Chrisovalantis Malesios

Chrisovalantis Malesios
Agricultural University of Athens · Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development (RE&D)

PhD, Marie Curie Fellow (Aston Univ., UK).

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Introduction
Chrisovalantis Malesios currently works at Agricultural University of Athens. Dr Malesios does research in Environmental Science, Agricultural Economics and Statistics. His current project is 'A sustainability measurement framework for SMEs in Europe.' http://www.aoa.aua.gr/en/staff_details.aspx?mn=mn3&staff_id=113 https://malesios7.wixsite.com/smesustainability
Additional affiliations
March 2020 - present
Agricultural University of Athens
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2018 - March 2020
Aston University
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  • Fellow
February 2018 - February 2020
University of the Aegean
Position
  • Fellow

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Publications (163)
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The purpose of this study is to assess the relationship between social, environmental and operational practices and performance with financial performance, focusing on small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We seek to establish a relationship between the sustainability and the financial performance of SMEs in terms of economic development, as e...
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The main aim of this paper is to facilitate small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to adopt environmental management (EM) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. The study reveals SMEs‟ motivation, pressure, targets and methods for EM and CSR practices. Additionally, the paper investigates how these variables relate to employee numb...
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Sustainability of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is significant as SMEs contribute to GDP substantially in every economy. This research develops an innovative sustainable supply chain performance measurement model for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Prior researches predominantly use balanced score card (BSC) approach that pre...
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The circular economy (CE) represents a major paradigm shift of moving from the concepts of linear to circular supply chains across multiple industries. Although some aspects of CE adoption within industrial supply chains have been researched extensively (particularly addressing challenges of design, implementation and operations), the research that...
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Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in any economy as they contribute to GDP and employment. However, sustainability (right combination of economic, environmental and social) of SMEs is a major concern as they prioritise economic performance over environmental and social to remain competitive. Majority of prior research...
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The aim of this research is to facilitate small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to achieve superior performance through the adoption of circular economy (CE) principles. It analyses the current state of sustainability practices and performance across key CE areas of action (design, procurement, production, distribution, consumption and recover)...
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In recent decades large sections of trail paths throughout Greece have been maintained, revived and marked, creating a wide network of a total length of approximately 3,500 km. Their main part, of course, is occupied by the extensions of the European Long Trails E4 and E6. The trail paths are one of the main levers of tourism development as they co...
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In the present research project, we compare three different pollination types (viz., with insects, without insects, and solely with honeybees) of three widespread sweet cherry cultivars, with the aim of conducting measurements and drawing conclusions pertaining to the impact of pollinators on fruit set, yield, and fruit quality in commercial orchar...
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Circular Economy (CE) practices have the potential to enhance sustainability performance of organisations and thus help respond to United Nations Sustainability Development Goals. The aim of this research is to examine the adoption of CE in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and its impact on sustainability performance. We analyze the curren...
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The UN's sustainable development goals underscore engaging supply-chain stakeholders with environmentally friendly practices. Small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) are key participants in several supply chains, but their operations often produce a significant environmental impact. Their transition to sustainable practices is challenging because...
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Purpose There is a critical gap in assessing how institutional voids affect SMEs' growth, investment commitment and reputation. The purpose of this paper is to explain how institutional void affects these three dimensions of SME performance; and to develop an institutional void-SME performance framework that can be applied for strategising, resourc...
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Pollination services provide substantial benefits to human populations and, more specifically, to agriculture. The aim of the current paper was to explore the possibility of providing organized honeybee pollination services in Greece, a country where such services are hardly developed, as is also the case in many other European countries. The vast...
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Adaptation to climate change as well as the increasing demand for a new approach in post fire socioecological resilience and Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) in forest management requires a different way of thinking of forest roads planning, in terms of Social-Ecological Systems (SES) Framework. Social-ecological systems are complex, adaptive and empha...
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Although the contribution of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to economic growth is beyond doubt, they collectively affect the environment and society negatively. As SMEs have to perform in a very competitive environment, they often find it difficult to achieve their environmental and social targets. Therefore, making SMEs sustainable is o...
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This paper determines the association between theory-based behavioural predictors and the types of face masks chosen as protection against COVID-19. A study conducted on Greeks who volunteered as subjects (N = 1,157) found significant differences between the users of the single-use masks and the users of the cloth masks, which were based on their e...
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This paper describes an approach to measure the intensity and the territorial dispersion of spatial proximity effects, which affect efficiency scores obtained through data envelopment analysis in the field of municipal waste management systems (MWMSs). In particular, we show that these analyses cannot be conducted by relying on efficiency scores th...
