Prof. Dr. George Baourakis is an Affiliate Professor at the Center for Entrepreneurship & Stewardship at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. He has published numerous papers in internationally refereed scientific journals, presented extensively at international conferences, and authored/co-authored several scientific and academic books and special issues which have been distributed by renowned publishing houses. Lately he has published a number of academic books and research articles in close collaboration with Nyenrode Business Universiteit faculty members in the areas of Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Cooperative Management.
George is Director of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) since June 2012, and the Studies and Research Coordinator of the Business Economics and Management Department of MAICh since 1989. He has more than two decades’ experience in the management and coordination of educational and research activities, including coordination of the MSc Programme of MAICh-CIHEAM, organization of international seminars and training courses both at MAICh and in many other Mediterranean countries, and scientific, economic and administrative management of research projects. He has coordinated and participated in a large number of EU, international and national-regional research projects.
George has lectured as an Invited Speaker in many internationally recognized Universities and has served as an OECD Consultant on regionalization and rural governance. He has organized and implemented international conferences and specialized seminars in cooperation with Universities and Research Institutes of many countries and a large number of short courses mainly addressed to executives of the public sector of several countries.
In addition he is Associate editor of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Economics and co-editor of the Book Series Cooperative Management by Springer. He is also acting as a Referee in various journals concerned with food marketing, management and Supply Chain Management.