https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/issue/feed Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems 2021-01-25T02:05:00+01:00 Prof James Guthrie AM editor@globalaccesspartners.org Open Journal Systems <p>The Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems (<em>BESS™</em>) aims to leverage insights from behavioural economics to help solve the most pressing challenges facing the world today. <em>BESS™</em> explores the theory underpinning the practice of the <a title="Link to description of GAP Second Track process" href="https://www.globalaccesspartners.org/consulting/stakeholder-engagement" target="_blank" rel="noopener">'Second Track'</a> with a view to broaden recognition of the methodology and encourage its wider</p> https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6473 Education is the Answer, not the Problem 2021-01-25T02:05:00+01:00 James Guthrie james.guthrie@mq.edu.au John Dumay john.dumay@mq.edu.au <p>Prof James Guthrie AM and Prof John Dumay introduce the articles in the second edition of BESS, and thank the social and public universities which helped produce them.&nbsp;</p> 2021-01-25T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6448 Emergent Communities of Practice: A Complexity Theory Lens 2021-01-21T21:11:31+01:00 Peter Massingham peterm@uow.edu.au Catherine Fritz-Kalish cfritz@globalaccesspartners.org Ian McAuley ian@ianmcauley.com <p>Second Track processes are an emerging type of community of practice (CoP) that offer a powerful way to generate innovative solutions to wicked problems. The core research team behind BESS proposes a theoretical framework to understand Second Track processes by approaching them as complex adaptive systems in terms of organisation (complexity), interaction (social) and thinking (intelligence).</p> 2021-01-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6449 Managing Stakeholder Relationships During the Tatts / Tabcorp Merger Process 2021-01-21T21:11:21+01:00 Simon Segal ssegal@bigpond.net.au <p>Mergers and acquisitions are significant events in the life of corporations, with complicated and disruptive social, economic and political consequences for their stakeholder relationships. PhD research candidate Simon Segal examines the complex balancing of M&amp;A stakeholder management through a case study of the mega-merger of Australia’s two biggest lottery firms. The views expressed are his own.</p> 2021-01-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6451 Revealing the Purpose of a Stakeholder Organisation: The Case of a Public University Responding to the Covid-19 'Corona' Crisis 2021-01-21T21:11:30+01:00 Florian Kragulj florian.kragulj@wu.ac.at Florian Fahrenbach florian.fahrenbach@wu.ac.at Alexander Kaiser alexander.kaiser@wu.ac.at Clemens Kerschbaum clemens.kerschbaum@wu.ac.at Lisa-Maria Baumgartner lisa-maria.baumgartner@wu.ac.at <p>In early March 2020, Austria declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19. Social life was put on hold, public and private organisations were largely shut down, and universities had to adapt their operations. A group of WU1 academics investigate how one of Europe’s biggest public universities in business and economics responded to the crisis and in the process rediscovered its core purpose.</p> 2021-01-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6458 Are You Ready to Collaborate? Improving the Quality of University-Industry Collaborations 2021-01-21T21:11:13+01:00 Erik Bjurström erikb@business.aau.dk Morten Lund ml@business.aau.dk Christian Nielsen chn@business.aau.dk <p>Universities are under ever-increasing political and commercial pressure to engage with industry to convert their research into viable value-adding products and services. A longitudinal study by the Scandinavian researchers examining 25 university-industry collaborations suggests that aligning<br>goals and creating a flexible setup between partners in the early stages of engagement is crucial for its success.</p> 2021-01-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6461 The Second Track and Talanoa: Implementation of the Pacific Connect Programme in the Pacific Islands 2021-01-21T21:11:25+01:00 Benjamin Blackshaw benjamin.blackshaw@icdp.com.au <p>The Second Track and talanoa – a Pacific term for conversation – share many common traits. Both are based on a foundation of mutual trust and offer a comfortable forum to share ideas. Both appreciate the importance of listening as well as talking and value other people’s experience and insights. ICDP’s communications coordinator Benjamin Blackshaw explains how Second Track methodology has been applied to pursue idealistic goals through realistic steps as part of the Pacific Connect programme.</p> 2021-01-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6462 The Future Business Strategy: Technology and Profitability 2021-01-21T21:11:23+01:00 Les Picket lespickett@pacrimconsult.com <p>Protracted disruption, uncertainty, shrinking company lifespans, accelerated technological change, artificial intelligence, robotics, short-termism and workforce transformation are combining to challenge executive management in both the public and private sectors. Human capital and corporate governance professional Les Pickett explores global trends and emerging issues.</p> 2021-01-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6463 Meta-skills Are the Key to Human Potential 2021-01-21T21:11:10+01:00 Melis Senova melis@wearehuddle.com <p>A new world is trying to be born –a world that seeks greater resilience, creativity, compassion and sustainable planetary progress. To bring this world into being, we need a new set of abilities not yet taught in schools and a fresh perspective on humanity. Neuroscientist, entrepreneur and expert in human-centred design Dr Melis Senova explains the idea behind her proposal for a new Institute for Human Potential.</p> 2021-01-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6464 Leadership, Not Leaders: Reflections on Ronald Heifetz's Theory of Adaptive Leadership 2021-01-21T21:11:06+01:00 Ian McAuley ian@ianmcauley.com <p>How can we mobilise the resources of a group or society to make progress on the difficult issues<br>they face? Policy commentator Ian McAuley puts Heifetz’s model of adaptive leadership into the<br>Australian context.</p> 2021-01-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems