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Title Social innovation : solutions for a sustainable future / Thomas Osburg, René Schmidpeter, editors
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource
Series CSR, sustainability, ethics & governance
CSR, sustainability, ethics & governance.
Contents Social Innovation: A New Concept for a Sustainable Future? / René Schmidpeter -- Perspectives and Considerations. Social Innovation to Drive Corporate Sustainability / Thomas Osburg -- The Relation Between Ethics and Innovation / Joan Fontrodona -- Humanitarian Perspective on Social Innovation / Michael Hopkins -- Knowledge Creation and Transfer Effects on Decision Making / Waymond Rodgers, Arne Söderbom -- A Social Capital Approach Towards Social Innovation / André Habisch, Cristian R. Loza Adaui -- Related Business Concepts to Social Innovation. The Interdependence of CSR and Social Innovation / Stefan Crets, James Celer -- Leading with Innovation: Transforming Corporate Social Responsibility / Bradley Googins -- Inclusive Business Models as a Key Driver for Social Innovation / Jessica Scholl -- Social Entrepreneurs as Main Drivers of Social Innovation / Mirjam Schöning -- Institutional Theory as a Framework for Practitioners of Social Entrepreneurship / Anirudh Agrawal, Kai Hockerts -- Design Strategy for the Bottom of the Pyramid. / Deepa Prahalad -- Instruments and Applications. The Importance of Marketing for Social Innovation / CB Bhattacharya -- Accounting for Social Innovations: Measuring the Impact of an Emerging Intangible Category / Edeltraud Guenther, Thomas Guenther -- Social Innovation Education / Peter Russo, Susan Mueller -- The Life Cycle of Social Innovations / Filipe Santos, João Cotter Salvado, Isabel Lopo de Carvalho, Uwe G. Schulte -- Innovation Through Corporate Social Responsibility? / Eva Grieshuber -- Best Practices in Social Innovation. Education as Social Innovation / Shelly Esque, Martina Roth, Danny Arati -- Entrepreneurship and Youth Unemployment / Caroline Jenner -- Responsible Investing as Social Innovation / Stefanie Hiss -- Social Innovation by Giving a Voice / Thomas Walker, Florian Beranek -- Technology for the Environment to Drive Social Innovation / Raluca Oltean, Thomas Osburg, Lorie Wigle -- Social Innovation for Decarbonisation: The Atlas School Project / Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Helen Spence-Jackson -- Social Innovation and the Power of Technology / Peter A. Bruck, Martina A. Roth -- Looking Ahead on Social Innovation. The Role of Business in Society / Mollie Painter-Morland -- Interview: Social Innovation from the Perspective of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission / Sue Bird -- Sustainable Development: Social Innovation at the Interface of Business, Society and Ecology / Nigel John Roome -- Sustainability and Social Innovation / Matthias S. Fifka, Samuel O. Idowu -- Social Innovation: Quo Vadis? / Thomas Osburg, René Schmidpeter
Theoretical Approaches -- Related Concepts -- Management Approaches and Challenges -- Fields for Social Innovation -- Societal Framework for Social Innovation
Summary Social Innovation is becoming an increasingly important topic in our global society. Those organizations which are able to develop business solutions to the most urgent social and ecological challenges will be the leading companies of tomorrow. Social Innovation not only creates value for society but will be a key driver for business success. Although the concept of Social Innovation is discussed globally the meaning and its impact on the development of new business strategies is still heavily on debate. This publication has the goal to give a comprehensive overview of different concepts in the very innovative field of Social Innovation, from a managerial as well as from a theoretical and social perspective. Over 30 leading thinkers in the field of Innovation, Strategic Management and Organizational Development give a well structured inside on the latest developments and progress in the field of Social Innovation. Thereby the authors not only develop a comprehensive and unique analysis on the state-of-the art of social innovation but also give practical advice and information to business leaders on how to apply the latest management thinking on Social Innovation to daily business decisions. This publication has the intention to become a milestone in the further development of the concept of Social Innovation as well as to further stimulate new business strategies necessary to overcome world most pressing social and ecological challenges
Analysis Economics
Industrial management
Economics/Management Science
Non-Profit Enterprises/Corporate Social Responsibility
Business Strategy/Leadership
Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology
Innovation/Technology Management
Management/Business for Professionals
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Sustainable development -- Social aspects.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Social responsibility of business.
Form Electronic book
Author Osburg, Thomas.
Schmidpeter, René.
ISBN 9783642365409 (electronic bk.)
364236540X (electronic bk.)
(hard cover ; alk. paper)
(hard cover ; alk. paper)