Achilleas Kontogeorgos

Achilleas Kontogeorgos
International Hellenic University · Agriculture

PhD
Professor (Associate), Department of Agriculture, International Hellenic University, Sindos - Thessaloniki, Greece

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Introduction
Achilleas Kontogeorgos currently works at the Department of Agriculture, International Hellenic University. Achilleas does research in Quality Management in agriculture, Agricultural Economics and Policy, Management of Agricultural Cooperatives & Food Businesses.
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January 2021 - present
International Hellenic University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2013 - December 2020
University of Patras
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2013 - December 2015
University of Patras
Position
  • Lecturer

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Publications (129)
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe the effect of quality assurance systems on business performance and subsequently, how a quality assurance system can be utilized as a determinant factor of a firm's marketing strategy, especially for the organic food sector. Design/methodology/approach Based on literature and the quality theory, the...
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Η εφαρμογή συστημάτων διασφάλισης ποιότητας, όπως είναι το ISO το HACCP, είναι μια αδιαμφισβήτητη πραγματικότητα για το σύνολο των επιχειρήσεων της Ελληνικής οικονομίας. Αν και πολλά έχουν γραφτεί, τόσο για την εφαρμογή των συστημάτων διασφάλισης ποιότητας όσο και για τα πλεονεκτήματα που προσφέρει η εφαρμογή τους, λίγες είναι οι εργασίες που αναφέ...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine different quality schemes and to determine how these could be combined by Agricultural Cooperatives into a brand development strategy designed not only to differentiate their products but also to enhance them with higher value added in the competitive landscape of the food industry. Design/methodolog...
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This paper uses logistic regression to analyze the characteristics that determine Greek farmers’ willingness to invest in agricultural cooperatives. The data are from a field survey of 235 Greek farmers – members of agricultural cooperatives in Thessaly and Western Macedonia regions. Although Greek farmers are commonly members of agricultural coope...
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European Unions’ current Common Agricultural Policy has been moved from subsidising agricultural products to direct payments to farmers. These payments depend, among others, on whether farmers fulfill their obligations in managing their production in a sustainable manner, protecting the environment, ensuring public health, plant health, animal heal...
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Fraudulent practices are the first and foremost concern of food industry, with significant consequences in economy and human’s health. The increasing demand for food has led to food fraud by replacing, mixing, blending, and mislabeling products attempting to increase the profits of producers and companies. Consequently, there was the rise of a mult...
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Consumers are increasingly interested in the geographical origin of the foodstuff they consume as an important characteristic of food authenticity and quality. To assure the authenticity of the geographical origin, various methods have been proposed. Stable isotope analysis is a method that has been extensively used for products such as wine, oil,...
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Traceability is deemed to be a significant factor in the perception of food product quality and safety, as it ensures valuable data for consumers and inhibits mainly food fraud and other safety issues (e.g. food contamination). In this paper, the consumers’ perception of food products’ traceability is investigated to find out the specific informat...
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Consumers are increasingly interested in the geographical origin of foodstuff, as an important characteristic of food authenticity and quality. To assure the authenticity of the geographical origin, various methods have been proposed. Stable isotope analysis is a method that has been extensively used for products like wine, oil, and meat by using l...
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In Greece and some other European countries, the way of life and the economic crisis led to some extent the young people to engage in agriculture and return to the countryside (Chatzitheodoridis & Kontogeorgos, 2019).The stay of young people in agriculture is vital, given that the agri-food sector is a key pillar of the Greek economy (Kontogeorgos...
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At the beginning of the twenty-first century, more and more businesses are trying to stand out in the competitive global market. They also try to improve their function and gain a competitive advantage by using information technology systems. Food businesses in Western Greece use information systems to improve the management of their functions. The...
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The main objective of the current paper is the efficiency analysis of firms in fish sector in Greece using the data envelopment analysis (DEA) under economic instability. For our purpose, DEA models were applied to evaluate the technical efficiency and competitiveness among firms in the sector. The used financial data were regarding to the years 20...
