Food Safety Day – November 21

I will be presenting at the Food Safety Day (Mattryghetsdagen) on November 21. The event takes place at Nofima and I will present our recent work on Food Safety governance. This is the final seminar of the PathFoodChain project that examined the overall strategies and decision-making systems on food safety – from risk assessment to risk management and communications.

My presentation will focus on our latest study on food safety governance in the meat industry in Norway and Sweden. We map the established governance systems and highlight the key challenges and areas of emerging threats. The topic is very relevant these days since biosecurity has become an elevated issue in both countries. Our analysis further stresses the need for effective and efficient governance systems and practices in the sector.

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On the origin of money (and crypto)

A recent article on Science News magazine offers a new, revisionist approach to the origin of money, that is somewhat contrary to what we believe in economics:

That well-worn story gets money all wrong, anthropologists and archaeologists say. “Adam Smith based his ‘creation myth’ of financial systems on ignorance of what actually happened in the past,” says archaeologist Robert Rosenswig of the University at Albany in New York.

A stone money bank, Yap, Micronesia, Pacific
Source: http://en.theoutlook.com.ua/article/6857/lost-island-of-yap-the-land-of-big-money.html

Early governments created money to pay off public works debts and to collect taxes […] Bartering had nothing to do with it.

The article is titled “Conflict reigns over the history and origins of money” and is available online.

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.