Seminar available on YouTube

Our Symbioma seminar “How can we help SMEs toward circular economy?” is available online on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm5OYb9gHgc

My talk (50:00) was on “The emergence of bio-economy and the importance of matchmaking in value creation for biomass industries” where I discussed the new socio-economic paradigm that bioeconomy brings and how businesses, and especially SMEs, can flourish into this new reality.

Workshop on matchmaking in the bioeconomy

Excellent discussions today at our workshop “How can we help SMEs towards circular economy business models?”. My talk was on “The emergence of bio-economy and the importance of matchmaking in value creation for biomass industries” where I discussed the new socio-economic paradigm that bioeconomy brings and how businesses, and especially SMEs, can flourish into this new reality.

Matchmaking –i.e., finding the right partner, becomes increasingly important for the successful shift towards increased circularity and opens the businesses for new opportunities.

The event was part of our SYMBIOMA project that is financed by Interreg NPA.

New research article available on early-access

My latest article “Individual and organizational identity economics: the case of sustainability” has just became available on early-access at the academic journal Development and Learning in Organizations (ISSN: 1477-7282). The article introduces identity economics in the individual and organizational level, and highlights its impact on organizational performance, especially when dealing with foundational issues such as sustainability.

The article is available here.

Temporary citation
Lamprinakis, L. (2022), “Individual and organizational identity economics: the case of sustainability”, Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLO-03-2022-0048

How can we help SMEs towards circular economy business models?

Join us on June 2nd in our workshop “How can we help SMEs towards circular economy business models?”

My talk will be on the “Emergence of bio-economy and the importance of matchmaking in value creation for biomass industries” where I discuss the new socio-economic paradigm that bioeconomy brings and how businesses, and especially SMEs, can flourish into this new reality.

Remember to register!

The workshop is part of the SYMBIOMA project

Coming seminar on CE

How can we help SMEs toward circular economy?

Welcome to our seminar where we discuss how intermediate organizations can provide assistance to ease SMEs’ journey towards sustainability and circular economy. We will also discuss how can business development organisations and their clients use the SYMBIOMA tools and services to successfully adapt to circular economy business models.

Presenters are experts in circular economy from Finland, Norway, Sweden and Ireland. The detailed program is published later on https://symbioma.interreg-npa.eu/events/show/save-the-date-symbioma-intermediate-organisations-seminar/

Join us on 2nd of June 2022 at 13:00 EEST on MS Teams.

Register by clicking here!

Meeting on genetic biodiversity

We had another meeting today on genetic biodiversity materials, where we discussed the possibilities for increasing biodiversity in Europe and Turkey. This work is part of the WP7 “Exploitation of genetic diversity and development of pre-breeding material” in our BioValue project. WP7 corresponds to 4 interconnected tasks: (7.1) Acquisition, multiplication, and distribution of crops, (7.2) Pilot cases, (7.3) Environmental impact assessment, and (7.4) Vertical approach to proliferate the results.

BioValue is to set-up a holistic perspective, under the multi-actor approach, to analyze the link between biodiversity, the agrofood value chain agents, the environment, consumer food preferences, and health.

The BioValue Project (“Fork-to-farm agent-based simulation tool augmenting BIOdiversity in the agri-food VALUE chain”) is a H2020 project financed under the call: H2020-SFS-2018-2020 (Sustainable Food Security) by the European Commission . The project consortium consists of 17 partners.

Seminar on ethics, gender, and data management dimensions in research projects

It was a pleasure to lead yesterday the seminar on ethics, gender, and data management dimensions for the BioValue Project. The seminar was part of WP1 Task 1.8, that also includes ongoing monitoring activity throughout the project to ensure that gender balance is maintained in i) the research teams involved in the project, and ii) the decision-making processes, including the configuration of the advisory groups. The project is financed under the #H2020 programme of the European Commission.

New paper published on coops and embeddedness

My article “Co-operatives as naturally embedded organisations and the implications for resilience” is now available at the Journal of Co-operative Studies. The article builds upon the Polanyian approach of embeddedness to make the case of coops as being naturally embedded socio-economic institutions and how this embeddedness can help them exhibit high resilience in turbulent times. The article further presents two well-documented case-studies that support the proposed theoretical framework. The first case study is the case of Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in Canada, where the coop undertook a process of dis-embeddedness that ultimately led to its demise. A different approach is presented in the second case, the case of Valio in Finland, where the cooperative became re-embedded and successfully adapted to market challenges.

How to cite this article: Lamprinakis, L. (2020). Co-operatives as Naturally Embedded Organisations and Implications for their Resilience. Journal of Co-operative Studies, 53(2), 16-30.

Available on the Journal of Co-operative Studies.

BioValue kickoff

Kickoff meeting of our BioValue Project in Thessaloniki, Greece (14th – 15th October 2021). Together with good friends (left to right): Dr. George Angelakis (MAICh), Prof. Murat Yercan (University of EGE), Prof. Mattas Konstantinos (AUTH), Dr. George Baourakis (MAICh), Dr. Lamprinakis Lampros (NIBIO).