Jan Jonker

Jan Jonker
Radboud University | RU · Faculty of Management

PhD

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Little is known about the role of organizational culture regarding management control systems (MCS) that focus on corporate sustainability. To enhance our understanding of this phenomenon, this study of MCS shows how social and technical forms of control can be used to embed sustainability in the corporate culture. When companies are founded with a...
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In this chapter, the central question is which core activities you will undertake in order to achieve your goal, organizing your value proposition with success. Because you are working towards a specific goal, and with selected strategies, it is useful to state which (core) activities are necessary to realize your sustainable business model. The id...
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Looking for your Dream provides a second tool to help you build your business model in this first stage of the Business Model Template (BMT). You have previously indicated which major social and/or ecological issues you want to solve. Now you will determine what the result of that solution could be. Look for a solution that goes beyond just tacklin...
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A business model is a description of how value creation is organized, underpinned by a value proposition. Such a proposition solves a problem or appeals to new, often yet undiscovered needs. Value creation has several facets. This building block offers a framework of five positions of value creation from which to choose and links it to strategies y...
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In this chapter, we explore the nature of strategy. We have touched upon the subject in earlier chapters but here we present a typology of strategies. We define strategy as a route consisting of a set of deliberate actions leading to realizing your sustainable value proposition. Strategy can be approached as a plan or a process. Six strategies are...
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The central question in this building block of the Business Model Template (BMT) is identifying what stakeholders and other parties are pivotal for your success. Here you make an overview of them, not only determining who they are but also what interests they have in relation to your business model. Numerous tools have been developed to identify st...
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A transition from a linear economy to a more sustainable and circular economy requires different business models. In this chapter, we provide you with an introduction to the nature and logic of business models. In essence, a business model is a description of how value creation between parties or partners is organized, at a particular moment, in a...
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This is the most challenging building block of the Business Model Template (BMT), defining how you shape and use transactions in your business model. Our society can be looked at as an endless flow of transactions translated into daily activities. They are based on either money, or on time or energy (for example); the latter we call hybrid transact...
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This book is designed to support you to work through the ten building blocks of the Business Model Template (BMT), grouped into three stages, from left to right and top to bottom. The underlying idea is to develop a business model from scratch by following the various steps in the Business Model Template in a straightforward and almost linear manne...
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This chapter unpacks the Impact building block. It seeks to determine the impact that your business model will have on the broader social, ecological, economic, and material environment. We think it is important to clarify the short- and long-term effects of your business model. Framing and defining this building block is often challenging. It can...
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We are confronted with increasingly pressing questions about economic and social transition. Things have to change, but how? We believe that this change is concerned with three closely related challenges, which we call the triple transition—climate, energy, and circularity. These challenges combined result in a call for radical and major changes in...
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In this chapter, we will address the motive to start developing a business model and the context in which you are doing so. It is important to use this first building block of the Business Model Template (BMT) to carefully look for the social and ecological components and the context of your idea. The idea of looking carefully at the context is ess...
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The external test is the tenth and final building block of the first and second stage of the Business Model Template (BMT). You will test the viability of the business model concept you have developed so far. You can test your business model idea against all kinds of criteria. If you do not have much time, perform your check on the basis of the ver...
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The purpose of the Business Model Template (BMT) is to help you turn your idea into a viable project or organization. To illustrate this, two real-life case studies are offered in this chapter. Firstly, the KipCaravan project, which is a mobile home—a caravan—for chickens. It involves low-scale egg production in several locations. Secondly, the Sun...
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The BMT provides the building blocks to develop a logic for a business model. In such a model the nature of value creation, how value creation is organized, and how transactions are taking shape are operationalized so that they meet the proposition. Practice shows that at present business models aimed at capturing multiple value creation can be div...
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This upper-level Open Access textbook aims to educate students and professionals on how to develop business models that have a positive impact on people, society, and the social and ecological environment. It explores a different view of how to organize value creation, from a focus on an almost exclusively monetary value creation to one that create...
