• INHERIT: An Erasmus+ programme on Sustainable Development and Cultural Heritage

    INHERIT: An Erasmus+ programme on Sustainable Development and Cultural Heritage

    Over the last decades, in an era of holistic and integrative thinking for sustainable development, cultural heritage is gaining attention of scholars and policy makers as an instrument for sustainable development. Critics consider use as a threat to heritage, leading to commercialization, exploitation and destruction.

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  • Guest lecture at AUEB

    Guest lecture at AUEB

    Professor Marina Papanastassiou was invited on the 9th December 2014 as a guest lecturer at the Economics Department of the Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens , Greece.

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  • Food Security and Sustainability.  Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains. Editors: Mergos, George, Papanastassiou, Marina (Eds.)

    Food Security and Sustainability. Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains. Editors: Mergos, George, Papanastassiou, Marina (Eds.)

    Includes topics such as Global Value Chains, responsible investment, green growth strategies, financial innovation, gender issues, agro-food supply chain dynamics and sustainability issues and recent advances in consumer behaviour

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Professor Ioanna Sapfo Pepelasis with Amilia Protogerou has recently published a new working paper entitled: "A break with the past? The shift from inward looking to internationally competitive and born global firms in Greece during the Crisis"


Abstract
This paper on the basis of empirical material analyses the core features of the new innovative and outward looking re-industrialization ecosystem arising in Greece during the post 2008 contraction of the economy. Through case studies of twenty one selected firms we demonstrate the ways in which the new entrepreneurial paradigm differs from the pre 2008 prevailing business practices and the reasons why it has appeared at this particular moment in time. We argue that the small in dimensions but fastly expanding new ecosystem has the potential to change the face of Greece but that at this moment in time it is at a critical turning point given the problematic institutional environment.