Business and Management Practices in Greece: A Comparative by R. Prouska, M. Kapsali

By R. Prouska, M. Kapsali

A accomplished photograph of the Greek company approach and administration practices positioned in a comparative context. The editors assemble wisdom from modern examine in a accomplished, analytical and comparative method that allows readers to determine the Greek approach in a holistic means.

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Hitler invaded in 1941 in support of Mussolini; the country succumbed and was split into three occupied zones, Italian, German and Bulgarian. The strong resistance movement that followed led to savage German reprisals against civilians: 2,000 villages were burnt and 70,000 people were executed (Beevor, 1992). Privation in the guise of a full-scale famine was inflicted by the Germans, who appropriated most agricultural production and banned fishing; industry was halted for lack of raw materials and two-thirds of the Greek mercantile fleet was sunk (Carabott and Sfikas, 2004).

The phenomenon is not unlike that observed in other countries: continuous infighting for power that leads to the search for effective structures based on social negotiation and compromise. This is a social phenomenon in all societies; it is only that in the case of Greece, because of the higher occurrence of dynamic events than in other parts of the western world, this fight is more intense and frequent, and the effects and people’s reactions more dramatic. This pattern of division is mirrored in the public sector which has been used as a tool for more politics rather than for the implementation of policies.

The young king wanted to play an active role and exercise power like his predecessors, so he dismissed the centralist Prime Minister Papandreou in 1965, creating a constitutional crisis that finally led in April 1967 to a dictatorship beyond his control. In December 1967 he went into exile after his unsuccessful counter-coup. Maria Kapsali and Joseph Butler 15 The Colonels’ dictatorship caused Greece to become an international pariah and interrupted her process of integration into the EU at an incalculable cost of lost opportunity (Coufoudakis, 2002; Stern, 1975).

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