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”.
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.
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”.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.