Patrick Elf

Patrick Elf
Middlesex University, UK · Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR)

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I am currently working as Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR), Middlesex University London and the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), University of Surrey, conducting interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research on behaviour change, sustainable business models, circular economy, the SDGs, social innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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September 2019 - April 2020
Middlesex University, UK
Position
  • Research Associate

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Publications (11)
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In recent years, much has been written on the role of different mental states and their potential to influence our way of thinking and, perhaps more importantly, the way we act. With the recent acceleration of environmental and mental health issues, alongside the limited effectiveness of existing interventions, an exploration of new approaches to d...
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Strong materialistic values help to maintain consumer capitalism, but they can have negative consequences for individual well-being, for social equity and for environmental sustainability. In this paper, we add to the existing literature on the adverse consequences of materialistic values by highlighting their negative association with engagement i...
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Abstract The circular economy holds the potential to significantly reduce resource use. However, attempts to fully utilize its potential have fallen short so far. Based on a longitudinal interview-based study, we examine how micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the UK fashion industry advance the circular economy (CE). Whereas the dynamic...
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The achievement of sustainable prosperity requires the enhancement of human wellbeing alongside increased care for the environment. In recent years, much has been written on the role of different mental states and their potential to influence our way of thinking and, perhaps more importantly, the way we act. In this working paper, we explore the em...
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Mental health issues are increasingly prevalent worldwide, emphasizing the need to research antecedents and consequences of well-being. Prior research shows that within organizations, higher levels of subjective well-being (SWB) promote productivity performance. Building on this research, the authors hypothesize that recreational dance positively i...
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The growing concern about persisting environmental problems caused by overconsumption in the context of Brazil must be understood as an issue of democratic character. However, there is a gap in research examining models that can drive change of sustainable-related issues such as sustainable consumption. Critically evaluating existing literature, we...
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Partnerships can be understood as the glue that allows to implement change and, thus, drive progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As highlighted by SDG 17, strong partnerships across sectors including diverse stakeholders are required to implement solutions. While SDGs represent a global agenda, solutions will need to...
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Current global changes require new business approaches driving sustainable development on all fronts. To date, most business approaches have focused on sustainable marketing and corporate social responsibility initiatives. In this field study, we examine IKEA's Live Lagom project, a 3-year behaviour change initiative that aimed to explore how to go...
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Partnerships can be understood as the glue that allows to implement change and, thus, drive progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As highlighted by SDG 17, strong partnerships across sectors including diverse stakeholders are required to implement solutions. While SDGs represent a global agenda, solutions will need to...
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Positive spillover occurs when changes in one behavior influence changes in subsequent behaviors. Evidence for such spillover and an understanding of when and how it may occur are still limited. This paper presents findings of a 1-year longitudinal behavior change project led by a commercial retailer in the United Kingdom and Ireland to examine beh...

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The main objective of this interdisciplinary research project is to examine the relationship between dance, wellbeing and productivity. Our underlying assumption is that dance benefits not only our wellbeing but also our professional life. We aim to test this relationship using data from a new survey that we have developed and we are disseminating. The survey can be accessed via the project's website: https://sites.google.com/view/dance-wellbeing-productivity/home
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Launched in October 2018, ‘Rethinking Fashion Design Entrepreneurship: Fostering Sustainable Practices’ is a two and a half year project which will investigate creative practice in design-led fashion micro and small enterprises (MSEs) as a driver for sustainable prosperity in the expanded sense of contributing to environmental, social, cultural and economic prosperity.
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in partnership with IKEA UK & Ireland and Hubbub UK, the Live LAGOM project explored different ways to engage with its participants in a way that facilitates sustainable lifestyles at home.