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Challenge Social Innovation : Potentials for Business, Social Entrepreneurship, Welfare and Civil Society.

Author: Hans-Werner Franz; Josef Hochgerner; Jürgen Howaldt
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2012.
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In recent years, social innovation has experienced a steep career. Numerous national governments and large organisations like the OECD, the European Commission and UNESCO have adopted the term. Social innovation basically means that people adopt new social practices in order to meet social needs in a different or more effective way. Prominent examples of the past are the Red Cross and the social welfare state or, at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hans-Werner Franz; Josef Hochgerner; Jürgen Howaldt
ISBN: 9783642328794 3642328792
OCLC Number: 823388558
Description: 1 online resource (385 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction.- 2. On Social Innovation Theory.- 3. Social Innovation in the Service Sector.- 4. Social Innovation and Welfare.- 5. Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship.- 6. Social Innovation at the workplace.- 7. Social Innovation, Open Innovation and Social Media.- 8. Measuring Social Innovation.- 9. Social Innovation and the Social Sciences.

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In recent years, social innovation has experienced a steep career. Numerous national governments and large organisations like the OECD, the European Commission and UNESCO have adopted the term. Social innovation basically means that people adopt new social practices in order to meet social needs in a different or more effective way. Prominent examples of the past are the Red Cross and the social welfare state or, at present, the internet 2.0 transforming our communication and cooperation schemes, requiring new management concepts, even empowering social revolutions. The traditional concept of.

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