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Exploring Boundaries in Food Systems Research: Implications for Projects on UK Food Security (2020)
Report
Helfgott, A., & Midgley, G. (in press). Exploring Boundaries in Food Systems Research: Implications for Projects on UK Food Security. Swindon: RCUK Global Food Security Programme (subcontract to University of Oxford)

Executive Summary This report describes the Global Food Security (GFS) Boundaries Project, which represents the first systematic attempt to apply critical systems thinking and practice to a food systems research programme (as opposed to a single... Read More about Exploring Boundaries in Food Systems Research: Implications for Projects on UK Food Security.

A supply chain practice-based view of enablers, inhibitors and benefits for environmental supply chain performance measurement (2020)
Journal Article
Shaw, S., Grant, D. B., & Mangan, J. (in press). A supply chain practice-based view of enablers, inhibitors and benefits for environmental supply chain performance measurement. Production planning & control, https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2020.1737977

Organisations face ever increasing pressure to deliver triple-bottom-line performance results in their supply chains. Yet despite the importance and complexity associated with environmental supply chain performance measurement (ESCPM), organisations... Read More about A supply chain practice-based view of enablers, inhibitors and benefits for environmental supply chain performance measurement.

Expertise in research integration and implementation for tackling complex problems: when is it needed, where can it be found, and how can it be strengthened? (2020)
Journal Article
Bammer, G., O’Rourke, M., O’Connell, D., Neuhauser, L., Midgley, G., Thompson Klein, J., …Richardson, G. P. (2020). Expertise in research integration and implementation for tackling complex problems: when is it needed, where can it be found, and how can it be strengthened?. Palgrave communications, 6, https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0380-0

Expertise in research integration and implementation is an essential but often overlooked component of tackling complex societal and environmental problems. We focus on expertise relevant to any complex problem, especially contributory expertise, div... Read More about Expertise in research integration and implementation for tackling complex problems: when is it needed, where can it be found, and how can it be strengthened?.

Breaking bad online: a synthesis of the darker sides of social networking sites (2019)
Journal Article
Demetis, D. (2019). Breaking bad online: a synthesis of the darker sides of social networking sites. European Management Journal, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2019.12.013

This essay deconstructs the ultra-dark side of social media and explores the variety of ‘bad’ behaviour online by looking at a wide spectrum of exploitative practices. Through the use of primary data from an online platform, we posit the question ‘Wh... Read More about Breaking bad online: a synthesis of the darker sides of social networking sites.

Towards a heart and soul for co-creative research practice: A systemic approach (2019)
Journal Article
Nicholas, G., Foote, J., Kainz, K., Midgley, G., Prager, K., & Zurbriggen, C. (2019). Towards a heart and soul for co-creative research practice: A systemic approach. Evidence and Policy, 15(3), 353-370. https://doi.org/10.1332/174426419X15578220630571

The language of co-creation has become popular with policy makers, researchers and consultants wanting to support evidence-based change. However, there is little agreement about what features a research or consultancy project must have for peers to r... Read More about Towards a heart and soul for co-creative research practice: A systemic approach.

Economic Simulation of Cryptocurrencies and Their Control Mechanisms (2019)
Journal Article
Mainelli, M. R., Leitch, M., & Demetis, D. (2019). Economic Simulation of Cryptocurrencies and Their Control Mechanisms. Ledger, 4, 48-67. https://doi.org/10.5915/LEDGER.2019.130

A cryptocurrency needs a relatively stable value if it is to fulfill the traditional functions of money and be useful as a currency. To achieve this, controls are needed within the ecosystem of the cryptocurrency. Although a simulation cannot predict... Read More about Economic Simulation of Cryptocurrencies and Their Control Mechanisms.

Four domains of complexity (2016)
Journal Article
Midgley, G. (2016). Four domains of complexity. Emergence: complexity and organization, 18(2),

In this short paper, which reflects on one of my contributions to the systems literature in 1992 (Pluralism and the Legitimation of Systems Science), I discuss the context at that time. Systems scientists were embroiled in a paradigm war, which threa... Read More about Four domains of complexity.


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