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™</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> 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> Education is the Answer, not the Problem https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6473 <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> James Guthrie John Dumay Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems 2021-01-25 2021-01-25 2 1 10.5278/ojs.bess.v2i1.6473 Emergent Communities of Practice: A Complexity Theory Lens https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6448 <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> Peter Massingham Catherine Fritz-Kalish Ian McAuley Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems 2021-01-19 2021-01-19 2 1 17 36 10.5278/ojs.bess.v2i1.6448 Managing Stakeholder Relationships During the Tatts / Tabcorp Merger Process https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6449 <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> Simon Segal Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems 2021-01-19 2021-01-19 2 1 37 64 10.5278/ojs.bess.v2i1.6449 Revealing the Purpose of a Stakeholder Organisation: The Case of a Public University Responding to the Covid-19 'Corona' Crisis https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6451 <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> Florian Kragulj Florian Fahrenbach Alexander Kaiser Clemens Kerschbaum Lisa-Maria Baumgartner Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems 2021-01-19 2021-01-19 2 1 65 80 10.5278/ojs.bess.v2i1.6451 Are You Ready to Collaborate? Improving the Quality of University-Industry Collaborations https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6458 <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> Erik Bjurström Morten Lund Christian Nielsen Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems 2021-01-19 2021-01-19 2 1 81 112 10.5278/ojs.bess.v2i1.6458 The Second Track and Talanoa: Implementation of the Pacific Connect Programme in the Pacific Islands https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6461 <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> Benjamin Blackshaw Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems 2021-01-19 2021-01-19 2 1 113 121 10.5278/ojs.bess.v2i1.6461 The Future Business Strategy: Technology and Profitability https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6462 <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> Les Picket Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems 2021-01-19 2021-01-19 2 1 122 132 10.5278/ojs.bess.v2i1.6462 Meta-skills Are the Key to Human Potential https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6463 <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> Melis Senova Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems 2021-01-19 2021-01-19 2 1 133 137 10.5278/ojs.bess.v2i1.6463 Leadership, Not Leaders: Reflections on Ronald Heifetz's Theory of Adaptive Leadership https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/BESS/article/view/6464 <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> Ian McAuley Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems 2021-01-19 2021-01-19 2 1 138 143 10.5278/ojs.bess.v2i1.6464