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The Applicability of Autopoietic Cybernetics in Humanitarian Supply Chain Thinking (2022)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Duddy, D., Weaver, M., & Stantchev, D. (2022). The Applicability of Autopoietic Cybernetics in Humanitarian Supply Chain Thinking. In Full Papers. Logistics Research Network Conference 2022: Supply Chain Innovation; People, Process, Technology (129-139)

Purpose: This research examines whether an autopoietic cybernetic model can assist in achieving greater effectiveness and efficiency in the humanitarian supply chain paradigm. It examines the extent to which a holistic view is taken during humani... Read More about The Applicability of Autopoietic Cybernetics in Humanitarian Supply Chain Thinking.

Collaborating with the Cities can B Movement: The case of Edinburgh can B (2021)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Weaver, M., & Tan, H. (2021, December). Collaborating with the Cities can B Movement: The case of Edinburgh can B. Presented at 2021 B Academics Global Community of Practice Conversations, Online

The 2021 B Academics Global Community of Practice Conversations was focused on collaborative experiences in research, teaching and practice. The event showcases how academics and organizations can collaborate and create value, contributing to the tra... Read More about Collaborating with the Cities can B Movement: The case of Edinburgh can B.

Getting students on board: a cross-sector collaboration (2021)
Book Chapter
Brodie, J., & Weaver, M. (2021). Getting students on board: a cross-sector collaboration. In D. Tolson, N. Watchman Smith, D. Irving-Bell, & M. Weaver (Eds.), The CATE Collection: Together in Collaborative Educational Leadership (22-32). Higher Education

This chapter discusses the development and impact of Edinburgh Napier’s intervention on young governance leaders in Scotland. Traditionally, UK board trustees have been ‘male and stale’ with an average age of a trustee being 61. In 2013, Dr Miles Wea... Read More about Getting students on board: a cross-sector collaboration.

The CATE Collection: conclusion (2021)
Book Chapter
Weaver, M., Tolson, D., Irving-Bell, D., & Watchman Smith, N. (2021). The CATE Collection: conclusion. In D. Tolson, N. Watchman Smith, D. Irving-Bell, & M. Weaver (Eds.), The CATE Collection: Together in Collaborative Educational Leadership (127-135). Hi

In this concluding chapter we highlight key messages for anyone who is considering preparing a CATE application. Building on the practical ingredients for success shared in chapter 9, we offer a CATE mnemonic, extending the CATE repertoire for CATE t... Read More about The CATE Collection: conclusion.

Grand Challenges and OR: Net Zero Transition, Business for Good and Vaccinating the World (2021)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Weaver, M. (2021, September). Grand Challenges and OR: Net Zero Transition, Business for Good and Vaccinating the World. Presented at OR63 Online: Creating a better future, Online

The world meets again. All eyes on Glasgow as the UK hosts the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) on 1 – 12 November 2021. Bringing together parties to accelerate action on climate in what is known as our final decade to act. W... Read More about Grand Challenges and OR: Net Zero Transition, Business for Good and Vaccinating the World.

The Applicability of Commercial Supply Chain Models in Humanitarian Supply Chain Thinking (2019)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Duddy, D. G., Weaver, M., & Stantchev, D. (2019). The Applicability of Commercial Supply Chain Models in Humanitarian Supply Chain Thinking.

This research argues that there are a number of potential pitfalls when using traditional commercial supply chain models for humanitarian supply chain issues and it examines the extent to which existing humanitarian supply chain thinking is based on... Read More about The Applicability of Commercial Supply Chain Models in Humanitarian Supply Chain Thinking.

OR and Grand Challenges: The Future of Mobility and Healthy Aging? (2019)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Weaver, M., & Barnes, S. (2019, September). OR and Grand Challenges: The Future of Mobility and Healthy Aging?. Presented at Operational Research Society Conference, University of Kent

When launched in 2017 the future UK Industrial Strategy focused on one shortcoming and four Grand Challenges for the UK as the first industrialised nation. The shortcoming we need address is productivity, in the widest sense, increasing this from the... Read More about OR and Grand Challenges: The Future of Mobility and Healthy Aging?.

Towards 'Systemic Sustainability': Assessing the O.R. Contribution (2019)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Weaver, M., Tan, H., & Duddy, D. (2019, September). Towards 'Systemic Sustainability': Assessing the O.R. Contribution. Paper presented at Operational Research Society Annual Conference, University of Kent

The emerging 'sustainability paradigm' presents challenges and opportunities for the next generation of leaders. However, Howieson, Burnes and Summers (2019) acknowledge that organisational leadership is based (generally) on a neoliberal paradigm and... Read More about Towards 'Systemic Sustainability': Assessing the O.R. Contribution.

