Panos Mourdoukoutas

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This paper unveils one of the secrets of success of the Greek shipping industry: informal networking of families of entrepreneurs with long strong ties imbued in mutual trust and immersed in ‘love for the sea’ tradition that allow Greek shipping firms to address the peculiarities and specificity of a highly globalised industry. Close family ties,(More)
Responding to Michael Porter’s claim that “Japanese companies rarely have a strategy”, this paper argues that the competitive advantage of Japanese enterprises is not to be found in traditional practices. Rather it is due to the way these practices are upgraded and reinforced by ideological factors such as the “community of fate”, as well as the formation(More)
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