Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS <p>The Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems (<em>BESS<sup>®</sup></em>) aims to leverage insights from behavioural economics to help solve the most pressing challenges facing the world today. <em>BESS<sup>®</sup></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> Global Access Partners Pty Ltd en-US Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems 2652-2896 <p>This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.</p> <p>Articles published in BESS follow the license <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)</a></p> <p>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License: Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs (by-nc-nd).</p> <p>Further information about <a href="http://creativecommons.org/about">Creative Commons</a></p> Wicked problems involve social justice, social change, climate change and the social economy https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6774 <p>Prof James Guthrie AM and Prof John Dumay outline the broadening scope of the Journal of Behaviroual Economics and Social Systems (BESS<sup>®</sup>) and introduce the articles in the third edition.</p> James Guthrie John Dumay Copyright (c) 2021 Prof James Guthrie AM, Prof John Dumay https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ 2021-06-29 2021-06-29 3 1 10.5278/ojs.bess.v3i1.6774 Research methodologies and methods to effect change in law and social systems https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6808 <p>Intellectual property expert Prof Natalie Stoianoff demonstrates the value of the Delphi Method and Second Track processes in developing laws and regulations that aim to achieve social change. One of her case studies deals with environmental tax and climate policy reform, while another shows how Indigenous legal systems can be integrated within the framework of Australian common law.</p> Natalie Stoianoff Copyright (c) 2021 Natalie Stoianoff https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ 2021-06-29 2021-06-29 3 1 19 32 10.5278/ojs.bess.v3i1.6808 The neuroscience of the Second Track https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6775 <p>Humanity’s evolutionary advantage lies in our ability to cooperate and communicate within groups towards shared goals. Entrepreneur and philanthropist Peter Fritz AO argues that the Second Track process is more effective than other approaches because its format is aligned with our natural desire for positive group interaction.</p> Peter Fritz Copyright (c) 2021 Peter Fritz AO https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ 2021-06-29 2021-06-29 3 1 33 51 10.5278/ojs.bess.v3i1.6775 How do we solve wicked problems? Effective crowd management https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6778 <p>This paper introduces concepts that may improve our understanding of crowd behaviour and new tools which may help to improve the management of crowds. A multidisciplinary approach taken, drawing on psychology, sociology, mathematics and computer science, amongst other disciplines, and incorporating general management theory, complexity theory and concepts of emergent behaviour and complex adaptive systems. The new tools available for crowd management have been made possible due to advances in digital technology and artificial intelligence.</p> Andrew Tatrai Copyright (c) 2021 Andrew Tatrai https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ 2021-06-29 2021-06-29 3 1 52 65 10.5278/ojs.bess.v3i1.6778 Learning for competitive advantage and business success https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6776 <p style="margin: 0cm;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">In today’s world of rapid transformation and disruption, ‘the survival of the fittest’ is quickly becoming the survival of the most able to learn. Human capital and corporate governance professional Les Pickett looks at how organisational learning drives competitive advantage and commercial success. </span></p> Les Pickett Copyright (c) 2021 Les Pickett https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ 2021-06-29 2021-06-29 3 1 66 72 10.5278/ojs.bess.v3i1.6776 Building the learning organisation: An Australian case study https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6779 <p>In a companion piece to his earlier essay, Les Pickett outlines how a large Australian company transformed itself by developing a culture that put continuous, organisation-wide learning at the centre of its philosophy.</p> Les Pickett Copyright (c) 2021 Les Pickett https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ 2021-06-29 2021-06-29 3 1 73 82 10.5278/ojs.bess.v3i1.6779 Covid-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry, Victoria, Australia https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6772 <p style="margin: 0cm;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">In his first essay for our Journal, Walter de Ruyter explains how antifragility can inform a framework for better management of ‘black swan’ events and explores the influence of groupthink in Victoria's initial handling of the COVID-19 crisis. </span></p> Walter de Ruyter Copyright (c) 2021 Walter de Ruyter https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ 2021-06-29 2021-06-29 3 1 83 89 10.5278/ojs.bess.v3i1.6772 'We must keep learning and we must keep doing': Speech to 2021 UN Climate Adaptation Summit https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6780 <p style="margin: 0cm;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">The Australian National University Vice-Chancellor and winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics Prof Brian Schmidt AC outlines how using science with urgency, at scale and in collaboration will help prevent catastrophic climate change. </span></p> Brian Schmidt AC Copyright (c) 2021 Brian Schmidt AC https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ 2021-06-29 2021-06-29 3 1 90 93 10.5278/ojs.bess.v3i1.6780 'The time for resilience is now': Recommendations of the 2020 GAP Summit on National Reslience https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6781 <p style="margin: 0cm;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Recent environmental, health and economic crises have exposed Australia’s structural weaknesses as well as highlighting individual strength and community agility in the face of challenge and change. Olga Bodrova recounts the ideas and proposals from Global Access Partners’ latest public forum in 2020. </span></p> Olga Bodrova Copyright (c) 2021 Olga Bodrova https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ 2021-06-29 2021-06-29 3 1 94 99 10.5278/ojs.bess.v3i1.6781