Which towns and cities will be post-pandemic winners?

By |June 30th, 2020|

*by Simon Kuper Richard Florida and his wife and children spent most of lockdown in their apartment on Miami Beach. When they returned home to Toronto, the city had changed. “When we left, you couldn’t get stuff readily delivered here,” he reports over Zoom. “I literally pressed the Instacart button five minutes before I connected to you . . . and [my order] will be here in half an hour.” Florida is the urban [...]

The illegal exchange of music files and the “birth” of Skype

By |May 24th, 2020|

Article by Christos Kotsakas* May 10th, marks 9 years since Skype, the popular VoIP app with millions of users around the world, passed into the hands of Microsoft. However, the history of this service goes through pubs, legal entanglements and a music file sharing application: Kazaa. In the early 2000s, Napster was at the heart of the tech world. It is a peer-to-peer application through which users can download, completely [...]

Contracts at the time of Covid-19 – force majeure and bona fide

By |May 15th, 2020|

Article by Urania V.Zervobeakou* The rapid spread of the corona SARS-CoV worldwide and the resulting pandemic have significant side effects on social and economic life and the business environment in general. It is therefore certain that in the near future, beyond and regardless of the support measures taken by the State, which notably has no inexhaustible resources and especially after 10 years of crisis and 3 memoranda, will lead many [...]

The fraud risk in SMEs and the role of Corporate Governance

By |May 12th, 2020|

Article by Irene I. Papadopoulou* Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the main body of the Greek economy and an integral part of its production mechanism. The Greek economy has pinned its hopes on growth and gradual release from the long-term economic crisis on innovation, new technologies in e-commerce and talented human resources, sectors in which SMEs are investing, as confirmed by relevant research. In their efforts to raise their [...]

Economic consequences of the pandemic

By |May 12th, 2020|

Article by Mirada Xafa* Coming out of a ten-year debt and memorandum crisis, Greece has had the misfortune to be faced with a pandemic that is causing great damage to the economy. Restrictive measures for rallies lead to the temporary closure of thousands of businesses, with tourism and transport sectors being hit hard. The government's austerity measures (tax and contribution suspension, financial aid, payroll subsidies, government guarantees) are aimed at [...]

The new normality in companies requires the management of human experience

By |May 5th, 2020|

Article by Olivia Kyriakidou* Until very recently, our absolute habit, but also the "must", was to leave our personal life out of work and vice versa. We went to work wearing work uniforms and stripped of any staff that completed our human condition. In other words, our business suit stripped us of our emotions, our family responsibilities, the difficulties of caring for elderly parents at home, our diversity that makes [...]