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A systems approach to understanding the perspectives in the changing landscape of responsible business in Scotland

Journal Article
Weaver, M. W., Crossan, K., Tan, H., & Paxton, S. (2017)
A systems approach to understanding the perspectives in the changing landscape of responsible business in Scotland. European Journal of Operational Research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.11.050
The purpose of this paper is to present an application of community O.R. (COR), using soft system methodology (SSM) to help a grant-maker to understand how to unlock and relea...

Developing Your ‘North Star’ to Clarify Purpose

Presentation / Conference
Weaver, M., Crossan, K., & Tan, H. (2018, September)
Developing Your ‘North Star’ to Clarify Purpose. Presented at OR60: Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society
There is widespread acceptance that business “can do well, by doing good” leading to the rise in organisations defining themselves as ‘purpose-driven’. In the context of Scotl...

Towards 'Systemic Sustainability': Assessing the O.R. Contribution

Presentation / Conference
Weaver, M., Tan, H., & Duddy, D. (2019, September)
Towards 'Systemic Sustainability': Assessing the O.R. Contribution. Paper presented at Operational Research Society Annual Conference
The emerging 'sustainability paradigm' presents challenges and opportunities for the next generation of leaders. However, Howieson, Burnes and Summers (2019) acknowledge that ...

Taking Action to Unlock Business Resources Into Communities using SSM

Conference Proceeding
Weaver, M., Tan, H., Crossan, K., & Paxton, S. (2016)
Taking Action to Unlock Business Resources Into Communities using SSM. In Proceedings of OR58, Annual Operations Research Conference
This session presents three system conceptual models that have been brought to action as a result of an SSM study with the Voluntary Action Fund (a Scottish grant-maker). VAF ...

A Systems Thinking Approach to Connecting and Aligning CSR Responses to Social Need in Scotland

Conference Proceeding
Crossan, K., Tan, H., Paxton, S. & Weaver, M. (2015)
A Systems Thinking Approach to Connecting and Aligning CSR Responses to Social Need in Scotland. In 27th European Conference on Operational Research - Programme HandbookISBN tbc
The session aims to present a conceptual model of the governance issues in connecting and aligning the CSR activities of Scottish Businesses and the real and emerging needs in...

Community OR: Creating a ‘Shared Space’ to build value between business and communities

Presentation / Conference
Weaver, M., Crossan, K., Tan, H., Paxton, S. & McCallum, L. (2017, September)
Community OR: Creating a ‘Shared Space’ to build value between business and communities. Paper presented at OR59 - The Annual Operational Research Society Conference, Loughborough University, UK
The presentation provides examples on how systems approaches have helped identify better ways for communities and socially responsible businesses to build value. The examples ...