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In the agricultural sector, there are ways in which the productive structure of farms can be greatly adapted to reduce the risk and overexploitation of available resources to increase crop yields. This study uses the linear programming method to optimise crop yields, investigating whether, after the application of the econometric (static) model...
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The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the perceptions of Greeks-farmers regarding success and to investigate the factors that are considered as indicators to explain, predict, and determine perceptional entrepreneurial success. This research focuses on existing agricultural enterprises as more than 400 randomly selected agricultural enterprises...
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Σκοπός της παρούσας εργασίας είναι να διερευνηθεί κατά πόσον όσοι έχουν ενταχθεί στο πρόγραμμα εγκατάστασης νέων αγροτών είναι ικανοποιημένοι από την επιλογή τους. Η ικανοποίηση από το πρόγραμμα εγκατάστασης συνδέεται τελικά με την ικανοποίηση από το Γεωργικό επάγγελμα και συνεπώς με τη προδιάθεση των νέων / νεοεισερχόμενων να παραμείνουν σε αυτό,...
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H παρούσα έρευνα επιδιώκει να διερευνήσει το βαθμό, στον οποίο οι φοιτητές των ελληνικών Πανεπιστήμιων είναι εξοικειωμένοι με τις έννοιες της κυκλικής οικονομίας και της βιοοικονομίας. Ταυτόχρονα, η έρευνα δίνει τη δυνατότητα εκτίμησης της ικανότητας των Πανεπιστημίων να προσαρμόζουν την παρεχόμενη γνώση στις συνεχόμενα μεταβαλλόμενες απαιτήσεις τη...
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H παρούσα εργασία επιδιώκει να συμβάλει στην κατανόηση του γιατί οι αγρότες αποφασίζουν να ιδρύσουν τη δική τους επιχείρηση. Σκοπός της εργασίας είναι η διερεύνηση της επιχειρηματικής δραστηριότητας των Ελλήνων αγροτών στη Περιφέρεια Δυτικής Ελλάδος εξετάζοντας το ρόλο της έδρας ελέγχου (ΕΕ) και των εγγενών κίνητρων. Η εργασία αυτή επιδιώκει να επε...
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This paper gives a general view overview of the different trends associated with consumption, marketing, health and overall lifestyle for foodstuffs and agriculture with reference to Greece. This paper helps to synthetize the multi-faced elements or aspects of food and agriculture in the world particularly Greece. This paper contributes to the effo...
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Fish farming play important role in providing food and income in many EU countries, either as a stand-alone activity or in association with crop agriculture and livestock rearing. Fish farming is widespread in Greece and differs only with respect to species, production systems and volumes. Moreover, the Greek economic crisis has heavily affected th...
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Purpose Literature contributions to agricultural cooperative (AC) entrepreneurship model are fragmented and show some significant limitations. The purpose of this paper is to identify the existing important barriers to this entrepreneurship model as well as to group them into respective themes. Design/methodology/approach A systematic literature r...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate tourism demand and its determinants with panel data models. This paper empirically investigates the determinants of tourism demand for a statistically significant sample of eleven European countries for the years 1996–2015. Various potential determinants are investigated, including gross domestic product,...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explain the impact of locus of control (LOC) and motivations on entrepreneurial intentions (EIs) among agri-entrepreneurs in the region of Western Greece. Design/methodology/approach The study was conducted in 2019 in the Western Greece region. Primary data were collected through a survey. A researcher-admin...
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Quality Management in Agriculture, Food and Beverage Enterprises Στο νέο ΒΙΒΛΙΟ μας, “Διαχείριση Ποιότητας στις Επιχειρήσεις Γεωργίας, Τροφίμων και Ποτών”, υιοθετείται το πνεύμα της ολιστικότητας και της συνεχούς βελτίωσης της ποιότητας. Δίνεται έμφαση στην πελατοκεντρική, συστημική και δυναμική προσέγγιση με τις έννοιες που περιέχονται στις νεότερ...
