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Jonathan Atkins

Professor of Economics


Green shoots: Emergent systemic leadership and critical systems practice (2022)
Book Chapter
Gregory, A. J., & Atkins, J. P. (2022). Green shoots: Emergent systemic leadership and critical systems practice. In A. Taylor (Ed.), Rethinking Leadership for a Green World (176-189). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003190820-10

Climate change is recognised by many to be the defining adaptive challenge of our time. Despite such recognition, the failure of many world leaders to comprehend the scale, scope (bringing a complex mix of environmental, economic and social dimension... Read More about Green shoots: Emergent systemic leadership and critical systems practice.

Stakeholder identification and engagement in problem structuring interventions (2019)
Journal Article
Gregory, A. J., Atkins, J. P., Midgley, G., & Hodgson, A. (2020). Stakeholder identification and engagement in problem structuring interventions. European journal of operational research, 283(1), 321-340. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2019.10.044

© 2019 The Authors This paper addresses the under-researched issue of stakeholder identification and engagement in problem structuring interventions. A concise framework is proposed to aid critical reflection in the design and reporting of stakeholde... Read More about Stakeholder identification and engagement in problem structuring interventions.

Community operational research and citizen science: two icons in need of each other? (2017)
Journal Article
Gregory, A. J., & Atkins, J. P. (2018). Community operational research and citizen science: two icons in need of each other?. European journal of operational research, 268(3), 1111-1124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.07.037

Citizen Science attracts a lot of positive attention and a convenient alignment with it might offer multiple benefits for Community Operational Research. But what would be the basis for such an alignment? Could it offer important reciprocal benefits... Read More about Community operational research and citizen science: two icons in need of each other?.

A problem structuring method for ecosystem-based management : the DPSIR modelling process (2012)
Journal Article
Gregory, A. J., Atkins, J. P., Burdon, D., & Elliott, M. (2018). A problem structuring method for ecosystem-based management : the DPSIR modelling process. European journal of operational research, 227(3), 558-569. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2012.11.020

The purpose of this paper is to learn from Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) theory to inform the development of Problem Structuring Methods (PSMs) both in general and in the specific context of marine management. The focus on marine management is impor... Read More about A problem structuring method for ecosystem-based management : the DPSIR modelling process.

Managing the marine environment: is the DPSIR framework holistic enough? (2011)
Journal Article
Atkins, J. P., Gregory, A. J., Burdon, D., & Elliott, M. (2011). Managing the marine environment: is the DPSIR framework holistic enough?. Systems research and behavioral science, 28(5), 497-508. https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.1111

Ever increasing and diverse use of the marine environment and consequent impacts on marine life, habitats and landscapes make prominent the need for policy and policy-making procedures that promote resilience and sustainability. In this paper, we foc... Read More about Managing the marine environment: is the DPSIR framework holistic enough?.

Management of the marine environment: Integrating ecosystem services and societal benefits with the DPSIR framework in a systems approach (2011)
Journal Article
Atkins, J. P., Burdon, D., Elliott, M., & Gregory, A. J. (2011). Management of the marine environment: Integrating ecosystem services and societal benefits with the DPSIR framework in a systems approach. Marine pollution bulletin, 62(2), 215-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.12.012

Ever increasing and diverse use of the marine environment is leading to human-induced changes in marine life, habitats and landscapes, making necessary the development of marine policy that considers all members of the user community and addresses cu... Read More about Management of the marine environment: Integrating ecosystem services and societal benefits with the DPSIR framework in a systems approach.