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CCR is happy to support and participate in the Development Days 2019: Repositioning global development: changing actors, geographies and ontologies (27/02-01/03 2019). More info about the conference here.





CCR “2019 Kick-Off” session on February 15 from 10:30 to 12:00

at Hanken School of Economics (room A305)








Nikodemus Solitander, director CCR

Sanne Bor, research CORE Project

This session is composed of the presentation of CCR new board members, what has happened in 2018 and what is to come in 2019!



“Quality, non-quality, un-quality” and more in qualitative inquiry

During the recent critical and post-turns ‘the quality question’ in qualitative inquiry has been somewhat bypassed and maybe deemed irrelevant. Many different approaches to address the quality have been developed including different conceptualizations of validity, validation, relationality, and ethics. In this panel each presenter highlights different perspectives on how to respond to the question of quality in today’s neoliberal contexts. This panel returns to the series of quality questions and it aims to problematize the concept and its uses and non-uses. We argue that even though the concept of ‘quality’ might be more or less productive in qualitative inquiry the question of worth, value, and goodness of qualitative inquiry has not disappeared but continues to linger. How should qualitative researchers respond?  Who might be willing to respond to the inquiries often coming from other disciplines and inquiry traditions? How might the global community address the quality question differently?



Practices, Pitfalls and Promises:

Blockchain Technology for the Supply Chain and Sustainability

Professor Joseph Sarkis, Ph.D.
Foisie School of Business
Worcester, MA, USA

Tuesday December 18 at 12:00

Room A303, Hanken School of Economics, Arkadiankatu 22, 0100 Helsinki

This presentation will provide an overview of the role blockchain technology can play in both supply chain management and sustainability.  It will provide an update on an exploratory study on this topic and some initial findings. After presentation of definitions, background, barriers, and potentials, and initial results, an open discussion will ensue.  This discussion will focus on the role that blockchain can play for corporate responsibility, transparency, and sustainability along its supply chain.



About prof. Joseph Sarkis: Joseph Sarkis is professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, USA. He previously served as a faculty member at Clark University and the University of Texas at Arlington. His teaching and research interests are in the fields of operations, supply chain management and sustainability. He is the author or co-author of over 400 publications and his research is widely cited and earned the designation of highly cited researcher in 2016 and 2017 from Thomson-Reuters/Clarivate Analytics. He is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE's Engineering Management Review and Associate Editor of Sustainable Supply Chains for Resources, Conservation and Recycling . He is also Co-Editor of the Greening of Industry Networks Springer-Nature Book Series.


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