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The purpose of this study was to illustrate and understand how consumers of cooperative food products could be segmented in the region of Western Greece. For this purpose, a questionnaire survey was undertaken involving almost 500 consumers in the selected region. Consumers were segmented on the basis of their consumption of cooperative products an...
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Marketing cooperatives are gaining popularity in the supply chain management of fruits and vegetables (F&V) due to consumers’ increasing desire to purchase cooperative products as well as producers’ willingness to reinforce their bargaining power in the market. The main purpose of this empirical study is to investigate the most important factors th...
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The use of portable applications in the primary sector is undoubtedly an innovation that offers a truly important tool that helps farmers to utilize their farms and an approach to enhance agricultural entrepreneurship systematically and effectively. The chapter examined 10 agribusiness in the region of Western Greece and their owners were asked to...
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Σχόλιο για τη βελτίωση της παραγωγικότητας του αγροτικού τομέα' https://isem-journal.blogspot.com/2020/12/blog-post_92.html
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This paper investigates the factors that affect the bilateral trade between Greece and Germany for specific agricultural products (Meat and meat preparations, Dairy products and eggs, Fish and fish preparations, Cereals and cereal preparations and Fruit and vegetables). Data was collected through the COMTRADE database for the period 1992–2017. An a...
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This paper studies consumers‟ behaviour and consumers‟ opinion about cooperative foodstuff products in the region of Western Greece. The main scope of this paper is to identify market segments for the consumers of cooperatives products based on their attitudes. According to the results of the present research, consumers in Western Greece generally...
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The study examines the financial situation of ten agricultural cooperatives in the Peloponnese, Northern Greece and Crete. One of them was selected (the Agricultural Cooperative of Kritsa, in the prefecture of Lassithi) located in a touristic area of Crete to explore its contribution to local development. With the help of personal interviews with r...
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Spatial development initiatives and policies number 30 years of life in the EU. and in Greece. From the Leader and Urban Initiatives to the Integrated Rural Development Programs and the Integrated Urban Development Plans, the dimension of the space has received due consideration, but not the necessary resources for their development. Today, one of...
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Purpose The purposes of this study are: first, to conceptualize entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education in agriculture; second, to highlight the role and necessity of entrepreneurship education in enhancing entrepreneurship; and third, to formulate relevant research proposals. Design/methodology/approach The quantitative data were collecte...
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Η αμοιβαιότητα, μια συνθέτη κοινωνιολογική έννοια, φαίνεται να επηρεάζει τη συμπεριφορά του ατόμου στις σχέσεις του και στις οικονομικές συναλλαγές του. Η επίδραση της αμοιβαιότητας είναι τέτοια, που αρκετοί υποστηρίζουν ότι η θεωρία μεγιστοποίησης της χρησιμότητας δεν αρκεί για να ερμηνεύσει τη συμπεριφορά των ανθρώπων είτε ενεργούν ατομικά είτε ο...
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Sometimes, the priorities in the growing patterns create dubiousness, surprises and are proved unsuitable to reform and redress the distortions of economy, magnifying them or even emerging news. When the external or the individual interferences are remained out of the planning, then the knowledge of why the various indices yield conflicting sectora...
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The Regional Unit of Kastoria is a rural area in Northwestern Greece, located on the borderline with Albania. Kastoria city, the capital and the largest city of the Kastoria Regional Unit, is known for the production of high-quality fur products. The fur industry has faced a marked crisis from the 1980s onwards, which has contributed to pushing the...
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Reciprocity is a powerful determinant of human behaviour in social exchange situations where mutual reinforcement exists between two parties. Consequently, it is supposed to be one of the fundamental resources of cooperatives. Mandatory Cooperatives is a special category of cooperatives that is characterized by a higher degree of reciprocal behavio...
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Every correlated theory on the decision-making process takes for granted that individuals have a self-seeking behaviour in a self-regulating economic system. That means that under emergency and risk situations subjects make decisions following the above theories, among fixed-various alternatives. Nevertheless, the results have emerged from many inv...
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Tourism is an important industry which affects the profits of nation’s economy. A strong tourism sector directly contributes to the national income of the country, combats unemployment and improves the balance of payments. Tourism demand is usually measured by the number of tourist visits from an origin country to a destination country, in terms of...
