Want to learn the theoretical foundations on cooperation and cooperatives? I will be offering the graduate course “Economics of cooperatives” at the Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMU). The course follows an industrial organization (I/O) approach, covering advanced micro, vertical markets, market structures, cooperative theory, game theory. The course will take place November 4-7 at the EMU at Tartu, Estonia.
The course is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.