.        Persaud, A., Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada. A Reexamination of the Role of Firm Size in Technology Commercialization.

4.        Dobson, A., Programme Leader - HNC Business, Newport Business School, U.K. Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.

 

 

15:30-16:30 Monday, August 11th, 2008

 

15:30-16:30 Monday, August 11th, 2008

Session V: SME and the Economy I

Chair: Persaud, A., Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada.

1.      Boerner, B.B., Associate Professor, Brevard College, USA. Flat or Not: World Economies, Here Comes Business.

2.      Bernatonyte, D., Professor, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania & Normantiene, A., Political Officer, Delegation of the European Commission to Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan. The Role of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Development of Lithuanian Foreign Trade

3.      Okubena, O., Lecturer, Vaal University of Technology, South Africa & Herbst, G., Lecturer, University of Fort-Hare, South Africa. An Investigation into the Impact of Investment Appraisal Techniques on the Profitability of Small Manufacturing Firms in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Area of the Eastern Cape South Africa.

4.      Macfadyen, G., Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University, U.K. The Management of Small and Medium Sized Sport Enterprises.

 

21:00 - 22:30 GREEK NIGHT AND DINNER  

 


08:30-10:00 Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

 

08:30-10:00 Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Session VI: SME and HRM

Chair: Papanikos, G.T., Director, ATINER.

1.        Mayer, CS., Professor, CEU Business School, Hungary. Finding your way in the New Europe for CEE SME's.

2.        Meetoo, C., Ph.D. Student, Leeds Metropolitan University, U.K. Distributed Leadership and Self-Directed Teams in SMEs.

3.        Deng, S., Professor, Brock University, Canada & Wang, X., Associate Professor, Jilin University, Canada. External Environment and Internal Characteristics of Women's Entrepreneurship in China.

4.        Marshall, V., Associate Professor, Curtin Graduate School of Business, Australia & Pedigo, K., Head of Executive Development, Curtin Graduate School of Business, Australia. Voluntary or Involuntary? Legal and HR Implications for an Occupational Health and Safety Voluntary Code of Practice for SMEs.

 

10:00-11:30 Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

 

10:00-11:30 Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Session VII: SME Development and Success II

Chair: Deng, S., Professor, Brock University, Canada

1.        Kantike, I., Lecturer, Latvia University of Agriculture, Latvia & Eglite, A., Associate Professor, Latvia University of Agriculture, Latvia. Development and Financing of Small Enterprises in Rural Areas of Latvia.

2.        Hughes, G., Assistant Professor, Marist College, USA. Darwins Gift: A Heterodox Framework for the Business Cycle.

3.        Herdman, W., Manager, NEBK Ltd. U.K. An Evaluation of Growth Strategies for SMEs Experiencing Plateau Effect. 

 

11:30-13:00 Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

 

11:30-13:00 Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Session VIII: SME and the Economy II

Chair: Agourram, H., Associate Professor, Bishops University, Canada

1.        Simanaviciene, Z., Head of Business Economic Department, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania & Ciziene, V., Assistant Professor, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. Impact of High Education on Lithuania and on European Union Labour Market and Economic Growth.

2.        Ciburiene, J., Professor, Kaunas Univeristy of Technology, Lithuania. Role of Innovations in SME in Knowledge based Economy: Lithuanian Case.

3.        Solnyskiniene, J., Associate Professor, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. Transistion Paradoxes: Enterprise and Policy does not Promoting its Level in Lithuania.

4.        Abdul Jamak, A.B.S., Lecturer, University Technology of Petronas, Malaysia. Issues and Challenges Confronting Small Business Enterprise of Orang Asli Aborigines in Pahang, Malaysia.


 

 

13:00-14:00 LUNCH

 

 

 

14:00-15:30 Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

 

14:00-15:30 Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Session IX: SME Development and Success III

Chair: Simanaviciene, Z., Head of Business Economic Department, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania.

1.        Pichanic, M., Director of CESP International Program, University of Economics, Czech Republic & Stankova, A., Director, University of Economics, Czech Republic. The Measurement of Organizational Performance of SMEs.

2.        Wright, N., Professor, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Adapting Six Sigma to Small and Medium Enterprises.

3.        Tiron Tudor, A., Professor, University Babes-Bolyac, Romania. Pro and Contra Opinions Regarding a SME Accounting Standard.

4.        Hashim, J. & Ahmad Zaki Haji Ismail, A., Malaysia. Small Medium Enterprise (Sme) Owner-Managers Dilemma In Succession Planning: Malaysian Case

5.        Luck, D., Senior Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, U.K. Can CRM ever Effectively be Applied by SMEs ?

 

 

15:30-16:30 Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

 

15:30-16:30 Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Session X: SME and Marketing II

Chair: Wright, N., Professor, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

1.        Luck, D., Senior Lecturer, London Metropolitan Business School, U.K. Can CRM ever effectively be applied by SMEs?

2.        Carella, R., Professor, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy & Vitali, M., Professor, University of Salento, Italy. Corporate Social Responsibility in a South Italys Firm Italgest Case History.

3.        Huang, Q., Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University, U.K. Social Capital and Customers at Business Start-Up.

4.        Swenson, M., Professor, Brigham Young University, USA. Entrepreneurial Marketing: A Framework for Opportunity Recognition and Marketing Strategy.

 

 

16:30-18:00 Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

 

16:30-17:30 Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Session XI: SME Innovation

Chair: Huang, Q., Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University, U.K.

1.        Fahed-Sreih, J., Associate Professor, Lebanese American University, Lebanon. Wage Discrimination in Lebanon as Related to Experience and Education: Is it Allocative or Evaluative?

2.        Anyalezu, N.K.G., Professor, University of Surrey, U.K. Technological Innovation, Aggregate Fluctuations and Employment (Hours)

3.        Mol, M., Lecturer, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. Why and How SMEs Protect their Innovations.

4.        Naranjo-Gil, D., Professor, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain. The Role of Environmental and Organizational Factors on Innovation: Effects on Firm Performance.

 

 

20:30 - 21:30 DINNER

 

Wednesday, August 12th, 2008

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

 

 

Thursday, August 13th, 2008

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