Hellenic Open University Conferences, International Conference on Business & Economics of the Hellenic Open University 2015

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Financial Crisis, Organizational Behavior and Organizational Silence in the Public Sector : A case study for Greece
Paraskevi Vasileios Boufounou, Kallirroi Avdi

Building: Titania
Room: Socratis
Date: 2015-02-07 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Last modified: 2015-01-27


The present article presents the empirical findings of a questionnaire survey carried out in Greece, exploring the effects of the recent financial crisis οn organizational behavior  in the country’s public sector. The study focuses on the impact of the financial crisis on organizational management  and more specifically on the creation of  “organizational silence”, taking into account public servants’ hierarchical position, gender, education and skills. Based on the evidence provided, it is concluded that  organizational silence is likely to have negative  long –run  repercussions for public sector productivity.


Human Resource Management; Organizational Silence; Organizational Behaviour; Financial Crisis