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Samenvatting Steeds meer bedrijven publiceren naast hun financieel jaarverslag een integrated report, waarin naast financiële waarde ook over maatschappelijke waarden wordt gerapporteerd. Uit een rapport van KPMG (2017) blijkt dat 93% van de grootste bedrijven van de wereld een integrated report publiceert. Met de opkomst van integrated reporting i...
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On 1 September 2020, Jan Jonker, professor of Sustainable Entrepreneurship at Radboud University in Nijmegen (The Netherlands), will have the honour and challenge of delivering the 2020 Sustainable Throne Speech in The Hague. It is the ninth time that this speech is being held within the context of Sustainable Tuesday. This special Dutch national d...
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English: this book offers students and entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop their sustainable business model. The book offers both a template for the construction of the business model, as well as a methodology to systematically work on the ten building blocks. Step by step you work towards a sustainable or circular business model. The book may...
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These conference proceedings contains the abstracts and extended abstract of the participants to the 5th International Conference on New Business Models, NBM2020 Nijmegen. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was organised as an online event.
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Dit paper beoogt een bijdrage te leveren aan het inzichtelijk maken van de praktische en conceptuele problemen bij de toepassing van vigerende accounting concepten in een circulaire economie, om vervolgens mogelijke oplossingsrichtingen aan te reiken, gericht op bescherming, herstel en regeneratie van natuurlijk en sociaal kapitaal. Keywords: Tran...
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We provide two teaching approaches, developed to teach sustainable business modeling to Bachelor and Master students. First, we present a MOOC on developing "new business models" focusing on practitioners in society. Second, we describe an approach in which students develop sustainable business models using a Hackathon as the teaching format. Ackno...
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We live in a society where companies are requested to address societal challenges, a move that implies a transition. To make this transition a new generation of business models should be created. A business model describes the logic of value creation between parties. Three movements should be embedded in business models, namely, from single to mult...
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This chapter explores the contributions that blockchain may offer to the societal challenges of realising sustainable development and a circular economy. More specifically, we address the question on how blockchain can be used to develop a hybrid, transactional values-system using multiple values (e.g., electricity, mobility, assets, etc.) simultan...
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Er is groeiende aandacht voor de circulaire economie (CE), zowel binnen de politiek als het bedrijfsleven, zowel in Nederland als in Europa. Gelet op de potentiële bijdrage die de CE kan leveren aan de grote uitdagingen van deze tijd zoals de klimaatopgave en de energietransitie is dat een goede zaak. In de periode 2016 – 2017 is een landelijk onde...
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Investigating the benefits of sustainable business models for our societies is an important and timely topic. This Special Volume contributes to current research by exploring a variety of sustainable models in use around the world. The accepted articles provide an overview of the various organizational forms, management mechanisms, sustainability s...
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This article aims to further the current discussions in organizational studies about the construction of organizational legitimacy. We examine the influence of mass self-communication—in particular, evaluative judgments, such as product reviews, made by citizens in online communities—on the construction of organizational legitimacy. We chose an int...
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This call for paper encourages submissions from participants to the New Business Models Conference in Graz Universität, Austria on 20-23 June 2017 (http://new-business-models.uni-graz.at/en/). Although participation to the conference is recommended, it is not a precondition for publication. The main topic of the conference is related to the “changi...
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Different sources indicate signals that our current economic ideas no longer function. New ways of organizing are emerging in which sustainability is often central. This chapter presents the results of exploratory research initiated by Radboud University Nijmegen on new business models (NBMs). The research demonstrates that NBMs appear to be ‘hot’...
