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Seventeen Pieces: Displacement, Misplacement and Conservation (2020)
Journal Article
Merali, Y., Mourad, K., & Ghanem, M. (in press). Seventeen Pieces: Displacement, Misplacement and Conservation. New England Journal of Public Policy, 32(2),

This article explores the systemic importance of art in the conservation of images, historical reference, and cultural meaning as displaced victims of humanitarian crises make the transition from the land of their birth to a new country with a differ... Read More about Seventeen Pieces: Displacement, Misplacement and Conservation.

Foreword (2020)
Book Chapter
Midgley, G. (2020). Foreword. In Immersive Systemic Knowing: Advancing Systems Thinking Beyond Rational Analysis (vii - xii). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-49135-2

This is the Foreword to a book by Raghav Rajagopalan called "Immersive Systemic Knowing: Advancing Systems Thinking Beyond Rational Analysis", published by Springer, New York, in October 2020.

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.

Systemic evaluation of community environmental management programmes (2020)
Journal Article
Foote, J., Ahuriri-Driscoll, A., Hepi, M., Foote, J., Midgley, G., Ahuriri-Driscoll, A., …Earl-Goulet, J. (2021). Systemic evaluation of community environmental management programmes. European journal of operational research, 288(1), 207-224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2020.05.019

© 2020 Elsevier B.V. Community environmental management (CEM) involves the facilitation of community partnerships, local dialogue, consultation and participative decision-making. This is increasingly seen as a solution to some of the more complex env... Read More about Systemic evaluation of community environmental management programmes.

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.

‘The play’s the thing’: A creative collaboration to investigate lived experiences in an urban community garden (2019)
Journal Article
Black, Y. (in press). ‘The play’s the thing’: A creative collaboration to investigate lived experiences in an urban community garden. Management Learning, https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507619886209

Presenting the backstage story of a non-traditional qualitative research project, I illustrate how a creative approach can stimulate participant dialogue and encourage researcher reflexivity. Working with an award-winning playwright and the staff and... Read More about ‘The play’s the thing’: A creative collaboration to investigate lived experiences in an urban community garden.

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

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

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.

An observer-relative systems approach to information (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Demetis, D., & Lee, A. (2019). An observer-relative systems approach to information. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 6300-6309

By returning to the foundational principles of second-order cybernetics and resting on the central role of the observer, this essay explores how the distinction between data/information can be conceptualized. Using systems theory, we derive a series... Read More about An observer-relative systems approach to information.

When humans using the IT artifact becomes IT using the human artifact (2018)
Journal Article
Demetis, D., & Lee, A. (2018). When humans using the IT artifact becomes IT using the human artifact. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 19(10), 929-952. https://doi.org/10.17705/1jais.00514

Following Demetis & Lee (2016) who showed how systems theorizing can be conducted on the basis of a few systems principles, in this conceptual paper, we apply these principles to theorize about the systemic character of technology and investigate the... Read More about When humans using the IT artifact becomes IT using the human artifact.

Economic simulation of cryptocurrencies (2018)
Journal Article
Mainelli, M. R., Leitch, M., & Demetis, D. (2018). Economic simulation of cryptocurrencies. Capco Journal, 47, 89-101

Cryptocurrencies have the potential to become effective currencies that give a higher level of macroeconomic control, thanks to the information that is available about holdings and transactions, and the potential for automated control mechanisms. How... Read More about Economic simulation of cryptocurrencies.

The systemic role of technology in financial instability (2017)
Book Chapter
Demetis, D. (2017). The systemic role of technology in financial instability. In The financial crisis and white collar crime: legislative and policy responsesTaylor & Francis (Routledge)

This chapter examines the role of Information Systems (IS) in creating financial instability by automating critical decision-making processes. By following a systems theoretical approach after Lee and Demetis (2016) and based on a few fundamental sys... Read More about The systemic role of technology in financial instability.

Ten essentials for action-oriented and second order energy transitions, transformations and climate change research (2017)
Journal Article
Fazey, I., Schäpke, N., Caniglia, G., Patterson, J., Hultman, J., van Mierlo, B., …Wyborn, C. (2018). Ten essentials for action-oriented and second order energy transitions, transformations and climate change research. Energy research & social science ERSS, 40, 54-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2017.11.026

The most critical question for climate research is no longer about the problem, but about how to facilitate the transformative changes necessary to avoid catastrophic climate-induced change. Addressing this question, however, will require massive ups... Read More about Ten essentials for action-oriented and second order energy transitions, transformations and climate change research.

Fighting money laundering with technology: a case study of Bank X in the UK (2017)
Journal Article
Demetis, D. S. (2018). Fighting money laundering with technology: a case study of Bank X in the UK. Decision Support Systems, 105, 96-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dss.2017.11.005

This paper presents a longitudinal interpretive case study of a UK bank’s efforts to combat Money Laundering (ML) by expanding the scope of its profiling of ML behaviour. The concept of structural coupling, taken from systems theory, is used to refle... Read More about Fighting money laundering with technology: a case study of Bank X in the UK.