The Laboratory of Strategy and
Entrepreneurship (ESTE) conducts research and developes practical
applications in the areas of strategy and policy, entrepreneurship,
governance and regulatory policies. It covers a variety of topics,
ranging from the formation of strategy and policy to their
subsequent implementation. Furthermore it covers topics related to
innovation and organizational transformation, as well as to the
cycle of entrepreneural growth from initial conception to the
establishment and operation of a new venture.
The research conducted by the members of the Laboratory extends beyond private sector organizations to include also public sector and non-profit organizations, with an emphasis on the role of innovation and internationalization. It adopts a multidisciplinary and integrative approach, thus allowing for the fruitful co-existance and cooperation of scientists from diverse academic backgrounds.
In addition to its theoretical (conceptual) and empirical research, the Laboratory develops practical cases reflecting real-life practices. Topics such as strategy, entrepreneurship, governmental policies, the regulatory framework of governance, play a significant role in the effectiveness and competitiveness of companies, organizations and ultimately of countries. The public debate on such issues as competitiveness, reforms and the creation of appropriate conditions for sustainable growth, has intensified. The particularities of the Greek business and governmental environment make the search of appropriate strategies, policies and ways of intervention and guidance, imperative. In this search, the Laboratory aspires to contribute.