European Agricultural and Forest Cooperatives and the UN SDG

Here is a very interesting summary on how the European Agri and Forest coops help achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

European agricultural and forest cooperatives tick all the SDGs boxes!

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Presentation at SASE (New School / New York)

Presenting our last paper “Cooperatives As Naturally Embedded Organizations – Implications for Societal Challenges and Resilience” for the SASE 2019. Conference took place at The New School in downtown Manhattan. Albert and Vera List Academic Center (Bldg D) – D910.

The paper was in the session “Can Co-operatives Create Community and Economic Development? An international perspective” organized by Katherine Chen (The City College of New York and the Graduate Center, CUNY), Torsten Geelan (University of Leicester), Lara Monticelli (Copenhagen Business School), and Joyce Rothschild (VirginiaTech). Moderator was Trevor Young-Hyman (University of Pittsburgh).

Always feels good to be back at NYC.

MAP workshop in Malawi (Mzuzu)

We successfully completed another great MAP workshop (Multi-Actor Platform) with partners and local stakeholders on Mzuzu Malawi, for the Farms4Biodiversity project!

Multi-Actor Platforms bring diverse stakeholders together in a formal process of interactive learning, sharing, empowerment, and collaborative governance to discuss opportunities and obstacles to a desired set of goals. Multi-Actor Platforms are designed to promote resilience and innovation in the face of risk, complexity, and uncertainty.

Our objective was to explore new, innovative institutional and policy frameworks to enable use of agroecological practices to reduce biodiversity loss, sustain ecosystem services, and improve climate change adaptation.

New paper on corporate strategy just got published on DLO

My latest paper “Improving business resilience through organizational embeddedness in CSR” has been published at the Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal (ISSN: 1477-7282) as a feature article.

The paper builds upon CSR literature by incorporating the concept of embeddedness and then proposing how such an approach can strengthen an organization and increase its resilience.

Suggested citation: Lamprinakis, L. (2019). Improving business resilience through organizational embeddedness in CSR. Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, 33(1): 24-27.

The paper can be directly accessed here (PDF).

My last paper makes it to the SSRN Top Ten List

My paper “How to Successfully Change an Organization: Management Perceptions and Practices” is on the top ten download list of SSRN (Social Science Research Network by Elsevier).

The paper deals with the case of the dairy company Valio in Finland and its massive reorganization efforts. The paper is available online on both the journal and the SSRN.

Lamprinakis, L. (2017), How to Successfully Change an Organization: Management Perceptions and Practices. OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, 10(5): 39-48.

Food Safety Day – November 21

I will be presenting at the Food Safety Day (Mattryghetsdagen) on November 21. The event takes place at Nofima and I will present our recent work on Food Safety governance. This is the final seminar of the PathFoodChain project that examined the overall strategies and decision-making systems on food safety – from risk assessment to risk management and communications.

My presentation will focus on our latest study on food safety governance in the meat industry in Norway and Sweden. We map the established governance systems and highlight the key challenges and areas of emerging threats. The topic is very relevant these days since biosecurity has become an elevated issue in both countries. Our analysis further stresses the need for effective and efficient governance systems and practices in the sector.