Unique opportunity for Greece to create 500,000 new jobs over the next decade

Thursday, 15/10/2015

Can Greece build on the country’s two key competitive advantages, human resources and privileged position, and become a magnet for investment in technological development at an international level?

Taking into consideration estimates indicating that by 2020 we will have more than 800,000 vacant jobs in Europe in the field of new technologies and IT, a unique opportunity appears for Greece to create 500,000 new jobs over the next decade.

This is the conclusion of a research, initiated by the President of the Council of European Professional Informatics Associations (CEPIS) Mr. Byron Nicolaides and conducted with  the support of the Athens University of Economics and Business, ALBA Graduate Business School at the American College of Greece and HePIS.

According to the study, the vacancies already exist and will increase significantly in the coming years in Europe for IT positions and wider digital skills (or e-skills, as often reported), and  could be filled by new employees who reside in GREECE:

  • either through the establishment of branches in Greece of European enterprises, as the example of large multinationals that set up technical support centers in Greece.
  • either by providing IT services and application development by Greek companies to foreign ones, based on the model of outsourcing
  • or through distance working, particularly in the area of ​​application development where this new employment model should be introduced in a systematic way .

Research group :

  • Dr. Nikos Mylonopoulos, Associate Professor, ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece
  • Dr. Katerina Pramatari, Associate Professor, Department of Management Science & Technology Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Manolis Lambovas, Marketing Diector, HePIS

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