Blockchain explained

Blockchain explained by Reuters

The Reuters visual guide to blockchain!

Source: http://graphics.reuters.com/TECHNOLOGY-BLOCKCHAIN/010070P11GN/index.html
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Presenting at the ICABR bioeconomy event at The World Bank

​I will be attending “Disruptive Innovations, Value Chains, and Rural Development” organized by ICABR (International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research) at The World Bank in June, where I am presenting my paper “Circular regulations (CR) for bioeconomy development”

The talk highlights the importance for a new understanding of regulatory frameworks that directly relate to the emerging bioeconomy and the underlying circular understanding of economic activity.

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Source: http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2017/10/11/disruptive-innovations-value-chains-and-rural-development#3

Presenting at the Belfast Summit on Global Food Integrity

I will be speaking at the Belfast Summit on Global Food Integrity (May 28-31) about the strategies and the decision-making framework of food risk analysis in the Nordics. The talk reflects on a recent research study conducted by the University of Oslo (UiO) and the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO).

The title of our abstract is “Uncovering the strategies within the decision-making framework of food risk analysis in the Nordics”

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Launch of the IRENA report: Renewable Energy Prospects in the European Union

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) just published the report “Renewable energy prospects for the European Union” to contribute to the ongoing discussions on the regulatory frameworks necessary to support renewable energy as part of the Commission’s “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package.

The report further supports the global REmap analysis, to set practical roadmaps for doubling renewables in the global energy mix by 2030.

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Source: https://www.irena.org/publications/2018/Feb/Renewable-energy-prospects-for-the-EU

The complete report is freely available here.

New paper on successful organizational change just got published

The paper “How to Successfully Change an Organization: Management Perceptions and Practices” was just published at the OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development.

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Suggested citation: Lamprinakis, L. (2017), How to Successfully Change an Organization: Management Perceptions and Practices. OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, 10(5): 39-48.

The paper is freely available online through the SSRN platform.

Online course on coop governance by UofS

The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan (UofS) offers an online course on issues of coop governance, titled “Governance in Co-operatives”. The course is free for everyone and will run for six weeks (October 6 – November 24).

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Source: http://usaskstudies.coop/news-and-events/online-co-op-governance-course.php

It is based on six modules:

  1. What Is Governance?
  2. Governance in Business
  3. Governance in Co-ops and Nonprofits
  4. Working Together
  5. A View of the Future
  6. Legitimacy

 

Where each module has its own case study that is prepared specifically for this course.

Course registration opens October 2, 2017.

The core Econ project

The core Econ project prepared an introductory economics curriculum that is freely available online. The e-book is simply called The Economy and provides lecture slides and tests, covering several economic issues like inequality, globalization, climate change, etc. Some of the material of the course has been used at colleges around the world, including the University College London and Sciences Po, in Paris.

The course is available here.

See also the recent article on The New Yorker about the course.

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Figure 3.12 “How technological change affects the production function”; taken from section 3.6 “Hours of work and economic growth” of the e-book. Source: http://www.core-econ.org/the-economy/book/text/03.html#36-hours-of-work-and-economic-growth