Design for Social Innovation Book

Design for Social Innovation


  • Author : Mariana Amatullo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-24
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000464511

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Design for Social Innovation Excerpt :

The United Nations, Australia Post, and governments in the UK, Finland, Taiwan, France, Brazil, and Israel are just a few of the organizations and groups utilizing design to drive social change. Grounded by a global survey in sectors as diverse as public health, urban planning, economic development, education, humanitarian response, cultural heritage, and civil rights, Design for Social Innovation captures these stories and more through 45 richly illustrated case studies from six continents. From advocating to understanding and everything in between, these cases demonstrate how designers shape new products, services, and systems while transforming organizations and supporting individual growth. How is this work similar or different around the world? How are designers building sustainable business practices with this work? Why are organizations investing in design capabilities? What evidence do we have of impact by design? Leading practitioners and educators, brought together in seven dynamic roundtable discussions, provide context to the case studies. Design for Social Innovation is a must-have for professionals, organizations, and educators in design, philanthropy, social innovation, and entrepreneurship. This book marks the first attempt to define the contours of a global overview that showcases the cultural, economic, and organizational levers propelling design for social innovation forward today.

Social Innovation  Open Access  Book

Social Innovation Open Access


  • Author : Helmut Anheier
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351655347

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Social Innovation Open Access Excerpt :

Social Innovation: Comparative Perspectives investigates socio-economic impact. Since it is hard to establish causality and to measure social properties when investigating impact, especially at the level of society, the book narrows down impact to one priority aspect: social innovation – understood as organizations’ capacity to generate novel ideas, ways and means of doing things, of addressing public and social problems of many kinds. This volume’s primary assertion is that the Third Sector, specifically through stimulating civic involvement, is best placed to produce social innovation, outperforming business firms and state agencies in this regard. By investigating actor contributions to social innovation across seven fields of activity, Social innovation: Comparative Perspectives develops our understanding of why and how the Third Sector is central to functioning, cohesive and viable societies. This volume is based on contributions of the project "ITSSOIN – Impact of the Third Sector as Social Innovation" funded by the European Commission under the 7th framework programme. It will be of insight across disciplines, in particular to the growing social innovation community, innovation researchers more generally and to non-profit scholars. The practical relevance of the book will be of interest to European and national policy makers and practitioners across different sectors.

Frontiers in Social Innovation Book

Frontiers in Social Innovation


  • Author : Neil Malhotra
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781647821425

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Frontiers in Social Innovation Excerpt :

The one book you need to make a difference in the world. Social innovation and social entrepreneurship are rising forces. As the extent of the world's systemic challenges becomes clear—from climate change to income inequality to food security to healthcare and beyond—more and more of the best and brightest will feel called to become innovators and entrepreneurs who develop and deploy solutions to the world's thorniest problems. But it won't be easy: social innovation is complicated. Solutions require the active collaboration of constituents across the worlds of government, business, and nonprofits. Social innovators and entrepreneurs need a handbook to guide them on the journey to changing the world. This is that guide. Contributions from a who's who of the smartest thinkers and most experienced practitioners in the field provide the knowledge you need to succeed as a social innovator. Topics cover the waterfront, including: High-performance leadership as a driver of social change Design for extreme affordability Scaling social innovation Corporate decarbonization Social innovation and healthcare in the postpandemic world Donor-advised funds and impact investing Case studies from the field bring to life the challenges and opportunities social entrepreneurs and innovators face. Frontiers in Social Innovation is an essential volume for anyone who wants to use innovation and entrepreneurship to make the world a better place.

Impact Book

Impact


  • Author : Al Etmanski
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-02
  • Genre: Social action
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0968046231

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Connecting Civic Engagement and Social Innovation Book

Connecting Civic Engagement and Social Innovation


  • Author : Amanda Moore McBride
  • Publisher : Campus Compact
  • Release Date : 2020-04-03
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781945459238

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Connecting Civic Engagement and Social Innovation Excerpt :

This book offers a much-needed appraisal of two key social change movements within higher education: civic engagement and social innovation. The authors critically explore the historical and contemporary contexts as well as democratic foundations (or absence thereof) of both approaches, concluding with a discussion of possible future directions that may make the approaches more effective in fulfilling the broader democratic mission of U.S. higher education. This is an essential resource for those in higher education who wish to promote and advance social change, as it provides an opportunity to critically examine where we are with our civic engagement and social innovation approaches and what we might do to best realize their promise through changes in our educational processes, pedagogical strategies, evaluation metrics, and outcomes.

Social Innovation  Inc  Book

Social Innovation Inc


  • Author : Jason Saul
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-09-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470892190

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Social Innovation Inc Excerpt :

Could Wal-Mart offer a better solution to healthcare than Medicaid? Could GE help reduce global warming faster than the Kyoto protocol? Social Innovation, Inc. declares a new era where companies profit from social change. Leading corporations like GE, Wellpoint, Travelers and Wal-Mart are transforming social responsibility into social innovation and revolutionizing the way we think about the role of business in society. Based on four years of measuring the social strategies of America's leading corporations, Jason Saul lays out the five strategies for social innovation and offers a practical roadmap for how to get started. Explains the fundamental shift in the role of business in society, from social contract to social capital market Identifies the 5 social innovation strategies: submarket products and services, social points of entry, pipeline talent, reverse lobbying, and emotive customer bonding Offers step-by-step guidance for creating economic value through positive social change Social Innovation, Inc. is about making social change work for the business, and in turn staying relevant in the new economy.

Using Media for Social Innovation Book

Using Media for Social Innovation


  • Author : Aneta Podkalicka
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783208739

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Using Media for Social Innovation Excerpt :

This book offers a critical road map for understanding and researching “social innovation media”—initiatives that look for new solutions to seemingly intractable social problems by combining creativity, media technologies, and engaged collectives in their design and implementation. Presenting a number of case studies, including campaigns dealing with young people, Indigenous peoples, human rights, and environmental issues, the book takes a close look at the guiding principles, assumptions, goals, practices, and outcomes of these experiments, revealing the challenges they face, the components of their innovation, and the cultural economy within which they operate.

Advanced Introduction to Social Innovation Book

Advanced Introduction to Social Innovation


  • Author : Frank Moulaert
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-08-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785360381

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Advanced Introduction to Social Innovation Excerpt :

Social innovation (SI) has, in the last decade or so, become an important idea and concept in policy, practice and scholarship surrounding human development. It is often seen as an antidote to narrowly defined technological and market-oriented modes of innovation. Its historical significance and development, tied to centuries of struggles for social change, remain under-appreciated and unacknowledged. This Advanced Introduction explores the historical and contemporary meanings of social innovation and its relationship with political and social movements. It develops an understanding of SI as a form of ethical practice for meeting needs, transforming social relations, and collectively empowering communities to shape the future. Additionally, it proposes that ethical research should aim to be socially innovative in this sense and provides concrete suggestions of how this concern can be embodied in action-research and community development methodologies.

The Evolution of Social Innovation Book

The Evolution of Social Innovation


  • Author : Frances Westley
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-12-29
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786431158

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The Evolution of Social Innovation Excerpt :

In a time where governments and civil society organizations are putting ever-greater stock in social innovation as a route to transformation, understanding what characterizes social innovation with transformative potential is important. Exciting and promising ideas seem to die out as often as they take flight, and market mechanisms, which go a long way towards contributing to successful technical innovations, play an insignificant role in social innovations. The cases in this book explore the evolution of successful social innovation through time, from the ideas which catalysed social and system entrepreneurs to create new processes, platforms, projects and programs to fundamental social shifts in culture, economics, laws and policies which occurred as a result. In doing so, the authors shed light on how to recognize transformative potential in the early stage innovations we see today.

Social Innovation in Higher Education Book

Social Innovation in Higher Education


  • Author : Carmen Păunescu
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030840440

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Social Innovation in Higher Education Excerpt :

This open access book offers unique and novel views on the social innovation landscape, tools, practices, pedagogies, and research in the context of higher education. International, multi-disciplinary academics and industry leaders present new developments, research evidence, and practice expertise on social innovation in higher education institutions (HEIs), across academic and professional disciplines. The book includes a selected set of peer-reviewed chapters presenting different perspectives against which relevant actors can identify and analyse social innovation in HEIs. The volume demonstrates how HEIs can respond to societal challenges, support positive social change, and contribute to the development of international public policy discourse. It answers the question ‘how does the present higher education system, in different countries, promote social innovation and create social change and impact’. In answering this question, the book identifies factors driving success as well as obstacles. Furthermore, it examines how higher education innovation assists societal challenges and investigates the benefits of effective social innovation engagement by HEIs. The interdisciplinary approach of the volume makes it a must-read for scholars, students, policy-makers, and practitioners of economics, education, business and management, political science, and sociology interested in a better understanding of social innovation.

