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.

New paper published: Circular Regulations (CR) for Bioeconomy Development

My new article “Circular Regulations (CR) for Bioeconomy Development” has just been published at the Journal of Sustainability Research.

The paper introduces the term Circular Regulations (CR). A broad regulatory framework, designed with a circular understanding of the economy.

Abstract: The term Circular Regulations (CR) is introduced to describe a broad regulatory framework, designed with a circular understanding of the economy. Central in this discussion is the transition towards bioeconomy, a term that is not always used consistently, and sometimes treated in the same way as circular economy (CE), although these terms are not necessarily equivalent. In this article we endorse a systemic interpretation of CE, where a continuum of approaches, extending from reusing/recycling/upcycling to refuse/rethink/reduce, gradually replace existing linear “end-of-life” concepts. CE is a key prerequisite for the bioeconomy shift, a transition that further builds on CE, where circular design and processes are further augmented with increased resource utilization and intensive applications of innovative science and technology. The prevailing regulatory arrangements in CE, however, remain either fragmented or largely based on pre-existing policies, drafted to address issues of the linear economy, thus presenting several limitations when dealing with the underlying paradigm shift: complex market relationships that go beyond the standard neoclassical model. CR adopts an encompassing approach to regulatory design; it is not meant to be a rigid set of rules, but rather a regulatory framework where institutions, market rules, and business practice explicitly account for environmental and socially responsible activities, while securing an enabling environment for innovation. CR directly reflects on CE, where bioeconomy growth is informed by science, enabled by technology, driven by business, and supported by relevant policies and institutional frameworks. The article presents a conceptual setting towards CR and a practical example for its development.

Lamprinakis, L. (2020). Circular Regulations (CR) for Bioeconomy Development. Journal of Sustainability Research, 2(3): e200021. Available online at the Journal’s website.

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

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), for the second time.

The paper made it again to the SSRN Top Ten on the category FoodSciRN: Dairy Foods (Topic), and as of 16 April 2020 has been downloaded 107 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.

New DataM dashboard on Bio-based industry and biorefineries

The database is now online and is accompanied by an interactive dashboard implemented in the EC Data portal of agro-economics Modelling (DataM) and in the EC Knowledge Centre for Bioeconomy.

Source: https://datam.jrc.ec.europa.eu/datam/mashup/BIOBASED_INDUSTRY/index.html

The online dashboard illustrates the extensive database of EU facilities producing different categories of bio-based products:

  • bio-based chemicals
  • liquid biofuels
  • bio-based composites and fibres
  • pulp and paper
  • biomethane
  • starch, sugar and derived products
  • timber (sawmills)

Available online: https://datam.jrc.ec.europa.eu/datam/mashup/BIOBASED_INDUSTRY/index.html