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The city of Kastoria is located in the Northwestern part of Greece and is known as the city of fur. The crisis in the fur industry from the '80s onwards has contributed to boosting the local economy towards the development of the tertiary sector. The fur, which remains a key local manufacturing and trading activity, the rich reserves of natural and...
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Reciprocity is a powerful determinant of human behaviour in social exchange situations where mutual reinforcement exists between two parties. Consequently, it is supposed to be one of the fundamental resources of cooperatives. Mandatory Cooperatives is a special category of cooperatives that is characterized by a higher degree of reciprocal behavio...
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This study is a systematic literature review of geographical origin authentication by elemental analytical techniques. Authentication and certification of geographic origin of agri-food products is a useful tool toward the protection of the quality for products. The aim of this work was to map the current state of research in the area of agricultur...
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During the last three decades, the European Union has adopted a series of policies aiming to increase the new farmers entering the primary sector. This scheme, namely the "New Entrants Policy”, is reflected to the relevant regulations of the Common Agricultural Policy. After many years of implementation, there is still limited information regarding...
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eClass), του Πανεπιστήμιου Πατρών. Για την έρευνα δημιουργήθηκε ένα διαδικτυακό ερωτηματολόγιο αξιολόγησης. Το ερωτηματολόγιο συμπληρώθηκε από 280 φοιτητές 4 σχολών του Πανεπιστημίου Πατρών. Από την ανάλυση προέκυψε πως η ανανέωση της πλατφόρμας του eClass από το εκπαιδευτικό προσωπικό είναι ένα κριτήριο ακρίβειας του περιεχομένου της. Η πλειοψηφία...
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The purpose of the study is to investigate the usability and performance of a Greek University Learning Management System (Open eClass). An online evaluation questionnaire was created for the survey. The questionnaire was completed by 280 students from 4 colleges at the university. The analysis revealed that the renewal of the Open eClass platform...
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The use of portable applications in the primary sector is undoubtedly an innovation that offers a truly important tool that helps farmers to utilize their farms and an approach to enhance agricultural entrepreneurship systematically and effectively. The present paper examined ten Agribusiness in the region of western Greece and their owners were as...
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Scopus, Emerald, ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, IDEAS/RePEcsearch, Web of Science. Εντοπίστηκαν 76 δημοσιευμένες μελέτες από το 2010 έως το 2019, οι οποίες καταδεικνύουν το αυξανόμενο ενδιαφέρον για τους συνεταιρισμούς ως μοντέλο επιχειρηματικότητας. Η παρούσα εργασία, μέσω της συστηματικής βιβλιογραφικής ανασκόπησης, παρέχει μια γενική εικόνα του...
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Abstract. In Europe 160 million people are members of social economy enterprises and mutual societies. Members that work at social enterprises usually are bound with an employee relationship with their organization; on the other hand participating in a social enterprise could be their only chance to find a job, especially for economies that face a...
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Input-Output literature can be characterized as complicated and chaotic. The complications concern the nomenclature of concepts for the derived indices from the multipliers' models, their mathematical expressions and computable applications. The terminologies' inconsistencies often end up to a deviation between the description for these indices and...
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Τα Κλασσικά Οικονομικά Μοντέλα αντιμετωπίζουν τον άνθρωπο ως ένα ον που δρα και συμπεριφέρεται απόλυτα ορθολογικά. Δηλαδή, υποθέτουν ότι ο άνθρωπος μεγιστοποιεί την οικονομική του ευημερία αδιαφορώντας ταυτόχρονα για κάθε είδος κοινωνικού προτύπου όπως η ισότητα, η δικαιοσύνη και η αμοιβαιότητα. Έτσι λοιπόν, η μακροχρόνια παράδοση της οικονομικής ε...
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In Europe 160 million people are members of social economy enterprises and mutual societies. Members that work at social enterprises usually are bound with an employee relationship with their organization; on the other hand participating in a social enterprise could be their only chance to find a job, especially for economies that face a long-term...