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Honeybees are closely linked with natural and agricultural ecosystems, due to their ability to pollinate a large array of food crops and native plants worldwide, particularly in intensively cultivated areas. Greece is a country where pollination services are hardly developed. Using data from the Regional Unit of Pella, Northern Greece, as well as a...
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Forest operations engineering deals with all the essential infrastructure operations aiming at the efficient management of forested areas, which constitutes a prerequisite for the development of mountainous economies. Thus, the need for addressing this objective in an effective way, in conjunction with other issues associated with the protection an...
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This paper examines which demographic and attitudinal characteristics relate to an individual's knowledge and perception of the environmental footprint of single-use mask s/he is using in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on a self-selected sample of Greek citizens (N = 462), it is found that demographic characteristics and pro-environmenta...
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In this study, we utilized a hierarchical multilevel modeling approach to test the hypothesis that the activity of the organophosphate insecticide pirimiphos-methyl against the cosmopolitan serious secondary pest of stored products, the yellow mealworm, Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), is affected by temperature, relative humidity (RH)...
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During the first wave of the COVID‐19 pandemic, management authorities of numerous Protected Areas (PAs) had to discourage visitors from accessing them in order to reduce the virus transmission rate and protect local communities. This resulted in social–ecological impacts and added another layer of complexity to managing PAs. This paper presents th...
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The impact of stakeholders' pressure and business uncertainties on the correlation between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and organizational performance within small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is under researched. This study aims to derive the correlation of CSR antecedents, CSR practices, stakeholders' pressures, business uncertain...
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Supporting local and central authorities in decision-making processes pertaining to environmental planning requires the adoption of scientific methods and the submission of proposals that could be implemented in practice. Taking into consideration the dual role that honeybees play as honey producers and crop pollinators, the aim of the present stud...
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The Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella Zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and the confused flour beetle, Tribolium confusum Jacquelin du Val (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) are worldwide spread and notorious organisms of numerous stored-products. Both species are dangerous for bagged commodities as penetrators and invaders. The aim of the curre...
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The emergence and spread of vector-borne diseases (VBDs) is a function of biotic, abiotic and socio-economic drivers of disease while their economic and societal burden depends upon a number of time-varying factors. This work is concerned with the development of an early warning system that can act as a predictive tool for public health preparednes...
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Decarbonisation is the major challenge of today's energy sector. Adopting renewable energy is one of the means for achieving lower carbon footprint. Renewables made up 17.1% of electricity generation in 2018, with hydro, wind and biomass making up the majority. That is expected to rise to 24% by 2030. Additionally, most appropriate balance among en...
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Worldwide, several large-scale historical gardens have been adapted to social needs and became public parks. Historical parks, designed in a different era and often subjected to pressures for development, raise concerns in meeting contemporary visitor needs, rendering them vulnerable to private interests. The main purpose of this paper was to deter...
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The main aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of patent applications, development level, employment level and degree of technological diversity on innovation efficiency. Innovation efficiency is derived by relating innovation inputs and innovation outputs. Expenditures in Research and Development and Human Capital stand for innovation inp...
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Exposure to wood dust during logging operations is generally associated with a variety of adverse health effects. The aim of the present study is to determine the exposure of forestry workers to wood dust during timber harvesting tasks in a cutover. The concentrations of inhalable hardwood dust produced from Fagus sylvatica and Quercus petraea as w...
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Beneficial impacts on wellbeing levels of communities living near Protected Areas (PAs) is a key factor for meeting biodiversity conservation targets. Recent studies suggest that the proximity of communities to a PA influence to a significant extent their wellbeing levels. This paper explores further this argument by analysing data from approximate...
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The aim of the current study is to determine and analyze the prevalence among forestry workers of self-reported musculoskeletal disorder symptoms (MSSs) in specific areas of the body. The Standardized Nordic Questionnaire (SNQ) was used, which was specifically modified and adapted for the assessment of lower back, neck and shoulder symptoms. The qu...
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Assessing vulnerability is key in the planning of climate change adaptation policies and, more importantly, in determining actions increasing resilience across different locations. This study presents the results of a hierarchical linear multilevel modeling approach that utilizes as dependent variable the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND...
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Tough working conditions prevailing in the silvicultural sector contribute to the appearance of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in employees. The current paper presents an analysis of the prevalence of self-reported musculoskeletal disorder symptoms (MSSs) among forestry workers. The Standardized Nordic Questionnaire (SNQ) was used as a tool of re...
