The following are outlines for the Keynote Speeches which will take place at ECIE 2019.
Innovation and entrepreneurship during and after the Greek crisis
Prof. Aggelos Kotios, The University of Piraeus
Innovation and entrepreneurship are embedded phenomena in the socioeconomic environment. Relevant funding and investments, institutions, regulations, demographic changes and the overall stability and competitiveness of the economy determine the business environment where existing firms and start-ups are asked to operate. The Greek economic environment has been impeded by the Greek debt crisis and austerity measures during the last ten years. The keynote speech of Professor Kotios addresses how entrepreneurship and innovation in Greece have been influenced by the Greek financial crisis. Not only evolution of these phenomena during the Greek memoranda (2010-2018), but also their current and future state is discussed.