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This paper investigates the factors that affect the bilateral trade between Greece and Germany in total, and for specific agricultural products (cereals, dairy products, meat & meat products, fruits & vegetables). Data was collected through the databases of World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development for the period 1...
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Standard economic models presume that people maximize their own financial interest, without regard for social norms and issues such as fairness and reciprocity, i.e. a long standing tradition in economics view human beings as exclusively self-interested and the economy as self-regulating (Fehr and Gächter, 2000; Charness, 2004). This assumption is...
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Th e present study examines the level of job satisfaction among municipal employees in Greece, the relation between overall satisfaction and satisfaction that is related with job objective, working conditions, salary, kind of service, collaboration and development prospects, as well as possible repercussions of the economic crisis on it. Th e data...
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Άρθρο - Άποψη για τα πλεονεκτήματα των συστημάτων ποιότητας στον αγροτικό χώρο και τα οφέλη που μπορούν να αποφέρουν στους Νέους Αγρότες. Δημοσιεύτηκε στο Τεύχος 13 της Περιοδικής Έκδοσης ΕΠΙ ΓΗΣ για την Αγροτική Οικονομία της Τράπεζας Πειραιώς, με τίτλο: "ΝΕΟΙ ΑΓΡΟΤΕΣ: Η ελληνική γη παράγει ιστορίες έμπνευσης και δημιουργίας" διαθέσιμο στο: ht...
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In the threshold of the 21st century even more businesses are trying to compete in the global competitive market, improve their function and gain a competitive advantage by using information systems and information technology. Food businesses in Western Greece use information systems to improve the management of their functions. They apply such sys...
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Input-Output literature can be characterized as complicated and chaotic. The complications concern the nomenclature of concepts for the derived indices from the multipliers’ models, their mathematical expressions and computable applications. The terminologies’ inconsistencies often end up to a deviation between the description for these indices and...
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This paper examines the issue of mobile application usability assessment and is primarily intended to evaluate a "proposal" concerning the systematic recording of the technical and economic data of an agricultural holding with the aid of a rural managementsystem (agroFarm).This applicationis an electronic calendar where farmers and breeders can sto...
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Soil quality is a complex functional concept, which cannot be measured directly but only be inferred from both soil characteristics and cultivation practices. Among different approaches used, Soil Quality Index (SQI) is considered to be the most appropriate for quantitative assessment of soil quality. Since, there is no standard method for SQI esti...
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View full text at: http://rdcu.be/nwiA The purpose of this paper is to compare the performance level between the traditional agricultural cooperatives and the cooperatives with capital-seeking entities in the Greek food sector. Previous researches suggest that the performance of the cooperatives is determined by their organizational design. Thus,...
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Η Κοινωνική Οικονομία αποτελούσε για πολλά χρόνια κομμάτι της Ελληνικής Οικονομίας κυρίως μέσω των αγροτικών συνεταιριστικών εγχειρημάτων. Από το 2011 και μετά όπου και δημιουργήθηκε η νομική μορφή των Κοινωνικών Συνεταιριστικών Επιχειρήσεων (Κοιν.Σ.Επ) καθώς και ο φορέας τους, το Γενικό Μητρώο Κοινωνικής και Αλληλέγγυας Οικονομίας, ο τομέας της Κο...
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Συμβολή Κλάδων Βιοοικονομίας στην Ελληνική Οικονομία και Απασχόληση Ημερίδα για την Κυκλική Οικονομία, Τετάρτη, 21 Νοεμβρίου 2018, Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών,
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eClass),του Πανεπιστήμιου Πατρών. Συγκεκριμένα, γίνεται προσπάθεια να αναγνωριστούν οι ανάγκες των φοιτητών που επισκέπτονται το eClass, να διερευνηθεί ο βαθμός χρήσης των υπηρεσιών που προσφέρει το eClass και κατά πόσο αυτό ενισχύει τη μαθησιακή διαδικασία και τέλος να εντοπιστούν τυχόν αδύνατα σημεία του ιστότοπου αυτού, ώστε να διατυπωθούνε προτ...
