Ancient Greeks' Practices and Contributions in Public and Entrepreneurship Decision Making

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dc.contributor.author Zanakis, SH en
dc.contributor.author Theofanides, S en
dc.contributor.author Kontaratos, AN en
dc.contributor.author Tassios, TP en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:18:40Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:18:40Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en
dc.identifier.issn 0092-2102 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/15139
dc.relation.uri http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0742306056&partnerID=40&md5=48805bbc737a166601406019a11ded7a en
dc.subject Professional: OR/MS philosophy. Government en
dc.subject.classification Management en
dc.subject.classification Operations Research & Management Science en
dc.title Ancient Greeks' Practices and Contributions in Public and Entrepreneurship Decision Making en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2003 en
heal.abstract In addition to the arts and philosophy, the ancients Greeks contributed greatly to the ideas and practices of economic and social decision making. In the fourth century BC, in his manuals on public administration, Xenophon offered pioneering ideas on leadership, management, stimulating economic growth, and fund raising. In Athens during the fifth to third centuries BC, random-drawing devices were used regularly to foster the democratic selection of public officials and jurors. The Delphic oracle of the ninth to the third centuries BC was the first central intelligence database of the ancient world, an interdisciplinary think tank of approximately 90 priests, deemed the best educated experts of antiquity. They collected and evaluated information and advised ordinary people and leaders, among them Alexander the Great. Major project management in the fourth century BC included the following two cases: In Samos island, a one-kilometer water-supply tunnel was built, connecting two tunnels originating at opposite ends of a mountain and meeting in the middle only 0.6 meters apart. A preserved contract for the draining of a lake in the Eretria region near Athens shows the project to be the first build-operate-and-transfer project in history. en
heal.journalName Interfaces en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000188222100011 en
dc.identifier.volume 33 en
dc.identifier.issue 6 en
dc.identifier.spage 72 en
dc.identifier.epage 88 en

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