• Asymmetric information and employment: evidence from the U.S. banking sector.

      Apergis, Nicholas; Fafaliou, Irene; Stefanitsis, marinos; University of Piraeus; University of Piraeus; National Bank of Greece (Elsevier., 2016-09-22)
      The goal of this paper is to analyze and assess the role of asymmetric information for employment performance in the case of the U.S. banking industry. To this end, the analysis performs a number of methodological approaches, such as panel cointegration and long- and short-run panel causality, spanning the period 2000–2013. The findings provide evidence that asymmetric information exerts a negative effect on employment. The results remain robust after the implementation of further checks.
    • The determinants of business start-ups in tertiary education: evidence for Greece through a panel data approach

      Apergis, Nicholas; Fafaliou, Irene; University of Piraeus; University of Piraeus (Springer, 2011-12-03)
      Up to now there is no consensus in the relevant literature on the exact factors that lead a student to entrepreneurship. In addition, evidence on differences in the entrepreneurial activity among regions and, even more, in the entrepreneurial education provided by individual universities, within the same region, call for context-specific longitudinal studies. The primary objective of this paper is to provide evidence on the determinants that influence the propensity of young students of a Greek University to establish a new business venture. The methodological approach employed is based on a questionnaire survey collecting data from 1,500 students, spanning the period 2005–2010. Data has been processed through the use of a panel cointegration and panel causality methodology. The empirical findings entail useful insights on students’ attitudes and perceptions of entrepreneurship.
    • The determinants of business start-ups in tertiary education: evidence for Greece through a panel data approach.

      Apergis, Nicholas; Fafaliou, Irene; University of Piraeus (Springer, 2011-12-03)
      Up to now there is no consensus in the relevant literature on the exact factors that lead a student to entrepreneurship. In addition, evidence on differences in the entrepreneurial activity among regions and, even more, in the entrepreneurial education provided by individual universities, within the same region, call for context-specific longitudinal studies. The primary objective of this paper is to provide evidence on the determinants that influence the propensity of young students of a Greek University to establish a new business venture. The methodological approach employed is based on a questionnaire survey collecting data from 1,500 students, spanning the period 2005–2010. Data has been processed through the use of a panel cointegration and panel causality methodology. The empirical findings entail useful insights on students’ attitudes and perceptions of entrepreneurship.