As part of the ESRC’s seminar series on governance, CSR and SMEs in emerging economies, a conference on the subject took place in ACCA’s London headquarters on 19 November 2014.
The event brought together key researchers and practitioners to consider the role of appropriate governance frameworks for encouraging socially responsible behaviour and commercial success among emerging and developing country SMEs.
Manos Schizas gave his presentation from a practice perspective.
Manos Schizas is ACCA’s senior economic analyst and acting head of ACCA’s small business policy team based in London. He studied Economics and then Human Resource Management in Athens, Greece before moving to London to study Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics. After graduating, he worked as a labour market researcher for the UK’s Financial Services Skills Council (now the Financial and Legal Skills Partnership) before joining ACCA in 2008.
Manos manages ACCA’s research programme on Access to Finance and is the editor of the ACCA/IMA Global Economic Conditions Survey, the largest regular economic survey of accountants in the world. His policy and research interests also include enterprise economics and statistics, regulatory reform and SME access to markets, including public procurement. He has represented the ACCA at a number of international expert groups on economic matters and access to finance, including most recently the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD.