NIBIO report “Norwegian food security and supply risk”

Our NIBIO report “Norwegian food security and supply risk” (original title: Norsk matsikkerhet og forsyningsrisiko – Rapport fra arbeidsgruppe i NIBIO) is now published and available online (in Norwegian).

In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that we are facing more threats to the world’s food systems, partly as a result of climate change. This can challenge the preparedness associated with food supply in Norway. The report presents proposals for action priorities and strategies for improved food security and supply readiness.

Dombu, S. V., Bardalen, A., Strand, E., Henriksen, B., and Lamprinakis, L. (2021). Research Report on “Norwegian food security and supply risk – Report from the working group in NIBIO” (original title: Norsk matsikkerhet og forsyningsrisiko – Rapport fra arbeidsgruppe i NIBIO). NIBIO Rapport, 7(145) 2021. 74 s. (ISBN 978-82-17-02905-2). Available online: https://nibio.brage.unit.no/nibio-xmlui/handle/11250/2767673

My paper makes it to the SSRN Top Ten List, for the fourth time

My paper “How to Successfully Change an Organization: Management Perceptions and Practices” is again on the Top Ten download list of SSRN (Social Science Research Network by Elsevier), for the fourth time.

The paper made it to the SSRN Top Ten on the category AgriSciRN: Other Agricultural Animal Products (Sub-Topic), and as of 05 August 2021 has been downloaded 194 times.

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.

Presenting CR at Alexandroupolis

Today I had the opportunity to present my work “Addressing Regulatory and Legislative Barriers in the Bioeconomy through Circular Regulations (CR)” at the 2nd Symposium on Circular Economy and Sustainability. Organized by Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University, Thrace. 14-16 July, 2021 Alexandroupolis, Greece. The symposium was very well organized and gave us a great opportunity to interact and collaborate with fellow researchers from all over the world.

Book review published (business ethics)

Business ethics is becoming an increasingly popular subject, especially with respect to the interlinkages between spirituality and value orientation in business environments. Nested in complex and in some cases unclear dynamics, the issue of spirituality in business has received more attention recently with the publication of the latest book by Gábor Kovács, which offers a fresh interdisciplinary approach in addressing such issues while uncovering their diverse effects and implications for business.

Read my review on the book, written together Giovanna Bertella (School of Business and Economics, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway), “The Value Orientations of Buddhist and Christian Entrepreneurs: A Comparative Perspective on Spirituality and Business Ethics”.

The review is published at the Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion and is available here.

Lamprinakis, L., and Bertella, G. (2021, February 1). Review of the book The Value Orientations of Buddhist and Christian Entrepreneurs: A Comparative Perspective on Spirituality and Business Ethics, by Gábor Kovács. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, 18(1): 71-73.

A new project is funded

Our project proposal “WINDMARK: Socio ecological short & long-term effects of a large-scale wind power plant in a subarctic environment” has been selected for funding under the MIKON program –  Framsenteret flaggskip “Miljøkonsekvenser av næringsaktivitet i nord”.

Another project receives funding from the Research Council of Norway

Our proposal “GreenRoad: Sustainable growth of the Norwegian Horticulture Food System” has been selected for funding from the call Samarbeidsprosjekt for å møte utfordringer i samfunn og næringsliv (Collaboration projects that meet challenges in society and business sector) of the Research Council of Norway. Total budget is NOK 19+ million (approx. EURO 1,9 mil) over the next four years.

New project funded under H2020

What an excellent way to start the New Year! We just got news that our proposal “BIOVALUE: Fork-to-farm agent-based simulation tool augmenting BIOdiversity in the agri-food VALUE chain” has been selected for funding in the last Horizon 2020 call. The project involves 16 European partners and one partner from Turkey, and runs over a 4 year period with a total budget of 6 million euro!

Paper presentation at ICEC 2020

My latest paper on Circular Regulations (CR) was presented at the Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Conference (ICEC 2020). The title of the presentation was “Circular Regulations (CR) and Governance in bioeconomy”

ICEC 2020 was organized by the Chair of Societal Transition and Circular Economy at the University of Freiburg, Germany.

The article is available here (pdf)

November 30 – December 3, 2020, Freiburg, Germany (online via zoom due to covid-19)

Workshop with China

On November 10, 2020 I organized a workshop between NIBIO (Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research) Dept. of Economics and Society and esteemed colleagues from China, representing the Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences and the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Development (IAED), CAAS.


My presentation was on “Exploring commercial opportunities in the emerging bioeconomy”

Looking forward to closer collaboration and many new projects together!

The workshop program and the news release from BAAFS follows.

Workshop Program

BAAFS news release

My paper makes it to the SSRN Top Ten List, for the third time

My paper “How to Successfully Change an Organization: Management Perceptions and Practices” is again on the Top Ten download list of SSRN (Social Science Research Network by Elsevier), for the third time.

The paper made it again to the SSRN Top Ten on the category FoodSciRN: Dairy Foods (Topic), and as of 24 June 2020 has been downloaded 114 times.

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.