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Deadlines: SV-development phases Brussels Workshop: May 13, 2016 (abstract submission 31 March) Submission of extended abstracts: June 1, 2016 Feedback of extended abstracts: July 1, 2016 Manuscript submission deadline: October 1, 2016
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Context Op lokaal en regionaal niveau ontwikkelen zich nieuwe, pluri-forme vormen van organiseren waarin uiteenlopende partijen samen werken aan meervoudige en collectieve waardecreatie, genaamd HUBs. HUBs kenmerken zich door een non-hiërarchische structuur waarbinnen verschillende, autonome partijen zoals burgerini-tiatieven, start-ups, (sociale)...
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In recent years the landscape of organizations, alliances, and networks is enriched by the emergence of HUBs. While the term is used in a variety of domains, e.g. sports, logistics, and automation, here it is approached as an organisational arrangement. HUBs are dedicated networks focusing on specific themes with the aim to develop new and often in...
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Business models have received much attention in recent years due to their importance in the fundamental logic of every company. This paper is based on a qualitative, empirical research study conducted in cooperation with 10 Austrian companies in 2014 and it aims to investigate business models for sustainability in order to better understand how the...
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As the public perception of the role of business in society continues to change, managers face new-fangled challenges when attempting to secure an optimal strategy for the long-term survival of their firms. The increasing awareness that business operates as part of (and not in isolation from) society necessitates an inspired management approach whe...
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This is a chapter about how to organise sustainability in the twenty-first century. Multiple sources from within and outside academia support the central argument that sustainability does indeed matter and that business is part of the problem and part of the solution. Following decades of talking about sustainability, we have hardly made real progr...
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This conceptual paper explores the relationships between four dimensions that are important for start-ups: entrepreneurship, business models, strategic planning, and the development of a business plan. Based on an exploration of these dimensions, we present an innovative model - Advanced Business Creation Model (ABCM) - that demonstrates the manner...
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Bevor das Konzept der gesellschaftlichen Verantwortung in Zusammenhang mit Organisationen ausgearbeitet wird, müssen einführend einige Worte über die Etymologie von Verantwortung ausgeführt werden.
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In der Debatte um gesellschaftliche Verantwortung von Unternehmen wird ein Begriff fast immer verwendet, aber nur selten erklärt: Was bedeutet eigentlich‚ Verantwortung‘? Können Unternehmen, als bedeutsame gesellschaftliche Akteure mit umfassenden Möglichkeiten, aber auch eng beschriebenen Rollen und entsprechenden Grenzen, überhaupt Verantwortung...
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Der sozialen und ökologischen Verantwortung wirtschaftlichen Handelns und den entsprechenden Organisationen (kleine und große Unternehmen, Branchen, Verbände etc.) wird heute eine besondere Aufmerksamkeit gezollt.
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Das Wirtschaften der Unternehmen geschieht in einem global ausgerichteten Modell der Marktwirtschaft; alle anderen alternativen Modelle (Feudalismus, Kommunismus etc.) sind gescheitert.
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Die CSR- und Nachhaltigkeitsdebatte teilt sich generell noch in zwei Lager auf – die Befürworter und die Gegner. Die wichtigsten Argumente für und gegen gesellschaftlich verantwortliches Handeln von Unternehmen werden nachfolgend in Verbindung mit den jeweiligen Anhängern vorgestellt.
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Die zunehmenden Erwartungen der Gesellschaft und verschiedener Interessensgruppen an Unternehmen, sich intern und extern nachhaltig, verantwortungsbewusst und transparent zu zeigen, führen zu einem neuartigen Informationsbedarf, auf den die Unternehmen reagieren müssen.
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In der Debatte um gesellschaftliche Verantwortung von Unternehmen wird ein Begriff fast immer verwendet, aber nur selten erklärt: Was bedeutet eigentlich ,Verantwortung‘? Können Unternehmen, als bedeutsame gesellschaftliche Akteure mit umfassenden Möglichkeiten, aber auch eng beschriebenen Rollen und entsprechenden Grenzen, überhaupt Verantwortung...
