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Food Policy Modelling

Responses to Current Issues

  • Presents new modelling approaches in today’s urgent food policy issues

  • Includes country and region studies on sustainable communities, rural environment and ecosystems

  • Offers quick guidelines for applying policy modelling in complex problems in the agro-food chain

Part of the book series: Cooperative Management (COMA)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Competitiveness, Sustainability Performances and Policy Options in the Sheep Meat Sector of Mediterranean Countries

    • Abir Jayari, Dimitrios Natos, Konstadinos Mattas, George Baourakis
    Pages 41-57
  3. Countries’ Image and Agricultural Trade Volume

    • Christos Staboulis, Dimitrios Natos, Efthimia Tsakiridou, Konstadinos Mattas
    Pages 59-72
  4. Digitalization in the EU Agricultural Sector: Seeking a European Policy Response

    • Yannis E. L. Doukas, Napoleon Maravegias, Charalampos Chrysomallidis
    Pages 83-98
  5. Why Go on Vacation to Crete? Assessing the Role of Local Cuisine

    • Christina Kleisiari, Stelios Kartakis, George Kleftodimos, George Vlontzos
    Pages 99-114
  6. Consumer Preferences for Local Food Products Marketed by Women’s Cooperatives

    • Antonios Tiganis, Nikos Kalogeras, Antonios Avgeris, Panagiota Sergaki, Efthimia Tsakiridou
    Pages 115-133

About this book

In the present economic, political, societal and environmental landscape, which is dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergence of challenges and issues that demand immediate and urgent responses is more intense than ever. Policymakers, international organizations, governmental and non-governmental institutions around the globe are seeking effective and sustainable policies, as they try to tackle far-reaching issues that affect all aspects of the economy and agriculture, including the food sector. In this context, this book presents new modelling approaches and their application to complex problems in the agro-food chain in order to address today’s pressing food policy issues. The respective chapters showcase national and regional studies on sustainable communities, rural environments and ecosystems. Taken together, they offer a valuable reference guide for scholars and practitioners alike.”

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

    Konstadinos Mattas, Christos Staboulis

  • Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece

    George Baourakis

  • School of Production Engineering and Management Financial Engineering Laboratory, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece

    Constantin Zopounidis

About the editors

Konstadinos Mattas is a Professor of Agricultural Policy at the School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.  He has published more than 200 reviewed articles in international journals, collected volumes and conference proceedings. He has served as a reviewer for several journals, books, and collected volumes. He is the managing editor and serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. He also has great experience in participating in and coordinating European and national research projects, and in organizing national and international workshops, seminars and conferences. He has served in several relevant EU and National Food Policy Committees. His special areas of interest are agro-food policy, EU policy, rural and economic development, regional economics, food marketing and trade.

George Baourakis is the Director of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (CIHEAM–MAICh), Greece and the Studies and Research Coordinator of the Business Economics and Management Department of MAICh. He has coordinated and participated in numerous EU projects, as well as international and national-regional research projects. He is an Affiliate Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the Centre of Entrepreneurship, Nyenrode University, the Netherlands, and has served as a Distinguished Research Fellow of Food Marketing Management at several universities. He has published extensively in international scientific journals, presented at various international conferences and authored/co-authored several scientific and academic books and special issues for leading publishers.

Constantin Zopounidis is a Professor of Financial Engineering and Operations Research at the Technical University of Crete, Greece, Distinguished Research Professor at Audencia Nantes School of Management, France, Senior Academician of the Royal Academy of Economics and Financial Sciences of Spain, and President of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS). He has edited and authored more than 70 books and 400 research papers in scientific journals and collected volumes, conference proceedings and encyclopedias in the areas of finance, accounting, operations research and management science. In recognition of his contributions, he has received several awards from international research bodies such as the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, the Decision Sciences Institute, the MOISIL International Foundation, ESCP Europe and the Hellenic Operational Research Society.

Christos Staboulis holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics. He has contributed to various international conferences and published articles in international journals. He has also participated in national and international research projects. His research interests include agricultural policy, food marketing, international trade and agricultural economics.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Food Policy Modelling

  • Book Subtitle: Responses to Current Issues

  • Editors: Konstadinos Mattas, George Baourakis, Constantin Zopounidis, Christos Staboulis

  • Series Title: Cooperative Management

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-08317-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-08316-7Published: 14 September 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-08319-8Published: 15 September 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-08317-4Published: 13 September 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2364-401X

  • Series E-ISSN: 2364-4028

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 133

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Management, Sustainable Development, Agricultural Economics

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