Dimitris Skuras

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The catchment of the River Thames, the principal river system in southern England, provides the main water supply for London but is highly vulnerable to changes in climate, land use and population. The river is eutrophic with significant algal blooms with phosphorus assumed to be the primary chemical indicator of ecosystem health. In the Thames Basin,(More)
Identifying the most appropriate institutional structures and strategies to integrate the views and coordinate the actions of diverse tourism stakeholders is a key stage in the development of integrated tourism in rural and lagging areas. In this work a Decision Support System (DSS) is developed which combines tools to assist in the analysis of the views,(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) prescribes economic principles to achieve its ecological targets. The aim is to establish cost-effective measures to attain good ecological status and assess whether the costs of these measures are justifiable in view of the benefits they provide. The complex nature of water problems(More)
The income elasticity of Willingness-To-Pay (WTP) is ambiguous and results from meta-analyses are disparate. This may be because the environmental good or service to be valued is very broadly defined or because the income measured in individual studies suffers from extensive non-reporting or miss reporting. The present study carries out a meta-analysis of(More)
The present work explores the extent and patterns of innovation in two mountainous areas of Greece and its effect on business performance. Innovative activity is categorized in fives classes of product and market innovation. Both areas are characterized by extreme rurality and peripherality but the one is more accessible by the market of two urban(More)
Aspatial peripherality is an oxymoron, a term devised to collectively describe a range of processes which are increasingly emerging to compound or distort the handicaps conventionally associated with remote locations. Economic convention requires that highly accessible locations enjoy higher rates of growth and prosperity. However, certain peripheral and(More)
When designing and implementing agri-environmental policies to reduce nutrient loss, action programmes may falsely address areas where the nutrient issue from agricultural activity is not currently important and is not likely to become so in the future (a false positive), or may fail to address areas where the agricultural nutrient issue is currently(More)
This data article provides a data description on all subsamples related to the research article entitled "Don't change my towels please: Factors influencing participation in towel reuse programs" (E. Dimara, E. Manganari, D. Skuras, 2017) [1]. The dataset was compiled from a field questionnaire survey of 1304 tourists in Greece that captured key(More)
Stakeholders argue that the information barrier is the major obstacle restricting firms from adopting Energy Efficiency Technologies (EETs) in Europe. The present work examines the processes of information gathering as regards to EETs and explores the factors affecting the level of acquired information by EET adopters. Empirical evidence is provided by a(More)