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Das Buch kombiniert eine Einführung in den Inhalt und Kontext von Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) und Nachhaltigkeit mit einem umfassenden Glossar der wichtigsten Begriffe aus dem Themenfeld. Während der erste Teil die wesentlichen Argumentationslinien einer CSR-Strategie zusammenfasst, dient der zweite Teil der Schärfung der Konzepte und Beg...
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The essence of qualitative research is to identify the characteristics and structure of phenomena and events examined in their natural context. Subsequently, these characteristics are brought together to form a mini theory or a conceptual model. Conducting qualitative research requires an ‘open’ attitude in order to understand how others experience...
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In the preceding chapters a description was provided of how to proceed in designing and conducting applied research in an organisation. By means of the fundamental distinction ‘observing through the eyes of the researcher’ or ‘observing through the eyes of someone else’ two principally different research paradigms have been set out. These paradigms...
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This chapter explores the notion of ‘research methodology’. The essence of methodology is structuring one’s actions according to the nature of the question at hand and the desired answer one wishes to generate. Exploration is illustrated by means of a ‘Box of Bricks’ elaborated for closed and open questions. This exploration is structured with the...
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A term used in survey research to refer to the match between the target population and the sample. Copyright © 1997–2004 Colorado State University, http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/research/glossary/
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By means of the previously introduced Research Pyramid this chapter provides a concise overview of the quantitative research approach. The essence of quantitative research is to use a ‘theory’ to frame and thus understand the problem at hand. Its starting point if not focus can be to contribute to the development of theory. It is grounded in the b...
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This last chapter summarises the preceding seven chapters by providing questions and checklists that can be used to prepare and conduct (individual) research. Therefore, it does not add any new knowledge or insights that have not been discussed in the previous chapters. Anyone who has limited time available to study the content of this book is advi...
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Thorough research needs to meet certain criteria. We define what these criteria are, what they relate to and what role they play in the different phases of a research. The ensemble of these criteria is outlined in this chapter. After clarifying the nature of these criteria and requirements, a further distinction will be made between qualitative and...
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This chapter examines the use of conceptual models in applied research. First, some general properties of these models are outlined against the background of various definitions. Any model is based on theoretical assumptions so it becomes relevant to understand what theory is and the role it plays in constructing a model in your research design. Ar...
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This chapter outlines the structure and topics covered in this book. The central aim is to teach students how to design and conduct proper (applied) research. Research starts by identifying the research question. The questions addressed here, are linked to the ‘reality’ of organisations. This reality is problematic for two reasons – firstly, owing...
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In the previous chapters a number of management models have been presented. What ties them together is the fact that companies have created them in order to address present and future organisational challenges. We have chosen to show them as they are, with as much as possible respect to differences in cultural, contextual and linguistic backgrounds...
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In light of a growing number of management models used in organisations questions regarding their nature, validity and applicability are becoming more and more important. We therefore provide in this introduction a concise overview of their background. We define a management model as: a “stable” theoretical framework that can be used to observe, cr...
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This publication is designed to provide Master and PhD students with a concise introduction to conducting research in organisations. The aim is to impart knowledge for making the appropriate methodological choices and to give readers a practical guide to designing and executing a research. Over fifty concrete examples, exercises, discussions and sh...
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It is evident that many organisations are in need of renovation, innovation and reinvigoration. Longstanding business paradigms and underpinning practices require critical reflection in the light of fundamental societal and business developments. Some companies are addressing these challenges, many companies are not. New functional requirements oft...
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Since the last decades of the twentieth century the debate on the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) intensified significantly. This debate concentrates on the meaning, impact and possible gains from CSR. Alongside the growing number of CSR advocates there are also a number of CSR critics. Especially NGOs, plus some consultants, busin...
