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CEOs’ Leadership & Global Insights

CEOs’ Leadership & Global Insights
Greek Entrepreneurship Resilient to Crisis —
8 Years of Drexel Greek Studies
and Study Abroad in Greece

Format: DVD in jewel case
ISBN: 978-0-927379-13-7

The second DVD of the series (2017) is described at this web page: CLICK HERE.

Edited by
Theodoros Katerinakis and Maria Hnaraki

Year 2009 signified a turbulent era in the Mediterranean and the European Union, when Greece topped in the news for 1,000 times/day. That was the motivation for Drexel Greek Studies program to propose an international business course focusing on Mediterranean economy (under the label “Regional Studies on Economic Policy and International Business”), explaining the business climate and practice as well as further connect Drexel University’s curriculum with the Drexel Abroad in Greece (Crete) and the multiple “internship” opportunities that the program develops in Greece and elsewhere.

This “Mediterranean Economy” class, as students perceive it, showcases Greek companies, realizes Drexel University’s priorities of experiential learning and offers the opportunity of weekly face-to-face interaction with CEOs present in class, explaining facts, figures, innovation models and managerial ethics from the EU- Mediterranean beyond stereotypes. The readings are papers from European business schools providing the insights for entrepreneurial topics and a book on the European mosaic of nations to analyze the background of European Union integration and Monetary Union implementation.

The current DVD contains ten indicative cases of master classes’ videos: Pharmathen, Miltech Hellas, GAEA, Earth Friendly Products, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, Eagle Ocean, Netronix, Terra Creta, Cocomat, and Cyprus NY Trade Center. Contributing texts come from Technical University of Crete, Hellenic American University, and Economia Publishers as partners of Drexel Greek Studies Program which completed its 8 years on 2014.

This is a unique publication to highlight how Greek entrepreneurship remains resilient during the crisis.

Theodoros Katerinakis, Adjunct Faculty, INTB338 Class Instructor, Drexel University
Maria Hnaraki, PhD, Director of Greek Studies, Drexel University

To Download these files listed below,
please CLICK HERE to address your request to Dr. Theodoros Katerinakis.


1. Introduction and Rationale for the DVD, Dr. Maria Hnaraki & Theodoros Katerinakis.
2. Op-ed, Ms. Alexandra A. Vovolini, Publisher, Economia Publications.
3. Position Article, Professor Dionysios Tsichritzis, President of Governing Council of the
Technical University of Crete.
4. Introductory Article, Provost Triant Flouris; Provost and CAO, Hellenic American
5. Indicative Syllabus for International Business 338 ( INTB338) course; Theodoros
Katerinakis, 2012.
6. A Hybrid-class presentation for INTB338; Drexel E-learning 3.0 conference;
Theodoros Katerinakis, 2013.
7. A Pedagogical Poster for INTB338; Drexel Center for Academic Excellence Faculty
Showcase, Theodoros Katerinakis, 2013.
8. Eight Years Greek Studies at Drexel University: Hnaraki as “Newsmaker of the Month”,
Embassy of Greece in Washington DC Newsletter, December 2013.

Master Classes Videos (an indicative selection from 3 years sessions)
• Mr. Vassilios Katsos, President and CEO of Pharmathen, 2010.
• Dr. Constantine Koutsos, President and CEO of Miltech Hellas SA, 2012.
• Mr. Aris Kefalogiannis, Founder and CEO of GAEA, 2012.
• Ms. Christina Marouda, Founder and Chairperson, Indian Film Festival of LA, 2011.
• Dr. Van Vlahakis, Founder, & Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, VP, Earth Friendly Products, 2012.
• Mr. John Lycouris, CFO, Eagle Ocean Transport Inc., 2011.
• Dr. Vasileios Nasis, Founder and CEO of Netronix, 2011.
• Mr. Fotis Sousalis, Exports-QM Manager, Terra Creta, 2011.
• Ms. Rosemary Charou & Mr. Nikos Mamakos, International Market Executives,
COCO-MAT [for founder Paul Evmorfidis], 2012.
• Honorable Aristos Constantine, Trade Commissioner, Republic of Cyprus for USA,
Canada and Latin America; Head of the Cyprus Trade Center in NY, 2010.