Students of AUEB have also achieved numerous distinctions. In the well-known Global Management Challenge, an international Business game, AUEB teams have received the Greek trophy during the 3 out of the last 4 years. AUEB teams have also distinguished themselves in other international competitions, including the L'Oreal Business Game, the 1st prize in the International Venture Capital Competition, etc. Doctoral students have received excellent recognitions. Leda Vassalou won the 1st place in the European Doctoral Contest on HR Management, Leda Panayotopoulou won the 2nd European Doctoral Award from the European Association of Personnel Management, while in 2007 alone, three doctoral students received best paper recognitions for the papers they submitted to the annual conference of the Academy of Management. Some of the recent distinctions are listed separately.
Distinctions in 2013
Ilias Lymperopoulos, PhD Candidate at the Department of Management Science and Technology (supervisor G. Lekakos), was awarded the John S. Nicolis Prize for the best poster presentation - among 25 competing posters - in the 3rd European PhD School on Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems, which took place in Heraklion Crete from the 15th to the 27th of July 2013. Ilias Lymperopoulos poster was entitled Modeling the Complex Dynamics of the Social Web. The posters evaluation was performed by the Organising Committee of the PhD School, composed of professors with international standing: Prof. Jeff Johnson (British Open Univerity, Past President of the European Complex Systems Society), Prof. Dirk Helbing (Chair of Sociology Modeling and Simulation, ETH, Zurich), Prof. Klaus Mainzer (Technical University, Munchen), Prof. Rosaria Conte (Head of the Laboratory of Agent Based Social Simulation, Rome), Prof. Giorgos Tsironis (Chairman, University of Crete and FORTH), Prof. Tassos Bountis (University of Patras), Prof. Panos Argyrakis (University of Thessaloniki).
Dr Ioannis Krasonikolakis (Department of Management Science and Technology) (supervisor: A. Vrechopoulos) was elected Lecturer in Retail Marketing at Southampton Management School, University of Southampton, UK. His PhD thesis, which was successfully completed in February 2013, investigates the store atmosphere effects on user-consumer buying behaviour in 3D online environments.
Distinctions in 2008
PhD students Marios Papaspyrou, Frago Kouranti, Katerina Katsadendraki and Orestis Agapitos, are the students who won the 4 scholarships offered in the area of Economic Sciences by the National Scholarship Foundation (IKY) for the year 2008. They are all students of the Doctoral program of the Department of Economics.
PhD Student Vasilis Koutsiouris won the best-paper award for his paper entitled «Bioclimatic Architecture: Mapping the currency of the Green Economy» at the 5th Student Conference of Management Science & Technology, 8 May 2008.
The group AIBO robots of the Department, AUEBo, was chosen to participate, in collaboration with the group of the Technical University of Crete, Kourites, in the championship 2008 Aibo League. Members of the group are Kimon Fountoylakis, student of the Departemtn and Christos Lazaris, technical assistant of ELOI. Scientific coordinator is Associate Professor of the Department Diomidis Spinellis.
PhD Student Angeliki Karagiannaki won the best-paper award (and cash prize 1000 €) for her paper titled: "The impact of RFID in different types of packaging to streamline procedures for storage" at the 1st Panhellenic Packaging Food and Drink Conference, 17-18 March 2008.
PhD Student Aris Theotokis was chosen to participate in the PhD Consortium of EMAC 2008 (European Marketing Conference) with the paper: "The moderating role of customer-technology contact on consumer attitude towards technology-based services".
Distinctions in 2007
The paper of PhD students Kostas Kostopoulos, Dimitris Brachos, Sofia Philippidou, Alex Papalexandris, jointly with Professor Gregory Prastacos "Organizational Unit ACAP: Social Context And Performance Outcomes" was accepted as one of the Best Papers of the Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2007, and was published in the Conference Proceedings.
The paper of PhD students Ioannis Katsikis and Lida Kyrgidou "The Concept of Sustainable Entrepreneurship: A Conceptual Framework and Empirical Analysis", was accepted as one of the Best Papers of the Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2007, and was published in the Conference Proceedings.
PhD Student C. Bardaki and Dr. K. Pramatari attended the 12th MIT International Conference on Information Quality, the most prominent event to exchange Information Quality knowledge and ideas, with a paper titled: Assessing Information Quality in a RFID-Integrated Shelf Replenishment Decision Support System for the Retail Industry. The conference will be held at MIT in Boston on November 9-11, 2007.
PhD Student Christos Tsanos was selected to participate in the Doctoral Symposium organized within the framework of the annual conference of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, in Philadelphia, USA, October 2007.
PhD Student Lefteris Kioses, with the thesis «The impact on company performance of Electronic Supply Chain Collaboration», was selected to participate in the Doctoral Consortium conference ECIS 2007 (15th European Conference on Information Systems), in St. Gallen, Switzerland June 2007.
PhD Student Theotokis Aristides won the first European prize in the student competition for the best paper in the retail sector entitled: "Value creation through in-store retail services: involving innovative customers in new service design". The prize was nominated in Milan by the CEO of Unilever in May 2007.
PhD Student John Katsikis was chosen to participate in the European PhD School DIMETIC organized by the Network for Excellence «DIME» (Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe), in which participate leading research institutes in Europe as the SPRU, UNU-MERIT, BETA-ULP.
Doctoral Placements (2002-2007)
Graduates of the Doctoral Program of AUEB get excellent placements in the academic market. An indicative list of graduates who got their PhD from the Department of Management Science and Technology and the Department of International and European Economics of AUEB in the period 2002-07 follows:
Department of Management Science and Technology
In addition, a number of recent PhD graduates hold positions as Adjunct Faculty: Georgia Skintzi (PhD 2005) has been teaching at AUEB, Miltos Lytras (PhD 2004) is teaching at the University of Piraeus, Panos Zaharias (PhD 2004), Panos Kourouthanasis (PhD 2006), Sofia Philippidou (PhD 2007), Kostas Kostopoulos (PhD 2007), Dimitris Drossos (PhD 2007) and Vassilis Zeibekis (PhD 2008) are all teaching at Aegean University. Finally, Pavlos Vlachos (PhD 2006) is teaching at the University of Peloponnese, while Kostas Fouskas (PhD 2008) is teaching at University of Macedonia.
Department of International and European Economic Studies
In addition, a number of recent PhD graduates hold positions as Adjunct Faculty: Ioannis Holezas (PhD 2005) is teaching the University of Peloppenese, Assimina Christoforou (PhD 2007) is teaching at the Department of International and European Economic Studies of AUEB, Nikolaos Tsakiris (PhD 2007) is visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Cyprus.