Management in Maritime Economy

A Panel on Management in Maritime Economy
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Management
26-29 June 2017, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Business & Economics

The Management Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) will hold A Panel on Management in Maritime Economy as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Management, 26-29 June 2017, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Business & Economics.

Shipping  and ports are  considered  as  the  lifeblood  of  the  global  economy.  The maritime transport is crucial to the world economy as a staggering 90% of goods are transported on board ships. Maritime transport is characterized by new features such as increasingly intense competition, rapid technological advancement and constant changes in service demands.  The global financial and economic recession of 2008 has resulted in a sharp downturn of the economy and the shipping market.  In 1996, 75% of all sea freight volumes were booked directly with carriers, today that number has dropped to 59% and is expected to go below 50% by 2020. Since the late 1990s and until the burst of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, we have witnessed a dramatic increase in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the shipping, ports and shipbuilding  market. Oil sector ‘has lost 300,000 jobs’ only in Scotland and Norway.  In Europe, it is estimated that 4.78 million people are employed in maritime-related activities. This includes shipboard personnel and a wide range of other activities and jobs in: ports, offshore, tourism, risk management, managing shipping market risk,    brokering charters, booking cargo slots and so on. 

The aim of the panel is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas of Management in Maritime Economy and other related areas.

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer 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 Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 24 April 2017 to: Dr. Marek Grzybowski, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland. 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 & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (  

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into seven Divisions and 37 Units.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: