- 304 pages
- New Frontiers in Social Innovation Research
- Alex Nicholls
- 07 June 2017 Alex Nicholls
This Book Is Open Access Under A CC BY License.Interest In Social Innovation Continues To Rise, From Governments Setting Up Social Innovation Labs To Large Corporations Developing Social Innovation Strategies Yet Theory Lags Behind Practice, And This Hampers Our Ability To Understand Social Innovation And Make The Most Of Its Potential This Collection Brings Together Work By Leading Social Innovation Researchers Globally, Exploring The Practice And Process Of Researching Social Innovation, Its Nature And Effects Combining Theoretical Chapters And Empirical Studies, It Shows How Social Innovation Is Blurring Traditional Boundaries Between The Market, The State And Civil Society, Thereby Developing New Forms Of Services, Relationships And Collaborations It Takes A Critical Perspective, Analyzing Potential Downsides Of Social Innovation That Often Remain Unexplored Or Are Glossed Over, Yet Concludes With A Powerful Vision Of The Potential For Social Innovation To Transform Society It Aims To Be A Valuable Resource For Students And Researchers, As Well As Policymakers And Others Supporting And Leading Social Innovation.
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