People Centered Social Innovation Book

People Centered Social Innovation


  • Author : Swati Banerjee
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-07-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351121002

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People Centered Social Innovation Excerpt :

Social Innovation is emerging as an alternate interdisciplinary development pathway of knowledge and practice that aims to understand and address contemporary complexities and multi – dimensional social realities. BEPA (2011) defines social innovation as, ‘innovations that are social in both their ends and means’. However, though Social Innovation is a widely-used term; its conceptual understanding and the specific relation to social change remains under explored. People Centered Social Innovation: Global perspectives on an Emerging Paradigm attempts to revisit and extend the existing understanding of Social Innovation in practice by focusing upon the lived realities of marginalized groups and communities. The emerging field of people-centered development is placed in dialogue with theory and concepts from the more established field of social innovation to create a new approach; one that adopts a global perspective, engaging with very different experiences of marginality across the global north and south. Theoretically, ‘People Centered Social Innovation: Global Perspectives on an Emerging Paradigm’ draws upon ‘northern’ understandings of change and improvement as well as ‘southern’ theory concerns for epistemological diversity and meaning making. The result is an experiment aimed at reimagining research and practice that seriously needs to center the actor in processes of social transformation.

Social Innovation of New Ventures Book

Social Innovation of New Ventures


  • Author : Marcela Ramirez-Pasillas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000291032

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Social Innovation of New Ventures Excerpt :

This book provides insights into how new ventures in emerging economies and developing countries generate social innovation. It showcases new forms of business and how they are different from traditional business models. With increasing drive for innovation in emerging markets and lack of knowledge of how these markets work, this book enriches existing literature by looking at how such businesses in developing economies break new ground in a daunting, resource constrained environment. The book examines successful individual entrepreneurs, social relationships, product innovation, processes, systems and markets through cases. It navigates across key theoretical elements including individual initiative-taking, agency, and opportunity contexts. This book will be a useful reference to understanding the dynamics of new ventures in emerging markets and how they fuel social innovation and sustainable development.

Social Innovation in the Service of Social and Ecological Transformation Book

Social Innovation in the Service of Social and Ecological Transformation


  • Author : Olivier De Schutter
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-10-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000513912

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Social Innovation in the Service of Social and Ecological Transformation Excerpt :

This book explores how the State can play a role as an enabler of citizens-led social innovations, to accelerate the shift to sustainable and socially just lifestyles. To meet the twin challenges of environmental degradation and the rise of inequalities, societal transformation is urgent. Most theories of social change focus either on the role of the State, on the magic of the market, or on the power of technological innovation. This book explores instead how local communities, given the freedom to experiment, can design solutions that can have a transformative impact. Change cannot rely only on central ordering by government, nor on corporations suddenly acting as responsible citizens. Societal transformation, at the speed and scope required, also should be based on the reconstitution of social capital, and on new forms of democracy emerging from collective action at the local level. The State matters of course, for the provision of both public services and of social protection, and to discipline the market, but it should also act as an enabler of citizen-led experimentation, and it should set up an institutional apparatus to ensure that collective learning spreads across jurisdictions. Corporations themselves can ensure that society taps the full potential of citizens-led social innovations: they can put their know-how, their access to finance, and their control of logistical chains in the service of such innovations, rather than focusing on shaping consumers’ tastes or even adapting to consumers’ shifting expectations. With this aim in mind, this book provides empirical evidence of how social innovations, typically developed within "niches", initially at a relatively small scale, can have society-wide impacts. It also examines the nature of the activism deployed by social innovators, and the emergence of a "do-it-yourself" form of democracy. This book will appeal to all those interested in driving societal change and social innovation to ensure a sustainable

Theories of Social Innovation Book

Theories of Social Innovation


  • Author : Danielle Logue
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786436894

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Theories of Social Innovation Excerpt :

As we grapple with how to respond to some of the world’s most pressing problems, such as inequality, poverty and climate change, there is growing global interest in ‘social innovation’ as a potential solution. But what exactly is ‘social innovation’? This book describes three ways to theorise social innovation when seeking to manage and organize for both social and economic progress.

Social Innovation Book

Social Innovation


  • Author : Mulgan, Geoff
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447353799

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Social Innovation Excerpt :

The 21st century has brought a cornucopia of new knowledge and technologies. But there has been little progress in our ability to solve social problems across the globe. Geoff Mulgan is a pioneer in the global field of social innovation. Building on his experience advising international governments, businesses and foundations, he explains how it provides answers to today’s global social, economic and sustainability issues. He argues for matching R&D in technology and science with a socially focused R&D and harnessing creative imagination on a larger scale than ever before. Weaving together history, ideas, policy and practice, he shows how social innovation is now coming of age, offering a comprehensive view of what can be done to solve the global social challenges we face.