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Εισαγωγή- Σκοπός: Η εργασία αυτή εξετάζει το ζήτημα της αξιολόγησης της χρηστικότητας των εφαρμογών κινητής τηλεφωνίας και αποσκοπεί κυρίως στην αξιολόγηση μιας "πρότασης" σχετικά με τη συστηματική καταγραφή των τεχνικών και οικονομικών δεδομένων μιας γεωργικής εκμετάλλευσης με τη βοήθεια ενός αγροτικού συστήματος διαχείρισης (agroFarm). Η χρήση φο...
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Poultry sector in Greece is one of the most dynamic sectors of animal production and rural economy. It is an interesting fact that the poultry sector in Greece counts no more than 10 vertical intergraded poultry companies that hold about 80% of the market share. In addition, 4 of the largest companies hold about 60% of the total market share and 2...
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The Greek economy is in crisis and has lost a significant part of its welfare. In this situation, one of the most important issues for the economic policy is to create attractive investments’ opportunities in order to improve the employment rates and in general to increase the income. This paper, in the framework of a demand-driven Leontief Input-O...
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The implementation of quality management systems is a business strategy that can assist companies, to improve their operational efficiency and consequently their financial performance. The paper uses the Structure-Conduct-Performance paradigm to identify how quality management systems have resulted in the financial performance of the Greek agricult...
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According to Theory of Expected Utility (EUT) and Classical Decision Theory (CDT), making decisions involve choosing a course of action among a fixed set of alternatives with a specific goal in mind. These theories define the way that individuals make decisions under emergency and risk situations. On contrast, there are many researches which indica...
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Poultry sector in Balkan countries presents a significant dynamic in both terms of consumption and production. Even if small-scale poultry production in farmers’ backyards is very common in all Balkan countries, modern and industrialized poultry farming facilities have been developed to confront the increasing demand for poultry products. On the ot...
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The Theory of Expected Utility is the central theory that describes the way individuals make a decision according to the classical economic theory. Despite the fact of that, experimental studies on individuals' behavioral attitude of the last 20 years have shown that this theory does not accurately represent human behavior from a descriptive point...
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The central idea of expected utility theory defines the way that individuals make decisions under emergency and risk situations. Instead of this, various field and lab studies of the last decades, indicate that this theory does not represent a realistic image of human behaviour. Therefore, experimental findings show that reciprocity constitutes...
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Παρουσίαση που έγινε το Σάββατο 2 Δεκεμβρίου 2017 στο πλαίσιο της εκδήλωσης που διοργανώθηκε από τον Πρόεδρο και το Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο του Αγροτικού Συνεταιρισμού Ζαγοράς Πηλίου για την παρουσίαση του δίτομου έργου: «Αγροτικός Συνεταιρισμός Ζαγοράς 1916-2016, Ένας αιώνας συνεταιριστικής παράδοσης και αγώνα, Η ιστορία, οι συνεταιριστικές αξίες &...
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Background/Objective: This study aimed to conduct an initial investigation of obesity in Greek firefighters as determined by Body Mass Index (BMI) and identify dietary habits and factors associated with this obesity. Methodology: A quantitative survey was conducted for 190 firefighters serving in Northern Greece in 2015. To calculate BMI, anthropo...
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The main purpose of this paper is to empirically explore the characteristics of the cheese sector that lead businesses in Greece to profitability. It is also important to evaluate the impact of the current economic crisis on the economic performance of cheese enterprises. This study uses a panel data set that come from balance sheets and income sta...
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The main purpose of this study is to assess the perceptions of consumers in the region of Western Greece about the properties and the characteristics of the agricultural cooperatives food products. The main objective of the paper is to depict the overall image of cooperative products and to identify the overall consumer behaviour of participants in...
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The Theory of Expected Utility is the basic theory that explains how people make decisions in emergency situations (Bernoulli, 1954). Almost all economic theory is built on the assumption that people act selfishly neglecting the well-being of other human beings. During the last decade many researchers have, however, provided evidence which indicate...