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In this paper we examine the relative importance of an individual’s subjective evaluations and social capital on his/her decision to exercise social control (i.e. confront the offender) on the hypothetical instance of witnessing a PAYT (Pay-As-You-Throw) scheme violation. Our data (N = 299) originates from an online questionnaire filled in by resid...
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Bluetongue virus (BTV) causes an infectious disease called bluetongue, a vector-borne viral disease of ruminants, which has major implications and causes severe economic damage due to its effect on livestock. These economic costs are mostly ascribed to the trade restrictions imposed during the epidemic period. In August 2014, an epidemic of blueton...
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Fagus sylvatica in Europe is expected to be severely affected by the ongoing climate change. In this article, seed adaptive traits, in terms of morphology and germination, of F. sylvatica populations of different postglacial lineage and intrapopulation genetic diversity were evaluated. Eight plots from two geographical provenances, Evros and Drama,...
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As the impact of climate change increases it is more likely that we will see an increase of extreme weather events leading to significant food production losses. Therefore, understanding the complexities of how production losses impact on policy (through export or import restrictions) and prices (through markets) is important for the governance of...
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In comparison to large companies, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a tendency to be less engaged with sustainability management practices, resulting in limited potential in reducing their environmental and social impact. SMEs are much less likely to have sustainability goals. The aim of this paper is to examine the causal relationship...
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While lean management practices (LMP) helps small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to be efficient, sustainability oriented innovation (SOI) facilitates to adopt environmental and social practices. Although prior research looks into the effect of LMP on economic performance of SMEs, less is known about the effect of LMP on sustainability (econom...
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The purpose of the paper is to evaluate the extent to which the road transport projects implemented within the Greek National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2007-2013 contributed to the economic development of eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Greece. These projects were included in the respective regional operational programs co-financed by the...
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The success parameters for any business project are on time completion, within specific budget and with requisite performance. Risks are part and parcel of any project that hinders achieving project goals. Managing risk is the systematic process of identifying, analyzing and developing responses for possible risks. Although enterprises appreciate t...
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Anthropogenic activities in the environment have an impact on climate change. Among these activities is the use of the chainsaw which plays an important role through releasing greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. Hence the need for research on improved logging operations is of importance. The present study compares carbon monoxide (CΟ) and n...
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Measuring sustainability is an integral part of decision-making processes in order to promote sustainable development. The present paper focuses on sustainability indicators as these are measured on local level and explores two main issues: firstly, the subjective measurement of indicators focusing especially on social dimensions of sustainability,...
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The ability to evaluate researchers' academic performance (productivity and impact) is highly beneficial, especially for science policy making. A simple evaluation tool analyzes the number of articles published by a researcher and the number of citations received by these publications. However, these metrics alone fail to capture the manifold aspec...
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Forestry technical works are essential infrastructure projects for the development of the mountainous and national economy, and thus the need for addressing the latter in an effective way in conjunction with other problems associated with the protection and preservation of forest wealth is of importance. There are many potential applications for wh...
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Ongoing biodiversity decline threatens ecosystem stability and reflects an overarching planetary boundary being breached. It undermines enabling conditions for sustainable development and posits alarming risks to the global economy. All business entities are dependent to biological diversity and the planetary spectrum of ecosystem services either d...
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The ability of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) populations to adapt to the ongoing climate change is especially important in the southern part of Europe, where environmental change is expected to be more intense. In this study, we tested the existing adaptive potential of eight beech populations from two provenances in N.E. Greece (Evros and Drama) that...
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The ability of beech ( Fagus sylvatica L.) populations to adapt to the ongoing climate change is crucial for the maintenance of economic and social benefits and for the conservation of biodiversity in Europe and especially in the southeastern part of the continent, where environmental change is expected to be more intense. Beech populations in the...
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The ability of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) populations to adapt to the ongoing climate change is especially important in the southern part of Europe, where environmental change is expected to be more intense. In this study, we tested the existing adaptive potential of eight beech populations from two provenances in N.E. Greece (Evros and Drama) that...
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The ability of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) populations to adapt to the ongoing climate change is especially important in the southern part of Europe, where environmental change is expected to be more intense. In this study, we tested the existing adaptive potential of eight beech populations from two provenances in N.E. Greece (Evros and Drama) that...
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Small and medium sized enterprises adopt lean practices (LP) to reduce waste across their organisational value chain, which helps achieve sustainability. Process innovation (PI) has also been applied through cleaner production, environmental management system, eco-design etc. to address both customers" needs and legislations by policymakers. Althou...