Developing Your ‘North Star’ to Clarify Purpose (2018)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
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, Lancaster University

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 Scotland, there appears to be a fertile environment for growth in this area, wit... Read More about Developing Your ‘North Star’ to Clarify Purpose.

OR and Grand Challenges: Land, Lakes & Beyond (2018)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Weaver, M. (2018, September). OR and Grand Challenges: Land, Lakes & Beyond. Paper presented at The 60th Operational Society Annual Conference, Lancaster University

In this session we shall seek to discuss: What “Grand Challenges” face us today and into the future in the areas of Land, Lakes and beyond? What contribution can the OR community make to address these challenges?

OR and Grand Challenges: Sport, Space & Beyond (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Weaver, M. (2017, September). OR and Grand Challenges: Sport, Space & Beyond. Presented at Operational Research Society Annual Conference (OR59)

In this panel session the following was discussed: What “Grand Challenges” face us today and into the future in the areas of Sport, Space and beyond? What contribution can the OR community make to address these challenges? The panel included: - P... Read More about OR and Grand Challenges: Sport, Space & Beyond.

Community OR: Creating a ‘Shared Space’ to build value between business and communities (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
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

The presentation provides examples on how systems approaches have helped identify better ways for communities and socially responsible businesses to build value. The examples are the outcome of a two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership with a Scottis... Read More about Community OR: Creating a ‘Shared Space’ to build value between business and communities.

'Getting on Board’: Supporting HE students’ transition to employment (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Brodie, J., & Weaver, M. (2017). 'Getting on Board’: Supporting HE students’ transition to employment. In QAA Enhancement Themes

In 2013, -The Get on Board (GOB) -extra-curriculum -programme was launched at Edinburgh Napier University’s Business School with the aim of placing students on the boards of local charities, voluntary sector organisations or public bodies, where they... Read More about 'Getting on Board’: Supporting HE students’ transition to employment.

Recruiting, developing and supporting Committee/Board members (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Weaver, M. (2017, March). Recruiting, developing and supporting Committee/Board members. Presented at Share (Training for Housing Associations) Annual Conference

In the aftermath of the Birmingham riots of 2011 Miles Weaver led a group of defiant citizens with brooms in the clean-up operation and an idea was born. Get young people off the streets, train them and place them on boards of local charities. A wild... Read More about Recruiting, developing and supporting Committee/Board members.

Universities Scotland Innovation Showcase in the Scottish Parliament (2016)
Exhibition / Performance
Weaver, M. Universities Scotland Innovation Showcase in the Scottish Parliament. Exhibited at Scottish Parliament. 23 November 2016 - 23 November 2016. (Unpublished)

The strategic role that universities play in building a successful Scotland, economically, socially and culturally, was the subject of the 2016 annual Universities Scotland event, held in the Scottish Parliament. Get on Board was invited to showca... Read More about Universities Scotland Innovation Showcase in the Scottish Parliament.

Taking Action to Unlock Business Resources Into Communities using SSM (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
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 aim is to unlock and bring about more business resources into communities i... Read More about Taking Action to Unlock Business Resources Into Communities using SSM.

Problem Solving: Grand Challenges of Portsmouth and the Region, With Cllr. D. Jones (Portsmouth Council Leader), Dr. Ruth Kaufman O.B.E. (ORS President), Rear Admiral Nick Lambert (Maritime Domain Expert) and Felicity McLeister (Pro Bono O.R. Project Manager) (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Weaver, M. (2016, September). Problem Solving: Grand Challenges of Portsmouth and the Region, With Cllr. D. Jones (Portsmouth Council Leader), Dr. Ruth Kaufman O.B.E. (ORS President), Rear Admiral Nick Lambert (Maritime Domain Expert) and Felicity McLeist

Addressing “grand challenges” is very much in the history and tradition of Operational Research (O.R.), in the past saving millions of lives and protecting Britain, ultimately helping to liberate Europe. Lane (2010) provides an account of how O.R. ha... Read More about Problem Solving: Grand Challenges of Portsmouth and the Region, With Cllr. D. Jones (Portsmouth Council Leader), Dr. Ruth Kaufman O.B.E. (ORS President), Rear Admiral Nick Lambert (Maritime Domain Expert) and Felicity McLeister (Pro Bono O.R. Project Manager).

Portsmouth's Grand Challenges: a conversation between the O.R. community (2016)
Newspaper / Magazine
Weaver, M., & Medhurst, J. (2016). Portsmouth's Grand Challenges: a conversation between the O.R. community. Birmingham, UK

Addressing ‘Grand Challenges’ is very much in the history and tradition of Operational Research (O.R.), in the past saving millions of lives and protecting Britain, ultimately helping to liberate Europe.