International Journal of Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Business Models (IJFBMBM)

International Journal of Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Business Models (IJFBMBM)

Editors-in-Chief: Constantin Zopounidis (School of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, Greece & Audencia Business School, France) and George Baourakis (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece)
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2016
ISSN: 2379-7509|EISSN: 2379-7495|DOI: 10.4018/IJFBMBM
Out of print.


The International Journal of Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Business Models (IJFBMBM) presents innovative research on topics pertaining to key business issues within the food and beverage industries, including, but not limited to promotional strategies, managerial practice, logistics and operations management, and economic considerations. Through its presentation of emerging research and trends within the industry, this journal is a key resource for business professionals, managers, researchers, and graduate students.

Topics Covered

  • Agriculture and food
  • Beverage marketing
  • Consumer research
  • Consumption Behavior
  • Food engineering
  • Food Security
  • Packaging
  • Plant maintenance
  • Processing equipment
  • Product Development
  • Product distribution channels
  • Safety and security
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Wholesaling management

Mission and Scope

The International Journal of Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Business Models (IJFBMBM) is designed to study the characteristics, workings and updates of food management systems around the world, and it will examine marketing issues in the total food business chain prevailing in different parts of the globe by using quantitative approaches to explain the many facets of the field of food management and marketing.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 3: 2 Issues (2018)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Constantin Zopounidis has been elected to the prestigious The Real Academia de Ciencias Económicas y Financieras (RACEF). He joins the ranks of Daniel Kahneman (Nobel Laureate), Romano Prodi, and Joseph E. Stiglitz (Nobel Laureate) who belong to this Institution. It is with pride and delight that we communicate that Professor Constantin Zopounidis, Editor-in-Chief of Operational Research and Editor of the renowned Handbook of Multicriteria Analysis, has been elected to the RACEF – Royal Academy of Economic and Finance Sciences of Spain. The Royal Academy of Economic and Finance Sciences of Spain was officially established in Spain, in 1958, but its roots can be traced back to the 18th century when King Ferdinand VI of Spain set up the Royal Private Board of Commerce. RACEF promotes the cooperation between researchers of the most important institutions and academies around the world, and seeks to advance the scientific knowledge and the existing decision and policy making practices in the fields of economics and finance. The members of RACEF include prestigious researchers, senior policy makers, and top executives from all over the world. Among others, the Academicians of RACEF include Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (former President of France), Romano Prodi (former President of Italy and the European Commission), José Ángel Gurría (Secretary General of OECD), as well as Nobel Prize laureates Robert Aumann, Daniel Kahneman, Finn Kydland, Eric Maskin, and Joseph Stiglitz ( Also, Professor Zopounidis has been elected as Academician, in the Royal Academy of Doctors (Spain, June 2014). As and Academician, Constantin was elected to the Executive Committee of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making following a vote in which 677 people participated from all over the world. This Society brings together 2200 people from 100 countries. The term of office shall be for four years from 2015 to 2019. Professor C. Zopounidis was also honored by the same Society with Edgeworth - Pareto Award in 2013.
George Baourakis is the Director of CIHEAM-MAICh, a constituent post-graduate Institute of the International Centre of Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM-Paris). Since 1989, George Baourakis is the Studies and Research Coordinator of the Business Economics and Management department of CIHEAM-MAICh. He demonstrates vast expertise in the management and coordination of research and educational projects in the EU, North America, Australia and Asia. He is an Affiliate Professor in the Marketing and Supply Chain Management, at the Centre of Entrepreneurship, Nyenrode University, The Netherlands Business School. He has also been appointed Distinguished Research Fellow in Food Marketing-Management at several universities.

Editorial Board

Managing Editors
George Apostolakis, University of Crete / Nyenrode Business University ORCID
Periklis Drakos, University of Crete, Greece
Associate Editors
Ana Lozano Vivas, University of Malaga, Spain
Ayben Koy, Istanbul Commerce University, Turkey
Dimitrios Kousenidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Dimitrios Petmezas, Surrey Business School
Dimitrios Stavroulakis, University of West Attica, Greece
Evangelos Grigoroudis, Technical University of Crete, Greece ORCID
Gert van Dijk, The Netherlands Institute for Cooperative Entrepreneurship (NICE), Netherlands
Gregory Koutmos, Fairfield University, USA
Jorgen Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Jose Arreola Hernandez, Rennes School of Business, France
Konstadinos Mattas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Richard Gray, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Spyros Spyrou, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Editorial Review Board
Anna Carbone, Tuscia University-Viterbo, Italy
Antonis Rezitis, University of Patras, Greece
Argyro Avgoustaki, ESCP Europe Business School, United Kingdom
Belal Fallah, Palestine Polytechnic University, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Csilla Lakatos, World Bank, United States
Derek Brewin, University of Manitoba, Canada
Dimitrios Niklis, Univeristy of West Macedonia, Greece
Elena Horska, Slovak University of Agriculture, Slovakia
Elias Carayannis, George Washington University, United States ORCID
EMILE SALAME, Lebanese University, Lebanon
George S. Atsalakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Gervaise Debucquet, Audencia Business School, France
Irene Daskalopoulou, University of Peloponnese, Greece ORCID
Jernej Turk, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Marios Katsioloudes, Qatar University, Qatar
Martin Wetzels, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Mary McCarthy, University College Cork, Ireland
Maurizio Canavari, Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna, Italy ORCID
Michael Bourlakis, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Murat Yercan, Ege University, Turkey
Nikolaos Georgantzis, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Pascal Ghazalian, University of Lethbridge, Canada
Simona Naspeti, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy
Yiorgos Gadanakis, University of Reading, United Kingdom ORCID


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Prof. Constantin Zopounidis
Technical University of Crete

Drakos Periklis
Managing Editor