Business-Government Relations

A Stream on “Business-Government Relations”
as part of the
th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
25 July 2018, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Business & Economics

The Economics Unit of ATINER, will hold a Stream on “Business-Government Relations” as part of the 13thAnnual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications, 2–5 July 2018, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Business & Economics.

Business-government relations is among core topics in both economics and political science. It relates two of the most important social institutions in contemporary society, private companies and governments. Ranging from topics such as corruption and lobby to specials interests and government intervention (subsidies, merger control, corporate social responsibility, and so on), the question of, on one hand, how businesses should relate in a legal and even moral way with public institutions in order to purse legitimate interests and, on the other hand, how government should pursue at its turn public policy objectives in partnerships with private companies are critical in the contemporary democracy. Governments that ignore private interests as well as private decision-makers that attempt to manipulate the public-policy process are prone to failure. In a world with increase political risk and economic volatility, the understanding of the relations between businesses and governments are critical not for only the success of public policies and private interests but also for society at large. You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organiser of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 4 December 2017 to: Dr. Radu Musetescu, Professor, Department of International Business and Economics, Academy of Economic Studies, Romania. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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