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This contribution will start with a brief introduction of CSR and the debate surrounding it. We outline the development of the CSR movement, highlighting four trends over the last 30 years. Next, we touch on the concepts of discourse and paradigm which leads to the conclusion that the CSR debate can be viewed as a clash of paradigms. Finally, tying...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an analysis of the changes that have occurred in Quality Management to demonstrate that a generational change has occurred. It then seeks to establish a firm theoretical basis for the identified change. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is an analysis and critique of the quality management, st...
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This paper postulates that the academic view of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has undergone little theoretical change over the last fifty years. By comparing the work of a handful of past and present experts in the field, the underlying message in this literature has remained quite consistent over time. What seems to be changing is sentimen...
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This article investigates how companies make sense of CSR. It is based on an explorative comparative case study of 18 companies in the Netherlands using background information, interviews and annual reports. Initially, the sensemaking process of CSR is guided and coordinated by change agents who are specifically appointed to explore the implementat...
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) often emerges at the boundary of the business enterprise, expressed in changing relations with stakeholders and society. This book explores the theoretical and practical aspects of implementing CSR within organizations. It captures implementation perspectives and unravels consequences of implementing CSR.
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What are the main differences in expectations between NGOs and companies who interact with each other with respect to corporate social responsibility (CSR)? This is the leading question for a research project within the framework of the Dutch National Research Program on CSR (2003-2004). The research starts with the observation that companies and N...
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In both practice-oriented and academic discourses the concepts of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and human resource management (HRM) are often treated separately. It is argued here that this is an outdated approach. Starting from the observation that organisations develop towards open systems, it becomes obvious that CSR and HRM are intertwi...
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Our society is fundamentally in transition. As a result, new and unforeseen demands are placed upon business. In the past decade it has become evident that business needs to find new ways to respond to these developments. The conventional balance between actors in society is under construction. Governments tend to retreat from their traditional gov...
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In recent years the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has impressively progressed. This has resulted in a number of tried and tested management models - models that have demonstrated added value in everyday organisational practice. This book harvests this experience leading to an accessible and readable volume with an overview of those...
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Questioning the way the business enterprise operates in contemporary society has become an established field of investigation. In the current global debate, corporate social responsibility (CSR) - and other terms that are linked to it such as sustainability and corporate citizenship - tend to be as much about semantics as substance. Therefore, the...
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This article introduces a model of productive leadership structures. It is based on the idea that structures should stimulate dialectical processes which activate functional and simultaneously restrict dysfunctional behavioural tendencies of the management team. The structural dialectics are part of a more comprehensive concept called “tensegrity”,...
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Purpose – This paper seeks to analyse the nature of the communication process involving stakeholders in a working relationship with organisations. While most research has been undertaken to identify who or what these stakeholders are and what the patterns of relationships look like, very little attention has been given to the ways in which the orga...
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Commentaries, controversies, new ideas, essays and insights that aim to be provocative and engaging, raise the important issues of the day and provide observations on what is too new yet to be the subject of empirical and theoretical studies.
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SOMETIMES YOU GET A PAPER TO READ that you need to read and re-read in order to grasp the meaning. Such a paper is the contribution by Block and Barnett called, A Positive Programme for Laissez-Faire Capitalism (this issue). I don't know if I'm supposed to laugh or cry, but I think it is a curious paper. It appears to be based on some randomly jott...
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Purpose – To develop a concept of managing intangible assets in contemporary organisations. Insight is given into the rise of the network organisation and the importance of talent, social capital and identity in this kind of organisation. Design/methodology/approach – This paper develops a conceptual framework based on a theoretical analysis of rec...

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Our society is faced with the challenge of becoming more sustainable in both a material and a social sense. This challenge consists of three closely intertwined components, specifically, energy transition, the circular economy, and addressing climate change. In the project proposed here, idle capacity is utilized to create hands-on and practical “Urban Business Models”.
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The aim of this research is to get a deeper understanding of the circular economy. Particularly, the focus is on business models that enable such an economy. A nation-wide survey is set out to discover the various building blocks that together comprise business models for the circular economy (BMCE).