Social engagement: Towards a typology of social innovation MIOIR / MBS Working Paper Series-Working Paper 82 [article]

Effie Amanatidou, Dimitri Gagliardi, Deborah Cox
2018 unpublished
Social innovation has seen several different interpretations and definitions in recent years. Either considered as innovation with a 'social twist', or a facet of social entrepreneurship, or an innovation type that has to be distinguished from other types, social innovation has been central in academic and policy discourses especially in the context of dealing with societal challenges. Given this increasing importance, the aim of this paper is to identify the special features of social
more » ... of social innovation and thus clarify the fuzziness around the multiple definitions, conceptualisations and interpretations. In particular the development of a typology of social innovation types is attempted largely based on the role of society in the innovation cycle. The paper concludes with reflections on the analysis and policy implications. Social engagement: towards a typology of social innovation
doi:10.13140/rg.2.2.28787.84002 fatcat:ro3dt3mhbvhdrgyvyd33hsskp4