BalticBiomass4Value – project meeting and field demonstration on biomethane (Tartu, Estonia).

The last meeting for the Interreg BSR project BalticBiomass4Value took place on October 10-11 at the Estonian University of Life Sciences in Tartu, Estonia.

Members of the consortium presented approximately 30 business cases and we discussed on the framework and methodology for sustainable development and dissemination of business models and cases in the BSR.

Source: FNR/Nitzschke

There was field demonstration of two Estonian enterprises, as best business case examples. Biometaan Ltd. and Mangeni PM Ltd. in the Kõo, Viljandi County. The idea is to use dairy production residues as feed stock for biomethane production.

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BalticBiomass4Value (BB4V) website

The website for our project BalticBiomass4Value (BB4V) is now online!

The project is funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region and will run over the next three years. BB4V is a big transnational partnership representing 8 countries and covering all the key markets across Europe. Norway is represented with NIBIO (Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research) and NMBU (Norwegian University of Life Sciences).

Our NIBIO team is the lead on WP 2 “Title Analysis of market outlook and future viability of different bioenergy products and value chains in the BSR energy system” where we collaborate with NMBU.

There is also a Norwegian description of the project, that is available on NIBIO’s website.

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.