Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Loughborough University Institutional Repository

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28071

Title: Organising Greek commercial diplomacy: oscillating between integrated and fragmented models of organisation
Authors: Georgiadou, Eleni
Keywords: Commercial diplomacy
Economic diplomacy
Integrated diplomacy
Foreign ministry
Business and export support
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Inderscience
Citation: GEORGIADOU, E., 2018. Organising Greek commercial diplomacy: oscillating between integrated and fragmented models of organisation. International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy, 4 (1), pp.25-43.
Abstract: In a growing number of countries, national diplomatic systems are in a process of profound transformation as a response to the dynamics of globalisation and regionalisation. In this process, a key element of change is that commercial and business activities have become foreign policy priority. In order to pursue this priority effectively, governments of developed economies have integrated commercial diplomacy to their national diplomatic systems by re-arranging their foreign ministries, centralising commercial diplomacy or in some cases merging their foreign ministries and trade/economic ministries. And although literature on commercial diplomacy of competitive economies has found its way into the mainstream of diplomatic studies, there is lack of smaller country based studies with regard to how they choose to organise their commercial diplomacy. Such national accounts of changing diplomatic structures, processes and practices inform well the study of contemporary diplomacy and foreign policy. In this light, this article aims to explore the contemporary organisational setup of commercial diplomacy in Greece. More specifically, it seeks to investigate the structures and processes that Greek governments have put in place for the effective conduct of commercial diplomacy in a globalised world and whether the Greek case is aligned with mainstream developments in the said area of diplomacy.
Description: This paper was accepted for publication in the journal International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1504/IJDIPE.2018.091376
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1504/IJDIPE.2018.091376
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28071
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJDIPE.2018.091376
ISSN: 2049-0887
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Business)

Files associated with this item:

File Description SizeFormat
Georgiadou_Author final version.EG.pdfAccepted version357.29 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


SFX Query

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.