June, 2019

201910Jun14:3015:30Individual Faculty Research Presentation14:30 - 15:30

Event Details

When: Monday, June 10, 14:30–15:30
Where: Arts Center Auditorium

“Characterizing the Quality Journey of TQM in relation to the Financial Performance of SMEs under crisis conditions- the case for Greece.”

George Sainis
Dpt. Accounting, Economics and Finance
BSc, Deree – The American College of Greece; MA, Management Science, University of Kent at Canterbury; PhD, University of Hertfordshire.

George Sainis joined Deree and the Department of Accounting & Finance in 1990-1991.  He teaches Accounting and Finance courses while his interests in research are in the areas of Finance and  Quality Management. He has published and presented papers in international conferences on Total Quality Management implementation level of SMEs and their financial performance. He has two professional certificates, one as an Internal Quality Auditor for ISO standards and another as a Security Auditor for ISPS Security Code from Bureau Veritas.

As a consultant since 1985, he has participated in a number of projects including EU projects, projects related to the implementation of Quality Assurance models and Total Quality Management systems. He has also worked with many companies in the public and private sector as well as with a number of Greek academic institutions.


My speech is titled “ Characterizing the quality journey of TQM in relation to the financial performance of SMEs under crisis conditions. The case for Greece”

The speech will focus on the period of the Greek economic crisis (2008-2014) where more than 230,000 SMEs closed down. The investigation of the characteristics of the quality system implemented on those ISO certified SMEs and their ability to sustain their financial position and performance,  in proportion to those characteristics will be presented.